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Can you make a stay in the hospital fashionable? Diane von Furstenberg was willing to try when the Cleveland Clinic enlisted her expertise to redesign the classic hospital gown. In classic DvF style, she slapped an iconic print on her design, made them reversible, and incorporated a wrap construction (of course). The design also doesn’t expose the butt like standard hospital gowns, but instead allows the patient to reveal certain parts of the body without being completely exposed. So far, the Cleveland Clinic reports that patients are generally enthusiastic about the change. Well, except for the guys: “Men feel a little uncomfortable and feel it’s slightly feminine.” [Newsweek via DNA Info] Keep reading »
We’re not sure that when we bash on bad celeb behavior—like the baby food diet trend—that it actually makes a difference in Hollywood. When fashion power lady Kelly Cutrone says something, however, people might just listen. Here’s something embarrassing: When Stephanie Pratt tweeted about loving the baby food diet cleanse, Kelly took her down, saying: “So crazy that all of these hollywood girls are eating babyfood – wtf – what kind of a message is this -it makes me waaah for the future,” and “There is a long list of Hollywood mega stars who eat babyfood nice one gals – great message- Toddler Chic – Toddlers in Tiaras watch out.” Toddlers in tiaras! Thank goodness someone in the entertainment business is willing to slam Hollywood for creating truly deranged images and role models. [Twitter] Keep reading »
A couple of months ago, when I moved to Brooklyn, one of the first things I did, after trying a new yoga studio and testing all the mojitos in my ‘hood, was find a new hairstylist. I liked my old stylist in Manhattan just fine, but I didn’t feel enough of a connection or loyalty to him to make the trek back up to my old neighborhood every six weeks to see him for a cut or color. So, I polled a few of my friends in Brooklyn, all of whom have hairstyles I like, and learned they all see the same person. I immediately called her salon, booked an appointment, and two days later had one of the best cuts I’ve gotten in a long time. Score!
Except, not so much. Turns out that stylist was starting law school at the end of the summer and would only be around for a few more weeks. So, yesterday, I did something I was hoping to avoid and had a completely blind color appointment with someone I knew nothing about. Luckily, the color is fine, but something happened during my appointment that’s never happened before and I’m not sure what to think about it. Keep reading »
You’re all about making your mark. All the better to do it sartorially with a vintage brass letterpress (each from a real letterpress!) necklace with your initial. For those really into multi-purpose pieces, you could press it into an ink pad or into a wax letter seal to leave your personal impression. (Although we’d probably rather just wear it and avoid ink- and wax-stained shirts.) We especially love the Etsy seller’s styling advice—buy two to represent your own initial and a special someone’s name.
Clothing sizing drives me insane because it gives designers a God-like upper hand in defining you. Helmut Lang likes to compliment me by allowing me to squeeze into a 2 from time to time, but Alexander Wang basically thinks I’m obese. Turns out designers are no kinder to men, and there’s all sorts of lying going on in the menswear sizing department. Apparently, there’s a huge discrepancy in the sizing of men’s pants, which often display a far smaller waist measurement than their actual measurement. An Esquire blogger made this handy chart to spell out just how honest and dishonest retailers are. The biggest liar: Old Navy, whose jeans (advertised for a 36-inch waist) physically measure five inches larger at 41 inches. We feel for you, dudes. [Esquire via Gawker] Keep reading »