Coming this spring: Alexander Wang‘s first sunglasses collection, which includes these uh-may-zing cat’s-eye shades that I’m going to declare this summer’s must-have beach peepers. How much do they cost? I’m guessing somewhere in the range of I-don’t-want-to-know. [Pipeline] Keep reading »
When the going gets tough, there are those who get knocked over, and then there are folks who figure out how to profit from a bad situation. Looks like the beauty industry is looking to the latter by facing the swine flu epidemic with expensive, fancy treatments. High-end spas have started offering healthy-sounding preventative care treatments like “immune boosting” facials and detoxes. Many of these offerings feature antibacterial ingredients meant to ward off sickness—a few examples include bee propolis (bee goo, basically) and high-pH, Japanese water.
So does this stuff work? One doctor tells New York magazine’s The Cut: “There is no question that these treatments will protect against winter illnesses, even the flu and swine flu.” [Interesting. Doesn't sound like any doctors we've ever interviewed. -- Editor]
The cynics in us are intrigued yet doubtful that a facial could replace a flu shot. Either way, pretty clever business-wise, no? [The Cut] Keep reading »
There are some fashion acronyms so standard—LBD, VPL—that women use them with the same ease as LOL and OMG (although, come to think of it, don’t those sound a bit vintage now?). The UK’s Guardian has explained some of the more obscure ones, which are sure to challenge your style vocabulary. There’s OTK (over the knee), VBS (visible bra strap) and TFFF (too fat for fashion.) Come now, children, that is just plain silly.
Well, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. After the jump, our attempt at some fashion acronyms and nicknames you will hopefully never use. (And if you do, trust us, no one will understand you.) [Guardian.co.uk] Keep reading »
The pronounced shoulder is definitely here for another season, but that doesn’t mean we all can go out and splurge on a Helmut Lang blazer. Fortunately, shoulder pad bras are also available this season for those that have a commitment phobia when it comes to flighty fashion trends. These bras will give the favorite pieces in your closet a more structured look, but won’t break the bank. The shoulder pad bra above only costs $15! I’m still on the fence about the strong shoulder trend because I think my shoulders are too wide as it is, but I wonder what other non-celebs think. Do you want a shoulder pad bra? Keep reading »
Naomi Campbell wasn’t always a scary, BlackBerry-hurling diva-supermodel. She was actually adorable at one point. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
The style predictions for 2010 are pouring in as fast as suggestions for how we pronounce the year
. We’re partial to Bobbie Thomas’ recent appearance on “The Today Show” because she made a rather dramatic statement: For 2010, “there are no rules!” she declared. Ah, excellent, so maybe that means the above segment is null and void? (Also, gee whiz, we’ve never heard that one before.) Maybe fashion in ’10 will be more ’09ish than we’ve anticipated after all. Keep reading »
When the temperature gets down below 30, all attempts at looking good go out the window. I put tights under my jeans, layer three pairs of socks, and wear a knit hat that messes up my hair. One of the bad things about layering is that putting a thick, long-sleeved sweater under a coat can result in that awful, stuffed-sausage feeling and an inability to move your arms the way you normally do. To give yourself a wider range of motion, put a thin, insulated vest under your coat instead of tons of long-sleeved layers. Your core will be warm, and your arms won’t be impeded. And, lucky for you, outdoorsy companies like Land’s End and L.L.Bean are having post-holiday sales just as the real cold sets in. [Polarthin Insulator Vest, $24.99 on sale, Land's End] Keep reading »
Clearly, Dejana Kabiljo’s, er, hair chairs are not for those who are shy about home decor. The Croatian furniture designer lives in Vienna, where she runs Kabiljo Inc., and her PRETTYPRETTY collection features this very hirsute seat, as well as hairy stools and furry ottomans. Says their creator: “Pretty heads to sit on explore the nicely regulated erotic allure that surrounds us, tracing out the customary grammar of desire.” What? Who knows. But you know what would be totally awesome? A hair salon outfitted with these crazy hair furniture pieces. Check out more of the wackiness after the jump! Keep reading »
All I’m hearing these days on The Weather Channel is how in certain northern parts of the country people are getting hit with one cold-ass winter—like minus 20 degrees without the wind-chill. Basically, that means they can’t leave the house with even an inch of exposed skin or risk immediate frostbite. Frost-to-the-bite. Whoa. Luckily for them, we’ve happened upon a genius solution to the exposed skin conundrum: the Sneaker/Trouser. It’s a onesie combining pants and shoes designed by Sebastian Errazuriz—he attaches wide-leg jeans directly to a pair of Converse! And they don’t look all that dorky, either, right? Um, right guys? [Trendhunter] Keep reading »