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We’ve heard about running barefoot, but running in flip-flops? This is a concept we have tested out, but only because we were rushing home after a pedicure, or chasing down the ice cream truck (what?). A company called Invisible Shoes wants to convince you to nix your Nikes on your next jog, and opt instead for these “DIY huaraches.” The super minimalist flip flops are inspired by a traditional Mexican running shoe, and come with a paper thin rubber sole and cord straps you fashion yourself. About as far from your Nike Airs as you can get, the kicks are meant to make you feel like you’re pretty much running barefoot.
Next time you’re jonesing for a vintage fix but can’t quite find that perfect floral house dress, take heart in the new ads for London’s Shock and Roll vintage shops. The pleasant advertisements serve as a reminder that the old lady on the corner is going to be dead soon and Shock and Roll is going to scoop up all her quirky old lady clothes for your hipster enjoyment. So yes, that perfect silk dress may be walking around on a grandma right now, but give it a few weeks and it could be in your closet. [Copyranter] Keep reading »
Time for today’s episode of “Crap You Definitely Don’t Need!” And what, you ask, is today’s over-the-top item awaiting ridicule? It’s none other than Joya Perfume, the scent that comes in a hand-crafted porcelain bottle with — wait for it — a 22 karat gold-dipped applicator. Because sometimes expensive perfume isn’t classy enough if you aren’t applying it with solid gold, right? And in case you try out Joya only to find that you can’t quite bear going back to the peasant-ready glass bottles of yore, fear not, there are two scents to choose from. We’re not sure how much they cost, but mortgage your house and we’re sure you’ll be able to buy them both! [Advertising Is Good For You] Keep reading »
Photographer Ryan McGinley has never been a fan of shying away from the controversial. A sizable portion of his images, after all, involve naked dudes and chicks running, jumping and chilling out. We’re down with that. In fact, we kind of like it. Less likable is McGinley’s new short film, which features model Carolyn Murphy making out with a dog and being hit in the head with beer bottles and fish bowls. The whole thing feels distinctly off in a way that’s more hot mess than art. You can only see it on Nowness, but maybe that’s a good thing. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »