The way we live now: thanks to 3-D video games, porn, and movies (“Avatar,” say whaaa?) coming back from the retro grave, the dorky glasses that go with them have already been co-opted by the masses. Those flimsy blue and red specs of yesterday are no longer, and now there’s a host of high-design companies manufacturing 3-D fashion glasses. Above, the selection from Look 3D, which makes slick frames, some vintage-inspired, others girl-ed out with bubbly pink and purple hues. Geeks everywhere are outraged. [Kotaku.com] Keep reading »
A recent blog post by Elle UK tells us that the deep tan is back. All we can say is ohgodno and pray that this doesn’t give an army of Snooki wannabes sanction to bronze until they’re black. So we have a proposition: Before you sit in the sun for weeks straight, or whip out the über-dark spray tan, take a moment to consider how much “tan” your skin can really handle. If you’re of the naturally olive persuasion, the answer may very well be “a lot,” and we’re ready to support you through the process of getting there. If, however, you tend more towards the pale and fair, consider a lighter hand in your bronzing, trendiness be damned. All we ask is that you think for yourself when it comes to artificially bronzing. Keep reading »
Is fashion slowly regressing? Right now, it’s all about the ’90s floral patterns and Kelly Kapowski-esque Keds. We’ve even spotted a few skorts here and there. Now one of the latest products to hit American Apparel stores are frilly lace socks. Remember these? We wore these in the third grade, usually to birthday parties with some black patent leather flats. To be fair, the look is already kind of on track with the whole socks-and-heels trend. So wait and watch for it—frilly socks and shiny flats. (And baby barrettes perhaps?)
What do you think of these socks? Too kid-like? Or crazy cute? [American Apparel] Keep reading »
The last time overalls were cool, it was when we were 8 years old, and the Gap was making a standard denim style. Apparently they’re back, both in high-fashion labels (Chloé, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, and Cavalli, to name a few) and in mass markets. How do we know this trend is really happening? The New York Times has observed a renaissance in overalls brought about by the 20-somethings of Williamsburg, Brooklyn: “A man sported the look (ironic? postironic?) with a lion-worthy Afro, white T-shirt and Ray-Bans; a young woman on an antique Schwinn wore her version rolled up.” Did that read like a joke to you? Because we laughed out loud. Keep reading »
Put her in, coach, she’s ready to play. We’re not entirely sure what the game is, but clearly she’s motivated… [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
When the economy hit its first slump, the fashion industry became one of the many lenses through which we measured the damage. So, it’s only natural to gauge the recession’s overall improvement by monitoring positive changes in the fashion world. Today, The New York Times asserts that a resurgence of bright, bold clothing is a tell-tale sign that the economy is recovering.
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You’ve seen the style blogger girls show off their very best poses while gazing down at their socks and heels combo. (Ahem, Rumi Neely.) You’ve even contemplated digging through your closet for the perfect pair of socks to test-drive in your own city. But for whatever reason — cowardice, fear of being ridiculed, or my own excuse, which is just plain laziness — this is one look perhaps you have yet to try. Since spring is finally here, it’s time for that to change and Bruno Frisoni agrees, as the brand just launched a pair of platform pumps complete with removable socks. Now, I’m not suggesting that you go out and purchase these specific shoes, because, let’s be honest, the look can be achieved for much less money. I’m just saying, I think it’s time to try the socked look. And I’ll be the first one to admit I’m going to attempt this combination come Saturday afternoon. [Style.com] Keep reading »
We have to give props to Japanese dudes for their willingness to explore fashion options. True, the country’s guido-inspired OraOra look didn’t quite capture us, but there’s something to be said for pushing extremes. The latest trend on the streets of Tokyo is one that’s made a brief comic appearance in the U.S.—skirts for men. And they are seriously going for it. Keep reading »
Brooklyn is kind of the birthplace of numerous hipster trends. Why, the streets of “artist” neighborhood Williamsburg were flooded with mustached men in skinny jeans and girls who looked like American Apparel models long before these unfortunate looks trickled down to the masses. So what’s the next big craze? No, it’s not tie-dye (over before it began) or ironically Bedazzled denim: Behold, the beloved-from-childhood coonskin cap. On a recent expedition across the pond known as the East River, a group of brave Gawker reporters couldn’t walk the city streets without running into one of these bad boys. One guy explained that he was going for a “nouveau Johnny Cash-meets-Bono look” (omg), while a young lady cited the benefits of the tail, claiming she could wave it at people she thinks are “cute.” Let’s just hope the slowly warming weather nips this trend in the bud, hey? (Also, I am sorry to report that this is not an April Fool’s thing. At least, I don’t think so.) [Gawker] Keep reading »
I’m a recent convert to the fake glasses trend; however, I’m careful about the circumstances in which I wear them. I won’t, for example, wear them on a date, because I’ve pictured the humiliation and implications of being unmasked—I imagine a guy would be slightly weirded out and would start questioning what else about me is fake or deceptive. But, it never occurred to me to imagine the situation in reverse. A dude wearing fashion glasses to a date? Nuh uh.
According to the New York Daily News, however, guys are into fakes as well … Keep reading »