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How Much Do We Love This i-D Cover?

A few months ago both Chanel Iman and Sessilee Lopez tweeted about a “major” moment in fashion and a surprise cover. That should have been clue enough for some folks to guess. Now the secret is out: The two young models, along with Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa, grace the cover of i.D magazine’s September issue. The iconic photo features all four girls with corset-inspired tops, figure-hugging skirts, matching black gloves and shimmery makeup. It was shot in London by Emma Summerton and styled by i-D fashion director, Edward Enninful. Besides featuring four of the hottest models of the moment in one sitting, this issue is distinctive for yet another reason: It is the only non-urban magazine to opt for women of color on its September cover. [Fashionologie] Keep reading »

London Fashion Scene Invaded By Drag Queens

Girl, the drag queens are coming! On Sunday, Sept. 6, while New York fashion editors will undoubtedly be laying out their neat little wardrobes for the coming Fashion Week, those in London will be slipping into sequin gowns and lamé hammer pants. It’s Bistrotheque’s Annual Drag Ball at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House! The evening includes such performance categories as “International Diva in a Leading Role,” “London Fashionista at the Opera,” and “Pushy Mother with Kids at a Ballet Audition.” (Priceless.) And with a panel of judges that reads like a who’s who of the Brit style scene—Love magazine’s Katie Grand, designers Henry Holland and Roksanda Ilincic, to name a few—the competition is sure to be fierce. Keep reading »

W Magazine Pulls A Zoolander Derelicte

Leave it to a fashion magazine. In any other medium, exploring homelessness would entail in-depth interviews, following up with local politicians and including a quote or two from national charity organizations. For W magazine, it meant draping model Sasha Pivovarova in tissue paper from Dior, paper bags from Prada and odds and ends from Chanel. W gets brownie points for an interesting concept and — per usual — beautiful imagery. But are we the only ones who think a chic twist on homelessness is in poor taste? More outrageous images after the jump, and um, you tell us. Keep reading »

Make Your Own Hermès Paper Bracelet

Hermès is one of those intangibly expensive luxury brands that creates classic products you’ll always lust after but probably will never be able to afford. Perhaps the Parisian fashion house has decided to humor the less fortunate by putting out this free cutout design for its dog collar cuff bracelet (hey, pity gift or not, we’ll totally take it!). Download the PDF, cut out along the lines, then follow the step-by-step instructions for folding and gluing. The finished product is a completely believable Hermès replica. If you have a color printer, you can choose some of the snazzier designs, like an orange background with white print or a purple plaid motif. While we imagine your paper bracelet wouldn’t hold up as well as, say, a Kelly bag, you’d at least get an ephemeral taste of the brand, and a chance to practice your origami skills. If you have so much fun with your crafty cutout, you can also check out this hilarious Keyboard Cat project which has been circulating the interwebs of late.

Download the Hermès PDF here and see the rest of the designs at Lesailes.Hermes.com. Keep reading »

The MidWasteland Gets To The Heart Of American Style

Street style — truly the reality TV of the fashion world — is simply delicious. We never get tired of checking out the cool New Yorkers on The Sartorialist and the insanely hip, young jet-setters at Lookbook.nu. Now we have a new one to add to our list, and it’s right in your backyard. While The MidWasteland definitely logs plenty of street style, it’s also a site devoted entirely to “fashion, lifestyle and culture in the Mid West.” Who says you have to live in Paris to be tremendously chic? [The MidWasteland] Keep reading »

Glow In The Dark Toilet Paper: Convenient, Funny, Or Risky?

Going to the bathroom during a power outage or while you’re suffering from a major hangover just got a lot easier. You no longer need light to locate the toilet paper roll. Glow in the dark toilet paper shines like a beacon of good hygiene, but one question still remains: Is it really safe to have this tissue close to your bum? I’ve noticed colored toilet paper has become a thing of the past, and I always thought it was because dyes are unhealthy. However, one thing is for sure, glow in the dark toilet paper will be good for laughs –$8 laughs. A glowing trail of tissue on someone’s shoe would be that much funnier than a trail of regular white TP. [thumbs Up! via Impact Lab] Keep reading »

Marc Jacobs & Chairlift Do Bizarre, Low-Budget Videos For Saks


Chairlift is a band we love. Marc Jacobs is a designer we adore. Yet, we’re a bit puzzled by the promotional videos they worked on together for Saks Fifth Avenue. The videos feature the three members of Chairlift clad in Marc Jacobs’ fall collection, wandering around Williamsburg, Brooklyn like drugged-out hipsters. In each montage, set to Chairlift tunes, the sequences are clearly meant to look ironically low-budget with cheesy, porno-like close-ups on handbags and washed-out lighting. The effect comes off as completely bizarre. In the first, “Making an Entrance,” the gang wanders around a warehouse block doing yoga poses and attempting handstands. In “Drawing Attention,” the band heads to the roof of a building to look cool while drawing on the walls and taking pictures of each other to post on their blogs and MySpace pages. The craziest one, however, has to be “For the Love of Tacos,” above, where the Marc Jacobs-chic crowd goes to this, like, divey bodega for tacos that, of course, was totally rad before all the hipsters came and made it a party spot. Oh, the irony is killing us. Watch it and can we please discuss!?! [SaksFifthAvenue.com] Keep reading »

Topshop To Launch New Makeup Line!

Any Topshop news is good news in our book. The London import will be prettying up its wares with a new cosmetics line, due out next year, as it continues to become more of a department store/one-stop shop. No word yet on what the collection will be like, but British Elle says: “We’re guessing they could be tapping an international make-up artist to work with on the project.” We’d also expect some uber-cute packaging and, hopefully, very affordable price points. Should Sephora feel threatened? [Elle UK] Keep reading »

The Frisky Guidebook: The Holy City

Don’t let the old moniker fool you, what Charlestonians worship the most is a good party. At its busiest during wedding season and the summer months, this tourist town is worth visiting year-round with various festivals, galas, events and shows. The climate is often blessed with bouts of 70-degree weather in the dead of winter, ensuring that there is a party going on somewhere every single night of the week in any given month. Keep reading »

Celeb Designer Julia Stiles “Cares About The Environment More Than You Do”

I think we can all agree here that the whole celebrity-turned-designer thing has gotten a little out of control. Apparently, Stiles agrees, because she filmed this spoof on the practice using some very hot male models, green styles and some shants you’ll never forget. [Julia Stiles Styles] Keep reading »

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