Fashion can be full of power struggles and confusing social dynamics, so it’s important to know where you fit on the fashion food chain. We’ve created a simple flow chart to help you find your place in the pecking order:
By Molly Mulshine 2/07 12:29pm
Successful fashion/tech mashups are tough. Maybe it’s because fashionistas and code monkeys don’t mix, or because the luxe feeling of a silk Hermès scarf can’t be simulated via Android. Still, once in a while, the two industries blend seamlessly. This post is part of a series on tech and fashion collabs that got it right this Fashion Week.
Last night in a room full of more faux fur than a Furby factory, Marc Jacobs gave away fragrance minis for the low, low price of one tweet.
It was a preview event for the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop in SoHo. The airy white space at 262 W. Broadway smelled strongly of the flowery fragrance. Fashionistas tweeted and texted feverishly in hopes of winning Marc Jacobs merch while they gulped champagne. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 1/06 12:22pm
Some bread comes out. I’m terrified to pick up my silverware, lest I make too much noise. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 12/13/13 1:04pm
“If life is but a dream, then wake me up,” Josh Homme croons on the dark opening track of Queens of the Stone Age’s sixth full length album, …Like Clockwork.
Ruminations on death permeate the album’s bleak psychedelia. With the darkness, though, comes a laser focus not previously seen on QOTSA records. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 12/13/13 9:42am
By Molly Mulshine 12/09/13 12:23pm
Bra shopping is rife with first world-problems like shoddy sizing and pushy salesladies. And where there’s a first-world problem, you can bet there’s a tech startup trying to disrupt things.
After hearing about three bra startups in a row, I set out to see if a tech company could actually get a handle on my band width. It may seem strange to leave such an intimate issue in the hands of the tech industry. But keep in mind that tech types are already poking their noses into matters of defecation, baby-making and sexual prowess.
Nothing is too intimate when you’ve got the right algorithm. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 11/20/13 1:31pm
Michelle’s path through the world of online dating has been littered with frauds, phonies and disappointments. Take the cop who claimed he was on disability leave. On their first date, he let slip that his “leave” was actually a suspension, the result of charges that he had beaten an ex-girlfriend.
Then there was the runway model who claimed to divide his time between New York, Miami and Houston—“It’s always a red flag when there are multiple cities,” Michelle said with an eye roll—but couldn’t produce a single nonprofessional photo of himself. He had plenty of close-ups of his abs, though! That imposter turned out to have lifted his images from a Bloomingdale’s catalog.
And don’t even get her started on the innumerable married men who tried to court her online. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 11/19/13 5:00pm
Natasha Leggero stepped onto the stage at Caroline’s last Friday, a blasé look on her face, cradling a Veuve Clicquot Champagne bucket and puffing on an electronic cigarette. Swaddled in fur, she pointed to the white pelt she was wearing and said, “Don’t worry; this is faux.” She removed that coat, revealing a second fur stole. “But this one’s a dead fox.”
Next, she extolled the virtues of the e-cig—“so new they haven’t even tested it yet”—and explained why she’s single: “I’ve never met a man whose shit I want half of.” Read More
By Molly Mulshine 10/05/13 12:00pm
When we first heard Lorde’s “Royals,” we thought that a song with such a distinctive sound–the slow-thumping bassline punctuated with claps, the instant hit of a hook–would have to result in one-hit-wonder-dom. But we realized making a catchy chorus from, “gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom / Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room” in a song that’s explicitly about not having those things, is kind of genius.
And we were proven wrong twice more this week, first with the release of Lorde’s debut full-length album “Pure Heroine” this week, and then with her haunting performance at The Warsaw in Greenpoint last night. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 9/10/13 5:16pm
Hardware has been ubiquitous on clothing and accessories for the past year or so, but frankly, it feels like eons. Still, Diesel’s luxury label made the case for continuing to beat this particular horse when they unveiled their SS 2014 collection at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall.
The black, white, slate and muted pink garments on display were covered in more hardware than a $5.99 iPhone case, but maybe we’re just bitter because we didn’t get to watch the show firsthand. It turned out The Observer‘s heavy black cardstock ticket (complete with giant silver rivet because #hardware) was standing-room only. Furthermore, it turned out standing-room at this particular show meant standing in the train station watching the bold-faced names scurry past us and into Vandy Hall proper, then being shut out by security guards. It was like commuting from Connecticut, but with way hotter people. Read More