Every once in a while, a product so outrageously extravagant and loud comes out that it boggles the mind that anyone would purchase it, braving the fiery death glares that they will surely face from strangers. A team-up between Samsonite and Swarovski have come up with such a product... Behold, the Samsonite Black Label trunk, covered in crystals and -- get this -- only 30 are in existence. Now, this thing is massive, so there's no way to subtly flash it like it's darling diamond earrings hiding under your hair until you pull it up. This thing is immediately and absolutely in-your-face and begging to be kicked over and smashed in a jealous rampage.Continue Reading
We've previously marveled at Swim's creations, keeping our favorite shoes safe from dangerous water on rainy days, but now we have even more reason to absolutely love them. Check out these new designs that look better than ever, evolved from their basic ballerina-style slip-ons. These rubber coverings look easy to pull on and slip off on days when you want to protect your shoes from rain, snow or mud.
A notable one is the new covering made specially for heels. The cut has been specialized to flatter just about every type of high-heeled shoe, tempting just about anyone to wear these even when the weather isn't so bad. Heck, even the additional traction along the bottom has been lovingly detailed into a street map. Now that's attention to detail.
Visit the Swims store for more details of this upcoming design and purchase their currently available ballerina-style galoshes. NOTCOT and Frizzifrizzi have additional pictures for drooling purposes.
We're always on the look-out for shirts that shake things up and make this casual wear something more than just sloppy. These Skin of the City t-shirts remind us of the beauty of a simple all-over design. Our favorites are these prints of ghostly, bare trees. Reminiscent of Northern winters or the circulatory system, this shirt adds interesting detail to an otherwise plain shirt.
We can see it now: This shirt, plus a pair of dark wash jeans or black trousers and a well-structured, neutral-colored jacket on top, preferably military-inspired cutting. The other shirt designs, flattened images of buildings and brick walls stretched across your torso, are pretty cool, but the stunning impact of so many strong little lines do the trick for us.
This isn't the first time we've ooh'd and ahh'd over shirts. Check out these previous StyleList posts about everyone's favorite go-to item: Threadless shirts, geek tees, opinionated tops.
Skin of the City(click thumbnails to view gallery)
Super-amazing alternative blog Coilhouse loves Etsy, the online extra-supermarket for all things handmade, just as much as we do. While we were distracted by the full-sequined tea cozies or bizarre dog-hair sweaters (we don't actually know if those exist, but we wouldn't be surprised), Coilhouse compiled this handy post called "The Pervert's Guide to Etsy." It's just as it sounds, really, so it's not for the faint-of-heart or anyone that has very solid pre-conceived notions of hipster goods.
Looking at the list, we can dig what's going on. Yeah, we're hip (is it hip to use "hip" these days?), and despite the fact that latex isn't our first -- or second or third -- choice for breathable fabric, we can appreciate the naughtier side of this seemingly innocent corner of the Internet world. As for the fanny pack, there aren't enough sexy ruffles in the world to tempt us, as long as the words "fanny" and "pack" are involved.
One of the hottest trends -- that's the word, like it or not -- in the country right now is BYOGB, "bringing your own grocery bags." It has gone so far that designers like Natthakur London have been driven to make handbags that resemble the carriers of our supermarket deliciousness. Check out this leather grocery bag with old-school stripes.
According to the website, it was voted Number 1 in the "50 Best Christmas Gifts for Women" in the Independent's "The Information", which kind of baffles us. It's a nice bag and all, but aren't there nicer ones for Mom or Wife-y or Sis? Like... Louis? Also, the £140.00 (approximately $250) price tag is nothing to sneeze at.