I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: I love old people. Aside from their I-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude about life in general, their fashion choices never cease to amaze me. As my grandparents get older, I’ve noticed that my grandfather’s pants just keep getting higher and higher, but my grandma— well, she’s another story. For whatever reason, as she ages, she keeps piling on more and more accessories, I think in an effort to remind us all that underneath the wrinkles, she’s still fabulous. My ex-boyfriend used to say he liked visiting her because she had so many brooches, faux pearls and cocktail rings that she looked like she belonged on the Titanic, and that is precisely why “Advanced Style” is my new favorite thing. Keep reading »
Lululemon sometimes designs some questionable things (example: see-through pants) but this idea is pure genius. They have come up with the solution to the second most asked workout related question: “Where do I put all of my stuff?” And their solution is not a fanny pack. According to Racked, Lululemon have designed the “Stuff Your Bra II Tank” which features three pockets to store all of your valuables while you workout. The product description on their website says:
“Whether we’re going on vacation, to the office or out for a long run, we know that packing the essentials is key. We designed this moisture-wicking tank with three quick-access pockets to hold our gels, keys, cash and anything else we need when we’re going the distance.” Read more on The Gloss…
So it turns out you guys are as big of freaks about butter as I am! I really did feel weird writing my Ode to Butter until a rash of you swooped in and expressed how dedicated to butter you are, too. There’s nothing like the Internet to build communities you didn’t know you needed.
That being said, it’s also given me a damn good excuse to sift through the web to find the best compound butter recipes out there. Use this shit on bread. Put it in your oatmeal. Cook burgers in it. Cook steaks in it. Mash it into potatoes and sweet potatoes and cauliflower. Slather it on all your vegetables. Use it for your Italian buttercream. Use it for your American buttercream. Put it in your cocktails and your coffee. Eat it plain for that matter! Just get more butter in your life.
As Abercrombie & Fitch continues its slow descent into obscurity, the company is attempting to regain some profit by removing the logos from their clothes that once made the chain famous. After all, logos just aren’t trendy anymore, and Abercrombie is only a store for “cool” kids. Teenagers are apparently opting to spend their money on cheaper brands like Forever 21, Zara and H&M, leaving Abercrombie in the dust. The company has spent the last while scrambling to bounce back from a string of dismal PR moves like starving models, selling T-shirts that bully celebrities, and claiming for years that plus-size shoppers are not welcome in the store. The real problem isn’t these horrible decisions, it’s the douchebags behind them who are running the company. Abercrombie’s CEO, Mike Jeffries, seems to be sorely lacking in ethics, and lost his chairman title earlier this year. While North American stores will opt for a more generic look, international stores will continue to sell logo-focused apparel. At the company’s height, the Abercrombie logo was emblazoned on every popular kid’s chest in high school hallways as the brand made its fortune touting itself as an exclusive club that only the sexiest and wealthiest of teenagers got to be part of. That exclusionary attitude has gotten a whole lot of flack since the company’s prime, and maybe by letting go of the logos, they’re trying to shed that reputation. The idea of Abercrombie suddenly aiming to be inclusive is too optimistic for me to imagine though, so I’m going to assume instead that they’re hoping shirts without logos will make kids less embarrassed to buy a brand that most people now loathe. [Chicago Tribune]
Move over, Michelle Obama — there’s a new woman in American political life vying for the snappy dresser crown. “Hillary,” a women’s clothing store in Kosovo, sells a wardrobe of power-dressing staples just like those worn by the former Secretary Of State. As reported by Yahoo Travel, the shop mostly sells matching pantsuits in solid colors, but ladies can also purchase an array of tasteful ballgowns appropriate for a twirl around the dance floor with the French president. Mrs. Clinton herself visited the Pristina shop in 2012 and was gifted with a navy blue pantsuit. The shop’s owner told Yahoo Travel, “We respect her name and her personality here. Our clothes are modeled after her own fashion.” No word yet on whether they sell headbands. [Yahoo]