Meet Gabriel Moginot, the man with the amazing 23-inch waist. Though his actual waist measurement is closer to 30 inches, as a student of legendary haute-couture corset-maker Mr. Pearl, Moginot has trained himself to fit into the 23-inch corset pictured at left. Though Mr. Pearl, whose tiny corsets are painfully beautiful, has shimmied his own waist into an 18-incher, Moginot is but a student and we’re fully impressed by his feat, freakish though it may look. [A Shaded View On Fashion] Keep reading »
In an unusually moving story for the Financial Times, heiress and fashion icon Daphne Guinness explains why she stopped the Christie’s London auction of the late fashion editor Isabella Blow’s belongings. Blow, who committed suicide three years ago and was well known for having “discovered” Alexander McQueen and her over-the-top Philip Treacy hats, was a close friend of Guinness, an heir to the Guinness beer fortune. After her death, Blow’s things were set to be auctioned off by the house in order to raise funds to pay off her debts. Her fashion archive includes one-of-a-kind McQueen garments, a trove of Treacy hats, and a hot pink Jun Takahashi burka in which Blow caused a sensation at a Paris fashion show. As Guinness reveals, this collection was a testament to Blow’s unique, pioneering fashion spirit, and “the auction would not be merely a sale of clothes; it would be a sale of what was left of Issie, and the carrion crows would gather and take away her essence forever.” So, in order to preserve her friend’s style archive, Guinness bought the entire lot and stopped the auction before it could start. “[I]t needs to be kept whole,” she writes of Blow’s legacy, “it is like a diary, a journey of a life, and a living embodiment of the dearest, most extraordinary friend.” [Financial Times] Keep reading »
It seemed so much easier to exercise when we were kids, right? I mean, I had zero responsibility and got to spend hours playing outside. Getting my heart rate up for 30 minutes was no biggie. I didn’t even know I was doing it. Growing up in weather-friendly Arizona, I did a lot of bike riding, swimming, and outdoor fort-building with the other kids in the neighborhood. My brother and I had skateboards, mopeds, roller blades, the works. Even though organized sports were not my thing — I was about as far from athletic as humanly possible — it was still a blast to get outside and get sweaty. I miss that feeling of coming home all tuckered out because I’d been playing for hours. That experience of play is something I often try to re-create in my fitness regimes as an adult. That’s why I like Nia so much, because, duh, it’s fun. As a grown-up, I do so many things on a daily basis that are not fun — waking up early, paying bills, grocery shopping, being squished on a crowded subway train. When I finally do manage to squeeze in an hour to exercise, if it’s not enjoyable, I’m probably going to skip it altogether in favor of having a drink with some friends. I firmly believe that getting fit should also be fun. After the jump, five forms of exercise that are guaranteed to bring out your inner child and keep your body looking hot. Keep reading »
It’s no easy feat to find high-class, dominatrix-vibe lingerie for mid-range prices. You can either buy some plastic getup from the porn store, or drop half your rent on something ultra-luxe. (Which would be ideal were we all millionaires. Alas, alas.) For something sexy and slightly dark, look to this Topshop bodysuit. The simple form has just a slight S&M vibe thanks to caged side panels. Worn alone, it’s a badass surprise, but pair it with the right accessories and stockings and you can make it more costumey. Now get to it! Before we make you scrub The Frisky office toilet with a toothbrush.
Working out is a necessary part of life, and whether you’re a marathon runner or an elliptical pro, one fact remains the same. Everyone has to buy workout gear. We are always on the search for affordable but cute exercise clothes, because though we don’t want to spend money on clothes we’re just going to sweat in, it’s still important to be happy with what we’re wearing. Now, thanks to Forever 21′s new line of workout paraphernalia, we can stock up on everything from socks to cute sports bras to headbands to keep our bangs out of the way – and keep the hard earned money to buy clothes to show off our newly svelte bodies. [$1.50-19.80, Forever 21] Keep reading »
Katie Holmes has had another random moment of style. This time she was snapped returning to her home with Tom Cruise after he spent the day promoting “Knight and Day.” Honestly, that sounds like a day of all work and no play for Katie, but at least she looked good. Come to think of it, wouldn’t this outfit be perfect for a casual date with Tom? Or any serious boyfriend or husband, for that matter? Your guy has seen you dressed to the nines and in your most comfy sick clothes, so for casual date night you only need a pair of sexy jeans, cute heels, and a button-down blouse that’s perfect for exposing the clavicle. Find out how to get Katie’s look after the jump. Keep reading »