How sweet would it be to never have sweat stains on the pits of your silk tops and summer dresses? Forget antiperspirant, and instead try on Sweat Block, liquid soaked pads that you swipe on your underarms before bed, which then keeps your pits dry for a whole week. No joke. It may sound like a crock or a crazy science experiment that may give you cancer, but Sweat Block is scarily legit. The medicated wipes work best while you’re sleeping (when your sweat glands aren’t active), forming a non-filmy, undetectable chemical block. I’ve been using the pads for two weeks, and so far I give the company an “A” on the non-perspiration front. As for pleasantness of smell, Sweat Block gets a “C.” Yet, putting up with the temporary scent of the wipes is nothing in comparison to dealing with the smell of B.O.—or worse—baby powder-scented B.O. [$19.99, Sweatblock.com] Keep reading »
Yikes! With less than six months to go, the end of the decade is rapidly approaching. This past decade has seen many fashion improvements since the 90′s. Give yourself a pat on the back. Now it’s time to get to work. We have less than six months to eradicate some of the more embarrassing trends from the past years. Banning dark lipstick, heavy foundation and the anchor woman haircut were impressive achievements, but not nearly enough to forgive all our other fashion sins. Here is a list of styles and trends that must be destroyed as soon as possible. If we stop wearing these items now, history may forget that they ever existed, or may at least look kindly at the fact that we recognized the error of our fashion ways and attempted to repent before it was too late. Keep reading »
Know what 54-year-old designer Donna Karan loves? “Music, DJin’, dancing, partys going out!” She’s also a fan of “just having a laugh and having it easy no worries!” Or so says the most recent issue of Women’s Wear Daily parody WWWD.
In their Man Issue, released this week, WWWD delves into deep issues ranging from the size of Shia LaBeouf’s package (“beyond inadequate,” for the record), to whether or not rappers Pharell Williams and Kanye West are super into each other in the biblical sense. It’s questions like these, my friends, that need answering as the financial markets crash around us and the recent loss of your job forces you to trade in your apartment for an abandoned refrigerator box, stealing a wireless signal just to get access to The Frisky.
Check out the issue here and a few more of our highlights after the jump. Keep reading »
Steven Meisel photographed 42-year-old former model Kristen McMenamy for the cover of Vogue Italia. Looks like the girl’s still got it. [via Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
Don’t have time to give yourself a manicure? These leather-and-nails gloves by London-designer Dominic Jones are the perfect answer. Slip them on, and you’ve got yourself an insta-cure, with permanent, perfectly-painted fake fingernails. The handware with hardware comes in two different styles: black leather with silver nails or hot pink leather with gold nails. These aggro-accessories are part of a punky new line from Jones — other accoutrements include taloned rings, fanged studs, and toothy necklaces. The designer’s on-site lookbook features the fashionable body-mods worn by the likes of Alice Dellal and Elizabeth Jagger, so they come It Girl-approved. If you’re thinking about taking your look a little punk this fall, these are sure do the trick. Just try not to get into a catfight. They look like they could do some real damage. [Pipeline] Keep reading »
Tutus have been ignored for too long, cast to the side and not taken seriously as legitimate clothing. Enough is enough. Nobody puts
baby tutu in the corner. There are ways to wear tutu-esque skirts without looking too much like a failed ballerina with a sad inability to let go of the glory days. We’ll tell you how after the jump. Keep reading »
As the humidity and temperature spike, so do our chances of heat-induced fashion problems. Every time I step onto a bus or subway or slide into a steaming car, my body sticks to the plastic on the seat and my clothes cling to my legs, delivering me to my destination stinky, clammy and busted-looking. But, no more! Here are a few ways to stay fresh and sweat-stain free. Keep reading »
I sort of have a packing problem. In theory you don’t need all that much for a weekend away, it’s only two or three days after all. I always start out very organized and plan my outfits to save space by avoiding redundancy. This forces me to think of what I will need, and that’s where I go wrong. How can I possibly pack for all the potential occasions, weather, activities, meals? There so many possibilities I just can’t plan for. I don’t know where to begin, or more appropriately, I just don’t know where to stop. That’s why I am doing a serious inventory of what one actually needs for a summer weekend away… scratch that, what a slightly obsessive fashion lovin’ gal “needs” to pack for a weekend away. Keep reading »
Beer may be a great American product, but maybe this 4th of July, you want something a little classier to accompany your cookout. Try this champagne cocktail, which gets it’s pink hue from a dash of crème de cassis, and a fruity kick from triple sec infused berries.
- 2 cups mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries)
- Juice of one lemon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup triple sec or Cointreau
- Crème de cassis (a blackcurrent liqueur)
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix berries with lemon, sugar, and triple sec. Cover and let sit in the fridge for at least two hours; the longer, the more flavorful the berry.
- After berries have marinated, strain the juice (you can save it to add a splash to your drink if you like), and spread berries on a baking sheet. Freeze until hard, usually one hour.
- Fill glass with champagne, then add a dash of cassis. Don’t mix the beverage, but let the liqueur settle in the bottom of the glass. Add a handful of the frozen berries to keep cold.
- Feel patriotic, if you must.
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With the beautiful weather these days, I’ve been keeping cool by wearing cute summer dresses and staying barefoot as long as possible. I’ve also been making use of my ice maker and blender to stay cool. Smoothies, iced tea, you name it and I’ve made it (or plan to!). Nothing beats sitting down with a cold drink, a fun book, and the afternoon passing by. But wait, don’t forget the coaster! Nobody likes excess moisture, especially your wood furniture. Whether you have a valuable antique or a cheap Craigslist find, your furniture is supposed to last. Quite unlike the fast fashion scene we’ve been experiencing, it’s hard to buy and then throw away your furniture after a season or two. So that’s why we’ve got to take care of it to keep it in shipshape. Take a look at the set of slate coasters from Crate and Barrel. You can keep track of the owners of each drink by writing your name on the coaster with a piece of chalk. Another favorite are the pinecone shaped coasters made out of durable vinyl. Take a look at the slideshow for more! Keep reading »