A Swedish fashion line called The Local Firm has released photographs of their Fall 2009 collection—and all of the models are seriously pierced up. I don’t know about you but I end up looking at the piercing way more than the actual clothes! Not that the images are all that shocking, really. Let’s be serious — there have been loads of actual “stunts” pulled throughout fashion history that are way more attention-grabbing. But for some reason, I was drawn to the photos. The piercings add another layer of interest—and they make me look a little longer than usual. It’s not just, “Oh, there’s Thom Browne’s or Tom Ford‘s newest collection or ad campaign,” but, “Hey there … get a load of this.” What about you? Check out more shots from the collection, after the jump! Keep reading »
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Get a load of “Old Ladies Rebellion,” a clothing line launched by a 24-year-old specifically for, well….old ladies. And by old, Karst means old: seventy-plus. Her catwalk shows are only for the gray-haired and gorgeous. The elderly models elegantly sashay out in a series of knee length shift dresses. Karst keeps her signature silhouette interesting via bold graphics, quirky, clever spins tromp d’oeil (patterns that give the illusion of accessories or items that aren’t there), and ironic statements such as, “Let’s Begin With The End.” The designer has said she looks to older women, specifically her grandmother as muses. She cut her chops at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and went on to gain experience on London’s Savile Row and in Paris. Now, with buzz building and the collection available to view online (you must reach out directly to Karst for purchase), it’s beyond clear that this is a rebellion worth joining. [HighSnobette]
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Feeling a little … bearish? If you’re looking to get your fierce on, nothing says, “Come here, no, wait, go away!” like a bear trap necklace. This fully functional (but we hope not too functional) pendant comes in oxidized black or polished sterling silver on a 25-inch chain and is, online store Lost at E Minor claims, a “bane to miniature bears everywhere.” It’s not cheap — $240 — but at least you know you’ll be safe if a miniature bear (or something bigger) tries to take a bite out of you. [Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »
Rachel Zoe‘s much-anticipated line for QVC will officially debut during New York Fashion Week, but nitro:licious has a sneak peak. Of the five items we’ve seen so far, three of them are faux fur vests. And, yes, the vests are oh-so-Zoe — we have definitely seen her wearing similar ones — but we won’t be rushing to buy one. Her catchphrases blended into our life seamlessly, but there’s no way this thing is going to fit in with the rest of the stuff in our closet. [nitro:licious] Keep reading »
I’m currently in the midst of a crippling case of haircut indecision. After three years of ever-changing, very short hair, I’ve finally let the stuff grow out to a reasonable length and now I’m bored all over again. Worse than that, I can’t even decide if I like it longer. I’m definitely not ready to go really short again, but perhaps a nice bob? Maybe some blunt bangs? Possibly I should just let it grow and grow ’til it sweeps the ground?
Clearly, I am ill-equipped to make this decision myself. So what better to do than turn my total inability to make up my mind into a poll for you? Vote on my next hair style below. Please use the pic at left of me last week as a reference point instead of just voting on your favorite hair style option in general. Just because you love bangs doesn’t mean I’d look good in them.
This hair cut is going down over the weekend, so vote right away, please! Keep reading »
Who is Fannie Kirst and once it becomes legal across the land, can I marry her? Anyone woman who thinks up sassy, stylish and just plain old smart fashion like this surely deserves my hand in marriage. I’m talking about Old Ladies Rebellion, a clothing line launched by the 24 year old specifically for, well….old ladies. In a total send up to the fashion industry’s Lolita complex, by old, Karst means very mature. Specifically, she means sixty, seventy and older. To that end, her catwalk shows are only for the gray haired and gorgeous. Her elderly models elegantly sashay out in a series of knee length shift dresses. Karst keeps her signature silhouette interesting via bold graphics, quirky, clever spins tromp d’ liel (patterns that give the illusion of accessories or items that aren’t there) and ironic statements (Lets Begin With The End.)
But perhaps the real irony here, is unlike the majority of collections modeled by young women and flattering only to young women, this clothing line – targeted at a more mature clientele – looks good on all ages. The designer has said she looks to older women, specifically her grandmother as muses. She cut her chops at my alma mater, Central Saint Martins in London and went on to gain experience on London’s Saville Row and in Paris. Now, with buzz building and the collection available to view online (you must reach out directly to Karst for purchase) its beyond clear that this is a rebellion worth joining. Learn more about Karst at Oldladiesrebellion.com Keep reading »
We thought jeggings were the last frontier in the leggings craze, not to mention the downward turn in a persistent fash “moment” that simply refuses to end. That is, until, we spotted these bleggings (black leather leggings) on Ashlee SImpson in NYC today (she was guesting on Alexa Chung‘s show). Turns out, the trend we tried to turn a blind eye to awhile back has indeed caught on with celebs and their stylists alike (apparently Rachel Zoe just pronounced black leather leggings a must-have for fall — d’oh!) and judging from the crazy amount of them we’ve spotted on ShopStyle, well, bleggings are like, all official and s**t. And as silly as they are, why is that we’re kind of craving them? Maybe it’s the rock ‘n’ roll vibe they give off, or the Angelina-back-in-her-edgier-Billy-Bob-days appeal. No matter, the fact is, here’s one item where it seems ridic to splurge: I mean, it’s not like we’ll be wearing these into our old age. And due to all that leather, much like thigh-high boots, they’re stupid expensive, too. Yet, we miraculously dug up this pair of fake-but-high-quality leather Armani Exchange which are a steal at an online exclusive price of $48. Must be kismet. Keep reading »
I love killing some time at work with (“some”) online shopping as much as the next girl, but I’m getting serious mouse-click cramps after paging through all the goodies on Bluefly. Then my dude, of all people, told me about Shop It To Me, a free email service that sends you a daily notice summarizing all the sales on your favorite clothing brands which are in your size. You choose however many brands you are interested in from a list of both pricey and less-expensive designers, ranging from Urban Outfitters to Gucci. It rocks: All the markdowns on Anna Sui, Shoshanna, Diane von Furstenberg, Ali Ro, and my other faves come right to my inbox and I don’t have to click half a dozen buttons to see if those fabulous shoes I’m looking at come in a size 9 1/2. (Only problem is, it absolutely kills me to see all these super-cute dresses on sale that I still can barely afford.) Shop It To Me may be a fashion timesuck, but at least I’m not getting arm cramps anymore. [Shop It To Me] Keep reading »
“I’ve been reading The Frisky for a month or so (religiously!) and I thought this would be the place to get my questions answered. (You guys always seem to have the answers.) I’m getting married on Oct 31st of this year and want to know if it’s acceptable to wear a black wedding dress. I would pair it with an ivory shawl (in cashmere) with white pearls as accessories. Is this a fashion no-no? I just want something non-traditional and the bridal stores aren’t doing it for me. I’ve found this vintage black cocktail-type dress and hope that I can wear it! Thanks in advance!” – Melissa
Hey Melissa, what’s up? And welcome to The Frisky! Glad you’re here. I love your question because, personally, when it comes to fashion rules, I like to get all rebellious and say there are none. (Eh, OK, maybe just a few…) After the jump, let’s discuss whether a black dress can work for you on your wedding day or not. Keep reading »