Not since the days of Cindy Crawford and plum-brown shades have we really rocked a matte lip. But Nars Cosmetics is bringing the texture back with the announcement of their new Pure Matte lipstick. Another lipstick debut that has garnered lots of blog attention recently—Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection, which features a super-glam, high-sheen finish.
Are you a matte or glossy kind of girl? For which seasons/occasions do you switch it up? [Talking Makeup, Luxist] Keep reading »
I didn’t balk at the fashion trendsetters when they proclaimed overalls were back. I actually became giddy with excitement inside. You see, overalls have been a part of my wardrobe repeatedly throughout my life. But it hasn’t always been a love affair. I actually tried to breakaway from the convenient onesie, only to revisit the look a few times later. Keep reading »
When we came across the term “carrot pants” on a Kansas-based website, we thought maybe it was just what they call harem pants out there. But no, turns out Kansas is quite up on their fashion knowledge. We didn’t know about carrot pants before. Although now that we do, we kind of wish we didn’t. According to KansasCity.com, they’re “shaped like a carrot, wide at the top and tapered toward the bottom – rather like harem pants, but not as baggy.” So, basically, they’re kind of like tapered mom pants? You may be seeing more and more of this style come fall … think it could be made cute? (Even we have to admit, there are a lot of things we once said we would never wear, and here we are now with a closet full of crop tops and clogs.) [KansasCity] Keep reading »
When I was kid, I was a big trend follower. I got a Furby and carried it in a basket around school and tried to teach it bad words. I threw a fit when I left my Tamagotchi at home during a family trip, and came back to find it sick from being surrounded by its own digital poops for over 48 hours. Basically I was a little bit of a fad whore, riding whatever wave was popular. But once I hit a certain age—I’ll say 13—it stopped and I realized that I spent most of my childhood buying ridiculous plastic contraptions to seem cool, only to have them replaced by something even more hip. But these days, there is an outlier that has managed to be the “it” thing with both kids and adults. Silly Bandz. Keep reading »
Twitter user Medlar wants to share his thoughts with the world. Yesterday he Tweeted, “I don’t think big turtles ever sleep.” Okay. I guess I’ll take his word for it considering he is um, a turtle, and a common, snapping one with impaired vision at that. His @turtlefeed has 368 followers. That’s like hundreds more than I have! He’s a pet turtle fahchrissakes and he’s somehow managed to gain fame on the interwebs. That’s not fair to us humans who do have very important and funny things to say. Keep reading »
The thing about fashion comebacks is that they’re always fleeting and transitory—after all, causing change is as easy as taking off your clothes. This is a good thing, for if we were forced to wear the same scrunchie and acid wash jeans for weeks at a time, we’d ensure the demise of civilized society as we know it. This is why hair comebacks are all the more frightening: commitment. At least for a few months, until you can re-grow your hair.
It would seem that now folks are lining up to bring back The Fade, a hip-hop-influenced hairstyle, often embellished with personal, shaved designs and once popularized by the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff and Salt-N-Pepa. According to The New York Times, “the so-called retro kids are going back to the styles of the ’80s, this time adding more intricate patterns than were ever seen then, more startling neon colors and patterns …” Some consider the style to be closer to art than anything else, and the barber who executes it has to have a creative hand. Says one stylist, “I draw some of the designs on paper but when I’m doing the actual hair, it’s just a flow.”
What do you think about this ’80s trend revival? Is shaving a pattern onto your head a unique way to express yourself? Or a fashion statement that’s screaming for help? [NY Times] Keep reading »
Here’s an easy way to make an iffy trend or comeback 10 times worse: just add denim. Looks like cargo pants, which recently came back from the fashion grave, are getting denim makeovers. We’re calling them jargos. (Jeans plus cargo.) Vince recently put out these skinny leg cargo jeans (left), while denim label Closed has designed an equally heinous baggy version (right). Other brands to get on this: J Brand, Current/Elliot, and Baby Phat. It’s happening, people. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Are you with us when we say um, no? Or is the jargo fashion a trend you could jump into? [Farfetch, Shopbop] Keep reading »
The other day, while walking down the street, I noticed (without trying) that the woman in front of me was wearing shorts sheer enough that her undies were completely visible. The shorts were so transparent there was absolutely no mistaking she knew what she was showing the world. Sheer clothes are big for summer, and translucent bottoms seems to be a bit of a trend, as Refinery29 noted at least seven companies that offer sheer pants. I guess if you’re going to wear pants during the summer, gauzy is the way to go. But what do you do about underwear — put it on display? What do you think about these practically transparent pants? [Refinery29] Keep reading »
It’s hard to ignore the hideous ’80s images that flash before our eyes when we think of purple eyeshadow, but a recent uptick in celebs pulling off the look has forced us to re-consider our fear of the stuff. Katy Perry may look a little bit like a pretty bobblehead doll in this picture but her shimmery purple shadow definitely isn’t to blame; her eye makeup is gorgeous. Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and a handful of other classy ladies have tried out the look, too, all with great success. After studying their triumphant purple eyeshadow usage, we came up with a few universal tips for trying out plum-colored eye makeup. [Elle UK] Keep reading »
How fashion works today: 1) Something hilarious and slightly outlandish goes viral on the internet. 2) We have a few laughs and say, You can’t be serious. 3) Someone decides the style is “edgy” or “ironic” (or worse, doesn’t see the problem to begin with), and it becomes a trend. 4) More horribly dressed people in the world. Someone makes a profit.
That’s what happened with the heinous shirt Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama wore not too long ago. We, along with most of the other cyber commentators out there, assumed that Mr. Hatoyama had just gotten dressed in 1984 and never changed his outfit. Someone even said, “Walmart wouldn’t even take it.”
Turns out, the Japanese politico might just be a sneaky style genius … Keep reading »