Fashion’s favorite teenage blogger Tavi Gevinson has a new book project in the works. After spending the night at a sleepover with Marisa Meltzer, the co-author of How Sassy Changed My Life (full disclosure: I’m interviewed in that book, are you jealz?), Gevinson and Meltzer cooked up a project tentatively titled Diary that’s one part DIY scrapbook of Gevinson’s blog Style Rookie, and one part art collage, featuring work from Miranda July and Rodarte designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy. There will also be reminders that Tavi is, yes, still a teen–like pages to design your “dream pizza” (whhhhhhat?) and how to make a friendship bracelet. Cool or too cutesy? [WWD] Keep reading »
Fresh off their discovery that people breathe air and women enjoy staring at Ryan Gosling’s abs, the New York Times style section has apparently uncovered that women love to wear dresses when it’s “soupy” out. In fact! They love dresses so much! They like, wear them all the time! The Times interviewed dozens of cutting edge females who confessed to not putting on pants during the warm summer months because dresses are so much FREER and less confining to their sweaty vaginas. As one lovely lass, Bettina May–who confers with a woman named Hazel Honeysuckle (that cannot be a real effing name)–explains, “dresses are almost always looser and less constricting than pants or a skirt. When it’s this hot, I don’t wear anything else.” Ms. May, thank you kindly for explaining the ways of the world to me. I was evah so befuddled! Here I was, a-sittin’ in mah parka and mah Uggs boots, wonderin’ why I was gettin’ the vapors! Keep reading »
“It’s kind of funny because when I was younger I did a lot of print and then I went more into acting so I had a little deja vu when I went back to it, doing the whole modeling thing again. I had such an amazing time filming especially working with Bruce Weber. … Honestly I think the best part about this collection and the campaign is the fact that it’s so sophisticated – it’s timeless. And I think for younger girls like me it works. It feels appropriate.”
— Actress Hailee Steinfeld on why she doesn’t think she’s too young to represent a luxury fashion brand. We continue to respectfully disagree. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Ice cream and summer go together like keg stands and frat parties. And when we heard there was a way that you could actually make soft-serve ice cream at home, we thought it might be too good to be true. But the reviews on this powder pink soft-serve maker from Cuisinart say it’s the real deal. The ice cream takes only a half hour to make, which is great for those of us who have short attention spans and impatient bellies (show of hands?) and you can add virtually any flavor or ingredient. Basil peppermint in a waffle cone, anyone?
We talk a lot about dating dealbreakers here at the Frisky — things like neckbeards and global warming denial that can instantly end a date or even a relationship. But what about shopping dealbreakers? Example: for me, a tag that says “hand wash only” is the equivalent of a guy who wears spotless white sneakers. No matter how much I’m attracted to it or how strong it looks, I know it is actually fragile and high maintenance and things will never work out between us. My friend Rachel will walk away from even the most beautiful dress if it contains one percent polyester. My brother won’t buy clothes that are made in China. Is there anything that would cause you to put an otherwise awesome piece of clothing back on the rack? Keep reading »
Imagine you’re a fresh-faced lil’ college student at FIT, and Beyonce’s — yes, Beyonce’s — creative director, Jenke-Ahmed Tailly, gets in touch and says the Divine Miss B wants to wear one of your creations in the folds of her next album. That’s what just happened to Lleah Rae, whose yellow ruffled dress Beyonce sports in the gatefold of her newest record 4. In fact, Bey chose a selection of lesser known designers for the deluxe version of her album, including 27-year-old designer Maxime Simoens and Dutch designer Jan Taminiau. Bey’s apparently moved on from her mom Tina’s House of Deréon line (thank God) and is focused on designers who create unique, quality pieces. Explains Tailly: “Each song really has a different personality so we decided to do the cover like an editorial for a magazine, with each song having its own style.” Digging it! [NY Times] Keep reading »