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Meghan’s spare wedding dress cost £100,000 (or not)

Thomas who? Thomas Markle… Anyone? Having rolled over Megan Markle’s father, the news cycle gets to focus on the honeymoon and the dress. Not that the new Duchess of Sussex’s dress was a surprise to Daily Mail readers who on April 4 got a sneak peak of her walk-on look. Rebecca English told us:

EXCLUSIVE: Meghan’s £100,000 wedding dress revealed: Royal bride will wear hand-stitched, beaded design made by British couturiers Ralph & Russo (and paid for by Prince Harry’s family)

 

daily mail meghan dress

 

The price then doubled. And the designer changed their name. Although no longer an “exclusive”, the story remained a revelation: “Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller has been revealed as Meghan’s wedding dress designer.” There had been lots of “speculation” –  surely “exclusives”? – with with “Ralph & Russo hotly tipped”:

 

 

meghan dress daily mail

 

 

But if it’s guff you’re after, step forward and take long obsequious bow, Robin Givhan, who writes in the Washington Post:

…what was most noticeable were all the things that the dress was not. It was not a Hollywood red-carpet statement. It was not a Disney-princess fantasy. It was not a mountain of camouflaging tulle and chiffon.

The dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller, was free of extravagant embellishments. It was not covered in yards of delicate lace. It did not have a single ruffle — no pearls or crystals. Its beauty was in its architectural lines and its confident restraint. It was a romantic dress, but one that suggested a clear-eyed understanding that a real-life romance is not the stuff of fairy tales. The dress was a backdrop; it was in service to the woman.

Weekend in Blackpool, right?

Posted: 19th, May 2018 | In: Fashion, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Things that exist: teeth nails

Teeth nails exist. Russian salon Nail Sunny has created fingers that can bite and scratch at the same time.

 

teeth nails

 

Spotter: BB

Posted: 13th, May 2018 | In: Fashion, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Salma Hayek dresses like a Daily Mail reader

The hard working Daily Mail Reporter was helping readers sat in their Comfi-Gowns and support stockings identify the “Worst dressed women” at the Oscars.

Eyes are drawn to Salma Hayek, who came as a “Shiny disaster”. Her “dress was baffling to behold… serving as more of an eye sore than a style statement”. What a horror show.

 

Salma Hayek daily mail horror

 

And you too can get the look because just one line down, the same readers are told: “Shimmer in sequins like Salma wearing a Gucci gown… Whoever said sequins can’t be worn all over on a maxi gown must’ve not seen how good Salma Hayek rocked this one at the 2018 Oscars.”

Who said it? The Daily Mail did a moment earlier.

 

Salma Hayek daily mail horror

 

Baffling stuff.

Price on application.

Posted: 14th, March 2018 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, News | Comment


The Sun teaches football fans how to look like fools

The Sun’s website continues to break new ground. A series of articles by By Shiela Subyr teachers readers how to look like a young multi-millionaire seeking new ways to spunk his cash.

The other day, Neymar, the PSG star, “paired his snakeskin biker jacket with skintight leather trousers complete with racy lace-up sides.” Shiela tells readers where they can how much for get the look and how much for in the paper’s ‘Sports’ section.

 

By Shiela Subyr the sun fashion football

 

An there’s more. Lots more. And when Sheila’s gone through the wardrobe’s of player who look like extras from Rich Kids of Instagram, she’ll doubtless work down the leagues until we find out what Barnet’s substitute ‘keeper is wearing.

By Shiela Subyr the sun fashion football

 

By Shiela Subyr the sun fashion football

 

In other sports news: Arsene Wenger’s jacket unzips.

Posted: 14th, February 2018 | In: Fashion, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Bulge like Michaelangelo’s David in these optical illusion pants

Stuck for a gift? Well, unstick yourself. These yoga pants and swimming trunks  shorts are a snip.

 

shorts michelangelo trunks david

 

 

 

Spoter: BB

Posted: 21st, November 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


High waist double jeans are this year’s world’s worst fashion

double-denim jeans

 

Double denim be gone! We’ve got double jeans! For a mere $695, you can buy these Natasha Zinko High Waist Double Jeans.

Layered waistbands give these wide-leg Natasha Zinko jeans a modern high-low profile. Contrast side stripes. 7 pockets. Button closure and zip fly at each waist panel. Raw hem.

