Coming straight from your most repressed memories of that time you got your foot caught in a bicycle spoke when you were eight, NoLita’s hottest new store is Skingraft. That’s right…Skingraft. Oh, you haven’t heard of Skingraft? (And now that you have, wish that you hadn’t?) Well, let us tell you about it.
The opening of Skingraft will fill the hole in Manhattan’s retail market left after the recession closed such other cutting edge concept stores as meTa stasiZed, the Wart-eria and last year’s Po(ly)p Pop-Up.
Deluxe Gifts for Me! Me! Me!
Screw gift-giving to others. This season should be all about you! Treat yourself to something extraordinary that, naturally, you’d never consider budgeting for to give to anyone else. Don’t dwell on the stigma of selfishness–you deserve a reward! Sixty-hour work weeks with dreadful colleagues that collide headfirst into a binge of holiday family time; menacing Read More
We’ve seen some ugly sweaters in our time. We’ve also seen some ugly sweaters on the Internet, specifically on the Tumblr dedicated to ugly sweaters. There are some very heinous wool knits in this world, and we just can’t pretend they don’t exist just because they aren’t pretty.
So when The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership held a contest this afternoon to find the “ugliest holiday sweater in New York,” we were like, “Finally, some awareness brought to this issue!”
Except that New Yorkers are horrible at finding clothes that are unflattering, apparently, because take a look at this year’s winner:
Oh No He Didn't
There’s a simmering fashion feud percolating between New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn and Hedi Slimane, the designer who has taken over Yves Saint Laurent and is widely credited with Dior Homme’s skinny silhouette. The beef led to Ms. Horyn not being invited to the YSL show, which didn’t stop her from reviewing it in The New York Times on the Runway blog using publicly available photos. Needless to say, her take wasn’t overwhelmingly positive.
“I was not invited. Despite positive reviews of his early YSL and Dior collections, as well as a profile, Mr. Slimane objected bitterly to a review I wrote in 2004—not about him but Raf Simons,” wrote Ms. Horyn.
As best we can tell, the deliberate non-invitation was a result of Ms. Horyn’s doubts about the origins of the skinny-silhouetted suit.
Fashion's Night Out 2012
It’s already time for Fashion Week again? How did that happen? And not just Fashion Week, but the one that includes New York’s annual Fashion’s Night Out event. This evening marks the third-most important night of the year for Anna Wintour (besides the Met gala and whenever the president is in town), and we’re looking forward to all the celebrity sightings that are sure to occur. Here are our five best guesses of A-list names to appear tonight.
Sex and Fashion
In the beginning, there was only darkness, and the lord said “Let There Be Twilight.” And it was good. (Well, not really.) On the second day, the Lord said “Let Twilight beget erotic fan fiction,” and lo, 50 Shades of Grey was taken from the spine of Stephenie Meyer’s Mormon vampire book. On the third day, the lord populated the earth with children of Grey: the book parodies, the sex toys, the male escort services.
The passionate opposition of the pro-obesity lobby pro-soda-size-choice lobby has already assaulted Mayor Bloomberg with a ‘Million Gulp March‘ for Big Soda. What’s next? Fashion, for people and drinks of all sizes!
When we last reported on Rockaway Beach—a well-established “Hipster Hamptons” of sorts for the last few years—we saw the writing on the wall:
Last night, Adidas decided to pull from shelves one of their limited-edition sneakers, after a controversy accusing the company of releasing a product with racial overtones took hold of news cycles yesterday.
The worlds of fashion, sneaker culture, and political correctness have collided head-on today when—for Monday “kicks,” as it were—The Internet has managed to turn out an ostensibly race-lined fashion controversy.