I received an email from Domenico Vacca this morning about, I kid you not, a $48,000 alligator garment bag. As in the thing you carry cocktail dresses and suits in to protect them from the elements and wrinkles. As in the bag that most of us get for free from the dry cleaner or when buying the aforementioned cocktail dress. But why would you use a free garment bag when you could spend as much as a mid-priced car on a heavier, more delicate version made from several alligators? Are you kidding me? I just vomited. Keep reading »
Growing up in Brooklyn, I was a tomboy without any contact with actual boys. I was the youngest of two girls raised by a single mother. My sister and I both went to an all-girls, ultra-Orthodox Jewish day school and neither of us had any male friends. During summer breaks, I went to an all-girls camp in the Catskills where we played volleyball and basketball in long skirts, though dribbling a basketball ball between your legs with a swath of denim in the way was no easy task. My extracurricular activity of choice was gymnastics, a sport that doesn’t exactly runneth over with boys. Keep reading »
Well, it’s official, folks, The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has declared our favorite ironic hairstyle, the mullet, illegal. But not because it’s a heinous fashion violation—it’s considered an un-Islamic Western ‘do and an example of the Western Cultural Invasion. Also forbidden for men are “the rooster,” a ponytail with spikey front and a close relative of the mullet. All other “decadent Western cuts” are off limits, too. The punishment for the crime of engaging in mulletry? First time violators get a buzz cut. Serial hair offenders face stiff fines. And barber shops offering decadent cuts will get shut down.
The Iranian government must be getting their fashion news via carrier pigeon because mullets and roosters stopped being in vogue, well, 30 years ago. Maybe we should tell them to get a head start on banning “The Pauly D”? “Jersey Shore” style and Islam definitely don’t mix. [NY Daily News, Slate] Keep reading »
I’ve been wanting to buy a pair of TOMS shoes for a while … but not from Target. Browsing the shoe department at Tar-jay this weekend, I noticed a cute pair of navy-and-white striped canvas loafers with a straight cut across the top of the foot. Very nautical, very Connecticut. One problem: they look a hell of a lot like TOMS shoes. As you might know, the majority of TOMS shoes are canvas or linen loafers with a distinctive straight cut.
Coincidence? I’m not sure. But TOMS loafers retail for about $44. Target’s knockoffs only retail for $16.99. Keep reading »
Whether you’re bored on a rainy day, going through a heartbreak, feeling creative, or simply want to spruce up your living space, this book of crafts will give you loads of ideas! Author Mark Montano gives you instructions to create crafts for inside and outside the home in The Big-Ass Book of Crafts. The book is divided into different sections, including Outdoorsy, Dishing It Out, and You’ve Been Framed. Even if you’re not the naturally creative type, you’ll have fun exploring your inner-craft diva with these projects that are perfect for all skill levels.
For all the glam cliches that go along with being a runway model, it’s also a job. And according to Dior model Michelle Alves, a day at work is awfully tiring, stressful, and dangerous. Alves blogged for Modelinia about walking in John Galliano’s floral-themed couture collection, giving a behind-the-scenes look at what a top model goes through for a Paris fashion show. She faints at a fitting, where someone sticks a piece of candy in her mouth and shoves a shoebox-as-makeshift-barf-receptacle at her, spends four hours in makeup, doesn’t recognize a single model backstage (because they’re so dispensable, she says), and on top of it all, gets bloodied on the runway. Some highlights after the jump! [Modelinia] Keep reading »