These “Splatter Sneakers” from Shopbop are currently on sale for 50 bucks, but they were originally $170, which begs the question: who would pay almost $200 for a pair of Converse with red paint stains? Two answers come to mind: an abstract painter with a trust fund or a serial killer. I don’t like either of these choices.
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Way back in the day when mass retailer and designer collaborations were merely a fledgling idea—well, 2005, specifically—Stella McCartney designed a line for H&M. Since then, we’ve been waiting for the moment of Stella’s return to the mass spotlight. Turns out the British designer is doing a collab (hooray!), but she’s doing it in Australia (woh-wohhh). At the end of October, Australian Target will release a 42-piece collection, and here are some of the looks the lucky Aussies will get: sharp blazers, embroidered dresses, classy satin tops, and shimmery sweater dresses. If you’re vacationing in Australia, hit it up! (And bring us some, too.) Check out some more styles after the jump! [Frockwriter via Racked] Keep reading »
It ain’t easy being a scantily clad Abercrombie & Fitch model these days. Not only was Belgian male model Florian Van Bael allegedly paid $1,000 less than the female models at a seven-day photo shoot for Abercrombie on Long Island, NY, but he also was under the close eye of ad agency Shahid & Co., which allegedly monitored all the models’ drinking, eating, and workout habits while shooting. Keep reading »
Remember that girl from elementary school who genuinely thought she was a horse? Every class had one. She would gallop around the playground at recess and she ate a shocking amount of carrots and when the teacher would call her name she would say, “I only answer to my real name, Tumbles!” I was pretty good friends with the horse girl for awhile, but eventually we grew apart. By third grade, I was ready to move on to more mature schoolyard games like Pirate Ship War and Escape From the Orphanage, but every day with her it was “Let’s play horse show! Brush my mane!” Frankly, it got a little tedious.
Maybe you loved the Horse Girl, maybe you hated her, maybe you were her, but in any case this awesome hand-stitched notebook is a great way to honor her memory. Ride on, Horse Girl, ride on. [Notebook, $18] Keep reading »
We’re approaching winter. So while it might not exactly be picnic season, we’re beginning to think there’s no reason to stop outdoor dining, especially after seeing the squeal-worthy goods from Boxal. The eco-friendly packaging company creates cheeky cardboard picnic boxes, each complete with biodegradable utensils and plates, plus recycled napkins. These aren’t any old cardboard boxes, mind you. The Urban Picnic set sports an illustration of a boom box, while the Office Escape mimics a briefcase. Even if you’re not going to eat outside … how cute would it be to show up at your girlfriend/boyfriend’s place with a prepared meal and a classy box to pack it all up in?