United Colors of Benetton is raising eyebrows with their New York City Pop-Up store in SoHo. Leave it to Benetton with their “Art of Knit” displays to make yarn sexy. If you’d like to check this out for yourself, the store is located at 135 Crosby Street in SoHo, but note the Pop-Up store closes New Year’s Eve Day.
Can’t make it to NYC but want to see more? Check out the Pop-Up store website.
Clothing retailer The Gap stopped selling a controversial shirt after consumers expressed their displeasure. The shirt was a part of the retailer’s collaboration with GQ magazine to showcase America’s best new designers; incredibly ironic – right?
Who is the marketing moron at The Gap who approved this? I can understand a person from another country not fluent in American history perhaps not recognizing this term, but an educated, marketing professional in the US? For those outside the US who may be unfamiliar, Manifest Destiny was the term / belief used to legitimize the westward expansion of the US. Manifest Destiny, which had religious overtones, justified the enslavement and more often than not killing of Native Americans.
This reminds me of that rule in fashion so often ignored, “just because they make it in your size doesn’t mean you should wear it.”
Source: Laughing Squid
What can I say? I’m a denim lovah.
The Shops at Prudential Center is participating in Fashion’s Night Out in Boston tonight by hosting a free screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at sundown on the South Garden.
It would be easy to make this into a great date night; have dinner across the street on Huntington Avenue at Brasserie Jo then hop over to the South Garden and enjoy the show. Dinner and a movie is rarely this romantic.
The new scott james store in Boston recently moved to new digs at 173 Newbury Street, and to celebrate the store will distribute Fashion Night Out (FNO) Survival Kits on Thursday to men who visit their store while supplies last.
Each kit includes SWAG from Billy Jealousy, Emerge Salon Men’s Club, Skincando, Cape Crabbers, Dillon’s Restaurant, Taza Chocolate and scott james. Select kits include scott james gift cards valued up to $250 and one lucky guy will win a free night stay at the coveted Revere Hotel.
FNO Boston is later this week on Thursday, September 6th. I’ll be stopping by the new scott james store and plan on attending their party at the Revere Hotel’s Emerald Lounge later that evening.
Plan on stopping by their new store at 173 Newbury Street to find out more about the party, or if you cannot join – follow my Tweets on Thursday evening.
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO – 2012) is coming back to Boston next Thursday, September 6th.
Check out FNO Boston’s facebook page to stay up to date on everything that will be happening. I’ll be blogging more about this fun night out and hope to see you on Thursday September 6th. Til then, enjoy this very cool promo video for FNO NYC.
Darren Criss sings Dress You Up for FNO
What’s up with this rower from the Stanford Team? Doesn’t he see that his team all know that socks and sandals simply don’t go? Perhaps he didn’t see my post from last week Socks n Sandals.
Recently I was bemoaning the fact that I do not resemble the Calvin Klein model who looks picture perfect in the underwear I purchased so you would think I’d not be tempted by D.Hedral’s sexy underwear line. Sadly, I’m a sucker and marketers know this.
D.Hedral claims their underwear is superior because they are the “first shape based underwear”. Their product supposedly embraces your backside perfectly, enhancing it’s natural roundness and adding extra support. I’m thinking its sort of “wonder bra” for men’s butts. Check out this hilarious breakdown of how their garments will help you.
If you’d like to see more, check out their tempting promo video here.
Consider this a PSA of sorts.
I have this very same pair of underwear and they look nothing like this when I wear them! Thanks David for sharing this photo on your blog, H.A.F. Now I need to get busy planning my frivolous legal case against Mr. Calvin Klein.
My sister Susan sent me this eCard earlier this week to give me a chuckle and it reminded me of a phrase two of my friends in Atlanta use to always say, which I still believe is the golden rule when it comes to purchasing and wearing clothing.
“Just because they make it in your size
doesn’t mean you should wear it.”
No matter your body shape or size, there is clothing that can accentuate the positive. Certain colors, cuts, prints and even fabrics all contribute to this or as is more often the case accentuate the negatives – and for the record, showing back fat is always accentuating the negative.
From time to time I like to insert a photograph of David Gandy, a 30-something English model with a stunningly handsome face and body to match. I refer to these random posts as “Gandy candy” for obvious reasons. Not sure who the lucky photographer was but I found this on the aptly named tumblr site, Candy Gandy.
If you are gay look closely at the photograph below. There are actually three people in this photograph. I only saw Joe Manganiello. Really, when you look below, can you blame me?
It has been a great week for two Boston area museums. On Monday, May 21st The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) announced that one of the museum’s trustees, Saundra Lane, would bequeath 6,000 photographs, including works from Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams in addition to 100 works on paper and 25 paintings.
The donation is estimated to be in excess of $100,000,000
Lane’s generous donation is one of the “largest and most significant gifts in it’s history” according to the press release. The gift significantly increases the number of objects in the MFA’s photography collection from 9,000 to 15,000.
Iris Apfel, the 90 year old fashion icon best known for her signature owl eye glasses and chunky jewelry will give more than 600 pieces of clothing and accessories to the Peabody Essex Museum (P.E.M.) in Salem, MA. Why is this New Yorker looking to the P.E.M. and not the MOMA which premiered her exhibition Rare Bird in 2005? Apparently that tour which also stopped at the P.E.M. impressed her so much that she decided this is where she’d like her collection to reside. In addition to her donation, her husband will also bequeath an undisclosed sum to help build the museum’s new fashion gallery.
Fashionistas take note
The P.E.M. is best known for their maritime art collection. Apfel’s collection which also include articles from world famous designers including Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Dior, and Alexander McQueen will be included in the museum’s new fashion gallery and is expected to hopefully spur other fashion donations for the museum.