A new device promises to send a social-media blast when an aid worker is in danger. But will it work?
Human-rights workers operate under incredibly dangerous circumstances. The last thing you’d expect to keep them out of harm’s way? A bracelet.
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MommyMilk Creations offers petrified breast milk as jewelry. Its creator talks to Claire Stern about the unusual art form.
Breast milk is no longer just for babies.
After struggling with breast-feeding her first child, Rhode Island mother of three Allicia Mogavero decided to commemorate the lactation process by turning her breast milk into wearable jewelry.
Several different interpretations of style for the modern home.
Salone del Mobile, Milan’s Furniture Fair, is, at its most basic, interior decorator porn. There are home objects of every shape and size: from luscious couches to high-concept design prototypes. But, in the midst of it all, there are a string of highly inviting chairs from fashion houses. They may just be sofas, but they're also extensions of these luxury brands -- and shed light on very different ideas of what comprises a stylish home. Behold, our favorites:
1. Marni: The Italian luxury brand has released a limite edition of the project "100 chairs," which includes several pieces -- from chaise-lounges to rocking chairs and tables -- in bright colors linked, as they say, "to the idea of the urban sitting room."
Disgraced designer John Galliano has been slowly mounting a comeback -- but the Israel Broadcasting Authority will have none of it.
Update: John Galliano’s publicist Liz Rosenberg told the Associated Press that there had never been any “official correspondence” between Moran Mazor’s wardrobe stylist and Galliano. “That was reconfirmed to me moments ago by John himself,” she told the news organization via email. Rosenberg also communicated Galliano’s appreciation of the ADL’s “support.”
Israel’s participant in the international Eurovision music competition has been barred from wearing a dress by John Galliano.
and SJP is auctioning off Carrie Bradshaw’s heels.
Mrs. Carter's Dsquared2 Tour Costumes: Dsquared2 will design some of Beyoncé’s stage outfits for her upcoming five-month world tour, which kicks off on Monday. The brand, helmed by Canadian twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten, is known for its eccentric designs, bold colors, and sense of showmanship. Their designs will be revealed (alongside other costumes created by English designer Julien Macdonald) when Bey's Mrs. Carter Show opens next week in Belgrade. [WWD]
Carine Roitfeld Documentary Details Revealed: Rumors surrounding an upcoming Carine Roitfeld documentary have finally come to fruition. In an interview with Fashonista, the film’s director Fabien Constant reveals that the film, titled Mademoiselle C., will chronicle the former French Vogue editor's arrival in New York for the making of CR Fashion Book's debut issue. His film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month and is scheduled for widespread release in September. [Fashionista]
Underground New York party GHE20G0TH1K is gaining popularity with cool downtown kids. But, as Misty White Sidell reports, it’s tied into a larger fashion trend and creative movement.
There have always been underground movements in New York, from punks to beatniks. Now comes a new one: “GHE20G0TH1K” is a subculture that, like many of the city’s most enduring fringe waves, encompasses a nightlife circuit and an inimitable sense of style—with a freedom of expression at its core.
At its most basic, GHE20G0TH1K—pronounced “ghetto gothic”—is an underground party, held in a raw New York club space every few weeks. Quickly, it has become one of the city’s coolest fêtes, playing home to a scene of new-wave tastemakers looking for an evening of uninhibited fun.
This can't possibly be comfortable.
As global tensions mount, four North Korean lady-guards went out for a stroll on Thursday. They walked along the banks of the Yalu River in brown jump suits, high-waisted belts, little green furry hats... and giant platform heels. Women reportedly make up ten percent of the North Korean People's Army.
and Gloria Steinem stands up for Kim Kardashian.
