If Superman Were Real, He’d Wear D&G, According to One Fashion Illustrator

If Superman Were Real, He’d Wear D&G, According to One Fashion Illustrator

If Superman Were Real, He’d Wear D&G, According to One Fashion Illustrator

Illustrations by Thaeger

Not only is fashion just for everyday people that lack superhuman powers, but according to one illustrator, fashion is for superheroes and fictional characters, too.

Illustrator and blogger Thaeger answers the question, “What would a superhero dress like in the real world?”  in his series "Fashion Heroes,"  a collection of fashionable sketches of superhero fan favorites, such as Superman, The Joker, Catwoman and Edward Scissorhands.

Star Wars HipstersSuperman ditches the cape for a laid back D&G look complete with a Superman sweatshirt and yellow sneakers (perhaps with built in rockets?)

The Joker keeps up his sinister smile in Junya Watanabe with cuffed trousers and brown loafers.

Sure to make her enemies purr, Catwoman looks sexy and chic in an anti-catsuit Rick Owens ensemble.

Finally, the shear appeal of Edward Scissorhands does not go unnoticed, especially in a relaxed blazer from Band of Outsiders.

We'd love to see Wonder Woman, our superhero favorite, dressed in a stunning  corset from The Blonds.

Also, be sure to check out his brilliant "Star Wars" series, which features the fashion illustrations of Storm Troopers, Padma and Darth Vader.

Who is your favorite superhero and what designer would suit them best?

 


Study Reveals if Mac users Are More Fashionable Than PC users

Mac Users More Fashionable Than PC Users, According to Study

Study Reveals if Mac users Are More Fashionable Than PC usersIf you paid attention to television commercials in the mid 2000s, you’ll probably remember those popular “I’m a Mac, and I’m a PC” commercials featuring actor Justin Long.

The popular Mac commercials featured two people named “MAC” and “PC.” The PC character is portrayed as a dowdy, overweight man with a comb over wearing an ill-fitted suit, and you could easily imagine him working in an outdated office somewhere as a CPA, while Justin Long, the MAC, is characterized as a young, hip, casual guy who probably works at one of those innovative design firms where there are foosball tables in the break room and everyone sits on one if those medicine balls as chairs.

The commercials leave us wondering, in the real world, if a Mac user really is  more fashion forward than a PC user.

One company says yes.

According to research by trend tracking company Bundle, Mac users are more fashionable than PC users.

They found that Mac users have a taste for more high-end stores like Barneys and Jimmy Choo, while PC users choose brands like Perry Ellis and Nautica.

When you think about it, the study is kind of a no brainer. Mac products, whether it be a Macbook or iPad, are more expensive than PC laptops.

This doesn't mean that a PC user won't shop at upscale establishments or that a Mac user won't check out bargains at outlet stores. We all dabble in high-end and low-end stores at some point in time, and some of us have both Mac and PC products.

Plus, we’re pretty certain that shopping at upscale establishments doesn’t make one more or less fashionable, it’s how you put your look together.

The factual research, however, does show that Mac users, for the most part, stick to high-end stores.

On Wednesday, Mac will be making an announcement that many are hoping to be a release date for the IPad 3. Perhaps another tablet will affect the research even more, as many are hopeful that the price of the iPad 2 will drop making it slightly more affordable.

Check out the chart below to see the Mac versus PC shopping comparison. You can also view more data here.

Study Reveals if Mac users Are More Fashionable Than PC users


Work of Art: Weng Xin Yu’s Sculptural Shoe Collection

Work of Art: Weng Xin Yu’s Sculptural Shoe Collection

Work of Art: Weng Xin Yu’s Sculptural Shoe Collection

Former architect Weng Xin Yu has created a line of footwear that is truly innovative and beyond creative.

The sculptural collection contains both flats and chunky heeled booties in contrasting colors, and some of the shoes feature textured 3D-effect detailing as well as heel cut-outs.

We especially adore the mustard yellow flat with a leaf-like 3D detailing.  For those that want comfort but still want height, the color blocked booties have a chunkier cut-out heel, which is perfect for pounding the city pavements during your work day.


