I’m into beta males—artists, nerds, intellectuals—so I’m fairly used to a guy with metrosexual tendencies. True, I like and appreciate a well-dressed boy with style, but I tend to assume that his real knowledge of fashion doesn’t go past “nice shoes,” and “your t*ts look good in that top.” So when I’m on a date, and we get to the “what do you do?” part, and I respond, “I’m a writer, I mainly write about fashion and style,” I expect that he won’t probe too much more. Yet, lately on my dates, I’ve been blown away by some of the fashion speak men have thrown out. Keep reading »
We considered putting this photo of Paris Hilton on The Fashion Peacekeepers, but, honestly, it was really, really hard to think of anything positive to say about this curious ensemble. (Bonus points for matching sneakers to leather handbag? Um.) So, uh, we’re just gonna let it be. [Beverly Hills, 4/13/10] Keep reading »
Listen up, kids. There’s a reason we hound you about using protection. This is what happens when two trendy styles mate recklessly: bastard offspring. Say hello to Topshop‘s gladiator jelly sandal, a lonely fashion that will likely never find its place in the world due to identity crisis issues.
What do you say? Could you adopt a pair of gladiator jellies? Or think it should be one or the other? [Topshop] Keep reading »
You’ve seen the style blogger girls show off their very best poses while gazing down at their socks and heels combo. (Ahem, Rumi Neely.) You’ve even contemplated digging through your closet for the perfect pair of socks to test-drive in your own city. But for whatever reason — cowardice, fear of being ridiculed, or my own excuse, which is just plain laziness — this is one look perhaps you have yet to try. Since spring is finally here, it’s time for that to change and Bruno Frisoni agrees, as the brand just launched a pair of platform pumps complete with removable socks. Now, I’m not suggesting that you go out and purchase these specific shoes, because, let’s be honest, the look can be achieved for much less money. I’m just saying, I think it’s time to try the socked look. And I’ll be the first one to admit I’m going to attempt this combination come Saturday afternoon. [Style.com] Keep reading »
Finally, I’ve found something to wear to my wedding! Amazingly, this stunning vision in denim–called “Chandelier Crystal Feather rosebud jeans” and filed in Etsy’s Bridal section–has not landed on the hallowed pages of Regretsy, yet. Thanks to BuzzFeed, they are making the internet rounds today though, and after checking out the deets on the original listing, we were almost as shocked by the totally fair price of $925.00 (!) as we were by the full-scale version of the jeans in all their glitzy glory as seen on the model, after the jump! Keep reading »
Um, yeah, not so much. In the strongest case of “What were they thinking?!?” ever, British clothing chain Primark decided to yank hot pink and gold star-printed padded bikinis off its shelves after facing pressure from child protection advocates who felt the products sexualized children. Gee willickers, ya think? Keep reading »