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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.)

 

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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

 

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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:

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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

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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.

 

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Spotter: Pies

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


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

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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?

 

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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

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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.

 

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


Upset mother dresses cat in daughter’s nipple-revealing crop top

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Anyone buying a $3 knit crop top from Amzaon whousl know that it shows your nipples and, as one mother says, “Do not buy this, even for your cat.”

 

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Psychoanalyse that.

Posted: 10th, June 2015 | In: Fashion, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Daily Mail invites readers to perv at ‘underge’ American Apparel model in her underwear

Irony overload in the Daily Mail, which brings news that an advert by fashion company American Apparel has had “ANOTHER advert banned, this time for ‘too sexy’ photos of underage-looking model in thong bodysuit”.

The Daily Mail hates looking at sexualised underage girls and ogling them. You can see how much it hates leering at underage girls here, herehere, herehere and here.

So, how does it choose to illustrate this apparent horror? Why, by publishing a photo of the American Apparel advert and zooming on the model’s primary sexual characteristics:

 

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American apparel banned advert daily mail

 

 

Posted: 18th, March 2015 | In: Fashion, Reviews | Comment


The beast milk facial bar opens in Chicago

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Got breast milk? Got a face? Then you can save $$$$ of skin treatments. But if you still want to be pampered, then head down to Chicgao spa Mud. Shama Patel, Mud’s founder, tells us:

“I really wanted to come up with something that was quick, effective, that appealed to the urban city girl…There are so many mommy blogs out there that talk about using breast milk to basically help with skin conditions.”

The milk is famed at “certified milk banks”.

 

File under: jug ears.

 

Posted: 10th, March 2015 | In: Fashion | Comment


The knitted goat balaclava is finally here

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Calling all Satanists with complexes, Jimmy Savile look-alikes and everyone tired of wearing small, chaffing skull masks: we give you the Goat Balaclava.

Well, not give exactly. The goat balaclava retails at £66.39.

Made from reassuringly demonic acrylic, the Goat Balaclava is versalite, as this model demonstrates:

 

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Posted: 23rd, February 2015 | In: Fashion, The Consumer | Comment


Science decides: if you want to defeat men wear high heels

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Do high heels make you men go weak at the knees? This just in from science:

Scientists from the Universite de Bretagne-Sud conducted experiments that showed that men behave very differently toward high-heeled women. The results, published online in the journal “Archives of Sexual Behaviour,” may please the purveyors of Christian Louboutin or Jimmy Choo shoes — yet frustrate those who think stilettos encourage sexism.

The study found if a woman drops a glove on the street while wearing heels, she’s almost 50 percent more likely to have a man fetch it for her than if she’s wearing flats.

Another finding: A woman wearing heels is twice as likely to persuade men to stop and answer survey questions on the street. And a high-heeled woman in a bar waits half the time to get picked up by a man, compared to when her heel is nearer to the ground.

“Women’s shoe heel size exerts a powerful effect on men’s behavior,” says the study’s author, Nicolas Gueguen, a behavioral science researcher. “Simply put, they make women more beautiful.”

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Posted: 13th, December 2014 | In: Fashion | Comment


Fashion Fails: the ‘Don’t Open ‘Til Christmas’ WTF children’s onesies

Fashion brand Hatley has some intersting items for the kids:

 

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Up close:

 

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Oh, and dad gets one, too:

‘Til Chtistmas’

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Posted: 9th, December 2014 | In: Fashion | Comment


Brendan Jordan arrives: the gayest boy in the world advertises for American Apparel

 

Your hero in the above video is Brendan Jordan, the 15-year-old lurker who seized his chance when local news filmed in his area.

Said Master Jordan:

“I just saw a camera, and did my thing. I was imagining myself as if I were Lady Gaga, and that no one could destroy me.”

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Posted: 8th, December 2014 | In: Fashion | Comment


Jesus Wept! The Christmas Jumper That Bleeds For Your Fashion Sins

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Who hasn’t looked at a Christmas jumper and declared ‘Jesus’?

Shredders are selling this fine seasonal sweater designed by Steve Byrne.

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Spotter

 

 

 

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


Elly Prizeman Is British Fashion’s Newest Star

 

ELLY Prizeman is the most talked about shirt designer on this planet (and whatever planet they’re on).

Her stellar range of shirts is out of this world (as modelled by Matt Taylor).

As another notable shirt designer, Vivienne Westwood, put it:

You have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes.

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Posted: 19th, November 2014 | In: Fashion, Reviews | Comment


Artist Turns Heavy Metal T-Shirts Into Hadnmade Quilts

IN San Francisco, artist Ben Venom recycles heavy metal t-shirts into handmade quilts.

Metal fans hould enjoy looking for familiar looking swatches:

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Posted: 6th, November 2014 | In: Fashion, Music | Comment


Christmas Jumper-orama: The Hideous Gremlins And Fargo Sweats

READY for Christmas? Ready for your seasonal sweater?

Mondo have greated designs based on the 1984 film Gremlins and the 1996’s Fargo.

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Posted: 19th, October 2014 | In: Fashion, Film | Comment


Urban Outfitters Sells Kent State University Dead Student Fashions

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URBAN Outfitters is delling a sweatshirt  “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt”. It’s splattered in red blotches that look a lot like blood stains.

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Posted: 16th, September 2014 | In: Fashion | Comment