Plus-size fashionistas are going to have a harder time finding clothing that fits because plus-size clothing companies are being hit as hard by the recession as high-end designers and department stores. Many stores have decreased the amount of plus-size clothing they carry or have eliminated the department altogether. Plus-size clothing costs 10 percent more to manufacture, and the demand for it isn’t as high as smaller-sized garments. Sad. At least they can still shop at Faith 21 and Pure Energy. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
The ever-adorable Tim Gunn has given us one more reason to love him: a public service video in support of the New York Public Library and its many “hidden fashion treasures.” Clayton Kirkin, the library chief of art & information services, talks with Gunn about some pretty bad-ass antique fashion books and the two of them totally convinced us to check out the Keep Your Library Open initiative, which even has a Facebook page. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want the place that houses a book about how to tie a cravat—it’s like a tie, but for fancy folk—32 different ways to lose funding. Keep reading »
The fashion forward frontwoman of The Gossip must not have gotten our memo. This leg-baring look might fly at night or on stage, but it’s no way to go around London midday, let alone show up to perform at the esteemed Royal Academy. [London, 6/3/09] Keep reading »
When I got engaged about a week ago, the questions, inevitably, came pouring in: What’s the date? Where are you registered? Are you planning a shower? My answers were: No idea, I’m not, I’d rather be attacked by a hive of angry bees with no EpiPen nearby. People were aghast. No shower?! Why wouldn’t you want a shower? It’s a party in your honor! Espresso machines as gifts! Enough wine glasses to last through forty years of snapped stems! Expensive-ish linens!
So, I surveyed a group of friends about the shower phenomenon—some of them had been through their own showers, others who had been forced to buck up and attend about 84908923290123 of them like me. Here’s what I thought (and they agreed) would make a bridal shower vaguely tolerable, brides listen up! Keep reading »
Behold the SMUT Maze t-shirt, brought to you by U.K designer, Sascha Quiambao. Based on a Pac-Man-esque design, the shirt shows a maze, at the center of which is a naked woman with spread legs (get it? Eat your way in…). Is the goal here to infuse the overly-done ’80s trend with a bit of cheekiness by adding sex? Or maybe this is a metaphor for the complexities of the female sexual psyche (highly doubtful). If a man hit on me in this shirt, I’d want to rip it off of him, and not in a good way.
What do you think? Funny or douchey? Leave your answer in the comments below! [Design Spotter] Keep reading »
You may know the name Tord Boontje from those lamps made from bendy metal cutouts of flowers and leaves. (Pronouncing the name? That’s a different story.)
The Dutch designer has now created wearable art with a collection of laser-cut necklaces for Artecnica. Mirroring the style of Boontje’s lamp casings, the interchangeable charms allow you to mix and match designs of birds, flowers, deer, and other nature imagery. Pick from four packets which each have three different charms in either sterling silver or 18-karat gold. We recommend layering to get that mangled yet whimsical look Boontje is so famous for. And we promise you won’t look like you’re wearing a lampshade. [$22 and up, Tord Boontje, Unicahome.com] Keep reading »
There are plenty of things that can be done in the bathroom, including, apparently, photo shoots. A Swiss photo studio snapped people in a variety of bathrooms for calendar they made for a client. We can’t imagine looking at one of these for every month of the year. The pictures makes us feel uncomfortable, like we accidentally opened a public restroom door and someone was sitting on the pot. [via Refinery29] Keep reading »
In a fashion coup only fit for an A-list diva, Bruno (played by Sacha Baron Cohen) lands a cover of British Marie Claire with model Alessandra Ambrosio. In the issue, which hits newsstands this Thursday, Bruno shares a few style words of wisdom from A-Z… Keep reading »
If you show up at a daytime wedding caked in makeup with a prom-style updo, you’re going to look like a moron. There, we said it. Daytime weddings aren’t always casual, but they’re definitely more chill than nighttime weddings. Your hair and makeup should match the minimal-fuss attitude of the event. After the jump, we tell you how to get model Jacquetta Wheeler’s smartly laid-book look. Keep reading »
We’ve kept silent while Dov Charney has screwed around with fashion.
We put up with the pervy advertisements.
We put up with Charney masturbating in front of a Jane reporter.
We put up with his numerous sexual harassment lawsuits.
We put up with messing with our main mensch, Woody Allen.
But we’re not going to take it anymore—the scrunchies must be stopped. Keep reading »