Ladies! Would You Wear These Fashion Tights?

“Climbing Up Tights” feature a man (who doesn’t look strong enough to get up to the…butte) climbing up one of the back seams.

You can buy them on Turkish brand Penti’s site.

How bout if somebody designed Mad Men “falling man” tights?

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Serious Quiz: Menswear Or Womenswear?

1. Anderson with Donatella Versace, looking as glam as ever.

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2. Anderson’s first collection for the label, designed in partnership with Versace’s in-house design team, walked at a special show at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York last night.

To describe the clothes as gender-bending would be an understatement.

3. A word of warning pre-quiz: J.W. showed male models in frilly skirts on his fall 2013 runway.

Guessing whether that’s a crop top or maxi skirt for a guy or a girl might be a little more difficult than you first think. Just saying.

4. But ok, let’s go.

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  16. 16. And one celebrity guest in attendance to finish.
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Serious Quiz: Menswear Or Womenswear?


All images courtesy of Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images. See the collection in full here.

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How Nina Garcia Went From Serving Fashion Editors Drinks To Judging “Project Runway”

In BuzzFeed Fashion’s “How I Made It in Fashion” series, insiders reveal how they went from dreaming about fashion to working at the top of the industry. Nina Garcia, the creative director of Marie Claire, discusses her rise from making collages in her childhood bedroom to becoming one of the most famous American fashion personalities of her time.

There was only one track for me from the very beginning. I was obsessed with fashion when I was young. I thought fashion meant fashion design, and I thought I wanted to be a designer at some point. Later I realized I didn’t have the talent to be a designer, but there are so many other things you can do in the industry of fashion; that understanding came after school and after many internships and knowing the industry better.

I lived in South America when I was growing up. I spent hours sketching. I was good at drawing, and I was obsessed with fashion, but I was also obsessed with magazines. Vanidades — which translates to “vanities” — was one of the few magazines we got. I remember I would kind of cut things out — I would cut out the fashions and I would cut out the jewelry and the shoes and the bags and make collages out of what I liked. So in a way I was kind of putting together my mood boards. But it was not until later that I had that aha moment that I was like, I really want to be in magazines, and that came about from an internship.

That pivotal aha moment arrived when I was still in school. I was going to FIT and I was doing a lot of internships, and I got an internship at Perry Ellis — it was 1992-93, and it was Marc [Jacobs]’s grunge collection. I was the intern to the assistant to the assistant, and that was a hot internship. I was in the closet packing things up to send to magazines. They would let me out sometimes to greet the editors and ask them, “Do you want a drink?” It was that contact with the editors that made me feel like, wow, I can’t believe there is a job like this. The editor that made the biggest impression on me was Carlyne Cerf [De Dudzeele]. (I later ended up working with Carlyne while I was the fashion director at Elle.) I remember she came in for an appointment and I loved her energy, and I was just mesmerized by her. I was like, wow, there is a job where you get to appreciate all these designers and all this incredible talent and you can communicate it through fashion magazines.

After Perry Ellis, I got an assistant position at Mirabella when Jade Hobson was there, and that really started it all. It was a great place to work — there were a lot of characters, there were a lot of very talented editors there at the time, so it was a great learning experience.

I came in to assist one of the editors, and then I became a styling assistant. Later I moved to Elle. Again, I started as a fashion assistant and slowly moved into the market, then I became fashion editor in 2000.

I was so passionate about being in the magazine industry even when I first started at Mirabella. I didn’t really care if I was there until midnight, I didn’t care if I had to be in the closet unzipping garment bags — for me the wonder of being able to unzip a garment bag and have a Jean Paul Gaultier, a Dior gown come out, that to me was everything. It was pure joy. It didn’t really matter what I had to do, I just wanted to be there so badly. I wanted it so badly, it didn’t feel like a job. Yes, I was making coffee. Yes, I was making Xerox copies. Yes, I was working in the closet. Yes, I was working on the shoots until midnight. Yes, I was packing and unpacking trunks. But it didn’t matter, because all I wanted to do was breathe the same air as the editors. I would do anything to be at a show.

