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  • Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

    10/20/2014 11:35:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 2 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 01:27 EST, 21 October 2014 | Iona Kirby for
    Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82. His wife Annette confirmed that the legendary fashion designer passed away at his Kent, Connecticut home on Monday. De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, however a cause of death is yet to be revealed. He is survived by both Annette and his adopted son Moises - a designer at the label. Company executives Alex and Eliza Bolen said in a statement that De la Renta died surrounded by family, friends, and 'more than a few dogs'. The statement also read: 'While our hearts are broken by...
  • Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82

    10/20/2014 11:07:58 PM PDT · by Huntress · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Cathy Horyn and Enid Nemy
    Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco’s Spain, sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York, and who was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Conn. He was 82. His death was confirmed by his wife, Annette de la Renta. The cause was complications from cancer. Though ill with cancer intermittently for close to eight years, Mr. de la Renta was resilient. During that period his business grew by 50 percent, to $150 million in...
  • But They All Vote Democratic ... Strange & Disgusting Fashions Worn In Public.

    10/05/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 29 replies
    Pulptastic Site ^ | 5 Oct 2014 | RACookPE1978
    Just a link. Yes, the images are "Safe for Work" .. Just not recommended for viewing after a meal.
  • Dangerous Elegance: A History of High-Heeled Shoes

    09/21/2014 4:50:52 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 63 replies
    Random History ^ | April 9, 2008 | Random History and Word origins for the Curious Mind
    The high-heeled shoe, or a shoe whose heel is higher than the toe, is a matter of contentious and heated discussion. Shoes in general have typically served as markers of gender, class, race, and ethnicity--and both the foot and the shoe have been imbued with powerful phallic and fertility symbols as evidenced in the contemporary practice of tying shoes to a newlywed couple’s car. No other shoe, however, has gestured toward leisure, sexuality, and sophistication as much as the high-heeled shoe. Fraught with contradiction, heels paradoxically inhibit movement in order to increase it, at least in appearance. Standing in heels,...
  • L.A. Fashion District Gets Hit With Money Laundering Raid

    09/17/2014 6:43:18 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Hal M. Bundrick
    The fashion police descended in droves on the Los Angeles Fashion District last week, confiscating $100 million (mostly in cash), seizing three homes and arresting nine people. The raids on some 75 businesses are related to “Black Market Peso Exchange” (BMPE) schemes to launder drug money controlled by international drug cartels.
  • What was with that beige suit Obama was wearing? (vain vanity)

    08/29/2014 1:52:19 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 68 replies
    vanity | 8/29/14 | Mamzelle
    All through the "I don't have a strategy" speech, it was also, "I have no sense of how to dress appropriately to the seriousness of my duty." Did anyone else notice that natty, cream-colored suit? It made me think of the tropics, of a vacation in Panama. Barack, the girl from Ipanema. I don't believe I have ever seen another president dressed in that manner, like a soot suit, or something from the seventies...
  • GOP Rep. Peter King Is Actually Mad About Obama’s Tan Suit

    08/29/2014 3:30:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 29, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    The overload of coverage over Barack Obama‘s tan suit has led to some unexpected consequences: Rep. Peter King (R-NY), called into The Steve Malzberg Show to rage about how “trivial” the summer suit was. Summer suits, according to Rep. King, are not appropriate garb for talking about terrorism or ISIS, and especially when the President says he doesn’t have a strategy to deal with the resurgence of terrorism. “For him to walk out — I’m not trying to be trivial here — in a light suit, light tan suit, saying that first he wants to talk about what most Americans...
  • Obama's tan suit: Stop freaking out, Internet, it's actually stylish

    08/28/2014 5:51:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-28-14 | Jenn Harris
    President Barack Obama held a news conference Thursday to reveal important information regarding Russia financing and arming separatists in Ukraine, migrant children in the U.S. and his strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Syria, but all eyes seemed to focus on his suit. The president addressed the press in a pale, khaki-colored suit, and the Internet exploded. . The suit prompted a slew of headlines criticizing the president for his fashion decision.
  • Sagz Jeans Launches New Fashion Line Styled By Teens; Features Unique Snap-on Custom Boxer Shorts

    08/01/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Black News ^ | July 31, 2014 | Mark Davenport
    New York, NY — Sagz Urban Wear, LLC, makers of urban influenced casual wear, have begun marketing their newest line of “sagging” jeans featuring new styles and colors. Subtle design changes will also add to their jeans’ appeal, say the teenage fashion designers behind the popular clothing line. “Young urban men continue to ‘sag’ their jeans fashionably low, and our jeans’ unique snap-on custom boxer shorts offer them worry-free mobility,” says company spokesperson George Harris. “Three different wearing levels allow for maximum personal expression, with the styling confidence and comfort we’re famous for.” But an increased “swag” factor is the...
  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

