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The Status T-Shirt: It’s Just Like High School

The New York Times just wrote about how certain fancy-pants destinations have their own locals-only (or those in the know) T-shirt hierarchy. Most recognizable example: the Black Dog shirt from the Martha’s Vineyard tavern of the same name. As I read about the various East and Southampton and Sag Harbor T-shirts, all I could think was that it feels like I’m back in high school and playing the old game of who had the newest, best, most unavailable T-shirt. The “Ditch Witch” tee (preferred by the Montauk elite) is almost akin to going to a Phish or Dave Matthews concert and buying the $40 tee —but never, ever wearing it at the concert in question—back in the day. (Well, in the little corner of tiny-town-ville of Long Island where I existed, anyways.) Bonus points for the H.O.R.D.E. Fest or other all-day musical extravaganza. And the only sartorially ruinous circumstance? Everyone else having the T-shirt, too. Which I guess is kind of the point of this otherwise pointless newspaper article. [If the recession has knocked out the weave, is a status T-shirt the new It bag? -- Editor] [NY Times] Keep reading »

Crave: Muji Shower Radio

If you were to take a peek into our shower, you’d see loads of body gel cluttering the shower shelves, various cheapie drugstore shampoo and conditioner bottles, and one half-busted, grimy shower radio. Seriously, the thing is a petri dish for the green-black mold that we hope and pray isn’t slowly killing us with every get-clean session. (Not to mention, it’s from The Sharper Image circa 2005—no wonder that company shuttered all its stores!) Seeing that it’s a radio on its last legs, we’ve been dying for a newer, sleeker version. Behold: a very incognito shower radio (the “bottle” on the left in the photo) by Muji. We want. We need. [about $37, Muji] Keep reading »

Fall Beauty Preview: Dior’s “New (Vintage) Look”

Ever since Barbie celebrated her 50th birthday, the icon has been appearing everywhere from news shows to Hollywood to basically every single international edition of Vogue to name a few venues, and fashion runways across the world have been no exception. We even caught a glimpse of her at Dior’s couture show, in a way. How to get the look, after the jump! Keep reading »

Reebok Pays Tribute To Jean-Michel Basquiat

Reebok showcases the Top Down model in its latest offerings paying tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat, the famous NYC street artist of the ’80s and ’90s. The sneakers feature several of Basquiat’s signature, Neo-expressionist paintings on turquoise ($99.56) and black/white ($113.78) backgrounds. They’re part of the fall 2009 collection but are already available at Colette. I’m not sure I’d wear these — I’m not a b-girl, you know — but I’d surely enjoy having these on a shelf as art. Keep reading »

Face Off: The “Project Runway All-Star Challenge”

You asked, and now the “Project Runway” gods have blessed you with an all-stars challenge featuring contestants from previous seasons vying for a $100,000 prize. Executive producer Jane Cha says the two-hour, one-off episode will be a bridge to the show’s new home on Lifetime — the first episode of “Project Runway” season six will air on the same night, Aug. 20. And the eight contestants are actually talented all-stars, not people who were only good for TV. Let’s take a closer look, after the jump! Keep reading »

Georgia Jagger Controversy: Should Teens Ever Appear Topless In Ads?

Agency Spy is taking issue with Hudson Jeans’s latest ad campaign, featuring 17-year-old Georgia Jagger, daughter of rock god Mick and supermodel Jerry Hall. Appearing topless (minus nipple action, however), the teenager models the jeans as she lounges in a seductive position. Agency Spy denounces the photo because young girls “are off limits when it comes to sexual references in advertising. This kind of work perpetuates the notion that children and sex somehow fit into the same category, which they clearly do not.” Keep reading »

Did The Recession Kill The Weave?

Full disclosure: We absolutely adore Solange Knowles’ new haircut. Yeah, we hear the snickers about it being an obvious ploy for attention. (And regarding its success, some of you may def beg to differ). Well, we think it works! With one cut, she’s accomplished what her normally over-the-top styling never seemed to do: make her look chic, edgy and radiant. We’ve also noticed that Rihanna, Cassie and even Ciara are all leaders of this new school of short, chic, and recession friendly ‘dos. Because if you think about it, rocking pounds of weave is not only high-maintenance, but expensive. Don’t you wish other stars like Beyonce, Tyra Banks and Britney Spears would take a cue and ditch their hair extensions? Actually, we take that last one back. We all remember Britney’s epic attempt, which resulted in an epic FAIL. Still. Have you done any chopping lately in order to save time and money? Keep reading »

Cellulite-Busting Undies Restocked, Mass Hysteria Ensues

It’s a good day for thigh-obsessed Londoners. Why? Because their beloved cellulite-busting panties are finally back in stores. Scala Bio Fir Anti-Cellulite knickers, which sold out completely within 24 hours when they first reached stores in May, have now exclusively returned to John Lewis, a British chain store. The “miracle” undies promise to help wearers lose inches on their tummies, thighs and hips via mysterious bio crystals that warm up with wear and melt fat off the body. Besides the thousands of Brits who have gone mad for it, celebs like Sienna Miller are also reputed fans. In an interview, John Lewis’s lingerie buyer, Helen Spencer, explained that the store is prepping for round two of buying madness over the undies. “This product has created a real phenomenon among women, with customers buying up to 10 pairs each.” Either they really do work, or it’s simply a case of massive amounts of wishful thinking. [Metro UK]

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Cheapskate: Alloy Grows Up For Autumn

I enjoy perusing the Alloy catalog, but I often find that I’m a tad too … let’s say … mature for the clothes. I don’t think my belly button should make an appearance unless I’m sunbathing, and my life isn’t as happy-go-lucky as the models try to project. But I was pleasantly surprised by Alloy’s autumn offerings because they’re not only appropriate for teens and twenty-somethings, but also thirty-somethings. I’m loving the military details, blouse shapes, and full skirts. Take a peek at the super-affordable garments after the jump. Keep reading »

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