- Fashion Indie is totally over Herve Ledger bandage dresses (and wishes you were too)
- Fashion Binge wishes somebody would force Naomi Campbell into retirement
- Imelda would rather be naked in fur (and yes, human hair is included)
- Thread Trend has leggings with personality from Costume Dept.
- Super Kawaii Mama is living in an enchanted fashionable fairytale
- Fifi Lapin is about to faint over the up-and-coming CoCo Chanel film
- Couture In The City has summer sandals in every shape, height, and style
- Observation Mode paints the town pink with the lovable plastic pig, Fernando
- Kingdom of Style is going gaga over Christian Lacroix's couture flowers
- The Coveted pays homage to the powerfully unique Grace Jones
- And finally, Haute Mimi has The Glam Rock collection by Precision Nail Lacquer
Can somebody puleeeeze tell me what the inspiration for this hat/shirt was?
Over-the-top origami-inspired looks have been showing their teeth since Spring '07 (and will continue well into 2009). But I've developed more of a taste for origami pleats, a subtler approach to these fashionable folds. (Don't get me wrong, I love origami. I just don't want to look like origami.)
I have often wondered what it is about a woman in an apron that turns a man on. Perhaps it's the fact that we appear to be domestic goddesses ready to cater to their every need? [Insert 'Oedipus complex' here] Or perhaps it's that we're seconds away from working up a sweat, hell bent on stinking up the place. Ladies, believe it or not, it is probably none of the above.
The "French Maid" style of servant’s dress evolved from typical maids’ black and white afternoon uniforms of the nineteenth century. Because these maids were typically young, subservient, and off limits, a longing for them by the men of the house quickly ensued. Eventually, men began asking their significant others to play dress up, the aprons got shorter and frillier, and apron cosplay took on a life of it's own.
Another more recent apron fetish, "Hadaka apron," refers to an individual, typically a woman, wearing an apron over their otherwise nude or minimally clothed body. The popularity of this fetish originated from a segment of the late night Japanese television show Gilgamesh Night, in which actress Yuki Hitomi would cook while wearing only an apron. (Of course, there is also the PVC apron fetish which requires little explanation. See through plastic, easy to clean -- use your imagination.)
Interestingly, a myriad of subtle "apron inspired" lingerie pieces have been popping up outside of the fetish circles. Not exactly "playing dress up," but definitely intended to push a few naughty buttons with the apron as the focal point of each piece. (Ah, what the heck. I'll wear one if it gets me OUT of cleaning the house!)
For those of you who can't seem to get enough of aprons, be sure to check out The Apronista. (Sorry, no panties. Just lots and lots of really interesting aprons!)
Apparently, the once unlovable stormtrooper is coming into favor. (For those of you who don't follow the white helmet wearing duo Red and Johnny, I suggest you do so.) And you thought Darth Vader was the only sexy one in the bunch. Ha!