An easy ways to update your look is to change your hair color. But before you break out a bottle of peroxide, you should know that every hair color has a positive and negative perception. Before you send the wrong idea, find out what your hair color is saying about you.
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One of the beauty trends at New York Fashion Week was the reverse French manicure, where the moon, rather than the tip, is a different color from the rest of the nail. You might not remember this unless you’re a Batman nerd like me, but Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) had nails like this in “Batman and Robin.” Anyway, would you paint your nails like this? Keep reading »
When I was really little, I had a pair of gloves that looked plain when you were inside, but when you went into the cold, a secret design revealed itself! Yeah, they were pretty sweet. Textile designer Yun Ding has taken my favorite pair of gloves and turned them into an awesome concept for a magical chameleon swimsuit. The suit would show a geometric print when dry, but under certain conditions — changes in temperature or moisture — the design would switch to a decorative pattern. Wearing one would make you the envy of everyone at the beach (“What does your suit do? Nothing? How sad.”), but you’ll also have the tools to escape any creeps who are trying to stalk you (“She was wearing a black and white striped suit when she went into the water, so that can’t be her in the patterned suit.”). [TextileFutures.co.uk] Keep reading »
We just go from one city’s fashion week to another’s, and right now designers are showing their Fall 2009 clothes in London. Unlike New York Fashion Week, where the heels seemed lower than usual (except for at Herve Leger), the shoes of London are tall and predominantly platforms. So far, no model has totally bit it and landed on the runway, but there have been a few close calls: a trip at Vivienne Westwood, a removal of shoes at Ely Kishimoto, and a slo-mo walking style at Basso & Brooke.
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Something about this lace beaded Topshop jacket is kind of Michael Jackson-y but we still think it would look pretty fierce over a few layers of Michael Stars tank tops, paired with tight jeans and high heels. It’s just white — never a good color for outerwear! — so don’t pick up any babies (or drunken hipsters) who
look like they’re gonna puke. [$170, Topshop.com] Keep reading »
Don’t feel guilty or beat yourself up about not shedding a few extra pounds. The gym is for losers! Instead, raid your jewelry box. I know you’re thinking: What do accessories have to do with looking thinner? Well, keep reading to find out. Keep reading »
This new ad for MAC Cosmetics is a surreal, kinky take on Alice in Wonderland, featuring a trip through a (ahem) pink tunnel that takes Alice into a faraway land, where she gets molested by a roving gang of shirtless, male, SM-styled Hello Kitties. Well, then! Apparently, the four-minute, outre mini-movie is a tie-in to the new Hello Kitty-MAC collaboration. This time around, though, Hello Kitty goes black, and the product line includes Hello Kitty “kitten-eyes,” crosshatched fake eyelashes, Hello Kitty On the Prowl platinum nail polish, and a Hello Kitty plush doll in black pleather. Clearly, all things Alice in Wonderland are looking to be the new new thing. Tim Burton is at work on a live action/stop motion new movie version of Lewis Carroll’s novel, starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway. Who knows if Burton’s redux will be quite so fetishistic as this. Keep reading »
And I do mean dangerous! Those spikes could mess a bitch up! The “Project Runway” winner just showed at Fashion Week, but chances are, his upcoming line for Payless is the only Siriano-approved hot tranny fierceness the average woman can afford. Expected to be priced at an affordable $25-$45 per pair when they come out in fall, the line of budget footwear is conceptually aligned with Siriano’s fashion line, which used a lot of brown and turquoise. The shoes are certainly fashion forward for Payless, but they’re also a little underwhelming considering the source. Still, when these hits stores, I’m going to check them out in person. They’ve got to be better than the hideous styles designed by Patricia Field and Alice + Olivia. [NY Mag] Keep reading »
The season won’t change for another month or so, but you can put a little spring in your step with these floral-printed ballet flats until then. These shoes will also pack well if you’re planning a spring break getaway. Floral-printed canvas shoes will be really big this spring, and these flats will help you show off your fabulous, comfy style. [$19.50, OldNavy.com] Keep reading »
Infomercials provide plenty of comedic fodder, but some products, like the Snuggie and Strap Perfect can actually make your life better! And they’re not the only useful infomercial products. After the jump, check out our picks for infomercial products we might buy, and not just during a 3 a.m. shopping spree. Keep reading »