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Lady Gaga Is A Total Style Biter!

Lady Gaga, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do. Irish pop star Róisin Murphy claims:

“Lady Gaga is just a poor imitation of me. She has copied my style.”

Holy crap! We didn’t think it got any crazier than all that “Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite” shiz, but, from a style perspective, this is insane. The shocking evidence and proof that pictures don’t lie are after the jump. Keep reading »

Jil Sander’s Uniqlo Collection Disappoints

When word got out about Jil Sander‘s collaboration with Uniqlo, we were excited. The designer, who was first known for her chic office wear for women and then for her edgy minimalist creations, ranks high in sophistication. However, the first few images of +J, her line for the Japanese retailer, are disappointing. Meant to be “classic basics,” the pieces come off as bland and boring. There’s little to covet in this collection of button-downs, sweaters, coats, and pants. The only item that retains a touch of Jil Sander’s contemporary aesthetic is a short, brown waistcoat with a Mandarin collar.

Due out in the fall, +J includes over 100 pieces — so let’s hope the rest of the collection has more flavor. More images after the jump. [Grazia] Keep reading »

Crave: Fishs Eddy Alice Canvas Tote Bag

You can never have enough canvas totes. They’re great for trips to the beach and walks around town, and they’re sturdy enough to hold loads of books. In honor of the upcoming Tim Burton remake of “Alice in Wonderland,” why not make your next canvas tote this Alice-inspired one? You can’t beat the price, and the graphic is pretty cute, too. Stop schlepping things around in old shopping bags. Invest in a little canvas! You’ll save a heck of a lot of paper and plastic at the grocery store – and who doesn’t want to save the environment? [$12.95, Fishs Eddy] Keep reading »

Fashion History Is Pretty But Painful

Has anything changed for women since the 1880s? We’re still stuffing ourselves into too-small clothes like skinny jeans and wreaking havoc on our feet with dangerously steep platform shoes. But that’s nothing in comparison to what our foremothers went through to look good — or stay incredibly thin). “Suffer for Beauty,” an exhibition at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, Washington, offers a historical look at how ladies have subjected themselves to fashionable torture. Keep reading »

Catfight! Stella McCartney Versus Bono’s Wife

Apparently, Bono‘s wife, Ali Hewson, isn’t as charitable a soul as her husband. The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that the claws have come out—and Stella McCartney is the target! Ali and her business partner, Bryan Meehan, have a company called Nude Skincare and are feeling cranky about the name of Stella’s new fragrance, “Stella Nude,” an eau de toilette version of her Stella perfume. To court they go, over a single word, and in the process, will spend boatloads because their skincare line may be confused with the fashion designer’s perfume. Bono: Talk some sense into wifey! [Daily Mail]
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Happy Anniversary, Woodstock! Hippie Chic Is Back

WWD came up with a fun project to help celebrate Woodstock’s 40th anniversary. Because designers have been long-inspired by hippie style, they asked several young designers–including current fashion darling Alexander Wang and Jeremy Laing–to sketch their own interpretations of hippie chic. We’re especially fond of Prabal Gurung’s fantastical skirt made up of music fans from the Woodstock crowd and Peter Som’s flowing two-piece frock surrounded by colorful swirls. Totally psychedelic, indeed. Check their site to see the full slideshow. [WWD] Keep reading »

Second-Hand Plates By Karen Ryan Really Dish It Out

When Karen Ryan says she’s got a lot on her plate, she means it. The U.K.-based artist illustrates the phrase literally with charming second-hand plates emblazoned with “anger,” “fear,” “guilt,” and “hate.” Meant to expose the domestic conscience, the removal of whatever decorative pattern the dishes come with symbolically reveals harsher truths. Can you imagine the sweet revenge of handing a plate full of food to a frenemy who finds the message on the bottom? Of course, there are some positive slogans, like “beauty” and “beloved,” which may be more fitting for those relationships you handle with care. [NOTCOT.org] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Harem Pants To The Extreme

We came around on the harem pants trend. We even found five reasons to wear them. Then, we came across the ultimate harem pants. If the crotch on the regular kind isn’t low enough, these super Hammer Pants might do the trick. The inseam? Two inches. They’re Snuggies for your legs! [gsus via The Fashion Police] Keep reading »

Is That A Fetus Or Your Purse?

Style hunter Trend de la Creme shines a spotlight on one of the strangest purses I’ve ever seen. Created by James Piatt, it’s called “The Foundling,” and it’s … well, it looks like a fetus to me. Piatt says the piece is “designed to symbolize an infant that has been deserted,” and it comes with four “charms,” an airplane, a pack of cigarettes, a well, and an open window. The charms represent “significant babies”: Charles Lindberg Jr., Britney’s firstborn, Baby Jessica, and Michael Jackson’s son Prince. It’s made of copper mirror leather, so it’s sure to be a jaw-dropper. Maybe not something you’d want to take into the delivery room, though. [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »

Heidi Klum’s Jewelry Line Goes Bust

Heidi Klum could have used a real four-leaf clover. The gold ones she peddled in her Heidi Klum Collection have gotten her two-year-old line jewelry shuttered. Van Cleef & Arpels, the French jeweler who owns the rights to the symbol, unleashed their legal hounds on Klum, accusing the model’s company of copyright infringement. To avert a costly lawsuit, Klum decided to close shop. Maybe this is further proof that models and celebs really should leave designing to the pros and stick with what they do best. Keep reading »

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