Posts tagged "clothing"

8 Rad Pieces From My Brand Soul Mate, Fly Art For Rad

Fly Art is the Tumblr brainchild of two women, Gisella and Toni, who have the art history background and pop cultural investment to be able to humorously pair classic artworks with classic hip-hop lyrics to tremendous humorous effect. Internet boutique Rad has teamed up with Fly Art to create Fly Art for Rad, a line…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 12, 2014

Girl Talk: How Dressing “Ugly” Helped Me Through A Breakup

For a period of time after I broke up with the man I’d been dating for four years, all I wore was black. I mourned the relationship by donning a widow’s wardrobe. Shapeless t-shirts, a wool sweater with a stretched out collar, an old pair of ballet slippers. I couldn’t imagine any other combination, besides

By: Jean Ho / November 3, 2014

The Biggest Problem With The ‘Rape Is A Snuggle’ T-Shirt Is That It Was Ever Made

There is offensive clothing that you wonder what the design team’s questionable inspiration was when they were creating a collection, and then there are garments that are so blatantly offensive that you wonder what the heck is going on at HQ and who are the horrible customers they are trying to appeal to. Buzzfeed reported…

By: The Gloss / September 24, 2014

‘Tis The Season For Large Corporations To Steal From From Illustrators

Another day, another artist accusing larger corporations of stealing her work. Today it’s cartoonist and illustrator Gemma Correll, whose pug-heavy doodles you may recognize from her “Pugs Not Drugs” paraphernalia or books like A Pug’s Guide To Etiquette and A Pug’s Guide To Dating.

Gemma’s doodle of a cat and pug together sitting under…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 4, 2013

Be The Talk Of Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Party This Year

If you’re the type who finds joy in getting in on the ugly sweater game come mid-December, listen up: a company called Digital Dudz has just taken your humble holiday activity to the next level, and now anything is possible. Each sweater features a pocket-like window in the stomach area for your smartphone, so all…

By: Rachel Krause / December 4, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Author Elizabeth Cline Talks Rana Plaza, Sustainable Style & Our Addiction To Fast Fashion

In the weeks since the horrific collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory — and subsequent deaths of more than a thousand factory workers — we’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a conscientious consumer. As Americans, we’re privy to more and cheaper goods than ever before — and as globalizatio…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 20, 2013

Wildfang Means “Tomboy” In German and Hot In Every Language

Hard to believe, I know, but not every woman wants to be a girly-girl. While feminine fashions do it for many, some girls just wanna dress a little tomboy. Enter Wildfang.

Some of their styles mimic early Teddy Boy and Teddy Girl fashion (which I happen to think was the era for clothing),…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 5, 2013

26 Sexy Celebs In See-Through Sheer Clothes

Sheer clothing is a sexy, revealing way to dress, but if you’re not careful, you can show juusssst a little too much. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing; if you’re Kim Kardashian, who rocked a sheer shirt over a sheer bra in New York City this week, you can probably get away with it.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2012

Hats And A Leather Jacket, Carved From Wood

Artist Fraser Smith will carve you a whole outfit if if you let him. The Natchez, Mississippi-based master carver has a special skill set — he makes realistic-looking clothes and accessories out of wood. The 54-year-old has carved hats, basketball jerseys, even leather jackets out of basswood that’s stained with pigments to create trompe l’oeil

By: Julie Gerstein / August 21, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Perfect Pieces From Oasis

Oasis Clothing is synonymous with refined British style, and is one of our favorite imports from across the pond. Oasis’s style is classic and pretty, but never stuffy. We’ve picked ten awesome items from their latest collection, so you can dress like a classic British lass.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 12, 2012

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 9 Products To Pamper Your Dad

Father’s Day is around the corner, and we’ve got all the best products to pamper and relax your dad. Remember all those years he put up with your horrible music on long car rides? Or the time he installed that bookshelf in your college dorm? How about all those times he helped you move? Yeah,…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 12, 2012

Kate Middleton’s Fave Store L.K. Bennett Expands In The U.S.

Some of us are not fans of Kate Middleton’s style, which Julie referred to as “on the mumsy, conservative ‘I shop at Talbots and Ann Taylor’ side.” I don’t dispute that characterization. But as someone who was weaned at a breast emblazoned with tiny whale appliqués, I find relief in Kate’s sartorial staidness. Thank God I

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2012

This Is Obviously The Best Way To Celebrate Black History Month

So much WTFery in one little flier: an elementary school class in Waxhaw, North Carolina, sent home this grammatically incorrect flier with students asking them to dress in “African American attire” for Black History Day on February 28. What exactly is “African American attire”? Well, that part isn’t clear. A Flava Flav grill, perhaps? Fur-lined…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2012

Do Not Want: Loin Cloth Belt

This might look like a leftover from the costume department of a Capital One viking commercial, but it’s actually a “Peplum Waist Belt” by BCBG Max Azria. Apparently you’re supposed to strap it on over a simple dress for some instant peplum action. All we see is a glorified loin cloth. It’s on sale for…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 19, 2012

Style Resolution: Dress For My Booty

I’ve never been a woman who thought about my figure and how to flatter it. From puberty onward, I luckily had a slim frame and an hourglass figure that made dressing easy-peasy. I could literally wear — and eat — anything that I wanted.

I was, I realize, that bitch you hate.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2012

H&M’s “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” Collection Is As Much of a Dystopian Nightmare as You’d Expect

So, let me get this straight: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is about a woman attempting to outrun a sadistic rapist and solve a murder, so naturally you’d want to design a line of clothing around her look. Well, not really. It seems that H&M’s “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” collection is mostly a…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 3, 2011

Girl Talk: How I Got Rid Of Half My Clothes And Found My Sanity

I have always been a hoarder at heart, prone to messiness and clutter. Remember on “Arrested Development” when Lucille Bluth is watching that news story about the mother who drove into a lake and she raises her martini glass and says, “Good for her”? That’s how I watch “Hoarders.” Some guy has collected thousands of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 1, 2011

Poll: Would You Let Your Man Dress You?

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By: Ami Angelowicz / September 14, 2011

Girl Talk: Why Pants Scare Me

Last week, I bought new pants. And while that may sound like a mind-numbingly mundane act to you, believe me when I say that the earth shook a little. I haven’t purchased new pants in over three years. I’ve worn them on occasion, sure, and have several pairs languishing in the dark recesses of my…

By: Sally McGraw / August 17, 2011

A Wolf In Wolf’s Clothing: Wolf & Harrison’s Special Discount For Frisky Readers

Country-infused clothing line Wolf & Harrison make comfortable, cozy clothes — perfect to warm you up on a cold winter night. Items like this soft and versatile infinity scarf embody the designer’s focus on making wearable and attractive clothing. W & H recently launched their first collection of women’s clothes, and they want to give…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2010
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