For some reason, I’m completely incapable of tucking my jeans into boots. Try and try as I may, I inevitably end up with an excess of jean above my shoes, causing me to abandon the effort and move on to heels or flats instead. It could be due to the fact that I rarely wear jeans, or maybe my boots are not the right design for stuffing, or maybe it’s just me. Whatever the reason, someone finally came up with a solution and I’m a little excited. Meet the Küza Strap, a suspender-looking device which hooks to the bottom of your jeans, ensuring that your pants are pulled tight to avoid those awkward fabric rolls and inadequate tucks. It’ll set you back $16, which is a lot for a simple device, but we’ll leave it to you to decide if the price is worth jean perfection. Or you can just buy riding pant clips for $3.99. [Racked] Keep reading »
As much as I’ve been dying to shed some layers, put away my fabulous vintage red coat, and step out in some killer open-toe shoes, I realize that I hate dressing for this time of year. It’s like relearning how to dress warm and cool at the same time, while also making sure you stay true to your personal style. This morning, it was 43 degrees in NYC, but it’s supposed to go up to 65 degrees. How do I choose between being cold in the morning and sweaty in the afternoon? And to add to the confusion, I have a date tonight! Keep reading »
Does it come as a shock that a clothing retailer with such a hetero-normative image (sometimes to the point of cliche) would deny a transsexual the opportunity for a job? Unfortunately, no. In an undercover operation staged by The New York Daily News, two people—one transgendered person, one non—both applied for the same jobs. The results aren’t surprising: The transgendered applicant didn’t receive any callbacks for interviews, while the other scored eight out of a few dozen. One of these companies who didn’t give the transgendered applicant a shot? J.Crew.
How does this make you feel about the brand? Do you think it’s unfair to single them out? [Blackbook Mag] Keep reading »
Raunchy photographer Terry Richardson doesn’t hide from his sexuality—it’s blatantly there all over his unclothed models, genital Photoshopped madness, and general debauchery that’s conveyed through his photos and blog. Up until now, no one’s questioned his methods, and everyone’s generally thought he’s a cool—if not slightly bizarre/edgy—guy. Now, two models have gone public with some pervy stories about the fashion photog that are more than disturbing. Jamie Peck writes in a tell-all post for TheGloss.com, “I modeled for Terry Richardson when I was 19. And guess what? I felt bad about it. Of all the fine folks I’ve frolicked au naturel for, he’s the only one who’s left me feeling like I needed to take two showers.” After the jump, the traumatizing highlights of her story …
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We all like looking sassy on a budget, but sometimes a splurge is in order. With this in mind, welcome to the first edition of Worth The Splurge, a primer to help you prepare for your next grown-up purchase.
Remember lusting over that boxy little Kate Spade purse that everyone was trying to get their hands on in high school? Remember getting it and then realizing a few months later that maybe cookie cutter bags aren’t the coolest thing ever? Well, Ms. Spade (much like you) has come a long way since then. Her bags have become progressively more chic but, even more than that, her clothes are adorable and rarely get the attention that they deserve. Keep reading »