Random rant: why do celebs make such a big deal about announcing “retirement” only to un-retire months later? Publicity stunt? A heated “eff-you” move that reverses itself once they cool down?
Supermodel Gemma Ward, 22 (ahem), marks the latest in comebacks—or something to that effect. Her agency recently announced Ward’s official retirement after everyone started to realize that she’d been missing from the mags and catwalks of late. The rumored reason for the young model’s departure? A desire to escape the industry’s pressure of body issues. (Noble cause.) It looks like this announcement wasn’t even a PR screw-up, but possibly just a vocabulary issue. Gemma herself posted on her Twitter page: “I’m content with my decision, but I have said nothing will be permanent.” OK, seriously? You make the “decision” to retire … you know that’s supposed to be permanent? Then this week she told an Australian newspaper that she hasn’t quit the business.
Does everything have to be so black and white with A-listers? Why not just say you’re taking some time off? What’s that? Oh, so you say there’s big money in a comeback … Aha! [Stylelist.com] Keep reading »
Most designer clothing for women is sized ridiculously small (we’re looking at you, Alexander Wang), and the sample sizes that dress the models on the runway can be even more petite. It hadn’t really occurred to us that the same extreme proportions would apply to male models until New York magazine revealed that the Olympic fencer Jason Rogers was cut as a walker from Louis Vuitton‘s Paris show because he couldn’t fit into the pants. Come on, this Hottie McHotterson is too fat for the runway? Keep reading »
This awesome concept entails recycling your cassette tapes to let them shine on. [Unplggd] Keep reading »
Most of the time convertible fashion makes a splash for its novelty factor, but then disappears because really, are you that into pants that turn into shorts with the pull of a zipper? (Please say no.) Yet Donna Karan seems to have invented the ultimate convertible garment—behold the Infinity Dress, a jersey number with some sort of drape-y strappy situation going on, which allows you to style it in, maybe not an infinite number of ways, but certainly quite a lot.
From the examples shown, it looks like you can style several different necklines, whether you want a one-shouldered, halter, or strapless cut. This spread reminds us slightly of illustrations of different types of sailing knots. Think you’d actually be able to do some of the more complicated ones alone? What do you think of Donna Karan’s multifaceted creation? [Fashion Tribes] Keep reading »
“You had to think, who am I? How do I present myself in the best light? It’s very empowering to do your own styling, even if you make mistakes. Women love to see who you are, not who the stylist is.”
– Sigourney Weaver, who stars in James Cameron‘s “Avatar,” chatted with InStyle in the December issue about her signature style during her three decades in the spotlight. I think it would be refreshing if celebrities dressed themselves because I find style on the street, how real women dress, much more interesting than hyper-celebrity styling. Keep reading »
“The shoes, the clothes are pretty uncomfortable. Nothing I wear is comfortable besides my underwear.”
– Rihanna on her famously daring fashion choices. But inquiring minds want to know — what brand of undies does she wear? [Starpulse] Keep reading »
From “Republicans Do It Better” to Obama’s “HOPE” T-shirts, we love it when politics and fashion mix. The fleur-de-lis, a popular symbol on coats of arms and flags in Europe, is a silhouette staple, and it looks precious on this pendant — much cuter than Election Day screen prints. [$39, Zulasurfing]
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The New York Times style section proclaimed today that ” … urban Americans, mostly in their 20s — are revising standard notions of gender-appropriate dressing, tweaking codes, upending conventions and making hash of ancient norms.” To a certain extent this is true. As they say, Adam Lambert is giving out eyeliner tutorials, gender-tweaky Johnny Depp has once again been declared the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People, and women are still wearing pants. I’m not so sure I’m prepared to buy into the idea of a cross-dressing sartorial revolution. Keep reading »
Last week, when The Frisky held its fancy party, one of the snacks was lamb served on a stick, which got me thinking about the last time I ate interestingly stabbed meat. It started with a bang the day I arrived in Peru — I passed out onto my face. I woke up on the hotel bathroom floor, surrounded by and smeared with blood. Then I was revived, mysteriously back in bed, and staring at the ceiling, which I thought was breathing. My adventure had begun. Keep reading »