Bernard Arnault Pulls Belgian Citizenship Application: Bernard Arnault has withdrawn his controversial application for Belgian citizenship. Seeking a massive audience by granting French paper Le Monde and exclusive interview on the topic, the LVMH CEO (and Frances richest man) speaks about how he underestimated the amount of attention his attempted citizenship change would draw. He says that this latest decision is “a gesture of my attachment to France and my faith in its future.” Arnault admitted to recently transferring his LVMH shares to a Belgian Foundation, but noted that this will not relieve him of paying taxes to France. Overall, he stressed France’s negative outlook on the wealthy. “In Germany, the U.K., or the United States, one condemns poverty in order to fight it, while in France, we condemn wealth,” he said. [WWD]
School Imposes Leggings Ban: A junior high school in Petaluma, California has banned girls from wearing leggings as pants, saying that it causes distraction amongst the school’s boys. “The concern is we don’t want undergarments showing. The goal is to teach kids to respect themselves and dress appropriately,” said Emily Dunnagan, principal of Kenilworth Junior High. Girls are allowed to wear leggings if they are worn “with shorts or paired with a skirt and dress.” Skinny jeans and yoga pants are not included in the ban. [HuffPo]
and the "Me-Ality" scanner apparently tells you which jeans fit perfectly.
Miranda Kerr's Contract Reportedly Not Renewed at VS: Miranda Kerr’s 3-year Victoria’s Secret Angel contract is up -- and reportedly it is not being renewed. Us Weekly reports that Kerr “is being let go as a Victoria’s Secret Angel,” partially due to her “difficult reputation” and for not being “a big seller for VS.” A source tells the magazine that “[VS] can still use her for catalogue, where she will get a day rate, but she doesn’t have to be an Angel to do that.” VS’s chief marketing officer Ed Razek told Us that he has already “invited Kerr to walk in the 2013 show,” but did not deny she has been let go from the brand’s stable of ‘Angels.’ [US Weekly]
Kate Upton Dates Diddy?: Kate Upton is reportedly dating rapper and mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. The Sports Illustrated model was spotted out late last month in Miami with the 43-year-old hip-hop entrepreneur, and met up with him again at a New York City restaurant last week. Upton was most recently linked to MLB pitcher Justin Verlander. [NYDN]
Students in India have developed lingerie that would deliver electric shocks to ward off sexual offenders. Isabel Wilkinson talks to one of the creators to find out how it works.
Last week came news of “anti-rape” lingerie, a high-tech garment developed by three engineering students in India who were fed up with the culture of rape in their country. According to reports, the lingerie was designed to help women ward off unwanted sexual advances by detecting the touch of an aggressor and delivering 82 electric shocks. The garment also would be smart enough to contact the local police station as well as the girl’s family to let them know she was in trouble.
But the idea of an “anti-rape” bra raised more questions that it answered: how would the garment know the difference between an aggressor and a loved one? How could a woman make sure she didn’t get shocked herself? How would it transmit a message to family? How could a garment so seemingly complicated ever be produced for a mass audience—and actually be affordable?
and Michelle Obama admits that growing out her bangs is pretty irritating.
Guantanamo-Themed Party Sparks Controversy: The Coachella music festival is notorious for its debaucherous fashion-sponsored parties, but Flaunt magazine (in collaboration with nightclub Le Baron) seems to have taken the concept too far. They've announced an event themed around -- wait for it -- "New Guantanamo." According to Refinery 29, a release for the party says that the event “will feature playful torture.” Flaunt has since responded to the controversy with a statement to New York magazine’s Daily Intelligencer blog: “In its 15-year history, Flaunt has not shied away from controversy or provocation. We routinely cover topics of social and political contention…
Guantanamo has been controversial from its inception, and that an unresolved human rights issue is again fetching headlines is, in our opinion, true to our aims as a publication.” But it’s too late for many of the event’s sponsors, who are dropping their affiliations. Smashbox Studios will no longer sponsor the party. According to a statement from Smashbox released to press, "We were not informed of the inappropriate theme prior to the release of the invitation today. We feel strongly that even with a new event title, the feel good atmosphere of the party has been tainted.” Denim brand True Religion has also dropped its affiliations. [Fashionista]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new costume exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, tries to pay homage to the gritty, subversive, late-1970s movement. But has punk-inspired high fashion added to its legacy-or destroyed it?
Makeup for men is on the rise—and it’s no longer a taboo. Alessandra Codinha reports.