 

double jeans

 

Useful for carrying children in.

Posted: 16th, September 2017 | In: Fashion, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Whalid trousers cost a fortune to make wearer’s look really poor

poverty porn trousers

 

As the blurb states:

Walid al Damirji’s sharp eye is what makes his pieces for By Walid so covetable. Sourcing vintage treasures to incorporate into handsome thoughtful pieces, texture, colour and shape define his collections. Clothing from the past is transformed into pieces with modern sensibility.

And the £798 trousers you can see in the photo above and below:

Walid’s lightweight tonal-brown and navy silk-poplin Boro-print Morton trousers are artfully ripped and patchworked together for an offbeat lived-in feel. They suspend from an elasticated waistband into a slim-fitting shape that tapers at the knees, then are lent a further discerning twist by the extended raw seams. Runs true to size.

 

walid trousers

Putting the wally in Walid

 

Or as Nigel Meister puts it:

[Dept. of Contemporary Obscenity] So, these trousers (by Walid) are described as “offbeat and lived in”. They are made of silk. They retail for $951. I doubt anyone who had un-designed trousers that looked anything like these would describe them as “lived in” or “offbeat”. There is something deeply distasteful about this kind of poverty porn (IMO). That the economic misery that an (indubitably artful) design like this implies or references could be worn as an expression of 1% luxury is, to my mind, obscene. It magnifies and exemplifies the economic disconnect rampant in our world. It is vivid symptom of a kind of moral rot at the heart of late-stage capitalism in the 21st century.

Goes well with hat (£3,545), artisan stick (£8,986) straw (£98) and bare feet (model’s own):

 

whalid clothes

 

Spotter: Nigel Maister

Posted: 5th, September 2017 | In: Fashion, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment


TV new anchor didn’t change her shirt before broadcast

On the Bangalore local TV, news anchor  Kannada is wearing a terrific T-shirt.

shut the fuck up t-shirt

 

 

Spotter: Petty86

Posted: 27th, August 2017 | In: Fashion, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


The Steve Buscemi Galaxy Collage onesie is divine

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Who doesn’t want a onesie covered in visions of Steve Buscemi? The “Steve Buscemi Galaxy Collage” onesie is divine.

Spotter: DM

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


Accidental Nazi glitter: Tote bag says “my favorite color is Hitler”

my favourite colour is hitler

 

The Tote bag says “My favorite color is GLITTER”. Or does it. It looks a lot like the bag says “My favorite color is Hitler”.

Your to buy on the Belle Chic website for the $12.99.

 

Posted: 30th, July 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


The hairy chest one-piece swimsuit exists

Women can turn heads in this Sexy Chest swimsuit.

 

sexy chest bathing

 

Spotter:  JWZ

Posted: 12th, June 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


The Pool Floatie jacket – for people who worry when it rains

 

The Pool Floatie is a men’s jacket, by Christopher Raeburn. If it rains – and I mean really rains – you’ll be ok.

 

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Spotter: Hint, And

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


The RompHim male romper suit is the stuff of nightmares

RompHim

 

Men are in crisis. Following the man bun and undersized jackets that turns young men into Norman Wisdom tribute acts, the latest douchebag style is the male romper suit. Called the RompHim (gerrit?!), this cross between Doris Day’s pastel pyjamas and a baby-gro vomit will turn any man into one of the guys at the frat house.

On Kickstarter, it’s positioned to be the next big thing in frat and post-frat culture. The bros are shot in their natural habitats—drinking beers, going to Coachella, etc.—and in colors close to their hearts. Think pastels, youthful prints, and at least one “America!” riff on the style.

It is, say the creators of this chambray and cotton cry for help , a “revolution” in men’s styling – thus proving that not all revolutions are desirable.

 

 

RompHim

Spotter: Esquire, Flashbak

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


Evolution of Douchebag Style – the man bun vaper and beyond

Inspired by 100 Year of Beauty, some bright sparks have nailed the running joke of men’s fashion with the “Evolution of Douchebag Style”.

