Neils Peeraer is a student at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Art — one of the most prestigious fashion schools in the world (and the alma mater of Martin Margiela!). It’s also where the Antwerp Six — designers Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee — attended school, and it’s generally considered an incubator for cutting edge fashion. And yet! Cutting edge fashion does not often translate to wearable design, as in these Japanese sandals-cum-gladiator-boots by Peeraer. We’re not sure if we should be serving tea in them, or fighting evil forces. Somehow both seem like a possibility. [Antwerp Fashion] Keep reading »
The first installment of the Lorien Legacies series, I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, had us quaking in our boots with excitement, as we learned of nine alien teens who must battle the Mogadorian horde to save Earth and awaken their home planet Lorien. But the second book in the series, The Power of Six, has even more action because John Smith and Six have honed their Legacies — or superpowers — and don’t spare one evil Mogadorian. Even Number Seven and other Lorien aliens get in on the battles, ripping Mogs limb from limb. The action-packed imagery of the The Power of Six lifts off the page, and you’ll kick yourself for reading it so quickly, but with superpower-fueled battles like this, you won’t be able to stop yourself.
Old Navy wanted to create a line of sports-enthused tees to pander to fans of virtually any team. So they partnered with SuperFan Nation to create a line of more than 70 tees representing colleges from across the United States. Sounds like a wise marketing move. Except Old Navy made the fatal mistake of not proofreading their T-shirts before sending them into production. Notice anything a bit off about the spirited “Lets Go Dawgs” and “Lets Go Rebels” shirts posted above? Oh that’s right. The shirts are missing an apostrophe on “let’s.” The clothing retailer wouldn’t say whether it bothered going to each university to gain logo approval, but it’s safe to say somebody really dropped the ball. In the meantime, if you’d like to grab a special grammatically incorrect version of your school’s team shirt, act fast. “To ensure Old Navy customers can enjoy this collection fully,” said a statement from the company, “we’re replacing the faulty Ts at our stores and online as soon as possible.” [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
Not so long ago, my mom, my brothers, my boyfriend and I decided to go to Montana. We yearned to see the endless skies and the imposing beauty of Glacier National Park; the only question was how to get there–flights were expensive and my family has a long and horrifying history of road trips gone awry. We considered canceling the trip altogether, but then my mom called me and said, “Listen, there’s a train that goes from Portland, Oregon, to White Fish, Montana. It’s about half the price of a flight but it takes 14 hours to get there. Is that crazy?”
“No,” I said. “It’s perfect.” Keep reading »
Model Alexa Chung unveiled the first crop of ads for her second collaboration with hipster prep designer Madewell, and as usual, Chung looks stunning. Supposedly inspired by “girls in bands, or girls standing side of stage … I felt like they’d be on tour so they wouldn’t mind getting cold,” the ads were fittingly shot in Austin, TX. Band or no band, will we be buying? You bet. [Fashion Is Great] Keep reading »
As much as we hate to see summer go, we’re excited for this fall’s fashion possibilities. Suddenly, the tights, boots and jeans we’ve put away for the last six months have crept back into our closets and are preparing to make their return. But! There’s of course a few things we wouldn’t mind adding to our ensembles. After the jump, check out The Frisky staff’s list of most-coveted fall must-haves. And don’t forget to tell us in the comments: What are you most craving as the temperature drops?