We’re always looking for accessories that are both tough and cute. And once again Madewell has delivered. This Gatsby Cuff was inspired by the Roaring Twenties, as you probably guessed. The metal mesh adds some edge to the sweet bow, making this a cuff you’ll want to wear all the time.
Have you ever tried toning sneakers? They’re the funnily-shaped exercise shoes that promise skinnier legs, and fitness companies like Reebok and Sketchers are now doing a bang-up business selling them. There are conflicting studies, however, on whether the kicks actually work. The New York Times quotes a study (not conducted by the companies selling the shoes) that proclaimed, “Across the board, none of the toning shoes showed statistically significant increases in either exercise response or muscle activation. There is simply no evidence to support the claims that these shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone.” Keep reading »
At her London presentation, Vivienne Westwood sent her models down the runway with swipes of blue and green face paint. Either that, or things got a bit messy at the backstage arts and crafts table. Keep reading »
Those of us with a soft spot for nostalgia or a pirate’s-level enthusiasm for buried treasures know there are few greater joys than whiling away a Sunday at an overstuffed flea market. If it weren’t for these indoor and outdoor bazaars brimming with vintage finds, my sister and I would have a lot less to brag about. (Her most recent gem: a collection of ’50s-era table lighters found at the Long Beach Antique and Collectibles Market. Mine: a faux-Victorian nightstand made in the ’70s, scored at New York City’s Chelsea Flea Market.)
From the coast of California to the borough of Brooklyn, these are the best places to find your new favorite things. [ShelterPop] Keep reading »
Looking to stage your own bedroom makeover? Take the opportunity to.create a space that’s sexy — without being cheesy. There’s no rose petals or satin sheets in this bedroom makeover but can promise that these ideas will make your master bedroom feel more like a destination rather than just another room in the house. Read more … Keep reading »
In honor of fall fashion week on The Frisky, we asked you to tell us how you will develop your look this season, in the hopes of winning a fall fashion prize pack from Avon. Many of you plan on layering your summer staples to make them weather-appropriate, pulling out your cold weather staples from seasons past, and hitting up your favorite thrift stores. But there could only be one winner. And it was oceanvodka because homegirl already has her outfits planned based on the weather. Read her comment after the jump. Keep reading »