Yesterday, a handful of fashion editors were treated to a private showing of Alexander McQueen‘s fall collection, a mix of Hieronymus Bosch and other great artist-inspired prints that, as Suzy Menkes put it, embodied “the designer’s exceptional reach from historic past to cyberspace future.” The models wore mystical-looking golden mohawks, the shoes were outrageous, and of course, the couture-quality clothes were absolutely transcendent. If you’d like to see the 16 looks up close — and you should, the level of detail is insane — click on their hyper zoom-friendly slideshow. [New York Times] Keep reading »
After reading about the ridiculous air diet in a recent issue of French Grazia, I have a confession to make: I’m now a full-on addict of the sometimes-crazy fashion rag, and look forward to picking it up just to see what weird “hot trend” they’ll uncover next. (Of course, this is much easier for me to do given that I live in Paris—but now I can translate all the best international gossip for you!) This week, it’s about old people: “Les Seniors de la Hype,” which I’m sure you understand. Keep reading »
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free of lame collaboration overload. Kristin Reiter and Valerie Killeen, aka Bleachblack, have joined forces with Urban Outfitters once again to bring us some super cool, highly covetable new rings that we could actually envision perched on our fingers. “The branch ring is modeled after my mother’s treasured faux-bois wedding ring from 1975,” Killeen states in the press release. What the hell is a faux-bois ring you ask? It’s French for “false wood.” (I knew a guy who had that once.) Pick these babies up at Urban later this month. Keep reading »
Yes, those Chanel tattoos are very, very cool, but not everyone in the world is a fashionista who can rock them with her matching Coco ballet flats. That’s why we’re kinda digging these skeleton tattoos, visible only under UV lights.
Hey, nerds deserve some cool fake body art, too, now don’t we? [Geekologie] Keep reading »
Everyone needs a perfect spring sandal. We’re talking about the type of shoe that’s basic and comfy enough to go with your usual outfits, but also has a little something extra for your fancier ones. That’s why we’re loving these Frances-Stud flats by Topshop. Pink leather, gold trim, and a braided design down the front make these cute kicks the type of noticeable item your friends will want the deets on. Our recommendation: “Ohhh … I got these in a little indie boutique somewhere, I forget where.” Otherwise, you’re going to have a case of copycats on your hands. (Or feet.)
All you need to know:
- The boys from Brooklyn band Yeasayer, shirtless in all their pale, undefined, nerdy, hipster glory.
- Mason jars of beer and tequila.
- Tattered shreds of denim constructed as a dress and/or apron (they’re still not sure): “This is the ugliest boho dress ever … We didn’t know what we were supposed to be doing.”
Check out the oh-so-artsy end result after the jump. [BlackBookMag.com] Keep reading »