There are certain things you just know are true. Like: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, tights are not pants, and Johnny Weir is as gay as the night is black. Up until now, we never questioned the horrendous connotations that come when you put the words “sneaker” and “pump” together, which can only conjure images of Spice Girls videos and trips to Payless circa 1996. Never again, we said. And so we adopted the firm belief that sneaker pumps are just plain bad. And not even bad in an ironic way. Yet, if we never questioned our conventional wisdom, would the Earth still be flat?
So now we reflect and reconsider with the discovery of these mesh wedge trainers from the Adidas SLVR line. The netted body and wedge shape somehow give these shoes an edgy, wearable quality that we could totally imagine on the runways of many a high-fashion designer. Crap, now we gotta go find something else to believe is wrong. [Adidas/SLVR Store] Keep reading »
We’ve been a little bummed that we’re not obsessive enough to stay up all night in order to score pieces from Target’s recent designer collaborations, but J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons puts things in perspective. In an interview with Style.com, Jenna shared how she feels about designers doing “affordable” lines for mass retailers:
“What I appreciate about it is someone like Rodarte or Proenza Schouler maybe gets more mindshare from people who might not have known who they are. But I think it’s a little flash-in-the-pan, and the quality, a lot of times, is really not great. That, to me, is for the young little fashion girl who’s obsessed with Proenza and Rodarte and who can’t afford it. For someone who just wants to look good on a day-to-day basis, it’s not a strategy for how to dress.”
She makes a good point. Instead of racing to pick up pieces when Target, H&M, and other retailers join forces with high-end designers, we should focus on building a wardrobe without regard for whose name is on the tag. From now on, when the dress we’d been hoping to score sells out before we can snag one, we’ll just tell ourselves we aren’t looking for “flash in the pan” clothes. We want to develop our own style by purchasing quality items we love, rather than trying to pick up something that’s hot today but might not make it through one laundry cycle. [Style.com] Keep reading »
Malia Obama, seen here exiting the musical “Memphis” on Broadway with sister Sasha, seems to have rejected the stodgy way of dressing in D.C. for a kick-ass wardrobe. Peep her Gap Denim Biker Jacket and studded motorcycle boots. And her plaid tunic completes the look. [NYC, 3/21/10] Keep reading »
Ladies and gentlemen who like gentlemen, there is now a reason far better than saving on Manhattan rent to move to Bushwick, Brooklyn: a bunch of male models being artsy in a space visible from the street. By “a bunch,” we mean four and by “visible from the street,” we mean it’s not weird to set up camp outside the Bushwick storefront that man models Boyd Holbrook, Vincent Lacrocq, Jacques Naude, and Jamie Strachan have turned into a studio/gallery for their own work and shows by local artists. The [gorgeous] boys told Style.com that the space, called BAG (for Be A Giant), is a way for them to “loan our luck to other people” by providing a creative environment and display space for emerging artists. Eventually, they see it turning into a money-making artistic cooperative that capitalizes on the artists who have settled all over the neighborhood. If that means we can stop by their shows to check out the “art” and stuff, we’re rooting for their success. [Style.com] Keep reading »
The white linen curtain flaps as a warm spring breeze makes its way into the bedroom, caressing your face. You wake to hear the birds chirping and see the leaves on the trees blowing gently in the soft wind. The feeling of happiness engulfs you while laying there staring out at nature. You’re up to start the day but you wouldn’t mind lounging in your sleepwear. OK, this probably isn’t your reality, but at least you can pretend in this cotton eyelet-trim chemise. It has adjustable straps for a perfect fit and has a mid-thigh length to make you look and feel adorably girly.
This is what happens when a certain arrow-wielding matchmaker gives in to peer pressure and starts smoking whatever’s being passed around at Dionysus‘s parties. And no, we don’t know why he’s stroking that fur tail so intently. [The Cut] Keep reading »