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 »
All those terrifying pictures of Taylor Momsen and now some fashion blogs calling out visible garters as a trend has us scratching our heads a bit. On the one hand, garter belts are pretty damn hot. On the other, though, we really can’t quite imagine wearing them so visibly, let alone in public during the day. Under a pencil skirt barely visible when you move the right way at night, maybe. With a school girl skirt fully exposed at the office? Maybe not so much. What do you think? Would you try this look or are garter belts better reserved for the bedroom? [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
This has definitely been the year of embracing off-beat nail polish colors, and, generally, we were pretty open to the taupes, grays, and jades that caught our eyes on the runway over the past few months. Now, Elle magazine is asserting that brown is the polish color for spring. We’ve tried out hues on the lighter end of the spectrum, enjoying something in a tan or beige varnish, but haven’t really considered going with a chocolate-colored paint. (Like, for example, this Essie style in “Downtown Brown.”) Is it just us, or does something about super brown nails just seem … off? What do you think? Have you ever rocked a dark brown manicure? Sound off in the comments below! [Elle.com] Keep reading »
No offense to Amelia, but the kind of guys she has the hots for, like Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, are a little … how should I say this? Really wimpy looking. [Excuse me, have you seen Ryan's muscles? Whatevs. Great excuse to post his photo! -- Editor Amelia] They’re so pretty and winsome, they practically look like girls. But, of course, Amelia isn’t alone in her love for the pretty boys. Plenty of you also harbor celebrity crushes on Gosling and JGL, not to mention dudes like Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron. So, what gives? Why are so many modern day women going for the girly men instead of the type of square-jawed, rugged guys that captured women’s hearts in the days of yore? Keep reading »
After reading about the ridiculous air diet in a recent issue of French Grazia, I have a confession to make: I’m now a full-on addict of the sometimes-crazy fashion rag, and look forward to picking it up just to see what weird “hot trend” they’ll uncover next. (Of course, this is much easier for me to do given that I live in Paris—but now I can translate all the best international gossip for you!) This week, it’s about old people: “Les Seniors de la Hype,” which I’m sure you understand. Keep reading »
The new decade is here and many avid trend-followers are gearing up for a great year in fashion. But some tastemakers and trend experts have already looked into their Swarovski crystal balls to call out a few major style events way early.
From predicting First Lady Michelle Obama will expand her fashion comfort zone (literally!) by exploring “edgier” outfits like jeggings and the Snuggie, to forecasting that pin-thin Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s main designer man, will go back to fat, making “pudge” the new “black” for 2010. Read more …
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