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Gifts for the one who scours eBay for bottles of Spice Girls ‘Impulse’, refuses to buy music in mp3 form, never deleted her MySpace profile and has the dial up modem sound effect as her ring tone.
The first Harry Potter film opened 12 years ago today. Just let that sink in for a moment.
As fashion editors, when it comes to trends, we’re not players, we just crush a lot — and the style striking our fancy as of late is the midi skirt.
Whether you’re more keen to Cara Delevingne’s spikey number at the Met Gala or Diane Kruger’s chunky, bejeweled design, there’s no denying that ear cuffs are getting a tick of approval from the most notorious style stars.
After all these years, it’s still the best thing on television.
“I never liked being photographed. I just happened to be good at it,” Jean Shrimpton told The Guardian in 2011. A reluctant icon she might be, but that just makes us love her even more.
Coachella? Burning Man? Electric Daisy Carnival? So 2013. It’s time to shelve the racist headwear, pump up the… oxygen and pre-game on artificial gravity, because the next big festival’s taking place in outer space.
When I was 16 I tried to ‘go goth’. I would spend hours on eBay trying to find the perfect pair of Demonia 208 creepers and thought it was a good idea to to pierce both sides of my lips with rings, even though it made it really difficult to eat spaghetti and I had to take them out. I wanted to look like a cross between Courtney Love and Sarah from The Craft and a normal 16-year-old schoolgirl, and ended up looking like I’d fallen into the Hot Topic bargain bin. So g0ff1ck!!
Leather jackets will always hold a special place in our hearts, but come the middle of winter we’re designating a special place in our wardrobes for a big-ass cozy parka. Start with rugged fabric and add all your favorite trimmings: A giant hood, a plush fur lining, a luxe jacquard sheen and pockets so big they make handbags redundant.
Things were so simple (and loose) back then, but someone had to come along and decide SpongeBob proportions were attractive — which they can be.
50% of women don’t own pajamas. 30% of those who do still sleep in that day’s underwear and a gross old gym t-shirt. The other 20% sleep in the buff, and 15% of them can’t get up in the morning for fear of hypothermia. Of those statistics, 100% are completely made up, but here’s something that isn’t: Pajamas are totally underrated.
Brash, vulgar and prone to random acts of sex, violence and hair dyeing. Tank Girl is the girl women want to be and men definitely don’t want to date. But who needs a man when you have a nerdy mechanic for a sidekick and a perverted, mutated kangaroo for a marsupial hubby?
Katy Perry is like a living refractor of light, sparkle and unpredictable hues that range from bright to moody, fresh and romantic to straight-up ’90s goth. This might explain why she called her latest album Prism. It might also be because prisms look nice, which they do. Especially in the form of holographic wallets, mirror-heeled shoes and light refracting jewelry.
Among all the very important life lessons TLC taught, including why you should not date scrubs or chase waterfalls, was that you should always coordinate your outfits. Sure, most musical acts in the ’90s dressed alike, but no one dressed quite like T-Boz, Chilli and Left Eye. You might even say their fashion choices were revolutionary. Who else was matching their lipstick to their giant satin pajamas at the time? Who else was embellishing their baggy jeans with packets of yellow condoms?
Halloween has many things in common with fashion week — the crazy outfits, the obsessive Instagramming, the alcohol and sugary snack foods that usurp the role of nutritious meals. They’re also both great times to experiment with unconventional beauty trends.
Rihanna’s final collection for River Island has all the usual suspects — bomber jackets, hot pants and crop tops — but this time she’s forgone the camo and gone festive. And as unabashed season pushers, we’re liking the results. Knitted briefs and cut-out crop tops guarantee your Thanksgiving dinner table isn’t bereft of talking points, while metallic tuxedo dresses and velvet maxis add both elegance and warmth.
Man. If we knew how easy it was to come up with these things, we would’ve went for our own Nobel Prizes years ago.
If Alexa Chung taught us anything — other than that hairbrushes are our enemy and bourbon our friend — it’s to never underestimate the power of a good hat. Like a swipe of red lipstick for your head, a hat can instantly endow you with retro polish, downtown street cred or a nonchalant je ne sais quoi. And now that fall is definitely here, they’re also kind of a necessity.
Once thought to be mutually exclusive, food and fashion are definitely having a moment. Just ask the most well-heeled of the Cronut cult. And at the New York Fashion Week of food, New York City Wine & Food Festival, kicking off on Thursday, don’t even think about showing up in stretchy-waist pants unless they’re endorsed by Kanye West.
Two complete outfits, a pair of sweatpants and one awesome night.