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 »
Famed fashion photog Steven Meisel clearly had a busy summer. A quick scan of the top fashion books this month reveals that he’s shot covers and fashion stories for a laundry list of international publications from Vogue Italia to W Magazine. We can now add campaigns to the list, like this new campaign starring Balenciaga veteran Jennifer Connelly. The brunette beauty dips, flexes and bends it like Beckham in Balenciaga‘s luxe finery. (Please spare a few minutes to take in the towering glamazon heels.) Everything about these shots is perfect: the kinetic clothes which range from subdued wools to metallic silks; the bold hair and makeup which lends an air of haphazard chic; and even the set comprised of pricey antique furniture strewn helter-skelter. Oddly, that the only element that doesn’t work so well is Connelly herself. Beautiful though she is, am I the only one that finds her a lackluster choice–literally–for a starring role in a haute fashion campaign? [Fashionologie]
Check it out after the jump and you tell me. Keep reading »
And I thought those heel-less high heels presented enough of a fashion challenge. Now I have to paint myself green this season? Mon Dieu! In this très bizarre fashion story for Pop magazine’s fall/winter issue, model Kinga Rajzak dons psychedelic rainbow hair, a balloon shrug, and aquamarine body paint. Frisky style editor Erin loves the lavender-and-white hair, while I prefer the green-and-red ‘do. The two-tone Miu Miu heels, shimmery Gucci jumpsuit, and turquoise Hussein Chalayan body armor are awesome, but I don’t know if I’ll be turning aquamarine anytime soon. Get an eyeful after the jump! Keep reading »
Remember when we called attention to the fact that AgencySpy was very against the idea of 17-year-old rock/model spawn Georgia Jagger and her topless Hudson Jeans campaign? (Ah, like it was yesterday.) Now there’s a very, well, “erotic” might be the best way of putting it, video making the rounds that is extremely humorous if you love to make fun of kooky fashion ads and, well, let’s just say it’s controversial in other ways too. Check it out and let’s discuss immediately. Keep reading »
And you thought your granny panties were big. Tokyo-based artist Yoshikazu Yamagata created this super-sized bra and panties set for reasons that I cannot explain. Don’t fall in the cups, kids! [Style Bubble] Keep reading »
The other day I came across a newspaper article about how so-called “high fashion,” referring to the more avant-garde, conceptual side of styles like shoulder pads and Frankenstein-esque chunky platforms, may be a potent force when it comes to creative self-expression, but won’t earn you any points in the sack. And it’s true, many a manfolk, especially of the hetero variety, tend to eye fashion warily. In fact, when it comes to the couture realm, most of the time the only thing they could get behind (er, literally) is the hot models part of the whole trip. Brilliant fuchsia multi-tiered ruffled tunics? Not so much. Keep reading »