“Wait, this is a shoe?” the guys at Gizmodo wonder. Apparently, yes. Created by London-based architect Julian Hakes, the Mojito shoe is barely there footwear for the high-tech minimalist. The heel is made of carbon fiber, which makes it strong and springy; there’s rubber on the bottom, I assume to stop slips, and leather on top, for a bit of cushion. It’s called the “Mojito” because it looks like a lime twist you get in your drink. Of his shoe without a foot plate, Hakes states this is the “most simple, elegant yet poetic expression of the forces at play within the materials used.” Looking at it, I can’t quite imagine wearing it, but I’d like to try it. [Gizmodo] Keep reading »
The latest Japanese edition of Harper’s Bazaar presents an interesting take on first lady fashion by dressing up a blond-haired, blue-eyed Barbie-like doll in a number of outfits and plopping her into scenes with various presidents. The animal print-wearing Michelle Obama stand-in is especially curious (take a look at it after the jump). Is this story trying to make some sort of political statement, or is this just someone’s ingenious way to show off new clothes gone terribly wrong? And considering Mobama is already a style icon, is she offended? Keep reading »
Crazy expensive, bejeweled bras are nothing new. Heidi Klum freakin’ wears one in every Victoria’s Secret runway show. But why should Heidi have all the spendy chest candy to herself? Here’s something different and dedicated to a great cause: Luxury lingerie company Di Murini has developed a Swarovski-studded mastectomy bra that weighs in at $1,931.58, with 50 percent of the profits going to the charity Against Breast Cancer. It’s a pretty cool addition to all the Breast Cancer Awareness Month fund-raising products, no? [Lussorian]
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The delightful Coco Rocha graces the cover of Vogue Korea’s October issue and stars in this “Legend of Fall” spread. In subdued hues — black, grays, blues, tans, and a few shocks of color — the 21-year-old Toronto native eschews this season’s urban warrior garb for pretty, tailored looks with a touch of bohemian flair. More from the editorial after the jump! Keep reading »
We’ve seen the grab-able booty wrought by Huit lingerie’s padded butt panties. But never before have we seen denim that claims to give you a more voluptuous tush just from the fabric alone! Behold: Innovativa push-up jeans. They promise Beyoncé’s booty at only $99 a pop! The Innovativa site sells lots of different cute, tight pairs of jeans, each looking more liable to cut off circulation to your legs than the last. We’re wondering, though, if there’s not padding in the seat of those pants? Does the fabric just cantilever your butt up in order to make the cheeks look perkier? But how can a lady sit without ripping anything? Vaguely terrifying. True, this array of be-denimed butts is infinitely enticingly spankable, but if you want a badonkadonk, ladies, I’ve got a better idea. Just come ’round The Frisky office and I will generously offer to trade asses with you! [Guanabee] Keep reading »
Planned Parenthood pairs with a fashion designer each season to create a stylish wrapper for its Proper Attire line of condoms. In the past, Yigal Azrouël and Alexander Wang created beautified wrappers, and this time around it’s Brian Reyes who is lending a print from his pre-spring 2010 collection. Rachel Bilson, America Ferrera, Leighton Meester, and Cate Blanchett all appreciate Reyes’ style, and we’re pretty sure
their your boyfriends will, too. [Proper Attire] Keep reading »
“This winter the city’s most stylish men will have a secret weapon hidden in their trousers.”
No, no, no, get your mind out of the gutter, kids! That’s David Walker-Smith, the director of menswear and beauty of the famous London department store Selfridges, commenting on the fact that the huge (ha) new craze amongst British men is to wear tights (over their knickers and under their trousers) to keep their legs feeling warm and looking trim. In fact, demand for mantyhose has skyrocketed to the point where they’ve developed a line of them by lingerie brand Unconditional that are strong enough for a man at “a tough 120 denier thickness,” whatever the hell that means. And now dudes will get a taste of how expensive ladies’ “accessories” can be, as each pair costs a whopping $114. (REALLY!?) Hey, supply and demand folks, supply and demand. Those dudes must be seriously wanting to get their tights on. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
The recession called, and it apparently took away your iPhone case along with your portfolio. Now you’ll have to settle for Shantytown-chic by housing your mobile in a recycled cardboard box. It even comes with some ghetto personalization from a classic Sharpie marker. Since you probably have a lot of questions about this complicated device, be sure to refer to Case-Mate.com’s thorough list of Q&As: “Q) Is it waterproof? A) No, so don’t put it in the dishwasher”; “Q) Is there a warranty? A) No, it is cardboard after all”; “Q) Will this case make me awesome? A) I think that goes without saying.”
Before you go all boo-hoo-ing about how the recession made you settle for such a sad outfit for your iPhone, remember this: There are far less fortunate people in the world … those who have the iPod Touch. [$0.99, Case-Mate.com] Keep reading »
Fashion Week is a generally an invite-only occasion. Shows like Marc Jacobs are impossible to get in to even for celebrities, and the lines for the chicest parties are astronomically long. So usually, unless you’re in the industry or uber A-list, being a part of it all entails stalking blogs and Twitter for information on the designer’s latest collections and all the late night party details.
But change is in the air! There have been a few advancements recently in opening the insidery world of fashion to the world.
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While I was waiting for a fashion show to begin last February, I listened to a woman next to me show off her handbag to anyone who looked in her direction and talk about how it was from her soon-to-be-released line of bags that resemble the infamous canvas and leather Klein Tools bags. Well, the bags are now available; I know this because I’ve seen Fleabags, as they’re called, have been featured in both Elle and People StyleWatch. Apparently, Anne Hathaway is a fan. Pretty cute, right? Too bad they cost $440 each.
I understand that a lot of designers get inspiration from everyday items. They’ll take something simple and basic and make it well-tailored and luxe. I just can’t understand why a person would pay 400 big ones when they can get a similar, more authentic bag for less than a hundred bucks. Plus, since I’m a shortie, the ones that are longer in width than length work better for me. Thoughts? Keep reading »