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Fashion Rant: The Implausible Styles On This Season’s “Gossip Girl”

There’s no debating it—”Gossip Girl” has lost its luster this season. By now, everyone’s had sex with just about everyone else and there isn’t one plot twist that would surprise us or not irritate us. (Seriously, how come Nate can never keep it in his pants, is probably a walking STD, but is still the “good-guy hunk”?) Plot aside, we’ve also been hung up on some weird aesthetic details. Whereas past seasons provided inspiration for our shopping lists, we’re not quite feeling the authenticity that the show used to bring. (True, it’s not like re-styled school uniforms look like that anywhere, but still.)

First point of contention—which isn’t so much about style as it is logistics—sex with clothes on. When season three started up again with Serena and Nate’s “steamy” relationship, we saw them engaging in some public nooky. They were presumably having intercourse, and yet, both of their pants were still on. How, exactly, is this supposed to work? Did he just whip it out? Was Serena magically wearing no panties? (You know girl has some fancy lingerie getup under there.) Keep reading »

Barbie Goes Hardcore

In her time, Barbie‘s had more than a few outfit changes. Most recently, the master of red soles — Christian Louboutin — outfitted the doll, but now it seems she’s going for a bit of a harder edge, thanks to Chrome Hearts. Say goodbye to Barbie the cookie-cutter teacher and hello to downtown rocker chick. The more alternative brand teamed up with Mattel to create a 12-piece collection of 3-foot-tall Barbies and completely transformed the iconic doll. Each girl has her own specialized name and outfit, which includes a leather jacket, knee-highs, Keds, and detailed accessories. That’s not all — Barbie even got a bit of special treatment for her locks, thanks to celebrity hairstylist Oribe. But these Barbies are no play thing for little girls; each one is said to be valued between $18,000 and $25,000, but you can visit them on display from April 10-24 at Roma Cohen’s Alchemist in Miami, followed by locations in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Shanghai. [Racked] Keep reading »

Put Your Love Out There

A heart breastplate from Gabriella Marina Gonzalez‘s Victorian Sci-fi Surgery collection. Keep reading »

A Soft Denim Shirt Resurrected From The ’90s

Trend alert: denim button-ups are on the up-and-up. We’re seeing this ’90s style come back through all of our favorite retailers. While we scratched our heads and said, Huh? at first, we’re now kind of digging the look, which strays from the preppy Ralph Lauren aesthetic of yesterday and now seems vintage and model-perfect. Our pick: this chambray western shirt from the Gap which, with its strategic wear-and-fade details, looks like it just might have come out from the back of your closet. We’re crushing on the western-style piping and buttons, but think this shirt would be best worn without the cowboy boots (avoid the cliché), and instead with some heels and a high bun.

[$59.50 Gap]

What’s Up With These $400 J.Crew Glasses?

Hey, hey, hey, J.Crew, since when did you start slapping Barneys price tags on your previously affordable goods? While we still adore you, we got a bit of a shock yesterday while doing some online window shopping on your site when we saw these cute sunglasses for … $395? Um, what? The deal—they’re part of a special collection from the famous eyewear brand A. R. Trapp, a “family-owned-and-operated company … known for its elegant, timeless designs and expert dedication to the craft—many clients have been wearing the same A.R. Trapp styles for decades (Spike Lee and famed architect Philip Johnson have counted among them).”

The vintage vibe on these thick-framed specs is pretty neat, but neat enough to drop $400 on? Hmm … [J.Crew] Keep reading »

In Numbers: Lindsay Lohan’s 6126 Expansion

Lindsay Lohan likes to play the numbers game, and has given us some new figures to try on: Her leggings line, 6126, is set to expand drastically. The fall collection of dresses, leather jackets, ready-to-wear (and yes, leggings), will weigh in at 280 pieces. As for the prices, the range is also quite vast, the lowest item at $60, and the highest topping out at $1,000. That sure sounds like a lot of variety … which leads us to believe that Lindsay didn’t actually create a thing. Still, we’ll be interested to see the disputed designs when they hit the high-end retailers! [FashionIndie.com] Keep reading »

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