Posts tagged "american apparel"

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…
By: 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]…
By: 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,…
By: 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"…
By: 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…
By: 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 before.
By: 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?)…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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,…
By: 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.
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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]…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 27, 2009

The Gap Ganks Its Latest Ad Campaign From American Apparel

The hilarious part of this is that a quick glance at this new Gap ad will only send interested customers running to the rival they ripped off. (In fairness, they did add a dash of Calvin Klein, circa the Brooke Shields days.) Back to the drawing board! [AdWeek via…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2009

Face Off: How To Tell If You Work At Abercrombie Or American Apparel

Dov Charney, American Apparel's oft-sued CEO and general pervy slimeball, is at it again. This time around, he's been accused of discriminating based on looks. Again. Apparently, one of his store managers tipped off Gawker, saying that Charney sent out a memo requesting that those employees not genetically blessed enough to…
By: Lily Q / July 31, 2009

My Beef With Jersey (Sheets)

Not long ago, we told you about how American Apparel introduced a new line of jersey bedding. My first thought was innnn-teresting. Next brainwave: Why the hell do I want a set of jersey sheets? Sure, jersey sheets (t-shirt sheets for those not trolling the aisles of Bed, Bath & Beyond on their Sunday…
By: Nina Carbone / July 17, 2009