It’s Thursday. Officially the most frustrating day of the week. We see you “reading” those reports. Because you’re going to give into procrastination (we already did, granted, this is kinda our job), check out H&M‘s Fashion Studio, an online tool that lets you choose a model, and dress her up in any number of outfits from the spring collection. Choose from clothing, outerwear, accessories, and shoes. And for the really detail-oriented, you can even see underwear and sock choices. We do have to say–this clever little styling program is a bit of a tease … because when will H&M ever provide e-commerce? We’re waiting for the day, so we can avoid getting killed in a horrifying Sonia Rykiel stampede like this one. [HM.com] Keep reading »
Brooklyn is kind of the birthplace of numerous hipster trends. Why, the streets of “artist” neighborhood Williamsburg were flooded with mustached men in skinny jeans and girls who looked like American Apparel models long before these unfortunate looks trickled down to the masses. So what’s the next big craze? No, it’s not tie-dye (over before it began) or ironically Bedazzled denim: Behold, the beloved-from-childhood coonskin cap. On a recent expedition across the pond known as the East River, a group of brave Gawker reporters couldn’t walk the city streets without running into one of these bad boys. One guy explained that he was going for a “nouveau Johnny Cash-meets-Bono look” (omg), while a young lady cited the benefits of the tail, claiming she could wave it at people she thinks are “cute.” Let’s just hope the slowly warming weather nips this trend in the bud, hey? (Also, I am sorry to report that this is not an April Fool’s thing. At least, I don’t think so.) [Gawker] Keep reading »
Lady Gaga kind of has an unfair advantage when it comes to making headlines—girl is so crazy that even the most whack claims are plausible. “Gaga Marries Siberian Goldfish”? Sure. “Lady Gaga Claims She Was Raised On Alien Colony”? We could see that. So when we saw the following news item this morning—”Lady Gaga To Design Collection For Alexander McQueen”—we didn’t for a second doubt it and thought, Whoa, we’re gonna have some awesome blogging material once pics of this come out.
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Karl Lagerfeld likes his possessions in multiples. He has so many iPods that he’s hired an iPod nanny, but now it would seem that he needs a luggage minder as well. The brilliant designer checked out of his New York City hotel room to head back home and paparazzi snapped pictures of his exorbitant number of suitcases–14 in total. Now, for a man who dresses in practically the exact same thing every day, it’s not exactly clear as to why he needs quite so many pieces of luggage. Let’s just hope these 14 cases hold the latest Chanel collection. Apparently, Lagerfeld has never heard of the phrase “pack light.” [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
I like this Kitsuné fashion video featuring clothes from the designer’s autumn/winter 2010 Ivy League line. While a soundtrack of hip tunes plays, a male mode, Nils, and a female model, Alazne, engage in competitive dressing and undressing. If only I looked like that when I took off my clothes. Sigh. [fashin] Keep reading »