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New York Fashion Blog Treats Homeless Man In The Most Epically Hopeless Way

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WHEN Scott Schuman published a picture on his Sartorialist fashion blog of a homeless man in New York, he called it “NOT GIVING UP”:

I don’t usually shoot homeless people. I don’t find it romantic or appealing like a lot of street photographers, and if you asked homeless people they are probably not to happy about their situation either. That’s why I was surprised to be so drawn to taking a picture of this gentleman.

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Posted: 15th, February 2014 | In: Fashion | Comments (4)


How Mary Quant’s Mini-Skirt Made London ‘Atwinkle With Thighs’ And Swing

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Mary Quant in 1963 /AP/Press Association Images

 

EVERYBODY knows that Mary Quant invented the mini-skirt. Except she didn’t. In reality nobody really knows for sure who produced the diminutive garment first. Some say it was John Bates, famous for dressing Diana Rigg so memorably in The Avengers, while others say it was the French designer Andre Courreges, although Quant would later write: “Maybe Courreges did do mini-skirts first, but if he did, no one wore them.” There’s no doubt, however, that skirts were getting shorter each year in the early to mid-sixties but this was almost certainly to do with technological advances that enabled tights to be produced relatively cheaply more than anything else. Although Mary Quant is often credited with inventing, or at least popularising, coloured and patterned tights too.

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Posted: 11th, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment


Groovy Vintage T-Shirt Adverts

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MY MOST BELOVED possessions in the 1970s were my T-shirts.  They were my identity.  My Kiss concert shirt was proof that I’d witnessed the greatest show on earth.  My Pete Rose shirt was proof of my allegiance to the Big Red Machine (the Cincinnati Reds).  My Mork & Mindy shirt was proof that… well, I guess that I was a complete and total nerd.

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Posted: 6th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1)


Swansea Woman Shatters World Cardigan Wearing Record

LOCAL News: Swansea’s Pam Hopkins is “still wearing the same cardigan after 54 years – and she says it’s never lost a button”.

 

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She beats the previous records:

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Pam Hopkins is still wearing the same cardigan after 54 years - and she says it's never lost a button  Read more: http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Cardigan-worn-54-years/story-20550604-detail/story.html#ixzz2sOSO8Y11

 

Spotter: @TheMediaTweets

Posted: 4th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Strange But True | Comment


These 3D Printed Nail Sets Are Fantastically Cool

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NEW York City-based designers Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford of the Laser Girls are using technology for the awesome by kicking out 3D printed nail art.

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Posted: 30th, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Technology | Comment


The Cupid Bra Only Unhooks When True Love Is Detected

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WHEN do you know if it’s true love? Japanese lingerie manufacturer Ravijou has taken the guesswork out of foreplay by inventing a bra clasp that only unhooks when “true love” is detected. If that significant other is only after a quick fumble or your valuables, the clasp stays closed.

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Posted: 25th, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Technology | Comment


Kobe Bryant’s Bid To Become Basketball’s Bobby Charlton

FANTASTIC haircut news: the bill to cut Kobe Bryan’s hair for a Nike shoot ran to $860.

This is Kobe Bryant:

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No. That’s him on the right.

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Posted: 24th, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment


Bugs Money: Thom Browne’s Fall-Winter Collection 2014-2015

MEN’S fashion is a great sauce of chuckling. Get a load of American fashion designer Thom Browne’s men’s Fall-Winter 2014-2015 fashion collection, presented Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 in Paris.

He should have called the collection Bug Money or Mugs Money:

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Posted: 23rd, January 2014 | In: Fashion | Comment


Norway’s Curling Team Are Early Leaders In Olympics Fashion Stakes With Their ‘Life-Changing’ Trousers

NORWAY’S Olympic curling team is in fine fettle for the upcoming games in Sochi.

Member of Norway's Men's Olympic Curling Team from left Thomas Ulsrud, Torgor Nergard, Christoffer Svae, and Havard Vad Petersson wear their new Sochi 2014 suits as they pose for a photographer in New York Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014. (AP Photo)

Member of Norway’s Men’s Olympic Curling Team from left Thomas Ulsrud, Torgor Nergard, Christoffer Svae, and Havard Vad Petersson wear their new Sochi 2014 suits as they pose for a photographer in New York Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014. (AP Photo)

 

The Norwegians have form:

 

Norway's Martin Sesaker, left, and his teammate Stine Haalien work on the stone while playing against Estonia during a mixed team curling event at the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Norway’s Martin Sesaker, left, and his teammate Stine Haalien work on the stone while playing against Estonia during a mixed team curling event at the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

 

The designer is Christoffer Svae, who tells the AP that he asked a company called Loudmouth to jazz up the team’s kit:

“It’s definitely been life-changing for us,” Svae told the AP. “Not so much in the everyday but when we travel around the world for curling, it doesn’t always matter if we do well or not, people still think that we win stuff because we are always in the media.”

“I don’t think you’ll see a lot of the other teams do the same that we did,” Svae added, “they feel it’s our thing.”

If you look closely at the new kit, you can see a boy in tricycle riding up the zigzags.

