Ryan McGinely directed this fashion video for the South Korean brand Lewitt in which model Abbey Lee Kershaw plays the part of a woman who kills herself by throwing herself off a building. Three times. In different outfits. So, you know, it’s like a suicidal fashion show. How … creative. Frockwriter depressingly reports, “it’s worth noting that South Korea has the highest female suicide rate in the OECD,” and adds, “The country’s most high profile modeling export, Daul Kim, committed suicide eight months ago (although not by jumping), part of an alarming new trend of model suicides – most of them by jumping.” Yeah, so, models and suicide. So glamorous. Or, you know, not glamorous at all. [Frockwriter] Keep reading »
So you’ve jumped the bus to Crazytown and have decided you want do the alien thing à la Willow Smith. Why you’d choose to paint your ears is beyond us, but we shall respect your choice and even tell you how to do it. Check out Make Up For Ever’s line of body paints, available in super-pigmented colors like bright purple, apple green, and orange. Some are specifically formulated to be safe for the eye area, so you could try painting on some wacky colors for a new liquid liner look. (Match eyes to ears?) [$20, Sephora] Keep reading »
Are you a woman who’s always dreamed of smelling like a Playboy Playmate? Are you a man who has long hoped of smelling like Hugh Hefner? Well, your Playboy-perfumed wishes have come true. In partnership with Coty, Playboy will be unleashing three new fragrances upon the world, two for women and one for men. For the women, there’s Play It Lovely, Play It Sexy, and Play It Spicy. For the dudes, there’s New York Playboy, even though, ah, the Playboy Mansion is located in Los Angeles. Personally, we sort of like the bunny-eared bottle, but we’re partial to rabbit icons that way. [Racked] Keep reading »
“Put some pants on!” this ad in the window of a Gap store declares. “Because we can’t all look good in shorts.” The provocative ad has inspired a controversy. The Huffington Post wonders if it’s “Offensive Or Clever.” The woman who took the photo of the debatable ad is journalist Stephanie Marcus. “Another day, another ad that tries to make people buy their products by making you feel bad about your body,” she writes. “What’s even funnier is that in another window,” she continues, “GAP is advertising for their Jeggings and not everyone looks good in those either, but as long as GAP can sell them to you they don’t really care.” I, myself, avoid going out in shorts. I guess you could say that’s my prerogative — or maybe I’ve been brainwashed. What do you think of the ad? Offensive? True? Both? Weigh in on the great pants vs. shorts debate in the comments. Keep reading »
Few things in the world provide more excitement than a sundae bar. Q-Pot trumps that joy with its new line of build-your-own necklaces for Opening Ceremony. Start by choosing a cone base in pink or yellow gold, then add on scoops of brightly colored charms (mint, cherry, strawberry). To satisfy your salt craving, try the DIY hamburger necklace, adding layers of gold lettuce or sunny-side-up eggs. The one caveat: if you get carried away, the price can get steep. On the other hand, your creation will be cute and calorie-free.