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Crave: Marc By Marc Jacobs Swimwear

Marc by Marc Jacobs, or Little Marc, is usually a bit too hipster chic for us, but his new swimsuits are too smartly-retro and cute to resist. This sweet one-piece is our favorite, probably due to residual nun-ly tendencies from Catholic school. [$164, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Neiman Marcus] Keep reading »

Tricked-Out Designer Rides

Just when you thought excess was winding down, Chanel decided to release its tricked-out Segway, complete with signature quilted bag and logo wheels. This, we thought, must be an anomaly. As it turns out, not so much. Quite a few design houses have decided to take classic modes of transport—from bikes to surf boards to helicopters-—logo them up, and charge more than your mortgage for the goods.

Chanel is the main offender in the logo war, but they’re not the only ones stamping their insignia on everything that moves. The $12,000 Chanel bike, designer surf boards, and Segways are no more silly than Gucci’s (admittedly adorable) red bike or Prada’s super sleek and insanely expensive skis.

But the top honors have got to go to Hermès for their $6 million upholstered helicopter. The copter was purchased by Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation. If I wanted to blow a few million on a designer helicopter, I would have gone with the black-and-white Versace chopper. It’s much more my color scheme. Keep reading »

Slideshow: These Aren’t Your Grandma’s Flats

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I’m sick of seeing grandma flats. You know what I’m talking about. They’re awkward and thick-soled with an utter lack of highly sensual toe cleavage, and they are practically inescapable. I see them on the subway; they assault me on the street. Girls in perfectly cute dresses ruin everything with icky flats, and we won’t stand for it anymore. Take a gander at these quite adorable flats and refuse to wear those nasty clunkers ever again. [$44, Topshop]

If You Have to Grill, You Should At Least Look Good Doing It

Memorial Day Weekend is upon is and we’re more excited about the barbecue bit than anything else. While I definitely won’t be doing any cooking —I’m prone to burning myself in even the safest of situations—I definitely will be standing near the grill decked out in my cooking finest looking like I could be of use. It’s a tricky and foolproof plan.

Join me, won’t you? Keep reading »

Gallery: Men We Wouldn’t Mind Seeing In Skirts

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Even in these “Tough Economic Times,” guys are willing to pay a pretty penny for a skirt that shapes that ass just right. (More like 130,000 pennies, actually.) How else do you explain the quick selling out of Thom Browne’s man skirt on Gilt Groupe just the other day? Though it was marked down significantly from its usual $4,370 price point, $1,300 is still quite a lot to pay for a male pencil skirt.

We take this to mean that the Mirt is officially cool now. Though the man skirt has a long history, Marc Jacobs revived the Mirt’s popularity when he showed the sartorially questionable creation on his runway last spring. But we’re wondering which other men will catch on and show some gam. There are a few in particular who we totally wouldn’t mind seeing in a garment with such easy access…

Like Will Smith. Mother of god, that man looks good in anything. We’d probably prefer him naked, but he makes that printed skirt look damn fine.

Who’s Gonna Play A Fashion Video Game?

Fashion Week won’t roll around again until next September, but the people over at 505 Games are hard at work on a video game that simulates the experience for peasants like us who won’t be sitting front row inside those hallowed tents. With a little help from IMG and uber-famous makeup artist Pat McGrath, 505 will be putting out a video game for iPhone, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony consoles that promises “a true insider’s point of view.” Keep reading »

Rapex Anti-Rape Condoms Turn Your Vagina Into A Penis Fly Trap

We’re all for rape prevention, but when you can’t stop the crime, why not score immediate payback with the help of a little latex and some barbed plastic? That’s the idea behind rape-prevention condoms by RapeX. Basically, if you feel like you may be in danger one evening — exploring a foreign city alone, getting walked home by a cute stranger you just met — you put the device into your nether regions with an applicator, and anything that gets all up in your space will be gnarled by the barbs. They’re made of plastic, but those suckers have a nasty bite and will need to be surgically removed.

We hope you’ll never have to test out the RapeX, but we can pretty much guarantee the jerk on the receiving end won’t get very far once his man bits are being ripped open by your hidden defenses. [RapeX] Keep reading »

“Smart Memory Bra” Perfects The Lady Boner

Ladies, hold on to your boobs. There’s yet another product that promises to give us big breasts—even if we don’t want ‘em. The new Smart Memory Bra is made of heat-sensitive foam that inflates and deflates based on body temperature. What this means: When you (and your chest) get hot and bothered, the bra will inflate to push the girls up and out. Slovenia-based Lisca Lingerie, the company that’s making the boob popper, claims the Smart Bra “will always provide the perfect fit.” Really, though, it has only one advantage over a regular bra: Ot will give you huge boobs when someone’s about to jump your bones. But what if you happen to get steamed up from the heat in church or in front of your boyfriend’s parents? I mean, do you really want a lady boner? [UK Sun] Keep reading »

The Few Things You Actually Do Need For the Summer

You don’t need a $400 Gucci beach towel for the summer.

You don’t need a $315 peace sign bikini ’cause all the goodwill in the world ain’t gonna pay for that thing.

And you definitely don’t need another pair of khaki short-shorts or that same cotton dress in one more color.

What you do need are a few summer wardrobe updates that you can buy and then wear while eating the food you’re still able to pay for. As always, the number of new things you buy doesn’t really matter. It’s more important to make sure that all the items work with each other and the things you own. Keep reading »

What Men Wear To Become Ex-Boyfriends

We spend most of our lives being preached at about the horrors of superficiality, about loving people for who they are, not what they look like. It all sounds so nice, but I’m sorry—there are certain fashion sins that are absolute deal breakers.

And it’s not just about how it looks. You’ve got to assume that any guy who consistently wears more hair gel than I do and pants so tight that even the most minute of details about his junk are very apparent has got deeper problems than bad clothes selection. (For the record, yeah, that guy happened.) ‘Cuz seriously, your man had better have some intense redeeming qualities if he’s 20-something and still fails to understand that no, socks do not go with flip flops.

Don’t believe that style matters when it comes to men? A handful of badly-dressed men have former girlfriends who will tell you otherwise… Keep reading »

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