Ever wonder what happens to all the condoms that fail the quality control test? Artist and social activist Adriana Bertini crafts gowns out of them. Bertini’s Condom Couture project was created to raise awareness about safe sex and STI prevention. Using dyed defective and expired condoms, she puts together dresses that aim to get people talking about safe sex, though the dresses are so immaculate that it’s sometimes easy to forget what they’re made of! She’s also been known to weave condoms into images, like those of AIDS victims or activists. Bertini also teaches students how to create these dresses on their own, which provides an avenue to talk to them about safer sex. Bertini’s amazing handiwork has been shown in exhibitions at the United Nations and the International AIDS conference. They’ve even been featured in runway shows. [The Gloss] [Image via Condom Couture/Facebook]
This weekend, Amelia and I are both attending weddings. As a frequent wedding guest, this particular wedding season has been a challenge. I have worn and re-worn every single dress in my closet. Last weekend, I offered Katie three dresses from my collection to borrow for a wedding she was attending, because she too, has more weddings than dinner plans this summer. At this point, I am on a mission to donate all of my old dresses and stock up on new ones at summer sales — here’s what I’ve found so far!
Say hello to your summer uniform, as worn by Dianna Agron during spring in Los Angeles. So jealous of your weather, LA! Anyway, a printed maxi dress topped with a fitted denim jacket or vest is hardly a new fashion equation, but even basic arithmetic needs to be revisited from time to time. Here are 10 gorgeous, flowing maxi dresses paired with four different denim toppers…
This season, the stores are packed with dresses in cuts that flatter every shape, from showing fit legs to hugging shapely curves. The hardest part is deciphering the lingo! Here is a quick guide to this spring’s hottest dress trends…
On Tuesday, the high in New York City is going to be 12 degrees. I know some of you live in the midwest and that’s all normal and good for you, but for me, 12 degrees is CRAZY INSANE COLD. Like, that ain’t right. If I could, I would wear a snowsuit all day, but I’ve found all that excess puffiness inhibits my ability to type. Instead, I shall layer a warm sweater dress over my coziest leggings and boots and pray Mother Nature gets her shit together soon.
Sweater dresses are awesome because they are all the warmth of a sweater, BUT LONGER, and all the cuteness of a dress, BUT WARMER, perfect for layering over tights or jeans/leggings. You really need one in your closet for these godawful winter months. Here are 17 to consider.
The weather’s changing, the leaves are turning, and it’s time for our summer wardrobes to get pushed into the back of the closet until next year. Why not ring in the new season with one of these 6 snuggly sweater dresses? They’re perfect for both work and play and, with a few accessories added into the mix, even going out. Like what you see? Just click on your dress of choice to be directed straight to the shopping details!
Let’s face it. We’re not all Alexa Chungs who can wear skintight overalls and look adorable and comfortable doing it. The overalls trend is not for everyone, but it can be — if you’re willing to be a bit creative about it. I’m not going to try straight up overalls, but an overall dress? That’s my style. After the jump, nine cute overall dresses you can wear layered over button-ups, blouses or just a bra-let, if you want.
Eat your heart out Mr. Big! A California man named Paul Brockman has trounced even your most extravagant romantic gestures by buying his wife, Margot, 55,000 dresses over the course of their 56-year marriage, enough to fill a large warehouse. The decades-long shopping spree began when the couple started going ballroom dancing, and Paul insisted Margot have a brand new dress to wear to each of their weekly dances. Margot didn’t like shopping, so Paul would buy her new dresses before and after work at his construction job. By 1988, Margot’s dress collection totaled 25,000. Today it’s 55,000. Crazy, right? But the craziest part of this story is that Margot didn’t even want the dresses, and Paul has actually been buying them in secret and storing them in shipping containers for years. Whaaaaaaat?!?! Keep reading »
Hey, not everything is about getting a date. Sometimes you just want to hang with your best lady friends. My best friends and I are terrible at scheduling hang time — we’ll spend an entire huge email chain trying to pick a night that everyone’s free, and then somebody will suddenly remember that they promised to go to their uncle’s best friend’s wedding (looking at you Erin!). So if you’re lucky enough to have some non-flaky friends and can get together, you don’t want to have to worry about your outfit. Thankfully, we’ve chosen for girls’ night looks that’ll keep you looking cute — no matter whether you and your friends are the sip-wine-quietly-at-home types or the up-til-the-wee-hours-raging kind. Keep reading »