Jason Wu is the guy responsible for designing Michelle Obama’s inaugural dress. He’s also the latest designer to score a diffusion line with Target. And while it won’t launch for another five months (mark February 5, 2012 in your iCals now), we’ve got a sneak peak. Will it be as big as the Missoni line? Let’s just say there are cats wearing bowties involved. Cats. Wearing. Bowties. [Youtube]
Do you celebrate Fashion Week the same way I do? Check out who is sitting front row where and then tune out until the Alexander McQueen show? Thought so! The name McQueen might have found its way into some homes this past spring, when a gal named Kate Middleton wore a design by the fashion house as her wedding gown. But the rest of us have been loving the over-the-top, grotesque, infinitely creative designs by the punked-out Brit for years. Many years ago, the designer caught the eye of Isabella Blow, an iconic oddball stylist for Tatler and Vogue. Along with the hat maker Philip Treacy, Blow used her influence to vault McQueen to stardom. Keep reading »
Yes, yes, we know it’s just a TV show, but we love it! And since we have to wait another few months before it returns, we had to find something to occupy our time. These faux vintage Playboy covers — featuring the buxom ladies from the show — do just the trick. Click through to see even more! [Buzzfeed]
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Keep your books in place with these recycled records. Give a pair of these custom-made vintage vinyl bookends a spin and lend old-skool charm to any room. Just because you can’t listen to your favorite records anymore doesn’t mean you can’t decorate with them.
Sometimes you’re like, “Oh dang, I’m so over wearing cotton and silk and such. Why can’t someone just up the ante a bit?” And then designer Charlie Le Mindu goes and makes a ton of garments out of frickin’ Minx fake nails. Like, thousands of them! Oh hello! We like! We like so much! (Though we can’t imagine you’d ever be able to sit down and get a manicure — heh heh — in a dress like this.) Lee Press-Ons, eat your heart out. [MTV Style]
Even though geek-chic has been a colossal trend the past few years, we’re completely over thick plastic frames. We’re moving on to hipper wood frames by Sire’s Crown, which uses eco-friendly woods and plastics to make their eyeglasses and sunglasses.
It’s simple logic that eyeglasses should enhance, not detract, from your features, especially since you wear them all day, everyday. And Sire’s Crown has a frame to fit every face and lifestyle. We’re quite smitten with the Moorea frames, which are available in nine different woods and remind us of glasses Hyde would have worn on “That ’70s Show.” The Dylan Thomas frames are also available in a variety of woods and were inspired by the Welsh poet. These frames have a classic wayfarer vibe, so they’ll look chic on many faces. Sire’s Crown also produces glasses with eco-friendly plastic fronts for those that enjoy a bit of mixed media. Keep reading »