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?
How very dapper: Penhaligon’s new fragrance recalls tailored men’s fashion. We hope they’re sending bow tie champion Mr. Brad Goreski a bottle or two. [Lovely Package] Keep reading »
With all of the trends that last five whole seconds, it’s nice to see a designer working with classic color and creating something totally fresh. Giorgio Armani’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection was a sea of navy in many different shades and textures. He mixed chiffon and lace with patent leather, crochet, satin and twill. It is such a wonderfully refined way to subtly play with silhouette that we decided to use one of his looks as inspiration for an outfit you can wear this season. A great thing about a look like this is all of the pieces are ones that can be worn in a myriad of ways. Plus, you probably have half of these garments in your closet already so it will be really easy to reproduce. Don’t like navy? Try this styling idea in browns or grays, using texture and opacity to create interest.
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When it comes to size discrimination in the fashion industry, Paris—a place where French women (apparently) don’t get fat—has a particularly stuffy reputation and preference for the pin thin. The fashion capital may be loosening its ideals, however. Designer Karl Lagerfeld has shown particular fondness for Crystal Renn lately, and Louis Vuitton‘s last presentation used models that looked closer to “real women,” although this is debatable depending on your standards. Keep reading »