Fashion Week Calendar: March 2013

0 Comments
Tags: , , ,
Categories: Fashion

 

 

Can’t keep your fashion weeks straight? Not sure where the world’s top designers are going to be this month? Here’s what’s coming up for the month of March.

More...

Actions: E-mail | Twitter | Facebook | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

Beware of Stereotypical Gender Gifts

0 Comments
Tags: , , , ,
Categories: Dating and Relationships

Do you rely on men or women’s gift guides when shopping for the holidays? You might want to rethink that strategy. While gender-specific guides can be useful, not all men like ties or tools, and not all women find candles and lotion appealing. As a recent post on Reddit shows, generic gender gifts often miss the mark.

Stereotypical gifts for men include boxers, tools, watches, and cologne. However, not all men want or need these items.

“People tend to get guys power tools and cologne and boxer shorts and whatnot,” writes one male user. “But I want the same shit you were getting me when I was 15. Video games, movies, comic books, and toys. I want to rip open a present and see a Mars Attacks set of cards staring back up at me. That would be the best Christmas ever.”

Women also receive their share of stereotypical gifts, though some find “men’s” gifts much more appealing. 

“Men get electronics and interesting books and fancy liquor,” writes a frustrated female user. “Women get stinky candles and perfume, over and over and over.”

So what should you get instead? It depends on the person. Pay attention to their interests and hobbies, and try to find a relevant item you’ll think they enjoy. Think over past conversations and try to remember if they mentioned wanting or needing anything. You could also approach mutual friends or acquaintances for ideas or simply ask the person directly. Don’t just assume they’ll like a particularly item simply because they’re a man or woman.

The key to great gift giving is to put a little thought into a gift, rather than simply relying on a generic guide. Good luck!

Actions: E-mail | Twitter | Facebook | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

Are You Ready for Fashion's Night Out?

0 Comments
Tags: , ,
Categories: Fashion

On September 6, retailers and fashionistas from around the world will take part in Fashion’s Night Out (FNO), a one-day celebration dedicated to fashion, shopping, food, and fun. Retailers are busy planning for the big day and have announced a number of events to lure in shoppers. What’s going on in your area?

More...

Actions: E-mail | Twitter | Facebook | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

Olsen Twins Named America’s Top Womenswear Designers

0 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Categories: Fashion

When one thinks of top designers, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen don’t exactly come to mind (at least to me). However, the twins who got rose to stardom after playing Michelle Tanner on ABC’s Full House took home the biggest prize at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards – Top Womenswear Designers!

"I'd like to thank you -- you," Mary-Kate, 25, said to her twin at the New York awards ceremony last week.

More...

Actions: E-mail | Twitter | Facebook | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

CFDA Fashion Awards to be Broadcast for the First Time

0 Comments
Tags: , , ,
Categories: Fashion

While the Oscars and Emmys are a great place to spot elegant gowns and high-profile looks, fashion lovers have a new show to check out - The Council of Fashion Designers annual CFDA Awards. For the first time ever, fans will be able to view the show, in its entirety, online. The big event airs on Style.com June 5.

“We are thrilled to be able to share American fashion’s biggest night with the public for the first time and to be working with Style.com on this incredible project,” said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb. “This is an amazing opportunity to expand our audience as we open this exclusive industry event to fashion lovers around the world."

More...

Actions: E-mail | Twitter | Facebook | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

Study Suggests Drinking Coffee Can Help You Live Longer

0 Comments
Tags: , , ,
Categories: Health Stuff

Coffee. Is there anything it can’t do? In addition to providing that much-needed boost in the morning, previous studies have found that coffee can reduce stress and the risk of suffering from strokes, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Now, it seems the beloved beverage can help people live longer as well.

More...

Actions: E-mail | Twitter | Facebook | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

Brad Pitt is the New Face of Chanel No. 5

0 Comments
Tags: , , ,
Categories: Miscellaneous | News of the World

Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt is the new face of Chanel No. 5, the French brand announced on Wednesday.

"Chanel has selected world renowned actor Brad Pitt to be the face of the upcoming advertising campaign for Chanel No.5," Chanel announced via Twitter.

The company declined to provide any additional details about the selection or respond to inquiries about whether Brad’s new role means a male version of the iconic perfume is in the works. Pitt will be the first man to market the fragrance.

More...

Actions: E-mail | Twitter | Facebook | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

Enterprising College Students Invent JoeyBra – A Bra with Storage Capacity

0 Comments
Tags: , , , , ,
Categories: Fashion

Little black dresses don’t leave a lot of room for things like keys, credit cards, and cell phones, and dragging a purse around a party or nightclub can be a pain. That’s why two University of Washington students invented the JoeyBra – a garment that allows women to stow items in a pocket attached to the side of their bra.

“From our own personal experience, we know that women hate taking purses to dances, bars, or dance clubs,” founders Mariah Gentry and Kyle Bartlow write on JoeyBra.com. “Leaving these items at home can pose a safety risk, but with JoeyBra women will never have to worry losing or damaging their valuables again.”

More...

Actions: E-mail | Twitter | Facebook | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

Draw Attention with These Cartoonish Bags

0 Comments
Tags: , , , , , ,
Categories: Fashion

Looking for a handbag that’s quirky and cool? Check out the fun bags below (not those kind of fun bags). Though the colorful bags look like they came straight out of a cartoon, they’re 100% real and fully functional. Jump From Paper is the company behind the unique products.

“JumpFromPaper is a playful and innovative line of handbags,” reads the company’s website. “Are they real? Yes they're real. Although slim in appearance, each JumpFromPaper bag has a roomy interior to accommodate an iPad/tablet, book, magazines, and your everyday accessories.”

What do you think of the bags? I love them and am thinking of ordering one of the larger sizes to use as a hipster diaper bag. More photos below.

More...

Actions: E-mail | Twitter | Facebook | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

Fashion Designer Turns Websites Into Dresses

0 Comments
Tags: , , , ,
Categories: Fashion

Have you ever wondered what sort of dresses the world’s most popular websites would inspire? I’m thinking no, but just for fun check out the dresses designed by Victor Faretina.

More...

Actions: E-mail | Twitter | Facebook | Comment RSSRSS comment feed