Yesterday, the company pulled a necklace from their website after designer Elena Coleman of TOMTOM Jewelry accused them of copying one of her designs via Twitter. TOMTOM's Future in Retrograde necklace and Urban's Sliced Triangle Necklace both feature triangular shaped stones with gold-ridged settings. After removing the necklace from their site, they reached out to Coleman with Urban explaining that the knockoff was purchased through a vendor and that they didn't know about the original TOMTOM necklace design. Urban went on to say in the email, "Please know that Urban Outfitters would never intentionally copy a designer's work. We work very hard to avoid situations such as this." But do they really?Read More »from Urban Outfitters is Ripping Off Designs … Again
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- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Wed, Nov 7, 2012 1:46 PM EST
When we think of Post-Its we think of stocking up on school supplies at Staples, or that scene from "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion." We don't think of adorable accessories. But apparently Post-It is expanding its horizons from being exclusively a purveyor of sticky paper to also creating cute handbags. Yup, for the holidays Post-It is selling dispensers shaped like a handbag and a clutch for $10.
As self-declared stationary nerds, we're kind of obsessed with the idea of a Post-It purse. Everybody knows Post-Its win the award for being the most fun office supply ever. And this Post-It purse is the perfect stocking stuffer for your fashionista friend who has a bit of a geek streak.
So what's next? Will Sharpie come out with a line of accessories? Or will Hewlett Packard design a collection of women's ready-to-wear clothing? Only time will tell, but we're all for boring
Calling all bros, it's mani/pedi time! Nail polish brand "Alpha Nail" is a line of polishes marketed specifically at "manly men." The brand offers a matte and metallic collection in totally un-girly colors like "Burnin' Rubber" and "Cocaine" for $9.95 each. Even the dispenser is manly -- each polished is applied with a high-tech-looking pen. No dainty Essie-esque bottles here.
The Alpha Nail website explains that the polish is for practical purposes since it keeps nails strong and healthy. But Alpha Nail also explains that dudes want to wear polish for the same reasons women do: to make a statement. According to Alpha Nails website, "It is about having the confidence that says 'I am my own man, and I will decide the rules for how I live my life according to how I see fit.'"
Really? A nail polish can say all that?? Sure, the Alpha Nail website is testosterone-packed and pretty hilarious, but
Last week we told you about the world's coldest dress made entirely out of ice, but this brown paper bag jacket is even more ridiculous. Yup, United Bamboo is selling this unisex jacket made of brown paper bags coated in varnish for a whopping $480.
The ragged jacket (which we think is supposed to be a blazer? It's hard to tell ...) looks like it's going to disintegrate on the model's body at any moment. And it has tiny bits of duct tape stuck on the front that we really think gives it a "vagrant chic" vibe.
OK, we get it. Fashion designers love to push the envelope and create things that make us go, "um…what?!" That's nothing new. But even if this jacket weren't made out of torn up paper bags and duct tape, it still wouldn't be worth $480. The bulky cut, linebacker-esque shoulders, and the awkward sleeve length are totally unflattering, even if this jacket were made out of 100% silk.
And when our number oneRead More »from This Brown Paper Bag Jacket Costs $480
Let's be honest: Were we really that surprised when the preppy prom queen ended up with the bad boy in "The Breakfast Club"? Or when clean-cut Sandy fell for rebel Danny Zucko in "Grease"? Not really. You know, opposites attract and all.
And when it comes to fashion trends, opposites still attract. Case in point: leather and lace, the ultimate style power couple. Both trends are stars on their own, but when worn together, they become a match made in style heaven. Leather toughens up lace (so you don't end up looking like a doily), while lace softens leather (so you don't look like one of the Hell's Angels).
To see what we mean, check out our roundup of the best leather looks, the best lace looks, and the most interesting ways you can wear them together.
Studs and leather are a match made in fashion heaven, and choosing a jacket with a bit of detailing along theRead More »from Power Couple: Leather and Lace
I love my iPhone, Facebook, and Netflix, and I've never really been a "retro girl," wishing I could transport myself to a simpler time. But ever since I've learned to master the infamous cat eye, I have a greater appreciation for mod, 1960s-inspired style.
