"However you look at this style, truth is, it's the best cluster
of masculine, feminine, chic, laid back, basic, put together & casual and does really work with everything: skirts, dresses, trousers, jeans for either work or not." Oxford shoes, "flat and happy"
. [more inside]
The exhibit Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting
, at the Royal Ontario Museum through January 25, 2015, showcases the work of designer Izzy Camilleri, whose company IZAdaptive
features chic, stylish, comfortable clothing — all of it designed for seated people who use wheelchairs. [more inside]
In a post-speedo
world of increasingly European beachwear the mankini
, popularized by Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat
, provides an alternative method of support and coverage for the discerning sunbather. This item of modesty, predominately marketed for the male physique but occasionally for the female
, has been designed across a range of colors
, pouch volumes
and variations in the number and positioning of straps
. However, the approaching summer brings more swimwear options... [more inside]
"DISCLAIMER: Rap Shirts for White People
can be worn by people of all colors, but in some cases, it may not be appropriate to wear them at all. Use your best judgment." [NSFTwerk]
In 1973, The Who released their sixth album, Quadrophenia
. The epic double album tells the story
of a boy named Jimmy Cooper who deals with mental illness on top of the run-of-the-mill stresses of teen life. But Jimmy Cooper isn't just any London teen. Jimmy Cooper is a Mod
. [more inside]
Daniel Goodbaum is dadaDan
and makes "street style" videos of interestingly
on the streets
. The videos
make great use
' that showcase Toronto
. Earlier this year he made a special "50th Street Style" video that is totally gorgeous
. There are now 66
of them and counting
. They are addictive
. [more inside]
"It is a gift, and the way God expresses herself through me. I’m so grateful for this art form because I don’t have to invite you to my studio to see my painting. You get to see it on me. I get to wear it, live it, be it". Collector's Weekly profiles Tziporah Salamon.
In 2009, Roxana Altamirano made her first post
to Nerd Boyfriend
), a style blog that finds clothing similar to those worn by iconic male figures. Now, almost three years later, there is a Nerd Girlfriend
. [more inside]
"It was Alan Flusser who pointed out, a whole generation of men in the '70s stopped getting dressed, so they didn't teach their children how to get dressed. More and more people have found, 'Oh, I can go read about this stuff.' " The Oral History of Menswear Blogging.
With Michael Bastian
, Scott Schuman
, Michael Williams
, Lawrence Schlossman
, Jesse Thorn
, and others.
Vintage Black Glamour:
an underexplored avenue of 20th century beauty and style.
Style Like U
features an exhaustive video archive
of people talking about their clothes and history and what personal style means to them and the power of self transformation. [more inside]
From bouffants du jour and shampoo secrets of the stars to yesteryear's 'dos and you-know-you-want-it accessories, if it's about hair, you'll find it at the always entertaining Hair Hall of Fame
The miniskirts, hotpants, bellbottoms, boots, sunglasses, and hairdos of the Sixties Seventies
as worn by the famous and anonymous beauties of the time. (some images NSFW)
The Congolese Sape
is a photoessay by Héctor Mediaville on Sapeurs, a male subculture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo which is defined by its haute couture clothes. Blogger Eccentric Yoruba
wrote a post for steampunk blog Beyond Victoriana on Sapeurs which was crossposted to Racialicious detailing the history of the movement and linking it to dandyism in general
and explaining its political significance in the 70s, when it was championed by music legend Papa Wemba
(live footage from the 90s
"I came to this beautiful hall in a soiled subway car,
but I might as well have travelled in a grand carriage. As I walked down the street I drew sidelong glances. 'Who is this man,' they seemed to say. 'A man at home where-ever he travels. A man of refinement. A man of elegance. A man of corduroy.'" An address to the Corduroy Appreciation Club
) by MeFi's youngamerican Jesse Thorn
has died at the age of 40
. He will be remembered for his beautiful and haunting
style (and his gravity-defying hoof shoes
Friend to Isabella Blow
, Philip Treacy
, and many more; inspiration to countless. He will be missed.
