BY shannon carlin
on Nov 18, 2011
Need a new pair of shoes? Look no further than PONY’s “Check Your Self” line of vegan shoes. Not only are you buying some awesome looking kicks; you’re making a difference. For every shoe sold, $3 goes directly to the Keep A Breast Foundation, a non-profit organization that spreads breast cancer awareness through art events and educational programs.
This year’s line is in collaboration with illustrator Laurie Shipley. The North Carolinian artist drew inspiration from nature, Native American and old-world sailor imagery. Read More
BY Intern Courtnay
on Nov 15, 2011
Love Fashion Week but only know about the big four: London, New York, Milan, and Paris? Vice.com showcases fashion weeks around the globe--in places like Colombia and Islamabad (Pakistan)--and follows full-figured women in New York as they work it on the runway, all in the new video series Fashion Week Internationale. Host Charlet Duboc travels around the globe investigating the most fabulous fashion in the world--fashion that's outside the mainstream but still fantastic in its own way. Read More
on Nov 11, 2011
Of all the "perfect home" bloggers out there on the internet, I think I like Yvestown.com the best. This Belgium-based blogger lives in an old house that she is in the process of renovating and redecorating, and her style is fresh and clean but also cozy and sweet, a combination that I really love. And homegirl does a lot with pink. The way she uses it it always looks inviting, never cloying; girly but not Barbie.
(all images above photographed by Yvonne Eijkenduijn and borrowed from Yvestown.com)
She's inspired me to try and use some touches of pink in my home as well. Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Nov 11, 2011
Obviously it’s Veteran’s Day, but did you know it’s also National Corduroy Day? Well it is. I mean how can you not take advantage of such a momentous occasion as 11|11|11, which as corduroy enthusiasts realized a few years back, looks a lot like the fabric’s striped pattern.
The golden age of corduroy was in the 1970s, but the holiday originated in 2005, when The Corduroy Appreciation Club (a semi-serious club for those who really love the fabric) held its first meeting in Brooklyn. Read More
After two years worth of criminal activity, a Colombian gang of drug smugglers have finally been apprehended in Barcelona. Turns out, they were trafficking cocaine in...wait for it...fake Manolo Blahniks. How? What? Where? Well, they basically mixed the drug with liquid until it turned into paste, molded the substance into Manolo-esque shapes and painted the "shoes" in a variety of colors. Once the shoes got to their proper owners/dealers, the dealers would somehow turn the shoes back into cocaine and start a selling. Read More
In random beauty and fashion news, Iggy Pop is officially the face of Paco Rabanne's newest fragrances, Black XS L’Excès. The fragrances will include versions for both men and women and will debut in France starting in January. The highly-anticipated commercial featuring Iggy and created by seasoned music video director, Jonas Ackerlund, will soon be appearing on TV and in movie theaters alike.
I like how menacing Iggy looks in this photo. I have no idea what this fragrance will smell like, but I'm totally sold already. Maybe it's those magical gold pants he's wearing.. Read More
There's so many street style blogs out there, it's hard to know which ones are best so when I find a really good one, I definitely try and keep up with it. TheSFStyle.com is one of my favorites. Run by JT Tran and Dyanna Dawson, the site is filled with lovely lady and handsome man "morsels" galore from two of my favorite cities, San Francisco and New York! I run a street style blog of my own, The Rebel Waltz, but I've definitely neglected it in favor of my personal style blog. Read More
BY Intern Courtney
on Nov 04, 2011
According to style.com's Fall 2011 Trend Report, the top trends for this season are: Collage Studies, Color Forms, Parka City, Psychedelic Furs, Sixties Minutes, Spotty Service, and Tux Love. While all my BUSTies and me love to move with the trends, it can be hard to get a runway look on a working-girl budget. I want to help my fellow bargain-hunting fashionistas get a great deal on a runway look. Read More
To celebrate Christian Louboutin's 20 years in the business, Fashionista.com decided to culminate some of his most outrageous shoes. With each passing shoe, I became more and more obsessed. I've always envisioned the epitome of Louboutin to be a classic black heel with a classic red sole, but these shoes are totally blowing my classic-shoe loving mind. These shoes are nothing short of fabulous works of art. From the Marie Antoinette beauties above to the googly eyed below and everything else in between, these shoes are anything but ordinarily classic. Read More
I was a Pan Am Stewardess!
When it comes to Halloween, I'm no Heidi Klum, but thankfully I was able to whip up a costume using most things I already own. I wore a blue vintage dress, a blue and red Sunline Airlines scarf, and a recently bought cape that actually matched perfectly.
What really made the costume though was my Pan Am bag! When I saw it at a vintage store, I knew it would be perfect for a costume or even just to lug around my computer. Read More