For her first collection, designer Mary Katrantzou sent models down the runway at London Fashion Week wearing graphic dresses depicting domestic interiors. On some, the skirts resembled lampshades. “With this collection,” she told the press, “I wanted to put the room on the woman, rather than the woman in the room.” [Style.com] Keep reading »
The packaging alone could have sold us on this TokyoMilk Wrapped Soap, but then we sampled the fragrance and knew this soap was a must-buy. The “Minuette” bar features soft linden blossom and French lavender with a touch of mimosa, honey, and tea rose. It’s a light scent that’s sure to linger and make you long for a perfume with the same aroma. It makes an amazing thank-you gift for a gracious host or guest.
Confession: Some of us are guilty of wearing painted-on bikinis at some point during our wild and free college
days. (What, you mean you didn’t
once run around campus with a neon pink halter top painted on your boobs? Crap.) Anyhow, this video made us wish spray-on clothing had been around back in the day, because apparently it’s awesome and doesn’t make you at all look naked. The new development may sound weird—yes, it is literally clothing in a can—but the Silly String-like mix of plastic and fibers actually coats the skin artfully, and hardens to become a real piece of clothing you can put on and take off. After you’re finished wearing your creation, you can either launder it, or mix it with a solvent that allows you to re-spray it. This looks like too much fun. [BuzzFeed
] Keep reading »
An imagined conversation between Hillary Clinton and the government official standing next to her in this photo:
Guy: Really, Hillary? A butterfly clip?
Hillary: What? It’s silver — it’s my formal butterfly clip. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in town!
Guy: Girl, seriously, that is a bad look.
Hillary: You try being Secretary of State and scheduling a haircut. The clip stays.
Guy: What. Ever. Keep reading »
Gwen Stefani will launch five more Harajuku Lovers fragrances, called Wicked Style, Nov. 1. This time around, G and the Harajuku Girls — Love, Lil Angel, Music, and Baby — are back in Tokyo on Takeshita-Dori, a pedestrian-only street where fashionable people go to chill, and are dressed in fashions that originated in Japan — gothic Lolita, sweet Lolita, visual Kei, Kawaii, and Omotesandō girl. Gwen loves building a story for her Harajuku Girls perfumes as much as she enjoys creating perfume bottles that double as works of art. But what’s it like to create five fragrances at a time when it takes other celebrities years to create just one? A few other bloggers and I had the chance to chat with Gwen backstage at her L.A.M.B. spring 2011 fashion show, where she talked about the new Wicked Style fragrances, being a mom and designer, and her personal beauty choices. Keep reading »
We all have those momentary lapses in judgment when we make purchases we regret (see: nipple tassels, sequin leggings, full-body Spanx). But why on earth someone would buy these Topshop antlers is beyond us. For $160, we wonder just how, exactly, one would get “good use” out of them? The only explanation we could think of is if you somehow have six very fancy costume parties coming up and plan on dressing as Rudolph to all of them. Otherwise, you’d have to be really, really drunk to think spending $160 on an antler headband is a good idea. [Topshop] Keep reading »