Will the mustache trend ever die? Hipsters love it. Etsy sellers adore it. So, apparently, it’s not dying any time soon if people are producing their own crocheted mustache hats. Can you even call this a hat? More like a mustache mask.
Instructables gives directions on how to make the DIY winter accessory. True, it may keep you warm. And may also make you look insane. [Instructables.com] Keep reading »
Over at Broadsheet, Kate Harding is irritated by boyfriend jeans. Not because she thinks they’re unflattering or too expensive, but because of their “heterosexist” name. “Boyfriend” anything, really — shirts, sweaters, jackets — because the idea is that this oversized fashion item is like something straight out of your (male) boo’s closet. She writes:
Never mind if you’re a grown woman, not into men, already married, someone who can’t stand the cutesiness of the word “boyfriend,” all of the above, whatever. All female-type people want the world to know we have boyfriends! And that is best accomplished by wearing ill-fitting clothes with the sleeves and cuffs rolled up jauntily!
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The LA Times takes a closer look at “bordello chic,” the latest trend in interior design that is sexing up businesses and nightclubs on the Left Coast. At club Voyeur, the chairs are all SM-themed, with lace-up corsets, leather straps, and restraint harnesses. Taking a nod from old-fashioned men’s clubs and bordellos, the look is a mix of upscale old-school and 21st century bondage chic. According to one designer, Lori Erenberg, this kinky impulse is a reflection of the economic climate. “I think this look is very timely, because there’s a lot of pain going on right now,” Erenberg opines. At the L.A. outpost of the racy lingerie-and-adult-goods shop Coco de Mer, customers try on undergarments in a “confessional” booth-cum-dressing room. Designer Aimee Less, who designed the Corset chair seen here, says her piece “evokes both pleasure and pain, freedom and enslavement.” Sounds interesting, but how comfortable it is depends on the kinks of the sitter. [LA Times] Keep reading »
Twisted ankles in high heels. Stubbed toes in flip-flops. And now infections from your boots. (You just can’t win.) TLC’s show “Emergency Level 1″ recently dealt with a curious fashion affliction—an infection from cowboy boots. The ER doctor explains that, actually, the girl receiving treatment isn’t the only one to show up with the same issue. The hospital sees many a Vanderbilt student, and apparently treats a couple of cases like this during certain times of the year—the college’s girls like to break out the cowboy boots during football season. So how did this happen? The doctor explains that she “wore the wrong socks.” If socks can’t prevent infections, then what are you supposed to do? Vacuum-pack your feet?
Or just not wear cowboy boots. [Gawker] Keep reading »
The previews keep leaking for V magazine’s much-hyped, so-called “curvy issue” dropping next week, on the 14th. We already saw plus-sized darling Crystal Renn modeling the same clothes alongside standard skinny chick Jacquelyn Jablonski in Terry Richardson’s model-off story, and today we get a taste of a sexy Solve Sundsbo joint (styled by Nicola Formichetti) featuring Candice Huffine, Tara Lynn and Michelle Olson to name a few. It’s hot, but you have to admit it’s certainly thought-provoking and almost jarring to see these women within the context of these slick “high fashion” images. We’re just so used to seeing a very specific type of body against this backdrop. After all, we’re talking V here, not Glamour. Check out more after the jump … Keep reading »
Unless they’re splashy formal wear, skirts tend to be pretty basic—sort of like how an LBD or a pair of jeans functions in your wardrobe. That’s why we’re loving the creativity in Mara Hoffman’s knit mini skirt, which brings a punch to an everyday look with its black, white, and purple print. Added bonus: it’s made from merino wool and baby alpaca, so the skirt will keep your derrière extra warm this winter. [$140, Bona Drag] Keep reading »
Oftentimes, plagiarism comes from the most obvious of sources. Did you seriously think that your professor wouldn’t notice the unattributed passage you grabbed from your own course packet?
So perhaps it’s not surprising to see what Fashionista points out: One of Lindsay Lohan‘s dress designs for her expanded 6126 line looks strikingly similar to a Jen Kao ’09 dress … one that LiLo even wore herself.
Hmm … what do you think? Blatant copy? Or creative inspiration? [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Reading one of my favorite fashion blogs, Fashion Gone Rogue, I came across this magazine layout, which features a remarkable leather bolero. As it turns out, the piece was manufactured by designer Úna Burke, who has created an entire line of these fetishistic leather garments. Described by Burke as wearable art, the collection is intended to connote the issues surrounding human trauma. Using the female body as their form, the pieces suggest prosthetics, which, according to their creator, “signifies the potential for healing within the boundaries of something which inhibits the body.” After the jump, more of Burke’s leather workings.
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The other day, I was reading the Red Sole Bride blog, which always has the most amazing wedding and bridal items. She asked her readers: “Brides, have you thought of wearing something special for your husband-to-be on your wedding night (other than your wedding gown)?” Rather than something strictly bridal for the bedroom, she wondered about wearing something “slinky” and “cheeky” and pointed to the legendarily naughty Agent Provocateur’s new Soirée line, which AP proclaims the “pinnacle of luxury.” Among the eye-popping ensembles is this Fonda Playsuit & Pasties. The cost of white bondage straps, leather pasties, and crystal strands? A whopping $2,790. Hey, if you can afford it (and pull it off), why not go for it? [The Red Sole Bride] Keep reading »