The other day, my boyfriend went underwear shopping and I insisted on coming along because I would never pass up an opportunity to hear grown men discuss the best ways to flatter and support their Charlie Browns. After he picked out some new undies, we headed to the cash register, but on the way I caught a glimpse of a mannequin wearing a pair of cropped black lounge pants. “Aren’t those cute?” said the sales guy. “They’re like slouchy hobbit pants.” After hearing that description, I pretty much forced my boyfriend to buy a pair. They might not look like much, but trust me: when they’re on a guy, slung low on the hips, showing off his calves, it’s a seriously sexy lounge look. Much better than baggy basketball shorts. [I hereby request a photo of The Cheesemonger Boyfriend in these. -- Editor] [$36, Topman]
This incredible sandcastle version of London’s famous architecture is currently being finished and detailed by sculptors at the Sand Museum in Tottori, Japan in honor of the 2012 Olympic Games. If you weren’t amazed enough by the mere existence of a sand museum, get this: the sandcastle exhibit will open to the public on April 14th, and the plan is for the castle to stay intact until January 2013. The fragility of sandcastles has always freaked me out a little, and damn, now I’m also worried about the Sand Museum janitor who will inevitably trip and crush Westminster Abbey. [Architizer]
These earrings are proof of the dangers of Pinterest. One glance at this photo during a random browsing session the other day and suddenly every other pair of earrings I own pales in comparison. They’re gorgeous, they’re $60, and now I can’t live without them. Oh Pinterest, I wish I knew how to quit you. [$60, Layla Grace]
Wood Thumb is a startup company in San Francisco that turns old pieces of wood into brand new … neck ties. Yep, wooden neckties. The accessories are one-of-a-kind thanks to natural variations in the woods, and flexible thanks to a unique design: the wood is cut into smaller pieces and connected by an elastic cord that runs lengthwise through the tie. I’m not sure what the going rate is for an upcycled wooden tie these days, but the company offers two sizes for $36 each, which actually seems like a pretty good deal. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing. So, how do we feel about wooden ties? Quirky? Dapper? Obnoxious? Would you buy one for your man? [Buzzfeed]
Nadya was just 13 when she was discovered by a model scout in her native Siberia. She signed a contract, was sent to work the runways in Japan, and ultimately returned to her poor hometown in debt–she spoke no English and no one told her that her living costs would be deducted from her salary. Her story, which is not unlike thousands of other young girls who are caught up in the global modeling machine, is at the center of a new documentary called “Girl Model,” which aims to expose the truth about underage modeling. It’s a truth that can be hard to handle: just watching the two-minute trailer made me feel sick to my stomach … Keep reading »
Every spring, the fashion industry goes crazy for new trends that aren’t actually new (OMG you guys! Pastels!), but still, it’s fun to see what styles trickle down from the runways and pop up in stores around the country, and figure out how to work these looks into your own wardrobe. We sorted through this spring’s biggest trends and chose seven for our Spring Trend Awards. Click through to check out our picks for most (and least) wearable, cheapest, comfiest, and more!
It’s hard to tell if Sean Hayes is simply gesturing to JWoww’s breast or actually prodding it, but either way, the expressions in this photo are pretty priceless. I was a little confused as to why Sean Hayes and JWoww would ever be on a red carpet together in the first place, then I saw that it was a premiere for “The Three Stooges” remake, in which Sean plays Larry and JWoww plays herself. Now I’m even more confused. What do you think is going on here?
Do you smell it in the air? Do you feel it in your bones? It’s spring cleaning time! The internet (and when I say “the internet,” I mean “Pinterest”) is overflowing with DIY cleaning recipes and ideas that make scrubbing your bathtub seem almost fun. But the real bonus? Whipping up your own cleaning solutions is often cheaper and better for the environment than buying traditional cleaning agents. Here are 10 DIY solutions for cleaning everything from floors to windows to furniture …
I stumbled across a gorgeous dress from Ruche while browsing Pinterest the other day, and when I clicked through to the site I was pleasantly surprised by the selection of flowy, spring-y pieces in muted colors and soft florals. The best part? The prices are totally reasonable. Here are 10 of my favorite pieces for 50 bucks or less …