When the harem pant trend came along this spring, many were reluctant to jump on the baggy-bottomed train. And with good reason—why go all gypsy-ass when you know people are going to stare at you, or think you’re smuggling produce or drugs in your crotch region?
True, true, the garment is one tricky trend. But, there are some wonderful things about them, too. Consider the following, and you may find yourself having a big old pants party before you know it. Keep reading »
Once we discovered Fashematics, the blog that shows where fashion comes from through equations, we began to see the logic behind it everywhere in our style research, as in, “Huh, funny, that dress kind of looks like an apple and Jerry Seinfeld at the same time!”
Today’s find: Givenchy rainboots + Anzevino & Florence tie leggings = Lacoste/Zaha Hadid for Colette spiral boots? [HighSnobette, 80spurple.com, Colette.fr] Keep reading »
This summer staple is enjoying newfound attention from designers who have created fun new accessories inspired by shades. Our favorite so far are from A’N'D, which sells Wrist Shade Bracelets, bangles cut from sunglass lenses. Their Grey Neckshade Necklace (above), also features nearly a dozen charms which look like broken shades. (Log on to Creature Comforts to find these pieces on sale right now.) While you’re at it, log on to Odd and Even NYC, which sells amazing vintage-inspired shades by designer Samantha Smikle. Her Double Chain Faced Shades, $20, are connected to a gold chain link, which means you can wear them as a necklace or in the traditional style of over your eyes to protect your peepers from the sun. So old school!
Keep reading »
Getting the so-hot-right-now menswear trend right without literally looking like a cross-dresser can be hard. Too often we try to master slouchy and just end up baggy, (a la Katie Holmes bf jeans misfire). Here’s how to rock it and still look like a chick. A really hot chick. Keep reading »
In what must surely be the slowest of news days, the Daily Mail brings us an article today shedding light on the “disturbing” trend of girls kissing girls. Perhaps you’ve heard of this before? According to the article, same-sex kisses among teen girls has practically become a rite of passage ever since that shared kiss between Madonna and Britney Spears at the 2003 MTV Video Awards. “More than anything, the kiss gave the veneer of acceptance to what would previously have been considered unacceptably risque public behavior, and made a particular type of lipstick lesbianism almost fashionable.” Funny, I went to college years before that infamous kiss and girl-on-girl smoochin’ was “an almost fashionable rite of passage” back then. Keep reading »
There seems to be a prevailing notion that shorts–even dressy ones–can just be thrown on and everything will be alright. I mean, they’re shorts, they’re easy, right? Wrong, bitches. Dressy shorts, when handled incorrectly, will leave you looking effed up. Lest you, lovely readers, should leave the house in black silk shorts, a tee and Chucks, we’ll show you how to get it right. Keep reading »
Patterns like stripes and tie-dye may dominate clothing racks these days, but according to trend spotting website Trendspot.com, mildew fabrics are bubbling up. In recent years, blown-up images resembling mold and mildew have made their way onto clothes by Marni, Emma Cook, and Jil Sander, among others. Isn’t it amazing how something really disgusting, i.e., the green mold that forms on expired bread, can create something so beautiful? [Infomat] Keep reading »
Today the Wall Street Journal jumped on the ever-present princess wanna-be trend. Not to be all bitter, but seriously? I’m so sick of full-on Cinderella assault: We hear every bride on those tacky “Platinum Weddings”-esque TV shows claim that she “wants to feel like a princess!” ten times over every episode, Paris Hilton dresses the grown-up princess part every time she leaves the house and now Juicy Couture has $44 toddler t-shirts with “Juicy Couture Princess” plastered on them. Isn’t this trend played out? Apparently not. Now the holy-rollers are getting in on the action, according to the WSJ: Christian retail outlets like A Different Direction are now offering “God’s Girlz,” dolls dressed in princess shirts and tiaras, and loads of little girls are wearing Christian-marketed clothing with slogans like “Yes, I am a Princess” with “I’m the daughter of a King” in small print underneath. As the Journal points out, didn’t the “King’s” firstborn declare himself a man of the people? (And servant of all?) Jesus would so not be happy. [WSJ] Keep reading »
We’d seen the round glasses trend creeping up slowly for the last couple years. It became especially apparent the circle shades would blow up at some point when Mary-Kate Olsen, always the trendsetter, began wearing John Lennon-style wireframes on a regular basis. And then goggle-like pairs were paraded down the runways of Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, and Marc Jacobs. Now, the New York Times has declared this the summer of round-framed sunglasses, and we’re aghast. Keep reading »
I’ve never announced this in such a public forum. I, Amelia, am a Trekkie. When I was 12, I wrote a book (200 pages, single-spaced). A Star Trek book. There was Trekkie friendship and Trekkie romance, and writing it was my outlet at a time when I was very shy and very acne-d. I have gone to not one but two “Star Trek” conventions — although, in my defense, it was my dad’s idea. My first celebrity crush was on Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley on “The Next Generation,” and I wrote him two fan letters. “Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan” is the best of the movies, but I hate “Star Trek: IV,” otherwise known as “the one with the whales.” I still watch “Star Trek” sometimes, when I catch an episode on TV, and no one is around to make fun of me. I have seen every episode of the first series and the “Next Generation” series multiples times, and I think the other series pale in comparison.
For 20 years, “Star Trek” has been my secret shame, my guilty pleasure. Being a “Star Trek” fan has never, ever, ever been cool. “Star Wars” and “Battlestar Gallactica” have always been for the cool nerds. “Star Trek” was for the friendless losers. But seeing Heidi Klum flashing the “Live Long and Prosper” gang sign at the L.A. premiere of the “Star Trek” prequel movie made me realize something. My secret shame is suddenly cool. And I am annoyed. Keep reading »