Glam Damn It
The prettiest, dantiest flat we've ever seen! Maloles' lace ballet pump will have you walking on air with its cut-out lace detail and comes in a variety of barely-there, pastel shades. Go all-out girly and wear with a cute smock dress and over sized bag.
London-based designer Suzi Warren intentionally put nipple tassels on shirts for infants and pre-school girls. Warren is the owner and designer of Twisted Twee. The tasseled top has been causing a controversial buzz throughout the blogosphere. Twisted Twee also offers clothes for babies and preschoolers that proclaim, "I've done f--k all day" (minus the dashes). Then there are alphabet shirts that announce that B is for Beer, C is for Condom and X is apparently for a pig having sexual relations with a duck. Warren, who talked to AOL's ParentDish, said, "The Nipple Tassel t-shirt was designed as a response to my own distaste at seeing mini versions of sexy clothes on young children. So by embellishing this style of garment with printed nipple tassels, the result is not that the baby becomes sexualized by the tassels, but that the tassels are made benign and silly by the baby. In fact the more inert, innocent and unaware the infant is, the more ludicrous the contrast becomes."
At some point we’ve all experienced the dreaded feeling of ‘a wardrobe full of clothes, nothing to wear’, but one woman has turned that concept on its head by giving herself one dress to wear for an entire year. Yes, you heard right, Sheena Matheiken, an advertising executive from New York, has decided to wear the same little black dress for a whole year to raise money for charity in what’s been dubbed ‘The Uniform Project’.
Matheiken enlisted the help of her designer friend Eliza Starbuck to create the versatile LBD that will be her only outfit option for 365 days. “It's essentially a short-sleeved black mini-dress,” she says. “But it's also reversible and it has buttons down one side so it can also be worn open as a tunic.” Strictly speaking, Matheiken, who is already 3 months into the project, actually rotates between 7 identical dresses for laundry purposes, but so far she’s done a pretty good job of making the dress look like a new outfit every day.
Joonbug’s Aliza Olin and Claire Smith met up with 23-year-old Emily Gellis, one half of the jewelry design duo Tara & Miemy, to talk about her new line and future plans for the brand.
Joonbug: Where are you originally from?
Emily: Originally Great Neck, New York, but I’ve been living in NYC since college.
JB: Where did you attend college and what was your major?
E: I graduated from NYU in 2008 and majored in Communications with a specialization in Economics.
JB: How did you to get into the fashion industry?
E: I interned for a year at Intermix and was eventually promoted to Assistant Buyer of Ready–To-Wear Domestic Collections. It gave me a real insight to the industry and helped me develop my own eye for fashion.
JB: What made you decide to start your own company?
E: My friend Tara (also from Great Neck, NY) had started to design some jewelry so I’d been helping her out and it just seemed to take off from there. The name came from a trip to Miami with my family and Tara where they would tease me saying “Miami, My-emy”, like a play on words of my name. So, when we came to name our jewelry line, Tara & Miemy just stuck.
Fairhope, Alabama- Freshman at Parsons
What is your favorite magazine?
What are your favorite places to eat in NYC?
Dos Caminos, Cafeteria, Max Brenner, db bistro moderne, and Billy’s Bakery
What trend would you like to see come back?
The classic and clean look of the 1950’s.
What is he wearing?
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Socks: Paul Smith
Pants: Urban Outfitters
Scarf: Vintage (Boston)
Jacket: French Connection
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has started a war against the airbrush! In April he captured an un-airbrushed, make-up free Eva Herzigova, amongst others, for French Elle and now he’s at it again. In the September issue of Harper's Bazzar, supermodels Helena Christensen, Amber Valletta, Nadja Auermann, Shalom Harlow, Claudia Schiffer, Tatjana Patitz, Cindy Crawford, and Kristen McMenam to wipe of the make-up and brave a shoot without the usual excessive retouching.
We’re loving Tom Ford’s new cost-effective plan. First the designer ditched the photographer for his Fall campaign images, when he decided to shoot models Jon Kortajarena and Anna Maria Jagodzinska himself, and now he’s realized he doesn’t even need to splash out on a model. Ford appears as the face of his Grey Vetiver fragrance in the new ads; a little narcissistic perhaps, but with a face like who can blame him?
Take 30 to 60 percent off select Jill Stuart collection items at the annual summer sample sale. 100 Greene St., nr. Prince St. (212-343-2300); Th (noon–7), F (11–5).