Way back in the day, my grandma had a crocheted afghan in her living room that looked exactly like these pants. I used to wrap myself up in it on her cozy couch to watch Nickelodeon while she plied me for family gossip with treats from the candy drawer. I had no idea that one day someone would take that blanket, sew it in the vague shape of pants, and sell it for 300 bucks at Neiman Marcus. [$297, Neiman Marcus]
Anne Hathaway recently landed at LAX rocking this amaaazing outfit, and now I’m obsessed with recreating it. From the wedge sneakers and skinny jeans to the trench coat and leopard scarf, it’s the perfect mix of edgy and chic, trendy and classic. Go on with your bad self, Anne. If you need me, I’ll be scouring eBay for a khaki trench of my own. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
For a project called “The City Is A Playground,” artist and self-described “urban hacktivist” Florian Rivière used hot pink duct tape to create playground games around the city of Dublin. He improvised mazes and hopscotch squares and race tracks in all kinds of unexpected places, but unfortunately for those of us who would love to get some quality playtime in, the works are not exactly user-friendly: a maze leads into an office building, race lanes stop abruptly at a brick wall, and as you can see, anyone hoping to partake in this game of hopscotch would be stopped by an imposing metal fence. Is it a powerful commentary on the rigidity of adult life in the city? Yes. Does it also have me itching to buy a bucket of sidewalk chalk and play some fucking hopscotch? Definitely. [Neatorama]
Every fall my passionate love affair with slouchy sweaters begins anew. I wear them pretty much constantly: with jeans and boots, miniskirts and tights, over sparkly dresses at night, and, of course, with undies and argyle socks to lounge around my house on the weekends. If you want to get in on this hot (well, maybe “warm” would be a better word) slouchy sweater action, check out these 10 cute, comfy options, most of which are less than 100 bucks…
Suede pumps can be an amazingly versatile piece in your fall wardrobe. Wear them with tights and pencil skirts. Wear them with wide-leg trousers. Wear them with dark skinny jeans scrunched at the ankles. Wear them to work, on dates, and out to dinner with the girls. Convinced yet? If so, click through to check out 10 gorgeous pairs of suede pumps in a rainbow of beautiful colors!
When photographer Julia Kozerski lost 160 pounds following her wedding in 2009, her weight loss journey culminated in a beautiful–and heartbreaking–nude portrait series called “Half,” which explored the emotional repercussions of losing half of your self. But in addition to these striking artworks, Kozerski was also documenting the process in a more casual, intimate way: in the dressing room with her iPhone. She didn’t plan to share these photos with anyone (she took them to map her progress), but I’m really glad she changed her mind. The pictures aren’t aesthetically perfect, they’re just real, and it’s fascinating to see an honest illustration of someone in the process of transforming their body in such a radical way. For Kozerski, these quick iPhone shots are intense reminders of a confusing time: “I recall the thrills of trying on smaller sizes and the satisfaction of feeling more attractive, even sexy,” she told NPR. “More so, I remember the devastation of not recognizing the person reflected back to me in the mirror.” See all the photos on Kozerski’s website.