Part of the genius of street style and fashion photo blogs is that the picture is the story. What the person is wearing should provoke your imagination. Still, wouldn’t it be cool if you did know everything about that white-haired chick on Jak & Jil, or one of the many tweed-suited men on The Sartorialist? That’s where this Tumblr blog, Inside The Brains Of Fashion Kids, steps in. Sort of. Selecting snaps from street style sites, ITBOFK imagines the inner monologues of the too-cool-for-school subjects. A girl in a denim vest thinks: “I hate the fact that you’ll look at me and think that my clothes make me who I am. I’m more than a denim jacket with the sleeves cut off so you can see my sexy untouched ivory skin. I’m more than these black leggings that cling to my butt so tightly you can see the last person I had anal-sex with. Oops, did I say that out loud? … ” Warning: this blog is extremely un-P.C. and totally unforgiving. Which is why it’s kinda awesome. [Inside The Brains Of Fashion Kids] Keep reading »
For those of you who simply throw away your candy wrappers, then for shame. You’re simply not being creative enough. One recycling happy designer found inspiration in an unlikely source–the wrappers from peanut M&Ms. Couture designer Christina Liedtk was commissioned by TerraCycle to create a gown for their pop-up shop in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and the end result was a dress that could actually be worn. She delicately sewed together 600 yellow wrappers to create this stunning gown, transforming trash into blooming flowers. Now, Christina is making the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York a little bit prettier too, since the TerraCycle pop-up shop displaying the dress is located there until May 21. So, if you’re in the city, take an excursion to Port Authority for a bit of recycled green inspiration. [PSFK]
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Ever since “Kell on Earth” went off the air, there’s a major void in our life on the nights that used to be filled with Andrew’s outfits, Skinner’s freak-outs, and the powerful Kelly Cutrone. Currently, Bravo’s deciding if they want to renew the reality show, as if there’s even a question of its popularity. In the meantime, Kelly decided that she really doesn’t need a network, and created her very own YouTube channel called KellyCutroneTV. So far, there are only four videos posted — one about Andrew’s $2,000 Rodarte purchase, an interview from Ava, a true-or-false game with Skinner, and a random sing-along from Kelly to “Betty Davis Eyes.” Every single video includes massive sunglasses and the dry humor that we all desperately miss from “Kell on Earth.” Whether this is a way to satiate our People’s Revolution cravings until a second season airs or these videos turn into a regular TV-like show, we’re pleased that the entertaining characters are back in our lives. [Styleite] Keep reading »
“Hello, world!” A hooded garment with lady part-like layers makes its way down the runway at the Institute of Fashion Technology in Beijing. [Trend De La Creme] Keep reading »
We all want to be good to Mother Earth, but figuring out how to help without rearranging your whole life can be tricky. So here’s our advice for becoming a little more green: Fold up a tote bag, and keep it in your purse at all times. Instead of letting cashiers put your purchases in a paper or plastic bag, take out your handy-dandy tote. No matter what you’re buying, whether it’s a new skirt or your weekly groceries, you don’t need another disposable bag to throw out (or, hopefully, recycle) once you get home. Just don’t forget to put your tote back in your handbag so you’ll always be prepared for your next purchase.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away five cotton tote bags to help you get your green on, but you have to work if you want one. In the comments, tell us your best advice for living more eco-friendly by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. We’ll pick our favorite responses and announce the winners on Friday, April 30. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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It’s a trend we’ve naysayed here on the site before (see our “Crazy Spring Trends To Avoid” post ), but the fashion gods have spoken, and the leather shorts trend has officially caught on. While we’ve seen some interesting options from the houses of Chloe, Pucci and Alexander Wang, department store buyers are ordering up the look from Alice + Olivia, The Row and other designers like they’re, ahem, going out of style (which let’s face it, they inevitably will). But right now, it’s the lederhosen’s shining moment, and you can even find a pair for sale at Zara for $99, which is relatively cheap compared to the $3,100 price tag attached to this (pretty trashy-looking, we think) pair by Chrome Hearts, above. While one shop owner insists the shorts are an investment piece, “like a leather jacket,” and others say it’s a work-friendly look (!?), we still have our doubts. Keep reading »