Mentors are important, absolutely. In this industry it’s important that you have somebody who gives you a chance. I had a mentor — Gilles [Bensimon] — who gave me a chance. Gilles believed in me and gave me a chance when he made me fashion director. It was like sink or swim. He didn’t hold my hand and walk me through it, but he gave me a chance.

I didn’t ask for the fashion director promotion — I frankly didn’t even dream of it — but I was working so hard that I was already doing that job, and he noticed that. He was like, “You know what? Would you want to be a fashion director?” And it was hard, because Gilles was not going to take you by the hand and say, “This is what you do.” It was either sink or swim, but he had to believe in me. And I think in this industry, even with the photographers and the designers, somebody’s got to give them that opportunity. Somebody’s got to believe in them.

You can find a mentor; you have to ask questions, you have to show interest in what the other person is doing. You have to have curiosity — I think that people appreciate that and will want to help you. I know when I see assistants or editors who show that curiosity and show me that they want it so much, naturally I’m going to want to help them. Of course, you have to get over being scared, and you have to ask for help. It’s a reflection of how much you want it. If you want it that much, you’re going to go and fight for it — you’re going to make that move and go talk to that person because you have to get noticed.

You really have to want it — it’s long hours, it’s hard work, it’s not as glamorous as it seems. Even in this position [as creative director of Marie Claire], it’s still not glamorous. I’m still here until late, I still unzip bags, I still look at boards — you’re still working really hard, so you have to have a real love of what you do in order to sustain it.

When Project Runway happened, I had already been a fashion director for five years at Elle. I knew a lot and I felt very confident about what I knew in the market. But the show was completely experimental — the network really didn’t promise you anything, and neither did the magazine. It was like, OK, go try it. It was scary. I thought I had worked so hard to get to that position I was in, and at one point I was like, this might be really bad for my career. But I took the chance, and that is exactly what I think made it so exciting; when you take a chance and it works out, then it just feels very good.

There was nothing like Project Runway at the time. I remember when those producers came in and said, we want to do a show on fashion. I was like, Who is going to be interested? And there have been so many people interested. It was the first of its kind, and I have to say, there’ve been many other shows: Fashion Star, The Fashion Show, Launch My Line, 24 Hour Catwalk. All these other shows have been trying to get there, and Project Runway is still the best show. Will it be there forever? I don’t know, but when you are involved in something that’s starting [a trend] like that, it’s very exciting.

As a fashion editor, I see so much and give so much feedback. I see young designers, I see very seasoned designers — I see it all, and I think that helped me with the show, because when I sit in that chair, I put on an editor hat and I really judge [the contestants] with their peers in the market. I really want to be very frank with them and be very upfront. I look at them like I look at any designer I would be covering for market, and I appreciate them or I try to give them feedback that might help them. I’m not going to mislead them — I’m going to be as frank as I can. I can’t sugarcoat it.

With the show, I had new opportunities. I wrote several books, I’ve done things I never thought I would do. It just opened up different opportunities, not only for me but for many other editors.

I think the show came at such a phenomenal time. It was like the perfect storm — Project Runway happened, Zara and H&M were starting, the internet was picking up. It was like an explosion. And now everybody’s role has changed — not only my role, but every editor’s role has evolved, and the industry has evolved.

People come up and ask me for fashion advice. Flight attendants ask me for fashion advice, I have young girls ask me for professional advice about how to make it in the industry. “I want to be an editor,” “I want to be in fashion” — I do get a lot of that.

My advice to people who want to get into fashion is this: Get into fashion, follow your dreams. If you really are very passionate about it, you’re going to find a way to do it. Meet and network with as many people as you can, make phone calls, knock on doors, don’t give up. Do the internships, be informed, learn as much as you can about what you’re passionate about. Look around you, because fashion is influenced by so many other things — art, movies, literature. Especially for people who want to be designers — be informed, soak it all in, go to museums, and again, be an intern, network, and don’t give up. You have to be very tenacious to make it in this industry.