    07/28/2014 10:40:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 8:59 PM EDT | Leanne Italie
    As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives. The lingerie shop is known for one-on-one fittings, but Jack was denied access to the area where professionals work privately with customers after being asked if she was an anatomical female. […] A gender binary exists in fashion, and that’s a challenge for those who don’t conform. Masculine-presenting women are often destined for boys’ departments or bad fits, while people...
  • Clothing chain Love Culture files bankruptcy, may be sold

    07/18/2014 7:32:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jonathan Stempel
    Love Culture Inc on Wednesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, becoming the latest women's apparel retailer to seek protection from creditors, and said it may be sold after having received interest from possible buyers. The company, which according to its website has 82 stores stretching from Massachusetts to Hawaii, joins Ashley Stewart Holdings Inc, Coldwater Creek Inc., Dots LLC and Loehmann's Inc among retailers to file for bankruptcy since late last year as consumers curb spending and visit malls less. In a court filing, the company's chief restructuring officer, Rick Bunka, said sales remain below projections, while vendors in April...
  • Russian Policewomen to Be Disciplined for Wearing Short Skirts

    The Interior Ministry has launched a crackdown to combat the trend toward shrinking hemlines witnessed among Russia's female police officers, Izvestia reported Monday. The ministry imposed a ban against all uniform modifications in response to the growing number of shortened skirts worn by women, and the tendency of their male counterparts to hack off their shirt sleeves. In addition to modifications, police are now prohibited from mixing their uniforms with civilian clothing, and from wearing wrinkled items, Izvestia reported, citing a decree handed down by Deputy Interior Minister Sergei Gerasimov to all heads of departments. Gerasimov warned that such liberties...
  • Who Pays for Michelle Obama’s Fabulous Fashions?

    06/03/2014 11:51:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 3, 2014
    Top labels that the US first lady wears would cost thousands of dollars a monthMichelle Obama’s fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits? It’s no small matter. Her high-low fashion choices mix everyday, off-the-rack fare with custom creations from top designers whose gowns can run into five figures.
  • First Lady Fashions: Who Pays for Those Incredible Outfits?

    06/02/2014 11:30:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The AP via Globe & Mail ^ | Monday, June 2, 2014 | Nancy Benac
    Michelle Obama’s fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits? It’s no small matter. Her high-low fashion choices mix everyday, off-the-rack fare with custom creations from top designers whose gowns can run into five figures. SNIP It takes money to pull that off, month after month. Those three dresses by themselves could add up to more than $15,000 retail, not to mention accessories such as shoes and jewellery. Is it the taxpayers...
  • Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men

    05/23/2014 3:51:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 22, 2014 | Erin Cunningham
    Schoolboys in France stirred up gender norms when they eschewed pants last week. But men in skirts shouldn’t be a provocative sight…it should be a choice as normal as women in pants. Last Friday, male students and teachers in Nantes, France launched a campaign to fight the sexism that is plaguing societies across the world through their clothing. The 'Ce que soulève la jupe' (or ‘Lift the Skirt’) movement encouraged boys across 27 of the northwest city’s schools to sport skirts to class instead of trousers. “We noticed that in a lot of high schools in our region, there are...
  • Under My Thumb lyrics as sung by Mick Jagger

    03/29/2014 9:46:27 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 182 replies
    vanity | 3/30/14 | Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
    I was out earlier tonight and heard Mick Jagger over a store loudspeaker singing "Under My Thumb." Given the very tragic suicide of his lover of 13 years, fashion designer and stylist L'Wren Scott, who was buried earlier this week amid rumors that Mick's unfaithfulness was one contributory factor, I hope he never, ever performs that song again...
  • Fashion Designer L'Wren Scott Found Dead in Apparent Suicide in NYC

    03/17/2014 10:05:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies ^ | 3/17/14 | Good Morning America
    Fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead today in her Manhattan apartment of an apparent suicide, according to New York police. She was 47 years old. According to authorities, police were called to her Chelsea apartment at 10:05 a.m. and found her body. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Scott was a renowned stylist and fashion designer whose clothes have been worn by A-listers including Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Penelope Cruz. In February, she announced that she had canceled her London Fashion Week show.
  • The End of an Era: Fashion Discount Retailer Dots Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and Closes Its Doors

