So, you’re probably not thinking to yourself, “Oooh, man, I want that wrinkle-free L.L. Bean blouse for Christmas sooo bad.” (Maybe your mom is.) While wrinkle-free fabrics are not exactly a style selling point for young women, you’d be surprised by how often they are employed (especially in men’s dress shirts), not just in clothing, but also in household items like sheets, curtains, and upholstery. Apparently, these fabrics are made with processes involving formaldehyde, informs the New York Times. While this sounds dangerous, it’s not something to necessarily to get your underwear in a bundle about. Which wouldn’t actually be possible if they were wrinkle-free, har har.
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“Online shopping — oh, no. I didn’t even know what e-commerce was until last week. I like the experience. I like to feel the fur, to smell the tweed. I like the service. I love that you go into Hermès wearing your trainers and they still say, ‘Oh Mr. Galliano, may we brush your shoes?’ … I get people to [tweet] for me. When I was here last, I was only here for four or five days and there were 30,000 calls or whatever you call them … Yeah, there were 30,000. They had nothing to do with Dior, nothing to do with [the company] John Galliano. Just what I look like when I leave the hotel, or people had seen me in a restaurant or going to the gym. Thirty thousand! That’s a lot. I could advertise on that site. I think we need to exploit that, don’t you?”
– John Galliano goes from not knowing anything about online shopping to trying to figure out how to exploit Twitter in a matter of days. Oh, and he also calls information technology “machinery.” [The Cut] Keep reading »
Avon‘s holiday campaign “Shop Early, Shop Easy, Shop Avon” pretty much sums up why we’re big fans of the cosmetic, skin care, and fashion giant. Not only can you get everything you need for the holidays, like the 3-Piece Enchanted Holiday Nailwear Collection or a Wear Your Way Convertible Dress (above), but you can also shop from the comfort of your home while watching your favorite holiday movies. Avon definitely has gifts that are fun to receive and keep for yourself, so there shouldn’t be anything stopping you from browsing. [Avon.com]
WIN THIS! We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to fulfill her Avon holiday wish list. One winner will be allowed to choose up to 10 Avon products (total value not to exceed $100) to treat herself or her loved ones. But you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how you treat yourself during the holidays by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Your treat can be anything from a relaxing bath to a piece of jewelry. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Dec. 17. You must live in the U.S. to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!
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Whether you prefer relaxing beach vacations or three-month treks through the jungle, it’s always fun to write down travel highlights and maybe draw some doodles of that hot cabana boy. This dreamy sky-themed journal would be the perfect place to record your next adventure.
When we read the Time headline “‘Urkel’ Is Now a Verb,” we assumed this had something to do with hipster dress, which often takes after Steve Urkel fashion with tight pants and over-sized glasses. But no. Apparently, “getting Urkeled” is what the kids at Westside Middle School in Memphis, Tennessee, say when someone gets penalized for baggy pants. The school’s principal “has teachers armed with zip ties patrolling the halls for sagging pants. When a guilty student is identified, the teacher quickly fastens the zip ties to the belt loops and raises the pants up to the waist and beyond,” aka the act of getting Urkeled. Apparently these scare tactics are working as infractions have dropped from some 80 to 18 or so per week.
This seems like kind of a cruel and embarrassing way to get kids to dress right. (Not to mention invasive! Who wants their teacher grabbing their pants to give them a wedgie?) Although we’re almost more bothered by the fact that the baggy pants trend of the ’90s has resurfaced (or never left in certain parts of the country?). [Time] Keep reading »