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A Shaded View On Fashion Film Festival Coming Soon

Diane Pernet, the mysterious force that runs A Shaded View on Fashion, is hosting A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival 2009, the world’s first annual fashion, beauty, and style film festival. The event runs from September 25 to 27 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France, if you happen to be in the neighborhood. (Hopefully, the festival will make its way around the globe.) Featured directors and stars include fashion luminaries Steven Klein, Dita Von Teese, Nick Knight, Chloe Sevigny, and Chris Cunningham. It looks jaw-droppingly amazing. Keep reading »

Admit It, You’ve Always Secretly Loved Those Figure Skating Costumes

Johnny Weir, eat your heart out. If you’ve ever wanted to live out your Ice Capade fantasies, now is the moment, thanks to our discovery of Holiday On Ice Costumes, a resale site of over-the-top wardrobe options for ice skaters and, presumably, norms like us. To look Michelle Kwan-chic, you could start with the “Single Ladies” section (named for category, not the Beyoncé song), where you’ll find bedazzled leotards and tulle skirts. To set fire to the ice, check out the flame-themed ensembles. Our favorite, however, has to be this leopard guy’s bolero, which, in certain romantic circumstances, we might not actually mind seeing on a man (if you get what we’re saying). [Holiday On Ice Costumes] Keep reading »

New Steven Klein Spread For Vogues Hommes Japan Titillates

Fashion photographer Steven Klein‘s latest foray into highly-stylized eroticism can be found not in Vogue Italia but Vogue Hommes Japan. There’s a cover and 30 pages of all-male action, starring ripped abs, bent-over boys, and fetish gear that’s sure to make the girls and the gays alike happy. The sexy male models in contorted poses usually relegated to the sticky, glossy pages of clandestine SM-themed men’s magazines include Travis Hanson, Ryan Koning, and Colby Jamar. Get an eyeful of more of these barely-clad fashion gladiators after the jump. Keep reading »

What Kind Of Makeup To Wear If You’re Going To Get Laid

Yesterday eve we went backstage at Agent Provocateur‘s show–our favorite purveyors of classy yet kinky underthings and beyond–to see how the hair and makeup team were going to be able to make a strong statement against all that studded leather and French lace dusted with Swarovski crystals. The answer? They stayed true to the sex appeal that’s inherent in the label. MAC makeup artist Chantel Miller looked to recreate the kind of sultriness, with an expensive edge, you’d find in a ’70s-era Playboy (which is certainly my personal favorite decade for the mag, but no one’s asking, so …). Anyhoo. “Before I spoke to anyone regarding the makeup for the show, the word ‘sex’ came to mind,” Miller told us. Naturally. Pasquale (it’s just “Pasquale,” thanks), one of our favorite hairstylists, was there dousing girls’ hair in Davines hairspray and he totally concurred. We love the makeup Miller used: Hefty doses of Golden Lemon and Golden Olive Pigment (the turquoise effect was from the light) and a blend of Cherry liner, Crimson Lipmix and Burgundy Lipmix on the models’ kissers. But while we had her attention, our minds turned to more carnal — and realistic matters — so we also begged her to tell us what kind of makeup to wear when we’re pretty sure we’re gonna get laid and don’t want to look too shameful on the walk home. Her professional opinion, after the jump! Keep reading »

A New Book Looks At Hair As Art

A new book on hair, Hair’em Scare’em, showcases the hair on your head as a medium for artistic expression. While you may still be struggling with that updo, some artists are taking locks to a whole new creative level in photography, design, and illustration. It’s avant-garde art in which hair happens to be the material, from sculpture to jewelry to mustaches. For those fascinated by all things hirsute, a few sample pages after the jump. [Notcouture] Keep reading »

Is That A Drawer In Your Crotch Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

Sculptor Peter Rolfe’s handy storage units are great for storing jewelry, underwear, or assorted random items, especially if you like your drawers in the shape of boobs or a six-pack. Created out of birch plywood, the headless, three-drawer cupboards are sure to keep your house guests on their toes. Apartment Therapy’s commenters are responding with mixed reviews: “vulgar,” “eyesore,” “hyper-sexual.” What do you think — poor taste or très chic? [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »

Fashion Week Primer: The Editors

We all vaguely recognize the big models and can’t help but know who the stylish celebs are sitting front row. But the people who matter most during Fashion Week can be a little trickier to spot. We’re talking, of course, about fashion magazine editors. Check out the big players in our handy-dandy chart after the jump. And don’t worry, some of them aren’t as obvious as you-already-know-who. Keep reading »

Former Chanel Model Has Our Dream Office

Inès de la Fressange is a former Chanel model, and now a successful designer and boutique owner. The Selby‘s latest photo installment provides a glimpse of Fressange’s gorgeous Paris office, which is outfitted with tons of pink and French baroque furniture. To summarize: we are extremely jealous of this woman.

This so-called “office” is more like a dream apartment filled with artfully arranged trinkets and pretty memorabilia. Bags and shoes serve as chic decorative accents, while colorful figurines with an urban vibe mix into the scheme. We have about a million new decorating ideas thanks to this series, but you can check out our favorite pics after the jump. [The Selby] Keep reading »

Has Perfume Gone Out Of Style?

The other day I came across this article about organic perfume, and I thought the following statistic was somewhat surprising: Apparently, a recent survey revealed that 74 percent of women will at some point in their lifetime have an allergic reaction to at least one fragrance. This seems like a pretty steep percentage, no? I have to say, the only time I ever had an allergic reaction was the time in high school when I put a very concentrated essential oil on my skin, but I guess that counts. And it certainly didn’t turn me off perfume: I’m something of a fragrance schizophrenic in that I match different scents to outfits and moods–there’s Tom Ford Black Orchid for sexy, Annick Goutal Songes for demure, The Body Shop White Musk for earthy, Narciso Rodriguez for cocktail hour, and on and on it goes. But when it comes to women and our relationship with fragrance, there’s something I’ve noticed lately, and it makes me wonder how many women out there wear any perfume at all? Keep reading »

Crave: Ha-Yeon Lee Stirrup Rings

Just like two heads are better than one, two rings are too. Which is why we’re loving these “stirrup rings” by Ha-Yeon Lee. They feature two gold vermeil circles attached by a delicate silver chain. Wear one on your ring finger, and one on your index, letting the strand drape over your hand. Or, wear both on the same finger to create a hanging loop. Perfect for the equestrian set, or those who like to keep it together. [$153.44, Kabiri]
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