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 »
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 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 »
Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs are fashion gods — legends in their own time, even. But they aren’t so chic that they can’t help you run errands. These tote bags, designed by Pattern People and sold by Hint magazine, immortalize the Kaiser and the King of Grunge in black ink and natural cotton canvas. We plan to bring Karl Lagerfeld along to Trader Joe’s with us and make him do the heavy lifting, carrying our copious amounts of almonds and guac up to our fourth floor walk-up. [$45, Hint Shop] Keep reading »
Obviously, money is a huge hurdle when it comes to Obama’s trillion-dollar health-care plan, but here’s one revenue source government officials may consider: tax on plastic surgery. The excise “bo-tax” (no we didn’t make that term up, but wish we could take credit) allegedly being floated around by the feds would be placed on cosmetic procedures that aren’t medical necessities, like boob jobs, teeth whitening, Botox injections, and face lifts. New Jersey already imposes such taxes, the revenue of which, we’d surmise, comes largely from the cast of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Keep reading »
“I really don’t want to work in fashion. It’s just not for me. I respect her, obviously, but it’s just a really weird industry … She wants me to be an editor. I would never put it down, but I just don’t want to take it too seriously. People in there act like fashion is life. It’s really amusing, but if that’s your career — there are other things out there, seriously … I think I want to be a lawyer.”
—Bee Shaffer explains that despite mom Anna Wintour‘s hopes for her, she’s not too keen on going into the family business, possibly making her the only person who has ever dared to defy the devil in Prada. How very Saffy from “Ab Fab” of her! [Fox News] Keep reading »
Your search for the perfect pair of jeans is over! Want to know who makes ‘em? You! indiDenim, a “virtual denim” brand, gives you the power to design your own pair. We aren’t talking about picking dark blue over light; we’re talking details from start to finish. The “design” process is pretty intense and starts with you selecting your ideal fabric (lightweight or thick), rise (high, mid, or low waist), leg, and hem, before delving into other details like belt-loop and stitching.
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Not only are we wondering whether boys should compete in beauty pageants, we’re questioning whether prisoners strutting their stuff for the judges is the best way to “rehabilitate” those behind bars. Whatever your take on it, jail-bird beauty queens aren’t a new entry into the world of bizarro pageants—but one Russian women’s prison “biker chic” contest goes above and beyond! Check out the crowned winner (above) as well as all the dramatic behind-the-scenes shots after the jump. Keep reading »
Despite all the outlandishly high heels designers like Rodarte, Nina Ricci, and John Galliano put on the runway for fall, The Times has declared heels dead. As proof of this trend, the paper cites a survey from department store Selfridges that reports a 20 percent increase in sales of flat shoes and the story of a company that banned high heels for health reasons. Even though a few other New York designers favored flats for fall, we’re not so sure we agree heels are dead per se, especially because I’d like to get out of these flat sandals I’ve been wearing for months.
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Kate Moss continues her gig as spokesmodel for Just Cavalli in the new Mert and Marcus-shot fall 2009 campaign. As in the spring ads, they love to have some menfolk in the mix, but this time around she’s been downgraded from two male models to one. Does the recession know no bounds!? Oh, wait. Hold on. We’ve got a lurker back there on the stairs. Carry on, then. [Fashion Week Daily] Keep reading »