Archive: Fashion

Nike launches Dri-Fit tights with X-Ray images on them – would you wear them?

Nike has launched a new line of Dri-Fit performance tights featuring digital X-Ray images! Sources say they’re so hot, they’re flying off the shelves!

The tights will set you back $90, if you can find a pair. They come in black and grey, green and purple and nude-on-nude. You can find them on Nikestore.com – although they’re currently sold out!

“The tights feature Nike Pro and Dri-FIT technology along with spandex construction, ensuring they can stand up to any workout. The eye-catcher though is the visible x-ray bones on the front and back, not only illustrating the wearer’s inner-toughness, but looking damn good while doing it.”

A press release from Nike reveals the company is marketing to the “girl next door”. “On the outside, she might be the girl next door, but on the inside, her body has survived grueling workouts, often pushing through pain, broken bones, pulled muscles and harsh tears. With images of X-Ray bones digitally printed on the outside, the exclusive print tight gives a glimpse of her inner toughness.”

What do you think of the tights? Would you wear them?

Courtney Love has a clothing line – and it looks like this.

Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, here we have our first look at Courtney Love’s clothing line!

Early photos of the line, Never The Bride, arrived via Love’s Twitter, where she posted pics of a photo shoot she’s doing for Contributor Magazine featuring the clothes. Pink-haired Chloe Norgaard models the pieces, which are all made from repurposed vintage clothing. So Courtney.

Never The Bride is a long time in the coming: Courtney told us all about it back in December when we took a personal tour of her closet. Pulling from Love’s own archives, Never The Bride has an antique feel with plenty of Edwardian and Victorian touches. Each piece also contains a Courtney Love signature: “In the hem of all the dresses there’s a ruby and it says c***,” she told us. The aesthetic is pure Courtney, or as she put it: “This is the stuff that I would wear if I was young enough to not look like Bette Davis in ‘Whatever Happened After Baby Jane?’.”

Although Love posted on her Pinterest that Never The Bride will be “available in net a porter soon,” Huffington Post is reporting they received word from Net-A-Porter that they willnot be carrying Love’s line.

Take a look at more of Courtney’s designs below!

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Lady Gaga steps out in Milan, Italy, wearing a skin-tight red Versace gown.

Lady Gaga met up with fashion designer Donatella Versace in Milan, Italy, yesterday. The 26-year-old singer wore a skin-tight Versace dress, with multiple cut-outs. After announcing she had “gained like, 25 pounds”, Gaga certainly didn’t mind showing off her new curves. If you ask me, she looks amazing! She admitted she “doesn’t feel bad about putting on the weight”, but that she is dieting to get back into shape.

Indeed, her trainer, Harley Pasternak, tells the new issue of Us Weekly (out now), “She will slim down. But whatever weight she’s at, she looks phenomenal!”

Though her weight gain made headlines, Gaga used it as an opportunity to speak about positive body image via her website, Little Monsters.

“I have been startled and overwhelmed with pride and emotion the past few days. Gratitude mostly. Seeing you post photos of things on your bodies and in your minds that you feel society tells you you should be ashamed of. You are showing them you have no shame,” the Grammy Award winner wrote. “Watching you all create a safe space online for people to be compassionate is the greatest gift you could ever give me.”

Gaga added that her boyfriend, Taylor Kinney, 31, “prefers me curvier. When I eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I’m happy. Happier than I’ve ever been. I am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny.”
“This is who I am,” she added. “And I am proud at any size.”

Gaga shared the picture above on her Facebook page, and said, “Some legends, truly are. Pic of me walking into Gianni’s apt, which she covered in 40,000 roses. I love u Donatella.”

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Victoria’s Secret’s “Sexy Little Geisha” look sparks controversy

Victoria’s Secret is in hot water today after their new “Sexy Little Geisha” outfit causes a stir. The outfit is part of VS’s “Go East” collection, an “Eastern-inspired” floral print fabric plus a removable obi belt. The model poses with a matching fan and chopsticks, which Candice Swanepoel models. Victoria’s Secret claims the outfit is “your ticket to an exotic adventure”.

The negative reactions began several weeks ago. On Racialicious, Nina Jacinto took Victoria’s Secret to task for essentializing Asian identity and reducing “Eastern” culture to a stereotype of exotic sexuality. “It’s a narrative that says the culture can be completely stripped of its realness in order to fulfill our fantasies of a safe and non-threatening, mysterious East,” she argues. Done at the corporate level, “it’s a troubling attempt to sidestep authentic representation and humanization of a culture and opt instead for racialized fetishizing against Asian women.”

The Frisky concurred: “Considering the complicated history of geishas, repurposing the [geisha] ‘look’ for a major corporation to sell as role-playing lingerie seems a bit tasteless.”

Victoria’s Secret has responded to the protests, if only tacitly: type in the URL for the Sexy Little Geisha product page and it redirects you to VictoriasSecret.com. In fact all the product pages for the “Go East” collection, including the Printed Chiffon Robe we highlighted last month, now simply redirect to the Victoria’s Secret homepage.

What do you think? Does the outfit seem inappropriate to you?

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