Johnny Weir, eat your heart out. If you’ve ever wanted to live out your Ice Capade fantasies, now is the moment, thanks to our discovery of Holiday On Ice Costumes, a resale site of over-the-top wardrobe options for ice skaters and, presumably, norms like us. To look Michelle Kwan-chic, you could start with the “Single Ladies” section (named for category, not the Beyoncé song), where you’ll find bedazzled leotards and tulle skirts. To set fire to the ice, check out the flame-themed ensembles. Our favorite, however, has to be this leopard guy’s bolero, which, in certain romantic circumstances, we might not actually mind seeing on a man (if you get what we’re saying). [Holiday On Ice Costumes] Keep reading »
Fashion photographer Steven Klein‘s latest foray into highly-stylized eroticism can be found not in Vogue Italia but Vogue Hommes Japan. There’s a cover and 30 pages of all-male action, starring ripped abs, bent-over boys, and fetish gear that’s sure to make the girls and the gays alike happy. The sexy male models in contorted poses usually relegated to the sticky, glossy pages of clandestine SM-themed men’s magazines include Travis Hanson, Ryan Koning, and Colby Jamar. Get an eyeful of more of these barely-clad fashion gladiators after the jump. Keep reading »
We all vaguely recognize the big models and can’t help but know who the stylish celebs are sitting front row. But the people who matter most during Fashion Week can be a little trickier to spot. We’re talking, of course, about fashion magazine editors. Check out the big players in our handy-dandy chart after the jump. And don’t worry, some of them aren’t as obvious as you-already-know-who. Keep reading »
Just like two heads are better than one, two rings are too. Which is why we’re loving these “stirrup rings” by Ha-Yeon Lee. They feature two gold vermeil circles attached by a delicate silver chain. Wear one on your ring finger, and one on your index, letting the strand drape over your hand. Or, wear both on the same finger to create a hanging loop. Perfect for the equestrian set, or those who like to keep it together. [$153.44, Kabiri]
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American Apparel does smutty ads like no one else. Whether there’s nip involved or just a hint of ass crack, their amateurish photography and mostly naked ladies have been getting people off — from newspapers and magazines to thousands of websites the world over. After years of practice, countless campaigns featuring hipster girls spread-eagled and guys with super hairy legs in various states of undress, it’s no wonder that they’re so skilled. In homage to the company that’s gone as far towards the skanky side as you can without actually putting out full-on porn (arguable, we know), the geniuses at Style Crave have compiled “The 50 Sluttiest American Apparel Ads of All Time.” And because they’re the 50 sluttiest that don’t actually involve legitimate nudity, it’s vaguely SFW. Oh joy! [Style Crave] Keep reading »
Just call her Tyra Zoe-Paltrow. Ms. Banks has jumped on the celeb style publication bandwagon with the launch of an online magazine called Tyra: Beauty Inside & Out. The website will cover all things style, including fashion and beauty, but will also focus on health and love. Both with her modeling and talk show, Tyra has been long gunning to change beauty standards, once telling The New York Times that she “wakes up every day to expand the idea of beauty.” Ahem.
So far, on Tyra’s site, a mock magazine cover shows the model alongside some cheeky cover lines like “Kiss My Fit (And Still Fat) Ass” or “Yo Shortie! Models 5’7 And Under.” Kinda funny. What might be slightly more innovative about Tyra’s site is its interactivity with users through audio posts alongside content: “It’s not just a magazine … it talks back to you … this is going to allow for a community of women. It’s real and it’s raw and it’s going to allow for a connection to me like you’ve never had before,” Banks said on “The Today Show.”
Then again, she’ll probably face competition between the other celeb sites created to attract users looking for style information, versus visitors who come solely as Tyra fans. Anyone up for a little “America’s Next Top Online Celebrity Style Editor”? [TyraBanks.com, WWD] Keep reading »
Today, the U.K.’s Telegraph is running a photo gallery of men’s shoes that will give the shorties some height. (Side question: do guys wear lifts anymore?) Most of the newspaper’s picks aren’t too offensive, but the pair pictured above by Schuh definitely has a dramatic heel that’s a bit costume-y. Besides wishing we’d thought of the idea ourselves (well, to do the gallery; we’ve already reported on the medge extensively), it got us thinking about this most serious issue.
For some women, short guys are an automatic dealbreaker. (Although Tom Cruise seems to have no problem.) Think they’d reconsider dating one if he had a few more inches on him? Or is a guy wearing a noticeable heel too over-the-top? [Telegraph.co.uk] Keep reading »
While flipping through the September/October issue of Manhattan magazine, we noticed a fashion spread with a model wearing what looks like the nonsensical Siwy see-through jeans. Upon closer inspection, however, we discovered they are, in fact, Jean Paul Gaultier fishnet panel tights, and they retail at Bergdorf Goodman for a mere $135. Can you imagine spending that much on hosiery? They’d better be run-proof and last a lifetime. Keep reading »
Just when we thought the pre-owned, pre-roughed-up trend had run its distressing (ha) course, we happened upon “pre-dirtied” sneakers from shoe gurus Golden Goose. Essentially, their new line of sneaks are white and come with existing scuffs and grime—just as if you (lightly) wore them kicking around town for a few weeks. Now, I get why no one would want a pair of glaringly white shoes, but c’mon, isn’t this taking the “broken-in” trend a bit too far? (Apparently, most people don’t agree with me — the shoes are sold the eff out.) Not sure how much they cost but Golden Goose shoes are super expensive, so … crazy, right? [Inventorspot] Keep reading »