“Pitch Perfect” star Rebel Wilson is generally fairly amazing. And her new clothing line, named Fat Mandi after her character on the Australian TV show “The Wedge,” is no exception. So far, it consists of two T-shirts featuring donut and cupcake illustrations on the boob area, priced at just $20 each! But here’s where I’m not stoked — the company’s website has an illustration of a donut with the words “not for skinny bitches” on it. Nevermind that the site also shows regular ass thin models wearing the tees (along with Rebel herself, of course). It seems like an unnecessarily crass and offensive way to market yourself. After all, there’s no way any site would get away with saying “not for fat bitches,” so the opposite should be true, too. [Fat Mandi]
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I saw the perfect tee when I was in high school, it was simple, fitted, had cap-sleeves, a nice color, and a very, very deep scoop neck–like “how would I wear a bra under that” deep…only problem–it was online and I didn’t have a card. Now, I can’t find any shirts that are like it! Most tees either don’t have plunging necklines or they aren’t fitted (damn you massive trash-bag-like tee trend!). I’m looking for something that isn’t see-through or white…designs are fine, I love an interesting tee! …I just can’t find anything. – Scoop Me Away
Isn’t it the worst when you see a magical shirt you love and then can’t find it when you’re ready to buy? The shirt becomes a mythical object that you’re constantly searching for, never satisfied. I had the same thing with a striped H&M top a few years back. I totally get it. What I’m hearing is that you want a deep scoop — something a tad scandalous that might be good for layering, or to wear with a cute camisole underneath. I think I may have found you some suitable replacements that might satiate your scoop neck craving. Click through to check ‘em out.
As a girl who has just started down the road of personal style, I noticed a few things about my wardrobe. Since high school, most of my outfits were based on thrift-store and band tees. When I began to branch out from that, I avoided all tees and went for the interesting pieces… Then I realized I had nothing basic to pair with those pieces! I have plain tees, sure, but they all look like cheap tees. I’m interested in the types of tees Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been putting out with StyleMint, but I don’t think that I can justify $30 for a tee. Where would you suggest I look to find a decent-quality tee that will flatter my shape as well as my tight budget? — Crystal
As a girl living on the cheap, we can totally feel your pain. Cheap Ts are an absolute must! But! We also wanted to find Ts that were socially responsible, too. So we set about the difficult task of finding affordable T-shirts that were also either fair trade or employing sustainable fabrics. Instead of going for the usual suspects–H&M, Forever 21, American Apparel–we wanted to give you some cool alternative options. In fact, a bunch of the great shirts we sourced are from a company called Alternative Apparel, which has established a series of vendor guidelines and principles it applies to its business. They include no forced labor, no child labor, and fair wages, among others. But enough about the great companies you should support, let’s get to the tees…
One of Topman’s Ts suggests domestic violence with the words up top, “I’m so sorry but …” and then a checklist of excuses like “you provoked me,” “I was drunk,” and “I didn’t mean it.” Ick, right? The other, which you can see after the jump, makes a crack that the “ugly women are dogs” thing with the phrase, “Nice new girlfriend: what breed is she?” Double-ick. Keep reading »