Please forgive us if this is your umpteenth time reading about the Ed Hardy “empire,” but a collection this vast and fugly begs for all the attention it can get. Those of us who think Ed Hardy Vintage Tattoo Wear is simply relegated to tees and trucker hats are in for a rude awakening. Since debuting in 2004, the company, owned by Christian Audigier, has expanded from apparel to home furnishings, candles, hookahs, vodka, and even a smart car. Here’s how things have truly gotten out of hand. Keep reading »
Another day, another thing that’s “bad for women.” This time it’s emo vampires. Slate’s Grady Hendrix writes:
America’s young women [are] receiving troubling misinformation about the male of the species from “Twilight.” These women are going to be shocked when the sensitive, emotionally available, poetry-writing boys of their dreams expect a bit more from a sleepover than dew-eyed gazes and chaste hugs.
Whatever. Why is there always so much hand-wringing over the pop culture influences that are supposedly awful for women? What about men? I can think of plenty of pop culture trends that could be just as harmless to them. Here are 15 to start… Keep reading »
Jon Gosselin decided that after all that family time he spent at the Reading, PA, compound, it was time to get the hell out of dodge and see the world a little bit. So, what did ol’ Jonny do? He called up his new buddy, Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier, and got himself an invitation to hang on his yacht in Saint Tropez. He also decided to walk around France hand-in-hand with his new girlfriend just two weeks after Kate filed for divorce. And if that’s not enough JG news, his girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, is the daughter (she’s 22 years old) of Kate’s plastic surgeon. What a classy guy! Check out the couples posing for photos, at left, Hailey is in the button down and jeans. But wait! Apparently, the trip wasn’t all play… Keep reading »
Christian Audigier, purveyor of all things rhinestone-encrusted and hideously illustrated, is planning to show at Spring 2010 Fashion Week in Paris this Fall. This is the guy who designs for the likes of Ed Hardy, usually shows his creations at L.A. or Miami Swim Fashion Week, and likely clothed the greasy dudes who were grinding all up on you at the club last weekend. So while designers like Christian Lacroix struggle with bankruptcy, Christian Audigier is zeroing in on their legitimate fashion turf with his truly illegitimate “designs.” This makes us kind of sad. [The Cut] Keep reading »
The hot new fashion trend this spring is having your own clothing line. Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba, Sienna Miller, Jessica Simpson, Hilary Duff, and all the girls from The Hills do. And now, Britney Spears may be adding her name to the long list of celebs whose mediocre clothes we could care less about. Thatâ€™s right, after sporting avant-garde looks like bloodstained white panties with ripped fishnets and no pants this past January, the pop tart has caught the eye of Ed Hardy. Known for their tattoo-style skull and tiger t-shirts, it looks like Ed Hardy may be willing to put an even scarier icon in their repertoire, the Britney. Yesterday she met with their fashion mogul about designing for the brand. Although she canâ€™t seem to make a court appearance, Spears is always available to pick up some free schwag. But, to be fair, Brit didnâ€™t just horde all the stuff for herself, she asked them to send some clothes to her pregnant sister, Jamie Lynn, who is celebrating her birthday today. Aw, what a thoughtful big sis. So hopefully, this is a sign Britney is back on the road to recovery, because her freakish public mess is so out this season. [Dlisted] Keep reading »