Victorinox, purveyors of Swiss Army knives and all manners of utilitarian items, is no longer content with being confined to outdoorsy devices. They’ve moved into the scent market with the recent release of Swiss Unlimited, an eau de toilette that smells like “Swiss essence with notes of wooded silver fir, alpine herbs, and absinthe.” So rejoice, you can now smell like nature and illegal, hallucinogenic alcohol any time you want! And because the handy-dandy bottle—which looks more like a flask than a perfume container—comes with a carabiner, you’ll never be without the option of freshening up, even when stranded in the woods being mauled by a grizzly bear. [WWD] Keep reading »
The HanaHana Nose Stretcher is not for the beauty faint of heart. I always thought that Brazilian bikini waxes and Botox were marks of the beauty brave, but there needs to be a whole new category for those who try the HanaHana Nose Stretcher. This Japanese nose stretcher (does anyone else think this sounds like a form of torture?) is basically a super-strong pink clothespin. This contraption works by clamping it over your nostrils for a few minutes every day, and apparently the extreme pressure exerted over the cartilage stretches your nose out—a look coveted by girls who think their nose it too flat or “button-like.” I have no current plans to do a beauty test drive on this product, but for $7 you can try it and let me know how it turns out.
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Days of the week underwear is a wonderful fashion concept—if you’re going to have one of something you love, why not have seven? Enter the Ring a Day, which are stainless steel sheets (almost stencil-like) that come with seven with pre-cut rings of different shapes to pop out and wear for a week. Once removed from its packaging, the ring makes a minimalist statement, as it sits flat in the shapes of diamonds and gems. Once you’re done, continue the fun by hanging the leftover sheets/stencils on your wall. Or, a small hole at the top allows you to string them on a necklace, which, we have to say, is kinda weird. (What we think is cuter would be to make a charm necklace out of the cutouts.) The best part: unlike those days of the week underwear, there are no specific dates for each ring. So you’ll never get in trouble again for wearing your Mondays on a Wednesday. [$140, Supermarkethq.com] Keep reading »
As someone who has at least a surface interest in interior design, I feel pretty strongly that a person’s possessions and home decor ought to say something about him or her. I, for example, have a ton of Asian crap around my apartment, like silkscreens, fans, woodwork and other knick-knacks, not because I’m Asian, but because I was born in Japan and lived the first 13 years of my life in Asia. My fiance, whom I live with, has framed concert posters of Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn, a nod to his favorite music. And I guess people who are really into safe sex and, um, sleeping would love this silkscreened condom pillow. It comes with a little slot to keep your real condoms, and even a giant fabric condom that I guess you could use as a sort of laundry bag. Any other ideas? A condom ghost? Pillow set is $80 at Etsy. [via Tools of Attraction] Keep reading »
“To me, to pick the right blouse with the right sensibility feels in some ways like art. I’m an artist, but I’m painting with clothes.”
That’s totally the sort of obtuse thing Karl Lagerfeld would say, but it’s actually a quote from Eric Daman, the costume designer for “Gossip Girl.” Good, because we’d expect nothing less than putting Michaelangelo-esque precision into dressing Chuck Bass!
The New York Times‘s Television section [interviewed costume designers from hit shows like “Gossip Girl” and “Mad Men” and shook them down for some secrets. Our favorites after the jump… Keep reading »
Ruh-roh, looks like someone is giving Kanye a run for his money with these uber-loud specs. The man behind the frames is StevieBoi. Do you know who StevieBoi is? We didn’t either until just now, but apparently he’s kind of a big deal. He’s hoping these low-visibility sunglasses become all the rage in clubwear. Take your pick—look like a poser in black-and-silver checks (“Checkerboard Shine”), or look like a bigger douche in shiny gold with a zipper across the top of the rims (“Gold Zipems”). It’s probably a good thing the glasses have only 80 percent visibility because you won’t be able to see how bad you look, or worse, the bad looks people give you. [StevieBoi.comTrend de la Creme] Keep reading »
Camel toe has stepped up its presence across America since leggings are back in style and tighter than ever. Instead of just switching back to pants, people keep coming up with ways to smooth things over. First, there was the
Cuchini, and now there’s Camel Ammo! For 10 bucks, you can get a pink camo print U-shaped disc that slips right into the cotton flap in the crotch of your panties, which prevents your lady bits from going toe up. Plus, it’s machine washable! Clever, sure, as is the Camel Ammo slogan, “Waging war on the front lines.” But maybe the real problem here isn’t the fabric lip stick, it’s giving women more excuses to continue to wear the fashions that show camel toe. So, just for the record, ladies: tights are still not pants. [Trendhunter]
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When my parents moved me from NYC to a small Massachusetts town in third grade, I instantly became the weird kid, owed largely to these floral-printed Docs. They were loud and flashy, especially because I wore them with a poodle skirt and ruffled blouse. This scared the living daylights out of Sleepytown, USA. (I also listened to Madonna. The horror!) If only being “unique” was that simple these days by just wearing a pair of crazy boots.
Still, you can now try your best at being a style standout by getting your hands on a pair through Urban Outfitters. The iconic Doc Martens 8-eye boot comes in two patterns: choose from a white background with pink and blue flowers, or black with purple and peach buds. Don’t think you can fade into the crowd with these babies. They’re made for stomping out the competition. [$128, Dr. Martens, Urban Outfitters]
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During the Obamas’ weekend trip to France, Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the two most stylish first ladies we know, got to hang out for the second time. The two don’t seem to want to outdo one another in the style department, and I have a hunch they coordinate their outfits when they make public appearances together. On their first meeting, both wore tie-neck coats (left). On Friday, they appeared at a ceremony at the Prefecture of Caen in belted white dresses. Coincidence? I think not. Keep reading »
It’s hard to be a Barbie girl in a Barbie world when your surroundings average an inch in size. Now you can play the my-size version at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas in the newly added Barbie Suite. Created for her 50th birthday, the super-pink pad is an all out homage to the doll with huge Barbie portraits, “B” insignia pillows, and magenta furniture. Other sexy details in the Jonathan Adler-designed space include a two-way fireplace and jacuzzi. Knowing that you probably made your Barbie and Ken dolls have sex when you were a kid (come now, don’t deny it), getting it on in this fantasy land could be a real adventure. [Luxist]
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