Topic: Spring 2013

Shopping Guide: Bold Striped Fashion On A Budget

Shopping Guide: Bold Striped Fashion On A Budget

Spring is here and everyone is sloughing off their Winter essentials (coats, scarves, leather everything). Although we’re currently super into those crazy acid-trip prints we fawned over last week, another way to transition into Spring is stripes. Yes, we got more than a little sick of stripes last year, but now we’re ready to do it all over again. We just can’t quit them.

Ahead: bold, bright, graphic striped fashion for the assertive lady on a budget. Nothing over $150. More »

Shopping Guide: Acid-Trippy Spring Prints On A Budget

Shopping Guide: Acid-Trippy Spring Prints On A Budget

A few weeks ago, we were walking by a nice boutique in our neighborhood and saw they were in the midst of a huge sale. We walked in and walked out with an amazing pair of trousers–a boyish, sensible cut in an insane print. They’ve been sitting in our closet since, slowly biding their time until the weather warms up.

This is a long way of saying that our hands down favorite warm weather trend will be acid-trip Spring prints–which is a wide category that includes florals and abstract doodles and all manner of bright colors, all of which look a little off… like they’re melting?

Anyway, it’s an awesome look that can easily be achieved for less than our $150 price cap. Just don’t go wearing more than one of these babies at once (unless you want to look like a damn fashion blogger).  More »

The Craziest, Most Amazing Hats From The Philip Treacy Fashion Show

The Craziest, Most Amazing Hats From The Philip Treacy Fashion Show

“Welcome to the show of the greatest milliner in the world, Philip Treacy. In the clothes of the late Michael Jackson,” declared Lady Gaga when she opened the (indeed) great milliner’s runway show. Although the all-black cast wore Michael Jackson’s clothes (including the Thriller jacket) down the catwalk, it was hard to take one’s eyes off those fantastic hats and fascinators. Here’s a few of our favorites. More »

Dolce & Gabbana Hired Regular People (Instead Of Models!) For Their Runway Show

Dolce & Gabbana Hired Regular People (Instead Of Models!) For Their Runway Show

Dolce & Gabbana are feeling “authentic,” a term you may not immediately associate with the brand (unlike “boobs” or “whiskered jeans”). For their Spring 2013 men’s Ready-To-Wear show, they traveled to an imaginary 1950s Sicily and presented a vast collection meant to realize the period. And inside all those voluminous retro proportions and horizontal striped pants, the Dolce boys cast real live Sicilians: 70 men and boys from around the island, not one of them a professional model. While much of the cast is clearly chiseled enough to moonlight on the catwalk, plenty more of them are strikingly normal, peculiar-looking and perhaps a little frightened. We must say, we kind of like seeing fantastical clothes on civilians, which removes much of the pageantry and adds a strange, welcome dose of (weird!) authenticity. More »