Gwen Stefani will launch five more Harajuku Lovers fragrances, called Wicked Style, Nov. 1. This time around, G and the Harajuku Girls — Love, Lil Angel, Music, and Baby — are back in Tokyo on Takeshita-Dori, a pedestrian-only street where fashionable people go to chill, and are dressed in fashions that originated in Japan — gothic Lolita, sweet Lolita, visual Kei, Kawaii, and Omotesandō girl. Gwen loves building a story for her Harajuku Girls perfumes as much as she enjoys creating perfume bottles that double as works of art. But what’s it like to create five fragrances at a time when it takes other celebrities years to create just one? A few other bloggers and I had the chance to chat with Gwen backstage at her L.A.M.B. spring 2011 fashion show, where she talked about the new Wicked Style fragrances, being a mom and designer, and her personal beauty choices. Keep reading »
We all have those momentary lapses in judgment when we make purchases we regret (see: nipple tassels, sequin leggings, full-body Spanx). But why on earth someone would buy these Topshop antlers is beyond us. For $160, we wonder just how, exactly, one would get “good use” out of them? The only explanation we could think of is if you somehow have six very fancy costume parties coming up and plan on dressing as Rudolph to all of them. Otherwise, you’d have to be really, really drunk to think spending $160 on an antler headband is a good idea. [Topshop] Keep reading »
Is it OK if I live vicariously through Tavi for a while? The 14-year-old style blogger brunched with Kathleen Hanna of Le Tigre and Bikini Kill while in New York for Fashion Week and not only did Kathleen hush up Tavi’s inside-baseball fashion jibber jabber with “Who cares? People are dying!” but she gifted the style rookie with some old Riot Grrrl ‘zines and a kickass sweater. How psyched am I that Tavi wore a sweater with the “f word” to high school and lived to tell about it? [The Style Rookie] Keep reading »
Denim trends are kind of like Madonna, constantly in a state of reinvention. The latest thing we’ve seen is what Shopbop calls the “skinny flare” jean (like the True Religion example on the left). The flare is one style we have particularly cringe-worthy memories of, but regardless, we’re not surprised to see its comeback and the minor changes that make it acceptable (just add the word “skinny”—genius).
We’re interested to know—are you the type who switches up your denim? Or do you have a go-to style whether it’s bootcut, skinny, high-waist, jeggings, etc.? Tell us what kinds of jeans you’re into in the comments below. Keep reading »
Is it just us or is this “South Park”-themed top designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac totally creepy? It’s definitely totally expensive. [Colette] Keep reading »
A model displays a hat made of flowers at Francis Montesinos’s Madrid Fashion Week presentation. This is what you might call green fashion. Keep reading »