So high-rise bottoms started to make a comeback last year, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be obsessed with the new high rise shorts this season. For many of us, low-rise jeans can result in unsightly love handles that make many of us think twice about wearing them on one of our fat days. High-rise corset pants, however, help hold all of our junk in since they often end above our belly buttons (our natural waist) where we are narrower. Plus, they are just flat out trendier and offer a great change of pace from regular denim.
Money is something that everyone has spent, saved, cherished, and lusted for at one point or another during their lifetime. In a capitalistic society, money is the cornerstone of a good, happy, and prosperous life. The “Understand the Real Value of Money” series, by JWT Sao Paulo agency, comments on the histories of some of the most powerful nations in the world and their flaws. The design value of these images is simply stunning and inspirational. Represented here is the dollar, yen, and euro, respectively. Highlighted issues in these three images include war, pollution, greed, illegal immigration, accidents, terrorism, capitalism, religion, and drugs. This print campaign is teeming with symbolism and allusions.
Slowly but surely, suspenders have started to invade the fashion scene. Last year, Mischa Barton made them her go-to accessory, and more recently Victoria Beckham rocked Dior suspenders on the cover of the January 2008 issue of Elle. Suspenders add a nostalgic air to a modern day outfit, except that now we don’t need to use them to hold up our pants.
This Spring, you may notice the ubiquitous Wayfarer style shades. Popularized back in the 1980’s by Tom Cruise in the movie Risky Business, these have become all the rage across college campuses. Ray Ban makes an all black, all red, and leopard print version, but they are going to cost you a pretty penny. eBay is your friend, just watch out for knockoffs/ones without polarized lenses. If you don’t feel like spending $100+ on sunglasses, UrbanOutfitters has a two tone wayfarer for $18.00.
This video is about a month old, but still awesome nonetheless. It features Kobe Bryant putting on his black and yellow Nike Hyperdunks and leaping over a speeding Aston Martin. This video was released by Nike as part of its viral marketing campaign, and Kobe was in no real danger. Within days of its release, the Kobe Hyperdunk video was an enormous success that generated huge hype for the shoe.