Topic: Punk

10 Met Gala Style Tips From Actual Punk Rockers

10 Met Gala Style Tips From Actual Punk Rockers

Shhh! If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of fear stirring in the hearts of fancy people across New York as they prepare for this evening’s Met Gala, the biggest society event of the year. Since the 2013 theme is punk–and we already know how anxiety-making this is for them–we thought we’d offer some helpful Met Gala style suggestions from real punks, old and newer.

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Is It Still ‘Punk’ If It Costs $25,000 & Involves Anna Wintour?

Is It Still 'Punk' If It Costs $25,000 & Involves Anna Wintour?

I am displeased with the Met Gala’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” theme, but I’m having a hard time pinpointing why. However, because I’m pretty sure I am not alone on this front, and because we have spotted other blogs putting up photos of Gary Oldman playing Sid Vicious without realizing that it’s Gary Oldman in costume, I think it is probably a good idea to examine why this theme is stupid.

Full disclosure: I do not know much about punk. More »

Gallery: Taylor Momsen Rocks Hot Topic Couture In Zink Magazine

Gallery: Taylor Momsen Rocks Hot Topic Couture In Zink Magazine

Tiny terror Taylor Momsen can be seen showing off her signature goth rock style in the latest issue of Zink Magazine, which, as far as I can tell from its website, is about fashion, Canada, and something called “vaporization.” But while the clothes may look like she got them at Hot Topic circa 1997, they’re actually by luxury brands like Geoffrey Mac, La Perla, and Dolce & Gabbana. I’m sure they’re super well-made and everything, but I’m struck by how similar fancy rocker gear tends to look to goods that can be purchased at cheap-to-mid-priced stores like H&M and Trash and Vaudeville. In any case, Momsen rocks them the way only a genuinely angsty teen can, and looks quite comfortable in her own pale skin. Maybe it’s because she reminds me of high school me, but I actually find her pretty adorable. I just hope she finds a female mentor to tell her that those hair extensions are not very punk. More »

Dr. Martens Launches A Clothing Line

Dr. Martens Launches A Clothing Line

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 »