Whitney Port‘s Whitney Eve collection got a poor reception from many of you when it debuted this month. But one woman was paying extra careful attention it seems because she’s suing Whitney for stealing her designs. Adrienne Baravetto alleges that most of the Whitney Eve collection is her creation. In the lawsuit filed March 19, Adrienne claims she had an oral agreement with Whitney and her father to design a collection for women under the name Whitney & A: Adrienne was allegedly promised an annual salary of $80,000 and 25 percent of the company in 2007. But when interest in the line grew, she says she was cut out of the deal and the name was changed. Keep reading »
Oddly enough, a psychologist developed this product: The Binkini is an adjustable halter that Dr. Karin Hart felt the need to introduce to the the world when she lost some junk in her trunk due to weight loss. Can you believe no one was already making this much-needed wardrobe staple? Dr. Karin couldn’t either: “Since I couldn’t find one I decided to make something for myself to get the boost I wanted. By wrapping a strip of adhesive tape around myself in different ways I found one that worked. The look it gave me was so nice I decided to make a few to wear under clothes.”
Oh, to be a fly on the wall in that designer’s studio. And don’t feel left out, dudes. There’s a mankini version, too! So normal. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
I like to go shopping more than I care to admit. My boyfriend will come home to find me in the midst of new bags, trying on my latest purchases, and he’ll utter the same question every time: “Didn’t you just go shopping?” But without fail, I’ll find a new ring, a new dress, or new shoes that I just need to integrate into my wardrobe. And I figure, as a 20-something girl living in NYC, with no bills besides my rent and cable, what’s wrong with treating myself to a little shopping? I do work in fashion after all. My disposable income is just that — disposable in the form of purses, accessories, and skirts. So it was more than surprising to me that Dr. Mark J. Perry, an economist at the University of Michigan, found that Americans only spend 3 percent of their disposable income on shopping. In one year, as a whole, we spent $326 billion on clothing and footwear, which is a minimal 2.98 percent of our income, but in 1950, those purchasing habits equated to 11 percent of that same income. What does this mean exactly? Basically, clothes are cheaper than they’ve been in years. You can thank stores like Forever 21 and H&M with their immediate wear-a-few-times-and-trash mentality for this development. And with this news, I’ll continue shopping, thank you very much. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
We bet you’ve got a ring made of gold or silver, but have you ever worn glass on your finger? Doubtful, but there’s no time like the present. This Antica Murrina Laguna ring looks very similar to the plastic rings we used to buy from the gum ball machines as kids, but is much more precious because it’s made of Murano glass. It features a cool and unusual design that resembles something that came from the deep, deep ocean.
The Cut deems this new McQ ad one of the “best.” It appears to feature a young pregnant woman in leggings eating cereal out of a box. We’re not sure we like it. In fact, it’s a little disconcerting. Is it just us? [The Cut] Keep reading »