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Style 911: Can I Wear Black To My Own Wedding?

“I’ve been reading The Frisky for a month or so (religiously!) and I thought this would be the place to get my questions answered. (You guys always seem to have the answers.) I’m getting married on Oct 31st of this year and want to know if it’s acceptable to wear a black wedding dress. I would pair it with an ivory shawl (in cashmere) with white pearls as accessories. Is this a fashion no-no? I just want something non-traditional and the bridal stores aren’t doing it for me. I’ve found this vintage black cocktail-type dress and hope that I can wear it! Thanks in advance!” – Melissa

Hey Melissa, what’s up? And welcome to The Frisky! Glad you’re here. I love your question because, personally, when it comes to fashion rules, I like to get all rebellious and say there are none. (Eh, OK, maybe just a few…) After the jump, let’s discuss whether a black dress can work for you on your wedding day or not. Keep reading »

Crave: Louise Bourgeois Je T’aime Pillowcase

Sometimes, pillow talk needs no words. At least not the ones you speak out loud. Perhaps that’s the view of artist Louise Bourgeois, who recently presented an installation at London’s Tate Modern, which featured a wood-paneled bedroom. The bed sported a red duvet and a pillowcase with the French words “Je t’aime.” The Tate then created saleable pillowcases based on the work, using beautiful cream cotton to embroider the red phrase where you lay your head. Another variety has “Je t’aime” screen-printed in repetition. In short: we aime it. [$40.37, Tate Modern]
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Balenciaga Unveils Fall Ads Starring Jennifer Connelly

Famed fashion photog Steven Meisel clearly had a busy summer. A quick scan of the top fashion books this month reveals that he’s shot covers and fashion stories for a laundry list of international publications from Vogue Italia to W Magazine. We can now add campaigns to the list, like this new campaign starring Balenciaga veteran Jennifer Connelly. The brunette beauty dips, flexes and bends it like Beckham in Balenciaga‘s luxe finery. (Please spare a few minutes to take in the towering glamazon heels.) Everything about these shots is perfect: the kinetic clothes which range from subdued wools to metallic silks; the bold hair and makeup which lends an air of haphazard chic; and even the set comprised of pricey antique furniture strewn helter-skelter. Oddly, that the only element that doesn’t work so well is Connelly herself. Beautiful though she is, am I the only one that finds her a lackluster choice–literally–for a starring role in a haute fashion campaign? [Fashionologie]

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Does This Mean I Have To Paint Myself Green For Fall?

And I thought those heel-less high heels presented enough of a fashion challenge. Now I have to paint myself green this season? Mon Dieu! In this très bizarre fashion story for Pop magazine’s fall/winter issue, model Kinga Rajzak dons psychedelic rainbow hair, a balloon shrug, and aquamarine body paint. Frisky style editor Erin loves the lavender-and-white hair, while I prefer the green-and-red ‘do. The two-tone Miu Miu heels, shimmery Gucci jumpsuit, and turquoise Hussein Chalayan body armor are awesome, but I don’t know if I’ll be turning aquamarine anytime soon. Get an eyeful after the jump! Keep reading »

Mick Jagger’s 17-Year-Old Daughter Would Like To Discuss Her Pants With You

Remember when we called attention to the fact that AgencySpy was very against the idea of 17-year-old rock/model spawn Georgia Jagger and her topless Hudson Jeans campaign? (Ah, like it was yesterday.) Now there’s a very, well, “erotic” might be the best way of putting it, video making the rounds that is extremely humorous if you love to make fun of kooky fashion ads and, well, let’s just say it’s controversial in other ways too. Check it out and let’s discuss immediately. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Your Underpants Are Enormous

And you thought your granny panties were big. Tokyo-based artist Yoshikazu Yamagata created this super-sized bra and panties set for reasons that I cannot explain. Don’t fall in the cups, kids! [Style Bubble] Keep reading »

Is High Fashion A Man Repellent? Um, Do We Actually Care?

The other day I came across a newspaper article about how so-called “high fashion,” referring to the more avant-garde, conceptual side of styles like shoulder pads and Frankenstein-esque chunky platforms, may be a potent force when it comes to creative self-expression, but won’t earn you any points in the sack. And it’s true, many a manfolk, especially of the hetero variety, tend to eye fashion warily. In fact, when it comes to the couture realm, most of the time the only thing they could get behind (er, literally) is the hot models part of the whole trip. Brilliant fuchsia multi-tiered ruffled tunics? Not so much. Keep reading »

Shocking: A Stephenie Meyer Clothing Line That Has Nothing To Do With “Twilight”

Inevitable, right? Stephenie Meyer, the Twilight scribe, designed three tee shirts and skateboards, based on her first novel, The Host , for Hobo Skate Company. (Who knew she was a sk8er gurl?) Generally, we’re so over celeb/model/everyone-and-their-dog clothing designers doing their own lines, but at least Meyer is using her fame for good, not evil, by teaming up with a company that’ll donate some of the proceeds to charity. Hobo Skate Company will give a portion of their sales of the $25 tees and $50 boards to the Hobo Foundation (Wait, wtf is up with that name!?–Editor] to support homeless families. Honestly, they’re underwhelming—the three designs are “X-Ray,” “The Cave,” and “Body & Soul.” We think she should stick to writing vampire erotica light, but tweeny Twilight obsessives will probably love anything Meyer does. And, hey, at least it’s not a handbag line. [MTV] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Tacktastic See-Through Jeans

Whoever came up with the phrase “so wrong it’s right” was totally inspired by these jeans. The half-denim, half-nylon hybrid by Siwy is available online for an outrageous $242. Because we know you’re so interested in buying these. [The Cut] Keep reading »

Lily Allen Behind The Scenes, Working It For Chanel (Again)

It’s no-big-whup news that Lily Allen is starring in the new Chanel campaign. In her first foray into Chanel ads, she did the whole Audrey Hepburn thing. But the new 411: We’ve spotted behind-the-scenes photos from the latest installment, courtesy of The Daily Mail. Lily’s posing with Karl (who’s also working it behind the camera) and rocking a seriously layered ‘do. The Mail claims she’s looking sort of nervous, but I’m calling BS on that—Miss Allen is a photo shoot vet, and knows her way around a camera. Check ‘em out… Keep reading »

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