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 »
Lesbians are hot. No, not like that, perv. I mean, they’re everywhere. There’s Ellen, Portia de Rossi, “Top Chef’s” Jamie Lauren, Cythia Nixon and, up until a few weeks ago, Lindsay Lohan and Samatha Ronson. According to CNN, more women these days are in lady-lady relationships, and a growing number are leaving male partners for women. [Oprah.com via CNN] Is going lesbian the new thing to do? Keep reading »
Men and lingerie don’t usually go together unless there’s a woman in the mix. But now that we’ve come across the mantyhose, garter belts for men, bras for men, male girdles and Spanx for guys, we’re convinced that retailers are targeting this neglected demographic. We’ve discovered one more weird piece of male lingerie: the Willy Warmer Sweater Thong. For the low price of $27.99 you can get your guy his very own thick, soft mohair thong with an open Willy Warmer. This reminds me of the old adage that says you should never show too much skin at once; When the guy’s butt is exposed, he has to cover up his Johnson with luxurious mohair. If my guy wore this thong, I’d be worried about his sanity and his package (wouldn’t mohair cause chafing of his delicate penis skin?). Plus, I can’t even imagine what the dry cleaner would think. Keep reading »
Lily Allen got a new tattoo last night, while she was out gallivanting with Lindsay Lohan in Hollywood. It says, “Shhh…” on her index finger — you know, like “be quiet?” Anyway, we would think this was a clever bit o’ ink for the singer, except that Rihanna already has it. So what’s the deal? Is this a tattoo trend on the rise, like Chinese characters, swallows, and nautical stars? Of course, three is a trend, so if Lindsay Lohan starts shushing Sam Ronson with her own “Shhh…” tat, we’ll know we’re right. Oh, also, we really hope RiRi uses her finger to tell Chris Brown to STFU. [DListed] Keep reading »
An easy way to spot a dating trend? When the same thing happens to two women at The Frisky (we’re a small staff). The trend I’ve thus spotted? Men giving women mix CDs on or around the first date. How retro right? The truth is, giving someone you’ve just met a mix CD is a bold move. Chances are, you don’t know what the recipient’s taste in music is like and therefore have no clue if 10 emotastic indie rock songs will go over with a girl who likes hardcore hip-hop. Additionally, music sends a message; when you choose 10+ songs especially for someone, you’re asking for some “He’s Just That Into You”-style overanalyzation. Nevermind the fact that giving someone music is sort of intimate, often too intimate for even the first month of a new relationship, let alone the first date. But that didn’t stop two guys we just met. Keep reading »
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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