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 »
Sure, a tent-coat combo sounds like an utterly ridiculous piece of clothing (it sort of looks more like a scarf than a coat, if you ask me), but these days who wouldn’t want one? I mean, hello? Just think about it: We are smack in the middle of sample sale season. What does that mean? Many long lines on sidewalks in not-so-nice weather—who wants to stand in rain/hail/cold winds when you can stroll up in your coat-tent, pitch the thing and spend those waiting hours out of the elements? And, with the newest “Twilight” installment upon us, all I’m seeing are hordes of cold potential moviegoers camped out in front of movie theaters waiting for their chance to see the vamps tomorrow. Wouldn’t a tent-coat make those nights spent on line more pleasurable? So, I ask you again, who wouldn’t want one? [Inventor Spot] Keep reading »
Yesterday I took a field trip over to Colette, the famous Parisian concept boutique. This place might as well be the Eiffel Tower because it’s a prime tourist destination, and probably one of the most frequented stores by visitors to Paris. Since it’s such a touristy destination, I didn’t think it would be a problem to snap a few pics with my iPhone. The second I got my camera out of my pocket, however, I could feel the security guard eye me, and as I held it up, he was by my side before I could hit the shutter—”Pas de photos!” he warned. Sheesh!
Similarly, style blogger Susie Bubble discovered on her trip to Hong Kong that shops there are even more strict about snapping pics: “I didn’t realize the Rise Commercial Mall on Granville Circuit in Tsim Tsai Tsui would be so stringent so these were snapped only to be halted by a big fat no-photo sign.” So what’s the deal? Wouldn’t you think that pictures are for sharing, therefore, having some taken would only promote a store’s merchandise? Keep reading »
One of the good things about shopping at a store that’s meant for teens and early-20-somethings is that they have fashionable stuff that’s much cheaper than designer clothing. American Eagle Outfitters has the aesthetic of Ralph Lauren (well, sort of), but the prices of the Gap. Check out some of our faves from AE after the jump. I’m already planning a mini shopping spree this afternoon. Keep reading »