Sh*t We Love: Miu Miu’s Aquatic Seahorse Sandals

Sh*t We Love: Miu Miu’s Aquatic Seahorse Sandals

Sh*t We Love: Miu Miu’s Aquatic Seahorse Sandals

You now have a new excuse to ditch those plain black flip flops this summer for Miu Miu’s incredibly cool collection of crystal encrusted sandals in the shape of sea creatures, such as starfish, sea horses and crabs.

These attention-grabbing, sparkling aquatic sandals—which come in all color flavors, including crystal and amethyst—are perfect for laying by the pool or having drinks during the sunset.

And being that spring is only a few weeks away, I am already daydreaming about wearing these Miu Miu beauties with a plethora of the spring items that I’ve already started hoarding.

Until then, I will be counting down the days until the collection launches on Miu Miu's  website in March.


Decades and Modern Vintage Team Up to Create Footwear from the 50s to the 70s

Decades and Modern Vintage Team Up to Create Footwear from the 50s to the 70s

Decades and Modern Vintage Team Up to Create Footwear from the 50s to the 70s

When you think of famous vintage stores, chances are you think of the L.A. vintage couture boutique Decades.

The store's owner, Cameron Silver, has decided to collaborate with Italian footwear brand Modern Vintage to create a line of retro-inspired footwear.

The latest line includes four pairs of shoes from four decades in the twentieth century: the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s. From the blue suede stiletto, to the python t-strap platform sandal, to the cork platform sandal, and the metallic detailed wedge, each shoe represents its decade well while promoting a modern feel.

The shoe prices will range from $250 to $300 making them affordable for a wide range of budgets.

On March 1, the line will debut on Gilt.com and will then move to various other retailers such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus,  Shopbop and  Modern Vintage.


Outraged Upper West Side Residents Campaign to Move Fashion Week out of Neighborhood

Outraged Upper West Side Residents Campaign to Move Fashion Week out of Neighborhood

Outraged Upper West Side Residents Campaign to Move Fashion Week out of Neighborhood

Courtesy Photo: Lincoln Center/Mark Bussell

Since its move to Lincoln Park from Bryant Park in 2010, Fashion Week has been causing a stir among the residents of the Upper West Side.

The parties and shows during Fashion Week and other special events throughout the year has caused the local 2.4-acre Damrosch Park to be inaccessible to nearby residents for nearly 10 months out of the year.

Besides the park issue, traffic and generator noise is giving a lot of people a headache.

According to the New York Times, the residents sent a cease and desist letter to the Lincoln Center asking that "Damrosch Park be returned to its proper use as a city park."

While the residents are arguing that the Center's activities of pocketing generated funds from outside groups are illegal and that Fashion Week has removed 67 trees from the park to make room for tents, the city denies any such notion saying that fashion week is a great source of income for the city and that the trees were diseased.

Geoffrey Croft, president of NYC Park Advocates,  cites that Fashion Week alone will pay $17.2 million over five years to use the park.

Julie Wood, a spokeswoman for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg tells the Times, “Fashion Week generates $865 million in economic activity each year and helps create jobs in one of our city’s most important industries.”

The group of residents may take their cause to court in the form of litigation.

Good news, however, may be on the way. Mayor Bloomberg is hoping to move fashion week to the Hudson Yards within the next few years.


See the Entire 10-Piece Mary Katrantzou For Topshop Collection

See the Entire 10-Piece Mary Katrantzou For Topshop Collection

See the Entire 10-Piece Mary Katrantzou For Topshop Collection

If you’ve been reading Meets Obsession, then you’re probably aware that we’ve been anticipating the Mary Katrantzou for Topshop capsule collection for several months now.  We love her bright, feminine, ethereal prints, and the best part is that in only 2 days—when the collection launches--we’ll be able to afford our very own Mary Katrantzou dress.

Until now, we’ve only had a glimpse (courtesy of the fabulous Susie Bubble) of one look from the 10-piece capsule.

But now, the wait is officially over.  We have previews from the Mary Katrantzou for Topshop capsule collection, in it’s entirety.

