I don’t care if I don’t have any babies yet, I’m buying this vampire teeth pacifier for my future kiddie. Sure, baby time is still a couple years away, but do any of you actually see the vampire trend ending any time in the next decade? And even if it does magically move on before I have kids, a baby isn’t going to care if she’s sporting a passé style. You know what else she won’t care about? That people are pointing and laughing. [$6.70, Amazon] Keep reading »
Not a clutch but a cake. French menswear designer Alexis Mabille designed this yule log for Angelina, a famous Parisian cafe. Fashion tastes so good. [Parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com] Keep reading »
We feel sad, hurt, angry and confused when the insult to the injury of a poor night’s sleep includes dark circles and puffy eyes. Is there no justice in this world? Luckily, Origins feels our pain, and with faking a well-rested look in mind, they created a brand-new eye cream designed to lend you the illusion of a person who got eight hours of sleep. I’ve been trying this product since the beginning of Fashion Week, which requires lots of running around on little zzz’s. Of all the eye salves I’ve tried, I’m really impressed with how quickly and efficiently GinZing works. Touted as a “shot of espresso for tired eyes,” it shapes up the eye area in a few different ways: Ginseng and caffeine act as instantly toning eye openers; magnolia helps reduce dark circles, even though some derms claim nothing really works on the latter; and brightening optics, silica and mica, superficially illuminate the area overall. (Word to the wise: Use sparingly and sensitive-skin types should test first, as the ingredients are no joke. I had a slight skin reaction but it cleared right up when I stopped slathering it on like a junkie.) Anyway, I’m so sleepy some mornings I don’t really care how it works just that it does, and after the past few weeks I’ve spent with this secret weapon, well, I can say we’re still in our honeymoon phase. [$29.50, Origins] Keep reading »
Fur th’ kilt-wearin’ lad who likes th’ freedom of the murt, a regular Scottish plaid print might jist be a bit ower th’ top fur everyday wearin’. That’s whaur Utilikilt steps in, to provide fashionable guys wi’ a variety of kilts for non-bagpipe-related occasions. Fur th’ workin’ man, there’s a khaki skirt perfect fur th’ construction site, ootfitted wi’ pockets to hauld tools like yer hammers and such. Fer yer black tie events, yuh gotcher tuxedo kilt, wi’ a sleek satin stripe doon th’ side.
So be a man an’ hike up yer skirt … pants-wearin’ sissies need not apply. [Utilikilts.com via Inventor Spot] Keep reading »
Over-sized dress shirts on boys are cute maybe until the end of third grade. After that point, the whole “I’m wearing my big brother’s hand-me-downs” look becomes significantly less adorable. And yet it so often persists years or even decades after the third-grade mark. Clearly, something must be done.
Cue ShirtsMyWay.com, savior to scruffy men and girlfriends in search of birthday presents. The site allows you to customize men’s dress shirts from the fabric all the way to the cuff and yoke (that’s the bit at the back near the shoulders) details for about $75-100. Want black with thin white pinstripes and pale pink inner collar? No problem. Is your boyfriend always trying to stuff his broad shoulders into a too-snug top? Shut it down here and now. You’re welcome. Keep reading »
There are few things that I love more than history and fashion, but I don’t have the vintage shopping budget of Rachel Zoe or the means to visit every fashion history exhibit worldwide. Fortunately, the London Design Museum is bringing the fashion history to me and everyone else. Fifty Dresses that Changed The World and Fifty Shoes that Changed The World, due out Nov. 1, present a guided tour of how iconic shoes and dresses have impacted our society and fashion design. The little black dress didn’t become a must-have garment for just any reason. And cork platform shoes might not have been invented if it weren’t for Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia in 1935. Don’t think of these two books as simple encyclopedias because they’re much more sacred than that. With all the fashion history they explore, these books deserve their own spot on your fashion altar right next to the fashion bible — Vogue magazine. [Pipeline] Keep reading »
This mug is so cool/creepy, that I just remembered I had a nightmare about it last night. Seriously. I dreamed that I was being attacked and I fought back by throwing my teeth mug at the assailant. Anyway, would you drink your beverage of choice out of this bad boy? [$24, MollaSpace.com via Better Living Through Design] Keep reading »
Any fashionista worth her wardrobe knows that she can buy trendy stuff from Forever 21, but who really has the patience to wade through all the crap and mess that plagues the actual store? We don’t, that’s for sure. So we’ll just surf the website to find all the trendy and classic (bet you didn’t think Forever 21 had “classic” in them) items to add to our autumn wardrobe. I’m really loving the Crochet Trim Sweater Cardigan because I can’t afford real Chanel, but don’t want to wear a complete knockoff. Check out 17 garments and accessories we’re loving for their design and price, after the jump.
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A lot of companies promote special “pink” products during October because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, these items can get a little cheesy — and sometimes they’re just a marketing ploy and don’t actually give a substantial amount of profits to the cause. (Sick, we know.) This month we’ll be highlighting products that are already great on their own, and made even better by the fact that purchasing them results in a respectable donation to a breast cancer organization.
Keep reading to learn about this darling ribbon-accented chain bracelet. Keep reading »
So for the first time in about three years I made a trip to the derm—with my wedding coming up next year, I figured I shouldn’t really procrastinate. (Visions of adult acne and a white dress dance in my head!) At the end of the appointment, I walked out with two prescriptions — one face lotion and an eye cream for the fine lines (that are turning into not-so-fine lines) — and one giant smile on my face about my new skincare regimen. I happily raced home to fill my Rx topical lotions and immediately started patting my new eye cream on those pesky fine lines and wondered: This isn’t my first time at the eye cream rodeo—why am so damn hyped up about this particular eye gunk? Keep reading »