It’s time for your weekly dose of style stats! The couture shows in Paris this week gave us a wealth of interesting numbers involving barbecues, nipples, and airplane runways; not to mention other headlines like slipping profits for a retail behemoth and soaring ad pages for a major fashion mag. Read on to get the scoop! Keep reading »
This bright pink model was part of a rainbow of painted faces at the Alexis Mabille couture show in Paris on Monday. Check out the whole collection here.
Educational television in the 80s and early 90s was undeniably awesome: I mean, we had LeVar Burton encouraging us to read, an astronaut teaching us how to draw, a Jack Russell Terrier acting out Don Quixote, and a variety of manic scientists conducting crazy experiments for our viewing pleasure. No wonder we turned out so charming and clever. Ready for a trip down memory lane? Here’s a roundup of our favorites and the important lessons they taught us. Feel free to add your own TV memories in the comments!
There are normal fashion shows, and then there are fashion shows where a model lights a barbecue in the middle of the runway. As you can see, the Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov couture show in Paris this week was the latter.
Sock choice is often determined by a blind grab from the sock drawer 5 minutes before you’re out the door. And that’s fine–we live in a fastpaced world, socks are an admittedly trivial part of our daily lives–but it is also exactly why a well-chosen pair of socks make such a big impact. Men’s style is usually simple and streamlined–a peek of a perfect sock can take an outfit from staid to spectacular. The well-chosen sock might be a bold color, it might be stripes, or argyle, or classic black. The well-chosen sock works in concert with the color of the pants and the overall vibe of the outfit. A man who puts some thought into his sock choice is a man who pays attention to detail, who takes pride in his appearance, who appreciates fashion. And we appreciate that. [Photo via The Sartorialist]
To continue The Frisky’s transformation into All “Downton Abbey” All The Time, Check out this photo of a young Maggie Smith. Before she was “Downton”‘s Dowager Countess (not to mention Hogwarts’ Professor McGonagall) she was a film star in the UK, nominated for a BAFTA award in 1958 for “Best Newcomer” and acting steadily ever since. With her massive talent and those striking cheekbones, it’s not hard to see why. She’s 77 now, and, in our opinion, still stunning. [Old(er) Actors Who Were Hot When They Were Young]
Ever since I implored the fungus guy to be my boyfriend, I’ve been thinking about all the different types of scientists who would make excellent partners. I polled my biologist parents, my science-y friends, and the Frisky ladies to compile a list of the most desirable kinds of scientists, why we want to date them, and, alas, their potential downfalls. Check out the list, and let us know if you agree, or if we missed a particular lab coat dreamboat!
Vintage shoes are a great way to add a dose of funky style to your wardrobe. We scoured Etsy shops and rounded up a variety of vintage footwear in sizes 5 through 12: riding boots, oxford flats, turquoise moccasins, and floral pumps–all priced less than 50 bucks. Click through to find your sole-mate, and remember, these are one-of-a-kind vintage specimens, so if you love ‘em, snap ‘em up quick!
P.S. Have an Etsy Spotlight request? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll hunt down the items you’re looking for!
It’s been a great week for gay rights in the Pacific Northwest, with the recent news that the Washington state legislature has enough votes to legalize gay marriage, and governor Chris Gregoire indicating she would sign the bill into law. And there’s more good news: major companies like Microsoft (which had previously held a “neutral” position on gay marriage) and Nike have signed a letter to the governor indicating their support for the marriage equality measures, and yesterday, Starbucks sent out a letter to their nearly 150,000 employees pledging their full support to marriage equality. Read the heartwarming Starbucks text in full after the jump. I’m off to have a celebratory caramel macchiato. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
A group of Seabees, the U.S. Navy’s specially trained construction force, just went down in the military history books for being the first all-female team to finish a construction job start to finish. Russell Stewart, a Seabees spokesperson, said, “Unlike most times Seabees show up to a new location, this team was welcomed with rolling eyes and comments on the order of, ‘Really, a group of girls?’” The team quickly answered that question with a resounding, “Yes, really!” Their mission — to build four barracks in the freezing mountains of Afghanistan — certainly wasn’t an easy one. But the team of eight women didn’t stop there: they doubled their workload by adding a gym and an operations center onto the original building plan. And they managed to finish the job, electricity and utilities included, a full week ahead of schedule. Now that’s girl power! [LA Times]