Black is the whore of the fashion world. It gets passed around from group to group like nobody’s business. See: Mourners, too-chic for school chicks, little dresses, beatniks, Goths, robbers. A shared cultural and fashion phenomenon, the color (or non-color, if you’re really picky) definitely merits some analysis, which is what you get at Antwerp’s Mode Museum. In a new exhibition titled “Black: Masters of Black in Fashion and Costume”, the museum presents a historical look at black’s function through clothing from designers like Ann Demeulemeester, Givenchy, Chanel, and Gareth Pugh. It also gives consideration to how it’s been used throughout the years in texture, fur, and leather and lace (of course).
One thing we want to know: Do they have a section in there on Hot Topic? Because those kids definitely think they’re important (and hey, the goth look is coming back, or so we hear). [Cool Hunting] Keep reading »
When Annika posted about how to wear black and brown together, some of you still couldn’t get behind the color combination. Commenter Chicka Chicka Boom Boom even said, “This is one trend I will definitely not be following.” Well, last night, while watching “The Biggest Loser,” I noticed that host Alison Sweeney paired a brown leather belt with a simple black dress for the weigh-in. She looked great, and considering that she’s a pretty mainstream dresser (not in a bad way, she just doesn’t wear anything too crazy), I’d say the rule forbidding these two colors from being combined is gone for good. Keep reading »
Brace yourselves, girls. Experts have found yet another culprit to accuse in the “it’s bad for you” blame game, and this time, it’s your signature color. Some yahoo claims that wearing black means you might as well hole up like a hobbit and keep your ugly mug hidden away from the world, because the color (or lack of? whatever) makes you look like hell. Not only is it supposedly aging, but it “can highlight dark lines under the chin, shadows around the eyes and wrinkles on the face, colour consultants say,” even though they’re quick to acknowledge that it remains the most universally figure-flattering hue of all time. Huh. Sounds like the old ass or your face maxim has reared its ugly, um, head again. Their solution? If you insist on wearing black, accessorize with a nice colorful hat, necklace or scarf to brighten your sunken, shriveled face. Phew, that was a close one! [Daily Mail]
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