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Isaac Mizrahi Dishes About Wedding On Wendy Williams Show

05 January 2012, 17.55 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

Isaac Mizrahi appeared yesterday on Wendy Williams and dished on his November wedding. Normally when someone talks wedding details, in my head I’m like, please stop talking no one cares, but there is something still endearing about hearing a gay person go on about their big day, especially since it can now be done officially in New York.

Coincidentally Mizrahi was married by a justice of the peace on November 30th, same day and method as Wendy, who has long been an advocate of taking the cheap, civil ceremony route, rather than dumping thousands on a big party instead of a down payment or whatnot. And I swear I have so far managed one New Year’s resolution and that is to attend one of Wendy’s shows–a long time major friend in my head.

Plan For Kardashian Barbie Dolls

05 January 2012, 17.38 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

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US Weekly magazine brings the news that Barbie has plans for a collaboration with the Kardashians and judging from the comment section, people are not happy about the idea. And by not happy I mean super angry about it. The Kardashians always have had their haters and in general among a certain segment of the population there is this fury over the whole concept of reality tv, but it seems ever since “the wedding,” the venom has ratcheted up a few notches. Is it the overexposure? The seemingly endless number of projects and public appearances? Hard to say. My guess is that it’s that good ole human penchant for building a star up and with just as much relish tearing him/her down.

Illustration via Butyourelikereallypretty, who has gone on to make a smoking Kris and Chris doll plus a Kardashian Barbie with its “very own Black Ken.”

Video: Big Daddy Kane ‘Ain’t No Half Steppin’

03 January 2012, 17.09 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

“No Half Steppin” as a theme for the new year inspires to go All The Way and do your thing  in 2012 and do it well, whatever it maybe. Big Daddy Kane’s jewellery(the massive knucke rings!)  need a post on it own. Somehow the sight of his tailored suit with a dookie chain makes me need one right now. Enjoy!

Maude & Tilda Eco-Friendly ‘Will Fuck For Chanel’ Tote Bags

09 December 2011, 14.30 | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 comments »

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Paris-based Maude & Tilda offer a collection of clever slogan totes that come with the added benefit of being eco-friendly. On this page “Will Fuck For Chanel” (file under, yes, female economics still exist sad yet true), on the next, “This Bag Contains A Whip, Handcuffs And Little Black Lace Panties,” “I’m Still Saving For My Birken Bag,” “I Am The Shit,” and “Louis Vuitton Just Doesn’t Look Good On Me.” And yep, the company ships internationally.

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Tom Nijhuis ‘1995′ Dance-Inspired Collection

06 December 2011, 14.00 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 comment »

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Dutch designer Tom Nijhuis warms our hearts with his “1995″ athletic-centric collection, a tribute to the mid-’90s “gabber” dance scene in Holland. In an interview with DIS magazine, Nijhuis is asked about his “obsession” with athletic looks:

“The collection is a stylistic portrayal of gabber. It is sporty since I tried to stay close to the wardrobe of the gabber, which only consists of sportswear. I am not that sporty a person and remembered somebody telling me that she never expected by the looks of me that I made this collection. Then again, I do love all the trademarks of sportswear: the technical fabrics and their vibrant colors, the textures and strength, zippers, mesh, stretch waistbands, and its youthfulness.”

See more images from the collection on the next page and at his site.

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Book: Nailed The History Of Nail Culture

06 December 2011, 13.38 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 comment »

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The one we’ve been waiting for–Nailed: A History Of Nail Culture, edited by Chicago-based artist Dzine,the book recounts the history of nail adornment and documents contemporary nail art around the world. As for the author’s credentials, according to press:

The child of first generation Puerto Rican immigrants, Dzine fondly recalls the bootleg salon his mother set up in his childhood home and the sense of community it created.  It is this environment––the nexus of Nail Art Culture––that inspired Dzine to tell a story that was honest, while staying true to his studio practice. Dzine states, “The people involved in this community have no formal art training, yet their passion to make beautiful, over-the-top ornamental objects is what truly struck me, hence the body of work. It has reminded me why I’m an artist and why I choose to create.”

Nailed is the second title published by the The Standard Hotel’s imprint, The Standard Press, and until February 1st is only available for $45 through The Standard shops and web store. More images from the book on the next page.

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Rihanna Wears Grunge-Inspired Outfit In Concert

05 December 2011, 21.12 | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 comments »

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Rihanna’s outfit featuring a waist-tied ”shirt” for a recent performance in London, very much brings to mind Marc Jacob’s notorious Spring ‘93 grunge collection for Perry Ellis, which was so controversial it eventual led to his dismissal (who’s sorry now Perry Ellis??). My guess is that Rihanna’s skirt-shirt wasn’t designed by anyone, rather created by a savvy stylist, with the military lace-up boots Jacob’s favored updated with black, lace-up stilettos.

It’s funny that Jacob’s collection is so celebrated now because at the time it was reviled not just by fashion folks but also the punks who inspired it, including Courtney Love, who has claimed she and her husband, Kurt Cobain, burned it after Jacobs sent it to them. But oh how minds have changed. Back then, the runways and the fashion community were  viewed as the establishment, and now, street and fashion are practically joined at the hip!

After the flip see the Sonic Youth video “Sugar Kane,” which was filmed in the Perry Ellis showroom and shows pieces from the grunge collection, plus features an up and coming Chloe Sevigny.  There’s an also a 2001 excerpt from an Index magazine interview, in which Jacobs discusses the 1993 collection, described by him as his “favorite.”

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DIS Magazine: ‘Lesbian Visibility Barbershop Poster’

01 December 2011, 14.02 | Posted in Art, Fashion, Life, Uncategorized | 1 comment »

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DIS magazine offers up a “Lesbian Visibility Barbership Poster,” styled and photographed by Marco Roso and Lauren Boyle with an accompanying essay by Katerina Llanes. An excerpt from the essay:

More than any other stylistic signifier, hair has become our window into lesbian visibility. The shorter the hair, the more visibly identifiable one becomes as a lesbian. While these assumptions can prove useful within queer communities as shorthand for lesbian cruising, we should be careful not to ground them in the world at large as they are often ill-founded and politically misaligned..

Visit DIS for more images and essay, plus details on how to purchase the poster.

Video: Beyonce ‘I Was Here’ Aka The Wedding Dress Video

18 November 2011, 18.03 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 comment »


During a live performance of the song “I Was Here,” Beyonce shows a video highlighting big moments in her life and includes some quick looks at the dress she wore when she wedded Sean Carter in 2008. Some other moments include her performing with Michael Jackson, Prince, Tina Turner, not to mention rubbing shoulders with Nelson Mandela and Oprah but somehow my fave spots are her interactions with that husband of hers–such a cute couple, can’t help but hope that it all works out.

On the next page see a screen grab of the dress via Thecut who tells us the dress was designed by Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles.  Read more

Video: Beyonce’s House Of Dereon Runway Presentation For Selfridges

16 November 2011, 20.43 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 comment »

Here is the video of the House of Dereon runway presentation for Selfridges, held during London Fashion Week a couple months back. At the time of the show the product was already in the store (where it’s exclusive in the U.K.) so what you’re seeing is Autumn 2011 product. The show is introduced by Beyonce with a post-apolytic statement on society as a “melting pot of cultures, tradition and language drawing inspiration from every corner of the world,” reflecting the line’s “global nomad” themes.