Posts tagged "american apparel"

American Able Photo Series Spoofs Hypersexual American Apparel Ads Using A Disabled Model

Photographer Holly Norris says on her website, “Rarely, if ever, are women with disabilities portrayed in anything other than an asexual manner, for ‘disabled’ bodies are largely perceived as ‘undesirable.’” To combat that perception, Norris has chosen to spoof the highly identifiable American Apparel ads, which the company claims feature “real women,” though only real…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2010

Are We All Slowly Starting To Dress Like 8-Year-Olds?

Is fashion slowly regressing? Right now, it’s all about the ’90s floral patterns and Kelly Kapowski-esque Keds. We’ve even spotted a few skorts here and there. Now one of the latest products to hit American Apparel stores are frilly lace socks. Remember these? We wore these in the third grade, usually to birthday parties with…

Leonora Epstein / April 26, 2010

Riots At the American Apparel Sample Sale

We get that American Apparel’s colorful cotton basics have become staple items in most wardrobes. We also understand that sales can make people a tad crazy. But the scene outside of this U.K. American Apparel rummage sale still seems a tad excessive. Shouldn’t hipsters be more interested in making the rest of us feel…

Lily Q / April 5, 2010

What’s The Point Of A Hooded Swimsuit?

American Apparel, purveyor of hipster clothing items that serve questionable purposes, has a new item for summer — a ladies swimsuit … with a hood! This sexy one-piece has a hooded halter neck, which, it seems to me, you have to wear up if you’re laying out in the sun because otherwise some unsightly ta…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 2010

American Apparel Missed The Memo That Halloween Is Over

This close-up of Andy Kaufman’s face makes this shirt quite possibly the most terrifying garment we’ve ever seen. Wear this to a first date, and we guarantee you will scare the crap out of your suitor. [American Apparel]…

Leonora Epstein / March 3, 2010

Today’s Lady News: American Apparel’s Best Butt Contest Is Mercifully Over

American Apparel’s prestigious “Best Bottom In The World” contest has wrapped up, naming a lady (er, we think that’s lady booty) called “Boom Boom” from Santo Domingo the winner. Too bad the “Best Bottom” contest is over, because The Frisky quite enjoyed prank-calling American Apparel stores about the contest. And, you know, entering it.

Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2010

“ANTM” Gets Some Free American Apparel Ho-Wear

OK, so I don’t know for sure that the model wannabes competing in Cycle 14 of “America’s Next Top Model” are wearing American Apparel, but their monokinis, leotards, and jewel-tone tights look an awful lot like Dov Charney’s wares. Too bad the new crop of hopefuls aren’t as interesting as the “models” on the America…

Annika Harris / February 16, 2010

Girl Talk: Entering The American Apparel Butt Competition Was Empowering

I laughed (like I’m sure many of us did) when I heard about American Apparel’s “Search for the Best Bottom in the World” competition. I found myself aggravated by the douchebaggerous lengths that Dov Charney would go to violate and objectify women. And then I visited the site and was totally taken in by looking…

Anonymous / February 9, 2010

Has American Apparel Gone Preppy?

Is that … could these really be … American Apparel models? But they’re not wearing plaid, thick glasses, or neon. These boys actually look kind of preppy. And dare we even say it? Hot.

Among American Apparel’s latest men’s collection are some decidedly non-hipster looks that we haven’t quite seen from the retailer…

Leonora Epstein / January 5, 2010

American Apparel Wants You To Have A Hipster Manicure, Too

American Apparel is not content to simply dress your body, they want to paint your nails too. In addition to their spendy T-shirts and skanky jersey dresses, the store just launched a nail polish line. Welcome to the beauty world, AA. (What’s next? Home goods, a full beauty line, or fragrances?)…

Bianca Posterli / December 17, 2009

Dov Charney Claims Bushy Brows Are Back

The ever-controversial American Apparel CEO, Dov Charney, sent out his latest newsletter to employees with a “helpful” tip regarding current eyebrow aesthetics. Over-tweezing is so yesterday or something, and now it’s all about thick, healthy brows, à la teenaged Brooke Shields, which really did happen so yesterday. We’re not sure why he would share hi…

Erin Flaherty / December 14, 2009

The Girl With The Most Cake

In a new series for his immensely popular high-end street fashion blog, Jak & Jil, photographer Tommy Ton profiles Emily Eisen, first assistant to fashion editor and stylist Nicola Formichetti, whose clients include Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson, and Scarlett Johansson. In the pictorial, Eisen shows off a few of her favorite fashion things, including Burberry’…

Susannah Breslin / December 14, 2009

American Apparel And Sesame Street Make Kind Of A Sweet Team

Hipster porn aside, you know you love those shirts. Something else that’s near and dear to your heart? Sesame Street. To commemorate the show’s 40th anniversary, American Apparel sifted through the archives to select original line drawings of Jim Henson’s characters for limited edition T-shirts that will be sold in 25 stores and online later…

Erin Flaherty / October 6, 2009

Has American Apparel Gone Too Far?

American Apparel: the store people either love to hate or hate to love. As for us, we go back and forth, at times comically appalled by its hijinks and shenanigans, other times in love with its new fashions. Shopping at American Apparel can feel like a guilty pleasure—you know you’re buying into hipster culture, yet…

Leonora Epstein / September 29, 2009

The Inspiration Board: Fame!

The remake of “Fame” comes out in two days and we are getting our spandex ready. Join us after the jump.

Lily Q / September 23, 2009

Slutty Through The Years: The American Apparel Story

American Apparel does smutty ads like no one else. Whether there’s nip involved or just a hint of ass crack, their amateurish photography and mostly naked ladies have been getting people off — from newspapers and magazines to thousands of websites the world over. After years of practice, countless campaigns featuring hipster girls spread-eagled and…

Lily Q / September 9, 2009

American Apparel Tries To Make Tie Dye Happen

Sure, I had a tie dye kit … when I was 11. But American Apparel’s come up with the idea to sell bottles of dye for $4 so crafty daredevils can artfully stain their own tights, men’s briefs and zip hoodies. Tanks, harem pants, and tube bras which have already been tie dyed are a…

Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2009

American Apparel Ad Banned For Looking Too Much Like Child Porn

The model in these photos is actually 23, but her youthful gaze (what so many women aspire for, apparently!) has gotten another American Apparel ad banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority. That ad (see it here) originally appeared in Vice magazine and caught the watchdog group’s eye because, apparently, it “sexualise[s] a model who…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 2, 2009

What Do You Make Of American Apparel’s “Bag-O-Scraps”?

Most of American Apparel’s shenanigans seem oh-so-cleverly crafted just to elicit laughs from the fashion blogosphere or to make imaginary people look like buffoons (because who buys metallic crop tops anyhow?). The latest, however, a “Bag-O-Scraps” is either a genius move in terms of resourcefulness or a test to see just how far AA fa…

Leonora Epstein / August 27, 2009

Quick Pic: “Look, Ma! No Hands!”

This American Apparel baby sling looks like it’s either making this kid miserable or just very confused. Either way, he’ll grow up to be painfully hip. Poor thing. [American Apparel]…

Leonora Epstein / August 27, 2009