For the most part, raw crystal jewelry can stay where it is now: in between the new age-y mystical books and bundles of sage. And no, we don’t need any smoky quartz to balance our sex chakras, thank you very much. What we do need, however, are some of the goods from Zulasurfing’s Etsy shop. And while the accessories there are made from crystals, there’s nothing corny about them. Keep reading »
“I was never a feminist because I was never ugly enough for that.”
— Karl Lagerfeld pretending to be Coco Chanel in Harper’s Bazaar. We wonder if he used a girly voice to answer the questions. [Also, shut up Karl! -- Editor] [Chic Report] Keep reading »
Camille from “NYC Prep” may not get accepted next year into her dream school, Harvard, but if she doesn’t mind donning menswear — and something tells me she probably doesn’t — she now has the chance to dress the part a little more easily. That’s because the Ivy League school has curiously launched a new men’s fashion line called Harvard Yard. Harvard and fashion? It’s not exactly the modern marriage we might expect, but nevertheless, the university has signed a ten-year licensing deal with a clothing manufacturer for a line of preppy men’s apparel. Inspired by photos of students lounging in Harvard Yard in the ’60s, the line includes “short-sleeve plaid shirts, Liberty print wovens, seersucker shorts, regimental stripes, sporty knits, patterned jackets and fancy pants — all in a contemporary, tapered fit.” Prices range from $165 for pants to $495 for sports coats. Keep reading »
It can be a lot of work justifying new purchases when we’re totally broke and probably didn’t need that fifth tutu skirt if we’re being totally honest. So before you buy yet another black dress, consider a purchase you wouldn’t have to feel guilty about. DKNY‘s new charity tee shirt is the perfect, cute loophole in your no-shopping contract!
The simple black-and-white illustrated tee costs $65 and funds benefit one of five New York charities. Best part is that you get to pick which charity you want the money to go to. Pick one up at DKNY stores or online and bask in the glow of your new shirt and the karma points you’ll get for buying it. [Elle UK] Keep reading »
Naturally, just because you’re about to be a mom doesn’t necessarily mean you want to look like one. But have you had a chance–or a reason for that matter–to look at the maternity clothes options out there? You’ll realize quickly that chic maternity picks are just as hard to come by as plus-sized ones can be. Then Nicole Richie got pregnant! The socialite-turned-reality-star-turned-designer/model has upped the ante for pregnant fashionistas everywhere by designing and starring as the face of her first maternity line, which will be sold at A Pea in the Pod stores. In an interview with People, the pregnant mom (her first child, Harlow, is 19 months old) said carrying a child can totally derail your style. More looks, after the jump! Keep reading »
The future of fashion has nothing to do with mod space-like suits, computerized visors, or moon shoes. Instead, it will be about taking what we already have and making it 10 times better. Specifically, we’re talking about the textile industry’s recent advances in “smart fabrics,” some of which would be sweat-proof, allowing you to live in a world without pit stains (which only existed previously in movies and fashion magazines). Keep reading »
Option #1: Drop several thousand bones on Chanel handbag you always dreamed of. Option #2: Spend practically the same amount and get … a Chanel CAR!
We found this money 1986 custom Cutlass on the Detroit Craigslist. The owner chopped the top off and tricked her out with black and white Chanel logos on the dash, doors, and trunk. According to the post, the $4,500 car runs well and has low mileage. (We might also note that among the “keywords” in the post are “donk,” “Chevy,” and “Ashanti.”) Oh and yes, we checked: The owner verified it’s still available.
We wish we could buy it and use it as the Friskymobile, because that’s how we ride. Class. Act. [Craigslist.com] Keep reading »
This creation makes us question which planet Louis Vuitton is living on. (Oh right … France.) It’s a space-egg-suitcase-contraption that contains all the necessities for your next trip to Mars and yes, as in the one in outer space. From the illustration, we gather that the essentials for the LV lifestyle include a lounge chair to recall your sunny St. Tropez memories, books on style and fashion, drawers in which to organize your Vuitton accessories, and dishes. Makes so much sense, right?
The description, however, is in French, so here’s our stab at a translation—roughly—after the jump… Keep reading »
I once found myself in an elevator with Paula Abdul. And we got it on.
But she did say that she loved my dress. And boots. It’s not exactly a claim to fame, given that the girl looked all sorts of sloppy and sad with loads of makeup and weird pirate hooker boots. As she teetered out of the elevator a few floors below me, I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of sadness at the sight of her in that silly red coat carrying a tacky leopard-print bag. Clearly, her good days are few and far between of late, and we have to wonder what her fate will be now that she’s bailed on Idol.
But running across the video from her ’80s hit “Straight Up” the other day reminded me of a time when Paula wasn’t the hot mess that she is now. In fact, she looked kind of bangin’ and got us thinking about stealing her style. Here’s how we’d do it: Keep reading »
Just the other day, I realized I hardly ever see any lush greenery in the concrete jungle I call home. Some Australian designers had the same thought, so they created “Jewelry with a Living Organism,” a collection of jewelry (term used loosely) in which every item contains at least one tiny plant. I bet this piece also improves the wearer’s breathing since plants create oxygen. [Australia, 8/6/09] Keep reading »