Maybe it seems biased to be obsessed with a green hued lipstick considering my name is, you know, Jade. But in all honesty, I really just love unconventional lip colors. I often wear black, yellow, blue, lavender, grey–the list goes on and on… So, obviously this mint green from The Lip Bar was on my to-try list.
The formula is completely opaque (i.e. full coverage) and although its pigment is reminiscent of Nickelodeon’s slime, it’s surprisingly wearable. (Seriously: I don’t look that weird with it on.) It’s not a pastel green, and it’s not a dark forest green; it also doesn’t look cheap on or like it’s meant to be worn only on Halloween. It’s just a gorgeous color. I like to pair it with a simple brown eye (Soft Brown by M.A.C Cosmetics is one of my all time faves) and–duh–all-black everything as far as an ensemble goes, because you don’t want to distract from your lips! Pick one up right here and try it out for yourself.
We were still reeling with excitement over yesterday’s sneaker collab announcement— Rick Owens x Adidas—when news of The Simpsons x Chuck Taylor All Star hit our inbox.
The collection honors the show’s upcoming 25th season, and unlike Jeremy Scott’s famous Bart-centric line, all of the show’s characters will be represented. We’re happy about that considering our tinyMaggie Simpson obsession. The sneakers will be sold at Journeys.com and Converse.com starting June 15th. D’oh! I almost forgot to give you the prices: the unisex styles will range from $37-$65.—RAY SIEGEL
If the opening shots of the music video for Jordan Galland‘s “Wind-Up Rabbit” look familiar, well…that’s because it might be. “When I pitched the idea to Shruti Ganguly, who co-directed the video, it was more of a spoof on the Energizer Bunny commercials. I remembered them as a bunny just going through various everyday scenarios, and disrupting people’s lives,–like knocking over the Christmas tree or spilling coffee,” explains the New York-based musician-filmmaker.
“But then as we considered the logistics of recreating those commercials, I realized those were more about setting up something huge, like thinking you’re on the Death Star with Darth Vadar, and the punchline is the bunny comes through with the famous tag, ‘It keeps going, and going…’ We didn’t have that kind of budget. We were left with an idea that was closer to a Toy Story scenario: a Toy Rabbit lost, and wandering the city.”
Just last week I was going on about how Felicity Jones is the un-Sky Ferreira, turning a leather jacket into the foundation for a super feminine outfit with the help of a flared skirt and a pussy-bow blouse.
Then guess who goes and wears a flared skirt, pussy-bow blouse, and leather jacket (all Saint Laurent) to the Fragrance Foundation Awards? You guessed it: The singer herself…and what’s more, she looked totally at ease in this girlier-than-usual number. Sure, the skirt is pleated leather and the jacket now just has leather accents, but the entire look is practically a cheat sheet for how to look dressed up if you’re normally the one sipping a Jameson at your favorite dive at 3 am. Though Ferreira has access to all of our favorite brands, you don’t need a hit song to get the look. –REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
Another day, another exciting new collab: according to WWD, Rick Owens is designing a line of Adidas running shoes for men and women. But don’t worry, they’ll bet set at a lower price point than the rest of his footwear (between $400-$500) and you’ll actually be able to run in them!
“I work out like a fiend but I hate, hate, hate cardio. I realized I’m in my fifties now and I need to do something for my heart and lungs. So, I’ve got to start running,” Owens admitted to WWD. “I thought to myself, ‘What shoes am I going to wear running?’ I can’t wear my big chunky basketball shoes–I’d look like a dinosaur running through the Tuileries.” That would be almost as bad as Jeremy Scott running through Runyon Canyon without poodles on his feet.—RAY SIEGEL
*Note: Photos of the line haven’t been released yet. The shoe above is by Adidas, available here.
WHO: Calvin Klein
WHAT: Skinny Cropped White Jeans
WHERE: Calvinklein.com for $69.50 WHY: Any excuse to channel Kate Moss. And if you plan on eating or drinking anything while wearing your white jeans this summer, you’ll need to stock up on a few extra pairs.—RAY SIEGEL
So you know that moment in The Sixth Sense where you realize that–14 year-old spoiler alert!–Bruce Willis is dead and has come back as a ghost? And it kind of blows your mind and you just have to sit there and let it all sink in, before wantig to re-watch it all over again to check the clues?
Well I kind of feel that way right now, having just learned that M. Night Shyamalan, the scary movie’s director (and a slew of mediocre movies after that, including The Happening, which is the only movie I’ve ever walked out on in my life) ghost-wrote She’s All That.
In honor of our Music Issue cover star Avril Lavigne, who–as we all know–loves a classic black and white checkerboard moment (she’s been spotted wearing the print on her belts, backpacks, suspenders, and guitar), I decided to pay ode to the punk goddess on my nails.
I spent the majority of the summer after my senior year of high school in a pair of cut-off jean shorts and an oversize, ill-fitting tie-dye T-shirt from my graduating class’s all-night party. I certainly felt no nostalgia for high school, so it must have been an ode to Jerry Garcia, who ascended to hippie heaven that August.
Most memorably, I wore it to a festival where I met Weezer, who had recently released my personal teenage angst anthem, “Undone – The Sweater Song.” I begged the guys to sign my shirt, and they proceeded to draw their logo and “PSYCHEDELIC” in swirly letters across the back from shoulder to shoulder. From then on, I stopped washing the tee but continued to wear it with embarrassing regularity.
At some point it unceremoniously disappeared from the bottom drawer of my childhood dresser, but this Don’t Trip tee, with its unnecessary umlaut and unsubtle double-entendre skater tee lettering, just might become my new weekend uniform—with routine laundering, of course. I am a grown-up. –MELISSA GIANNINI