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Is The End Of Crocs Near?

Fashionistas, prepare to rejoice. It may soon be to time to celebrate the death of your loathed Crocs. It seems that after selling more than 100 million pairs since 2002, the company is facing mega losses and is on the verge of going broke. In the last fiscal year, the company lost $185.1 million, cut 2,000 jobs, and has gained a debt it still hasn’t paid off. Five months ago, the company replaced the CEO with a man who specializes in brand renewal, but thus far there has been no spike in sales. Although the company plans on targeting specialized fields like caterers and medical professionals, if they don’t pay their debt off by September, they are dunzo. It’s the simple case of too much supply and no demand. [MSNBC]
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Guess Which Designer Made This Awesome Denim Jacket?

This brand-spanking new military inspired denim jacket was custom made and photographed for the Guess Fall 2009 ad campaign, which you can see in stores and magazines now. What elevates this piece beyond your standard denim fare is all the amazing metal detail, including chains and antique buttons stamped with 1981, the year Guess was created. The picture of the jacket has been such a hit that Guess is making more to be sold in stores later this year, and will retail for $179 and be sold in stores nationwide. Since Beyonce loves her Balmain military jackets so much, we wonder if she’ll rip this more accessible design off for her Déreon juniors line? Keep reading »

Is Going Eyebrowless The New Trend? Please Say It Ain’t So

We’ve all had those eyebrow accidents where something goes wrong with the wax, or you go pluck-crazy and are left with a teensy row of hairs above your eyes. What if those “accidents” started happening on purpose? In an article that reads more like an April Fool’s joke than serious journalism, The New York Times reports that the latest beauty trend is razed eyebrows. Yes, as in no brows. See, Kim Kardashian even did it. Keep reading »

MAC Hearts Artists

MAC (which stands for Makeup Art Cosmetics) has always done an amazing job of sticking to their artistic roots and at its heart, it’s a company that truly values the creative. That’s why the style department here was stoked to go check out their latest project: MAC commissioned three mega artists–photographer Marilyn Minter, illustrator Maira Kalman, and painter Richard Phillips–to interpret their fall color collections, and the results are kind of amazing. While we’re already huge Minter fans, we especially fell in love with Kalman’s apartment, which was filled with white walls, light wood grain floors, and Dada-esque suitcases and shoes lined on the windowsills as decorations. (There was also plenty of man candy in the form of tight shirt-clad models serving mini-sushi and pomegranate drinks, but we assume they were just there for the event and not always present.) Also, we saw Isaac Mizrahi! Pics from the event after the jump… Keep reading »

Crave: Bookworms Need Love, Too

If you’ve been holed up in the library stacks for so long that your face is as pasty-white as this tee shirt, you, my dear, need some lovin’. Thanks, Forever 21, for reminding the menfolk that nerdy girls need affection, too. [$16.90, Forever 21] Keep reading »

Get Ready To Fill Your House With More Cheap (Hopefully Cute) Stuff!

Move over Ikea, there’s a new king of cheap furniture in town: The Los Angeles-based company, Forever 21, which is forever legendary in our minds for selling $21 knockoffs of $2100 dresses, is now launching a home collection. The line will launch at Forever 21′s largest stores later on this year, followed by a debut at XXI, their latest concept store. The press release was sparse on details of what the furniture will actually look like, but we can all be sure it will be plenty trendy and all kinds of disposable, just like their clothes! Although we have to wonder: Will the collection simply be chintzy little knickknacks fit for a teenager’s room, or stuff oldsters like us can use in our apartments and stuff? Guess we’ll just have to sit tight. But here’s hoping they’ll knock off all the cute but spendy Jonathan Adler stuff we’re always sweatin’. [NY Mag] Keep reading »

Cooking Lessons From A…Supermodel?

Apparently, models do like to eat. And, newsflash, they also like to cook! (Well, not all models are ready and willing noshers, but anyway.) I wasn’t sure that I wanted to take kitchen tips from a girl that consumes not much more than water and air—c’mon, where’s the Paula Deen credibility? But when I heard who was hosting, I quickly changed my tune. It’s Sophie Dahl, and according to the UK’s The Sun, she’s going to be taking an “emotional look” at food by reminiscing over her food memories while she cooks up her own recipes. Is it just me or does Dahl seem a little bit like the anti-supermodel sometimes—she writes books, she cooks, and I would, like, totally want to be friends with her if we ever met. Watch your back Nigella! [The Sun] Keep reading »

Genius Space Saver?: Full-Length Mirror/Ironing Board

My studio apartment isn’t exactly palatial, so I’ve had to do without certain things that people who live in larger places would never consider an extravagance, like an ironing board. If I iron any of my clothes (I tend to hang them in the bathroom while I shower and let the steam do its best to erase the wrinkles), it happens on my kitchen counter. Designer Aïssa Logerot created this combo ironing board-mirror concept, which would certainly help me to wear less wrinkled clothes to the office. Maybe one day Bed Bath & Beyond will be smart enough to carry them, but until then, the kitchen counter will have to suffice. [Toxel.com via Notcot.org] Keep reading »

The Merkin Goes Couture

TV (Fall 2008) and Do Estilista (Spring 2009)

Who knew a pubic wig could be so chic? Thanks to Trend de la Creme for pointing out the merkin’s influence on high-fashion, with pubic shaped cutouts and panels showing up on designs from Kostas Murkudis and Alexandre Herchcovitch. I’ve yet to see one of these strut past me on the street, but the first lady who does, will get my award for fashion bad ass. Keep clicking to see more… [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »

10 Reasons Why Being Brunette Is Awesome

The editors of Harper’s Bazaar had an interesting idea for their August issue—get Lauren Conrad to sport a brunette wig for 24 hours. Not sure what the point of this was exactly—did they intend it as a prank or some lame-o social experiment? In the end, the California girl totally wasn’t feeling her brown hair, even though I think it looked kind of fantastic. “Day to day, I can only do blonde. Everything else makes me look sort of plain-Jane,” she told People.

Wait, being brunette makes you a plain Jane? God, I am so over this whole blondes-have-more-fun thing. Here are ten reasons why I’m a happy card-carrying member of the brunette club… Keep reading »

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