Several of us on the Frisky staff were newspaper dorks back in college (like this is surprising), so we hold a fondness in our heart for school papers. Oh how the times, they are a changin’: Columbia students just put out the debut issue of a publication called Hoot, a glossy fashion journal that puts our inky campus crime blotter clips to shame. For starters, they’ve got Kelly Bensimon on the cover, which might seem like a weird celeb pick for Ivy Leaguers but, when coupled with the rest of the edgy reporting, shows how inclusive Hoot‘s viewpoint is. Some other goodies: an article about fashion for Orthodox Jewish girls, a profile on North Korean denim line Noko (which we wrote about, as well), and a message from Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Amy Astley. Check out the entire issue on Hoot‘s website.
We just have one question—can we work there, too? [Hoot Magazine via BlackBook] Keep reading »
Honestly, I have no plans to see “A Nightmare on Elm Street” when it’s released April 30 because Freddie Krueger has scared the crap out of me since I was age 8. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the murderer for his, uh, style. I mean, he’s wearing stripes and a fedora. I never met stripes I didn’t like and I’ve had an obsession with hats since I was little. Check out the killer — heh, heh — outfit I put together after the jump. Keep reading »
For all our beef with violence in fashion ads, we didn’t give much consideration to whether the clothes themselves were actually violent. (A cheery yellow Marc dress? Not unless metaphorical sunshine kills.) Borba Margo’s red paint-splattered accessories will make you look like you just came from the slaughterhouse. [StyleBubble.co.uk] Keep reading »
For the hipstertastic dressers out there who came of age in the ’80s, this shirt is for you. With retro stripes and a loose cut, the icing on the cake is a photo of dreamboat (well, maybe) Scott Baio screened onto the chest. OK, so if you don’t love Chachi, you might be appalled by this style. But for those who do, you can place this right next to your “I Love Steve Buscemi” tee (because we know you have one of those, too).
We make allowances for certain things from our childhood to revisit our wardrobes, but we’re not sure if Play-Doh fits in. These heels from Balenciaga‘s spring collection are inspired by Play-Doh and made out of a crazy mixed material meant to resemble the kids’ toy. What’s in it? Melted strips of different colored leathers (we didn’t even know you could melt leather, but OK), which are then laser-compressed and hardened. Funnily enough, designer Nicolas Ghesquière was quoted describing his shoes as “like Play-Doh,” which got misinterpreted, leading some people to believe they’re actually made out of the smushy dough.
What do you think of this Balenciaga bootie? Play-Do? Or Play-Don’t? [TrendHunter, Style.com] Keep reading »
Everyone loves a product with multiple uses. Lip gloss with SPF is awesome for keeping your pucker hydrated and safe from summer rays. Shampoo and conditioner in one is key for those who are just too lazy or busy to extend their shower time. But the latest in double duty is just a teensy bit out there on the weird scale. Chanel produced a pair of tortoise shell sunglasses that also serve as a way to untangle your locks. Yes, that’s right–sunglasses that double as a comb. They’re reminiscent of those shutter shades everyone was rocking last year, and a little too Kanye West for my taste. After all, if I’m buying Chanel, I want to feel classy. But when you think about it, this designer piece is really only half the price given its two uses. Are you sold? [The Gloss] Keep reading »