I’m really into the over-the-knee socks trend. I think they look super cute under boots, layered over tights, leggings, or bare legs. They’re flattering, sexy, and warm — a rare trifecta that’s been especially appreciated in this awful cold weather we’ve been having. I had been wistfully admiring this look on other women for awhile, but I was hesitant to try it myself. As someone with, umm, ample thighs, I didn’t think I’d ever be able to find over-the-knee socks that didn’t pinch or create a wool sausage effect. Then I ordered a pair of EG Smith over-the-knee socks from Sock Dreams, and now I’m rarely ever not wearing them. I had to take a moment to share the love with y’all, because these socks are THAT good. Keep reading »
It’s that time of year again! That is, time for the the human clothing hangers better known as models to strut down the catwalks of Lincoln Center in beautiful, expensive and sometimes absurd designer clothing, for the Fall 2014 runway shows. Each day, we’ll present to you a selection of noteworthy shows so that, even if you can’t ultimately afford what you see (uh, we can’t), you’ll be up to date on the coming trends. Or at least have plenty of outfits, makeup and hair looks to drool over and/or laugh at. First up: BCBG Max Azria, Rachel Comey, Erin Fetherston and Tadashi Shoji! Keep reading »
Today in Nashville adventures, we tried to leave Winona’s living room and relocate to a cute, little coffee shop to blog. But alas, there were no seats available. So, like any good blogger would, we decided to ditch our laptops and go on a vintage shopping bonanza. Click through to see the gems we discovered, find out what we did and didn’t purchase, and learn where in the heck we would wear gold, leather knickers or denim baby backpacks.
Do you guys remember when J.Crew was, well, not exactly affordable, but, like, normal people could shop there? I spend a ridiculous amount of time reminiscing about the days when I could save up a few extra bucks from my freshman work study job and pop into J.Crew for a nicely made cardigan. Sigh. But wait! Is a more accessible J.Crew poised to make a comeback? Based on a statement from CEO Mickey Drexler, it seemed possible: “For spring, you’ll see our prices much more friendly this year,” he said during a speech at Parsons this week. Exciting, right?
Unfortunately, a J.Crew spokesperson swooped in to release the following party-pooping statement right after Drexler’s words hit the internet: Keep reading »
I have a closet full of heels and wedges, a couple pairs of workout and “fashion” sneakers, boots for the colder months, and I blow through at least three pairs of J. Crew Capri flip-flops each summer. But there’s long been a gaping hole in my wardrobe when it comes to work-appropriate flats. I recently bought a super cute pair of pointy-toed black D’Orsay flats on Gilt and it’s been sort of a revelation. Because on days where I have a really cute blouse on, but don’t want to clomp around in three-inch heels, I can put these babies on and still feel just as put together and feminine. So what’s the deal with the pretentious “d’Orsay” bit? According to About.com, “d’Orsay” refers to when the sides of the shoe are cut away, revealing the arch of the foot. The arch, you see, is the new toe cleavage. Personally, I love a pair of d’Orsay flats that also reveal toe cleave, but my feet are very slutty. Click through for 10 cute pairs of d’Orsay flats that will titillate every shoe fetishist in spitting distance. (Which may not be a good thing, but whatever.)
Here at The Frisky, we hate the phrase “I can’t wear that,” because honestly, no matter the trend or your body type, there’s always a way to make a style work for you. In our new feature “I Can’t Wear That (Or Can I?),” we’ll talk about subtle tweaks and tips that make any trend — from crop trops to neon orange — accessible to all. Yes, really! First up, stylish sneakers for non-models:
I really, really love the sneakers-with-stylish-outfits trend, but as a short, curvy lady, I’m worried that on me it will look more “frumpy soccer mom” than “cool, off-duty model.” Is there a way for me to rock my bright sneakers without making people wonder if I just forgot to pack my regular flats in my gym bag? Can I really pull this off?
Girl, you totally can. While model types might be able to throw on sneaks, sweats, and sunglasses, and get photographed by The Sartorialist, we non-models just have to work a bit harder to ensure our sneakers look purposeful instead of lazy. Here are a few guidelines: Keep reading »
The other night here in Los Angeles, where I am working for the week, I was gettin’ it on with my West Coast booty call when he encountered a little problem removing my shirt. He was undoing the buttons on what appeared to be a button-up, when they stopped halfway down. Sitting up to get a better look, a confused expression came over his face. “Oh,” I said. “It’s a popover, not a regular button-up. I’ll take it from here.” I pulled it over my head, we got back down to business, and the next morning he left, armed with a new word in his vocabulary. Speaking of popovers, here are seven pretty ones that you’ll need to teach men how to remove.
25-year-old Elly Mayday had a thriving career in Canada as a plus-size model, and it seemed like nothing could slow her down until last summer, when she started feeling ill. “I was told it was a cyst so many times,” she says, “and I just knew deep down in my heart that there was something else wrong.” Turns out Mayday had a rare, aggressive form of ovarian cancer. Treatment required a grueling chemotherapy regimen, surgery to remove the tumors, and a full hysterectomy. In the process, Mayday lost her hair and 40 pounds, but she didn’t lose her lust for life or her desire to model. She’s already back in front of the camera, looking strong and beautiful, despite her uncertain prognosis. She even insisted on fulfilling her modeling commitment with a lingerie company after her surgery, shooting an ad that proudly shows off her surgery scars. Check out the inspiring image after the jump. And Elly? We’re all pulling for you. Keep reading »
Well, the results are in, and it turns out that men hate pretty much all of this year’s biggest trends: high-waisted pants, sneakers, short hair, makeup, body autonomy, etc. How are we supposed to dress ourselves in the face of such ire and confusion from the opposite sex? YouTube Goddess Tadelesmith is here to solve the mystery! [YouTube]
See that gorgeous lady starring in one of the new spring/summer Diesel ads? That’s a New York fashion blogger named Jillian Mercado. She’s been a fixture in the fashion industry for years, graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology, working at magazines like Allure, and never letting her muscular dystrophy — or the wheelchair it requires her to use — slow her down. When Diesel artistic director Nicola Formichetti was casting for the brand’s new campaign, which is focused on community and connection, Mercado’s bold style and attitude was a perfect fit, and the response to her ads has been great. “You don’t have to be a conventional model type to represent a brand,” Formichetti told Women’s Wear Daily. I love that companies are finally, finally starting to get this. [Jezebel]