Nobody can pry that glass of haterade from conservative pinup Ann Coulter’s hands, it seems. In her new book, Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, Coulter rips into incoming First Lady Michelle Obama for her sense of style. Decrying Mrs. Obama as a wannabe Jackie O., the right-wing mouthpiece writes: “Her obvious imitation of Jackie O’s style — the flipped-under hair, the sleeveless A-line dresses, the short strands of fake pearls — would have been laughable if done by anyone other than a media-designated saint.” Instead, Coulter prefers Republican fashion plate Cindy McCain, who, Coulter says, “dressed well without freakishly imitating famous First Ladies in history.” We’d agree — that is, if we preferred Stepford Wives to fashion icons. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
We’ve written about men in skirts on the Frisky previously, but apparently the trend has it the epidemic level. One Joe in Pennsylvania wrote Dear Abby about his predilection for sporting skirts. “I’m a married man, confident in who I am, who wears skirts for comfort.” Um, OK. But why? “I feel that skirts are more comfortable than pants, which I find tight, restrictive and uncomfortable. I wear skirts around the house, when I’m out running errands and when I attend church. My clergyman has raised no objection to it.” My, what a liberal clergyman you have. Joe’s wife is supportive of his style choices, but their extended family isn’t thrilled. Abby pronounces: “As long as you have the testicular fortitude and shapely enough legs to wear skirts, then you have my blessing.” Well! Problem solved then. According to the Cut, 2009 is the year of the man-skirt. Keep reading »
I found these crazy heels by way of Trend de la Creme. Aren’t they wild? This particular model, with a rocket-riding robot on it, is called the Wonder Girl. Their creator? The UK-based shoe manufacturer Irregular Choice. And they’ve got plenty more shoe oddities to chose from, for girls who like to let their heels do their talking for them. Take, for example, these pale blue cheekily charmed boots with a see-through heel. These big-buckled ones sport prancing unicorns on their soles. Cherry Loves It are poppin’ if you’re lookin’ to get Shibuya-ready. Fancy yourself a space cowgirl? And then there’s the Alphabite. For dancing girls: a sky-high boot with a tipping slot. The line comes from the mind of designer David Sullivan and have rocked the runway at Heatherette. Keep reading »
You probably know Kelly Cutrone from her appearances on “The Hills” and now “The City,” but there’s so much more to her than wearing black, yelling at people, and giving advice about men.
1. Her dream job is “Being paid one million dollars a year to be a teacher in a village school in South India.”
2. She went to Syracuse University.
3. She has a young daughter named Ava. Keep reading »
Model of the moment Coco Rocha has a blog: Oh So Coco. The 20-year-old, Toronto-born model, who once famously Irish stepdanced down Jean Paul Gaultier’s runway, offers a peek behind the scenes at days in the life of a fashion plate. She hopes a woman on the street who takes her photograph, sans makeup, has Photoshop, posts a video of herself dancing around while brushing her teeth, and reveals that Vogue had the exclusive rights to her new red hair, so she had to keep it under wraps until the January issue hit the newsstands. For other fashion icons online, check out Chanel Iman‘s YouTube channel and Hedi Slimane‘s diary. [The Cut] Keep reading »
An upset woman who was informed there was no restroom in a Northern California Bay Area Abercrombie & Fitch store urinated in a changing room. The tall, Caucasian blond in her 40s entered the Corte Madera store, asked if she could use the bathroom, and when told there wasn’t one, retrieved a 5-gallon bucket from a display, and absconded to a dressing room with it. After the woman emerged, store employees discovered the bucket, along with $300 worth of Abercrombie & Fitch clothing the woman had placed in it. Oddly, the woman, who was on probation for theft and drug offenses, returned the next day, claiming she had no knowledge of what had happened the previous day. Abercrombie & Fitch declined to press charges. [Pipeline] Keep reading »
Style icon Tom Ford gives the latest issue of Details his personal rules of style. As the man best known for resurrecting the Gucci brand and bringing back glam and whose latest turn is as a Hollywood movie director, Ford knows a thing or two about cultivating personal style. While he gears this set of tips towards the fashionably-minded male population, many of his suggestions would be well-heeded by fashionistas, as well: being a good listener is sexy, dress yourself intuitively, and Botox can be a blessing. Of course, it wouldn’t be Ford if he didn’t offer up something totally outrageous. In his final tip on the list, he advises: “There’s one indulgence every man should try in his lifetime: If you’re straight, sleep with a man at least once, and if you’re gay, don’t go through life without sleeping with a woman.” He adds: “In the end, it’s just another person that you are relating to in a physical way.” Oh, Tom. You’ll always be our number one HILF. So do you think Tom’s last tip should apply to women, too? Should a straight women sleep with a woman at least once in her lifetime, and should a lesbian sleep with a man at least once in her lifetime? [The Cut] Keep reading »
Her acting career may be in the crapper, but Lindsay Lohan’s fashion line is a hit. She’s kicking ass with her fast-selling debut legwear line, created through her company, 6126 (a name inspired by Lohan’s idol, Marilyn Monroe, whose birthday was June 1, 1926). Despite a price tag that rivals that of some designer jeans, Lohan’s line of leggings is selling like hotcakes in high-end stores like Henri Bendel, Nordstrom, Intermix, and Lisa Kline. “They’re blowing off the shelves,” says Jill Lowe, publicist for upscale Hollywood boutique Intuition. There are 35 styles in various colors and patterns, but the best-seller is the Mr. President, which at $132 is also the most expensive. “The leggings are made of top quality materials,” says 6126 publicist Ali Brubaker. “Many have accents like 100 percent leather patches and 100 percent cashmere leggings which also contribute to the price range.” (We’re betting the high price has more to do with the line’s famous designer than leather accents.) Lucky for Lohan, her fashion foray might turn into an entire brand. “We are building a lifestyle brand that represents timeless glamour,” Brubaker says. “Our hope is to organically [roll] out additional product categories over the next several years.” Lohan may not be able to score plum movie roles (or any movie roles, for that matter), but at least she’s got a future in “timeless glamour.” Who knew? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »