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Banana Fibers Make Tighty Whities Breathable

Comparing a man’s package to a banana is nothing new. But now, this organ is getting linked to bananas for more than its physical shape. AussieBum, an Australian underwear company, has created an eco-friendly line of men’s underwear that is made from 27 percent banana fiber, 64 percent cotton, and nine percent Lycra. (AussieBum uses the bark weave from the banana plant to make the fiber.) The underwear is not only lightweight, but also absorbent. Now wearers won’t have to worry about salty balls in the summer — that sounds like a win-win for them and their lovers. [Reuters, AussieBum] Keep reading »

Fashion Transport: Pretty In Pink

Spotted at Paris fashion week: This sickeningly cute pink Vespa with a Louis Vuitton leather seat. [Twitter] Keep reading »

Check This Out: YSL/UNIFEM For Women’s Anti-Violence Campaign

Happy International Women’s Day! (Congrats on having a vagina. And on being generally awesome. And so much more.)

If this all crept up on you, and you’re stuck behind your desk all day, here’s a quick and easy way to lend your support to the female community—sign your name on the Yves Saint Laurent and UNIFEM (the women’s fund at the United Nations) anti-violence campaign. Showing your support for the “Say No to Violence” action will join you with the UNIFEM-YSL alliance, which promises to “highlight the issue and call attention to working strategies and solutions that apply in developing countries and are applicable in the developed world as well.” In addition, the initiative will provide resources and grants in a variety of areas.

A tip of the hat to YSL for using its fashion power for good and supporting the global women’s community. [SayNoToViolence.org] Keep reading »

Trend Spotting: Metallics Rule At Paris Fashion Week

The big takeaway from the French collections? Lots of shine. There was a stunning silver suit at Balenciaga, gold dresses and jackets at Dries Van Noten, a gorgeous shift woven with silver metallic threads by Martine Sitbon and Giles Deacon presented flashy pants and prom dresses. Sadly, it’s hard to do less-expensive metallic looks without looking, well, cheap, but expect the trend to shimmy down to the Urban Outfitters and American Apparels of the world soon. A great way to trick out this trend without looking like Ziggy Stardust? Accessorize with a metallic bag or belt. Keep reading »

Is LiLo On The Outs At Ungaro?

Despite the fact that she’s still technically “Artistic Director” of the label, Lindsay Lohan apparently had nothing to do with the new Ungaro collection that debuted this morning. Backstage at the show, Ungaro owner Asim Abdullah told a WWD reporter that Lohan was “not involved in this collection” and Ungaro designer Estrella Arches took the show-closing bow alone. While we can’t say that we weren’t highly skeptical about Lohan’s appointment in the first place, early images of the new, Lohan-free collection aren’t much more promising than the epically ill-advised sequined pasties La Lohan came out with last season. (Pics here). Weird polka dot jumpsuits and outfits that appear to have been made by destined-for-failure design school first-years marched the runway alongside sad silk dresses that look more like $100 on the BCBG sale rack than $3,000 on a high fashion runway. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

Boxing Kitten Has Beyonce & Alicia Keys Looking Purrfect

Beyonce and Alicia Keys looked amazing in the photos released from the “Put It In a Love Song” video shoot. They had beautifully bronzed skin and energy that embodied the Rio de Janeiro atmosphere. But what really had me hyperventilating were the clothes. Never have I seen so many patterns combined into one cohesive look, forget garments. But that’s exactly what American designer Maya Lake of Boxing Kitten accomplished. Her collection, which includes dresses, jumpers, and skirts, has a uniquely Afro-centric vibe with sexy, curve-hugging tailoring. Lake describes her separates and dresses as “ethnic rockabilly.” Solange, Fergie, and Erykah Badu are also fans of Boxing Kitten. Prices range from $69 to $259, which isn’t bad for items you won’t see on everyone walking down the street. [Haute] Keep reading »

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