    03/11/2014 5:02:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    FashInvest ^ | March 3, 2014 | Lolita A. Alford
    On February 27th, Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm was awarded the store closing process for all locations by the bankruptcy court. Store closing sales will begin on March 1st and will involve significant discounts on all merchandise, as well as store furniture, fixtures and equipment in order to wind down company operations. “Our employees continue to do a tremendous job maintaining high quality standards and they are dedicated to fully serving our customers during this transition,” David Minnix, president of Dots, said. “We appreciate the continued support of our valued customers over the years and...
  • Palin: Obama known for 'mom jeans'

    03/04/2014 3:28:05 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 111 replies
    Politico ^ | March 4, 2014 | NATALIE VILLACORTA
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a man known for wrestling bears while President Barack Obama is known for wearing mom jeans. “People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil,” Palin said to Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Monday night. “They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.”
  • I can't possibly be the only one who thought this about the U.S. Olympic teams uniform...

    02/08/2014 10:02:26 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 86 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    2012 was a swing an a miss...this time around it was a swing, miss, and then the freakin' bat slipped out of the designers hands...It's the Olympics, not an ugly Christmas sweater contest.
  • Bruce Springsteen’s Daughter Named Gucci’s Equestrian Ambassador

    02/05/2014 12:54:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Gucci just announced the appointment of Bruce Springsteen's daughter, nationally ranked equestrian Jessica Springsteen, as Gucci Equestrian Ambassador. You've definitely heard of that title before and connected those words before in your brain, because it's a real title and a useful epithet that means a tangible thing in this system of language that humans developed over a period of time on Earth. Springsteen is an accomplished horsewoman. She also wore Björk-style swan attire to the 2013 Gucci Paris Masters. Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, promised in a statement that she has "ensured that the design of this new wardrobe provides...
  • Carrying a Tablet (Kindle, Ipad, Nexus,etc) While Male.

    02/05/2014 12:10:08 PM PST · by madison10 · 121 replies
    Maddie10 | 2/5/2014 | Maddie10
    Okay, I need to know this BEFORE I give my husband his tablet for...all the gifts for the next year. Purchased a tablet for him because he will be spending time with his dad who is in a care center/home bound about an hour from our house. Only internet access for him will be at the care center and husband needs something to bide his time. How does a guy transport a tablet from place to place? I have a purse, obviously transport is NOT an issue. What sort of bag, luggage, case, does a guy use and not look...
  • You May Be 3D Printing Your Own Clothes By The End Of 2014

    01/21/2014 10:39:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    WebPro News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Zach Walton
    In early 2013, Objet partnered with fashion designer Iris Van Herpen to create the first 3D printed dress. It was certainly a perfect fit for the world of high fashion where functionality means nothing and art is everything. For those who want 3D printed clothing that’s not an art statement, your day may come in 2014. Fast Company reports that entrepreneur Aaron Rowley has a new startup called Electroloom. The new company is working on a 3D printer that creates functional, wearable clothing. So far, they’ve been able to print sheets out of polymer fabric. By the end of the...
  • The Secrets to Michelle Obama’s “Signature Look”

    01/16/2014 8:21:47 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 46 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-16-2014 | MOTUS
    Since Lady M is back from her “me-time” with the girls and looking all “refreshed” and foxy – all without any of my special effects:Since she’s doing so well without me I decided to hang out here at the Sundance Festival until I’m needed back at the Big White for “The Party” of the half-century this Saturday. So I took the opportunity to catch up on my email. Look at this fascinating message I found in my inbox: Hi MOTUS, I thought you may be interested in this graphic that celebrates our fashionable First Lady Michelle Obama, in honor of...
  • Where Did Philip Rivers Get That Bolo Tie?

    01/07/2014 11:43:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Last weekend's win by the San Diego Chargers was the talk of the town-- that is, until quarterback Philip Rivers showed up in his bolo tie. The string tie, as it's often called, fell out of fashion in the 1980s, but it appears Rivers is bringing bolo back. The one-of-a-kind design comes from the mind and garage work shop of San Diegan Ted Williams. The 76-year-old Williams hand-delivered the bolo tie to Chargers headquarters. It's cut from elk antler and has a polished stone in the center. “We had to go to coat and tie this year,” Rivers explains at...
  • Duck Dynasty's Missy Robertson Launches Clothing Line

