Black is the whore of the fashion world. It gets passed around from group to group like nobody’s business. See: Mourners, too-chic for school chicks, little dresses, beatniks, Goths, robbers. A shared cultural and fashion phenomenon, the color (or non-color, if you’re really picky) definitely merits some analysis, which is what you get at Antwerp’s Mode Museum. In a new exhibition titled “Black: Masters of Black in Fashion and Costume”, the museum presents a historical look at black’s function through clothing from designers like Ann Demeulemeester, Givenchy, Chanel, and Gareth Pugh. It also gives consideration to how it’s been used throughout the years in texture, fur, and leather and lace (of course).
One thing we want to know: Do they have a section in there on Hot Topic? Because those kids definitely think they’re important (and hey, the goth look is coming back, or so we hear). [Cool Hunting] Keep reading »
Of all the creepy, weird, FAIL ads that we have seen here at The Frisky, this latest from Crocs, featuring a Croc monster called Croslite about to LICK SOMEONE’S FOOT or do something completely freaky and weird like that, is the worst. If I ever wake up in the middle of the night and find this guy cleaning my toes with his tongue, he will die. ‘Nuff said. [Racked] Keep reading »
Lady Gaga certainly isn’t the first pop star to wear totally outrageous ensembles, but is it just us or does it seem like she may have upped the game a notch? Fergie, performing during the Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D World Tour concert last night, is definitely channeling some of the cuckoo. (See more of our favorite crazy concert costumes here.) [Los Angeles, 3/30/10] Keep reading »
How much do 6,000 pairs of Louboutins cost? Well, you can ask Danielle Steel, because given her red-soled addiction, she would certainly know how much each pair retails for. In a recent interview, Christian Louboutin let it slip that the novelist really, really loves his shoes.
“She comes to Paris, and she literally buys everything. Then she flies back to New York, says, ‘I’m a little disappointed — there’s nothing in the store,’ and walks out with 80 pairs.”
Countless trips later, Ms. Steel has accumulated over 6,000 pairs of Loubs! Most people would be happy owning just one set in their lifetime, but she’s a little bit more picky. With 365 days in the year, it’ll take Danielle Steel over 16 years to wear every pair if she struts around in one pair per day. Ready for the cost? You’ll want to sit down for this. At minimum, her shoe collection sets her back at least $2,970,000. And that’s using the price tag of a “lower cost” Louboutin shoe. As you know they can run upwards of $1,000, which means that Danielle’s shoe closet holds way more than an estimated 3 million dollars worth of shoes. Sure makes our shoe addiction look tame. [WWD] Keep reading »
This groovy Beaded Cluster Necklace reminds us of some kind of Martha Stewart holiday decoration–in the best way possible. But this piece of artwork is way cooler and more functional since we actually get to wear it on our necks. Did we mention how affordable it is? Now that’s a good thing.
“I have a hard time not buying or stealing. If I want something, I have to have it … I used to steal more. I mostly stole from Goodwill. You know, ‘Can’t be bothered. The line’s too long. Put it in your purse.’”
—Beth Ditto the now famous Karl Lagerfeld-approved singer, explaining her penchant for helping herself to a few new garments of clothing [Paper] Keep reading »