Taking a cue from competition shows like “Project Runway,” the producers of Oxygen’s “Hair Battle Spectacular” have added kids to this week’s difficult challenge. The stylists were tasked with incorporating candy into their hair-raising looks, which were worn by fidgety, candy-crazed kids. Did Fingaz play it too safe by not “tugging and pulling and ratting and natting” her child model’s hair into submission? And did anyone’s creation completely fall off their model’s head? Guess we have to wait until 10 p.m. tonight to see. [Oxygen] Keep reading »
With NYC’s Fashion Week venue change from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, the event’s producers have been coming up against some unexpected problems. There’s been no update on whether an agreement has been reached with the stagehand union, which is threatening to form picket lines if IMG hires outside production labor. Now it seems that community activists from Manhattan’s Upper West Side have been putting pressure on IMG, not just because of the noise disruption and traffic the event will cause, but also because of its proximity to low-income housing. City Council member Gale Brewer tells the Wall Street Journal, “I assume there’s a lot of money involved here, and I believe it should be shared,” addressing Fashion Week’s economic exclusivity.
Luckily, in this case, it looks like good will come of the dialogue between Fashion Week and local residents. IMG is now planning to offer jobs, internships, and lectures on fashion industry careers to low-income teens and locals. Hopefully, opportunities like this will become the norm in the industry. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »
Barbie makes an appearance on tonight’s episode of “The Rachel Zoe Project.” Mattel created a Barbie in Rachel‘s likeness (left), and she, in turn, styled Barbie for a red carpet appearance (right). Mattel got Rachel completely right — from her oversized sunnies down to her extra flared-leg jeans. But I’m not too impressed with styled-by-Rachel-Zoe Barbie. Why? Because she looks like every other collectible Barbie doll. Check out a clip of the episode, in which Rachel reveals the Barbies to Brad, after the jump. Keep reading »
Sometimes I like to write in a dry style. When I do this, it’s amusing to read comments by commenters who don’t understand that I’m being sarcastic. So I hoped this op-ed which popped up in my Google alerts, “Skinny Jeans, John Wayne, And The Feminization Of America,” was also being very dry. But in fact this author, Jane Gilvary, is quite serious that men in skinny jeans are the downfall of America. How about this gem?
“… real men don’t wear skinny jeans. Real men also don’t wear V-neck tees, or accessorized scarves, and they avoid purple and pink like the plague. The mere idea of a pedicure or waxing makes a real man nauseous. If a woman hangs out with this kind of girly-man routinely, it’s only because she wants to share his wardrobe and his non-fat caramel macchiato.”
Well, menswear-as-womenswear is hot right now. Keep reading »
Even after you’ve placed ribbons, yarn, and tags on your luggage, it’s still hard to find your belongings amidst the sea of black suitcases. Instead of wasting your time searching for your specific bag amongst all the other decorated suitcases, look for this Suitcase Sticker. A suitcase full of money is sure to distract TSA from your lotions and cosmetics when you’re going through security too. Or it might even lighten the tension at the airport.