NO: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit by rachels
July 29, 2008, 9:45 am
Filed under: Celebs, Fashion, Film, TV

The one girl nobody knows takes the title of her new film a little too literally at The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 premiere in New York. At least Rory looks cute.

YES: “I AM WORTH IT” by rachels
July 24, 2008, 9:37 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Humor, Politics

“What will he be wearing?” Todd Zwillich of WAMU’s “Power Breakfast” asked this morning regarding Richard Simmon’s big trip to Capitol Hill. Well, now you know.

NO: Kojo Nnamdi-DC Style Icon by rachels
July 16, 2008, 2:04 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Media

Today on The Kojo Nnamdi Show, the “Visual Arts Roundup” gets Kojo and friends discussing how “D.C. fashion” is becoming less of an oxymoron.

“Kojo is in a pink shirt with a double collar and looking pretty darn dapper…”

On the bright side, there’s nowhere to go from here but up.

NO: JUST BECAUSE by rachels
July 15, 2008, 1:21 pm
Filed under: Celebs, Fashion

This JUST in: JUSTin Timberlake and JUSTice release new designs for William Rast and Surface to Air respectively. Expect skinny jeans, leather jackets and some sort of Middle Eastern scarf rip off from both parties. JUST what we need.

YES: Summer Cuts by rachels
July 10, 2008, 9:29 am
Filed under: Fashion

Newsflash: Boys wear cut-offs in the summertime.

Related: “Humidity on Hiatus”

YES: Bruce Weber’s ‘Summer Camp’ by rachels
June 18, 2008, 8:35 am
Filed under: Art, Fashion, Media

Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss, Lara Stone in this month’s W. Click for more (NSFW) Continue reading

NO: Converse Late to the Party by Jason Powell
May 12, 2008, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Design, Fashion

You know, If I didn’t already know better, I might think someone at Converse read my little tirade in the comments section of this post and realized what a “marketing genius” I am. How else to explain their new contest, which asks you to design your own pair of Chucks for the chance to win a trip to the Converse factory (WTF?!?) and have your design turned into a real shoe to be sold on Eastbay. But perhaps, anticipating an exorbitant bill for my freelance branding and marketing strategy consulting fee, they made a few lame-o changes to my idea: a closer look at the rules shows they want you to choose two things that inspire you—the only choices being “music, sports, art and fashion”—and then…wait for it…”mash them up.” You know, like mash-ups? I heard those are really popular with the kids right now! Sigh…

(via Core77)

NO: Mustached? Moustached? Mustachioed? by rachels
April 25, 2008, 9:04 am
Filed under: Fashion

Mustaches are out, right? (Phew!) I’m only asking because of this awful themed party tonight at the Front Page. If you and your friends have grown mustaches over the last few weeks in preparation for this event please do not feel good about yourself. Anyway, it’s all about the glasses right now…or not.

(‘moustache of madness’ pic via Nardac)

NO: Dirty Shoes (#2) by rachels
April 22, 2008, 9:31 am
Filed under: Fashion

RE: NO: Dirty Shoes (#1)

Here are some pictures of the Kurt Cobain Converse tribute shoes. I would never wear these, but some of the versions are not as bad as I thought they’d be. It’s sort of like your feet stopped growing in 4th grade and you kept your old shoes with all the doodles on them. Only your doodles got insanely famous. I circled my faves.

YES: Japanese People Still in the 80’s by Jason Powell
April 8, 2008, 1:00 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Misc., Music, TV

Check out the new music video from Japanese tech-pop gurus Denki Groove, which serves as a perfect example of what happens when people absolutely nail retro, as opposed to merely half-assing it. Even as you sit here reading this, all the local hipster chicks are printing screengrabs from this clip and running off to the thrift store/mom’s closet to source their hot new looks for that next Mousetrap party at the Black Cat. Oh, and bonus points for the visual reference to Sailor Suit and Machine Gun, one of the best and most self-explanatory movie titles ever.

[Via the blog of Patrick Macias, who is way more obsessed with Japan than me, believe it or not]