Just when we thought Urban Outfitters had completed their retail domination scheme upon entering into housewares and hobby supplies, they proved us wrong by opening an online bike shop. And, oh, what an unusual bike shop it is!
They only offer one frame shape (a standard sort of deal that isn’t too friendly to skirt-wearing riders, admittedly), but the color options and combinations are awesomely varied. We loved the neon, red, and black cruiser above, but something a little more sleek or even more intensely multi-colored works, too. The cycles are a bit of a splurge at $400, but just think how cute you’ll look riding that thing. Plus, they’re totally hipster approved. Keep reading »
Anyone excited for Bravo’s new series, “Launch My Line”? It may not be “Project Runway,” but there is something verrrrry familiar about it. Popwatch reports: “This time, 20 people who are already successful in different lines of work — music mogul! CEO! — need only exhibit a ‘passion for fashion’ in order to compete for the chance to launch a clothing line.” Why, we have seen this before, in the form of Lindsay Lohan leggings, LL Cool J jeans, Lauren Conrad jersey dresses, and pencil skirts from Victoria Beckham! Oh, dear. Will you watch this come September, or have you had it with clothes made by amateurs? [PopWatch] Keep reading »
Is this skirt for those who complain, “But nothing matches my raincoat!”? Or green fanatics who reuse everything, including their broken umbrellas? [Design Spotter] Keep reading »
I hadn’t realized this, but there’s a market for people who want to Febreze their intimate areas instead of showering with soap. Aspray promises to fight odors in special places like your armpits, feet, vag, and even your butt! And, yes, this is a real product created by Doc Bottoms and sold here. If being able to skip washing isn’t convenience enough, Aspray even comes in a portable Pocket Shot size. Aspray finally has answered the prayers of thousands of plumbers and streetwalkers who give a damn about BO but oppose showering. Keep reading »
Her relationship with Kanye West, her blond baldie, that colorful lipstick: We all know Amber Rose for one thing or another. But it’s safe to say that what she’ll always be remembered for are her bold fashion choices. From stunning floor-length ball gowns to leopard-print leggings and grunge boots, there isn’t a look she hasn’t tried or mastered. Wondering how she keeps her style so effortlessly chic? During an interview with Rose at the opening of the Guess Store in New York City, Amber, who was decked out in Guess (of course!), waxed poetic about her outfit and made it clear that it’s not Kanye or a stylist who makes her look so good. Instead, as she confirms, “I do it myself!” (She’s not the only one: Zoe Kravitz and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are also rumored to be a handful of celebs who manage to look chic — or silly — without the aid of an overpriced stylist.) We like that. [The Blay Report] Keep reading »
That whole “heart on your sleeve” stuff is so retro. From now on, a new digital-age-appropriate adage: “She wears her iPhone on her hand.” Perhaps this is what Karl Lagerfeld was angling for when these iPhone glove holders showed up in his Fall ’09 runway show. The fingerless, leather gloves feature a ruched strap that allows the wearer to secure a phone to the outside of her hand. It would seem that Apple could be the source of inspiration for a whole new direction in fashion as designers look to incorporate its chic accessories into styling and garments. OK, fine. It’s not like the iTie is about to be the next couture hit, but we’d actually gladly take a chance on Karl’s glove. [Trendhunter.com] Keep reading »
When it comes to glitter makeup, I can take it or leave it, preferably back in grade school. But all these famous chicks keep wearing crazy eye makeup (Drew Barrymore and Lily Allen spring to mind), and when I recently ran into makeup artist Regina Harris at photographer Marilyn Minter’s studio, I became mega-inspired. Harris was there celebrating Minter’s MAC collaboration and did the makeup for this shot (above) of model Cintia Dicker sporting thick, textured sparkle with not just a hint of Minter’s signature mix of, as Harris puts it, “glamour and deconstruction.” Before we digressed into art speak, I asked Harris what was really on my mind: “How can a grown woman ever pull off glitter in real life?” Keep reading »
Lily Allen’s style has varied over the years, as she’s gone from a poppy Brit icon to a highbrow Chanel cover girl. So when the singer announced that she’d be putting out a jewelry collection, guesses as to what it might look like drew a blank. Vogue UK has released the first images of the line, and the pieces prove to be delightful with pendants of fruits, animals, coins, and friendly icons. In short, classy and simple but still fun and cheeky — with an edge that is undeniably Allen. Interestingly, her inspiration came from her totally cool-sounding grandmother who was a gypsy. (Other pieces in the bunch feature gypsy sovereign coins.)
We’re starting to see a much more sophisticated and grown-up side of Lily—Grazia even caught her on video as she shot the line’s ad campaign. She’s totally professional and apparently did her own styling pre-camera, dressing herself in Topshop and vintage Chanel (nice!). After the jump, the video plus a few more looks from Lily’s collection. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »
If you actually won a walk-on role on an episode of “Mad Men,” wouldn’t you be hyperventilating too heavily to do Sterling Cooper justice?
Probably, but apply to Banana Republic’s contest anyway! Starting today, upload a photo of yourself decked out in righteous ’60s style on AMC’s website, using a code number from Banana Republic stores before August 11. The lucky winner will receive a $1,000 gift certificate to Banana Republic and a scene-stealing cameo on “Mad Men.” So far the contest entries, available for viewing online, look like a lot of cheesy Hollywood-wannabes who uploaded head shots which aren’t in authentic ’60s style, so your chances look good! [Simcha, this looks like a contest for you! -- Editor]
But, if upstaging Don Draper isn’t your thing, whittle away the afternoon on MadMenYourself.com (Adobe Flash Player 10 required), where you can create your own “Mad Men”-style avatar and deck her out in ’60s threads. A fur stole? A pencil skirt? Cat eye glasses. We’re so on it. Keep reading »
Even Jezebel’s “Tatiana The Anonymous Model” (aka Jenna Sauers as of July 21) will be writing a new blog for Jezebel as well as starting to reupdate her own blog. Keep reading »