Common fashion faux pas on Bad Yearbook Photos: mullets, gross facial hair, huge perms, inappropriate t-shirts, awkward poses, dumb facial expressions, incongruous backdrops, and bad accessories. Also, excessive shirtlessness. Less common: eye patches. Submit yours today! (TheDailyWhat)
Hey, it's another L TV episode of The Fashionable Bystander, starring Rebecca the Designer. Yay! (Also, dream catchers, srsly?)
This is like that, except it's an ad for the Italian fashion house Missoni, and features the several generations of the eponymous owner-operator family. Watch, and ponder the easily commercialized aesthetic appeal of semi-abstract art; the artistry of commercials; and Anger's always swanky, opportunistic style (I mean that as a compliment). [Via]
Well here's a novel way to help get oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon rig out of the Gulf of Mexico: wear it. I Helped Clean Up the Gulf prints t-shirts with ink that includes trace amounts of oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico (they also sell oil in a pendant, which seems even more dramatic). All items are $20, $5 of which goes to either the Tri-State Bird, National Wildlife Federation, or National Audubon Society. The amusingly specific oil-printed tees read "I Helped Clean Up the Gulf," and then in the fine print: "Oil amounts are nominal and meant to be symbolic." Really, they should say, "I Didn't Help Clean Up the Gulf, and All I Got Was this Smelly T-Shirt." (TreeHugger)
The environmentalist non-profit ACT Responsible asked 12 leading designers to customize 12 fixed gear bikes, which will be auctioned off at an as yet undetermined date, although if the Damien Hirst x Lance Armstrong bike is anything to go by, they will be basically unaffordable. However, they sure are pretty! Bikes by Antik Batik founder Gabriella Cortese (left) and Kenzo founder Kenzo Takada (right) are pictured above, and other participating designers include Jean-Claude Jitrois of Jitrois and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Check 'em all out here. Surely tenants with bike valet will be the best buyers for the fashionable fixies. (TreeHugger)
Do you have the temerity to wear Commes des Garcon soccer ball shoes on your feet? DO YOU? Designer Eri does. Watch.
Every time you buy a pair of Jenny Holzer's new limited edition Keds sneakers (available in high- and low-top from $70-$75), the majority of the proceeds from the sale goes to help fund the Whitney Museum of American Art's summer exhibition program. (Which, as long as we don't have to start calling it the "Keds Whitney," is okay, I guess.) Each pair is emblazoned with her trademark sharp, sans-serif font spelling the sentence "Protect Me from What I Want," which is ironic because what I want is a pair of Jenny Holzer Keds. But how will they protect me from themselves? I need them to go with my matching Jenny Holzer t-shirt. (Artnet)
We interviewed Kim about her one-of-a-kind style and wrote it down (and took pictures) here. But, BUT, we also totally filmed it... Woman's a natural:
Well, guess who's pissed off about that? In another brilliant bit of community outreach, the New York Times is suing for rights to the logo, and sent a bullying cease and desist letter. But as Neighborhoodies co-owner Elissa Shevinsky told the Brooklyn Paper:
We’re tired of being bullied so we’re not going to take this shirt down. [The Times] doesn’t sell the shirt and they’ve never shown interest in the logo.
To which we say, "right on." And Ms. Shevinsky, should you need any extra muscle to repel Times thugs, please let us know. We like to be extra muscle.
On June 5, funnily-facial-haired folks descended upon Bend, Oregon, for the first ever Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships, which bestowed $1,000 prizes upon gentlemen competing in the mustache, partial beard, full beard, contestants’ raffle and freestyle categories. Larry McClure of San Francisco took the mustache competition with his white, wide-screen whiskers, which have gotten him stuck in a few tight spots, as he explains in this inspirational interview. (dlisted)
Interviewed by Crystal Gwyn.
So many delicious food puns on the second great new food-themed Tumblr I've discovered today, Food Beard, where foodie facial hair is Photoshopped onto famous people and characters: eg. Darth Tater, Fleetwood Mac 'N Cheese, Liz Lemon, Monty Pie-Thon, Straw-Berry Manilow and the Breakfast Club (above). May I make a request: Tiger Frozen Foods? (TheDailyWhat)
Though the cost of said ring—whose name, B.zero1 (pictured), seems more appropriate for a West Chelsea supperclub, or one of those giant stainless steel, energy-saving fridges, or a pair of really fancy snowboard pants, or... you get the point—hasn't been released yet, it's presumably a little more than your average OBEY hoodie or $60 Aurel Schmidt for Opening Ceremony shirt. But honestly, I don't see how anyone could spend more than $5 on something that, no matter how shiny, sounds like a new Gatorade flavor. (ArtInfo)
Here is your weekly pictorial stroll through the sartorial personality of a fashionable, young New Yorker. I honestly don't think I could pull off the boots, but that's just me.
The young art star was apparently also commissioned to design the window display for the fashion house's new shop at the Ace Hotel, which should help it blend in with its very gritty wholesale district surroundings. The white Ts will run you $60 a piece—or $900 if you want to spell out "Opening Ceremony" in full for some reason (since there's no B or S, this may be my only logical option)—all of which is peanuts compared to the Takashi Murakami Louis Vuitton purses. (ArtInfo)
This just convinces me even further how repellent BDSM is. You must be mentally ill…
elvis costello perfomance link (the published one here is not working) http://videos.mediaite.com/video/Elvis-Costello-Radio-Radio-1977
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