Denim trends are kind of like Madonna, constantly in a state of reinvention. The latest thing we’ve seen is what Shopbop calls the “skinny flare” jean (like the True Religion example on the left). The flare is one style we have particularly cringe-worthy memories of, but regardless, we’re not surprised to see its comeback and the minor changes that make it acceptable (just add the word “skinny”—genius).
We’re interested to know—are you the type who switches up your denim? Or do you have a go-to style whether it’s bootcut, skinny, high-waist, jeggings, etc.? Tell us what kinds of jeans you’re into in the comments below. Keep reading »
Is it just us or is this “South Park”-themed top designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac totally creepy? It’s definitely totally expensive. [Colette] Keep reading »
A model displays a hat made of flowers at Francis Montesinos’s Madrid Fashion Week presentation. This is what you might call green fashion. Keep reading »
A few days ago, bloggers made a huge to-do about clothing website ModCloth’s “Blog Writer Dress.” Thing is, the general consensus is that we work-from-home bloggers either wouldn’t dress in the child-like pinafore style, or have a dedicated uniform of sweatpants or no-pants. (Although, personal offenses aside, wasn’t it pretty obvious what ModCloth was doing? Naming a dress just so bloggers would draw attention to it?) Anyhow, we’ve now discovered that shoe designer Stuart Weitzman has a “Blog” pump. We’re not sure what Weitzman is trying to say with this style name, but if the product description is stereotyping bloggers who prefer comfort over aesthetics (“A modern round-toe pump, with a bit more heel for height without sacrificing comfort”), then it does so with much more subtlety. [Stuart Weitzman] Keep reading »
When we hear the term “innovative fabrics,” we don’t exactly think high fashion. More like utilitarian ugliness. So it’s surprising to find out that this kind of cute dress is made from a new super-fabric. At New Zealand Fashion Week, a company called AgResearch debuted designs made of a “high performance” wool which has anti-odor and antibacterial properties. Meaning, you wouldn’t have to wash your clothes as often. From our own perspective, we think, “Great! Now I can be even lazier than I already am—er, I mean, I can be more eco-conscious.” From the other side of things, however: being around someone who hasn’t washed their top after wearing it four times in a row? Kind of nasty. What do you think? [New Zealand Herald] Keep reading »
I live in New York City, where every third person on the street has some kind of ink. So it’s easy for me to forget that tattoos often have a whole different set of connotations in that wide swath of country between the East and West coasts.
Luckily, the internet never hesitates to remind me. Since I started starring in a weekly web series, I’ve been called everything from a “tattooed longshoreman” to a “goblin.” (The goblin comment was probably unrelated to my tattoos, but it was still super mean.) And when a piece I wrote on weight loss for The Frisky ended up being featured on CNN.com, the photo featuring my tattooed arms quickly overshadowed the article’s content. Keep reading »