I think there is great opportunity with what is happening now on the internet with fashion. There are no rules, everything’s changing so quickly. It wouldn’t be fair to tell somebody not to embrace that, because I don’t think that’s the right advice. Of course you have to embrace that — I want to embrace that. But I do think there’s a very big difference between what bloggers do and what editors do. There is very different training involved, there are very different points of view involved. I think bloggers take on a very personal view whereas an editor, through our training, we have more of a service point of view. I’m not sitting here saying, “This is what I think you should buy” or “This is what I wore today, so you should buy it.” I’m speaking to a very broad range of women and ages and backgrounds. I’m really trying to inform them and provide a service, and the bloggers come at it from a more personal point of view. I’ve done this for many, many years. You have to have a sense of history and evolution, and that’s what the editors bring to the table. I’m not saying one is better than the other — it’s very different. Would I say don’t make yourself a blogging sensation if you want to work in fashion? No, but I would say to the young students starting out, definitely look at what’s happening in technology: It’s going to affect you sooner or later. And if you have that skill set right now, you’re going to need it, and thinking that you’re not is not being prepared.

As told to Amy Odell.

Related: See Nina’s recent work in the latest issue of Marie Claire, featuring a photo spread and interview with cover girl Scarlett Johansson. And for more on Project Runway — including Tim Gunn’s tips for making it! — head to

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23 Ice Cream-Themed Items You Need In Your Wardrobe

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1. A basic waffle cone graphic tee is an essential part of any ice cream lover’s wardrobe.


Wilfox Couture at Revolve, $64

2. There’s also a similar tank with a passionate declaration of love.


Delia’s, $20

3. And this sequined embellished one is a glitzier option.


4. Multi-flavored cones also make a spectacular choice in prints.


6. But if you want to take your tee to the next level, I suggest this kitschy multi-cone print top.


Romwe, $33

7. And don’t just stick to tops for ice cream inspiration!


Not For Ponies at Spoiled Brat, $32

8. There’s also a huge market for cone jewelry, which can be as personal and breathtaking as a Tiffany engagement ring.


Ted Baker at , $32

10. Cone studs are a subtle way to show your love.


Lee Renee ar Bottica, $93

11. And pendant necklaces help keep your favorite treat close to your heart at all times.


VeraMeat, $88

14. And if you’re one of those people who prefers popsicles, I’ve got you covered.


We can’t be friends though. Both N2 at Forzieri. Left, $36. Right, at $30.

15. These shoes are probably pretty supportive to sprints to the ice cream truck.


Or, let’s be honest, strolls to the freezer aisle. Vans at Office, $84

16. And it seems counterintuitive to wrap yourself in ice cream if you’re chilly but if it looks like this, it’s a great idea.


Temp Des Reves at Barneys, $295

17. Everyone’s favorite beach treat? You guessed it!


Left $14, Right $12

18. And how are there not more ice cream print socks?! This is tragic.


NastyGal, $4

19. These phone cases are cool because it always looks like you’re carrying an ice cream sandwich.


Jack Spade at Saks Fifth Avenue, $40

20. And it’s somehow not melting or being devoured.


21. And this coin purse is the accessory you’ve been looking for.


Kate Spade, $46

22. Has your love of ice cream gotten so out of hand that you sometimes want to BE ice cream? Yes. These are for you.

Neff at Perpetual Kid, $15

23. And I think that no matter your favorite flavor, we can all agree that these shoes are amazing.


Melissa Glam + Karl Lagerfeld at FarFetch, $175

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26 Important Hairstyles You Need To Try Right Now

1. The Far-Flung Side Part

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The side part is made more dramatic by flipping hair over at the outer corner of the right eye.

2. The Heart-Shape

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Just a classic butt-cut.

3. The Longer Lob

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This cut is the grown-out version of Beyoncé’s much-imitated “Yonce” wavy lob.

4. Platinum Hippie Hair

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Re-watch Almost Famous to get yourself in the mood.

5. The Layered Lob

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Use a texturizing spray to enhance the cut.

6. The Subtle Side Part

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Part hair just a little left of your nose and use a firm hold spray to get extra height.

7. The Slicked Back Part

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Guaranteed to enhance any widow’s peak.

