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Lady Gaga Creates Limited Edition … Headphones?

Hear Ye: Come October, head turner Lady Gaga will put out a set of fashion earphones for the Beats by Dr. Dre line (which, by the way, claim to be the “most advanced headphones ever developed”). Among all the celeb denim and large-chain diffusion lines, this is definitely one of the more unusual star fashion forays. Then again, you wouldn’t quite expect Gaga to put out a collection of separates for Wal-Mart. (Or would she? For the irony?)

Called Heartbeats, the line of futuristic, typically-Gaga designs feature triangular metallic charms on the outside of the earbuds, which are meant to double as flashy jewelry. On the cords: a fastening with her autograph. We see how die-hard fans might be pumped to drop the $100-$150 price to get closer to Gaga’s music. Where things get weird, however, is the press release, which is so corny it reads like a De Beers commercial. Says LG: “In the deepest hour of the night, I confess to myself three things; I would die if I was forbidden to write, forbidden to love, or forbidden to fashion…Wear Heartbeats, love each other, and celebrate the art and lifestyle of music.”

So, how does Heartbeats sound to you? Check out a few more images after the jump. [BeatsByDre.com via TrendHunter] Keep reading »

A Mask That’ll Bring Out Your Inner Sex Kitten

We’ve seen something like these kooky masks before. Designer Ilya Fleet created a similar series for sex boutique Coco de Mer. But shoe designer Minna Parikka‘s line of masks is a little less fetishistic, and they’re made out of deconstructed and repurposed shoes. While Parikka typically designs pretty-in-pink, retro-style footwear, these colorful, playful masks are equal parts lucha libre and sex kitten. What do you think: totally insane or Halloween potential? [Style Bubble]

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Crave: Furoshiki Card Holder

Giving your card to someone can easily go wrong. Especially in a casual situations, you can come off as too business-y. That’s why we love this card holder imported from Japanese company Furoshiki, which is neutral with just a touch of pep. Made of a single piece of vinyl, the unpretentious pouches come in hot pink, punchy lime green, or an electric yellow. Now you’ll actually want to get carded. [$16, Gessato.com]
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Dark Jewelry For Divorcées

London jewelry designer Gisèle Ganne has created a line of divorce jewelry, because people who are giddy with love shouldn’t be the only ones allowed to wear a nice-looking ring. “I use union and marriage symbols and subvert them to show the inevitability of the breakup, but also show that from these ashes may raise new life,” Ganne writes on her website. This, along with her reminder that 42 percent of U.K. marriages end in divorce, kind of depresses us. If breakups are inevitable, then what’s the point in starting a new relationship? But wearing her eerie jewelry, which Edgar Allan Poe would have appreciated, the next time we split up with someone could be a good consolation prize to go along with a broken heart. [Gisèle Ganne via Trendhunter] Keep reading »

Feet Too Tired To Wear Heels? Put Them Around Your Neck Instead

High-heeled shoes have gotten pretty artsy lately, with naked goddesses, guns, and even a lack of heel replacing the basic pump. But design duo Azumi and David (A’N'D) have recognized the beauty of the regular ole heel, removed it from its usual companion, the shoe, and hung it on a chain, creating these delightful, tongue-in-cheek necklaces. We don’t know about you, but we have a particular pair of shoes that keep failing us. The next time they do, we might have to rip off the heel and make a necklace out of it as payback for breaking on the way to a job interview and a first date. [Azumi and David] Keep reading »

American Apparel Tries To Make Tie Dye Happen

Sure, I had a tie dye kit … when I was 11. But American Apparel‘s come up with the idea to sell bottles of dye for $4 so crafty daredevils can artfully stain their own tights, men’s briefs and zip hoodies. Tanks, harem pants, and tube bras which have already been tie dyed are a safer bet if you’re worried about turning your fingers swirly purple, blue and green. Hmm, will hip hippies hop on the love bus? Somehow, I don’t see this one happening as a trend for fall. Maybe a pride of hipsters who all look like they wandered home from a Phish concert will prove me wrong. [American Apparel Tie Dye] Keep reading »

