Attention Vogue fanatics! The fashion magazine is about to bring another book to a coffee table near you. Vogue Models: The Faces of Fashion is a sort of visual encyclopedia of Wintour‘s most preferred girls: “Combining stunning imagery of each model – from Gisele to Kate Moss to Agyness to Claudia – with a detailed guide of their backgrounds and their individual contributions to the fashion industry, the book is a the ultimate A-Z catalogue of the world’s most famous muses.” Keep reading »
Designer Band-Aids: redonkulous in theory, adorable in actuality. Cynthia Rowley‘s blinged-out bandages for Johnson & Johnson are 20 for $10, with one dollar of proceeds going to the charity Design Ignites Change. The group gets high school and college students involved in design and architecture. Super-cute and for a good cause? I might just wear one even without a cut. [CynthiaRowley.com] Keep reading »
A job at Vogue? No, thank you. But we would love these two pint-sized dolls of editor Anna Wintour and creative director Grace Coddington. Barneys New York commissioned tiny Anna and Grace to be auctioned off on CharityBuzz.com, beginning August 31st, to benefit the NYC AIDS Fund. The anime-eyed pair took two weeks to make and artist Andrew Yang even trimmed Anna’s bob himself! [NY Times] Keep reading »
Yes, low-rider shorts with a peek-a-boo thong are a fashion violation. But apparently they are also illegal in some places. A New Orleans woman, Kimberly Senette, was sentenced to 10 days in jail for rocking low-riders in court. Keep reading »
Shake-shake-shake. Shake-shake-shake. Shake your Levi’s. Shake your Levi’s. That would have been a better soundtrack for this Japanese Levi’s commercial in which a battalion of 30 girls dance around and shake their butts to hawk the company’s new line of custom fit denim: Curve ID. The stunt went down in a Tokyo high rise as onlookers gawked at all the rump shakin’. Apparently, you can also send a booty-oriented message through Levi’s HipMail. Between this and Old Navy’s Booty Reader, it’s shaping up to be the season of the derriere. [Tokyo Mango] Keep reading »
When you jet to a hipster haven like San Francisco or Seattle, you don’t just want to visit the tourist traps. But how to find the best thrift shops and indie stores on unfamiliar terrain? GrassRoutes Travel has published five Urban Eco travel guides to point you in the thriftiest and most eco-friendly directions. These are your resources for finding the fair trade cafes, the cheapest indie music clubs, and the best vegan and organic foods. Bonus? Special maps to help you get around by foot and public transportation.