We could get into the atrocious politics, the end-of-culture-ness that having a Costume Institute Ball themed around punk entails. We could talk about how political punk icons like Joe Strummer and the dudes from Crass would be appalled by such a blatant cultural misappropriation. About how the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Met actually created a replica of the fucking disgusting bathroom at long-dead punk club CBGBs (which has ironically been replaced by a John Varvatos clothing store). Or about how the attendees at last night’s Met Ball — despite their safety pin appliques, dyed hair, spiked heels and studs – had no clue about punk’s tenets, beyond the obvious and cliche aesthetic signposts.
We could talk about all of those things ad nauseum, because the misappropriation of punk — the turning of punk into little more than a fashion statement — is simply another symptom of how capitalist culture dilutes, chews up and swallows cultural movements and distills them into non-threatening, easily commodifiable shadows of their former selves. But hey, let’s just look at the clothes instead.
Over the weekend, the Metropolitan Museum of Art set up a special screening of the new “Great Gatsby” movie. A ton of stars attended, likely in part because tonight is the Met Ball (this year’s theme: punk). We’ll have all the gowns and mis-applied safety pins for you tomorrow, but in the meantime, take a look at these five — from left to right: Kylie Minogue, Solange, Nanette Lepore, Rachael Taylor and Brad Goreski — and pick your favorite print or pattern!
May the sixth be with you! Oh wait, people don’t say that? Well, Happy Seis de Mayo then! Oh, I guess no one says that either. Well, whatever. It is May 6th and this is what we’re wearing today!
I made a Ryan Gosling/Aaron Paul baby. Using a website called MorphThing, I combined their two faces to see if my hypothesis that if Gosling and Paul were smooshed together it would create Tom Sturridge (cast member in the Broadway play Orphans, and Sienna Miller’s very hot baby-daddy). Turns out, I was wrong. Instead it just created a Ryan Gosling with tiny eyes. You can see my handiwork after the jump… Keep reading »
If you, like me, spent a portion of your morning delicately pulling out gray hairs from the crown of your head, you’re going to want to hear about this. Science! Yes, the same science that told us that boobs shouldn’t wear bras and that there’s a neurological reason you can’t get Rihanna’s “Diamonds” out of your head, has figured out why hair goes grey as we age. It’s “massive oxidative stress,” silly. Keep reading »
These cupcakes, created by Stefani Pollack of Cupcake Project, actually contain no cake: they’re made entirely of frosting. Instead of chocolate cake, the base is made by piling chocolate frosting in a chocolate wrapper, and the whole thing is topped with more frosting. I’ve never been a big fan of frosting, so this photo is giving me a sugar headache, but I’d imagine for some people (ahem, Ami), this creation is a dream come true. Any other frosting fiends out there who are dying to try one of these? [Laughing Squid]
Yesterday I spent a few hours parked on my couch drinking wine and binge-watching “Parks & Rec.” It was glorious. I couldn’t help but notice, over the course of five or six episodes, that Leslie Knope displays a particular fondness for anchor prints, wearing both this Equipment blouse (which is sold out, sadly) and this Madewell anchor sweater (currently sold out on the Madewell site, but available on Shopbop). Since I’m always eager to copy anything and everything Leslie does, I thought I’d round up a few other anchor-themed pieces for anyone who wants to bring a little nautical Knope swagger into their wardrobe. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
Yesterday, I looked at the picture on the left, of actress/director Sarah Polley, and thought, It’s Peggy from “Mad Men.” So then I looked up pictures of Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy. And while they may not look exactly alike, they do sort of resemble each other, don’t you think?
In the midst of all this ongoing Johnny Depp/Amber Heard dramz, I’m always happy to see Vanessa Paradis show up somewhere looking like her badass, sexy-French-witch self, unconcerned with silly Johnny and his totally gratuitous, overdone accessories (nine scarves at once!). Here she is at a Chanel exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, because of course. Her hair is so perfect. So. Damn. Perfect. Team Vanessa, alllllllll the way.
One of the main reasons so many women face the proverbial “closet full of clothes and nothing to wear” dilemma is their closets are a jumbled mess. Sifting through tightly jammed hangers and overstuffed shelves can be incredibly frustrating and overwhelming, leaving you feeling like you have nothing to wear.
Cleaning out your closest isn’t only practical, it’s economical and can help you save (and even make) money. To help you get the most out of your wardrobe–and save time, money, and stress on a daily basis–Tracy DiNunzio, closet organizing pro and founder of resale marketplaces Tradesy and Tradesy Weddings, is sharing her top closet cleaning tips. Here are five good reasons to tackle all that clutter! Read more on A New Mode…