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 »
I’ve been seeing clogs in all forms on the pages of glossy magazines and on the feet of celebrities. I’m sure this is a big trend, but how can an average, moderately-stylish woman take part? I don’t want to look as if I stepped out of the ’70s, though. – Nicole
I know exactly where you’re coming from. So much can go wrong when wearing clogs because they were a shoe that really defined an era. Having lived through one resurgence of the clog back in the early ’90s, I think I’ve figured out the best current way to wear them. Find out after the jump. Keep reading »
I don’t speak Italian, but I do believe the word “workaholic” translates globally — it’s the theme of this spread in Italian Vogue‘s October issue. Last time we checked, workaholics didn’t walk around in their bras or look like Stepford Wives who just got back from Cindy Lou Who’s hairdresser. Funny or creepy? Check out some more images after the jump! Keep reading »