There’s this problem with a lot of high-tops that keeps them from being more prevalent in our wardrobes. It’s called Boat Shoe Syndrome (because we named it that) and it manifests itself by making the shoes way too wide and clunky for our dainty lady feet. These Nike Dunk Skinny High Top Trainers, however, are skinny-fit and, thus, our new faves. The gray check pattern is cool without being too much, and the yellow swoosh is, simply put, just a little badass. Wear them well with skinny jeans and puffy party dresses alike.
A couple of years ago when I was new to New York and looking for a fun way to shed some of the pounds I’d gained after indulging in some of the city’s thousands of delicious restaurants, I decided to take a friend’s recommendation and give Dance Dance Party Party a try. “It’s a big dork fest,” she said to me, “You’ll love it.” For those who have never heard of DDPP, the name basically says it all. It’s a dance party. But not the kind of dance party you might enjoy in a crowded club on a Saturday night. No, this is more like a dance party you might have with a group of girlfriends in one of your living rooms on a Sunday afternoon after a mimosa-fueled brunch. At DDPP — which has franchises in cities across the States, Canada, and even New Zealand — women (sorry, no boys) — gather in “a dance studio or other room with the lights turned low” for 90 minutes of freestyle shakin’ their groove thang. Each week, a different participant is a guest DJ, whipping up a playlist full of anything from Broadway show tunes to hip-hop and ’80s hits. It’s a sweaty good time and I quickly discovered it beats the hell out of doing lunges and sit-ups at the gym. Keep reading »
Welcome to Would You Rather, a game in which we concoct hypothetical style dilemmas and ask you to choose which option’s worse.
So, as we reported yesterday, some iPhone-obsessed chick shaved an Apple logo onto the side of her head. Which would you rather have—the Mactastic shave job or Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ balding ‘do? Since we kind of know which answer you’ll go with, we’ll make this challenge a two-parter: Which hairstyle would you rather see your boyfriend in? The comments below are waiting for you. Go! Keep reading »
Apparently, it took two designers — Linda Farrow and Jeremy Scott — to design these mind-bogglingly hideous sunglasses. They look like a pair of Oakleys mated with someone’s Daisy Dukes and a backyard patio umbrella circa 1972. They’re on sale! [Opening Ceremony] Keep reading »
A hairstylist in the U.K. is so mad for her Apple iPhone that she had the famous apple logo shaved into her head. Whether we like it or not, hair designs are back and will probably be as annoying as faux hawks and mohawks. [West Sussex, 7/7/10] Keep reading »
Do we have “Mad Men” to thank for the return to ’50s styling and modest silhouettes? While celebrities have been strutting around in the smallest and sheerest items on the market, runway designs have begun to take a more modest approach, reminiscent of the pieces our elder family members once wore. It’s time to button up, hide those knees, and learn to show off your figure thanks to the curves of a dress, rather than navigate skimpy and see-though designs. Meet the midi dress, which hits your calves instead of mid-(or high) thigh, tucks in the waist, and welcomes a discreet look back into your wardrobe. Given the recent trend of showing it all off to the world in bras as tops and lingerie as outerwear, the return to a meeker look will undoubtedly be a welcome change. But if you’re too afraid to buy a brand-new dress to try out the trend, we’d suggest going vintage trolling or snipping off the bottom of one of the few maxi dresses taking up space in your closet. [Telegraph]
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