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Leather Skirts Maybe … But Leather Shorts?

Prompted by the revival of leather skirts, we decided to dig around a bit more to see what else is out there in leather land, and here’s what we found: shorts. Not hot pants but loose-fitting shorts like this Robert Rodriguez pair, which could be a regular style, except they’re made out of leather. Puzzling. Not sure how you would rock these seeing as you can’t really wear them when it’s hot and when it’s cold you’d have to don tights underneath.

Would you salute these shorts? We think you guys know what our answer is. [Shopbop.com] Keep reading »

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Max From “Where The Wild Things Are”

With the Spike Jonze movie opening this month, the book and film’s child hero is likely to be one of this year’s most popular costumes. But you don’t need to run out and buy Opening Ceremony’s $600+ costume. I’m going to keep my hands exposed and paint my nails silver, and added a little more whimsy with a feather crown from Etsy. You could also buy posterboard from an art supply store and cut your own crown. As for this wolf onesie? I plan on wearing mine around the house year-round. Keep reading »

Check This Out: Kiehl’s DIY Online Comics

Your favorite beauty company Kiehl’s has jumped on the fashion comic-book marketing bandwagon that’s all the rage with the young’uns. (Marc Jacobs is selling a Lady Gaga-inspired comic book, while Agent Provocateur just released a sexy superhero tale.)

Chez Kiehl’s, they’re promoting a new line of products made with açaí, which is supposed to be a bit more spicy than the beauty retailer’s basics. To go along with the launch, they’ve created a microsite called Express Your POW!, which lets you depict your “pow” (whatever that is) by customizing your own online comic. You can choose from a bunch of different scenarios—including a girl dropping a computer out of a window or a couple on a train platform, for example—and then pick hair colors and add your own text.

OK, we admit all this comic-book marketing is a bit odd, but at least here’s a fun distraction for the 4 o’clock slump at work. So go pow it out. Or something. [ExpressYourPow.com] Keep reading »

Decorative Butterfly Maps For Butterfly Lovers

If you like butterflies but don’t like the idea of looking at them pinned to a board, or if you love maps and are looking for a unique way to incorporate them into your home decor, Image Surgery has a wonderful alternative: butterfly maps. Unique and vintage maps are cut into butterfly shapes and framed for hanging on the wall. If you can’t get your hands on a limited-edition set, Examiner shows you how to craft your own winged wonders with maps, glue, and push pins that create a beautiful butterfly effect. [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: I Have To Go Oui Oui

A public restroom in Paris so pretty that maybe even the snootiest editors in town for Fashion Week might use it. [IPreferParis.net] Keep reading »

Shop Around The World With Anthropologie Buyer Keith Johnson


My job is pretty sweet, but a few people’s occupations are absolutely drool-worthy. One career that sounds amazing is being a buyer for Anthropologie. Walking into that store makes me feel like I’m stepping into the apartment of an awesome friend who just got back from a week’s vacation in Capetown, lived in Spain for two years, and spent her childhood in Sweden. Keep reading »

Navy Women Can Now Wear Permanent Makeup

Recently, the U.S. Navy changed a few of its rules regarding dress. There are new rules for pins, boots, and, for women, makeup. Permanent makeup, that is. Starting November 1, women in the Navy are permitted to wear permanent makeup. Permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, and lipstick — administered by a specialist with a needle like a tattoo — will all be allowed if permission is granted by superiors. Why the change? Some women have been barred from enlisting because they’ve had the procedures done. Now, permanent eyeliner won’t be a roadblock to serving one’s country. Of course, officials don’t want the ladies to take it too far. Procedures should be “conservative,” say Navy officials. So, no permanent neon eyeshadow, lady sailors. [Navy Times] Keep reading »

Sweatpants Are Suddenly Cool

From Alexander Wang to Marc by Marc Jacobs, something rather odd happened on the spring 2010 runways during Fashion Week: Sweatpants became cool again. Whether we’re talking fleecy material dresses or actual sweats, they were everywhere and looked much more fashionable and much less Juicy Couture. As lovers of cool-looking comfort clothes, we fully approve of this move towards clothing that allow us to breathe just a little. [CBS News] Keep reading »

Your Chance At Photography Fame

If you think you’re the next Steven Klein or Mert and Marcus, then W magazine is ready to give you a chance. Starting tomorrow, the fashion magazine will accept submissions on their website for their first ever photography contest, “W: The Art Project.” The theme is obsession, so be prepared to fully consume your life with that one fixation you so love in order to submit the perfect picture.

From what we imagine will be a countless number of submissions, a panel of judges will pick only twenty, but the public is going to have the final say of just which photographer’s talent is high fashion magazine worthy. (AKA, beg and plead every person you’ve ever met to vote for you.) The prize for that one lucky winner not only includes a published moment in the glossy, but also a brand new camera and a three-month mentorship from art consultant Blair Voltz Clarke. Go quickly tell all your aspiring photographer friends. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: What A Chick

A model crowned with bird feathers navigates the catwalk at Gareth Pugh‘s Spring/Summer 2010 show in Paris. [9/30/09, Paris] Keep reading »

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