Giles Deacon’s Collection For Swarovski Is Sharp, Literally

Giles Deacon has become a popular guy in the fashion world in recent years, especially for his innovative (and funny) Pac-Man-themed runway show at last year’s London Fashion Week. His latest work is a collaboration with Swarovski, which features felt cuffs and necklaces adorned with a mish-mash of pointy studs, crystals, and glorified safety pins fashioned with ribbon closures. The products are certainly conversation pieces, especially if you’re going for that “Xena: Warrior Princess” look. [Notcoture, Swarovski] Keep reading »

Sikhs Turn To Mens Fashion Shows And Beauty Pageants To Promote Turbans

You may call fashion your religion, but for some, religion really is fashion. Take the Sikhs, who wear turbans as a sign of commitment to their religion. Yet, more and more, youths are abandoning the headgear as well as facial hair, causing upset community members to react by promoting turbans as a fashion item. Reports the Calcutta Telegraph: “Sikh community leaders…are planning turban-tying contests and fashion shows to convey the message the turbaned look is ‘cool’.” Leaders have also called for fashion rags: “We need a Sikh fashion magazine to promote uncut hair, the beard and the turban as cool and clean. We should use persons like Manmohan Singh as role models,’’ said one representative. But that might prove hard to sway some kids like a Delhi teen named Rocky Singh who believes that, “faith is deeper than a turban.” Increasingly, religious fashion has sparked controversy, especially in France where President Sarkosy recently stated that burqas are “not welcome in France,” and his predecessor, Chirac, outlawed “religious symbols” in school, that targeted Islamic head scarves. [Telegraphindia.com] Keep reading »

Crave: Steven Shein Fangs Necklace

Keep this hush-hush. A few years ago, we wanted grillz. Not overly iced-out ones, but some fear-evoking metal fangs to go against our girly-girl exterior. We came to our senses, though, realizing that grillz would be one fashion faux pas we’d never be able to live down. But we recently found this Fangs Necklace, and not only does it satisfy our grillz fascination, but it also makes us feel a little like Sookie Stackhouse in “True Blood” — you know, because she doesn’t have fangs of her own. [$64, 80's Purple] Keep reading »

Man Wears Women’s Shoes, Confuses Us

Some things on the internet just don’t make sense. This man is the perfect example. Why is he wearing women’s shoes, and what made him pose for these pictures of him doing so? We’ll never know. All we can do is scratch our head… and laugh. [SadAndUseless.com] Keep reading »

Companies Strip Down To Boost Up

Employees coming to work at onebestway marketing and design company back in April didn’t spend too much time choosing their outfits – for one special Friday, everyone showed up for work “au natural”. In an effort to boost office morale, the English company participated in Naked Friday, thought up by business psychologist David Taylor. Taylor asked all employees of the company to drop trou for one day to help the office get “up close and personal.” Yeah, because I’d definitely be more at ease in the office with my ta-tas hanging out. In preparation for the big strip down, employees were asked to photocopy a body part and sketch a naked model to calm their worries. Fortunately, the employees’ Full Monty was a success – morale is up and the company has two new clients. Their not-so-casual Friday was filmed and will be shown on Virgin 1 next Thursday. [The Sun]

Businesses baring it all is part of a new trend as companies get creative with their sales tactics to boost low morale and profits caused by the economic slow-down. Even though sex sells some companies think just being naked is enough. Keep reading »

Kanye West Scores Internship With The Gap

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Kanye West is so serious about fashion, he’s put aside music for the summer and has joined the legions of people, like myself, who are interning! While I’m working at The Frisky this summer, Kanye is toiling away at… The Gap? For realz? According to Us Weekly, West has been holed up at The Gap’s New York offices learning the fashion biz from the inside. Hopefully he’s set aside that ego! [The Cut] Kanye is not the first high profile celeb to drop their high-rollin’ lifestyle for bottom of the totem pole status. Keep clicking to read about more celebrity interns…

Condoms Are A Rarity In U.S. Prisons

The Los Angeles County Sheriff is considering expanding a program that distributes condoms in a unit for gay men at Men’s Central Jail. Currently, an outreach worker from nonprofit Center for Health Justice stops by once a week to give one condom per inmate to the 300 men in that unit. Now they’re considering doubling the number of condoms being distributed. Sheriff Department officials say they spend about $2 million annually on HIV/AIDS medication and identify 65 new cases of HIV each month. “Sex in jails is against the law, but there is a public health issue that needs to be considered,” said spokesperson Steve Whitmore. Keep reading »

Quincy Jones On Michael Jackson’s Life And Death

Did Quincy Jones have a good relationship with Michael Jackson before his death? It seems debatable judging from his interview with Men.Style.com. The legendary music producer, who has been close with Jackson for several decades, sounds eerily unemotional about the icon’s death. During the brief Q&A, Jones says everything from, “He obviously didn’t want to be black,” to “I won’t be going to his funeral.” Is this brutal honesty or brazen disregard?  Judge for yourself after reading these excerpts.
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Karen Mulder And Other Misbehaving Supermodels

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Supermodel Karen Mulder, a Victoria’s Secret Angel from the late ’90s, was arrested in Paris yesterday for allegedly threatening to attack her plastic surgeon. WTF?! The Angel-gone-bad was trying to get the female surgeon to reverse a procedure. Karen “began screaming and shouting about the operation and became extremely threatening,” said a detective. “There were repeated calls to the female surgeon who was extremely scared.” We don’t know what kind of botched procedure could made her freak out, but if she got boobs and a stomach like Tara Reid once had, we understand her reaction, but not the violent threats. Karen, sadly, isn’t the only supermodel to exhibit bad behavior, she’s just one of a few to be actually arrested.

Hilary Duff To Perk Up “Gossip Girl”?

Hilary Duff is officially part of the “Gossip Girl” cast and will start appearing in episodes next season, which premieres October 5th. As hipster Vanessa’s new NYU roomate, Olivia Burke, she is looking for a very “authentic” college experience. Personally, I like that she is set to play a character that’s closer to the way she is in real life, rather than just a new kid on the Upper East Side. She was snatched up after NBC passed on casting her in their new show “Barely Legal.” Let’s hope she gets paired up with a love interest we don’t see coming like, oh, Dan Humphrey. [People] Keep reading »

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