— An online lifestyle publication focused on the latest and best in fashion
for men. Includes the two-part survey The Female Perspective, A Modern Guide to Dating from the Minds of 150 Opinionated Ladies
Tavi Williams, Style Rookie
. Tavi is a (self-described) "Tiny 13 year old
dork that sits inside all day wearing awkward jackets and pretty hats. Scatters black petals on Rei Kawakubo's doorsteps and serenades her in rap. I have no where near 4 million readers. Rather cynical and cute as a drained rat. In a sewer. Farting. And spitting out guts." [more inside]
The Considered Ensemble
is a platform showcasing meticulous outfit choices from individuals around the world. Describe what you're wearing today, and they may post it on the blog. Detailed descriptions give insight into the creativity, coordination, thought and taste (or lack thereof) behind each unique ensemble.
Put This On
is a new video series and blog by MeFi's Jesse Thorn (youngamerican
) and Adam Lisagor (Twitter's lonelysandwich
) on men's style, with the style-unconscious but pragmatic beginner in mind. [via mefi projects
] [more inside]
Try on the hottest celebrity hair and makeup looks. Upload your own picture. Or picture of someone you hate.
Stylish Gent: Thedaniel
provides men with an easy to use shopping blog for fashion with a retroish flair. [via mefi projects
"It's like I used to enjoy firecrackers, but now it takes dynamite to get me high."
Brit Eaton takes Outside magazine on a safari for vintage clothing in the wild west. (via)
A flipside of Kitty WigsTM
, for the stylish kitty - pointed out previously
- is available for the stylish kitty owner
Taaz is a fun, easy-to-use website that gives women the opportunity to “try on” the hottest makeup and hairstyle looks from the convenience of their homes. From creating the perfect smoky eye to painting on a dramatic ruby-red lip for a night out on the town, taaz.com allows women to become their very own makeup artist and create the perfect look for any occasion. [more inside]
From hair styles
, this site has amassed a massive fashion photo collection
of groovy celebrities and swingin' stars from the '60s and '70s.
High Security Fashion
Miguel Caballero is walking around his company's showroom in Bogotá, Colombia, holding a .38-caliber revolver. "You!" he says, pointing to German Gonzalez, a 20-something salesman who's been on the job for just two weeks. "You're next."
The latest in boardroom insanity? Nah, Miguel Caballero makes high fashion bulletproof clothes for presidents, state leaders and gangsta rappers and enjoys demonstrating how effective they are at stopping pistol fire at point blank range.
Its Armani-style combined with highly effective personal protection.
Mind Your Manners!
Put your knowledge of excruciatingly correct behavior
to the test: "Adopt the role of a late 19th century character and try to earn your place in a world where every move is governed by the rules of etiquette."
Mr. Green Jeans died and all I got was this lousy sweater.
A packrat unearths his collection of hideous late 80s sweaters and shamelessly models them for all to see. A fashion cautionary tale. [via TheMorningNews]
Getting bored with mulletspotting?
Not just another laugh-at-the-dated-haircut site... Okay, maybe it is, but it's, er, sweeping out into other entertainment phenomena
Personality type: Asshat.
You carry around philosophy books you haven't read and wear trendy wire-rimmed glasses even though you have perfect vision. You've probably added an accent to your name or changed the pronunciation to seem sophisticated. You hang out in coffee shops because you don't have a job because you got your degree in French Poetry. People who drink capuccino are notorious for spouting off angry, liberal opinions about issues they don't understand.
The Oracle of Starbucks.
Damn La Difference!
Europe (and apparently Japan
) seem to be going through a Dickies craze
. You say work wear
; we say American blue-collar chic
. You pay $20
for an industrial shirt; we pay $100
. Should we call the whole thing off? [More inside.