I’ve already told you a little bit about my bad haircut experiences, most notably the time a 40-year-old hairdresser stole my kissing virginity, but today I’d like to go a bit more in detail about the horrific hairstyles I’ve sported over the years. What’s interesting is that I’ve never actually been that daring with my hair–never shaved my head in teenage rebellion or dyed it a crazy color with the exception of a hot pink streak a couple years ago–but even so, due to bad luck or poor decisions, I’ve sported some doozies. Read about my worst hair moments after the jump, and feel free to share some of your own hairstyle history in the comments! Keep reading »
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launched their new T-shirt line (like they ever wear Ts) Stylemint a few months ago, and this month, have brought celebrity stylist Sara Moonves in on the act to share her style advice with Stylemint fans. The creepiest part of the video? When Mary-Kate admits that she loves Sara because she “really gets our personality.” As in, one
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The fashion industry says it’s going to be carding its youngest charges from now on and young models under 16 won’t be allowed to walk in fashion shows anymore. According to Council of Fashion Designers of America head Diane von Furstenberg, girls will be required to carry ID showing proof of age. The measure is ostensibly meant to guard against super young girls being exploited, but it seems like a bizarre arbitrary measure. Von Furstenberg herself was actually criticized for allowing 15-year-old model Hailey Clauson to walk in several of her shows, and some feel this is a personal response to that criticism. She sent out a statement to all members of the CFDA, writing: “The casting agents for the Diane von Furstenberg show will be doing [the age restriction] and we encourage others to do the same,”
The whole thing smacks of ridiculousness, considering the arbitrary nature of the age ban. Aren’t they all a bit too young to be strutting their stuff on a runway? Whether 14 or 16, shouldn’t these young girls be in school, rather than prancing around on a catwalk? [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
For the past week or so, there’s been comments going back in forth in our “What Are We Wearing Today” posts about the shady nature of Forever 21. Not only has Forever 21 been cited for its poor ethics in terms of stealing independent designers’ work, but it’s also been called out for its conservative values as a corporation. Yesterday, Kate addressed her personal perspective on how she feels about wearing Forever 21. As she noted, she wasn’t aware of the company’s reputation, and now that she is, she says, “I’m less inclined to give them my business in the future. But you will still see lots of F21 items in this column because, even though I’ll shop there less from now on, I’m not about to get rid of the things that are already in my closet.”
The ethics of fashion are a murky business. And Forever 21 is hardly the only company that’s guilty. Now that we’ve opened the Pandora’s Box… Keep reading »
Happy last day of August! Crap, I can’t believe it’s the last day of August! Where did the summer go? We are scrambling to get some last-minute use out of our warm-weather wardrobes, especially Amelia who is sitting on a beach in Jamaica. I’ll admit it, I’m jealous. Click through to check out our ensembles.
The other day, I saw a great shirt with nautically-themed rope detail on it, and almost purchased it, but balked at the last minute. I’m kicking myself now, because the rope detailing gave the blouse an added kick that elevated it from typical to totally outstanding. To ensure that you and I don’t make that mistake again, I’ve sleuthed out 10 great shirts, dresses and accessories with cool rope detailing to give you a little added pull. Check ‘em out after the jump!