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Finding A Use For TP Outside Of The Bathroom

If you’re getting married and have a bit of skill when it comes to DIY style projects, then head to your closest drugstore and stock up on toilet paper. Because for the sixth year running, it’s time to get crafty with TP as part of the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest! Forget running, nail-scratching, and hair-pulling with other bridezillas in order to win a lower priced dress–this is the answer to your wedding day white gown dreams. Simply create a dress only using toilet paper, tape, glue, and a needle and thread, and enter the contest for a chance to win $1,000 to spend on the dress of your dreams. Get to designing and submit your photos to TPdresscontest@gmail.com! And please, please be sure to share your genius designs with us. A few more examples, after the jump! [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

Decipher These Designs In Disguise

Appearances can be deceiving, as we were reminded this morning when twice our eyes did double takes while doing our daily style scroll. Could you tell what these products are hiding as? Example one: Issey Miyake’s latest treat is a T-shirt for Opening Ceremony that comes packaged in the likeness of a chocolate bar. Although this made us pause—which did we want more? A T-shirt or chocolate? Chocolate. [Fashion Week Daily]

Up top, laptop sleeves made from old sweaters for a reasonable $20 by designer Davey Sommers. (Or, an innovative DIY method of recycling the goods in your giveaway pile if you’re handy with a needle.) [Style Frizz] Keep reading »

Move Over FIT, It’s Fashionista University

With MTV’s glorification of Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, the non-stop parade of reality shows, and the infiltration of the “celebrity designer,” it’s really not a shocker that girls (and boys) are devoting their career dreams to the ever fickle world of fashion. If you’re still in school (junior high through college) and jealous of the style bloggers who rise to fame, Fashionista University is here to help with two courses: Fashion Design 101 and PR Prep 101. With lessons from designer Kathlin Argiro and PR guru Gwen Wunderlich of Wunderlich Inc., the school claims you’ll learn the basic job functions of a publicist and just how to create frocks everyone will want to wear. Of course, these classes come with a hefty price tag — $600 for a seven week term. Yikes. And we thought ballet lessons were expensive. Keep reading »

About That Facelift …

Design duo Lucy McRae and Dutch Bart Hess call this “low-tech plastic surgery.” We call it freeeeeeeaky. [The Cut] Keep reading »

Multitasking: A Phone And Bracelet In One

For me, finally getting my iPhone went way beyond the image of being a cool user of the Apple product. The second I purchased it, I became wrapped up in a world of new accessories, planning to pimp my cell out with a case and get a few pairs of fingerless gloves. In a way, the device became an excuse to add new things to my wardrobe. (Although, I wouldn’t go so far as to say: “That top would look really great with my iPhone.”)

Here’s a new idea that could potentially combine the world of digital communications and fashion, and take the iPhone off the map as the “it” accessory du jour. Keep reading »

Check This Out: “Clients From Hell” Blog

Attention design nerds! Here’s a new blog that will have you laughing your fonts off. Clients From Hell features anonymous stories about the incompetent people and projects graphic designers have dealt with. The vignettes deal with anything from stupid misunderstandings — “After I sent a client a mockup with lorem ipsum as filler text [they responded] ‘It’s good but there is a weird language on the page. It will either need to be translated or removed.’” — to clients who fancy themselves better designers than you: “Hi, I was having a word with my nephew last night, who’s a bit of a web designer himself and I have a few new ideas for the site…”

It’s a Helvetica good time. [Clients From Hell Tumblr] Keep reading »

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