A makeup-free Diane Kruger looked her usual gorgeous self while doing some shopping on Rodeo Drive. She accessorized her casual colored jeans and t-shirt with a $3,500 Alexander McQueen purse, because she’s Diane Kruger and she has the perfect life. But for those of us who aren’t Diane Kruger, I’ve rounded up some similar pieces to recreate her look without going bankrupt. Get all the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
If you’ve been searching for the perfect pair of tights that will go with any outfit and make you look like you have a large amount of black tar seeping out of your nether regions, well, look no further! German brand URB has a whole section of melting hosiery to fit your needs. [Boing Boing]
Fashion loves anything that straddles the very fine line between what is provocative and what is tasteless, and of course that includes romanticizing the blackened underbelly of society. If you don’t believe me, please consider the “heroin chic” phenomenon of the mid-nineties. (Also, consider the unsettling existence of a wikiHow article called “How to be Heroin Chic.”) So I guess fashion was like, “What’s gritty and ‘underground’ that we can glamorize with models and fancy clothes?,” and then they decided that prostitution would be perfect. Louis Vuitton’s latest short film (in collaboration with Katie Grand of Love magazine) features top catwalkers Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Saskia de Brauw, Isabeli Fontana, Lily McMenamy, Georgia Jagger, and Magdalena Frackowiak as Parisian reines de la nuit drifting about the city streets in the brand’s romantic, lingerie-inspired Fall ’13 collection. Their path eventually leads to the actual show, where they take to the runway in the same wares. I don’t know what they are trying to say with this vague storyline — clearly they are trying to say something — but the video is pretty, and the music is nice, and hey, prostitutes! It’s not too explicit, but there are a few boobs and butts, so be wary should you work at, like, a church or something. [The Gloss]
Looking for a pair of shoes that you can put on with anything and spice up your entire wardrobe? Look no further than these amazing handpainted Sriracha pumps from Hourglass Footwear. Inspired by the beloved red bottles of hot sauce and painted by a team of Seattle artists, you can also get your Sriracha footwear in the form of flats, stilettos, or mid-height heels. At $200 a pop for the platform heels (flats are $130), they’re not cheap, but for true fans of the red rooster, they’re well worth it. [$200, Hourglass]
I am known for being cool, calm and collected under duress. But that all goes out the window when duress involves a spider. Especially a big spiders. Growing up, sometimes you’d open a closet and there’d be a big one with long hairy legs staring right back at you. So I have to say these otherwise-cute, blue, vegan sandals bedecked in a faux-jeweled spider fall firmly in the “Do Not Want” camp. I don’t think I could handle it if I looked down and saw two big spiders on the tops of my feet. [ModCloth]
Century 21 stores, for those not lucky enough to live in suburban New Jersey or Long Island, are a magical chain of discount stores that sell designer clothes at up to 65 percent off. They’re kinda like more upscale Marshalls or TJ Maxx stores. It’s fitting that on the very first episode of “The Carrie Diaries,” Carrie Bradshaw goes shopping at the famous Century 21 in downtown Manhattan.
Sucks, then, that Century 21′s web site and two stores have gotten busted selling products marked as “faux fur” which are actually real fur. Keep reading »
If you lean toward a more masculine aesthetic but are sick of shopping in the men’s section, you’ll definitely want to check out TomboyX, a new clothing company that plans to cater exclusively to self-described tomboys. Currently over halfway to meeting their fundraising goal on Kickstarter, the TomboyX collection will feature button-up shirts, polos, blazers, and other classic men’s styles designed to fit a woman’s body (I’m pretty obsessed with the knit blazer). According to the website, TomboyX’s mission is “to provide clothing options for a demographic that the fashion industry typically ignores – women who want unique, comfortable clothing that celebrates their tomboy spirit.”
All TomboyX clothing will be manufactured in the USA, and little details like hidden buttons, contrast stitching, and plaid linings ensure the streamlined pieces will be anything but boring. Watch the video above to find out more, and if you believe in what they’re doing, donate a few bucks and spread the word to help these awesome women get their business rolling. [Kickstarter]
Me: Excuse me, you’ve got a little something on your chest.
Model: Oh, could you get it off? What is it?
Me: Well it appears to be an entire tree branch… Keep reading »
Miranda Kerr has made a career out of looking divine at all times, so it’s no surprise to see the hot mama trekking down the street in model-worthy wares. We love emulating her style (as evidenced by the five million times we’ve done Style Stealers on her), and right here she’s presenting a perfect case study on that elusive “business casual.” A colorful printed blouse tucked into slim dark chinos and paired with bright accessories — it’s pulled together and professional without a hint of buttoned-up boring in sight. Get the look for yourself, after the jump… Keep reading »