 


Spotter: BlameItOnTheVoices

Posted: 14th, May 2017 | In: Fashion | Comment


Russian aerobics to electronic music (1985) is brilliant

The backing tracks to this slice of Russian 1980s culture was published by Melodiya. It’s brilliant and as horribly catchy as the man-made fibres on those leotards:

 

 

Spoter: @flashbak

Posted: 11th, May 2017 | In: Fashion, Music, The Consumer | Comment


James Brown’s miracle cape is for sale

Start saving up. Reach down the back of the sofa. Consider getting along on one lung. James Brown’s cape is for sale. You’ll needed around £25,000 to get it.

The silver sequinned cape was gifted to the soul singer by Michael Jackson.

Anyone investing in this cape will, of course, be empowered with restorative a force that defies medical experts and the brightest minds. Picture the scene: exhausted and stumbling you reach for the warmth and security the cape gives. No sooner is it about your drooping shoulders than you feel its godly force. You are restored to full vigour.

As such we can expect to see lots of Olympic athletes, Russian tennis players and British cyclists bidding for the item. Look, ma! No needles! (Although any pills you find in the hem you use at your own risk.)

 

silver cape james brown

 

 

silver cape james brown

 

Take ’em away, James Brown:

 

Spotter: Swann Galleries.

Posted: 18th, March 2017 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


Fashion windows: clear knee mom jeans

Are your knees your best feature? Or perhaps you have eyes where your knees are and need to see when you’re wearing trousers? Well – finally! – help is here with ‘Clear Knee Mom Jeans’, the height of peek-a-boo denim fashion.

Clear Knee Mom Jeans from Nordstrom are imported (from where, we’re not sure?):

 

Slick plastic panels bare your knees for a futuristic feel in tapered and cropped high-waist jeans.

Clear Knee Mom Jeans

 

Clear Knee Mom Jeans

 

Spotter:

Posted: 13th, March 2017 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


Frida Kahlo dressed a boy – photos

Frida Kahlo dressed a a boy in a suit and tie

 

See more photos of the great artist Frida Kahlo experimenting with the fluidity of gender on Flashbak.

 

Posted: 24th, October 2015 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Reviews | Comment


The many faces of David Bowie in one epic Gif

The many faces of David Bowie by Helen Green:

David Bowie changing look gif

 

Ch-ch-changes…

Posted: 23rd, October 2015 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Gifs, Key Posts, Music | Comment


Manchester United: new adidas retro kit comes with free Chelsea bottoms

Man United chesesa kit

 

Adidas know their market when it comes to flogging footy gear to the new fans. The firm’s new line of retro Manchester United kit includes the  ‘1985 track jacket’.  For a mere £65 the jacket goes well with the Chelsea sweatpants.

 

man-utd-retro-jacket-chelsea

 

Spotter: Pies

Posted: 13th, October 2015 | In: Chelsea, Fashion, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Terrible fashion: the BlueBella ‘Unwrap Me’ Body Bow £16.00

BlueBella 'Unwrap Me' Body Bow

BlueBella ‘Unwrap Me’ Body Bow

 

 

Women are being old the BlueBella ‘Unwrap Me’ Body Bow for £16.00.

Body Bow by BlueBella
Satin ribbon
Oversized design
Can be tied in a number of ways
Presented in a mesh gift pouch
Hand wash
100% Polyester

What other ways can it be tied?

 

knots

 

 

ABOUT BLUEBELLA

British lingerie label BlueBella was founded with a mission to inspire female confidence.

And it’s not the only one.

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If one day your self-esteem is low, putting this on will help it rise and rise.

But only if you pull the bow up very, very tight to your chin.

 

 

Posted: 16th, September 2015 | In: Fashion, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment


You can buy a hat for your man bun

manbun hats

 

The man bun hat “unites the best of contemporary styles in hair and hats for young men,” says the fashionaista at Capitol Hill Seattle, notes Rob Beschizza.

Not yet available as a tattoo.

Spotters: Stylite, Dan Savage

Posted: 3rd, September 2015 | In: Fashion | Comment


The cowboy sandal is impetigo for your feet

The Cowboy Sandal is the work of Scotty Franklin of Springfield, Missouri. For $50– yeah, you pay him! – Scotty will distract attention from your terrible hair, chronic impetigo and that carbuncle on your forehead by getting everyone to stare at your feet.

 

cowboy sandal

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Posted: 15th, June 2015 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment