Once upon a time, when I was about 19, I found an amazing kilt-style mini skirt on a sale rack at the mall. It was a gorgeous green plaid wool with crisp pleats and a luxurious silk lining. Somehow it looked amazing with bare legs and a tank top or black tights and a cardigan. I wore this kilt all the time, through every season, and it never looked a day over brand new. But years passed, my style evolved, and during one particularly intense closet-cleaning rampage, I threw the kilt in a Goodwill bag, and never saw it again. This was a few years ago, and I still miss that damn skirt. It has joined my New Kids on the Block hoodie, vintage riding boots, and perfectly baggy v-neck sweater on my list of Clothes That Got Away.
So tell us: What item(s) of clothing do you wish you still had? Which pieces do you think you’ll keep forever? [Vastly inferior but still fairly cute kilt available here] Keep reading »
Figuring out what to do with old or unwanted undies is quite the conundrum, am I right? You can’t take them to the Salvation Army; you can’t use them as dishrags ’cause that would be weird, but it feels wrong to throw them away. Swiss-born artist Pipilotti Rist figured out just how to recycle undergarments: turn them into art. Though I kid, “Massachusetts Chandelier,” featuring undies collected from the artist, her mother and friends and hung in tiers illuminated by video light projections, is actually quite beautiful … Keep reading »
Capes and ponchos are not only very in this fall, but are also quite practical, which — let’s face it — fashion often isn’t. Capes and ponchos allow room for layering and can keep you dry on a rainy day. But since this is quite possibly a fleeting trend, here are some capes and ponchos that won’t break the bank. Keep reading »
Irregular Choice is quite a fitting name for a brand that manufactured the horribleness called the Space Snacks Boot you see above. What’s even funnier is that these atrocious boots are actually OUT OF STOCK. Darn! I really hoped to buy the ugliest boot known to man, but a bunch of people with offensive taste snatched them up before I had a chance. Shucks! [Endless] Keep reading »
Besides inventing one of the most important pieces in any woman’s wardrobe–the little black dress–fashion icon Coco Chanel has been quoted saying some of the most insightful and poignant things about life, love and the what we wear.
After the jump, we share with you some of our favorite Coco Chanel words of wisdom. Keep reading »
Famous for its fun windows, Parisian department store Printemps is now paying homage to New York City designers like Thakoon, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Tory Burch. Looking at these pictures feels a bit like walking through an amusement park with the bubbly graphics, iconic Americana images (Mickey Mouse, Campbell’s soup, Superman) and larger than life props like giant cupcakes, hot dogs, and balloons. Check out some more pics after the jump! [I Prefer Paris] Keep reading »