When Vivienne Westwood
stepped onto the runway to take a bow after her Paris Fashion Week showing, someone in the audience threw a stuffed cat at her. Yes. For reals. It took us a second to figure out whether the projectile kitty was real or fake, so thank goodness it was just pretend. But still—super weird. Why would someone do that? [YouTube
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During Paris Fashion Week, the Jardin des Tuileries is a prime people-gazing spot where street-style photographers flock to snap the chic-set exiting the tents. But when a performance artist headed there on Sunday, getting recognized by the Sartorialist wasn’t on her agenda. Rather, she came in silent protest of the industry’s promotion of too-thin beauty ideals. Laying on the ground with posters reading “Size Zero Kills,” she painted her face white and dressed herself in trash bags, black mesh eye coverings, and Chanel ballet flats.
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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 »
Spotted at Paris fashion week: This sickeningly cute pink Vespa with a Louis Vuitton leather seat. [Twitter] Keep reading »
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 »