What I’m Wearing Today:
- vintage Chloe necklace
- Dear: dress
- canvas and copper thrift store belt–$1.99!
- black wool tights
- Zucca boots
Last winter when people first started talking about thigh-high boots, I got a little fixated on this pair by this cool Japanese brand, Zucca. Admittedly, they’re kind of heinous/tragically fashion victim-y, but at the time my obsession-addled brain liked how the buttery soft leather could scrunch up or down (so versatile!) and the fact that they were: a) flats and b) espresso brown made them seem a lot less slutty than black stiletto thigh-highs. Today I will give ‘em this: These monsters are comfy! Of course, nothing is more comfortable and infinitely wearable than my Dear: dress. This ultra-chic Korean couple in my neighborhood have a gorgeous all-white store (and dog named Dumbo!) and their design aesthetic seems to be very Japanese-meets-Belgian–think Comme des Garcons and Margiela–which I love. My boyfriend noticed that I was all swoony over this black sheath, and surprised me with it for my birthday. That was awfully thoughtful of him. Also, it has pockets. Yay. Keep reading »
Off the top off our heads, heh, people who wear berets: Beatniks, Parisians, Carrie Bradshaw trying to look like a dumb Parisian, models in the Spiegel catalogue, women in the ’80s.
That doesn’t paint the most appealing of pictures. While the beret has been around in fashion circles for ages, you probably haven’t had one in your closet in years. Then again, did you ever? These hats are pretty intimidating. Wearing one definitely makes a statement, and not everyone can pull it off without looking like they just walked out of a costume shop.Yet it looks like they’re making a comeback, as we’ve noticed the winter accessories popping up in new shipments at some trendy stores like Topshop, and even the more high-concept Oak in NYC. This season, Eugenia Kim‘s take on the beret has a Scottish vibe with a plaid print and showy pom-pom. Maybe these are novelty items on the shelves, but the fact that American Apparel is now selling a unisex (of course) beret as well is a sign that the masses are biting. You know what happens when hipsters start wearing something “original.” (Hint: It becomes the most common style out there.)
So, would you wear a beret? Keep reading »
Whitney Port is the only celebrity designer we can think of at the moment who seriously paid her dues in the fashion business. Over the years she has interned at W and the fashion trade paper Women’s Wear Daily, worked as a contributor at Teen Vogue, and as anyone who’s switched from “The Hills” to “The City” knows, beat the pavement for Diane von Furstenberg and for Kelly Cutrone‘s now famous PR firm, People’s Revolution, which let’s face it, is no cakewalk. Now that she’s wrapped the Whitney Eve Spring 2010 collection and “The City” season finale (watch the entire season at MTV.com if you missed it), she took five to sit down and talk some fash smack with us. Keep reading »
Fast food just got this much more disgusting: White Castle (you know, that burger place that packages their square creations in sacks) has created their very own Snuggie, called the Couch Pouch. As if Americans needed more excuses to sit on their butts and inhale fast food. It retails for $49.99, comes in blue or red, and is customizable (um, you can personalize it with a name or phrase). After the Snuggie Fashion Show and Snuggies for dogs, we thought this trend could go no further. Then it did. [White Castle via Grub Street] Keep reading »
Finally, we ladies will understand the disappointment men experience while delicately unhooking a lady’s bra … and realizing it’s a push-up. Fake out! Oh, well. Menfolk looking for help will find that the Shock Jock briefs and boxers by Andrew Christian aid immensely in the cantilevering department. It’s got “extreme frontal enhancing technology,” which is a fancy way to describe a removable/washable padded cup. (Hmm, I wonder if any men on our “16 famous man bulges” list own a Shock Jock!) But seriously, ladies, do you actually know an American man who would pay $29-$32 for a pair of underpants? Didn’t think so. [Shock Jock Brief at Andrew Christian] Keep reading »
Vivienne Westwood, the queen of rubber shoes, has done it again with these fleet-footed platforms which feature removable wings. (But why would you want to take them off?) [My Wardrobe] Keep reading »
The gold and silver plated metals that fill TheBeSide’s settings have all the shine of metallics, but the grainy grooves and earthy charm of wood. Either way — solid metal or porous timber — it’s not the type of rock you expect to see sitting in a solitaire setting. This classic design redefined just made us fans of TheBeSide. [$240, TheBeSide]
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You may not be able to easily access your cash with this insane nail purse created by Tom Binns and Corto Moltedo, but it’s very, very unlikely you will get mugged. [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
As a girl who has been wearing Ralph by Ralph Lauren perfume since she was a teen, I’m intrigued by this new line of RALPH candles, which might just be the answer to finding a signature scent for the home. The collection includes brightly-colored soy candles in a few families of fragrances. Some give off soft floral notes (Flower Shop; Flowering Vines), while other varieties like Lemon Kick are bolder and fruity. They’re also timely with two holiday-centric flavors. If you’re not buying for yourself, this would make a great gift for a younger sister, as it’s fun and a bit sophisticated at the same time. [$25, Macys.com via Teen Vogue] Keep reading »
The holidays are pretty important to most of us, although some of the reasons why are a little superficial. For example, it’s the perfect time to show off a new look, your hard work at the gym, and the outfit that took you hours to find. But are you aware of just how many hours are spent prepping for the season? Apparently, 312 of them, or so says a new study commissioned by Clothes Show Live. Shocking but true. In those 13 days, 72 hours are spent shopping for clothes while 48 hours are directed at accessories alone, 96 hours go to the gym, 63 hours add up the time you’ll chat with friends for advice,12 hours on hair styling, and 23 hours encompass the time spent getting pretty. Add to that 10 hours of magazine research and six hours of makeup inspiration searching. It sound exhausting just detailing all of the minute requirements to look “beautiful.” [Daily Mail] Keep reading »