Cobwebs come into fashion but once a year (Halloween), and are then resigned to lonely corners for the remainder. Not the case with Dollybird, whose designs feature preserved cobwebs in glass pendants that rest on necklace chains. Hand set in sterling, the one of a kind necklaces can be ordered in varying sizes, from one-inch to three-inch circles. There’s also a ring to rock Goth-style, allowing you to celebrate Halloween all year round. [$175 and up, Dollybird Design] Keep reading »
Raphael Young’s uncle, Alexandre Narcy, spent the entirety of his working life designing shoes for Yves Saint Laurent. To this day, Narcy’s influences can be seen in many of the classic YSL shapes. His nephew, however, didn’t quite get the shoe design gene, as you can see from the monstrosity of an ankle boot above. We’re all for going without heels every now and again, but these are just trying too hard to be clever, don’t you think?
Pointed, quilted, metallic and weird as hell, Young’s heelless creations are a classic case of Too Much Going On and could definitely do with some paring down. Or maybe they’re just beyond saving…what do you think? [Fashionologie]
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Rain ponchos are in for Spring 2010. [Dsquared2 Fashion Show, Milan, 6/23/09] Keep reading »
Thurston Moore isn’t the type you’d expect to stir up controversy on a late-night television show, least of all on “Jimmy Fallon.” Apparently, the Sonic Youth member’s Monday night appearance was punctuated with some drama once people figured out what was on his shirt. It was Questlove who tweeted, “thurston moore is wearing the riskiest tshirt ive ever seen on broadcast tv…gangsta move son,” that prompted further inspection. The Village Voice found that the culprit was a pornographic image lifted from the cover of an album by Mokinox called I’m Your Chair, which shows a cartoon of two naked men, one sitting atop the other guy’s butt. It sounds a bit strange at first, but not when you learn that the connection comes from Thurston’s friend, Chris Habib, who is behind the project and also has a design outlet.
Personally, I am a huge fan of headbands. I love them in all colors and all sizes, especially the large, unnecessarily flamboyant ones. After being inspired by so many brave fashion risk-takers in movies like Sex & the City I was beginning to wonder if that woman really does exist in real life. Meet Robyn English… Keep reading »
Is your blog so incredibly raw that its master deserves to be rewarded with $1000 worth of G-Star products? Is your blog so raw that it deserves to be mentioned in a magazine? If so, enter it in Dazed and Confused‘s Raw Blog Awards contest. The deadline is July 31st, after which the top 15 blogs in each category (music, fashion, arts & culture and photography) will be selected.
From there, it’s a cage match to the death. (By “cage match to the death” we mean “online poll starting August 1st.”) By September 1, the top blog in each of the four genres will be determined and the winners walk away with G-Star products and a mention in the October issue of Dazed and Confused. Not too shabby, eh? Keep reading »
I really enjoyed playing with paper dolls when I was younger. Didn’t you? Well if not, you can make up for the lost opportunity with today’s more fashionable paper dolls. London-based artist I Love Mel has created Kate Moss and Agyness Deyn paper dolls that are sure to recapture your childhood, if you dare to open the packaging. Each of the dolls comes with fashions that the supermodels would actually wear — flannel for Agy and stripes and vests for Kate. If you’d like to take more creative license, there’s also the Colour Me Good Kate Moss coloring book. See the Agyness paper doll after the jump [I Love Mel via Refinery 29] Keep reading »
For the man on a Missoni: Converse, the iconic old-school kicks, are about to get a major designer upgrade thanks to a collaboration with Missoni. The collection, “Premium Chuck Hi Missoni” for Spring 2010 takes the basic hi-top and slaps the classic zig-zag print on them to create two varieties—one with black laces and purple-grey material, the other with white laces and an earthier pink-brown combo. The news leaked when Tai Missoni spotted wearing a pre-released pair. Now, when will we get the ladies’ version, please? [HighSnobette, WWD]
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Yeah, we know Rihanna’s outfit wasn’t the most important detail of her face-to-face with ex Chris Brown in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday. But since we already told you Chris took a plea deal, we felt no reason to ignore Rihanna’s stylish outfit, which included about $21,500-worth of vintage jewels. We thought her outfit looked a little old on her — even a fierce side-swept bang over her eye couldn’t up the edge factor — so we found three slightly more youthful black dresses for you, after the jump. Keep reading »
If you ask us, a little pepper spray isn’t such a bad thing. We wouldn’t want it in our eyes, but we definitely like to have some in our purse just in case. There is, however, a problem with pepper spray: it generally comes in ugly containers. Well, not anymore. Pick up your very own pepper spray ring and keep bad guys at bay with a quick shot to the eyes. We were skeptical at first, fearing that clumsiness would result in some self-spraying, but the self-defense ring has a safety switch, so we’re fully on the bandwagon. [$28, BodySecurity.com]
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