You know how sometimes you just think—Man, I really wish I had a necklace with Billy Idol’s face on it. Plaguing, right?
Good thing we found out about Yazbukey, a French design duo who create necklaces with pendants depicting the faces of famous people. Using plexiglass as a base and shoelaces as fastenings, Yazbukey puts together silhouettes of your favorite icons including Billy Idol, electronic music-maker Sebastien Tellier, and yes, even Barack Obama (although … it’s not quite the most accurate rendering). The collection also includes coin purses shaped like mice, necklaces with art deco motifs, and brooches in the shapes of cartoon thought bubbles. These necklaces might not be “pretty,” but will they up your cool cred? Hellz, Yazbukey! Get them at Colette.fr. [Yazbukey.com via Cool Hunting] Keep reading »
It’s not that there is anything particularly wrong with Beyonce‘s clothing line. It’s just that the usually cheap-looking threads, well, don’t come cheap. That’s why news that they’ve gathered enough of a customer base to expand is a touch surprising. The House of Dereon (or House of Dead Wrong, depending on your taste), is adding yet another category to its roster: day-wear. By way of explanation, Sasha Fierce’s mom Tina Knowles told Women’s Wear Daily:
“Beyonce and I have had several occasions where we are in meetings all day and don’t have time to run and change by dinner. This is the perfect collection to wear from the office to dinner because every piece can easily be dressed up or dressed down.”
They’ll debut in stores at end of the year and are estimated to range in price between $100 and $200 per piece. Um, yay? [WWD] Keep reading »
Iconic New York City boutique, Henri Bendel is embracing the future. Instead of the standard slim mannequins draped in high end gear, the Fifth Avenue store has hired live models for their display windows. These girls are not posing for your viewing pleasure, instead, they are Facebooking. (And you thought it was tough working at Hollister…) How to participate and win a Bendel’s shopping spree, after the jump… Keep reading »
Hip NYC boutique-turned-empire of sorts Opening Ceremony
opens in Japan next week, complete with an indie star-studded — Jena Malone, Jason Schwartzman, etc. — video series meant to promote the whole enchilada. We’re sure the Japanese are rather excited about the coming of Opening Ceremony’s particular brand of fashion-y hipster cool clothes. But WTF is with this odd Chloe Sevigny
video (above)? Is this a cultural divide thing? Or is it really just all-around too strange to comprehend? [Refinery 29
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Please file this under totally gratuitous, irrational, over the top, luxury: super pricey figurines by Lanvin. The Paris-based luxury label has partnered with Franz Porcelain to create a line of limited edition dolls that range in price from $210 to $375. What makes them so special? Nothing really, except that the collection of six handcrafted pieces are all dolled up (pun intended) in the latest looks from the House of Lanvin. So to put it in perspective, the fact that a dress from Lanvin might cost several thousand dollars but a doll wearing the same from Lanvin only costs a couple of hundred makes this a steal, right? OK, maybe not. In case you do agree though, please note that these are limited edition. Only 800 per style will be put into production and will be available at Lanvin boutiques worldwide. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
When it comes to objective advice, sometimes friends can’t be trusted. This is especially true when the pals are dudes, and the topic is fashion. Now, style-challenged men can find direction with “Jack Knows Best,” J. Crew‘s new style consulting service. Guys can now ask Jack — a trusty wingman type — shopping questions such as “Where can I wear a linen suit?” (A: Anywhere warm, but don’t iron it.) or “What should I wear to a wedding?” (A: Follow the groom’s lead.)
The list of questions is quite informative, and admittedly, we didn’t know the answers to many of them. Not that we don’t know jack about men’s fashion, but when it comes to tuxes and ties, we ladies could stand to learn a thing or two as well. [J. Crew] Keep reading »
If you can’t tell already, the theme emerging here in The Frisky style section today is models suffering for their “art.” And lest you think photo shoots are all pampering facials and kicky jumps in the air, check out this extremely gruesome, The Cure soundtrack-appropriate, behind-the-scenes V magazine cover shoot, if you dare. Mwah-ha-ha… [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
Gwyneth Paltrow worshipers rejoice! (Are you out there? Hello? Bueller? Bueller?) The first pics of the multi-tasking celebrity’s new clothing line — a collaboration with brand Zoe Tees for British boutique Matches — have finally surfaced. (The wares are available in London, and supposedly online; however, the Matches website is down, probably because of today’s traffic surge.) The resulting pieces seem typically Gwyneth, with muted colors and that sort of non-aesthetic that beautiful, thin people can pull off—you know, girls who look gorgeous in burlap bags. Overall, the collection channels chic comfort, perfect for days spent cleansing away your toxins. For your dinner parties with “William Joel,” add some pizazz with a studded racer-back top.
What do you think? Refined basics? Or over-hyped and GOOP-y? [Grazia]
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Despite the fact that there are entire scenes in “The September Issue” which involve Anna and her cronies criticizing Sienna for being “toothy” (among other flaws) and plotting ways to Photoshop her image for the cover, last night at the premiere they buddied up for a pap shot on the red carpet. Note: Sienna is not flashing her famous grin. [8/19/09, NYC] Keep reading »
No, that’s not the slang term for a hoarder, although it would totally fit. Junk monsters are the strange suits London-based photographer Danny Treacy crafts from items he finds in “lonely places,” like the woods, parking lots, and landfills. Once the junk monster suit is completed to Treacy’s satisfaction, he wears it in his life-size self-portraits for his ongoing series Them. The suits and series are described on his website as “nightmares of the catwalk, prowling around the outskirts of style’s dumb extravagance.” Although these found items morph into one collective piece, each garment has a story to tell on its own — “It seems that something that happened to its former owner emanates from each piece of fabric,” wrote photography blogger Isabelle on Cyana Trend Land.
Some, including myself until I took a second look, may argue that this isn’t art. But I’d advise them to look a little closer. Don’t you want to know the stories behind each piece of fabric? It’s a good thing Treacy doesn’t tell us what he knows because then our imaginations would be stunted. Plus, we can also try to figure out what his message is. I think the above junk monster is trying to warn us against the dangers of global warming. It’s saying no amount of protective clothing will ward off the inevitable body bag.
After the jump, two other junk monster photos. Keep reading »