I don’t know why I’m so flabbergasted, and, dare I say, turned off, by these new padded crotch Calvin Klein jeans for men that promise “body-defining fit for an enhanced profile.” After all, we ladies have padded push-up bras, Spanx, and a variety of other undergarments that create the illusion of a body blessed by God and exercised to perfection. So, I guess it’s a little sexist of me to suggest men leave the smoke and mirrors to us … but that’s just the way I feel. I’m not alone here, right? I mean, do you guys agree with me? It’s just … it’s weird to think of a man wearing padded jeans. Like, what is he trying to hide in there, anyway? Or, not hide in there, as the case may be. [via Buzzfeed and The Observer] Keep reading »
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Because no dog should have to leave their sex appeal in their lingerie drawer, pet owners can now dress their furry friend in a slutty Halloween costume to match their own! Spoiled Rotten Doggies offers identical costumes for trampy ladies and their pooches — like Treasure Hunting Pirates (left) and Sexy French Maids! Lucca and I are sooo gonna get laid this Halloween! [Spoiled Rotten Doggies via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
What we miss most about Girl Scouts isn’t so much the cookies, but constantly getting rewarded for being awesome. (And OK, the cookies.) Want to get back to a place where you wore concrete evidence of your accomplishments? Check out the merit badges from Etsy seller Lee Meszaros, which might not be the same ones you saw in Girl Scouts, but have a way cuter indie sensibility. The round cloth patches are silkscreened, hand-painted, and hand-embroidered, featuring wonderful illustrations like a pie for “being as sweet as pie,” a boy and girl holding hands for “surviving first love,” and a piece of notebook paper for “drawing a blank.”
Painter Valerie Leonard is the Annie Leibovitz of pet portraits—without the mounting debt and camera, that is. Valerie’s “process” is an insanely involved one: She devotes days to each portrait, studies images of a particular animal, researches traits and characteristics of specific breeds. Then, she researches classic artists for the most fitting painting, using the client’s direction as a guide. And once chosen, she merges the animal image with the human form. In the final product, the animal features and background are often cobbled together from a composite of different images. Wondering what that looks like? Check out the dogs above, and a bunch more of her images, after the jump!
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These models are fierce! We would love to wake up each day and have runway garb greet us as we check the date. Unfortunately, staring a high-fashion model in the face (and body) first thing in the AM would probably shoot our day to hell before it even got started. United Bamboo has managed to combine our morning craving for couture with an “awwwww” fix in their 2010 calendar. [Refinery29]
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Or, um, something like that. Remember last week when we mentioned that Dell collaborated with artists to create a series of chic laptop designs? They’re at it again, but this time, their partnership is aimed at nerdy beauty junkies. Nail company OPI worked with Dell to create a line of laptops based on famous polish colors, such as the cult classic “I’m Not Really A Waitress” (here). Six shades are launching in November just in time for the holidays, and 20 more will roll out over the course of next year. Huh. We never in a million years could have foreseen this. But there you have it. Keep reading »
Bluefly is known for selling designer clothes for a lot less, but sometimes the original price is so high that when it’s marked down by the online retailer we still can’t afford it. This doesn’t mean a recessionista can’t find anything at Bluefly. There are many designer articles of clothing, shoes, and accessories sold for less than $100. Check out our favorite cheap finds after the jump.
Two particular fall trends have been on our minds lately—menswear and colorful socks. Combining the two brilliantly is this pair of socks by Hansel From Basel, an L.A.-based indie hosiery company whose wares never fail to charm. At the top of these cozy knee-highs: a subtle, yet adorable tuxedo design that we’d love to see peeking out of some leather boots. [$25, Hansel From Basel, Chocosho.com] Keep reading »
A Japanese company says it has designed a suit that will fight the H1N1 virus. Haruyama Trading Co. has produced 50,000 suits that are coated with the chemical titanium dioxide, which reacts with light and destroys the virus, according to a company spokesperson. Titanium dioxide is a common ingredient in toothpaste and cosmetics. The suit costs $600 and looks like any other business suit. [Impact Lab]
Wow, who knew swine flu could be stopped with toothpaste and some lipstick? But seriously, after the H1N1 scare swept across the globe, we all learned that germs are spread primarily by hand-to-face contact. So I’m curious how this suit will stop the spread of swine flu since the hands and face are still exposed. I’m no chemist or doctor, but I think a better and cheaper investment than this $600 suit would be a simple flu vaccination. Keep reading »
First they take our children, and now they are after our pets. The SEX EVERYTHING UP industry has struck again, and this time they’re marketing lingerie for dogs. Metro Paws sells what they call “Negligee T-Shirts,” which are “made from fine lingerie lace and the same stretchy nylons used in fine undergarments.” OK, true story time. Yesterday I had to take my dog Lucca to the vet because she has abscessed anal glands and they needed to be “expressed.” Anything that needs its ass drained should not be wearing “fine lingerie lace.” Ugh. (For the record, she is fine now.) [Urlesque] Keep reading »