On the day-to-day, I tend to carry around big purses because I don’t like to leave the house without the space to carry whatever I may need, but nothing compares to the freedom I feel when I size down and opt for a cute little crossbody bag. They’re so simple and handsfree, and their small size forces you to get real about what you actually need for a day out – probably not much more than your keys and wallet. Click through for 15 easy breezy crossbody bags to get you through your day…
This past November, Aftenposten, the largest newspaper in Norway, produced a five-part online reality series in which three 17-year-old fashion bloggers were sent to Cambodia to live and work as textile workers in sweatshops for a month.
It’s a really interesting series, and there are English subtitles, so you can watch it here if you like.
When the bloggers first arrive, as shocked as they are by the conditions in which these people work and live, they sort of numb themselves to it by assuming the people here are just inured to it and it doesn’t bother them. In the first episode, when asked to describe the lives of the sweatshop workers, blogger Anniken Jørgensen describes it as “just OK — they have jobs!” Keep reading »
Delightful fashion designer Rick Owens did a short interview with i.D. yesterday about his Fall 2015 runway show, which featured garments with strategically placed dick-holes. “Isn’t it about time?” he said about male nudity on the runway. Damn straight! Female models regularly expose their tits, and while full-on vagina is less popular, sheer garments have made me more than a little familiar with which models have bush and which don’t. So yeah, time for more male nudity on the runway and male nudity = PEEN. I’m on board, Rick Owens, let’s do this. Unfortunately, that’s where the designer stopped making sense:
“I thought it was the most simple, primal gesture—and you know I love a simply tiny, little gesture that packs the wallop … It’s very powerful. Not many people can do that. I mean, it’s a straight world now. And it also, I think, says something about being independent. Who else can really get away with that kind of stuff? It’s a corporate world.”
Huh? Sacks with dick-holes are about independence? Independence from underwear maybe. Do you think fashion designers understand each other when they talk like this? Do they understand themselves? [Jezebel]
I wrote earlier this week about my total opposition to white wedding dresses and everything they stand for. Instead, I’ll be wearing a two-piece black dress to my wedding. Black dresses are versatile and re-wearable, always an excellent addition to your wardrobe, and blessedly more affordable than most traditional white wedding gowns. Flip through the gallery for black wedding inspiration!
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I’ve always thought of turtlenecks as being one of the more … oppressive articles of clothing. In addition to having a fabric chokehold around your neck, turtlenecks cover so much skin that they’ve always struck me as being totally boring. Plus, I grew up on Southern California, where denim shorts with Ugg boots is more typical of winter fashion. So yeah, for the better part of my life, I could give a shit about turtlenecks — but then I moved to the East Coast and had to start dressing for actual real cold winters, and my outlook shifted the more my teeth chattered. And as for being boring? Hardly. Turtlenecks are actually an amazing layering piece for when you want to be especially warm, and they help “winterize” certain pieces in your wardrobe that you maybe thought you could only wear during summer. So, in short, turtlenecks are remarkably versatile snuggly straight jackets and you should totally get one. Like the one above from J. Crew! Once you do, here are three outfits to inspire you! [Turtleneck: $34.50, J. Crew
Normcore’s time has come and gone, and health goths still cling desperately to relevancy, but but ready your body because Babycore is the new hotness, and it is going to slay every pre-conceived notion you had of what you should be wearing. Refinery29 reports on this dubious “trend” as artist Matt Starr’s desire to push the boundaries of our ceaseless obsession with nostalgia. In an interview with Paper Magazine, he says that “There’s a playful, laid back and comfortable aesthetic to baby clothes that most adult clothing brands don’t offer.” Yes, that’s right, Babycore is all about adults embracing BABY FASHION.
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