Today’s forecast? More muffin top. Jess talked yesterday about how people shouldn’t assume pregnancy is responsible for that little extra pudge around the middle and just keep their mouths shut when it comes to muffin top. But here’s a new brand of ‘top for you: thigh-high muffin top. Thanks to all those fashionable folks sporting over-the-knee boots this season, we are caught in a veritable muffin top s**tstorm, of sorts. What more should you know about the thigh high muffin top? Let me explain… Keep reading »
The Sexist has created another one of her hilarious roundups of the most horrifyingly awful, supposedly sexy Halloween costumes. This time, she takes on pseudo-sexy costumes for dudes, and they’re a real horror. (The worst of the “sexy” costumes for women is here.) While Sexy Pirate with a Big Sword and Sexy Cop in a Pair of Ridiculous Hotpants are strong contenders for the best of the worst, my favorite is the fireman you see here. He’s so much more than a fake tan male model with washboard abs in a bad fireman suit. He’s a guy with a rubber hose in his pants who wants to put out the fire in your burning loins. No problem doing that, dork. [The Sexist] Keep reading »
Amelias are hot s**t right now. There’s me, of course, and then there’s Amelia Earhart, the legendary female aviator who will be immortalized in a movie starring Hilary Swank later this year. Amelia’s style was already super fierce and I love a costume that allows me to buy pieces that I could wear again. Check out how I would rock her high-flying style on the cheap(ish), after the jump, but know you could always spend more on some of these pieces so they last a lifetime. Keep reading »
It’s been weighing heavily on many a hipster’s soul that one of their favored methods of capturing narcissism—the Polaroid camera—would come to a bitter end when Kodak announced that they would be stopping production of the product. Peeps were so upset that Urban Outfitters even launched a campaign with The Impossible Project, a group lobbying to bring Polaroid back. Keep reading »
Designer and blogger Wendy Brandes has some amazing pieces in her fantastical jewelry collection. The outrageous onyx skull ring was the first one to catch my eye. It’s one-of-a-kind, handmade, and I can only imagine what the price (available upon request) is, but I love its gothic-chic boldness. After the jump, a few more of her eye-catching pieces. [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
Usually, when celebrities come out with a clothing line or fragrance, it’s kind of ridiculous. Does Jennifer Lopez really need all those versions of Glow? But with the news that the Olsen twins are creating a brand-new collection of eyewear for The Row, we’re not exactly shocked. After all, the mini moguls basically wear sunglasses like Rachel Zoe – inside, as major accessories, and the larger the better. This spring, four different styles of sunnies will launch at Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman, priced from $325-$390. The twins partnered with Linda Farrow to create the designs: aviator, square frame, round ’60s-inspired, and brow-line rims. “We tried to find certain pieces that look good on more than one face, to pay close attention to how they fit certain faces and make them wearable at the same time,” said Ashley Olsen.
Don’t worry (as if you are), the twins aren’t stopping their fashion takeover with sunglasses. Apparently, the future may even hold space for footwear and handbags. [WWD]
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‘Tis nearly the season of the dreaded flu shot. Those things hurt! And they make you feel awful for a day. Another alternative? LaRocca’s Shield Multi-Active lip balm contains bacteria-fighting ingredients like Camu Camu, a blend of amino acids and vitamin C, which helps strengthen your immune system. There’s also Cha de burge, which is another property used to help kill viruses. (Yeah, we’ve never heard of either of those before, either. But everything you read on the internet is true, right?)
“Anti-Microbal” elements aside, the balm also acts as a good lip moisturizer. Does it really fight off illness? We hear the psychosomatic benefits are wonderful. [$18, LaRoccaSkinCare.com via DailyCandy]
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On Friday we told you
about the controversy surrounding a Ralph Lauren print ad which featured a photograph of a model that was Photoshopped to s**t, whittling her waist to bizarre thinness. Ralph Lauren reps have since said the photo was an accident and doesn’t represent their brand ideals. Well, that model, Filippa Hamilton, appeared on “Today” this morning to blow up Ralph’s spot even more, claiming the brand fired her for being too heavy and not being able to “fit” in the clothes anymore. Check out her interview, above. Keep reading »
Knee-high boots worn with pants can be sexy and sleek, as Rachel Bilson proves, but nothing messes up the look like your pants bulging at the knees. So I’m going to let you in on a trick that has never failed me, and all you need is a pair of knee-high socks with strong elastic at the top, which I’m sure you already own. After you’ve put on your pants, pull your socks up halfway over your foot. If your pants are long, then fold them up so they hit your ankle. Next, wrap the excess of the pant leg around your leg and hold with one hand. With the other hand, pull the sock over the pant leg until it reaches right below your knee. If your knee can’t bend comfortably as is, then pull a little of the pant leg out of the sock. Now you’re ready to slip on your boot and go, just make sure the sock isn’t showing.
Alternative: Buy a pair of riding pant clips and attach them to the hem of your jeans. Works like a charm! [$3.99, DoverSaddlery.com] Keep reading »
Where’s a Fairy Chanel-Mother when a girl needs one?
We jumped for joy when we saw the lot of vintage Chanel jewelry from What Goes Around Comes Around up for sale on Singer22.com. Chunky gold C’s on link chains and large medallion earrings are so perfectly Jackie O. Unfortunately, we should have known that the word “vintage” no longer means “less expensive,” as the selection of accessories features price tags of $800 and up. Guess these are more like collector’s items. Should you have the good fortune (literally) to be able to afford one of these, we’d advise checking out the open heart pendant enclosing double C’s or the rhinestone necklace from the ’80s. [Singer22.com via Nitrolicious] Keep reading »