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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)


‘Jesus, This Is What The Sunday Times Thinks Hipsters Look Like’

AS Gideon Defoe puts it: “Jesus, this is what the Sunday Times thinks hipsters look like”. It’s Johnnis Boden and The Bodenios:

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Spotter: Gideon Defoe

Posted: 4th, November 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment


Arsenal And Liverpool Players Top List Of 7 Awful Premier League Haircuts

FOOTBALLERS, bless ’em, haven’t worked out the ideal formula involving brains, fashion and money. Everyone remembers Liverpool’s white FA Cup suits and eyebrows were raised when Davey Beckham wore a sarong… and not as many remember John Barnes’ ‘bird shit jacket’ he wore as a presenter on Channel 5.

However, the worst decisions footballers make tend to involve their hair. And in the Premier League, we’ve been blessed with some players who make mystifying decisions.

Here, we look at some of the ones you may have forgotten.

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Posted: 30th, October 2013 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment


6 Crucial Dos And Don’ts Of Men’s Fashion

MEN’s fashion is always up for a laugh. Anorak advises keeping it simple and always tucking your vest into your Y-fronts. Jessica Saia has created this guide to men’s fashion. Spotetr: bold italic

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Posted: 30th, October 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment


Shreddies: The Men Knickers That Filter Your Bottom Burps

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LEICESTERSHIRE’S Shreddies Ltd. brings us knickers and pants that filter your farts.

The thin and flexible cloth, which contains Zorflex® — the same activated carbon material used in chemical warfare suits — is reactivated simply by washing the pants. Shreddies say through extensive testing the carbon cloth could filter odors 200 times the strength of the average flatus emission.

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Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment


Marketing Balls: Nike Launch Ronaldo’s New Real Madrid Boot In A Supernova Of Guff

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WANT to buy Cristiano Ronaldo’s new Nike Mercurial IX CR7 boot, complete with ‘supernova’ skin print (in homage to Ronaldo’s “out of this world” performances since joining Real Madrid)?

In case you are still undecided as ty the merits of walking in Ronaldo’s shoes, the official Nike blurb, courtesy of design director Denis Dekovic, should seduce you

“The concept of a star that burns brighter than others reflects Cristiano’s style, speed and the idea that as a player he plays without limits, much like the outer reaches of the galaxy. What Cristiano is able to achieve on the field is something that we felt was limitless. So we took that direction and focused on creating a highly luxurious finish fused with modern print and colour choices.”

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Posted: 21st, October 2013 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment


Courtney Stodden Stars On FashionMINGA.Com Red Carpet

WE are indebted to D-listed for pointing us towards  LA’s FashionMinga.com.

WHAT IS FASHION MINGA?

Is it a fashion site for mingas?

Fashion Minga is a collaboration of designers, performers, and tastemakers coming together to celebrate the various components that inspire fashion: music, dance, color, shape and visual elements.

But Minga..

“Minga” is an Ecuadorian term for “a community coming together to work for the benefit of all”. 

So. It isn’t just a British term for, as the Urban Dictionary defines:

a male or female who fell out of the ugly tree at birth and hit every branch on the way down
God that girl/boy is so minging she really needs to work on her personality

 

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Posted: 20th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Fashion | Comment


Tamara Mellon On Jimmy Choo, Mr Mellon Head And Her Therpay Bashing Mother

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IN My Shoes: a Memoir by Tamara Mellon with William Patrick, tell the story if the woman who helped Malaysian cobbler Jimmy Choo become a to-die-for brand of the well-heeled. The book might be subtitled Putting Leboutin (geddit?) because Mellon has a few bon mots about her business partners and lovers.

A few highlights from her chat with the Times’s Stefanie Marsh:

She tweeted:

“In the New Year. I will give interviews and talk about the MONSTER Private Equity has become and the VULTURES that operate in it.”

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Posted: 19th, October 2013 | In: Celebrities, Fashion | Comment


I want a PSYCHEDELIC CAT SWEATER

OBJECTS of desire: The PSYCHEDELIC CAT SWEATER.

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Posted: 14th, October 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment


How Barack Obama, Michael Jackson and Britney Spears can help you evade the NSA and Facebook spooks

HOW can you prevent your face from being known by the authorities searching the American-corporation-owned web? Wear a burqa. A beard? Be old and grey (the ultimate invisibility cloak)? Dutch designer Simone C. Niquille has an idea how you can dodge facial-recognition software: wear clothes covered in pictures of other people. Her “REALFACE Glamoflage” T-shirts are great. She says:

“I was interested in the T-shirt as a mundane commodity. An article of clothing that in most cases does not need much consideration in the morning in front of the closet…I was interested in creating a tool for privacy protection that wouldn’t require much time to think in the morning, an accessory that would seamlessly fit in your existing everyday. No adaption period needed.”

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Posted: 6th, October 2013 | In: Fashion, Technology | Comment


A guide to Acceptable and Unacceptable facial hair

SAYS artist Mike Mitchell of this guide to facial hair featuring Nick Offerman:

Here is one of the illustrations I did for Nick Offerman’s new book Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living.

So stoked to be sharing this with everyone. Had a lot of fun working with him on it. He’s the best. 

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Posted: 4th, October 2013 | In: Fashion | Comment


Manchester City beaten by a bemused teacher on a Hugo Boss fashion shoot

PA-17799775THE media love former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. But what did the current Bayern Munich coach look like as his side beat Manchester City?

The Daily Mail:

Midway through the first half Pep Guardiola withdrew a notebook from the breast pocket of his classic, threequarter-length navy jacket… [he]looks like a man who has just walked off the set of a fashion shoot for GQ magazine.

Daily Telegraph:

Guardiola, a refugee from a Hugo Boss campaign…

 

He’s stylish. Or as the Daily Mirror see it:

“With his slate-grey woolly jumper and matching regulation drainpipes, Pep Guardiola looks all the world a bemused teacher on a school outing”

Such are teh facts…

Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment


How Trendy Are You? Take the 1983 taste chellenge

ON August 18, 1983, Smash Hits magazine asked ‘How Trendy Are You?’ Take the quiz:

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Posted: 3rd, October 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment


1960s Space Age fashion – a retrospective

IN the 1960s, fashion designers looked to the stars for inspiration. The Space Race was well underway. Fashion would harness the spirit of the rocketeers with sleek lines, shiny fabrics and the chance to see the world through visors.

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Never get lipstick in your eyes ever again.

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You say, cutting-edge fashion. We say, best to check the machine for red socks before washing your Star Wars Storm Troopers armour.

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Posted: 26th, September 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment


Ed Miliband’s bespoke suit carries the tag: ‘Spencer Hart sincerely hopes you get laid in this product’

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DO we care that Ed Miliband wore a bespoke Spencer Hart suit for his address to Labour Party conference? His shoes, however, were from Marks And Sparks.

One odd thing about Ed’s Hart suit: if you peer inside the jacket’s wallet pocket, the tailor has written a message:

“Hand made for Ed Miliband in the year of ****. Spencer Hart sincerely hopes you get laid in this product.”

Well, someone’s getting screwed…

 

 

Posted: 24th, September 2013 | In: Fashion, Politicians | Comment