The pieces of the collection are comprised of various materials such as jersey, satin, silk and even rubber! There are the usual structured dresses as well as silk printed sheaths, a blue printed scarf, and even a black floral t-shirt and legging combination.

The collection, which is priced from $63 to $550, will go on sale this Friday at Topshop stores and at topshop.com.

Just in time for spring, the collection is sure to be seen on fashionistas everywhere who appreciate high fashion for a low price point.

Which piece is your favorite?


South Park’s Eric Cartman, Randy Marsh, and Butters Scotch Go Nude for Marc Jacobs

South Park’s Eric Cartman, Randy Marsh, and Butters Scotch Go Nude for Marc Jacobs

South Park’s Eric Cartman, Randy Marsh, and Butters Scotch Go Nude for Marc Jacobs

Remember when sex bombs Naomi Campbell, Dita Von Teese and Victoria Beckham posed nearly naked on a Marc Jacobs t-shirt in an effort to promote and benefit the Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group at New York University?

Well, sexy has just been replaced with funny in Jacobs’ latest line of t-shirts for the charity.

South Park characters Eric Cartman, Randy Marsh, and Butters Scotch are the latest campaign models to grace the t-shirts for Jacobs’ “Protect the Skin You're In” campaign.

The shirts are sold in three colors: red, blue and grey, and on the front of each one,  a South Park character is posed nude with strategically placed text reading “Protect Your Largest Organ.”

Sadly, one character missing from the line is Kenny, who was vetoed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Robert Duffy, President of Marc Jacobs, said to WWD of their experience working with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, “They’re very, very cautious about collaborations. We’ve worked with so many artists in the past, and I’d say Trey and Matt are the most protective of their brand. They were so involved, to the point of wanting to know the texture of the T-shirt and how thick the paint is on the silk screen.”

To support the Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group, or to just wear a really cool t-shirt, you can purchase the $35 charity shirts online and at Marc by Marc Jacobs boutiques.


NEWGEN For Topshop

Christopher Kane, Louise Gray, Erdem and Roksanda Ilincic Design Tees for Topshop Capsule Collection

NEWGEN For Topshop

Left to right: Erdem for Topshop, Louise Gray for Topshop, Mary Katrantzou for Topshop

This year marks the ten year anniversary of Topshop's sponsorship of NEWGEN, a collaboration between the British Fashion Council and Topshop.  NEWGEN is similar to CFDA/Vogue’s Fashion Fund in the United States, as it helps to fund fledgling designers (a NEW GENeration) achieve their dreams of runway success.

Past recipients of the funding, such as Christopher KaneLouise Gray, Erdem and Roksanda Ilincic, have been asked to design a print for a t-shirt capsule collection.

Starting on February 17th—during London Fashion Week—the collection of $45 tees will be available at Topshop online and in stores.

Personally, we can't wait to purchase Mary Katrantzou's digital print floral tee and Roksanda Ilincic's hearts tee with a faux collar.

You can preview all the designs here.

Which do you like best?


Vogue Eyewear designs “Love Vogue” Capsule Collection for Valentine’s Day

Vogue Eyewear Launches “Love Vogue” Capsule Collection for Valentine’s Day

Vogue Eyewear designs “Love Vogue” Capsule Collection for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine's Day being just around the corner, a lot of brands are taking advantage of the season of love by creating their own romance-worthy products, and Vogue Eyewear is the latest to join the pack.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Vogue Eyewear has created a Love Vogue collection for the Sunglass Hut. This is their second collection with the eyewear retailer.

Each pair of sunglasses from the Love Vogue collection features a transparent frame complete with hearts lining the inner frame, and we think it’s just enough design without going into Lolita territory.

Also, each pair comes with a super cute carrying case that kind of looks like a pair of lips. The “Love Vogue” collection is currently available exclusively at the Sunglass Hut for $99.95.

Place your order before 12 p.m. on February 13th in order to receieve free gift wrap with your purchase.


Opening Ceremony and Adidas 100 Piece Collection to Launch in July 2012

Opening Ceremony and Adidas to Launch 100 Piece Collection in July 2012

Opening Ceremony and Adidas 100 Piece Collection to Launch in July 2012

 Photo:George Chinsee/WWD

It is an Olympic year and we cannot think of a better collaboration than the one between Adidas and Opening Ceremony.