Style Buzz: Outfit Inspiration, Plus Models To Watch This Fashion Week

  • Filled with photos of trendsetters from Jackie O to Chloe Sevigny, we can’t wait for the book I Love Your Style to hit shelves Sept. 15. [Fashionista] — After all, we need a little inspiration for our own outfits.
  • Dancers at an Australian fashion lunch performed in what are practically exact replicas of a black see-through ensemble worn by Right Said Fred. [Stylist] — We know the ’90s are having a moment right now, but this?!
  • AnOther Magazine is doing an aughts fashion retrospective. Check out the sneak preview… [Style.com] — Um, wonder when all those crazy T-shirts from ’01 will come back? What a year.
  • Model/it girl Daisy Lowe is doing a line of jewelry for Swarovski, to be released in January, that relates to the stars, moon, and planetary movements. [W Editors' Blog] — Will there be waxing gibbous earrings?

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The Fashion Peacekeepers: The Olsen Twins

Sometimes we feel like Us Weekly‘s “The Fashion Police” and other similar style critics can be a tad harsh. Also, they tend to have these really boring, conservative styles and we have to wonder what their real fashion credentials are. (Case in point: US Weekly‘s “Top Cops” include random comedian Stefanie Novik and Chet Cannon of “The Real World, Brooklyn.” When did they ever go to design school!?) The Fashion Peacekeepers are here to say, hey, can’t everyone’s styles just get along?

Oh you Fashion Police! You’re so … predictable. Of course they hate the way Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen look at this Opening Ceremony party in Japan and added them to their lineup, but we beg to differ. First off, let’s think of the context here: like it or not, Opening Ceremony is a hipper-than-thou avant-garde kind of boutique that’s all about experimental fashion. (If you don’t believe me watch this highly entertaining video starring Chloe Sevigny.) Second, this is Tokyo, where lots of young folk pop similar “fun” headgear on their heads the minute they step out of the office in the evening. Believe me, they just earned, like, 10 million cool points from their Japanese fan base. Thirdly, they just look downright cute. In summation, we’re pretty sure their inspiration was our recent post on how wearing animal ears is the hottest new thing. We called that shiz over a month ago. [E!] Keep reading »

Finally TOMS Shoes We Would Wear

Honestly, the heartwarming charity angle aside, there was something about TOMS shoes that looked decidedly … un-chic. Hence, while we’ve admired the shoes from afar, we’ve never seen a pair we wanted to sport around town. Until now. Behold: TOMS with laces, formally known as the Cordones. It’s a total departure from the traditional TOMS shoe, and while some might say it takes away all the charm, we disagree. (And we think dudes who had problems walking around in TOMS’ signature espadrilles are with us on this one.) They’re available now for between $69 and $78. Find them wherever TOMS are sold or online. [Racked] Keep reading »

Crave: Danielle Stevens Jewelry (Win It!)

Danielle Stevens stumbled on a style secret while playing in her mom’s closet as a child: “Whether it’s a well-crafted piece of costume jewelry or one with diamonds and other fine gems, a girl needs a beautiful accessory.” Luckily for us, this didn’t mean a lifetime of collecting jewels from other designers, but creating a collection of her own. After months of making beaded jewelry to share with friends and family, Stevens decided to make her hobby official and launched her own line. Since 2002, DSJ , as she and her team call it, has grown at a slow and steady pace. Everyday fashionistas built up the buzz, and before long, celebs, like Drew Barrymore, have been snapped wearing her pieces. Stevens produces four collections each year and they range from bold, chunky, and colorful necklaces to cute cuffs and bracelets. Our favorite, though, is her line of legendary engraved necklaces. These pieces are simple, stylish and total classics. They average out at about $70 a piece and can be customized with your initials, name, favorite saying or symbol. [$24 and up, Danielle Stevens Jewelry]

We’re giving away five engraved Danielle Stevens Jewelry necklaces, but you have to work if you want one. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Sept. 4 through Thursday, Sept. 10 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

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