8. The Choppy Bob

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Ask your hairstylist to give you a razor cut to get this punky ’80s effect.

9. Short Bangs

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They’re not just for rockabilly chicks anymore!

10. Salt and Pepper

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New hair color trend alert!

11. The Reverse Ombré

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If you have dark hair, get this look by only bleaching your top layer.

12. The Fanned-Out Farrah

The ’70s are back!

13. The Segmented Worm

It’s the new boho braid.

14. The Half-Up Princess Knot

Instead of using the layer of hair above your ears, sweep up only the hair that falls right above your forehead.

15. The Body Wave

If you don’t have naturally wavy hair, try a digital perm to get this look.

16. The Larry David

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Short on top, long on the sides.

17. The Judith Light

Use hairspray to flair out the top and the side.

18. The Brigitte Bardot

Part your bangs in the center and add a little bouffant on top.

19. The Long Layered Cut

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It’s a classic.

20. Long Wispy Bangs

For a little added mystery.

21. The Casual ’90s Hair Flip

You can channel Drew Barrymore in Poison Ivy.

22. The Double Ponytail

Sooooo Mary Kate & Ashley!

23. A Grungy Bob

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Kurt Cobain, is that you?

24. (The Longer Version)


25. The Short Chop


A dollop of mousse and you’ll look straight out of an ’80s Vidal Sassoon ad.

26. The Classic Ombré

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Ombré will never die.

Run, don’t walk to your hairstylist!

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31 Quirky Fierce Swimsuits That Are Perfect For Summer

1. For fun times on the beach this summer, why not try a distorted cat print?

Get it at Topshop; $64 for the set

2. Or the classic yellow polka dot bikini.

From Madewell; $39.99 for each piece.

3. This horse suit is on the pricey side, but also beautiful and unexpected.

From We Are Handsome; $297.

4. You might prefer a sequin mosaic for your bustline.

Get it at River Island; the top is $34 and the bottom is $26

5. Megan Draper-esque.

From Modcloth; $184.99.

6. A quirky print keeps a sexy cut from going overboard.

A French Connection exclusive to Asos for $69.83.

7. Geometric spunk.

Get it at Asos; the top is $23.83 and bottom is $19.95

8. Sporty and sexy in a Bond girl way.

By Aerie; top is $35.95 and bottom is $24.95

9. And because you’ve probably always wanted to look like a well-decorated lawn…

From Victoria’s Secret; top is $30.50, bottom is $18.50

10. A chicer version of what you might have worn to swim lessons as a kid.

From American Eagle; $44.99.

11. Contrast is everything with this suit.

River Island; $50.

12. Obligatory nautical inspired suit.

From Target; $14 each for top and bottom.

13. You could make this ironically cute.

From L.L. Bean (!); top is $49.95 and bottom is $34.95.

14. Separates that at once match and don’t match.

Diane Von Furstenberg via The Outnet; top is $34.30 and bottom is $37.60.

15. Or just look like you’re wearing a black light.

Get it at Target; the top is $14 and bottom is $12.

16. Everything about this is classic but the statement print.

FromNastygal; $160.

17. Black-and-white stripes — very on-trend.

Volcom at Pacsun; top is $47.95; bottom is $35.95

18. Something a sexy sci-fi heroine might wear.

From Nastygal; $85.

19. One large ruffle is so much better than fringe.

Get it at Forever 21; top is $14.80, bottom is $12.80.

20. Leopard print made somehow cheesier/sexier.

By Malene Birger; get it at The Outnet for $79.99, marked down from $230.

21. Or, wear a landscape.

From Zara; top and bottom are each $19.90.

22. Bring out your inner geek.

By James Lillis; get it at Black Milk for $103.37.

23. Like an ’80s hair band logo in the best way possible.

From Forever 21; $22.80.

24. Put a bow on it?

By Maykool; $29.99.

25. If there were such thing as an “evening swimsuit” it would be this.

From American Apparel; $50.

26. If simply eating this isn’t enough (which it isn’t)…

From Topshop; $64 for the set.

27. Flowers + ruffles. Fluffles?

From River Island; top is $30 and bottoms are $20.