    01/06/2014 7:37:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Broadway World ^ | January 6, 2014 | Staff
    Missy Robertson has always been busy long before the fame of A&E's Duck Dynasty came knocking on her door. As the wife of Jase Robertson, her growing schedule demanded numerous public appearances and beckoned her to fill a void in the fashion industry a stylish yet comfortable and age appropriate clothing line. The line is in collaboration with Stephanie Carter's Southern Fashion House, which produces Judith March, Jacque and Janis clothing lines and DejaVu boutiques. Robertson has long been a fan of the Judith March line and immediately turned to Carter to help bring her vision to fruition. "I...
  • Michelle Obama Steals Spotlight in Marchesa Gown at Kennedy Center Honors

    12/09/2013 1:19:35 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 86 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 9, 2013 | Taylor Gordon
    First lady Michelle Obama had all eyes on her Sunday during the Kennedy Center Honors where the achievements of singer Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and others were acknowledged. The first lady manages to look absolutely stunning in pieces by J. Crew, so it was no surprise that she looked flawless in a flowing emerald green Marchesa gown. While the bodice of the dress is similar to gowns she has worn in the past, the intricate draping details on her arms gave it an elegant flair. The arm drape also showed off the first lady’s exceptionally toned biceps as she...
  • 'Crucifix is now just a fashion statement and has lost religious meaning': Archbishop Of Canterbury

    11/29/2013 4:24:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/29/2013 | Emily Davis
    The Most Rev Justin Welby said the Cross has been trivialised and ceases to shock or challenge people. Archbishop Welby wrote that the symbol should represent the ‘deepest encounter and radical change’ for Christians. He added: ‘For those early Christians it was a badge of shame. ‘Today it is more commonly seen as a symbol of beauty to hang around your neck. ‘As a friend of mine used to say, you might as well hang a tiny golden gallows or an electric chair around your neck.’ In a foreword to a book which will be published in the run-up to...
  • First Lady: Wearing Shorts on Air Force One Created a ‘Stink’

    11/19/2013 5:48:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 160 replies
    AP via CBS Washington, D.C. ^ | Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    Michelle Obama says she won’t wear shorts on Air Force One again because the one time she did, it created “a huge stink.” Treated worldwide as a style icon, the first lady addressed the issue during a taped appearance broadcast Tuesday on BET’s “106 and Park.” SNIP
  • Modesty in the church

    11/13/2013 5:43:01 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 178 replies
    The Bible clearly says that women should dress modestly. Why does much of the church in America not follow what the Bible says? (And I'm a woman myself, I should add). It's not so much new believers who dress immodestly who are a concern, but women in leadership. "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works." (1 Timothy 2:9-10)
  • Kanye West defies critics and wears controversial Confederate Flag jacket to boxing class

    11/03/2013 5:28:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2013 | Mike Larkin
    He has never been afraid to put his reputation on the line by indulging in controversial antics. But many will be thinking Kanye West has gone too far after he brashly ignored critics and wore a jacket with a Confederate Flag patch in Los Angeles on Saturday. The Georgia born singer was spotted in the garment after he worked up a sweat in a private boxing lesson.
  • Don’t Laugh at the “Man Purse”—It’s Now a $9 Billion Luxury Business

    10/13/2013 2:25:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    Quartz ^ | October 10, 2013 | Jason Karaian
    All is not well in the luxury world. Stalwart luxury buyers in China are cutting back, according to recent statements from Burberry and Richemont, among others. New data from research firm Euromonitor International confirms that the industry is in a bit of a slump. Global luxury sales are on track to grow by 3% this year, the slowest rate in four years. Euromonitor reckons that growth will pick up next year, though, driven by its strongest segment in recent years: accessories, specifically men’s accessories. The luxury goods industry has been “manning up” of late, says Fflur Roberts of Euromonitor. A...
  • 2 Shot In Delaware While Camping Out For Air Jordan Sneakers

    10/07/2013 7:39:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    CBS News Philly ^ | 10/5/2013 | unknown
    Police say two men were shot outside a Wilmington, Delaware store Saturday morning while they were camped out waiting for the release of a new Nike Air Jordan sneaker. The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. outside the Sneaker Villa store located on the 600 block of North Market Street after an argument reportedly began.
  • Beverly Johnson Asks: Where Are All the Black Models?