The reason: '60s style is not only classic, but it's a trend that can work for any season. Mini skirts are forever chic, and retro shift dresses are ultra-flattering on almost any body type. And of course there's nothing like a beehive to give your hair instant volume. Still think this all sounds a little too outdated? Scroll down to see the ways to mod-ify your style.
You can thank the 1960s for the mini skirt. Before then, hemlines were more demure (knee-length and longer), but the '60s was all about showing some leg -- a notion we can definitely get behind. The key to pulling off a super short skirt is by toning downRead More »from How to Wear '60s–Inspired Style
If you scroll through your iPod or Spotify account, you'll probably start to notice that you have a playlist for almost everything: Working out, falling asleep, studying, dinner parties, getting ready to go out, road trips … you get the idea.
But what about a playlist that channels your style? To help get you started, we played DJ and put together seven awesome playlists that perfectly work with whatever style you may be: from preppy and boho to retro to rock and roll. Each fashion sense has its own vibe, and so we've handpicked the songs that match each style.
Ready to turn up the volume? Plug in your earbuds and check out our ultimate style soundtracks.
FashionistaRead More »from What's Your Style Playlist?
If you're a fashionista ...
Your dream is to go to Paris Fashion Week, and you've been known to wear heels to the grocery store. You carry the latest issue of "Vogue" in your leopard purse, and you've been
Here's something to give you the chills … literally: TWELV magazine is headlining its second issue with an editorial feature titled "Ice Queen," where they made a gown entirely out of ice.
The idea of an ice dress sounds pretty crazy, not to mention freezing and semi-dangerous. Just think of all the opportunities for frostbite. Ouch.
But we're not that surprised, considering this ice dress was created by the same people who brought us this gown made out of 50,000 gummy bears, which debuted in the premiere issue of TWELV. Seems like TWELV magazine is trying to outdo itself in the "That Dress is Made Out of What?!" category.
The hefty ice dress weighs 532.6 pounds, was constructed in a freezer by a professional ice sculptor, and it took 13 people to move the thing. And for the first time in a long while, we're not envious of the gorgeous model who wore the
Haven't decided on a Halloween costume yet? It's crunch time, but don't panic. And definitely don't cop out and reach for the cat ears or witch hat, like you did last year. Instead, take a cue from celebs. We look to them for fashion advice, so why not turn to them for the ultimate day of dress up?
We've rounded up our favorite celeb Halloween costumes of all time to help get your creative juices flowing. So which rocker dressed as Cinderella? And which female singer wore a mustache as part of her look? Scroll down to find out.
Known as the unofficial Queen of Halloween, Heidi Klum hosts a huge Halloween bash every year in New York City. We love that she always goes as something outrageous and terrifying, instead of sweet and sexy. But Klum really outdid herself when she went as a skinless body last year. Our first reaction? Ew! But also ... kinda cool. So how'dRead More »from Celeb Halloween Costumes to Steal
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Fri, Oct 26, 2012 1:39 PM EDT
So the Kardashian clan has jumped on another branding opportunity, surprise, surprise. Not exactly news that blows our socks off … and speaking of socks, apparently they are pretty hot these days, because Rob Kardashian is designing a line of socks called Arthur George that will be sold at Neiman Marcus starting November 9th.
Kardashian told WWD, "Socks are something I've always been passionate about." And we know you may be thinking, um, socks, really, Rob? Typically you don't hear the words "passionate" and "socks" in the same sentence, but these are classy socks. They are made out of 100 percent Egyptian cotton and retail for $30 a pair.
Photo Credit: @KylieJenner
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And as for the name -- Arthur George -- we have to hand it to Kardashian for not falling into the K-pun trap like all of his sisters. He came up with the name because Arthur is his middle name and George is his father's. And unlike his sisters, Rob has aRead More »from Prepare Yourselves for the Rob Kardashian Sock Line