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Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe now on display
01.14.2013
10:40 am

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Kahlo with husband, Diego Rivera
 
Unfortunately though, not anywhere near me.

Frida Kahlo’s clothes were recently curated at her home (now a museum) in Mexico City. While Frida’s traditional dresses, which defied the modern European fashions of the time, are the obvious draw, it would be just as fascinating to see the elements of her wardrobe that functioned as a part of her disability.

The artist’s ornately decorated prosthetic leg will be on display, though I believe her beautifully-painted torso casts are in separate collections.
 
Frida's Cast
Plaster Corset With A Hammer And Sickle (An Unborn Baby)
 

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Oddly phallic 1960s crochet wedding dress
01.04.2013
03:23 pm

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Looking like a knitted cozy for a dildo, this spectacular wedding dress was made some time in the 60s.

Update: It’s an Yves Saint Laurent dress from 1965. 

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Quite possibly the greatest punk rock tattoo of all time
01.03.2013
08:11 am

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Punk rock tattoos are tricky. For a culture so frequently rooted in mocking nostalgia (when not outright eschewing it), tattooing lyrics on yourself could come off a little corny. (GET IT?!?)

However, this beauty, inspired by Descendents’ “I Like Food,” is all that is earnest and sincere about punk rock.  I doff my cap to you, sir, and I doff my cap to food.
 

 

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Pretty for You: Alice Cooper’s unisex ‘Whiplash Mascara,’ 1973
01.02.2013
02:10 pm

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“Alice says: Whip the one you love—get a tube for for your best friend too!”
 

 
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‘Mom Jeans,’ for the discerning, monied fashion plate
12.31.2012
10:43 am

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As best I can tell from my rudimentary knowledge of sartorial paleontology, the trajectory of the Mom Jean goes like this:

In the late 1970s earl 1980s, you had your sleek, high-waisted silhouette, aided by the blend of polyester into the denim. This was a tricky look, generally thought to be best-suited to the long and lean. Think Brooke Shields in her Calvins.

By the 80s, poly-blends felt dated, and waist-lines dropped a bit (failed experiments in pleating and strange washes were rampant, but we’re sticking to the basics here). By the 90s, the snugness relaxed, perhaps in response to the influence of grunge (and high fructose corn syrup?).

What we are left with is the Mom Jean: a garment of no determinable silhouette, often, but not always, fraught with details like pleats and trouser pockets. It has the unholy power to make even the shapeliest of posteriors into bulky, amorphous blobs, and the leanest of them into the long, flat ass of defeat.

And now you can buy them at Top Shop for $80!
 
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This one runs you $100
 
I laugh, but there will be a million Brooklyn girls sporting these, looking somehow lovely. It’s an anomaly prevalent in young Brooklyn I like to call “uglimmunity,” where a girl is so conventionally attractive, she can literally wear the ugliest thing you’ve ever seen, and will somehow appear irreverently chic.

But I, as a mere mortal, do not possess the powers to rock the Mom Jeans, especially not the Mom Jeans never even intended for moms to wear. No, these Valkyries of fashion will appropriate the ceremonial garb of moms simply because they can.
 

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‘The Big Lebowski’: Replica of The Dude’s sweater
12.11.2012
04:46 pm

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I think The Dude would totally lose respect for me if I spent the asking price of $200.00 for this Cowichan knit sweater.
 

 
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Full-body ‘onesie’ sweater
12.11.2012
11:48 am

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As long as this puppy isn’t made from alpaca (my allergies) I’m in!

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Virgin Mary and Jesus press-on nails
12.10.2012
12:41 pm

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These will go nicely with my fake Virgin Mary Rolex.

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen collaborate on over-priced handbag with Damien Hirst
12.05.2012
06:14 pm

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If you’ve got way too much money and no common sense whatsoever, listen up: the fashionista Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, have produced a stunningly over-priced crocodile handbag festooned with colorful pill appliqués, in collaboration artist Damien Hirst.

The price? A mere $55,000. I wonder if any of those pills are Xanax?

“Damien, I’ve got Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s people on the line. They want to make a hideously overpriced handbag with you. Are you interested?”

“Blimey, what a shitty idea. That’s just too fucking stew-pid not to do, innit?”

“Damien says he’d love to be involved. Terrific, thanks. You, too. Bye!”

Only twelve of the bags are available. They go on sale December 12th exclusively at justoneeye.com.
 

 

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Psychedelic drugs and high fashion in Asia Argento’s ‘Firmeza’
12.05.2012
12:20 pm

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Firmeza , a new short film directed by Asia Argento for Ludovica Amati’s Spring/Summer collection of 2013, draws in viewers emotionally with a scenario involving an ayahuasca ceremony and then manages to slip in an entire fashion show without them realizing it. I loved it. Super clever idea to display clothing. Breathtaking visuals and cinematography.

I can’t say for sure that she actually took ayahuasca during the shooting, but knowing the Scarlet Diva, I wonder…
 

 

 

 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds
New Kenneth Anger short film for Italian fashion house Missoni

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