Justin Bieber, guys. He’s everywhere — breaking up and then getting back together with Selena Gomez, winning American Music Awards and stuff. And just this weekend, the Biebs met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Haper to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal, which we can only assume is a gold foil chocolate diamond swimming in maple syrup, because Canada. Bieber decided that meeting a head of state — and especially a Canadian one — required the most formal dress he could muster: a one-strap overall ensemble, replete with backwards cap. Knowing that he was sure to rile the delicate sensibilities of lumberjacks in Saskatchewan (most underrated province if you ask me), Bieber even Tweeted: “I met the Prime Minister in overalls lol. I hope you hate my style.” That bitch is crazy!
With that in mind, we’ve created this definite timeline of the one-strap overalls fashion trend. It’s really very simple Check it out after the jump.
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As New York Fashion Week slogs on, we’ve seen some commonalities emerge between designers. Besides all employing desperately skinny models, we’ve noticed other similarities between collections. Like white. It was everywhere on the runway this NYFW, in flowing dresses, in surprising suiting — and in inexplicable hat/dress combos (we’re looking at you, Prabal Gurung). Check out our gallery of the best white runway looks.
OK, the vampire craze has officially gone too far. The original obsession over Edward and Jacob was understandable, “True Blood” still makes us swoon, and it was even OK when “The Vampire Diaries” hit TV. But now, thanks to the newest trend in plastic surgery, vampires officially need to go away. Doctors are offering a new facelift treatment thanks to a cosmetic filler called Selphyl. Sure, nothing new there, as women (and men) looking to appear younger will always resort to cosmetic enhancements, but this is special. Selphyl has been nicknamed the “vampire facelift” because the main ingredient is actually your own blood. Ew. It’s being touted as a more natural option because the ingredients are in fact a part of your own body already, but this is clearly not a procedure for the weak. You’ll not only need to undergo needles for the Selphyl filler, but the doctor will have to withdraw your own blood before the procedure takes place. Isn’t this just like injecting yourself with … yourself? Who wants to pay for that? [ABC] Keep reading »
Boys all over are rejoicing, because thanks to celebs like Kim Kardashian, big booties are back in style. So this summer, prepare to flaunt your curves with butt-hugging clothes while adding reps to those squat exercises at the gym and ingesting a few cheeseburgers for good measure. In case your derriere is still lacking in a bit of cushioning or you’re not ready to commit to the big butt trend the natural way, brands like Bare Essentials are stocking their shelves with enhancing undies that’ll make Kim envious of your bottom. Granted, it’s an easy way to test out the look, but it’s kind of ridiculous to buy padded panties just to have a big butt, don’t you think? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Forget the must-have IT bag of the season; Teen Vogue has discovered the ultimate trend of the moment — a gay best friend or GBF. The teenybopper glossy has uncovered shocking, groundbreaking news: Girls like to hang out with boys who can dress well, are slightly snarky, will tell you exactly what they think of your outfit, and have a great sense of humor. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve had gay best friends my entire life (and they haven’t all fit the perfect gay mold that the mag describes), so I certainly wouldn’t considering this a new “thing.” But thanks to shows like “Glee” and “Ugly Betty,” the GBF has caught the attention of a younger generation, and 15-year-olds all over have discovered the joys of having their own gay best friends. Putting aside, for a sec, that GBFs are a) not new and b) people not accessories, here’s an interesting twist on this non-story: the rise of the in-demand GBFs. Keep reading »
Do we have “Mad Men” to thank for the return to ’50s styling and modest silhouettes? While celebrities have been strutting around in the smallest and sheerest items on the market, runway designs have begun to take a more modest approach, reminiscent of the pieces our elder family members once wore. It’s time to button up, hide those knees, and learn to show off your figure thanks to the curves of a dress, rather than navigate skimpy and see-though designs. Meet the midi dress, which hits your calves instead of mid-(or high) thigh, tucks in the waist, and welcomes a discreet look back into your wardrobe. Given the recent trend of showing it all off to the world in bras as tops and lingerie as outerwear, the return to a meeker look will undoubtedly be a welcome change. But if you’re too afraid to buy a brand-new dress to try out the trend, we’d suggest going vintage trolling or snipping off the bottom of one of the few maxi dresses taking up space in your closet. [Telegraph]
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As with all trends, the fashion tides change and we’re forced to re-think those outfits that were so frequently featured in our wardrobe rotation. (I think Jessica and Susannah have proven that…) The latest trend to hit the fashion graveyard are those ubiquitous leggings, which quickly became a fan favorite despite original hesitation, given their throwback to the ’80s. Everyone fell in love, Lindsay Lohan made a little spending money off the trend, jeans were translated into legging form, and the question, “Are they pants..?” was asked more than we can count. Though leggings have stuck around for a few seasons, it seems that with fall’s heavy influence of long skirts and pants, there’s just no need for the leggings we’ve come to love. In an effort to diversify your bottom choices, we suggest going the suspender tights route, or even picking up a pair of those awesomely bad spandex shorts with a bit of lace. And say a tearful goodbye to your favorite leggings. [Guardian U.K.] Keep reading »
If there was ever a time to indulge in manicures and pedicures, it would be for the long, hot days of summer. Gloves and closed toed shoes are no longer necessary pieces of attire, which means fingers and toes are out on display for the world to see. But while this added effort may seem like one more thing to worry about, use the opportunity as a excuse to show off your style, and decorate your nails with the must-try trends. Read on to catch up on five nail looks you’ll want to test out this summer. Keep reading »
Seriously, what is up with this new trend of shaved heads and bald ladies? Have we all decided that a head full of hair is just too boring and plain Jane? Celebrities all over are embracing the trend, including Cassie, who went with a half-shaved head and left the rest of her hair hanging down as normal, and my girl Rihanna. But the newest convert to the shorn scalp is Mel B. Unlike Britney Spears, Mel chose to ease into the look in stages, first buzzing the side of her head to match her daughter’s, then going bold and ridding her scalp of all hair in a square patch on the one side. What do you think? Has this trend become a thing, and more importantly, would you shave your head? [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
Most people try their hardest to mask unwanted grays, preoccupying themselves with salon visits in a desperate attempt to keep their roots a secret. But fashion trendsetters like designers Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh sent silver foxes down their runways, and models and socialites like Kristen McMenamy and Pixie Geldof have embraced the gray look for reasons ranging from punk to empowerment (see “Why I Love My Gray Hair“). Think it looks as cool as we do? After the jump we explain how to get the look. Keep reading »