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This Dude Looks Hot, Literally

Black leather is back in the form of bleggings and all manner of accessories and now, full-on shirts. While there are plenty of choices for ladies to shimmy into this suffocating trend, this weekend, Margiela presented an option for the leather-curious man. Finally! [Style.com] Keep reading »

J.Lo Brings The Leather Mama Look In Elle

While more than a few of us questioned her judgment when it came to that crazy New Year’s Eve catsuit, clearly, age-appropriate is not an issue for Jennifer Lopez. The February Elle cover pics have dropped and (with the help of Joe Zee, obvs), she brings it in leather and, well, more leather. On competing with 20-something pop idols as a 40-year-old mom, she has this to say:

“This is what I do—what, because I have kids and a husband now I’m not supposed to be me? I’m a more heightened me if anything. Hyper J.Lo. Everything I wanted before, I want twice as much now. And that doesn’t mean material things; it means to explore more, to think more. Being an artist doesn’t start because you’re 21, and it doesn’t end because you’re 51. You are who you are until the day you die.”

(Read more here at Elle.) OK, OK, “heightened” pop idol pics, after the jump! Keep reading »

Una Burke Turns Leather Into Wearable Art

Reading one of my favorite fashion blogs, Fashion Gone Rogue, I came across this magazine layout, which features a remarkable leather bolero. As it turns out, the piece was manufactured by designer Úna Burke, who has created an entire line of these fetishistic leather garments. Described by Burke as wearable art, the collection is intended to connote the issues surrounding human trauma. Using the female body as their form, the pieces suggest prosthetics, which, according to their creator, “signifies the potential for healing within the boundaries of something which inhibits the body.” After the jump, more of Burke’s leather workings.

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Azumi & David Coffee Sleeve: Totally Ridiculous Or Eco-Conscious?

At first glance this leather coffee sleeve by Azumi & David seems like one of those superfluous girl-who-has-everything accessories. Then again, how many times a week do you slip a paper sleeve around your morning Starbucks, or even double up on cups to avoid scalding your hands? This ostentatious muff would certainly cut down the waste … yet possibly increase the amount of people rolling their eyes at you. [$57.59, Colette] Keep reading »

Steal The Best Tips For Leather Boot Care From Hermès

During a recession, when it comes to your closet, taking care of your clothes and expensive items is of the utmost importance. Because when you buy a designer piece, you certainly want it to last as long as possible. While we all may not be lucky enough to own (or even think about affording in our wildest dreams) Hermès boots, The Telegraph just interviewed their bootmakers, and we noticed that the tips they offered for keeping Hermès investment pieces gorge could be handy for extending the life of any leather shoe, no matter what the designer. Check ‘em out after the jump! [Telegraph]

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