Look, I’m not saying that I would wear the real human-sized version of Rihanna‘s “Slutz” crop top, except that I would totally wear the real human-sized version of Rihanna’s “Slutz” crop top. The girl’s got to broadcast her individuality somehow now that Miley Cyrus is biting her vibe all over the place. As far as snacks go, Slutz don’t sound like something I would be interested in, but you never know. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
Whuuuuut. I’ve never thought of Anne Hathaway as a shining beacon of impressive street style, but what kind of fashion fuckery is this? Whose pants are those? Where do you get white sneakers with buckles, and why? Enlighten me, Anne. ANNE, PLEASE. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Sometimes things just come together in a totally simpatico way. Take, for instance, this new street style video series called “Nailin’ It” that my friend Patrick worked on. Despite NYC being a city of, like, eight million people, who do Patrick and show host Ross Erin pick to appear in their segment on New York style and fashion? None other than our own Simcha “Miss Pop” Whitehill! Amelia and I spotted her in this little vid, sporting her trademark quiff, looking cool as hell. We love this video not just because of the amazing coincidence of our nail art guru Simcha randomly appearing in a video called “Nailin’ It” (I mean, seriously), but because it shows that amazing fashion comes in so many shapes and styles. [YouTube]
Brandon Stanton is the photographer behind “Humans of New York,” a collection of street style photos from around the city. His website, also called Humans of New York, aims to be a “photographic census” of the city’s inhabitants.
A few months ago, Stanton was approached by the clothing company DKNY, who wanted to use his photos as part of a store display. They were willing to pay $15,000 for 300 of Stanton’s photos — a rate of $50 a photo. Stanton wanted more money, but DKNY balked, and the deal never went through.
Cut to this Monday, when a fan of Stanton’s site sent him a photo of a DKNY display window in Bangkok, covered in “Humans of New York” photos. Keep reading »
For years now, the sidewalks outside of fashion week have been as heavily documented and critiqued as the clothes up on the runway. There’s a veritable industry now, of fashion bloggers, online personalities and charming crazies who now operate front and center when it comes to fashion week. And why not? Style trickles up as much as it trickles down, with designers pulling looks and inspiration from what they see around the city.
But not everybody’s happy about it. Take fashion writer Susie Menkes, who in this past week’s T magazine, railed against the ubiquitousness of the street scene. “There is a genuine difference between the stylish and the showoffs,” she notes, alluding that there are far more of the latter than the former in fashion right now. The actual fashion shows almost seem beside the point. “There is something ridiculous about the self-aggrandizement of some online arbiters who go against the mantra that I was taught in my earlier days as a fashion journalist. ‘It isn’t good because you like it; you like it because it’s good.’” Amen to that, but still, isn’t it fun to see what everyone’s preened themselves into now?
Because I was a weird kid, I’ve been reading Vanity Fair since I was, like, 14. There’s nothing I enjoy more than long-form stories about society murders, celebrity addicts and presidential affairs. Every year, Vanity Fair also comes up with a best-dressed list, chock full of names of socialites, French nobility and a gallimaufry of minor European royalty. Usually I don’t know more than a few of the names on the list, and couldn’t even begin to imagine the clothing budgets these people must have.
But this year, VF is making things a bit more democratic. In a ploy to seem relevant, the aged magazine is opening its Best Dressed competition to the public. Nan Kempner is rolling over in her extra-small couture grave. Keep reading »