If you think you’re the next Steven Klein or Mert and Marcus, then W magazine is ready to give you a chance. Starting tomorrow, the fashion magazine will accept submissions on their website for their first ever photography contest, “W: The Art Project.” The theme is obsession, so be prepared to fully consume your life with that one fixation you so love in order to submit the perfect picture.
From what we imagine will be a countless number of submissions, a panel of judges will pick only twenty, but the public is going to have the final say of just which photographer’s talent is high fashion magazine worthy. (AKA, beg and plead every person you’ve ever met to vote for you.) The prize for that one lucky winner not only includes a published moment in the glossy, but also a brand new camera and a three-month mentorship from art consultant Blair Voltz Clarke. Go quickly tell all your aspiring photographer friends. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
A model crowned with bird feathers navigates the catwalk at Gareth Pugh‘s Spring/Summer 2010 show in Paris. [9/30/09, Paris] Keep reading »
Not to “go there” with gender stereotyping, but whoever said men are pigs knew what they were talking about. Or at least, they’d spent enough time watching the way some guys eat and witnessed the disgusting massacre of their meals. (OK, to be fair, girls can be equally disgusting; we’ll cop to that.) For the man who can’t keep it on his plate, there’s this handy dishtowel tie from Atypyk. A washable blend of linen and cotton, the tie can catch messy eaters’ drippings. Or, let it serve as a two-in-one that he can use to clean up with after. Bon appétit, boyfriends! [$41.58, Atypyk] Keep reading »
We don’t hide the fact that we’re really girly girls. We like makeup, braids, and dresses. Sometimes, though, we want to toughen up our sweet image without going too far off the deep end. This Concho Rivet Trinity Wrap Bracelet with its round studs will add a little goth or biker chick to our girliest ensembles. The bracelet comes in black and gray, as well as berry, emerald, and saddle yellow, so it has the feel of a studded Hermès bracelet (without the crazy price tag) rather than one from Hot Topic. [$98, Heather Hawkins]
Heather has been kind enough to offer Frisky readers 20 percent off EVERYTHING on her online store for two weeks (Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. EST to Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. EST). Simply enter the discount code FRISKY at checkout. Keep reading »
Not since the days of “Pretty Woman” have leather skirts even crossed our minds. Perhaps Cher Horowitz has been the only girl since then to rock one with class. Because otherwise we can only think of Jersey-accented monsters or brain-dead girlfriends of rock gods wearing them. Yet, this ’90s classic has been making a comeback this fall and we like what we see. The garment seems to be fitting in well with the edgier looks on the shelves—you know, asymmetrical lines, lots of black, and a sort of androgynous, Helmut Lang aesthetic. We’re digging the traditional tight-and-straight cut, but what we’re particularly keen on are these leather skirts with more body. They don’t scream s-e-x as much as they do c-u-t-e … Keep reading »
Watch out Manolo Blahnik. You’ve been put back on the shelf.
While Carrie Bradshaw originally gave the heels their fame with her shoe obsession and fashion sense, it seem she’s moved on. In the upcoming “Sex and the City” sequel, Sarah Jessica Parker’s character has given up fawning over Manolos in favor of red soles from Christian Louboutin. Is this the result of too much complaining over unwanted fame from Mr. Blahnik? Either way, the “SATC”-obsessed are sure to attach their heel addiction to the iconic Louboutins just as fast as they did to those Manolos.
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Stereotypes be damned! Everyone in France is rocking the striped shirt right now. Not everyone, however, pulls it together as cutely as Laura does here. Pairing her Petit Bateau striped shirt with a Maje ruffled, floral mini, she adds an unexpected element and ups the chic factor for a look that is both sweet and stylish. [See more shopping options in our Breton shirt gallery. -- Editor] Keep reading »
We don’t care how permissive your fancy prep school is, we’re pretty sure this skirt would get you kicked out. Also, now we know who Kelly Osbourne was complaining about at the Teen Vogue party. [NYC, 9/29/09] Keep reading »
Knitters, listen up! Use your skills and take action by participating in Knitting Against AIDS (brought to you by the Designers Against AIDS foundation). All you have to do is put those needles to work, knit a scarf, and send it in (you will have to pay for international shipping because this particular project works with STD- and HIV-awareness organizations in Antwerp … but, charity, people!). They’ll slap on a special tag, and sell the goods a week before World AIDS Day (December 1, 2009). Your garments will be sold alongside those of famous fashion designers. The proceeds will be donated to the Cause-For-AIDS Fund.
With the recent advances in the field of AIDS and HIV research, it’s important to keep the momentum going. So take part and warm some hearts! Or, erm, necks. [DesignersAgainstAids.com] Keep reading »
You certainly wouldn’t let your IT department predict clothing trends for next season. So, why is the fashion industry looking to scientists for their opinions on the future of design?
Yes, that’s right. When it comes to the new looks on the future runways, scientists are working with designers to come up with high-tech, brand-new fashion inventions, like spray-on clothing and outfits that change the environment you walk into. But the creative genius doesn’t stop there. How about clothes that can snag you a date by exuding just the right smell? Keep reading »