Christian Audigier, purveyor of all things rhinestone-encrusted and hideously illustrated, is planning to show at Spring 2010 Fashion Week in Paris this Fall. This is the guy who designs for the likes of Ed Hardy, usually shows his creations at L.A. or Miami Swim Fashion Week, and likely clothed the greasy dudes who were grinding all up on you at the club last weekend. So while designers like Christian Lacroix struggle with bankruptcy, Christian Audigier is zeroing in on their legitimate fashion turf with his truly illegitimate “designs.” This makes us kind of sad. [The Cut] Keep reading »
Who here has seen or read “American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis? Remember that scene when the main character (played by the ever-bangable Christian Bale) is running through the halls covered in blood, wielding a chainsaw in hot pursuit of another hooker he wants to kill? Okay, keep that imagine in mind when you read this quote from American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis: “I think ‘The Hills’ is the greatest show I have ever seen in my life.” [Gawker] Keep reading »
Raphael Young’s uncle, Alexandre Narcy, spent the entirety of his working life designing shoes for Yves Saint Laurent. To this day, Narcy’s influences can be seen in many of the classic YSL shapes. His nephew, however, didn’t quite get the shoe design gene, as you can see from the monstrosity of an ankle boot above. We’re all for going without heels every now and again, but these are just trying too hard to be clever, don’t you think?
Pointed, quilted, metallic and weird as hell, Young’s heelless creations are a classic case of Too Much Going On and could definitely do with some paring down. Or maybe they’re just beyond saving…what do you think? [Fashionologie]
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We’ve never seen such well-dressed pink gorillas, have you? Keep reading »
Marc Jacobs’ new ad campaign is a bit mystifying. Why, we’d like to know, is model Natasa Vojnovik hanging by her ankles from a window? We’re all for death-defying stunts, but this one doesn’t seem to have much of a purpose. You can’t see the clothes, you can’t see her face, and I’m not entirely sure that “clothing you’ll look good while being dangled from your Park Avenue window by mobsters” is much of a selling point. Click to see the full ad after the jump… Keep reading »
Victorinox, purveyors of Swiss Army knives and all manners of utilitarian items, is no longer content with being confined to outdoorsy devices. They’ve moved into the scent market with the recent release of Swiss Unlimited, an eau de toilette that smells like “Swiss essence with notes of wooded silver fir, alpine herbs, and absinthe.” So rejoice, you can now smell like nature and illegal, hallucinogenic alcohol any time you want! And because the handy-dandy bottle—which looks more like a flask than a perfume container—comes with a carabiner, you’ll never be without the option of freshening up, even when stranded in the woods being mauled by a grizzly bear. [WWD] Keep reading »
Lorna Bliss used to look a little bit like Britney Spears. The resemblance wasn’t striking, but she says there were some similarities and people on the street pointed it out fairly regularly. Now, Lorna Bliss looks quite a lot like Britney Spears. Enough, in fact, that she gets paid thousands of pounds as a celebrity lookalike. But imitating one of Hollywood’s most batshit crazy pop stars comes at a cost.
Apparently Lorna spends about $30,000 a year to look like Britney’s double. From facials to clothes of questionable fashion merit and putty-like concealer to hide those oh-so-un-Britney freckles, this job isn’t cheap. But while we kind of respect Lorna for getting way into it instead of half-assing the job, we’re pretty sure that she could have achieved “essence of Britney” for the cost of some cheetos, hair clippers and some busted fake nails. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »