We’re used to tossing out “emo” as gentle teasing or a not-that-damning insult, but in Iraq teenagers who dress emo (for them a mix of emo, punk, hipster, and goth) are reportedly being jumped in the street and having their skulls crushed in by the country’s Moral Police. More
Celebrities like Felicia Day swear by Black Milk Clothing‘s leggings, but their newest design — weirdly realistic “muscle” leggings — have mostly inspired disbelief and Lady Gaga jokes. More
And by “insane,” I mean oh my God I want this how can I buy it without looking like a total dork. We’ve handpicked the more unbelievable pieces from the Hunger Games merchandise collection, including knee socks, bed sheets, and even a silver parachute necklace. More
Oh, Jared Leto, you’re such an iconoclast with your badass skull t-shirts and your fingerless gloves. Wherever do you find such unique and subversive artifacts? Could it be at the teen clothier chain Hot Topic? We were curios how much of Jared’s wardrobe we could find close approximations of at the HT online store, and the answered turned out the be, “All of it.” More
Lindsay Lohan had a court date today, and it looks like she’d perhaps planned to go camping at City Hall?. Can of beans in the front pocket, Swiss Army knife in the side pocket, blinged-out Blackberry in the back pocket. Remember: don’t look the bear directly in the eye.
We sincerely hope that Taylor Momsen doesn’t have a stylist, because such a person would really be getting away with doing only half the work: the 17-year-old Pretty Reckless singer has made quite a name for herself as a person who wears only one article of clothing at a time. Bra, but not shirt, shirt but not pants.
Pants, Taylor, they’re called pants! More
At 62 years of age, Steven Tyler is still wearing the most batshit insane rock star outfits — although he has added sensible shoes to the mix. Our new favorite American Idol judge showed up to the NBA All Star game in this ensemble of scarves, bellbottoms, and that sunhat I always tell my mom to take of at the beach because, ugh, it’s embarrassiiiing. Check out more of Steven’s super silly looks. More
According to my research, there are two things that 14-year-olds love more than sexting: Justin Bieber and homemade crafts. Luckily, Internet store Etsy.com is full of one-of-a-kind works of art dedicated to the Biebs, leading us to believe that the mom’s of the world need to collectively find a new hobby. May we suggest sexting? More
Sufjan Stevens‘ latest video for “Too Much” might look like a Lite-Brite set exploded onto a hipster collage, but he’s not the first celebrity to recognize the power of electric colors. From Shakira‘s giant pink veil worn during her Portugal show this weekend to anything worn by Katy Perry or Lady Gaga, you’d be hard-pressed to find a famous person not regressing into a fashion palette favored by tweens in the early 90s. More
Back in April, Jezebel posted an article titled “Feathers And Fashion: Native American Is In Style” which pondered the iffy style trends appropriated from a hodgepodge of different tribal cultures. The conclusion?
“All of these cases romanticize Indianness, blur separate traditions (as well as the real and the fake), and some disregard Indian spirituality. So, no, it’s not cute to wear a feather in your hair or carry an Indian rug clutch, it’s thoughtless and insensitive.”
But as Thanksgiving grows nearer, we decided to reopen the issue: More
If you don’t know about Crushable’s obsession with SpiritHoods, you haven’t been paying attention. The animal-inspired hats with attaching scarves and mittens are the most brilliant accessory to come out of the 21st century, and we just had to know who was behind the clothing-wear that’s cool enough for Ke$ha. We spoke to the founder of SpiritHoods.com, Alexander Mendeluk, and got him to answer a couple of our own questions about the true nature of his inner spirit (hood). More
Best Friday EVER! Our long-awaited Spirit Hoods have arrived, which means that over the course of next week we’ll be hanging out in the Barnes and Noble self-help section and various other fun locales, per your request. We’ll also be talking to Spirit Hood founders to hear what motivated them to create the best head/scarf/glove combo ever. More
Just like the old expression goes: “It’s Fashion Week somewhere, so there’s always an excuse to post totally batshit insane photos on our blog.” Today, the lucky country is China, where models have been strutting the runways in floral hats, Marilyn Monroe-print gowns, metallic one-piece bathing suits and stuffed iguanas. Enjoy!