No, we’re not referring to all those dresses and tops and pants you have laying on your bedroom floor—more like a designer piece that’s actually supposed to be there. The “Fashion Underfoot II” rug capsule collection for Elson & Company is designed in partnership with the CFDA and a long list of celebrated designers including Thakoon (that’s his handiwork, at left!), Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Home, Doo Ri, Cynthia Rowley, Lily Pulitzer, Tory Burch and Peter Som. They custom-designed a carpet that was then hand-woven with Himilayan wool by a team of master artisans in Nepal. And the best part? Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, a CFDA initiative that’s supporting women with breast cancer and has raised more than $40 million for the cause since 1994. If you’re looking to make a purchase, check out AM Collections. [Elson & Company] Keep reading »
It’s a vicious cycle: You wear your new super hot, strappy high heels and the next day your feet look like they’ve been in the boxing ring. Then, the only way to wear your shoes again is to protect your wounds with band-aids that slip out of place, or you end up taking them off anyhow because they’re so unsightly and you’re wincing every time you take a step. Problem solved thanks to Nexcare Clear First Aid Tape. Just place over blisters, and no one (save for foot fetishists) will notice.
Unfortunately, we can’t take credit for this genius fashion fix. Rather, it arrived via our friends at Teen Vogue who found the solution. We were so enthusiastic that we had to share the good news. Sometimes the most amazing insider fashion secrets hardly cost you anything. [$2.49, Drugstore.com via Teen Vogue] Keep reading »
A group of people in New York finally give us all a good reason to run around in our underwear. Not only is it fun, but the 500-person panty-run going on tonight in NY’s Central Park has a purpose! If all 500 runners drop trough tonight, they will officially break the world record for the “largest gathering of people wearing underpants” currently held by the 146 English men who depants-ed last month. Runners who finish the 1.7 mile run, appropriately led by NY mayor candidate, The Naked Cowboy, will win a pair of boxers, further encouraging their undie exercise. But for some athletes in tonight’s run, not only are they breaking a world record, they are also warming up for the Nautica NYC Triathlon happening on Sunday. [Huffington Post]
This undie-run is a pretty fantastic world record goal, but I think Frisky readers can do better!
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Another day, another risque fashion ad. Sooo, it’s not like anyone turns to Marc Jacobs for chaste imagery or anything, but folks are buzzing that his new fall ’09 ad campaign is a touch raunchy. The pictures were snapped by Jacobs’ main man, photographer Juergen Teller, natch, and feature five It models, ranging in age from 17 to 29, in a series of bendy, twisty, and sometimes freaky, poses. Please note the image above where a model, dressed in an over-embroidered mini-dress, sits cross-legged with her crotch exposed a la Britney. For sure, it’s a little bit much, but uncomfy? Not in our opinion. The only thing that rubs us the wrong way is how similar these feel to American Apparel’s cheesy ads. More images, after the jump! [The Cut] Keep reading »
Some people will stop at nothing to make a profit and HeroBuilders.com is no exception. This site specializes in making action figures of newsworthy folks like Sarah Palin, Jon Gosselin, and George Bush. But now that ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews has been catapulted into fame because some creep decided to film her naked in her hotel room, the site is going to immortalize her forever in colored plastic. Keep reading »
“Brothers” is the upcoming Natalie Portman-Jake-Gyllenhaal-Tobey Maguire movie about the Iraq war. Sam (Tobey) goes off to fight, leaving Grace (Natalie) and two kids at home, and he dies. Grace and the kids are heartbroken, and Tommy (Jake) steps in to help out (and, apparently, sleep with his dead brother’s wife). But wait! Sam isn’t dead! He comes back home, and things start going back to normal, but then he loses it when he finds out about Grace and Tommy! And his daughter tells him at the dinner table that Mommy would rather sleep with Uncle Tommy than him! And Sam goes apeshit! Looks like a much more intense, much less sappy version of “Pearl Harbor,” with its Ben Affleck-Josh Hartnett-Kate Beckinsdale love triangle, no? Keep reading »
Britney Spears first debuted her manufactured makeover in an ad for Candie’s shoes. Standing next to yummy desserts and a pink polo-ed prince charming, Brit-Brit’s “Barbie” look is admittedly better than, well, being bald. Now Candie’s has released a new commercial featuring Britney. In it, Britney keeps up the Barbie fairytale, eyeing a polo-playing prepster who will hopefully fall for her because of her rockin’ Candie’s shoes. In true Britney style, she follows her man around a mansion singing a Britney exclusive, “Radar.” Is it just me or does the song sound oddly similar to “Womanizer?” [via Jezebel] Keep reading »
Attention, dudes: You can lie about how great that new Beyoncé single is. You can lie about how she looks in that halter top. (But you shouldn’t.) You can even lie about how much you enjoy spending Thanksgiving Day at her parents house.
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Bravo’s “Project Runway” spinoff, “The Fashion Show,” had a bit of a tough go, especially considering that the buzz about the new “Project Runway” on Lifetime largely eclipsed the attention of style watchers. Regardless, a deserving contestant, Anna McCraney, took the gold on last night’s finale with a smart but disparate collection of colorful dresses (signature look pictured), which you can now pre-order at ShopBravo.com. Throughout the show, Anna’s designs proved to be organic and conceptual, competing the most with the other high-level talent on the show, Daniella (who, it must be said, produced some extremely amazing pieces).
So, watchers … are you happy with Anna’s win? If not, who do you think deserved the title? After the jump, a look at Anna’s designs throughout the season. [Bravo] Keep reading »