When your brand is known for something very specific, say a zigzag print, well, you probably want to keep your fans on their toes. And Missoni does just that. With the release of its M Missoni pre-fall ’13 collection, the family-run Italian fashion house has translated its bold patterns into something totally new. Ready for a seasonal switch, the designs feature rich colors like an evening sunset, strong and modern-shaped silhouettes, and weightier fabrics, which seamlessly bring us into fall.
While the classic zigzag makes an appearance, the M Missoni pre-fall prints extend to blurry, wide stripes; oversize and clashing houndstooth; and romantic leaves in rainbow dip dye. Plus, inspired by ’50s beatniks and ’60s rockers, according to the label, the cuts come oversized, boxy, and with an inspired-by-the-boys appeal. Overall, the collection is not for those who like to play it safe. But, if you’re a risk-taker and prints-lover with a slight case of 20th century-style nostalgia? Well, meet your match in the slides ahead.
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It’s Tuesday, guys. The week isn’t halfway done. So, why don’t you just call it early knowing that your entire life is about to be made easier and that the Internet, for the most part, has officially been tamed. Google now lets you search for .gifs. Which means, no more hunting for that perfect image of a group of non-plussed cats in party hats, no searching through IMs to find that tap dancing Corgi, and definitely no need to go on a web-wide hunt to find those Kansas city b-ball players getting funky.
To take advantage of this absurdly amazing functionality, just do a Google image search, head to “Search Tools” and pick “Animated” from the drop-down. Then type in “red pandas” and just cruise for the rest of your week.
Photo: Via Shironeko’s YouTube page.
The world is hungry for royal baby news, but so far, Kate & co are keeping it locked down pretty tight. But we're all human, right? Yesterday, while visiting her subjects in Grimsby, the Duchess had a bit of a slip that we can't help but find very revealing.
When a woman reached out from the crowd to give her a teddy bear, Kate said the following incriminating phrase: “Thank you, I’ll take that for my d…”
“For my d…” Her d. Do you realize what this means? There may be a royal daughter on the way! Another member of the crowd immediately jumped on the opportunity, and asked if she was indeed going to say “daughter” — to which Kate replied “no, I don’t know.” Prince William cut off the conversation by confirming that no, they’re not telling. As E! so astutely points out, she may have been referring to her dog. But that’s no fun, is it?
Image: Via E! Online.
From the brilliant mind of designer Jessie Randall, who launched the company in 2005, New York-based Loeffler Randall has managed to create yet another set of effortlessly cool, elegant, and truly fun footwear. How fun, you ask? Well there’s Peter Pan collars for your ankles and pom-poms for your platforms.
And, that’s not all: The upcoming collection of handbags and shoes includes cornhusk platform sandals, dalmatian-print high-top sneakers, studded totes, convertible clutches, and more. Sprinkle in Loeffler Randall’s gorgeous new prints — watersnake and camel dot to name a couple — and you’ve got just about everything your heart, arms, and feet could ever desire.
Start saving now because, as the slideshow will prove, picking favorites ain’t easy.
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Food and fashion aren’t always the best of buddies, though here at R29, they certainly are. And when someone’s able to seamlessly fuse our interests in edibles and fashion, we take note. Enter: Lucy Folk. The Australian jeweler literally casts baubles from our favorite snacks — why didn’t we think of this?! — and the results are simply divine.
Folk’s delicate, rice-grain stud earrings are surprisingly abstract and not overly kitschy. Her spice-influenced collection includes colorful bracelets and metal cloves, and even pasta gets the Folk treatment: Rigatoni decorates cuff links, and bow-tie noodles are strung on necklaces. We like Folk’s wares because even when they’re literal, they’re still not overly obvious. Think of these pieces as a more lasting souvenir from a trip to the taqueria — and infinitely more pleasant than the threat of heartburn or food poisoning. (Frankie)