“My aunt just passed her old Chanel suit down to me, and obviously, I’m stoked. It fits like a glove and it’s lilac, which is kind of a fun color, but I just have one problem: As a 29-year-old, do I wear it without looking too matronly or worse, costumey, like I’m dressing up as Jackie O. for Halloween?” — Anabelle
Ah, this is a tricky one. We solve our reader’s most serious fashion crisis, after the jump! Keep reading »
U2 is one of those bands that keeps putting out good stuff, year after year after year. The group, which released its 12th studio album earlier this year, is currently traveling around the world on their 360 Degree Tour and just released a David O’Reilly animated video for their song “I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight.” Plus, they has seriously cute merch. Even if we can’t make it to any of U2 concerts this summer, we’ll be there in spirit every time we put on our T-shirt (photo after the jump). [$30, U2.com]
We’re giving five winners a U2 T-shirt AND a CD with the Dirty South Remix of the single “Crazy,” but you have to work if you want one. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, July 24 through Thursday, July 30 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Move over Snuggie, there’s a new infomercial sensation in town, and according to this sales pitch, it’s highly recommended for hobos, ninjas with delicate hands, Twitterers and “Night Bloggers” like us. Anyway, we’ll just go ahead and let these “Underpants For Your Hands” speak for themselves. Also, you can order them here, for real. [Gizmodo] Keep reading »
Leave it to America’s favorite trendsetter, Michelle Obama, to remind us about versatility and resourcefulness. This week, the First Lady showed up to a White House event looking like she had lopped off her hair. Turns out, she didn’t cut an inch, but fooled everyone with a fake bob style. A wonderful way to mix things up for long-locked ladies, or to test-drive a short haircut, the ‘do is easy to achieve, and even looks good when it’s not perfect and a bit messy. Here’s how to do it. Keep reading »
Can we raise our hands for too much? We’re all about taking fashion risks here at The Frisky, but like the legendary soap opera, they must be bold and beautiful. What Rihanna is giving us here feels a touch sloppy. She rocked London at the “Inglourious Basterds” premiere with what was otherwise a pretty tasteful and well-put-together outfit (Alexander McQueen thankyouverymuch), but we’re not sure if the pearls take the whole moment overboard. Are you loving the multi-layered look or was this just over the top for you? [Just Jared] Keep reading »
Former first daughter Jenna Bush has gone over to the
dark darker side. Her new brunette ‘do is a big difference from her famously blond locks. Now, we have a few theories as to why she would go there: to curate a more mysterious look, to stand out from her sister, for a change after her recent wedding. Most likely, she read our insanely popular post, “10 Reasons Why Being A Brunette Is Awesome.” Whatever the reason, we like. You? Keep reading »
No, we’re not referring to all those dresses and tops and pants you have laying on your bedroom floor—more like a designer piece that’s actually supposed to be there. The “Fashion Underfoot II” rug capsule collection for Elson & Company is designed in partnership with the CFDA and a long list of celebrated designers including Thakoon (that’s his handiwork, at left!), Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Home, Doo Ri, Cynthia Rowley, Lily Pulitzer, Tory Burch and Peter Som. They custom-designed a carpet that was then hand-woven with Himilayan wool by a team of master artisans in Nepal. And the best part? Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, a CFDA initiative that’s supporting women with breast cancer and has raised more than $40 million for the cause since 1994. If you’re looking to make a purchase, check out AM Collections. [Elson & Company] Keep reading »
It’s a vicious cycle: You wear your new super hot, strappy high heels and the next day your feet look like they’ve been in the boxing ring. Then, the only way to wear your shoes again is to protect your wounds with band-aids that slip out of place, or you end up taking them off anyhow because they’re so unsightly and you’re wincing every time you take a step. Problem solved thanks to Nexcare Clear First Aid Tape. Just place over blisters, and no one (save for foot fetishists) will notice.
Unfortunately, we can’t take credit for this genius fashion fix. Rather, it arrived via our friends at Teen Vogue who found the solution. We were so enthusiastic that we had to share the good news. Sometimes the most amazing insider fashion secrets hardly cost you anything. [$2.49, Drugstore.com via Teen Vogue] Keep reading »
Another day, another risque fashion ad. Sooo, it’s not like anyone turns to Marc Jacobs for chaste imagery or anything, but folks are buzzing that his new fall ’09 ad campaign is a touch raunchy. The pictures were snapped by Jacobs’ main man, photographer Juergen Teller, natch, and feature five It models, ranging in age from 17 to 29, in a series of bendy, twisty, and sometimes freaky, poses. Please note the image above where a model, dressed in an over-embroidered mini-dress, sits cross-legged with her crotch exposed a la Britney. For sure, it’s a little bit much, but uncomfy? Not in our opinion. The only thing that rubs us the wrong way is how similar these feel to American Apparel’s cheesy ads. More images, after the jump! [The Cut] Keep reading »
Bravo’s “Project Runway” spinoff, “The Fashion Show,” had a bit of a tough go, especially considering that the buzz about the new “Project Runway” on Lifetime largely eclipsed the attention of style watchers. Regardless, a deserving contestant, Anna McCraney, took the gold on last night’s finale with a smart but disparate collection of colorful dresses (signature look pictured), which you can now pre-order at ShopBravo.com. Throughout the show, Anna’s designs proved to be organic and conceptual, competing the most with the other high-level talent on the show, Daniella (who, it must be said, produced some extremely amazing pieces).
So, watchers … are you happy with Anna’s win? If not, who do you think deserved the title? After the jump, a look at Anna’s designs throughout the season. [Bravo] Keep reading »