Even after the mantyhose, skirts for men, bras for bros, girdles for guys, and Spanx just for dad, it’s still totally crazy and absurd to think about a man wearing a lacy garter around his thigh. My assumption was that men who wear garter belts must be cross-dressers or into the whole fetish thing. Right? But maybe I’m being narrow-minded over here. After all, John Galliano had male models rocking garter belts during his Fall 2009 runway show (above), and a company called Comfilon sells them along with thigh high stockings (see pic after the jump). Keep reading »
I have to say, these are some of the most extreme high-heels I’ve ever seen. Created by Karo’s Shoes, these skyscrapers have nine-inch heels that are more stilts than stilettos. Coupled with the leather ankle strap and the wood heel, I’d venture this is the perfect pair for hardcore shoe fetishists. Another similar model has an 8-1/2 inch invisible heel. An eight-incher is more like an extreme pump. And these are just, well, weird. The entire collection reminds me of the Christian Louboutin/David Lynch collaboration of a couple years back. The question is — do you think you could walk in a pair? [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »
Pretty soon spring will begin to bloom in retail stores across the country, even though it is still rather frigid outside. This season you can get more bang for your buck by creating a streamlined, more cohesive style rather than buying a ton of stuff that doesn’t really go together. We explain the biggest trends this spring after the jump. Tell us in the comments which one appeals to you most.
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True story: I mostly miss the boat on trends. About three years ago, Ray-Ban Wayfarers made the scene. I saw them on the likes of Kirsten Dunst and Sienna Miller in paparazzi photos—and, at the time, wasn’t so sure about their place in my wardrobe. For one, I wasn’t about to spend the money on something that wouldn’t at least kick around for a season (cough cough, my numerous misguided baby doll dress purchases) but also, I didn’t know if they could be me. Let’s just say that, sartorially speaking, I’m not hipster-ish, not super-pink-green-and-pearls-preppy—I try to be a classic version of what’s happening in fashion at any given time. How would Vogue characterize me? Slightly seasonally madcap, but optimistically sophisticated? Uh, yeah sure, I’ll stick to that.
So, for the last three years I’ve mulled over the Wayfarer purchase, at times getting quite close to plunking down the 120 dollars—i.e. spending an hour in Solstice discovering that buying a pair can be rather confusing, didja know there are about three versions of the original out there?—and alternatively swearing off the trend completely. Fashion shouldn’t be this hard. I should save my over-analyzing nature for more important topics, right?
Mostly my M.O. is to become entirely no-looking-back enthralled with a trend because of one photo. Keep reading »
Nothing says, “Hey, let’s write a sex story,” like a slow economy. The New York Times weighs in with a report on adult shops that indicates sex toy sales are on the rise. Adult toy retailers say vibrator sales are up as much as 50 percent. Why? According to Babeland founder Claire Cavanah, “People are looking for stress relief and a little connection.” Over at the Huffington Post, Mike Alvear, host of HBO’s “The Sex Inspectors,” predicts 2009 sex trends: 1) more sex, 2) more porn, 3) cheaper sex, 4) more high-tech sex, and 5) more online sex. And having listed the world’s most phallic monuments, Listicles lists the world’s most yonic monuments, from the womb-like to the architecturally vaginal. [New York Times, HuffPo, Listicles] Keep reading »
People have been doing it since the dawn of time. In fact, it’s the alluring, torrid, mind-blowing, all-consuming sex explosion that has spawned our entire existence as a species! While over the years, thanks to technological and social advances, we’ve improved upon the original biological need with things like latex, handcuffs, key parties, dirty talk, and general smut, what went up, must now come down. According to an article MSNBC published just today, “trendy sex” is over. So, you can stop lamenting that you didn’t get a webcam for Christmas, because all of a sudden, nobody cares?! After decades of topping off vanilla sex with all kinds of goodies, have people lost their taste for kink?
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Everywhere I turn, there’s a new set of twins, with four big boobs, two heightened libidos, and a camera. 2008 was all about two things: bisexuality and twins. Tila Tequila made a name for herself as a bisexual woman looking for love, while Lindsay Lohan came out and met the Ronson of her dreams. And everyone had twins this year — Brangelina, J. Lo, Nancy Grace, the list goes on. But in 2009, being bisexual and having twins isn’t going to get headlines — to be a STAR, you’ll need to be BOTH. Hugh Hefner just added two new Playmates to his mansion — twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon. This scenario makes my brain and my tummy hurt, because I can’t help but wonder if they get it on with Hef TOGETHER. Likewise, the new season of “A Shot At Love” is actually a “Double Shot” and features the “Ikki” twins, Rikki and Vikki, who are trying to find a perfect match amongst a pool of sexy beefcakes and hot lesbians. Meanwhile, at New York club The Box, the hottest featured act is the Porcelain TwinZ, who put on a fetish-burlesque show. What’s next? Mary-Kate and Ashley doing porn? “Sweet Valley High” erotica? Keep reading »
Yesterday, I saw something on the streets of New York that scared the crap out of me. It was a perfectly cute lady wearing open-toed, high-heel shoe boots with socks. Everyone knows socks with sandals is a faux pas, so why was this girl strutting around downtown have the nerve to stick her wooly, faded, athletic socks under the trendy style shoe? Five other so-called “in” style items I’d like to see OUT by next season, after the jump…
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After watching this new Rhapsody ad and seeing this recent fashion layout for POP magazine, starring model-of-the-moment Agyness Deyn and shot by Ryan McGinley, I couldn’t help but wonder if women jumping off buildings is the new, new thing in pop-culture imagery. In late June, model Ruslana Korshunova, in an apparent suicide, fell from the ninth-floor balcony of her New York City apartment. What do you think is going on here? Keep reading »
Some of us at The Frisky predict that Leanne will win this season’s Project Runway competition because she has a well-defined design perspective — her designs scream her name. She revisits a combination of trends/elements in each of her covetable designs. Since we know you too have been dying to wear her fashions, we found some items that have these trends and are available now.
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