Lace up your saddle shoes and get that moth ball smell off of your autumn sweaters, it’s back to school time. More
Oy, Gwyneth Paltrow is at it again! It seems like just yesterday she was complaining about the fanciest party of all the fancy parties she gets to go to… because she was. More
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.
You guys like safety pins, right? More
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
Weren’t these people aware that punk is in many ways a response to, specifically, to… them? More
If you thought the Met Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibit Punk: Chaos To Couture was going to be some sort of nudity filled free-for-all, think again: the Vampyre Anna Wintour is never sleeping, always watching, to make sure it doesn’t get too crazy. More
It might come as no surprise that dating while being a porn star isn’t easy, especially if you’re looking to find someone outside of your industry. More
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
Most of the time, I think I probably don’t want to have kids. Then I see an awesome little kid do something like this, and I think maybe someday. More
What if it was all nifty and plaid?
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
Over at Fashion Indie last week they offered a gallery of the most stylish man bands of all time. They were spot-on with many (the Stones, Outkast) but it’s a surprisingly tricky prompt to come up with all-male bands known for their striking and original style (for example, the Velvet Underground are eliminated due to Mo Tucker having girl parts). And, for some of Fashion Indie’s picks, I’ll have to respectfully disagree (I never thought of Led Zeppelin as “stylish” so much as “hippies”). So, TheGloss has put together some supplemental material. Whether mod, glam, dorky or kitschy, here’s a gallery of man-bands with amazing looks. More