Looks like the iconic urban street artist Keith Haring is experiencing a bit of a rad revival. Although Haring died of AIDS in 1990, his foundation lives on and has been bringing his works to life in new forms, first with SIGG water bottles and now with shoes, thanks to Tommy Hilfiger. Available at Colette, Hilfiger uses Haring’s exuberant designs to decorate women’s, men’s, and kids’ sneakers, as well as rain boots. Although these styles are pretty specific to a certain fashion taste, we’re loving this collaboration for bringing together two different facets of Americana—Hilfiger’s traditionalism and Haring’s urban punch. [Colette] Keep reading »
Call me prissy, but I avoid bars like I avoid men who wear bow ties. The loud music, the basketball game on TV, the syphilitic-looking bathrooms? No thank you. I’d much rather meet my girls for a Frappuccino or a mani-pedi, any place where the seats aren’t sticky. But if dive bars took a cue from the Brits, I might be convinced to change my ways: Greene King, a chain of pubs in the U.K., is revamping 1,600 watering holes to make them friendlier to female customers. According to London’s Daily Mail, Greene King pubs are wooing the ladies by offering larger wine glasses, decorating the bar tops with flowers and magazines, and filling the bathroom with free toiletries. “Pubs often fail to accommodate women eating and drinking alone or out with other female friends,” said Greene King’s director of recruitment. “Typically pubs generally target mainly men, under 25s and families, and we need to redress the balance.” Even though these perks are supposed to appeal to the so-called “SWAG” demographic — Sassy, Wise And Grown Up, meaning over age 35 — you won’t hear me complaining if someone girly-ed up the local dive. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
Compact fashion: Levi’s launches Packable & Adjustable, a new collection of denim we don’t hope to see on our boyfriends anytime soon. Manpris, anyone? [Hypebeast] Keep reading »
Every season, the Marc Jacobs show is one not to be missed. But the creative designer has his finicky ways of presenting his clothes. One year the show began drastically late, the next only a few short minutes after its official start time, and then the number of invitations was cut–so even celebrities were left without access. But now Marc has decided to open his show to the entire world, and is embracing the trend of live streaming over the internet. Which means that come Feb. 15 at 8 pm, the entire world can watch as Marc sends his models down the runway in his latest collection. With one more designer moving toward the online showcase, hopefully we’ll see fashion continue to embrace the internet and bring the runway to the masses. Let’s just hope that he won’t use a Gaga song like Alexander McQueen, ruining the live stream for everyone. [Bryan Boy] Keep reading »
Following Weatherproof’s Obama ad scandal, the jacket company has gone for the next best spokesperson: Abraham Lincoln. That parka and top hat combo is pretty sexy, huh? [WWD] Keep reading »
This glow-in-the-dark T-shirt is exactly what the guys of “Jersey Shore” need to make their fist-bumping experience even better. And no “Guido style” would be complete without a tattoo design, right? [Express] Keep reading »
It seems kind of unlikely that celebs would engage in clothes-sharing, but if they did, we wouldn’t think to match up rail-thin Victoria Beckham and the curvy Jennifer Lopez as closet buddies. But, claims Beckham, she and J. Lo wear the same size. She discovered this while trying on a dress from her own line, which apparently was the same piece of clothing Jennifer Lopez had worn to an event earlier. Surprised? So was Victoria, who said, “Who’d have thought I’d be the same size as Jennifer Lopez!”
Do you believe this, and find that a woman’s proportions can often be deceiving in determining her size? Or is this a not-so-subtle attempt on Posh’s part to dispel any eating disorder rumors? [New York Daily News]
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Happy almost-Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or taken, The Frisky wants to be your Valentine. Look for a contest each day leading up to Feb. 14. Prizes will include makeup, books, lingerie, jewelry, and more, but each one only lasts a day — enter now!
Makeup palettes are often a waste of money because you end up using one shade more often than the others. But we guarantee you’ll be happy with everything the glominerals gloLip Maven Kit has to offer. Not only does it include three universally flattering lip shades — “rupture,” a sultry burgundy; “beloved,” a rosy pink; and “darling,” a shimmery peach — but it also contains gloLip primer for filling in fine lines and gloHigh shine glaze for adding gloss on its own or over one of the colors. Plus, you can mix the versatile colors to create your own signature shade. So get ready to pucker up for Valentine’s Day. [$32, gloskincare]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away one gloLip Maven Kit, but you have to work if you want it. Tell us your best kissing tip in the comments by 3:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 (that’s tomorrow!). We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
UPDATE: The winner of the GloMinerals GloLip Maven Kit is chicle, for this comment:
“Make every kiss a little bit different. Whether it be the intensity, the length, the pressure, the noises you make … whatever inspires you. They say that doing new and different things with your partner keeps the same parts of your brain firing as when you experienced that first crush … why not make every kiss a part of that?”
Thank you for all your comments and tips.
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Last time you painted your bedroom, it probably wasn’t with lead paint. That crap causes nervous system damage, slow development in kids and stunted growth. So yeah, nasty stuff. But while U.S. laws have kept lead out of houses for years, it hasn’t kept it out of H&M handbags lately. Last week, the mega retailer settled a lawsuit brought down by a consumer watchdog group over the lead content of some of their bags, wallets and other accessories. When we read that some of the items contained as much as 115 times the legal limit of lead, we did two things: 1) freaked out and took mental inventory of any and all H&M accessories we own, making note to burn them later and 2) started thinking about other recent fashion and beauty products that have had creepy and unexpected downsides. (OK, maybe they won’t kill you per se, but they’re dangerous!) Take a trip through the world of three totally-not-worth-it beautifiers after the jump. Keep reading »
Yes, really. Urban Outfitters is currently selling a Henley T-shirt in two colors: White/Charcoal and Obama/Black. The thing is, not to nitpick the ridiculousness of this, but “Obama/Black” looks more like Charcoal to me. Also, WTF?! [Urban Outfitters via Jezebel] Keep reading »