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Coco Rocha Has A Blog

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 »

Please Don’t Do That In This Abercrombie & Fitch Store, Ma’am

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 »

Tom Ford’s Rules Of Style

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 »

Attack Of The Zombie Barbie!

One of my favorite fashion bloggers, Oslo, Norway’s Are Sundnes of Paranaiv, has created this lovely Barbie of the Undead. No longer nice, blond, and sweet, Zombie Barbie is gently eaten, somewhat gray, and stands over a random limb that she was likely gnawing upon. Bad Undead Barbie! Flesh-eating Barbie and a gorilla-My Pretty Pony chimera are part of a series Are’s making out of recycled toys; “Make boring toys cool!” he explains. Check out some behind the scenes shots of Barbie getting modded here. Of course, Are’s not the first to turn this female icon into art. National Barbie-in-a-Blender Day celebrates Utah artist Tom Forsythe’s court victory over Barbie maker Mattel. The toy manufacturer sued Forsythe for taking arty photographs of Barbie in a blender. Long live Undead Barbie! What did you do to your Barbie? [Boing Boing; photo used by permission of Are Sundnes] Keep reading »

Lindsay Lohan Finally Has A Hit

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 »

15 Most Unfortunately Named Fashion Items

While fashion is an industry that celebrates all things wearably beautiful, the names it gives many of its items are quite the opposite. Here is a list of the top 15 biggest offenders. Keep reading »

Britney Spears To Appear On Project Runway?

In case ya’ll missed it, Britney’s birthday was this week, and rumormongers duly noted that Heidi Klum showed up at Britney’s birthday bash. What does it all mean? It could be that Klum is courting the beweaved one for an appearance on an upcoming season of “Project Runway.” Which would certainly be, um, interesting. “‘Heidi’s smart: she knows that Britney can do wonders for a show’s ratings, there’s been a lot of drama at ‘Runway’ — it would be huge for her to get Britney,’” a source stated. On the other hand, Brit-Brit would certainly make for a unique fashion icon. Perhaps contestants could create fashions based on Brit’s many moods. Frap-toting, pink-wigged lunatic with a British accent. Bald-headed in a hoodie, armed with an umbrella. Postmodern school girl gone wild, redeconstructed. The possibilities are endless, really. [Scoop] Keep reading »

Does This Victoria’s Secret Model Look Fat To You?

In case you missed the “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” on CBS last night, the New York Post reports that at least one of the models was “fat.” Yes, fat. The Post was at the taping in Miami last month and knows for a “fact” that model Karolina Kurkova had put on the pounds, at least according to a woman at the show sitting next to reporter Raakhee Mirchandani. “‘She really porked out,’ the woman whispered. “’It’s good she dropped a little bit of weight, but really … ‘” Just how did she drop that “little bit of weight”? Well, for starters, she cut out all carbs and wheat, drank a ton of “green juice,” and exercised three hours a day. Poor thing! All that work and still so … “fat.” Life’s really unfair sometimes! At any rate, it’s too bad all that talk about the economy affecting beauty standards hasn’t had much impact on the fashion industry yet. If we’re going to live in a recession, we should at least have the benefit of big hips being in vogue. [NYPost] Keep reading »

Cover Your Walls In Fishnet Wallpaper

I adore this fishnet-style wallpaper designed by Jon Sherman and created by Flavor Paper. The hand-printed paper’s pattern is composed of the stockinged legs of retro ladies, and old school bustiers and panties decorate the squares where the design crisscrosses. The available colors are hot: fireball, gold, electric raspberry, and licorice. Unfortunately, at $150 for a 27″ x 15′ roll, this may not be the perfect wall covering for die-hard recessionistas. But can’t a girl splurge everywhere once in a while? [Cool Hunting] Keep reading »

Fashion’s Top 10 Secret Weapons

Every card-carrying fashionista knows she has be a step ahead of the pack. She must know the big name designers, cult favorites, and up-and-coming talents. (Oh, you don’t know about Juan Carlos Obando? Gasp!) Her savvy wardrobe needs to be expertly put together at all times with an effortless appearance. The glam queen rushes from event to event but is by no means disheveled. And she is never caught in a fashion disaster. How does she keep it all together? Her hush-hush secret weapons of course. In a pinch, she pulls out one of these 10 go-to tricks of the trade for a quick and easy solution to common fashion emergencies. Keep reading »

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