The Cardigans know a thing or two about playing a lot of roles in life. After all, they did once sing: “I’ve been your mother, I’ve been your father … I’ve been your sister, I’ve been your mistress.” Lead singer Nina Persson is adding a new label to her life. She’s collaborated with a Swedish fashion brand called Hope to create a special capsule collection. The pieces are romantic and vintage-inspired, but not over-designed. It would seem Persson, who hadn’t ever thought about dabbling in fashion before, took a restrained but practical approach to the line. She says, “I’m not a designer, so it felt like it would be ridiculous for me to try something complicated, avant-garde. No one wants to see Nina Persson attempting couture, you know? So … we went through my closet, and I pulled out all these things I love but that I’ve always wished were different in some small way … We just merged my favorite things together, that’s it. Not very ambitious.” Keep reading »
“I don’t think I started having sex until I quit drinking, because when I was drinking and taking drugs, I preferred getting loaded to having sex. I was a late bloomer, because once I got sober I was like, ‘Wow, sex is awesome, this is crazy,’ and then it became like a drug. You become addicted, like a sex addict or whatever, and I did all of these photographs because it was new for me. I’ve grown out of that phase, which was coming out of working through live [sic] and just tripping out.”
–Photographer Terry Richardson, who has been implicated in a number of sexual harrasment allegations recently [The Cut] Keep reading »
Remember how we told you that La Lohan was expanding her 6126 leggings line and adding more merch to the lineup? Pics of the fall 2010 lookbook have surfaced, and, well, it is what is, right? We’ve got thigh-high boots (naturally), plenty of black mini-skirts, and one extremely odd-looking, asymmetrical, metallic leather vest layered over a sateen collar and trousers, after the jump! Thoughts, anyone? Bueller? Keep reading »
My older brother was an ardent supporter of The Pant Sag when we were younger. If those things weren’t hanging on for dear life somewhere near his knees, something was wrong. Obviously, he looked like a moron and we’re all glad that phase has passed as the trend more or less died. Or, at least I thought it was a thing of the past, but Senator Eric Adams of Brooklyn thinks otherwise. He’s so concerned that the trend is still around — at least in his district — that Brooklyn residents may now feast their eyes on six anti-saggy pants billboards erected around the borough. Complete with two boxer-clad butts and slogans we have difficulty believing aren’t jokes — “Raise your pants, raise your image!” — I can’t help but think these have got to be the biggest waste of taxpayer money ever. (OK, maybe not ever, but still). But maybe I’m missing something and, much like the scrunchie, sagging is back. Have you seen dudes sagging their pants en masse or are there just a few saggy-pantsed stragglers driving this politician batty? [WWD] Keep reading »
Jeggings just got some competition in the “what’s fuglier?” contest. Behold Stella McCartney‘s “denim printed” leggings. They’re part of her line for Adidas, so we assume the idea is that you wear these to the gym? Really?
To get more specific, the description says that these are actually tights, but since they’re footless, we wonder if they’re closer to tights or leggings. This now challenges one of our firm fashion rules: Tights are not pants. But what if your tights are printed to look like pants? Still no. [Adidas.com] Keep reading »