“I grew up the youngest of five, so there were a lot of hand-me-downs that I would sort of change up. And Suri and I do that now with her clothes. Or rather, she does it. She says, ‘I want this sleeve cut,’ and it’s like, ‘Okay, we’ll cut it’ … I started making clothes for Suri when she was born, designing dresses, and then having seamstresses sew them, because I don’t sew very well. As a child, I was always drawing clothes, and I’ve always loved fabrics, and when Suri was born, I wanted to have certain things be from me and created just by me for her … Tom and I went to the Met ball a couple of years ago and I had this beautiful red gown and these royal-blue shoes that I wasn’t planning on wearing, but Suri made me put them on and so I was like, ‘Okay, I trust you.’”
– Katie Holmes on Suri‘s “designing” prowess or spoiled brattiness, depending on how you choose to look at the situation. [Hollywood Life] Keep reading »
American Apparel CEO Dov Charney is done with hipsters, but it has nothing to do with his company going down the toilet and nearing bankruptcy. Rather, Charney explains, hipsters are over, stylistically-speaking: “Hipsters are from a certain time period … The stereotype of a hipster is not something people aspire to anymore. Do you want to be a hipster? Nobody wants to be a hipster.” To change things around, Charney, the man who practically invented hipsterdom, is trying to take American Apparel in a preppier direction. But wait … aren’t hipsters all about being ironic? So technically, wouldn’t putting them in pleated skirts and oxford button-ups covertly mock the stodgy structures they rebel against, making them yet more hipster-y? We’re confused. Whatever. [Village Voice] Keep reading »
Papier d’Armenie, or Paper of Armenia, has been used to deodorize homes for hundreds of years. Benzoin resin gives off a pleasant scent that quickly and naturally purifies the air of cooking smells, the family pet, or the aftermath of a burrito. Like incense, Papier d’Armenie is lit and then quickly blown out, allowing the paper to burn slowly. And each sheet can be used three times. Not only is this a great hostess gift (add the terracotta holder to sweeten the deal), but it also leaves you enough money to get a book of your own.
A) Have to pee. Like really badly.
B) Are just so tall they couldn’t even fit into the photo studio.
C) Have been crippled by years of walking in ridiculously high heels.
D) Are just trying to look cool. Dahlink, don’t you know that the hunched-over-bended-knee look is the thing in fashion now? Posture is so passé. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »
We could feel the beginnings of a trend floating in the air back in May when denim diapers made their debut and more recently, when we saw some sassy styles in the windows of BabyGap. Now the concept has solidified and it’s this: skinny jeans for kids. The Gap, in particular, is the focus of a Wall Street Journal story investigating the trend. Apparently, the company has one of the largest stakes in the skinny jeans-for-tots market. But other big retailers are also marketing the super-slim aesthetic. Refinery 29 spotted these jeggings in a Ralph Lauren kids window and J.Crew’s kiddie division also sells a slim model. Keep reading »