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The Road To It Girl-dom

It’s no easy path to scoring a Nylon cover or being snapped by Kathy Lo. No no, you have to work at it, and by work at it we mean be too rich, too thin, party often and hard, be pretty, stylish–oh, and it doesn’t hurt if mama was good-looking (i.e. a model) and daddy was a rolling stone. Literally. But, should these parameters feel too constricting, don’t give up hope! There are ways to circumvent fate and genetics, sort of. Our friends over at Refinery 29 have put together a handy little chart that will help you navigate the fame game and plot your own path to It Girl status. Next thing you know, you’ll like, have your own perfume and TV show and stuff. Could ya just!? Er, good luck ladies. You’ll need it. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Ashton Thanks Angst, Good Looks For His Success

“I walked down, and [fashion photographer] Mario Testino was in the crowd. He’s, like, ‘Who is that boy?’ Why is he walking so angry?’ And then, that started a buzz, and then [photographer] Bruce Weber booked me on an Abercrombie & Fitch shoot the next week. So it was just sort of like I had that moment that just sort of just popped things off.”

Ashton Kutcher on how he got his big break. [Buffalo News] Keep reading »

Jesus Luz Loves Himself A Little Too Much

The folks behind the new Ona Saez ad campaign made so many questionable, er, “creative decisions” that we’re not sure where to begin. So let’s jump off from the most obvious point: Who approved the concept of a Jesus Luz love-fest? Why did it ever seem like a good idea to turn the Brazilian brand’s ad campaign into one massive blow job homage to Madge‘s boy toy? [Made in Brazil]

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Tween Fashion Blogger Tavi Lands POP Magazine Cover

Our favorite tween fashion blogger Tavi may not have scored the cover of Love, but it looks like she has landed on the latest issue of POP magazine, whose first relaunch issue under new editor Dasha Zhukova is due out soon. The black and white cover shows the Style Rookie blogger wearing some rad sequined shorts in front of a Damien Hirst background. We can’t say for sure whether this cover is official—it was posted on Grazia’s blog this morning (a pretty credible source), but the link has disappeared. The pic, however, is starting to make the rounds, so we’re assuming it’s a leak. Either way, we’re happy to see the smart and wacky Tavi gaining recognition. [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »

Are You An Agent Provocateur Or Victoria’s Secret Kind Of Gal?

Now that fancy British underwear brand Agent Provocateur is invading New York Fashion Week, we’re going to have to pick our allegiances: Is your loyalty to American mainstay Victoria’s Secret or Agent Provocateur, home to all things even vaguely kinky? Here are a few points to consider as you choose sides… Keep reading »

Betsey Johnson Releases Awesome Vintage Runway Footage

If you love to watch old runway videos as much as I do, has Betsey Johnson got a treat for us today! The designer just posted her runway archives, which, even if you’re not a huge fan of hers, are amazing for the following reasons: a.) They are a fascinating glimpse back at some crazy shows before Fashion Week became this colossal commercial entity; b.) They remind us that her dresses were what all the cool girls were wearing during the ’80s; and c.) Her sense of fun and whimsy hasn’t changed over the years. You won’t see stompy, sad-eyed models moping down a Betsey catwalk, and to this day the designer still does a cartwheel at the end of the presentation. Can’t imagine her colleague, Carolina Herrera, doing that — ya know? Enjoy the vid above, which starts out with the amazing, groundbreaking-back-in-the-day black supermodel Pat Cleveland freakin’ working it. Watch the rest here.

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Artist Carves Faces Out Of Fashion Magazines

We here at Der Frisky are loving these amazing carved fashion magazine artworks by Nate Page. We’re not entirely sure how he reconstructs these deconstructed glossy pages, but it involves “drawing and assemblage,” and the results are beautiful and haunting. Here, he appears to have carved the face out of Naomi Watts on the cover of Vogue Australia to creepy cool effect, leaving nothing but the eyes staring out. I used to keep all my magazines, until they stood in towering stacks. It’s lovely to see someone make art out of what we stare at that stares back at us. (See also: Nina Chakrabarti) One more, after the jump… Keep reading »

Chris Sauve Does It Again

How is it that graphic tee shirts elevate mundane sayings into major fashion moments? Case in point: this shirt. It’s the brainchild of New York City-based designer and art director Christopher Sauve and features a sketch of Jesus (notice the Vogue collar he is rocking), plus the popular saying “God Don’t Like Ugly.” Sauve has already developed a bit of a cult following for his other tees which feature fashion-forward slogans such as “Save Anna [Wintour]” and “I Die. Bananas,” an homage to one of Rachel Zoe’s favorite sayings. These quirky tees will set you back $35 a pop. Log on to Sauve’s site to find out how to buy. [The Cut] Keep reading »

Would You Let Your Kid Wear … Pasties?

Twisted Twee is offering this decidedly provocative shirt for the kids. Yes, that is a shirt for a child. And it has a set of sequin, tasseled pasties on it. Of the sort, say, a stripper, or, you know, a burlesque dancer would wear, and not, uh, a child. Also? It’s described as “Something for the Evening.” Weird. Perhaps this is some British sense of humor thing that I am missing? (The company is based in the UK.) Here are some other tops that are funny if you think coupling the letters of the alphabet with things that could fatally harm a child is amusing. Although, I do like these “Obama” kids’ underpants. What do you think of this ostensibly for kids fashion line? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Show Your Eco-Support: “Green” Underthings

As of today, there’s no excuse for wearing those holey, chewed-up underoos we all own. Not only are they not cute, they are slowly and silently killing the planet. (Well, kinda.) Pact, a brand new line of eco-friendly underthings by famed industrial designer Yves Behar, is upping the, er, (p)ante on Victoria and her secrets. Not only do 10 percent of Pact’s sales support three different nonprofits—826 National, ForestEthics and Oceana—but the company has taken major pains to ensure that the process of producing their underwear is a green one. All of the designs are made in Turkey — 100 miles from where the cotton is grown and cultivated — which eliminates unnecessary shipping waste. To lessen the environmental impact even more, Behar et al use reusable cloth packaging and compost-able shipping bags. For the ladyfolk out there, the underwear comes in thong, bikini and boyshort styles—and you can opt for or against patterns. [Pact]
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