So, turns out adults have been chasing after Stella McCartney‘s new Gap Kids collection. Maybe it was Grazia magazine who put the idea into people’s heads that they could wear the line after its staffers put a video online of them trying on looks from the collection (and yes, the skinny ladies did fit into some of the styles that weren’t even the largest ones). Watch it here after the jump…
In any case, it would seem that the most popular item in the range—a Michael Jackson/military-inspired coat—has definitely been finding its way into the closets of grown-ups. Racked reports that in New York City, only one large size remains (although it’s surely gone by now). Is shopping the kids’ section: A) A clever and cheaper way to find some fun pieces, B) Upsetting because the only people who can wear it have to be super petite, or C) Sad because apparently the only really awesome designer collaborations out there are for the prepubescent set? [Racked.com] Keep reading »
Sure, critics say Vogue
has lost touch with today’s modern women, but uh, you kinda have to see it (via video) to believe it. In this edition of “60 Seconds To Chic,” host Louise Roe explores how to wear the winter boot. And boy, is it full of gems! There’s the batcrackers your-boss-will-think-you’re-insane first look that she suggests is “good to go to the office,” a screaming green fur Russian cap served up with the sunny, helpful, “Don’t be scared to wear a hat!” and, finally, bare legs and an evening dress paired with wild, ’80s-style Sorrel boots for an ensemble that says you are a very practical girl. You’re also freezing to death. [Fashionista
] Keep reading »
We’ve tried body splashes, eau de toilettes, and everything short of bathing in perfume, but can’t seem to stay smelling department-store-chic for more than an hour. The solution? Solid perfume. When we’re going through our day and realize we smell funk-tastic it doesn’t hurt to have a scent of choice stowed in our purses. Illuminated Perfume sells darling mini pots for $15 that come in ten different scents. Plus, we’re suckers for anything with packaging this pretty. [$15, Illuminated Perfume]
Illuminated Perfume is offering Frisky readers 15 PERCENT OFF any purchase of $25 or more, from today, Nov. 4, to Thursday, Dec. 31. Simply click here and enter coupon code Frisky Deal when shopping. Check back daily for more Season’s Savings discounts! Keep reading »
Before Amelia Earhart became famous for flying, she was all about the needle and thread it seems. What, you didn’t know she was a fashion designer? OK, we weren’t aware either, but you learn something new every day, right? Amelia learned how to sew as a young girl and made her own clothes while working as a social worker, all before she took to the skies. In order to finance her flying expeditions, she launched her first line in 1934, Amelia Earhart Fashions, which sold at Macy’s in New York and Marshall Field’s in Chicago. Amelia was all about creating designs for women which were sensible — separates, comfortable pieces, and machine-washable items — with a bit of whimsy, which included shirt tails and parachute silk raincoats with buttons shaped like propellers. Of course, as a designer, Amelia created her own clothes as well, including a jumpsuit that was designed to be something comfortable to wear in the cockpit. This isn’t the celebrity fashion line of today either: Amelia’s patterns were published and featured in Woman’s Home Companion magazine.
You can find some of her pieces in the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison, Missouri, you know, like when you’re in the ‘hood. But you might wanna start thinking about incorporating aviation styles into your wardrobe ASAP. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
In today’s shoe revamp news, we bring you two genius, DIY ways to jazz up your tired, old shoes. (Yesterday, we talked about boot add-ons, FYI.) The first DIY option seems a little hipster-y to me, but it’s way adorable: Turn your Keds (remember those?) or similar sneaks into saddle shoes. Just be sure to buy fabric paint; you wouldn’t want a rainstorm to wash away all of your hard work! And the second I’m really into, mostly because I have a pair of cowboy boots eating up space in my overstuffed closet: Just chop off the top part of the boot. Check out the finished products, above. Got any more for us? [Undeclared Panache] Keep reading »
We gave you a sneak peek at Lindsay Lohan‘s Spring 2010 collection of 6126 Leggings earlier this month. Well, a few more ad campaign photos have hit the web, and we have to say we’re really disappointed. There’s only so much you can do with a pair of leggings, but briefs-exposure shouldn’t be one of them, right? Well, we’ll give her credit for not jumping on the sequined-leggings bandwagon, for now. After the jump, check out two more photos from the ad campaign shot by celebrity photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani and styled by GK Reid, who will star in Bravo’s new reality show “Double Exposure.” Keep reading »
Anna Wintour had a very special birthday yesterday. Not only did the Vogue editor turn 60 years old but President Obama hired her for a job! Don’t worry, Anna’s not leaving her masthead position any time soon, but she does have a new title to add to her resume. She’ll join fellow fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities. The job task ahead of her is all about giving Obama advice on how to bring the arts into society. We think she can handle that one. She’s already made a huge statement with Fashion’s Night Out, which was so popular that a sequel date set has been set. We certainly look forward to Anna’s projects as a part of the government, because if FNO was any indication, there could be a fashion national holiday in our future. Hey, getting a day off work to go shopping doesn’t sound so bad. [WWD] Keep reading »
Most Americans look to Barack Obama for change. So now, you can look to him when you’re changing your clothes. This cheeky website, Obama-Weather.com, shows you how to dress for the day according to illustrations of the Prez. Foggy and a bit chilly? He’s prepared in a parka and jeans. For wet days, a raincoat and an umbrella, depending on if there are light or heavy showers. When the weather’s nice, Mr. President gets decked out in a bright t-shirt and leather jacket.
OK … so where’s the Michelle version, please? [Obama-Weather.com] Keep reading »
We’re not sure all dogs are like this, but at least two Frisky staffers’ dogs love to burrow into blankets and towels and piles of clothes and, in some cases, even leaves and snow. We’re not sure why this is, but it certainly is freakin’ adorable when they do, we’ll tell ya that much. If you’re in the market for splurging on a ridiculously overpriced yet darling gift for your very worthy dog this holiday season, might we suggest this Snuggie Lux Trundle Bed? It’s made of ultra-soft chenille and faux mink, is machine-washable, and, depending on the size you order, costs just $66-$72. Cough. [Muttropolis] Keep reading »