Dr. Martens isn’t the only boot-maker collaborating with other designers this year. Hunter Boots, famed for their wellies, asked Jimmy Choo to work with them, and a pair with an embossed crocodile pattern, leopard-print lining, and gold-metal buckles and rivets was the result. The boots will be available in June for $395 in Jimmy Choo stores and on its website. In case you’re price shopping, a pair of Hunter Originals goes for $115.95. [WWD via Nitrolicious] Keep reading »
We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 15:45:10 -0600
“It is doubtful there is a more sexist site on the internet pretending not to be sexist. You not only think little of men but you are ignorant of them as well. All you are really doing is making sure more women end up alone.”
Damn, you’re on to us. A couple weeks ago, we had this BIG meeting to, like, discuss the future of The Frisky, where we were going editorially in 2009, and then I had an idea. Actually, our office man slave had an idea — his name is also “Slave,” such a coincidence, right?! — so I took out his ball gag for a second and gave him permission to speak. He said, “Mistresses, the site should be more man AND woman hating. I mean, you obviously hate men, but why don’t you hate women too, and then it’ll be equal opportunity sexism, which, in a way, isn’t sexist at all, and then everyone will be confused. It’ll be great for traffic!” Then I shoved the gag back in his mouth and made him give me a foot rub, while I chatted with the guys on my IM and pretended to care. Also, what’s so bad about being alone? You save tons of money on toilet paper. Keep reading »
But Anne ain’t got time for questions, yo. [Premiere of "Bride Wars," NYC, 01/05/09] Keep reading »
Above, clockwise: The Original Cherry-Red Eight-Eyelet 1460 Work Boot; Sean John’s Interpretation; Vivienne Westwood’s Fishnet-Decorated Version; And Lulu Guinness’s Purple Painted Pair.
While cleaning out her closet, my sister found her beloved pair of sparkly gold Dr. Martens from high school. She wore them that night, just another sign that the brand is making a comeback. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, which is next January 4, Dr. Martens asked big name designers like Vivienne Westwood and Rick Owens to customize the original cherry-red eight-eyelet 1460 work boot. You can’t buy any of the designer interpretations, but you can get a pair of the originals and decorate them yourself. [1460Boots.com via Nylon] Keep reading »
A 50-year-old Madonna will be the new face of luxury brand’s Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2009 collection. The idea to use Madonna came to Marc Jacobs, the label’s creative director, while watching her concert in Paris last year. “I just blurted out, ‘I think we should do Madonna,’” he said. “I was totally just blown away by it, and moved by her performance, by what she had to say, and her energy.” He sent her a text asking if she’d be interested, she replied, “I’d love to,” and she was quickly reunited with photographer Steven Meisel, who took the pictures for her infamous Sex book in 1992. Madonna resurrects the whole underwear-as-outerwear schtick in Meisel’s shots of her wearing fishnet tights and LV lingerie in a smoky French bistro setting. In another one of the six campaign images, Madonna actually dons a jacket.
Antoine Arnault, Louis Vuitton’s communications director, explained their choice in the Queen of Pop: “Madonna is glamorous. She has a global image. She’s the ultimate performer and businesswoman, and not someone who is just a famous singer. She has travelled. She has tried to change things.”
The more-than-famous singer was reportedly paid $10 million for her hard day’s work but Arnault has denied the figure, saying the real fee was “very far away from that.” Hopefully, she got to keep the panties. [Telegraph.co.uk]
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Nobody can pry that glass of haterade from conservative pinup Ann Coulter’s hands, it seems. In her new book, Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, Coulter rips into incoming First Lady Michelle Obama for her sense of style. Decrying Mrs. Obama as a wannabe Jackie O., the right-wing mouthpiece writes: “Her obvious imitation of Jackie O’s style — the flipped-under hair, the sleeveless A-line dresses, the short strands of fake pearls — would have been laughable if done by anyone other than a media-designated saint.” Instead, Coulter prefers Republican fashion plate Cindy McCain, who, Coulter says, “dressed well without freakishly imitating famous First Ladies in history.” We’d agree — that is, if we preferred Stepford Wives to fashion icons. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
We’re not happy about this — we liked Lindsay with Sam — but TMZ claims their official breakup news is “solid.” We saw it coming. Lindsay have hopped on her blog and is saying otherwise. Whatevs. I kind of believe it. [TMZ] Keep reading »
Starting at 8pm this evening, I’ll be liveblogging the two hour (lord, help me) premiere of “The Bachelor” starring last season’s “Bachelorette” loser Jason Mesnick. To be honest, I found Jason to be mealy-mouthed and kind of annoying, so I was terribly bummed that he was chosen as the new “Bachelor.” But I am putting aside my previous feelings and opening my mind to the possibility that ABC might have finally found a man who can make a “Bachelor” love match last. And this time, the Bach is looking for a wife and a baby momma for his son. Come back to this post at 8pm and help me liveblog the first episode — it’s one of my faves, as there’s usually a crazy bitch or two who gets wasted and tosses her panties in the Bach’s face. Keep reading »