Go on. Be the MacGyver of fashion.
At least once a week, a panicked co-worker comes into my office with some sort of fashion-related crisis. I’ve seen a jacket with belt loops … that was missing the belt (I used a pair of scissors to veeery carefully remove the loops after determining that this wouldn’t leave any holes), a small scuff in a black shoe (a swipe of black permanent marker did the trick), and a sweater that sheds everywhere (stick it in the freezer!).
But some problems are stumpers—and tough to deal with when you’re not at home. Take, for instance, those horrible shoulder bumps that appear on sweaters that have been hanging in closets for too long. Or realizing that the the tips of your heels are completely worn down, leaving you quite literally walking on nails. If you’re armed with a steamer, a sewing machine or another pair of shoes, fixing fashion mishaps is a cinch. When you’re stuck in an office, though, it can be trickier. Here, five easy tricks for solving sudden sartorial dilemmas using things you can find in your office. May you never have hanger bumps again.
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Calling all local designers: Time to get your sketchbooks out. The Philly Mag Fashion Project is officially underway! We’re looking for talented local womenswear designers; the top eight will create an exclusive piece that will be featured in our September 2014 fashion feature, and have the chance to win an awesome prize package. Go here to apply, and spread the word!
Apply to be a part of the Philly Mag Fashion Project here.
Donning Chanel, dripping in jewels and draped in furs, Johnny Weir looked absolutely stunning at this year’s Olympics, channeling every style icon from Salvador Dalí to Stanley Tucci’s Hunger Games character, Caesar Flickerman. I don’t know about you, but I was enamored by every one of his looks, so today I’m paying homage with a slideshow of 13 of his most fabulous looks — nearly all of which were presented in front of an electric blue semi.
Johnny Weir Olympic Fashion Gallery
Philly-based Urban Outfitters is launching a new outdoors and fitness brand called Without Walls on March 1st. While the products aren’t available yet, the brand already has Instagram, Twitter and YouTube accounts set up, as well as a placeholder website.
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Satisfy your lust for summer blooms and tropical sunsets with prettier-than-a-postcard prints, splashed across everything from silk blazers to skinny pants. Shoppist tip: The pic is shoppable! Mouse over the photo above for price and store info.
On Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, women protest the ban of lace underwear in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
You know how sometimes there’s just something in the ether, so that everywhere you turn, a subject comes up over and over again? Yesterday, on Presidents Day, that subject was underwear. In one of those news stories that make you scratch your head and go “Huh,” the Moscow Times reported that women in the streets of Kazakhstan were marching with underwear on their heads to protest a new law that’s set to go into effect on July 1st. (You should check out the link, if only for the photo of the demure young Kazakh male averting his gaze from the lascivious lace display.) Read more »
- Want to know how to take a selfie like a supermodel? Hold the camera above your head, turn your face to an angle, and channel Candice/Karlie/Joan/Jourdan. Video after the jump! [W]
- Guess which designers showed Star Wars-emblazoned gowns on the runway? Hint: It starts with a ‘R’ and ends with ‘odarte.’ [The Cut]
Up next: PETA staged a cat-themed interpretive dance to protest NYFW.
- Want to snap Instagram pics like a fashion editor/blogger? Here’s how to show off your style in a way that’s chic, not cheesy. [WhoWhatWear]
- Hey, pale girls! Consider these your makeup and skincare commandments. For instance, did you know you should switch to brown mascara? [Huffington Post]
- Would you carry this treasure chest clutch? [Purse Blog]
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