Men have many options when it comes to showing some skin this summer: board shorts, classic speedos, spandex hot pants, banana hammocks, and now the mankini. While Borat and John Mayer have made the mankini a laughing stock in lime green, at the recent Alexander McQueen menswear show in Milan, the tan and black is so cutting edge it looks like the future, like something one of the guys on Star Trek would wear. Maybe not Captain Jean-Luc Piccard, he’s totally a sporty shorty kinda guy. However, a guy like Geordi LaForge would definitely make the mankini swoon. But is this look realistically rockable for the modern mman? [Wake Up America] Keep reading »
Remember way back to say, 2000, a time before Blackberrys and PDAs? A time when you kept track of your life through pen and paper? We think it’s time to bring back those notebooks and planners, those archaic accessories of yesteryear. Here, a collection of papergoods, and we bet they’re cuter than you remembered.
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Dressing for the Fourth of July doesn’t necessarily have to mean going all out with stars and stripes. Take this French Connection top, for example. There’s pink (which is in the same family as red), white, and blue on it, plus the neckline has navy blue sequins, which will shine beautifully in your sparkler picture. [$63.90, French Connection at Nordstrom.com] Keep reading »
Even though I have tried to wear perfume (Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”), scents seem to fall off my skin, and I have basically given up on smelling nice. Perfume blog The Fragrance Fanatic just posted some tips for making your perfume or eau de toilette stay put, but the whole process seems a little too product- and time-intensive to incorporate into my morning routine.
Step 1: Wash yourself using soap or body wash scented with your favorite fragrance.
Step 2: Post-shower, moisturize using a body lotion of the same fragrance.
Step 3: Add perfume to your pulse points (wrists, crook of your arm, nape of your neck, hairline, ankle, and decolletage).
Recently, someone told me my hair smelled nice, so maybe instead of going through the trouble of using scented body washes and lotions, I’ll just spray the stuff on my head. [The Fragrance Fanatic] Keep reading »
If closets could speak, I think they would say a big thank you to Sienna Miller for rescuing them from a life of terminal boring-ness and providing them with a wealth of fabulous items. Thanks to her eclectic, avant-garde, anything-goes style, Sienna has cultivated a signature status as one of the world’s most celebrated style icons, one which she has kept firmly intact pretty much since the first time she ever graced a red carpet. That’s why I’m using her as my muse for this week’s Stylehiving, drawing inspiration from the super-chic ensemble she recently sported while promoting her new flick The Edge of Love during the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Keep reading »
I love the idea of adapting out-of-season things for the current season. This plaid screams winter, but is actually the perfect sun dress with a lightweight cotton fabric. And it gets better — the dress has hidden side pockets, just in case you need a place to store last year’s stocking stuffers. [$48, Kimchi & Blue at UrbanOutfitters.com]
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Ooooh our fingers are already itching to do some online shopping! Nylon revealed some of the looks from Richard Chai’s upcoming collection for Target and we are foaming at the mouth. Seriously, this stuff better not be disappointing in person like Rogan was. Images of all the hot looks, available in August, after the jump, with my commentary. [Nylon] Keep reading »
I love going sleeveless during the summer because then I know I won’t get an ugly t-shirt tan. How do guys deal with that anyway? Obviously, we’re against tank tops on dudes, but I realize how unfair that is, given the whole farmer tan business. Well whatever. After the jump we’ve picked out nine sleeveless shirts that we think are cute. Some of them are dirt cheap, others are so expensive only Mariah Carey could afford them. Keep reading »
Stumped for a gift for your guy that isn’t GTA4 or the latest 10-blade razor? Have no fear! The Frisky has teamed up with Thrillist to bring you the top guy stuff that doesn’t suck—like this sweet print with the Ninja Turtles on it! You can thank us after your BF is done thanking you.
Art: New Brandon Bird Prints
Pop-culture-twisting painter Bird’s got four new prints for sale, including “Mr. Noodle” (David Schwimmer doing aqua-robics with elderly women) and “What Nat Saw”, a weeping Natalie Portman ringed by the Ninja Turtles — oh that Raphael, so cool, and yet so crude. See/buy the prints at BrandonBird.com.
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Meet Jessica. She likes to get dressed and take pictures of her outfits. Amelia and I really like her skirt, which she made herself. We wish we were that talented. [What I Wore] Keep reading »