Wow. These accessories are weird. Central St. Martins design student Anna Schwamborn has created a line of “mourning objects” jewelry that is intended to help grieving survivors after a loved one passes. What’s a fashionista to do in the wake of a death? Why, make jewelry out of the deceased, of course! Shudder. Schwamborn’s awesome resume — she’s worked with Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood — certainly helped her on the path to out-there designs. In this case, the London-based designer uses the hair and cremains of the dearly departed to fashion human-based wearable art. The human ashes are combined with black bone china to make the harder parts of what she calls “post-mortem memorial pieces.” So, um, why would you want to wear bits of a dead someone? “The objects are supposed to be worn close to the body of the mourner,” says Schwamborn, “symbolizing a lasting physical connection between two individuals even after death.” The pieces include a necklace, a rosary, and, fittingly, a “tear catcher.” [Dezeen] Keep reading »
Yves Saint Laurent just released its Spring 2010 men’s video and the star is not so much an Adonis-like fellow complete with lovely face and six pack abs as it is, well, an 11 year old boy. But after you get over the initial shock and displeasure about the fact that you were turned on in advance and the grade schooler’s appearance made you feel kind of dirty, you’ll start to like the quirky little video. The kid is son of the director, Samuel Benchetrit, and the good ‘ol fashioned hijinks he gets up to at The Bristol Hotel after finding a key on the street are worth a brief at-work giggle. From writing on mirrors with ketchup to watching a bit of hotel TV porn and convincing Melinde, apparently the lover of the rightful renter of the hotel room, to fly to Paris, the little one gets stuff done. [The Cut]
Check out some more fashion videos after the jump, but keep in mind that they aren’t all this endearing… Keep reading »
Dogs are always in style, so I wasn’t surprised to see a hip pooch chilling at a party I attended last weekend. I was a bit surprised that the dog donned a cape, but I was even more surprised when the owner told me the cape was less about fashion and more for psychological reasons. In the age of Burberry dog coats and Louis Vuitton dog collars, a pooch in fancy threads barely merits recognition. A dog in a cape to ease his canine anxiety? Now that’s a trendsetter.
Turns out there is a whole new booming industry of doggie clothing and accessories to help ease your pup’s state of mind without therapy. Here’s what we found… Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This week, one winner will receive a Clare Vivier Bag. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »
It can be hard to keep track of memories, especially when you switch apartments every year and the movers keep misplacing boxes. This ring holds extra special keepsakes right on your finger, where you can see them whenever you need a little boost. Or, if you need a place to stash a dose of birth control, that works, too. [$108, Yellowgoat Handmade Jewelry & Design Objects, Etsy] Keep reading »
If you need to refresh your face during these hot summer months, Mario Badescu’s facial spray is a great way to do it without hopping in the shower five times a day. The spray is made with aloe and rosewater and smells like, well, roses. It works well on all skin types and delivers a pleasant pick-me-up with each spritz. Plus, it’s versatile and can be used to set makeup and hydrate hair, as well. Best of all, Mario Badescu is against animal testing, so you can feel great — not guilty — using the product. Spray away! [$7, Mario Badescu]
We’re giving away five bottles of Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with aloe, herbs, and rosewater, but you have to work if you want to feel refreshed whenever you want. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, June 26 through Thursday, July 2 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
When I pierced my tongue at 16 years old, I knew exactly what I was doing. So it’s really funny to me that when they notice I have a tongue ring, the most common thing people say (after asking “Did it hurt?) is to say, “You must have been trying to get attention from your parents!”
Yes, of course. Obviously.
99 percent of the time, I don;’t Keep reading »
Most fashion shows are known for emaciated, twig-like models strutting down runways, but there’s a different kind of fashion week going on right now. Full-Figured Fashion Week took five years to organize, but, at last, arrived in New York yesterday. Until Saturday night, designers will show buyers and the press their clothes for plus-size women, as well as take part in panels such as “The State of the Curvy Community.”
“The main objective is to show the consumers and buyers that there are other designers out there,” organizer Gwen DeVoe told The Daily Beast. She also said plus-size women care about looking good, rather than having tunics and jersey dresses as their only options. Keep reading »
Don’t bother denying it, you’ve been trying to dress like Blair and Serena for months now. Well, your days of attempting to make $50 dresses look like Chanel are over, courtesy of Anna Sui. The quirky chic designer has just released images of her Gossip Girl-inspired collection for Target and we’re definitely getting the appropriate level of Blair vibes from the dress all the way on the left. Check out the whole collection here before it launches September 13. [The Cut] Keep reading »
A photo from Madonna’s second Louis Vuitton ad campaign was leaked, and — surprise, surprise! — it features Madge wearing a pair of the bunny ears she rocked at last month’s Met Ball. Luckily, they look a lot less crazy in the campaign than they did in real life — some fashion just doesn’t translate to life beyond the Playboy mansion. In this upcoming campaign, she appears less like a hooker than she did in the last one, but I still prefer the brand’s series featuring former astronauts. No one sells Louis bags like Buzz Aldrin. [Fashionologie] Keep reading »