Before you even ask, yes, we are dead serious. Occasionally a product comes along that is so ingenious, so practical, so convenient, and so incredibly life-altering that we are able to put aside our shallow desire to look cool and stylish in public. The Backpack Umbrella is one such product. Imagine the rainy day possibilities! You could walk your dog or carry groceries or play with a yo-yo or talk on the phone, all while remaining dry and having one hand free to flip-off judgmental onlookers … who are busy laughing at your dorky Backpack Umbrella.
Jessica Quirk writes the style blog What I Wore from the comforts of her home in Bloomington, Indiana. What I Wore covers all things Quirk: “I love incorporating vintage finds with investment pieces and bargain buys,” she says. “I love the letter ‘Q’, blunt bangs, sunglasses and colored tights.” Check her — and her favorite things — out after the jump! Keep reading »
“There have always been black players on the scene — at the moment look at the stylist Edward Enninful, make-up artist Pat McGrath and [models] Jourdan Dunn, Liya Kebede and Joan Smalls, who are at the top of the tree … In a society where the mass of the consumers are white and where, on the whole, mainstream ideas sell, it’s unlikely there will be a huge rise in the number of leading black models. If you look at the characters that sell magazines such as [British mags] Grazia and Heat, it is Jennifer Aniston, Cheryl Cole and Catherine Middleton.”
–British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, who says she doesn’t believe there’s any institutional racism in fashion. Well, let’s just say it takes some institutional racism to know some institutional racism. Well, as long as white consumers are happy. (Sarcasm.) [NY Mag] Keep reading »
They say blondes have more fun, but brunettes probably have way less hair damage. Olivia Wilde knows what we mean — the actress showed up to the premiere of “The Five-Year Engagement” this week with a head of honey colored hair. Just days before, her locks were chestnut. What do you think of Olivia’s trip to the light side?
It’s de rigeur that celebs change up their hair color on a shockingly frequent basis. Remember: beauty is pain, and pain is a bottle of peroxide. As such, famous ladies like Kelis, Kate Beckinsale, and Kim Kardashian have been known to take their color up a notch, in the aim of going for a sunny California look. But does it work, or should they have kept their dark locks in the shade? You decide.
Dear Guy, I like you. It’s not only that you eschew polluting, noisy cars for streamlined, eco-friendly bike-mobiles, it’s also that you’ve chosen Sueshiro Sano’s Sanomagic Wooden Bike, a bike so retro-perfect, such an adorable fuse of form and function, that you clearly know how to live. Throw on your perfectly tailored Thom Browne suit — don’t get your pant leg dirty! — and meet me at the French patisserie on the corner. Let’s date already. What’s that? You have a boyfriend? Cripes. Never. Mind. [Definitive Touch] Keep reading »