Give the standard glossy fashion blogs overrun with pretty girls and designer bags a break for the day and dedicate yourself instead to old-school-style flashbacks and new-school sartorial irony. We’ve tripped over a couple oddball (but way interesting) blogs to help you on your quest for the strange.
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Not only is this dude wearing some blinged-out gladiator mandals, he’s also rocking the socks-and-sandals. A brave warrior? Or a lost soul? [Jak & Jil Blog] Keep reading »
And now for the latest in the ridiculously overpriced things saga … a pair of Miu Miu socks, featuring embellished doo-dads (no details on what exactly they are, but looks like buttons and aluminum charms to us) on 100 percent cotton.
Guesses? The answer’s after the jump. Keep reading »
Sometimes you just need a pick-me-up and some pampering, but who has the dough to run to the spa every time the stress dial is cranked up? Well, it’s time to look for life’s little indulgences at The Body Shop. Typing endless reports could be a lot easier if your hands were luxuriating under a silky film of a special moisturizer. And staring continuously at a computer screen could be more bearable with a special potion to energize your pulse points. Get my drift? OK, then check out our favorite affordable elixirs, emollients and tools from The Body Shop after the jump. Keep reading »
Mattel recently released a line of black Barbie dolls that is supposed to be more authentic. The So In Style by Barbie dolls, developed by Stacy McBride-Irby, have fuller lips, curlier hair, and three distinct skin tones. Some have criticized these dolls for not being authentic enough and having long brown hair, while others have praised them, saying they’re a step towards changing beauty ideals and giving black girls a positive representation of themselves. But this isn’t the first time Mattel has released a line of dolls to represent black women specifically. Keep reading »
I am a busty lady, and what might suck most about it is never finding a supportive sports bra—I’ve always had to wear two to make sure the Boobsey Twins stay in place when I’m on a run or working out. While there are solutions out there for C, D, and larger cupped ladies, I find a lot of these bras are either made for women who also have larger bodies or they’re simply so freakin’ ugly that I just can’t bring myself to wear what looks like some t-shirt flotation device. My latest discovery is this Adidas “Simia” sports bra with underwire (underwire—thank you!). It also has all the makings of a sturdy workout garment—molded cups, wide straps and a hooked back closure. How about that. [$40, ShopAdidas.com] Keep reading »
This is just a portion of the completely epic invitation to Jill and Matt’s wedding. The whole thing is about a foot and a half long and tells the entire saga of their relationship, from meeting at work to dating long-distance for seven years to eventually landing in the same city. It’s sort of storybook, and I love the simple presentation and the use of different fonts. But one question — did they have to use custom envelopes? View the full invite here. Keep reading »
Calling all cyborgs. Remember that metal glove Beyonce wore? The look may become as ubiquitous as thigh-high boots. Designer Lorraine Schwartz created the glove for the singer’s I Am … Sasha Fierce album. “She wanted something a little bit harder and robotic,” says Schwartz. To get the “superhero” look, the jeweler made a wax mold of Beyonce’s hand, and then cast the hand-piece in lightweight titanium. Schwartz reports she’s since seen regular folk wearing knock-offs. Does this mean we’ll all be fembots soon? [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
We’re way past boys pretending they don’t use beauty products. Women all over are sharing bathroom vanities with their boyfriends. These days, trips to the beauty counter aren’t complete without a pass by the men’s section. Now dudes are faced with the same problem we girls have – just what to buy with all the hundreds of options? A new Sephora study reveals that there are specific favorites, depending on your location.
Here in the United States, men overwhelmingly care about their teeth, skin, and the way they smell. Top sellers? BriteSmile To Go Accelerator, Tend Skin, as well as Acqua di Parma, Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue, and Armani’s Acqua di Gio. Keep reading »
Left your Halloween costume to the last minute? (Shame! And with all the daily inspiration we’ve been giving you!) Here’s a quick and easy solution from one of your favorite trendsetting stores—Topshop now has a small collection of cute masks and headbands, perfect for an understated Halloween accessory. There are sequin cat and devil masks, a black satin bunny-ear headband, and a pair of mesh cat ears with tufts of black fur and glittery gold lobes. Problem solved. [$8 each, Topshop.com] Keep reading »