Every spring we feel an overwhelming desire to stock up on sunglasses. Never mind the already-extensive collections we have, the “But I’m protecting my eyes!” justifications begin and we’re totally beyond reason. This, as you can imagine, can become a rather expensive habit. These rather adorable, slightly over-the-top Fred Flare sunnies, however, quench our buying thirsts without maiming our credit card bills. Plus, everyone needs a pair of “I’m Famous” sunglasses!
Here’s a reminder of the days when indie fashion was fun, lighthearted, and embracing of all different body types. Remember the label X-Girl? (If it was before your time, it’s a definite must-know just to increase your cultural cred.) The line of sporty tees and A-line dresses was developed in the ’90s by rock goddess and Sonic Youth lead singer Kim Gordon
and designer Daisy von Furth. The two wanted to challenge the fashion industry’s elite outlook and high prices. Daisy’s explanation of X-Girl sums up the way we wish more people would think about fashion these days, being that, “We’re used to shopping in thrift stores … so for us to pay $60 for something, that’s like the most we’re ever going to pay … unless my mother’s paying.” Check out this footage from a 1994 X-Girl fashion show, set in the streets of Soho. We bet you’ll also recognize some fun, familiar faces in there, too. [YouTube
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Kacie is a young mom looking for the perfect outfit to wear for an overdue date night with her husband. In this episode of “My Body My Style,” stylist Sam Saboura helps Kacie find a fun and flirty ensemble that flatters her pear-shaped figure and highlights her curves. Watch it! Keep reading »
Desperate for a fashion internship? Daddy ready to shell out a few dollars to help you get your foot in the door? Then get to bidding, because charitybuzz has a very special offering, all thanks to the queen of fashion. With a generous donation to the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, you’ll be one of the lucky few to add an internship at Vogue to your resume, and one of the even more select few to earn an audience with Anna Wintour. Should you win the bidding war, here are the prizes coming your way: one week at Vogue, the chance to meet Anna Wintour, 2 tickets to New York’s Fashion Week, “The September Issue” DVD, and a few books, including In Vogue, Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People, The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places, and The Teen Vogue Handbook. The auction ends on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 12:29:00 p.m. (EDT). After just a day on the block, the cost is already up to $1,850.00. Worth it to you? If not, you can intern for us for free! [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Havaianas are to flip-flops as Heinz is to ketchup—the go-to master brand. Now, the Brazilian sandal company will be dressing your feet all year round, thanks to its new addition of colorful sneakers and cool espadrilles. From the looks of things, these shoes are basic enough with just a little kick, meaning they’re likely to become equally loved style standards. What do you think? [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »