You certainly wouldn’t let your IT department predict clothing trends for next season. So, why is the fashion industry looking to scientists for their opinions on the future of design?
Yes, that’s right. When it comes to the new looks on the future runways, scientists are working with designers to come up with high-tech, brand-new fashion inventions, like spray-on clothing and outfits that change the environment you walk into. But the creative genius doesn’t stop there. How about clothes that can snag you a date by exuding just the right smell? Keep reading »
Interior designer Kimberlee Paige Hanson has just launched a new firm called “Sexy Bachelor Pad” which focuses on transforming post-college bachelor-pad disaster zones into hip, chic and sexy spaces. According to Hanson, “Women are nesters, so when they walk into a home where a man has really created atmosphere, it creates a different kind of connection with the man, and it makes them see him in a different way. We try to give him a little edge in that arena.” And her firm’s catchphrase is, tellingly, “Trust us. You need our help.” Since so many residential-focused interior designers get their start working on bachelor homes and apartments, a firm explicitly geared towards unmarried men with a good amount of disposable income makes sense! But get a load of this transformation video, featuring one apartment. Now, imagine yourself walking into that apartment for “post-date drinks”—what the hell would you think? For me, it’s a little too aesthetically pleasing and a touch too done-up—c’mon, what guy has a spice rack? (Uh, I’m decently into cooking and even I don’t have a full-on spice rack!) What say you: Does a done-up apartment make a guy sexier or slightly off-putting? [Daily Candy] Keep reading »
Milan Fashion Week is finishing up, and then it’s off to gay Paree. If you were suffering from fashion fatigue this week, here’s a cheat sheet to what the critics had to say:
NYT fashion scribe Cathy Horyn was none too pleased with Milan’s presenters, singling out Dolce & Gabbana for “cafe curtain lace” corsets, Marni for “Dr. Seuss characters,” and, “Heavy on beige, Karl Lagerfeld’s boudoir show for Fendi made you think a giant pair of old pantyhose had fallen over Milan.” Ooh, burn. [NY Times]
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Fall fashion gets a little ho-hum—another cardigan, anyone?—which is why we’re ordering this short-sleeved military jacket by BB Dakota, stat. Unlike other military jackets, it’s not made of long or bulky fabric which covers up your body. Nor does it scream “nautical trend!” which was so last season anyway. We dig any piece in our closet that is demure enough for the office but still funky enough to wear on a night out. [$70, Revolve Clothing] Keep reading »
In theory, the combination of Jude Law
, leather, and Russian accents could actually turn you on. But what’s more likely is that it will make you laugh. We told you about “Rage”–a film directed by Sally Potter about a Russian supermodel named Minx (played in drag by Mr. Law) and other kooky characters from the fashion world–back in July
. But now we know you can watch it entirely online at Babelgum
in a seven-part series. We haven’t had a chance to take time away from our busy blogging schedules to watch it yet, but the cast alone is a recipe for success—there’s a fashion critic played by Judi Dench, Steve Buscemi the photographer, as well as Lily Cole, Eddie Izzard, and John Leguizamo.
Hopefully, your internet won’t go out mid-showing, because then you’d be raging against the machine. (Sorry. We couldn’t help it.) [Babelgum.com via Popwatch] Keep reading »
“I just graduated college and unfortunately haven’t been able to find a job yet. Like any red blooded American female, I look forward to doing some shopping in the fall, but this year it’s kind of bummer since I have such low cash flow. Is there anything affordable I can buy to update my wardrobe for the season or will I have to wear my summer clothes and freeze?” – Liza
Here at The Frisky, we believe personal style has nothing to do with how much cashola is in your bank account. We’ve got some thrifty ideas for you, after the jump! Keep reading »
Who is this Eva mystery woman? Longoria. Yes. For real. Look again—she’s in there. [OhLaLaMag.com] Keep reading »
We are big lovers of red lipstick. But sometimes the full-on red lip is too much of a commitment. Our favorite low-maintenance alternative is a red lip stain that’ll leave you looking like you just ate cherry pie but managed to remain fabulous-looking.
Unfortunately, most stains don’t last nearly as long as they claim and prove either too watery or too sticky. So we were pleased to see that Sephora’s uber-inexpensive Lush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain actually does the trick pretty well. It lasts a few hours, doesn’t cement your lips together and comes in the perfect shade of berry red. We like. [$10, Sephora] Keep reading »
The women in comic books have a tendency to be scantily clad, buxom babes (i.e., Barbarella). Lingerie brand Agent Provocateur is capitalizing on this rule of thumb by creating its own graphic novel with characters that wear the label’s skimpy bedroom clothes while saving the world from extinction. (According to the plot line, the ladies have lived without men for centuries, but now they’re out of semen and on the brink of extinction.)
Do you think it’s clever when brands do more than buy ads in magazines to get people to buy their wares? Or is this catalog in the form of a comic book a total waste of Agent Provocateur’s money? [Agent Provocateur via View On Fashion] Keep reading »