    09/13/2013 6:20:08 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 150 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9/12/2013
    I didn’t attend Fashion Week in New York this season. And by all accounts, I certainly made the right decision. A disturbing trend that began on the runway a few years back is continuing—a trend of exclusion that is glaringly insulting and simply unacceptable to me. I’ll never forget Fashion Week in 2010, when a major designer (whom I won’t name) invited me to his fall fashion collection. He messengered over a personal design for me to wear to the show, along with a note complimenting me for all my pioneering work in the industry. In 1974, I became the...
  • Utah Dad Wears Short Shorts To Teach Daughter About Modesty

    09/13/2013 12:56:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Sep 13, 2013 | An Phung
    A Utah dad made a "small" change to teach his daughter a big lesson about modesty. Fed up with his daughter's love for short denim shorts, Scott Mackintosh, a father of seven from Salt Lake City, left the house for a family outing in a pair of very short shorts after the teenager refused to change into something more modest. "I heard my wife ask our daughter if she would please change into some longer shorts before leaving. She said 'NO!'" MacKintosh wrote on his wife's blog. "Instead of turning her response and disrespectful attitude into a major battle, I...
  • Is High-Fashion Counterfeiting Connected to the Mafia?

    09/12/2013 2:15:29 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 10 replies ^ | 9-12-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Is the counterfeiting of designer goods different from knock-offs? Is organized crime involved in the fashionindustry? If so, what happens to the ill-gotten gains? As New York Fashion Week wraps up, it's high time to explore some of these issues. Professor...
  • Photos: 'Duck Dynasty' family rocks New York Fashion Week

    09/11/2013 12:38:01 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 10, 2013
    Evening By Sherri Hill fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Trump Tower on September 9, 2013 in New York City. Photos at link.
  • Lady M's I "Had a Dream" week frock: pastry sprinkles, dill pickles, and $2700?

    08/31/2013 10:52:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 29 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-31-2013 | MOTUS
    I see I’ve been remiss in keeping you up-to-date with the fashion news. In particular I note that I gave short shrift to Lady M’s new 'do, and completely failed to note the lovely frock she was wearing at the official unveiling. Highlights and lowlightsIt was at the screening of "The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights" last week and MO wore a show stopping, lens challenging offering from Duro Olowu. Although the media declared the screening, part of the “MLK had a dream” week, to be the official debut of the highlights, they were previously on display at the...
  • Are 'feminine' looks the future of men’s fashion?

    08/08/2013 8:28:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 137 replies
    BBC ^ | June 24, 2013 | Maya Singer
    Gender bender JW Anderson's backless, semi-sheer halter tops for men raised eyebrows at London Men's Fashion Week. Dry run Another London up-and-comer, Shaun Sampson, showed pale pink organza board shorts and 'skirts' made to look like beach towels. Frill seekers Martine Rose’s collection combines feminine elements with inspiration drawn from sports and athletic kits. Curtain raiser At Alexander McQueen, creative director Sarah Burton opened the show with a fitted suit of white lace. Skull disclosure The trademark Alexander McQueen skull was woven into the lace designs. Herd instinct The Topman show featured fanciful cowboys in embroidered florals. Some fashion...
  • John Casablancas, Modeling Visionary, Dies at 70

    07/21/2013 1:00:03 PM PDT · by Borges · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/21/2013 | 7/21/2013
    John Casablancas, the modeling agent whose shrewd and sometimes scandalous packaging of beautiful women ushered in the era of supermodels, died on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. He was 70. The cause was cancer, said Lorraine Caggiano, his executive assistant. Mr. Casablancas, who lived in Miami, was being treated in Brazil. Head-turningly handsome, Mr. Casablancas courted scandal in his own life as well, accused of having sexual relations with teenage models and pursuing a playboy’s life of excess. For 30 years, through the Elite Model Management agency he founded in Paris in 1972, he shaped the careers of models who...
  • Underbutt is the New Underboob

    07/21/2013 11:09:43 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 57 replies
    Being alive in the modern day is so exciting for a lot of reasons. Kids are always finding new ways to try and have sex over the 'Net, we're constantly learning new stuff about dolphins, and, best of all, basically every month we all suddenly come to a consensus that a new part of the body is okay to show in public. It's like a roller coaster of bare erogenous zones! Which one will be next?
  • Crafty crooks target Best Buy Mobile stores [Perps Wearing....wait for it....HOODIES!]

