We’re kind of split down the middle when it comes to leggings. Simcha and I love them, and Amelia and Catherine wouldn’t be caught dead in them. But when we saw this leggings-jeans combo from Lee, we all gave a resounding: “Hell, no.” How the Australian division of Lee Jeans describes the Licks line:
“Think leggings, with a zip and a fly. These babies are so slim through the leg that if we hadn’t put a sexy zip in the inseam a normal human girl wouldn’t get them over her foot. They are the ultimate skinny jean — that give you the sleek legging look, with the durability and design features of a jean.”
I’m sorry, but these pants look like a yeast infection waiting to happen. If you’re lucky enough to avoid that, you’ll be embarrassed by the inevitable camel toe. It’s not a hard decision to make: either you want to wear leggings or you want to wear jeans. There’s no need for a combination of the two. Thankfully, Licks haven’t made it to the States, but I’m sure some trend-driven retailer is knocking them off right now. [Fashion Copious via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
As more celebrities say “no” to pants, tights and leggings have become stand-alone articles of clothing. Now, they’re getting accessorized. A couple months ago, we checked out some cool chain-mail stockings, but they appeared to be possibly dangerous. Australian designer James Lillis, who makes the craziest, fanciest tights we’ve ever seen, has come up with a style called “Cages” that cost $120 a pair. The leggings feature gold or silver chains hooked onto them — so it looks like your legs are locked in a cage. You know how your legs feel so fabulous when you take off a pair of tights at the end of the day? They’d probably feel twice as free when you let them out of these leg Cages. [JamesLillis.com via Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »
Originally published in 1924, The Week-End Book, edited by Francis Meynell, is a sort of almanac for free time that’s been re-printed with its original illustrations. Inside, you’ll find guides for identifying flowers, recipes, musical scores for folk songs, etiquette tips, and first aid instructions.
Our favorite part is the “Qualities” chart on the back cover that catalogs your friends’ traits, like beauty, brains, and tact, and helps you remember why you keep hanging out with that always-late friend. In addition to its fun, throwback appeal, the book is lovely (and kinda sentimental) to keep on a side table. [$14, Amazon] Keep reading »
Every year, lovebirds Heidi Klum and Seal renew their vows. Awww.
Yesterday, the happy couple chose a redneck wedding theme with pink lawn flamingos and an Elvis impersonator to perform the “I do’s.” Seal sported a Billy Ray Cyrus mullet, circa “Achy Breaky Heart,” with a plaid cut-off shirt. And Heidi looked cuter than a Little Debbie Swiss Roll slice served with a toothpick, all dressed up and preggers in her white lace gown and beaded cornrows. The dress code alone makes us wish we were invited so we could bust out our awesomest fashion items!
To honor those lowbrow babes who make cheap look rich, here are our top 10 recession-friendly faves. Keep reading »
Here’s some foot for thought: makeup for your feet.
Allyson Carey, a makeup artist for “The Bold And The Beautiful,” has created a line of foot concealers to cover scabs, scars, and corns. T!ntalize ranges in colors from Vanilla Mousse to Chile Chocolate and is sweat and smudge-proof. Even if your tootsies are as moist as your armpits during Bikram yoga, this concealer shouldn’t ruin your socks.
NYMag.com smeared a few of the $15 concealers on the feet of their staff and took pics of T!ntalize’s cake-y results. We think we’ll stick with pedicures, thanks. [T!ntalize, NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Have we been hit so hard by the recession that women have started making tank tops from men’s briefs? We hope not. Keep reading »
The nautical look isn’t exactly new, but while trends are all well and good, there’s a reason some things are always in style. Fresh and smart, the navy-and-white-stripe combo exudes effortless chic. A summer staple, here are some picks to add to your wardrobe … Keep reading »
Whether it’s your mom telling you that your bag and shoes need to match or your snobby aunt letting out a horrified gasp when you show up to family dinner wearing white in December, we’ve all been told that there are Fashion Rules Never to Be Broken. The thing is, most of these fashion commandments are total rubbish. Read on as we debunk silly fashion mandates so you can flaunt every fashion faux pas to your heart’s content. Keep reading »
It’s prom time, ladies, and we’re all waaay too old to participate. Sounds sad, but just think: no more rhinestone-encrusted mess of a dress, no more too-fancy tiaras, and no more way-awkward posed pics. Yay!
But just because we’ve all passed that monumental mark doesn’t mean that we can’t do it up better in homages to high school dances gone by. Throwing a grown up-style prom has its benefits, not least of which is worrying about the state of your V-card at the end of the night.
So, let’s get down to party planning business. It’s time for Prom Part Deux, and this one’s going to be off the hook. Keep reading »
Summer is the most fun and carefree of all seasons, but let’s not get too carried away here, people. You’re already going to be spending your diñero on breezy cocktails, concerts, and maybe a mini-break or two, so save your money by skipping on these overpriced trinkets.
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