When it comes to designing gold medal-worthy Olympic uniforms, why should Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang have all the fun? The New York Times Magazine asked the sisters Mulleavy to design a mini-collection for several star athletes, and teamed them up with photographer Ryan McGinley to create what we can only assume will be one kick-ass portfolio of looks. To research, the designers spoke with each snowboarder, figure skater and what-have-you to address movement concerns and said, “In the end, we attempted to simulate the look of their uniform with techniques and aesthetics that are reflective of Rodarte.” The issue doesn’t come out until this weekend, but imagining, say, flamboyant figure skater Johnny Weir wearing this couture knitted jumpsuit makes us kind of weak in the knees. [T Magazine Blog] Keep reading »
Who wore these Zeus-inspired lightning bolt high heels?
1) Lady Gaga. Duh.
2) Beyonce. She’s a freak.
3) Rihanna. That’s my fashion icon!
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This week I went to a Mark makeup event in Soho and saw two important things (among others): this new PSA on preventing violence against women and Mark’s spokesperson, Lauren Conrad, in the flesh. (Regarding the latter, she is one of those celebs who’s even cuter in real life!) The presentation also introduced a new m.powerment by Mark launch, a pretty Have A Heart bracelet — available here for $12. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds are funneled into their fund to help spread awareness and eradicate dating abuse and partner violence. So check it out. [Meet Mark] Keep reading »
“Many customers have brought to our attention one of the color names listed for our BDG Burnout Henley, and rightfully so. We screwed up, and are sincerely sorry. The burnout pattern on this shirt is comprised of two colors – one is an internally developed color we called ‘Obama Blue’ and the other is ‘Black.’ Unfortunately our website database truncated this combination to read ‘Obama/Black.’ We should have caught the error, and apologize for offending anyone.”
– Urban Outfitters responds to complaints received after a T-shirt on its website was described as being the color “Obama/Black.” [Jezebel] Keep reading »
February 11th marks the kick-off of fall fashion week, but with almost 100 shows no one has the time (or energy) to see them all. NBC put together a list of the designers you’ve gotta watch, so fine tune your runway radar to these 10 talents prepared to set NYC ablaze in a stylized fire.
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The Row, Elizabeth & James, Olsenboye, acting, writing, being generally fabulous … It’s not as if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen actually need to add to their already A-list resumes. But ever the ambitious businesswomen, we weren’t surprised to hear that they’d crammed another professional activity in. The fashionable twins are launching a small luxury denim collection. Called Textile, the denim trio is technically part of the Elizabeth & James model, but nevertheless counts as a new endeavor with a new vision. The focus: styles the girls wore in high school. Talk about bringing back trends we now consider unpalatable, the designs go back to the early ’00s with worn, flared legs, and yes, even the baby boot cut! (We called it!)
What do you think of these Textile preview shots? Anything you’d drop a couple hundo on? [Grazia] Keep reading »
If Michael Jackson were still alive (may he rest in peace), we’re sure he’d be all up in Jeremy Scott’s new collection for Adidas. MJ is probably the only person in the world who’d be able to get away with pumping some iron in a sleeveless military windbreaker or jogging in a bedazzled bolero track jacket. The line has been described as a “reinterpretation” of traditional sports clothes, but we think that term might even be too liberal. This is more like gym clothes on crack that got assaulted by a gang equipped with lace, crystals, fringe, and sparkles.
We’d actually pay good money to see any guy rock the jeweled football jersey, and any chick who can complete a 100 meter dash in the Bustier Track Dress deserves a gold medal automatically. Combine that fringed hoodie with any workout equipment, and you have a disaster waiting to happen. But if you’re brave enough to wear any of these pieces to the gym, we’re betting your workout would be no sweat. [Nitrolicious] Keep reading »
Here’s a scary clip for lip gloss lovers: Oprah‘s pal Dr. Mehmet Oz freaks out some poor lady by showing her a tub filled with seven pounds of petroleum jelly, the amount a woman licks off her lips in a decade. The new quote of the day is: “[Lip gloss] makes you shiny — but it’s dangerous!” Keep reading »