Archive for February, 2011

Say it ain’t so, a onesie for adults

February 26th, 2011

OnePiece photo

Time to clear the couch of your ratty old Snuggie and make way for the European import, the OnePiece, a grownup’s onesie. Sounds like a joking take on Yanks’ penchant for slothy dressing, but no, it’s not.

Lady Gaga, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Kate Moss, Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Perez Hilton and Paramore’s Hayley Williams have all suited up in the OnePiece, and last fall, London’s Evening Standard hailed its arrival as “THE Winter Trend of 2010.”

The OnePiece started in 2007, when three drunken Norwegians (Thomas Adams, Hernia Nøstrud and Knut Gresvig) came up with the idea to sew together a hangover-recovery suit by connecting a hooded sweatshirt and a pair of sweatpants with a zipper. It takes the Juicy Couture designer sweatsuit idea just one step further, and we all know how that turned out.

The OnePiece launched globally last year with two stores in Sweden, an outlet at Harrods in London, and will soon launch a U.S. flagship store on the swanky Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. If you must have one now, visit Already I can see a whole lot of hippity hopping about once Easter rolls around in April. The OnePiece make a great building block for a bunny suit.

Female modeling a man’s world too?

February 25th, 2011

A few years ago when our, like many other print publications, began adding party photos  to our pages, a colleague of mine used to come back from his late-night rounds with many a photo of women, all boobs hanging out in the cheapest, flimsiest dresses imaginable, and call them “high fashion.”

I had to set him straight. Learning the ins and outs of fashion can take decades, but for ease of use, I put it to him in the simplest way possible: Fashion = no boobs. They just get in the way of the sleek lines designers love and are so overrated. I always wonder why women rush to get implants when, if I could stomach pain, I would get a reduction instead.

Of course, if you follow this notion to its extreme, you’d have to wonder why designers bother dressing women at all, and in a story from The Daily Mail, you’ll see how great a man—in this case Andrej Pejic—can look, as a woman! The headline of the story is “Fashion’s ultimate insult to women: The latest way of demeaning real women is a male model dressed as a girl.”