The second the weather is warm enough to warrant wearing the occasional pair of flip-flops, we start daydreaming about the beach. That means fantasizing about what we’ll wear while frolicking in the frigid waves of the Atlantic. We’ve got our eyes on this hot little retro-ish number from J. Crew which has the lovely sounding name of “Plumeria.” We plan on donning this adorable suit with a straw fedora and big glamour girl shades — and a high SPF, of course. Summer, hurry your ass up!
Oh, how I love infomercials. This one for the “Slobstopper” tries to sell you an oversized bib for $14.95. “Has this ever happened to you?” Actually, no. Please tell me this one is a joke. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Fashion is a mean and fickle industry: You spend one million space bucks on some really fancy designer item, only to be told that it’s “so last season.” That’s where businesses like Rent the Runway come in: They allow you to rent in-season designer garments for the night, or the week or the month so that you can have the look and pay the rent. If that sort of thing is important to you. New statistics from Rent the Runway have just been released, and it turns out that the company’s chief consumers aren’t fashion-happy galleristas and shop girls in New York or Los Angeles, but sorority girls at southern universities. Says a recent Wall Street Journal report on them:
College campuses—and even a few elite prep schools—make up roughly 25 percent of the company’s business and are a big source of its growth. “It starts out with prom and moves on to graduation,” says chief executive Jennifer Hyman, explaining how girls transition into loyal customers as they try out Alice & Olivia, D&G, Missoni, Diane von Furstenberg, Trina Turk and other designers—often for the first time.
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See this lovely white party dress? Coveting the full skirt and plunging collar? Well not so fast! This gorgeous garment was made from 530 TOILET SEAT COVERS. The toilet seat cover company Toletta employed the fashion designer Laura Dieger to come up with the design. Stunning, and so sanitary, too. [Toletta] Keep reading »
On tonight’s episode of “All On the Line,” show host and Elle
Creative Director Joe Zee gets intimate with struggling lingerie company Between the Sheets. Can Joe help save the saggy pair behind the collection? Or will the company, and the couple’s relationship, implode?
Watch “All On the Line” Tuesday nights at 10 pm on the Sundance Channel. And don’t forget to enter to win a $500 prize pack by playing the “All On the Line” Fashion Hunt! Keep reading »
For $180, Etsy artist Sheriff Nasir will paint you a custom pair of space age wedge heels. I think they’re absolutely gorgeous, but I might be more tempted to display them on a shelf than actually wear them. How about you? Would you dare to wear the galaxy on your feet? [via tulletulle] Keep reading »