Whether you realize it or not, your clothes tell the story of “you.” From night shift nurses who spend their downtime watching college football to working moms who enjoy long morning hikes and good wine, our personalities and hobbies are often reflected in what we choose to wear. Jenn Rogien, the costume designer for hit shows “Orange Is The New Black” and “Girls,” is no stranger to storytelling through style. “Style is a powerful visual expression of a woman, her best traits and the aspects of her life that matter most to her. Each woman, just like every character, has her own story,” she says. “I’m fortunate enough to bring some truly memorable characters to life using their wardrobe as a visual storytelling element.” Jenn has partnered up with T.J.Maxx to help women tell their own style stories, and has four important tips to help women visually express who they are. Keep reading »
I love beards. I love flowers. But I’m not sure I’m sold on dudes putting flowers in their beards, the hot new “trend” barfed out of the summer festival circuit like a worn out pair of Birkenstocks. Yes, “flower beards” are apparently a thing, though I doubt they’re so much of a thing that the trend will trickle down throughout the facial hair-growing populace. Like, you won’t see flower bearded Wall Street dudes trading stock with daisies dangling from their faces. It’s just enough of a thing that Esquire wrote about it, and there’s a Tumblr devoted to it, and Kirsten Dunst gave it her approval. Still, now would be the time to share your thoughts and concerns. DISCUSS.
All I want to wear this summer are tiny cutoff shorts and flowy, floral kimono jackets. Is that OK? Is it still OK if I’m almost 30 and would rather die than go anywhere near an outdoor music festival? Sure hope so, because I’m gonna wear it anyway. [Cherry Blossom Kimono Jacket: $48, Frolic Apparel]
Growing up with hippie parents in Oregon, I thought I’d had more than my fair share of tie dye, but alas, this season’s tie dye trend has thoroughly renewed my fondness for the look. I love some of the more subtle tie dye styles that are cropping up in stores right now (it’s less “my dad at a Grateful Dead concert” and more “impossibly chic young woman on holiday in St. Barths”). The best part? There’s no need to go out and buy new tie dye stuff — just give some of your existing pieces the DIY tie dye treatment! Here are 10 fun projects to get you started. Some are actual tie dye (jeans! shoes! scarves! pillows!) and some just give the illusion of tie dye (cupcakes! manicures!) but they’re all very on trend and very, very cool.
From Bagelheads to period blood chocolate, Japan really knows how to start a trend. The latest Japanese trend you can really sink your teeth into is the rise of the unlikely sex symbol, the “sausage bread boy.”
Named after the popular Japanese snack, a hot dog baked in pastry dough, these men, who are currently considered a hot commodity on the singles scene, have body types that vaguely resemble the beloved snack: soft and doughy, fluffy in an appealing way (the illustration above shows the ideal sausage bread boy). As if they weren’t already cute enough, SBBs often dress like laid back mountain men. Yes, we’ll take an order of that, please! [Nerve]
Click through to see some of Hollywood’s sexiest SBBs available for immediate consumption. At least, visually speaking.
There are so many questions to ask yourself if you’re in the process of planning a wedding, but the most important one is: will you be hiring donkeys? According to The Knot, the latest, no-I’m-not-kidding-you wedding trend is to have donkeys at your nuptials.
Apparently, brides and grooms are using donkeys in all sorts of creative ways — from acting as butlers by distributing beers to guests, to transporting the bride down the aisle, to wearing costumes and acting as live scenery. An Arizona company appropriately called Haul N Ass specializes in rentable donkeys for weddings. Their trained asses will cost you $250 an hour, but Vanessa Rice of Haul N Ass assures you, they will be worth the price of admission. Keep reading »