Since the games are taking place in London, one must do their best to look athletic and chic.

Only two looks have been released from the 100 piece, 90s streetwear inspired collection that will include both footwear and apparel.

The first look is a neoprene coat with a flared bottom and a matching dress underneath. The look is also accessorized with jelly sandals! And who doesn't love jellies?

The second look includes a French terry top with reflective tape and a nylon twill skirt.

Retail prices range from $100 to $630 and the collection will be available in US Opening Ceremony Stores and select Adidas Original stores in July 2012.

From what we’ve seen so far, this collection looks like a winner.


Sally Hansen Salon Effects Shifts to Romance & Love for Valentine's Day

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Shifts to Romance and Love for Valentine's Day

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Shifts to Romance & Love for Valentine's Day

It’s no secret that we love us some Sally Hansen Salon Effects.  These nifty nail applications are easy to apply, come in many fun, colorful designs, and in some cases, they last longer than regular nail polish.

So when we heard about their newest collection, we were overjoyed.

This Valentine’s Day, you can spread the love to your fingertips with their newest collection of romantic themed designs.

There are five prints from their limited edition Salon Effects Valentine’s Day collection: “Are You Single?” in pretty pink hearts and twirly swirls; “Speed Dating” in multiple sizes of hearts on a white background; “Love Always” in various fonts of the word love and hearts; “How Romantic!” in girly purple and pink plaid and “Cross My Heart” in small x's and hearts that resemble xoxo.

We can't wait for these to launch in February, and at at only $9.99, they're super-affordable and costs much less than a salon manicure.

Which print will you rock this Valentine's Day?


No Rebecca Minkoff Glove, No Love

No Rebecca Minkoff Glove, No Love

No Rebecca Minkoff Glove, No Love

Safe sex has never looked so good, and fashionable. Condom production company Proper Attire has teamed up with Rebecca Minkoff to create ultra-femme condoms.

This is not the condom company's first collaboration with a designer. Past collaborations have included designers Alexander Wang, Jeremy Scott, and Vena Cava.

The Rebecca Minkoff condoms come in three printed package styles: “basic” in leopard, “sheer” in zebra and “dots” in polka dot.

They are available in packs of three for $5.99 on Proper Attire's website.

We think these will look chic and discreet in anyone's bag!


Preview: Surface To Air Spring/Summer 2012 Footwear Collection

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There are shoes. Then there are shoes that captivate your eyes like a painting in a museum. The shoes found within Surface to Air's Spring 2012 collection are the latter.

Their newest collection is filled with footwear for every appetite; whether it be a comfortable sneakers decorated with gold glitter, pumps with geometrical heels (thanks to the success from Leigh Lezark's collaboration), or open toe lace-up leopard wedges (try that for a tongue twister).

Each pair of shoes offer something unique for those style mavens looking for a new summer heel, wedge, or sandal. And the heels are just chunky enough to comfortably support your precious tootsies during your summertime rendezvous.


PREVIEW: Opening Ceremony Pre-Fall 2012

PREVIEW: Opening Ceremony Pre-Fall 2012

PREVIEW: Opening Ceremony Pre-Fall 2012

Each year, Opening Ceremony pays homage to a designated country, and for this year's collections, it’s Argentina.

Opening Ceremony’s pre-fall 2012 collection—an enthusiastic nod to Argentina, circa the mid 60s—is dominated by the baby doll mini-dress in classic A-line silhouettes. The mod-like 60s inspired dresses are made modern with the creative use of sheer and striped fabrics, braid work, and zipper detailing.  For example, a zipper runs vertically down one lovely emerald green mini-dress.

Touches of Argentine inspiration can be seen throughout the collection in the crochet skirts, braid work found on the collars and belts, and fabrics in stripes and patterns that evoke the spirit of the country.

While most of the dresses shy away from the bodycon look, there is one black curve-hugging dress that is sure to be a hit with the party crowd.

Besides the dresses in the collection, there several contrast placket cardigans, slim fit pants and moto jackets.

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