    07/16/2013 5:38:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Officials are currently investigating two burglaries at local cell phone stores with similarities that are leading police to believe they might be linked.... Wearing black hoodies, baggy clothes and white latex gloves, the burglars squeezed their way inside by smashing a hole in the wall of a vacant, neighboring business. The footage shows...
  • Texas Teacher Dons Same Yearbook Outfit for 40 Years

    07/02/2013 7:35:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 2, 2013 | Katie Kindelan
    Dale Irby of Garland, Texas, did not mean to start a 40-year tradition when he wore a coffee-colored wool sweater vest over a polyester shirt for a yearbook photo in 1973. The first-year teacher, now 63, simply pulled the in-fashion-at-the-time clothing from his closet on picture day. Then the next year, his second as a teacher in the Dallas Independent School District, he did it again, by chance.
  • Plucking disgusting? Coat made from human chest hair

    06/24/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT · by Stoat · 30 replies
    The Sun (U.K) ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jack Hewitt
    Plucking disgusting? Coat made from human chest hair  Fur sale ... £2,499 coat made from chest hair  A JACKET made entirely from human CHEST HAIR has gone on sale. The furry fashion statement, which costs £2,499, uses a million hairs plucked from mens' pecs.     Cravendale milk producers Arla foods are hoping it will turn people on to their new drink Wing Co, which they call "the manly chocolate milk for men with added man". Man fuel ... Arla Food's solution to shaven-chests But we hope it doesn't have a dampening effect on appetites. It does go perfectly...
  • Michell Obama & the Wee Wons: “Ich bin ein Dubliner, und nach dem mittagessen, ein Berliner.”

    06/19/2013 7:44:10 AM PDT · by deweyfromdetroit · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-19-2013 | MJ Braun
    While Big Guy was busy charming world leaders, we had lunch. Fish and chips at Finnegan’s with Bono (!) and his lovely wife Allison, with whom we share a certain savoir faire. Allison’s a real fashion icon too! Imagine that a black slip – at the beach! (SNIP) Bono and Allison, like Big Guy and Lady M, also have two daughters; Jordan, in the gladiator outfit and Memphis Eve. I’ve no idea why they named her after a feminine hygiene product.                   Lady M and the girls had fish and chips, and Lady M also enjoyed a lobster starter, according...
  • Men's Wearhouse fires the 'I guarantee it' guy

    06/19/2013 7:23:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 6/19/13
    Men's Wearhouse executive chairman George Zimmer has been "terminated," the clothing retailer said on Wednesday. Zimmer opened the company's first store in Houston in 1973. He's been the bearded face of Men's Wearhouse (MW) in television ads for years, famously promising men "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."
  • Losing Fashion, Finding God: The Ex-Models Who Go Evangelical

    06/11/2013 1:40:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 06/11/2013 | Ruth Graham
    Nicole Weider never did make it big as model. She hated schlepping all over Los Angeles, where she moved from her hometown of Salem, Oregon. Her Elite Model Management agent made her quit the high-school team because her legs were too muscular. The other aspiring models seemed catty and rude, and she wasn’t landing many jobs. The work she did get made her miserable: A shoot for Maxim as one of its “hometown hotties” made her feel “humiliated.” A dream job as a stand-in for Adriana Lima at a Victoria’s Secret shoot was disillusioning: The women, Weider’s idols, were shockingly...
  • Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoe line coming to Nordstrom

    06/10/2013 2:52:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies ^ | 10 June 2013 | Joy Sewing
    Great news for all those ”Sex and The City” loving fans: Sarah Jessica Parker’s new shoe line, SJP, is set to launch exclusively at Nordstrom stores and in January.
  • Decline of civilization expressed in decline of appropriate dress? [Vanity]

    06/06/2013 8:48:12 AM PDT · by fwdude · 97 replies
    Self | June 6, 2013 | fwdude
    This weekend, I will be attending the high school graduation of a young relative, as tens of thousands of others likely will as well. Though these events are a dime a dozen, and a high school graduation doesn't seem to carry the weight of importance that it once did, it seems appropriate to regard the attendance of such an event as a special occasion, special enough to don at least a clean shirt and pants without holes. But what I expect to see will probably be trumped by even what I've witnessed in past years - people wearing shorts, theme...
  • Bikinis banned at 2013 Miss World pageant in Indonesia

    06/06/2013 7:03:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2013
    Miss World has axed the famed bikinis from this year's pageant in Indonesia, replacing the skimpy swimsuits with conservative beach sarongs amid mounting protests from hardline Muslim groups, organizers said Thursday. All of the more than 130 contestants will be required to wear Bali's traditional long sarongs instead of the sexy bikinis that are historically part of the competition, said Adjie S. Soeratmadjie from the RCTI, the official broadcaster and local organizer. [Snip] "There will no bikini in this year's Miss World pageant to respect our traditional customs and values," Soeratmadjie said ...