I don’t watch Discovery’s “Mythbusters” often. But sometimes I enjoy watching host Jamie Hyneman and his partner Adam Savage blow things up and debunk myths and urban legends. Last weekend, it hit me that I really appreciate Hyneman’s simple style. His look of a white button-down shirt, gray or khaki pants, and beret tilted to the side screams badass scientist and explorer. And even if you’re only exploring the supermarket, a new brunch spot, or a park, Hyneman’s look will work for you too. See how to get it … Keep reading »
A couple weeks ago, my brother and his girlfriend convinced me to watch “The Shining” with them. I was hesitant because I hate scary movies (I still have nightmares about the 15 minutes of “Scream” I watched accidentally in 1996), but they insisted it was a classic and I needed to see it in order to be a productive member of society. Unsurprisingly, the movie totally freaked me out. Surprisingly, when I wasn’t hiding my face in a couch pillow, I was being super inspired by the fashion, from Shelley Duvall’s chunky sweaters to Jack Nicholson’s slim-cut suits… Keep reading »
In “The Hangover” (both 1 and 2), Zach Galifianakis’ character Alan Garner is socially inept, moody, abrasive, and has a bad habit of drugging his best friends. He’s also, against all odds, totally endearing. Alan’s personal style is as questionable as his character–graphic tees, white jeans, man purses (“It’s a satchel!”), and impossibly large aviator sunglasses–but I have to admit I’m charmed by his outfits as well. Is it possible to put together a flattering, stylish ensemble inspired by a such a walking faux pas? Challenge accepted… Keep reading »
In the history of film, there have been some sexy female characters — Catwoman, Cleopatra, Annie Hall, Princess Leia, Catherine Tramell, just to name a few — but really, none can compare to Wendy Peffercorn from “The Sandlot.” Played by Marley Shelton, Wendy is a lifeguard at the community pool and the obsession of the pre-teen baseball team. Sitting up in her lifeguard tower in a red swimsuit and white cat-eye sunglasses … oiling … lotioning … oiling … lotioning … she is the epitome of 1960s style. Read on for a modern-day take on her perfect poolside ensemble (and don’t forget sunblock
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I love every incarnation of Trent Reznor–awkward teen Reznor, super angry twenty-something Reznor, slightly bloated Reznor who was really into vests, even tuxedo-wearing Oscar-winning Reznor is OK with me. But I think we can all agree that early ’90s Reznor is really where it’s at. Screaming the lyrics to “Closer” with that Severus Snape haircut? So hot.
After the jump, check out the essential components of an old school Reznor outfit, from ripped up jeans to military jacket. Sex obsession and steely glare optional. Keep reading »
Speculation about Kate Middleton’s wedding dress has sent the world into a frenzy. Who will design it? What’s the price tag? Does it look like Diana’s? Will the train be 10 feet or 10,000? Speculating about William’s outfit has proved slightly less exciting. Since he is expected to wear his Royal Air Force uniform, there’s only one question, really: will his jacket be red or blue?
But hey, whatever the color, military jackets are always in style. After the jump, a selection of William-inspired options that would look just as cute with jeans and a tank top as they would at the royal wedding. Keep reading »
If I had access to a time machine, I would head straight back to the ’70s and befriend young Hillary Clinton. The girl had it goin’ on: she was (and still is) smart, funny, ambitious, and passionate about women’s rights. The main difference between Hillary then and Hillary now? The amazing hippie wardrobe she abandoned a few decades ago. After the jump, a modern take on Hill’s casual hippie look… Keep reading »