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Anthropologie has been known to hawk some unreasonably expensive, outrageously ugly wares. Remember that $2,200 beribboned rickshaw? What about the $800 paper mâché rotary phone? Today’s installment of eyesore comes in the form of the $398 “Trinket & Treasure” candlestick, a 21″ stack of junky flea market finds atop a brassy base. While some of the “trinkets” are harmless, albeit hideous, renderings of cacti and puppy dogs, others happen to enforce ugly racist stereotypes, as outdated souvenirs are wont to do.
A few weeks ago, we introduced you to Dove’s latest product: their “Ultimate Go Sleeveless Nourished Beauty Deodorant” which promises to make your absolutely hideous armpits extra pretty. Last night, Stephen Colbert congratulated Unilever (Dove’s parent company) on its incredibly successful policy of “shamovation”. (Which is pronounced “SHAME-O-VATION”, in case you were wondering.)
Every now and then one of our favorite style stars will make a sartorial decision we can’t help but regret on their behalf. Sometimes its a bad dress, an unsightly ‘do, or garish makeup — but today’s offender are these studded, strappy, and pointy-toed flats that we spotted in the front row of Monday’s Chloe show. Can you guess who they belong to?
Our senior editor Ruthie Friedlander does more before 9 am than most bloggers do all day. This morning — while the rest of us were sputtering around in our pajamas trying to make coffee happen — Ruthie was up talking shoes on The Early Show.
We all know that despite the importance fashion puts on appearance, it’s what’s inside is what matters. And no film exemplifies this more than Shrek. For Issue 18 of VMAN, photographer Ellen von Unwerth shot the Ogre and his fellow castmates, along with models Agnete Hegelund, Emma Dumont, Paolo Anchisi, and Francisco Lachowski, in honor of the 4th and final chapter of the Shrek movies.