The Standard Hotel employee who sold the security cam video of Solange Knowles and Jay Z’s fight to TMZ for an alleged $250K is not the only person hoping to profit from Elevator-gate. Designer Anya Hinchmarch, who made the handbag Solange used in her flailing attempt at fighting her brother-in-law, tweeted a new ad for the Crisp Packet Clutch, calling it “worth fighting for.” I’ll admit this made me giggle a little, but I also think it’s kinda gross to profit off of an inexcusable moment of violence. Even grosser: this stupid purse not only doesn’t come with potato chips inside, but costs a whopping $1600. DA. FUCK. [Naughty But Nice Rob]
Who says models aren’t smart? Adriana Lima gets an A+ in Fashion Math for this fantastic spring ensemble, combining a floaty below-the-knee skirt with a cropped moto jacket. Another way of looking at this equation: Tough + Feminine = Perfection. Get out your calculator, here are 10 versions to consider…
We all do it. We walk by the glittery department store windows and can’t help but stop and ogle that sexy bag in the window. You know intimacy is unlikely, but you can’t look away. You acknowledge it’s out of your league, but you can feel the excitement growing as your imagination runs wild. A week later you find yourself pinning it to your wish list, and peeking when no one’s watching. Maybe someday, that bag will be yours…
Hipsters for Sisters is an accessories company founded by designer Debra Denniston and her two daughters. Their mission is to “liberate women from their baggage,” and they mean it, both literally — they specialize in hands-free belt bags — and figuratively — 10% of their profits are donated to organizations that aim to empower and liberate women. Hipsters for Sisters’ belt bags are not only cute, convenient, and fashion-forward, they’re also made in the USA of eco-friendly vegan leather, silk charmeuse, organic cotton, and other sustainable materials. How perfect would these be for concerts, festivals, or traveling, especially to areas where pick-pocketing is a major issue? I’m already fantasizing about wearing one for my trip to Lyon later this year — mostly because not lugging a purse around will give me an extra hand I can use to eat more cheese. Life dream status. After the jump, get the shopping details for the three fab bags shown above, and check out all the awesome, ethically made options on the Hipsters for Sisters website! Keep reading »
This Alexander Wang eyelet suit costs hundreds more than my wedding dress! White eyelet never goes out of style, but there is no way in hell I would spend $1,000+ on a white suit. I’d have to wear a plastic poncho to protect the damn outfit from THE WORLD! I saw “Can’t Buy Me Love”! (Okay, so that was white leather, but still.) I’m getting anxiety just thinking about it. This eyelet tank and pencil skirt from Ann Taylor is 75 percent cheaper, making it a safer (on your wallet) bet for your summer functions.
Fashion blogger GabiFresh deals with her fair share of haters. As a plus-size woman in the fashion world, getting passed over for opportunities, being judged for her size, and dealing with vicious comments about her body are par for the course. After hearing Beyonce’s song, “***Flawless,” and seeing the video, Gabi was inspired to use Bey’s empowerment anthem to make a major statement of her own. She said: Keep reading »
The wildly popular website Zen Habits debuted in 2007. Miss Minimalist started blogging in 2009, and The Minimalists followed in 2010. There’s a subreddit each for minimalism, anti-consumption, and decluttering. There’s also one for tiny houses, and if you happen to downsize to the point that you can fit in 160 square feet or less, you can buy a mobile, pre-made tiny house – or build one yourself. Suffice it to say, there’s a growing American minimalist culture.
There are a lot of great reasons to go minimal: Donating your extra stuff to charity helps other people. Buying only what you need keeps your expenses low now and in the future. It’s good for the environment — downgrading from a car to a bike or public transit cuts CO2 emissions, and recycling or repurposing your possessions means one vote for less manufacturing. People who are anti-consumption downsize because they question a culture of consumption that values people by what they possess rather than who they are.
As an adult, I’ve spent a lot of time shopping for the latest fashion trends — but I could never truly keep up. More often, I found myself in the maddening cycle of buying cheap, clearance-rack, last-season cast-offs that were never designed for my body type, having them get misshapen from wear or laundering, and going back to the clearance rack for more. This year I finally got fed up. I wanted to stop the madness. To do that, I decided to step back from the endless cycle of fashion trends, and apply minimalism to my wardrobe. Keep reading »
Growing up with hippie parents in Oregon, I thought I’d had more than my fair share of tie dye, but alas, this season’s tie dye trend has thoroughly renewed my fondness for the look. I love some of the more subtle tie dye styles that are cropping up in stores right now (it’s less “my dad at a Grateful Dead concert” and more “impossibly chic young woman on holiday in St. Barths”). The best part? There’s no need to go out and buy new tie dye stuff — just give some of your existing pieces the DIY tie dye treatment! Here are 10 fun projects to get you started. Some are actual tie dye (jeans! shoes! scarves! pillows!) and some just give the illusion of tie dye (cupcakes! manicures!) but they’re all very on trend and very, very cool.
That isn’t a typo! I did not mean to type “skirts” or “shorts.” The skirt/short hybrid of our middle school days is BACK, y’all! When I saw this photo of Reese Witherspoon rocking a skort with a silky cami, I was like, Wait, is this a thing or is just one lonely designer trying to bring the skort back? But a quick search confirmed it: SKORTS ARE EVERYWHERE and I, for one, am thrilled. All the femininity of a shirt, without having to worry about showing your chocha! What’s not to love?! So for this edition of Fashion Math, I took a cue from Reese and paired 10 skorts with 10 silky spaghetti strap camis, creating 10 spring-ready looks. Put on something nostalgic — Paula Abdul, perhaps? — and click through to check ‘em out!
A couple weeks ago we introduced you to the “anti-thigh gap jeans,” made specifically for those of us who have a little more thigh meat than traditional skinny jeans allow for. Today, we’d like to introduce you to another specialty fit denim innovation, but this one is for men who have a little extra man meat. The jeans are called Slimbs. Their mantra? “Slim fit jeans that aren’t a pain to your manhood.” While that tagline (not to mention the screenshot of their promotional video) might make you laugh, the jeans are far from gimmicky. Slimbs are high quality (each pair even comes with a guaranteed repair service), American-made, ethically manufactured, stylish, and affordable. No wonder they’ve almost doubled their fundraising goal on Kickstarter already. Check out the video above for more info, and let your balls breathe a sigh of relief for the roomier digs they’ll be enjoying soon. [Kickstarter]