So we were outside TheGloss‘ Manhattan office last week and spotted a girl in Dr Martens (which we actively look for, apparently, because we’re still a friendless goth teenager). Upon looking a little closer, we realized they were actually a Dr Martens’ version of chelsea boots, which we had never seen and found kind of surprising. The short, suctioned ankle boot was a staple of the mod scene and enjoys a resurgence about every ten years–also! when spray-painted glossy white, they’re the unofficial shoe of the Stormtroopers in Star Wars–so we decided now would be a good time to go looking for a pair. While window shopping over the weekend, we then noticed approximately 60,000* other girls wearing Chelsea boots. …Which means we have an exploding trend on our hands. Moreover, an “It” shoe that’s walkable and practical is about the only kind we can get behind. So, without further ado… More
Here’s one of those tried and true fashion rules (to which we can barely name exceptions): once you reach a certain status and name recognition as a model, you will fucking collaborate with someone. Whether it’s guest designing multiple collections for an established brand (Kate Moss), shoes (Gisele), jewelry (Heidi Klum), or swimsuits (Kate Upton): you have no choice. Basically, if you are paid to be photogenic and leggy, soon you will be paid to approve of designs conceived by some anonymous, beleaguered assistant. Maybe. More
The recent ridiculous fashions at the Kentucky Derby had me thinking about what one might wear to such an outdoor event without looking like a shameless cartoon character. This got me thinking about saddle shoes, a great casual style that’s perfect for an all-day outdoor event that requires a lot of milling about and drinking bourbon cocktails. The saddle shoe (not to be confused with the very similar “spectator” shoe) is a low-heeled oxford characterized by its distinctive “saddle” usually (but not necessarily) in a contrasting color. Saddle shoes are cool and–while scoping label 80%20′s designs this morning and sad to discover their excellent saddle wasn’t available anywhere–I set about putting together a shopping guide.
The ’90s were everywhere at Fall 2011 NYFW, with plaid shirts (tied at the waist, even), square necks and chunky black platforms. It seems only natural, then, that venerable workboot brand Dr. Martens (synonmous with both ’90s grunge and ’70s punk) has announced the launch of its clothing line. Prices range from about $50 to about $100 while the pieces–like the brand’s iconic boots–are inspired by utilitarian British wookwear. Think big plaids, boxy More
Jane Lane, a painter with bone dry wit and BFF to Daria Morgendorffer, has certainly been done as a style inspiration. Furthermore, we are certainly not above doing stuff that’s already been done. Lastly, Jane Lane is awesome. She’s pretty much the cool, deadpan friend in high school a lot of girls dreamed of having. She also has excellent style. And so… More
When you’re stylish, all your accessories are stylish too. Including your USB drive. More
Lady Gaga’s significant fashion moments as modeled by Barbie. -Entertainment Weekly
Naomi Campbell: good friendship involves expedited free denim. -Vogue.co.uk
Johnny Depp mixed pinstripes and neckerchiefs… while sporting a smoky eye at The Tourist premiere. -The Telegraph
All the words here are awesome: Francisco Costa’s Calvin Klein pre-Fall collection was inspired by a Richard Avedon shoot with Anjelica Huston! -T Magazine
Natalie Portman everywhere, Dr. Martens collaborates, Katy Perry sells nail polish and More
I got my first pair of Dr. Martens in sixth grade when I went as grunge-era Courtney Love for Halloween and, once the trick-or-treating was over, I never really took them off. They’ve served me well at rock shows and on rainy days, they add urban warrior cool to stovepipes and look amazing with pretty, feminine dresses. More
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You know what I remember from being young? Watching Daria 700 times and owning a pair of black Dr. Martens that were supposed to make me look like her. You know, like someone who read George Orwell’s lesser works inside … More
Doc Martens – sorry, I’ll never be able to call them “Dr.” Martens – are fifty years old this year, and to celebrate they’ve put together some videos honoring the history and heritage of the iconic brand. Oh, and it … More
After introducing you to my husband’s Dr. Marten’s boots, how about buying a pair(or 2) for yourself?. The online store is having a major sale right now. Having been a witness to how expensive yet worthy Dr. Martens shoes are, … More