Depending on your point of view, you could say every job in fashion is, at its heart, not just a little bit silly. But believe it or not, there are oh-so-many levels of ridiculousity. After reading the news about Rachel Bilson being named Sunglass Hut’s new (and first of its kind) “Eyewear Ambassador” — “I can’t say what makes me a good style adviser for them, but I am a huge sunglasses addict,” she told WWD — we started thinking about other funny and/or odd fashion jobs. They are, of course, presented after the jump! Keep reading »
Since everyone’s a designer these days, Nine West hired singer Joss Stone to collaborate on a fall 2010 capsule collection, resulting in three different pairs of Joss-approved shoes. Now, sure, inspiration comes from random places, but Joss and Nine West found their inspiration in a very unlikely source: the singer’s flower tattoos. “Each of my tattoos holds a very special meaning for me,” Joss said. “I love that the [collection] will incorporate some of my unique tattoo designs to give the line an even more personal connection.” Conveniently, her tats are on the top of her feet, so you can imagine that the shoes she’ll create will be designed to accent and show off her ink. Proceeds for the collection, which ranges in price from $70 to $120, will benefit Soles4Souls. At least the newest celebrity designer has a charity focus in mind. [WWD]
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As a matter of fact, there is something tackier than wearing a Disney Princess wedding gown: a “Twilight” engagement ring.
Author Stephenie Meyer has teamed up with Infinite Jewelry Co. to co-design a trinket based on the engagement ring that vampire Edward Cullen gives Bella Swan in the latest “Eclipse” movie. The rings are available in 14K yellow or white gold with an oval face set with 13 glittery gems. Middle school girls can get the $35 knockoff ring and we big girls can have the real diamond version — called “Bella’s Genuine Engagement Ring” — for a cool $1,979.
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In case there was any doubt in your mind, Victoria’s Secret
Angel Adriana Lima is back from maternity leave. Sure, she walked in the Louis Vuitton show a few weeks ago, but that didn’t involve stripping on camera, so we remained skeptical. Color us creepy, but all we’ve got to say about this is MILF
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For the fashionably apathetic dude, expression through clothing is hardly ever intentional. This is often why guys turn to the one area of manliness they can sculpt and curate with care (or just out of sheer boredom): Facial hair. To gauge what type of a person he is through his chin pubes, there’s this handy chart, “The Trustworthiness of Beards,” which indicates whether he’s an A-OK man (the Philosopher Beard, the Abe Lincoln Chin Strap) or a bad seed (the Soul Patch, the Hitler ‘stache). At the safer end of the spectrum, beards are classified by tags like “Very Trustworthy” and “Neutral.” As you go along, certain whisker styles pass from “Unsavory” to “Threatening,” to the worst—”Dangerous.”
Ladies, study with care. After the jump, a larger portion of the chart. [via Urban Outfitters Blog] Keep reading »
In an apparent bid to make the Canadian Tuxedo cool, Net-A-Porter will open a denim e-boutique this Wednesday. Given Net-A-Porter’s history of awesomeness, we’re pretty excited about the whole thing. The site’s denim selection is already pretty legit, with everything from straight-up jeans to jackets to bags included, which makes us a little too excited. Yes, with names like J Brand and Victoria Beckham denim, most of it will be out of our price range, but it makes research for a jean splurge really, really easy. Plus, a Jean Team is on hand to help you find the right fit, and it never hurts to have someone tell you whether or not your ass is going to look good in them jeans. [Elle UK] Keep reading »