Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted leaving the gym this weekend, looking not quite her normal hobo-chic self. This just goes to show that rocking the “just rolled out of bed” look can actually take some work. We’re sure Mary-Kate was just caught on an off-day, although we have to say that this unflattering get-up is particularly out of character for the normally well-styled Olsen twin.
Letting yourself go can actually be great every now and then—not giving a crap if you wear makeup to the grocery store, or being OK with spending an entire weekend without showering. Do you ever let yourself go from time to time? If so, why? Fatigue? Relationship troubles? Vacation? How long does it last? As for us, we admit to occasionally indulging in a week of bad style and poor eating to jump-start a renewed regime. [FashionIndie.com] Keep reading »
Jean Charles De Castlebajac (try saying that five times fast) is launching a diffusion line this fall at London Fashion Week. (Not too surprising given the habit of big designers looking to make money a little more quickly and easily.) What is surprising, however, is the fact that he’s not casting the show from the same crop of 200 or so lovely, skinny ladies who crawl the catwalks for pretty much every show around. Instead, he’s holding an open model search for “real” girls and boys 16 to 25.
So if you’ve always harbored a semi-secret desire to be a model, send a picture to email@example.com before September 7th and keep those fingers crossed. [Elle UK] Keep reading »
It’s no longer enough to wear a pair of shoes, a shirt, or a skirt. No, fashion has gotten so much more complicated. Now there are articles with names like shooties (pictured) and jeggings, because combination clothes are so hot right now. What began with the skort back in the ’60s has become a full-on pandemic this year. When will we let a pair of pants be a pair of pants? Not anytime soon. After the jump, five combination clothing items we see on the horizon. Keep reading »
If you’re in New York, stop what you’re doing, run over to Opening Ceremony and grab a copy of the first issue of I Love You magazine. (If you’re in Paris, skip over to Colette. Immédiatement!) Produced by a pack of wickedly talented stylists who met a few years back in Berlin and don’t take their fashion too seriously, the subversive, and yes, seriously high fashion, debut issue focuses on sex, European-style. What that means: loads of nudity, as in Maison Martin Margiela accessories modeled in the buff; witty takes on the runway’s best looks; the coolest kids you should know about but don’t; and designer lollipop porn. (You’ll have to pick up the mag to understand the genius of that last one.) In short, it’s everything that Katie Grand and Condé Nast want their Love mag to be, on a tenth of the budget. [I love you] Keep reading »
Now that Beth Ditto is designing a plus-size line and schilling for Chanel, has fashion found a new obsession? New York hipster designers ThreeAsFour are collaborating with one very special lady for their spring 2010 collection: Yoko Ono. While details on the September 17th presentation are still vague, editors and stylists are already atwitter with the news that Ono, who created exclusive prints for the line, might perform tracks from her much-anticipated upcoming album, “Between My Head and the Sky,” at the show. Either way, between ThreeAsFour’s predilection for experimental installations (during their fall show, models tended bonsai trees) and Ono’s “interesting” taste (she spent the earlier part of this year judging an interactive haiku competition and staging an exhibition of John Lennon’s final bloodied clothing), this could end up being THE event of New York Fashion Week. (Or one of them anyway.) Stay tuned… Keep reading »
Now that Topshop is fully and very securely entrenched in the American fashion scene, we get to be endlessly entertained by the also seemingly endless announcements of collaborations à la H&M and Target. Fashion types are obsessed with Scottish designer Christopher Kane–he’s always the toast of London Fashion Week and you may recognize his famous gorilla shirts. So, naturally when his Topshop collection was announced, the collective jaw dropped. Eh, it’s still not here yet (next month ladies, next month!), but images have finally surfaced and, like I said, the people who care are generally buzzing. And we’re excited too, but wary of actually being able to score this cobalt dress, chic granny panties or black studded leggings, since his spring/summer 2009 collection completely sold out in a matter of hours when it launched on Net-A-Porter. And those clothes were WAY more expensive. [BlackBook] Keep reading »
Want a neato way to lose weight without going to the gym? Introducing Banglz Bracelets, the accessories with 1/2-pound weights in them that allow you to sculpt your muscles and look super trendy at the same time! Just slip on the muscle jewelry to increase your daily exercise and do your best soccer mom impression. Choose from a variety of prints to match your outfit, such as a multicolored polka dot, black and white squiggles, zebra, or floral designs. Maximize the look with one-pound anklets, also available in leopard and paisley designs. You may look a bit strange wearing Banglz, but at least when people give you stares, your punch will pack it. (Cough.) [$24.95 and up, Banglz.com]
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Is a “Miss Anorexic” T-shirt for juniors any less tasteless because it’s only available in sizes large and extra large? Ummmm, no. We’re not sure if extra small, small, and medium sold out, or if the manufacturers of the Little Losers T-shirts only made “Miss Anorexic” tees in the largest sizes on purpose. But who cares, ’cause joking about an eating disorder is lame.
Other shirts on TeeShirtsRock.com are slightly less tasteless. Perhaps you have a “Miss Bitch,” “Miss Boobjob,” or “Miss Slut” in your life? Mother’s Day gift, ladies! Keep reading »
Jeans always get front and center when it comes to icons of American style. But everyone knows the silent star is really the T-shirt. Where would James Dean, Marlon Brando, or Michael Jackson have been without the super simple, super sexy white t-shirt? There are several elements that elevate the standard tee: color, graphics, fit and, most importantly, fabric. The latter is what makes Market tees so amazing. The recently debuted line believes in simplicity. So they limit their collection to a variety of plain, cotton t-shirts that still manage to be infinitely comfortable and sexy. Drew Barrymore, Blake Lively and Lindsay Lohan have all been snapped while wearing them. What drives them to the brand is what will make you fall in love, too: buttery fabrics, rainbow colors, and the perfect fit. We got to test-run these tees and got more compliments than we can count. They’re perfect paired with jeans and sneakers or a chic mini-skirt and heels — and the prices are equally attractive at $24 to $35. Check out their latest styles and colors and find out where to buy online. Keep reading »
This is what we are talking about: high fashion looks we can actually afford on a low budget. For their September 2009 issue, V Magazine featured super model turned actress Amber Valletta in a nine page spread titled, “Amber’s Next Act.” The Arizona born beauty is starring in the upcoming sci-fi flick, Gamer with Gerard Butler. Maybe to contrast with what will likely be a very techy film, the stylist Clare Richardson, gave Valletta a very simple, striped down (literally), and bare look. With the exception of a black poufy Dolce & Gabbana, just about every other outfit in the shoot was from Levi’s, H&M, Gap and Armani Exchange.
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