Topic: Theory

I’ll Explain The New Toy Story Connection Theory In A Way We Can All Understand

Iâll Explain The New Toy Story Connection Theory In A Way We Can All Understand

I like Pixar a lot, you guys. I think they do some great stuff out there and I always like getting a look at it. But that said, I’m not obsessed with them the way some people are. There are a ton of people out there who’ve seen every movie multiple times, and recognize the elements that appear in each, and the plot lines that run through the whole canon…and my brain doesn’t do that automatically. More »

Shopping Guide: The “New” Hi-Low Hemmed Dress

Shopping Guide: The "New" Hi-Low Hemmed Dress

Hi(gh)-low hemmed dresses–or mullet dresses as they are sometimes called–are usually associated with the obnoxious wedding dresses and prom gowns of the ’80s. But designers have now deconstructed the image of these bi-level beauties. They’ve added grungy, edgy touches for a more modern feel. The hi-low dress is the Billy Ray Cyrus of the fashion world, in the best way possible. More »

Shopping Guide: Open-Knit Sweaters To Look (And Stay) Cool This Summer

Shopping Guide: Open-Knit Sweaters To Look (And Stay) Cool This Summer

Okay, I recognize we’re in the middle of a brutal heat wave, but… summer knits are awesome! First off, they’re excellent toppers for sundresses on breezy summer evenings. Second, they are indispensable transitional pieces. Oh, also: stores are currently flooded with them (example). So, even if adding another layer is the last thing on your mind, now’s the time to stow away. Here are some good options. More »

Friday Style Icon: Uma Thurman As Mia Wallace In Pulp Fiction

Friday Style Icon: Uma Thurman As Mia Wallace In Pulp Fiction

Mrs. Mia Wallace. Played by Uma Thurman, Mia is the wife of fearsome gangster Marsellus Wallace and one of the most iconic characters in the pretty consistently iconic 1994 classic, Pulp Fiction. The failed former actress (Fox Force Five) who loves cheeseburgers, pricey milkshakes and thought experiments (everyone, she claims in a cut scene, can be reduced to a Beatles man or an Elvis man) in kitschy settings gets Vincent Vega in a lot of trouble when she accidentally overdoses in his care. She also loves Urge Overkill and air guitar. She can twist really well, too. Here’s our salute to the fashion minimalism of Mia Wallace. More »

Shopping Guide: How To Stay Office-Appropriate On Scorching Summer Days

Shopping Guide: How To Stay Office-Appropriate On Scorching Summer Days

We’ve recently experienced a pretty intense heatwave and, unfortunately, most days you can’t just sit in a kitchen with your head in the freezer. For a lot of New Yorkers, going to work means time spent in punishing heat on subway platforms and suffocating under BO on trains. Thus, staying stylish–while forgoing obvious hot weather staples like tanks and shorts–is a challenge. In response to all this sweating of late, we’ve put together a shopping guide of ways to beat the heat while staying pulled together. More »

Shopping Guide: 17 Easy Rompers For Better Weather

Shopping Guide: 17 Easy Rompers For Better Weather

I was a diehard romper hater for years. Then I tried one on and couldn’t believe how flattering they were. That said, fit is crucial… unless you want to end up looking like a little kid (and I still kind of cringe when boutiques refer to them as “playsuits”). Anyway, if you’re a romper holdout, I respect that. But if you’ve always been a fan (or crossed over, like me) here’s a bunch of rompers fit for many occasions involving Spring. More »

LearnVest Wants To Give You An iPad And Theory Shopping Sprees

LearnVest Wants To Give You An iPad And Theory Shopping Sprees

If there’s one thing we learned from our Apple iPad giveaway a few weeks ago, it’s that readers of The Gloss love free gadgets — especially very cool and expensive ones. So, when we heard that LearnVest, a site dedicated to offering financial advice to women was giving away an iPad — and two $1,000 shopping sprees to Theory.com we thought we’d pass on the good news. Don’t say we never gave you anything.

Find out how to enter to win here. More »

Link Love: The Day An American Apparel Employee Was Angry (But Not For Sexual Harassment!)

Link Love: The Day An American Apparel Employee Was Angry (But Not For Sexual Harassment!)

Disgruntled ex-American Apparel employee is disgruntled. He has a very embittered and lengthy e-mail to show for it. -Fashion Indie

Billy Reid won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award for 2010. Congratulations! -Catwalk Queen

Diesel slutted it up in Brooklyn Law School’s library; the university is pissed because they were expecting something more wholesome, probably never having seen a Diesel ad. -New York Post

Lady Gaga to launch fragrance; expect the ad campaign to be groundbreaking, controversial, whatever. -MTV

Steal Mena Suvari’s Theory look. -The Frisky

Emma Watson wore Burberry, Cecilia Dean roughing it, Kate Moss without make-up and More »