Every so often, I like to visit this website that sells some of the most extreme shoes that you have ever laid eyes on, some of which are stripper shoes, because pole dancers like their stilettos crazy. In addition to the fact that several are eight inches high and upwards, some glow in the dark, there’s ones with built-in tip jars, and a few include rubber duckies. And you thought those gold spiked Louboutins were hardcore. But it wasn’t until my most recent visit that I found the men’s section. Therein I discovered the mind-boggling pair you see here. The model is “Pimp.” Fake cheetah fur! A see-through, 3-1/2-inch, liquid-infused heel! That contains swimming plastic gold fish! I don’t think life gets any better than this. Except for maybe the elf shoes. If you showed up for a blind date, and the guy was wearing these shoes, what would you do? Keep reading »
Michelle Obama is wearing a gold-infused yellow dress and coat set by Isabel Toledo for the Inauguration Day events, but what about Inauguration Night? Of course, we’re dying to know what designer she’s chosen, but we’re even more curious about the color of it after today’s surprising pale lemon (with green shoes). Keep reading »
Lucy Rowlands is a 24-year-old, UK-based jewelry designer who makes wearable artworks. Her Oral Examination Device is a ring with a mirror attachment that comes with a set of instructions and enables its wearer to expose the interior of her oral cavity to others. “Be prepared for any adverse reaction from onlookers, as the revelation of such an intimate area may promote feelings of shock, disgust, arousal or otherwise.” Her Lollipop Gag combines a real lollipop and a pair of oversized, lacquered red lips; when you’re done sucking the lollipop, you can wear the lips. And her Good for You/Bad for You syringe pins are more Alice in Wonderland than heroin chic. Find out more about Lucy and her work at her blog: The Magpie and the Marble.
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Sometimes genius strikes when you least expect it. Like when you’re on your way home from work, and you realize you can’t feel your legs because just one thin pair of tights is protecting them from 30-degree temperatures and wind out the wazoo. I was in this situation just last week, and it occurred to me that I should be wearing more than one pair of tights. Sure, you can double up on black, but pairing crocheted tights with brightly colored ones is the most fun your legs are going to have all winter.
Crocheted Leaflet Tights, $12, FredFlare.com
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Anyone who’s watched a few episodes of “What Not To Wear” knows our attire affects the way we feel about ourselves, as well as how others view us. So it shouldn’t be any surprise that a recent survey by The Ragtrader found that what we wear to work can really affect our success rate. “This relates to both accomplishing more during 9-5 and even climbing the career ladder quicker too,” a survey author said. The survey polled 3,000 workers and found that 78 percent of women believe the way they dress affects their day at work and more than half believe dressing up affects their performance and success at work. How do these women dress for success? Keep reading »
I think it goes without saying that this shirt is BANANAS. Designed by art director Chris Sauvé (who also created a “Save Anna” T-shirt), this homage to our fave celebrity stylist/reality TV star, Rachel Zoe, is available for pre-order at Seven New York. Now when is “The Rachel Zoe Project” coming back to TV? [NY Mag] Keep reading »
Last month we asked if you thought Karolina Kurkova, the Victoria’s Secret model under fire for gaining weight, was fat. Kurkova wasn’t even included in pre-show materials for the 2008 Victoria’s Secret fashion show because it was a last minute decision to let her strut the runway. After snacking on pretty much nothing but veggies and “green juice,” she managed to lose enough weight to be included. “She really porked out,” a woman at the show was overheard whispering. “It’s good she dropped a little bit of weight, but really … ” Keep reading »
Nastia Liukin gets to do the coolest stuff now that she’s a big-time Olympic medalist. As if playing herself in an episode of “Gossip Girl,” being in a CoverGirl ad, sitting in the front row at fashion shows, and getting a Wheaties box weren’t enough, Liukin will also be the face (and very flexible body) of Max Azria’s spring campaign. “The spring collection was inspired by movement and modern dance so she was perfect,” said Lubov Azria, creative director. We might resent some girls for this kind of success, but Nastia just seems nice, not nasty. [WWD] Keep reading »
In the latest issue of Interview, Lindsay Lohan sits down for a tête-à-tête with 70′s supermodel Lauren Hutton. So says Hutton, “She’s got the bones of a flamingo and the spirit of a gladiator.” From dodging paparazzi to high-speed car chases, Lohan declares being a celebrity ain’t easy: “I just feel as though it’s become a situation where people have manifested this caricature of who I am, and they act as if there’s no real person inside of it.” On the perils of fame, Heath Ledger advised her that it’s all a game: “It’s build you up to knock you down, and that’s all it is. And you just have to see if you can stand through it.” As for her relationship with SamRo, Lindsay doesn’t say much, other than, as a Cancer, “in relationships I’m screwed.” [Interview] Keep reading »
Dr. Martens isn’t the only boot-maker collaborating with other designers this year. Hunter Boots, famed for their wellies, asked Jimmy Choo to work with them, and a pair with an embossed crocodile pattern, leopard-print lining, and gold-metal buckles and rivets was the result. The boots will be available in June for $395 in Jimmy Choo stores and on its website. In case you’re price shopping, a pair of Hunter Originals goes for $115.95. [WWD via Nitrolicious] Keep reading »