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DESIGN
LELO's Luna Smart Bead Pelvic Workout
Sweden's sex toy design company LELO has built a reputation for two things: well-designed, intelligent adult toys and accumulating valuable data on how people prefer pleasure. Their latest offering, the Luna Smart Bead blends both of those pillars...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: DoomedNYC
by Tara Fraser Rachael Inman and Jason Goodrich, motorcyclists and founders of leather goods label DoomedNYC, are no strangers to going fast and learning how to take a fall—whether on a bike or in business. The creative couple recently set up shop...
CULTURE
Shot by Kern
The thin line between fine art and explicit material has been tiptoed by adventurous artists for generations, but few contemporary photographers expose the alluring and complex nature of the naked female form quite as well as NYC-based Richard Kern...
CULTURE
SuicideGirls: Hard Girls, Soft Light
by Tara Fraser While pin-up girls have been around in some form for more than 100 years, the duo behind SuicideGirls paved their way onto the scene in 2001 by taking an alternative approach to mainstream notions of beauty. These days SuicideGirls...
STYLE
Interview: Wildfang
With the seemingly simple choice of what to wear each day we decide how the world will perceive us. Your personal style can often be the most important outlet in portraying a sense of individuality. While there's certainly no shortage of budding...
DESIGN
Kickstapants
Kickstarter helps get an array of independent endeavors off the ground every day. While many of these entrepreneurial projects revolve around the arts, we recently found two creative minds using the funding platform to up the underwear game. Each...
FOOD-DRINK
Tranquil Tuesdays
In a cozy showroom nestled in the alleys of old Beijing, we met Charlene Wang of Tranquil Tuesdays upon her return from the spring harvest of white peony tea in Fujian province. Wang has combined her passion for tea and her background as a US State...
STYLE
Leslie Fremar for Fruit of the Loom
The story is annoyingly familiar. You're in the market for a well-fitting, simple t-shirt but paying designer prices for a cotton basic seems ridiculous. Celebrity stylist Leslie Fremar had been turning to Fruit of the Loom's boy's shirts or ribbed...
STYLE
Lingerie Dement
Ripping off clothes in a fit of passion always sounds hot—until you find your expensive, "somebody's-going-to-see-these" underwear torn to unsalvageable shreds. To keep the heat up without sacrificing silk and lace, former costume designer...
STYLE
Wintercheck Factory Clothing
Combining WWII simplicity with an utterly feminine silhouette, Wintercheck Factory's recent endeavor into fashion is a sexy Rosie The Riveter-esque collection all made in Brooklyn. Sourcing styles straight from her grandma's closet in Dallas...
STYLE
Chance
A fresh take on French classics, Chance offers a tightly edited collection of clothing, accessories, books and music. Building off of the essential striped shirt— first worn by the French Navy in 1858, made popular by Matisse 50 years later...
STYLE
Ace & Jig
From the founders of LaRok clothing, Brooklyn-based label stockists and more views of their Fall/Winter 2010 collection.
STYLE
An Interview With Holly Fulton
Back in April, we introduced you to Holly Fulton, and the quickly-rising fashion designer's latest Spring/Summer collection. Following up on her recent successes and newest pieces, we sat down for a conversation with the young clothier to discuss her...
STYLE
Haesu Kwon
Eschewing the idea that upcycling and luxury are mutually exclusive, recent Parsons grad Haesu Kwon blends traditional high-end wools with anomalous yarns for Space Queen, an ambitious thesis collection of striking sweaters, leggings, capes and...
STYLE
Marie Jo L'Aventure by A.F. Vandevorst
Belgian lingerie label Marie Jo L'Aventure breaks new ground this A/W 2010 when it launches an intriguingly minimalist collaboration with fellow countrymen, the fashion label A.F. Vandevorst. The six-piece collection,named Marie Jo L'Aventure by...
CULTURE
Cleavage
In the pictorial book "Cleavage," ample bosoms fill tank tops, are adorned with necklaces, and press against a guitar. However, the cleavages photographed are actually the butt cracks of men and women. (Check out the hirsute bust in a cocktail dress...
STYLE
Bekväm Clothing
Bekväm Clothing, named for the Sweedish translation of the word "comfortable," is meant to be easy to wear, with simple lines and pretty, feminine details. The cuts are classic, yet contemporary; scalloped details and Peter Pan collars...
CULTURE
Shadi Ghadirian
Capturing the contradictions in everyday life, Iranian photographer Shadi Ghadirian draws on her environment and culture to create her work. Born in 1974 in Tehran in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ghadirian "fell into photographing women" after...
CULTURE
Tom Tom Magazine: Interview with Founder Mindy Abovitz
Tom Tom Magazine, a print publication for, about and made by female drummers, appeals to any girl who has ever been told she can't do something because of her gender. “Women just aren't encouraged to play drums,” said founder and editor...
STYLE
Ideal Woman: Necklace
Making a statement about supreme perfection, Allie Pohl's Ideal Woman: Necklace tangibly expresses her concerns about the ability to create overly ideal images through modern technology. Created using a cookie-cutter pattern, the necklace reflects...
STYLE
Four Female Olympic Hopefuls
With the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver just a little over four months out, Nike brought a group of journalists last week to the gleaming Canadian city to check out their female athletes' intensive training as they prep for possible Olympic...
CULTURE
Marlies Dekkers Lingerie Exhibit
“Women who exude power are also sexy. They do not necessarily have to be the head of a multinational; there is also power in the little things.” These are the words of Marlies Dekkers, the famous and infamous Dutch...
CULTURE
Girls Rock, The Movie
Most reviews of the 2007 documentary "Girls Rock," might mention it's a tearjerker (it is) or praise it for being uplifting (also true), but none so far mention the overwhelming urge you will get to take out your checkbook to support...
TECH
12 Bikes for Girls
by Sara Huston While men can get away with the "fixed-gear as accessory" look, sometimes a lady wants to look like a lady when riding a bike. Fortunately, stylish options meeting the particular needs of women prevail these days. We've...
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