 

Norway's skip Torger Nergard throws his rock as first Havard Vad Petersson, left, and second Christoffer Svae sweep during a match against Sweden, at the Curling World Championships, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, April 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Norway’s skip Torger Nergard throws his rock as first Havard Vad Petersson, left, and second Christoffer Svae sweep during a match against Sweden, at the Curling World Championships, in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, April 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

This photo made March 21, 2010, shows Norway's skip Linn Githmark, center, during an evening draw against Canada in Swift Current, Sask. There was a large package waiting for Norway when the team arrived in Swift Current, Sask., for the women's world curling championship. Out of the box came even louder versions of the loud pants their male counterparts popularized at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver last month.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press/HO, Michael Burns)

This photo made March 21, 2010, shows Norway’s skip Linn Githmark, center, during an evening draw against Canada in Swift Current, Sask. There was a large package waiting for Norway when the team arrived in Swift Current, Sask., for the women’s world curling championship. Out of the box came even louder versions of the loud pants their male counterparts popularized at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver last month.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press/HO, Michael Burns)

Norway's skip Torger Nergard releases a stone on his way to win a semifinal match against Scotland, at the Curling World Championships, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, April 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Norway’s skip Torger Nergard releases a stone on his way to win a semifinal match against Scotland, at the Curling World Championships, in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, April 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Norway's Christoffer Svae, left, and Torger Nergaard, sweep a stone delivered by Haavard Vad Petersson, top, in a win over China in men's curling at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Norway’s Christoffer Svae, left, and Torger Nergaard, sweep a stone delivered by Haavard Vad Petersson, top, in a win over China in men’s curling at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

 

Posted: 22nd, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment


Victoria’s Secret: What A Difference 30 Years Makes

CAN YOU GUESS which Victoria’s Secret models come from 1984 and which are from recent catalogs?  I’ll give you a hint:  the ones from 1984 resemble actual human females.

 

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Posted: 31st, December 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment


Inappropriate Christmas Jumpers: Jingle Balls

TODAY in Inappropriate Christmas Jumpers: Jingle Balls:

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Posted: 9th, December 2013 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


The Rise And Fall of ‘Hippiedilly’ In 1969

ON the Sunday morning of 21 September 1969, a slightly-built Chief Inspector convinced some hippies inside a squat at a large five storey mansion at 144 Piccadilly to lower an improvised wooden drawbridge so doctors could help a seriously ill person inside. The drawbridge came down and Chief Inspector Michael Rowling flung himself bravely across the barricaded opening to establish a bridgehead. Suddenly a police sergeant blew his whistle and shouted “Come on lads – let’s go in!” and a hundred policemen, seemingly from nowhere, charged over the bridge and through the front door.

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Posted: 5th, December 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment


Top 5 Fashion Offenses of The 1970s

BEFORE launching into the typical “Oh, aren’t those Seventies fashions so terrible” spiel, let’s get one thing out of the way: 70s’ fashions are an easy target because they took chances. Whenever you are bold you run the risk of becoming the butt of jokes. Today’s styles seem to abide by the “best not to make waves” approach – unlikely to cause much ridicule in future decades, but also fatally milquetoast. Not so the 1970s.

Attribute it to millions of emboldened Boomers coming of age or a staggering amount of recreational drug use. Either way the case is the same: 1970s fashions inspire equal parts awe and terror for denizens of the 21st century. Let’s take a look at the top five instances where this inspiring boldness went terribly, terribly wrong.

 

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Posted: 1st, December 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1)


Grandstanding For Haiyan: The Beckhams Sell Their Clothes

THE Beckham – that’s David and Victoria – have given lots of their old clothes to be sold off to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines with huge loss of life.

Good for them. So what if it’s grandstanding. So long as it helps the victims, all to the good.

Some people have put the kit up for resale on eBay. And good for them, too. Actually wearing a Beckham cast-off is a bit creepy.

 

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Posted: 22nd, November 2013 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Reviews | Comment


Abbey Clancy Wear’s Julien Macdonald’s Table Runner (Photos)

ABBEY Clancy, Strictly Come Dancing pro-celeb hoofer and wife to footballer Peter Crouch (What would you be if you weren’t a footballer, Peter? PC: “A virgin”) wore Julien Macdonald’s patchwork of seaside beach flags to The Brave Gala at Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London. Signs are that Dear Abbey thought it was contest for who could be bravest.

Our pick of the photos, though, is not Abbey holding the seat of her patriotic table runner in the manner of Justin Bieber with a full pull-up, but she and Julien gazing into each other’s teeth.

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Posted: 12th, November 2013 | In: Celebrities, Fashion | Comment


The Woman From Volantis: Lady Gaga Shows Us Her Flying Dress

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TO herald the release of her album ARTPOP. Lady Gaga stood at New York’s Brooklyn Navy Yard and showcased the Volantis transport prototype “flying dress.”  She said: “Although she is a vehicle, she, is essentially a metaphor for me.” 

She is her own biggest fan.

Posted: 11th, November 2013 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Music | Comment


Everyday Sexism: The 1972 Golden Hands Complete Book of Dressmaking

EVERYDAY Sexism: Anorak harks back to the 1972 book The Golden Hands Complete Book of Dressmaking.

What is ‘Golden Hands’ in the pink neckerchief thinking? That if he pretends to be “a good dresser” or a “poof”, as the 1970s language had it, the woman won’t mind his appraising her chest? Maybe. Don’t knock it, dudes. Wind the clock on a few decades and raging heterosexual shagger Gok Wan is undressing women on telly and telling them how to look good naked.

Remember: no-on on TV is gay. It’s all an act. After all, if lesbians were popular, you’d see a lot more of them on the magic box.

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Posted: 8th, November 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment


Teen Suspended For Wearing Girl’s Bag To School

TO Kansas, where 13-year-old eighth-grader Skylar Davis has been suspended from Anderson County Senior-Junior School for carrying a Vera Bradley handbag. Girls carrying the bag do not get rusticated. Just the boys do.
Says Skylar: “I don’t think everyone should be treated differently. Everyone should have the same privileges. It expresses myself and I think everyone else can wear it, so I wear it as well.”
Assistant Principal Don Hillard summoned Skylar to his office. Remove the bag or else, he said. Sklyar chose ‘else’.
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Posted: 8th, November 2013 | In: Fashion, Strange But True | Comment (1)