Topic: Vivienne Westwood

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 »

Shopping Guide: Awesome Printed Jeans & Pants (So You Can Ride The Trend In Style)

Shopping Guide: Awesome Printed Jeans & Pants (So You Can Ride The Trend In Style)

Okay, look: printed jeans (and cords and trousers) are verging on annoying trend territory (maybe not far off trends-that-need-to-die territory) but the fact of the matter is… we love them. We love them a lot. They are surprisingly versatile, incredibly easy to style–a solid color top and cool ankle boots, you say?–and they look so fresh. Which is to say, even if they seem dated in six months, we won’t care because we’ll still be wearing them. Here’s a bunch of good ones, starting at $24.80 and topping out around $400. More »