As you may have already heard, today is “Opt Out Day,” in which people intend to protest the TSA naked x-ray machines by refusing to go through them and instead get a pat down. Some have even called for more drastic measures—Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic has come up with the brilliant idea for men to wear kilts, commando-style, through security. At the same time, the Scottish Tartans Authority has issued a warning about hygiene and wearing kilts without underwear. While it’s actually the tradition to go underpants-less with a kilt, the association makes the following plea: “We are saying, please use common sense and decency, as it can be unhygienic and it can be offensive. If you are out and about in a kilt, then remember to show some decorum. If you are hiring a kilt, then wear underwear because some of them are left in a horrible state.” (Eww!) There was no word on whether the well-timed statement was in response to Opt Out Day … or if they’re just having a bit of a cleanliness problem in Scotland at the moment. [New York Times] Keep reading »
Willow Smith has received a huge amount of attention for the look she wore to the American Music Awards. She even landed on our worst dressed list. Many of the negative comments focused on the yellow sleeve thing she wore so proudly. Now we wonder what her reaction would be to the fact that her accessory is a knockoff of a piece by Mother of London. And the designer of Mother of London, Mildred Von Hildegard, is pissed. “I’m disappointed and saddened that this will negatively impact my business. My original design is now recognized in the mass media as someone else’s work, and it’s very hurtful on both a personal and professional levels,” Von Hildegard said to the site Haute Macabre. Stylist Mariel Haenn, who has styled Willow in the past, has even taken to Twitter to defend her name, saying she didn’t style Willow for the AMAs. This is a sad day in fashion, both for Von Hildegard and Haenn, but also for Willow, whose appearance at the AMAs was tarnished not only by that heinous outfit, but also because she’s a knockoff wearer at the age of 9. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Comme des Garçons calls this a “blazer,” but it might be more aptly described as a “puff ball with a head hole,” or perhaps a “giant, wearable replica of a human brain.” If it didn’t cost $2,500, I might have to go pick one up for myself out of sheer curiosity. The next best thing? Asking our awesome Man Panel for their candid thoughts on this slightly confusing piece of couture… Keep reading »
We’re sure you recognize the face of Mickey Mouse’s famous girlfriend Minnie, but something else is different about her. Has Minnie gone fashionable? Why, yes, as Forever 21 and Disney have teamed up for a special holiday collection featuring the stylish Minnie Muse. Minnie has traded in her chunky pumps and polka dots for strappy YSL-esque platform sandals, a chic red peacoat, and two It-bags. But, of course, her signature, oversized bow is still present. We’ve fallen hard for the Minnie Muse Note Pad, but the rest of the collection shouldn’t be missed either, especially at Forever 21 prices.
Italian luxury label Dolce & Gabbana is facing some serious legal trouble after being formally accused of tax evasion. And according to the charges, this isn’t a discrepancy of just a few million, but more like a debt of $1 billion. While the designers claim innocence, there’s definitely something fishy with the case. Keep reading »
This necklace in the form of a dress is the perfect accessory for fashion design students, or seamstresses, or sewing hobbyists, or people who like to wear dresses, or people who like to construct dress forms. What I’m trying to say is that pretty much everyone in the world has a reason to wear this necklace. [$13.50, Niche] Keep reading »