28. Adorably retro.

Lolli Swim at Modcloth; top is $78.99 and bottom is $82.99.

29. Sunflowers aren’t used in prints often enough.


By Tallow; set available at Pacsun for $109.95.

31. And lastly, for the modern man with prehistoric tastes.

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In Praise Of Kate Upton

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Kate Upton at amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS gala during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2012 in France.

I think Kate Upton is great.

Sure, I don’t know her personally and am perhaps most familiar with her in GIF form. But I don’t think I’m alone among straight women, who I suspect are also Upton fans because she doesn’t look like she spends all her time juice-fasting, working out, and popping metabolism-enhancing supplements. And yet, she’s been embraced by the fashion industry.

It’s hard to remember a model achieving the kind of fame Upton has as quickly as she has or in quite the same way that she has. She’s in Vogue and GQ at the same time, demonstrating her firm footholds in both the high fashion and men’s markets. This is something only a select few models — like Gisele and Miranda Kerr — manage to do. Yet unlike those ladies, she’s not famous for a six-pack.

Her figure is spectacularly proportioned, but it’s not scary thin or self-consciously toned like so many fashion models (or even red carpet-walking actresses, frankly). But because of her softer-looking figure, the pro-thin community on the Internet is attacking her. The blog “Skinny Gossip” wrote, “She looks like a squishy brick. Is this what American women are ‘striving’ for now? The lazy, lardy look? Have we really gotten so fat in this country that Kate is the best we can aim for?” They also accused her of having “thunder thighs” and exclaim, “eww.”


Upton has previously been called fat by a site named The Dirty, where commenters jumped to her defense. Victoria’s Secret’s casting director Sophia Neophitou even told the New York Times the brand would never cast the 19-year-old Upton for a fashion show because she looks “too obvious.” Neophitou added, “She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.” Again: huh? Nonsensical statements like that that are what make the fashion industry one big punchline in movies like Zoolander. Upton is actually the opposite of “too obvious” since many of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show models are the same girls with the super-thin frames that have been dominating fashion runways for years. Unlike many of the models walking the Victoria’s Secret or other fashion shows, Upton wouldn’t have to stuff her bra with gel inserts so that she looked like she had cleavage, which certainly does not seem to be in vogue on the runways at the moment.

So haters can go on hating, but any model that doesn’t fit into a the runways’ preferred insanely skinny — yet muscley! — mold is more than alright by me.

Supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show model Anja Rubik.

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28 Photos Of Victoria Beckham’s One Facial Expression

1. How Victoria looks when she’s feeling down.

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2. When she’s feeling happy.

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3. When she’s perturbed by pesky flyaways.

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4. When she has a painful toothache.

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5. When Mr.Beckham’s H&M undies ads were unveiled.

6. When Romeo Beckham landed his Burberry campaign.

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7. When she’s feeling hungry.

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8. When she’s feeling lost (emotionally.)

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9. When she’s feeling lost (directionally.)

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10. When she thinks about her Posh Spice days.

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11. When she’s asked to do yet another Spice Girls reunion.

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12. When Becks forgets to bring home the milk.

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Almond milk, that is.

13. When Becks loses an important game.

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14. When Becks wins an important game.

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15. When her next collection is about to go down the runway.

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16. When she encounters Anna Wintour for the first time this fashion week.

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17. When she regrets all that time spent inside the tanning bed.

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18. When people still ask her about her boob job(s.)

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19. When cake is being served at a party.

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20. When she’s just so happy she could cry.

21. When the sun is just a little too bright.

22. Like a good model, lovely Victoria can even emote AS she poses.

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23. Here she is feeling slightly under the weather, still working all of her best angles, of course.

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24. Here Victoria is enduring a frantic inner monologue over how hot and itchy her leather leg warmers are.

25. And now Victoria is just so over fashion.

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26. JK she loves it again!

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27. Here’s Victoria trying her best to upstage Angelina Jolie.

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That left leg of hers was just dying to get the spotlight.

28. And lastly, Victoria warmly engaging the crowd at the end of a fashion show.

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