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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Not to “go there” with gender stereotyping, but whoever said men are pigs knew what they were talking about. Or at least, they’d spent enough time watching the way some guys eat and witnessed the disgusting massacre of their meals. (OK, to be fair, girls can be equally disgusting; we’ll cop to that.) For the man who can’t keep it on his plate, there’s this handy dishtowel tie from Atypyk. A washable blend of linen and cotton, the tie can catch messy eaters’ drippings. Or, let it serve as a two-in-one that he can use to clean up with after. Bon appétit, boyfriends! [$41.58, Atypyk] Keep reading »
We don’t hide the fact that we’re really girly girls. We like makeup, braids, and dresses. Sometimes, though, we want to toughen up our sweet image without going too far off the deep end. This Concho Rivet Trinity Wrap Bracelet with its round studs will add a little goth or biker chick to our girliest ensembles. The bracelet comes in black and gray, as well as berry, emerald, and saddle yellow, so it has the feel of a studded Hermès bracelet (without the crazy price tag) rather than one from Hot Topic. [$98, Heather Hawkins]
Heather has been kind enough to offer Frisky readers 20 percent off EVERYTHING on her online store for two weeks (Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. EST to Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. EST). Simply enter the discount code FRISKY at checkout. Keep reading »