“Keep calm and carry on” was a morale-raising British slogan during World War II that’s now stamped on everything from posters to cushions to chocolate bars. But if there’s one thing we love more than kitsch, it’s pandas! An Etsy seller named Steppie has printed a sweet panda bear’s face on American Apparel Ts and tanktops for a playful twist on the traditional message. Keep calm and carry on? We’d much rather keep calm and panda on.
A few weeks ago, my brother and I were looking at old family pictures and we came across a photo of my dad in the ’70s. He was wearing giant Terry Richardson-style glasses, short shorts, some kind of subversive message T-shirt, and rocking a full beard. We looked at each other, and I whispered, “Oh my god. Was our dad the first hipster?” My brother quickly filed the picture away, saying, “We can’t let the government know about this.”
According to an awesome new Tumblr, Dads: The Original Hipsters, my dad’s not the only one. From bearded beer-brewers to deep V-neck wearers, the baby boomer generation was chock full of hipsters who had no idea they were hipsters. Was your dad one of them? Submit a photo and let the world know. Keep reading »
Marchesa is known for creating pleasantly unique dresses, and this origami-pleated silk dress is no exception. Currently on sale for a mere $1,115, we had to get the Man Panel’s take on this avant-garde item. Read on for their always honest — and often hilarious — opinions… Keep reading »
Yesterday, in preparation of my first bare-legs day since last fall, I shaved my legs. I don’t like body hair so I shave my legs even in the winter. But yesterday, as I was about to de-fuzz the first strip of leg, I realized that I haven’t changed my razor in more than a year. Yuck! I’ve been using the same razor since before the summer of 2010! The razor was an expensive drugstore brand and actually still performs its hair removal duties without causing nicks and cuts. But I have to admit it wasn’t meant to last this long. And as I looked closer at it, I realized the stains on the handle that I ignored for so long were actually mildew. That calls for a double yuck! So even though I don’t like change, I’m going to buy a new razor today and chuck Old Faithful in the trash … but I will miss her because she served me so well. And I promise to never go this long without replacing my razor again.
What’s your nasty beauty habit that will gross us out? Tell us in the comments. Keep reading »
This adorable little editorial from Vogue shows you how funsies it can be to go to work-type places with your fancy Yigal Azrouël pencil skirt and vintage camera you don’t actually know how to work. Isn’t it though? [Everything Fabulous] Keep reading »
Prince William and Kate Middleton might have royal connections, but that hasn’t stopped them from dressing like common folk. Both William and Kate have been keeping their looks casual in the days leading up to their wedding. In honor of the royal couple, Gap, which is known for its casual-chic fashions, has begun a promotion where in-store shoppers can enter to win 50 percent off regularly priced items and 10 percent off sale items for a year. Everyday, until April 30, there will be one winner in each Gap store. That means more than 6,000 winners! So hurry into a Gap near you and enter for your chance to win! Keep reading »