Food inspires many things, most prominently the meals that we serve to our families on the dinner table night after night; but since you've been reading, you're well aware that food also inspires fashion, whether it's a good idea or not. Padma Lakshmi, author and contestant on Top Chef, proves that sometimes food can inspire accessories, with an attractive effect.
As the temperature soars to 30 degrees Celsius here today, I am praising my air conditioner; but it also got me thinking about more fashionable and eco-friendly ways to cool off. As I searched for cooling clothing, I stumbled across designer Katharina Ludwig's unique ice jewelry, which boasts some beautiful designs that will help keep even the hottest chicks cool on a hot summer day.
For the Superhero in us all, I introduce you to comic strip bandages, so you can show off your injuries just like Batman with quirky, visual sound effects. No longer hide behind the same of cut and scrapes, hurry up and get your hands on these funny, fashionable bandaids and pamper your injuries vintage-style!
Most women carry a brush or comb in their purse for on the go touchups, but now brushes can do more than just fight hairstyle aggressors. With Comb-at combs by Lorenzo Damiani and Combando by Studiobo, women cal feel like they're armed and dangerous each and every time they're battling a hair care emergency, or even when engaging in hand-to-comb combat.
Women have been swearing by Spanx to keep their bodies under control and looking desirable in their sexiest fashions, but can men wear Spanx, too? Equmen has created the Core Precision Undershirt to give men equal opportunities in control undergarments, and while the men in the ads may not need help concealing any undesirable jiggle (and no, unfortunately, the undergarments don't promise the same ripping 6-packs), the average guy may benefit from a little bit of additional fashion support.
As if men need encouragement not to change their underwear, a new line of wash-free underwear doesn't require laundering due to its unique design. I think it goes without saying that this disgusting fashion underwear design was created by a man.
As if the fashion industry isn't already obsessed with being thin, a new fashion line by Katie Gallagher provides the starving model look; binging and purging not required. For that real exo-skeletal look, this unique fashion line relies on nude body-suits and re-created ribcages. I can't decide if this is one fashion line that will transform the fashion industry, by removing the need for crash dieting when the look is available through clothing, or if it's just another way to promote the model thin image to make pre-teen American girls feel inadequate. Read on and you tell me.
With all this talk of swine flu and sickness, I couldn't help but wonder what interesting clothing items were out there to help those who want to dress up and play nurse. While that naturally brings up connotations of the sexy "naughty nurse", there is nothing attractive about the Freyagushi medical designs that I came across; which are better described as gory, graphic, and imaginative, with a touch of femininity.
Dying for a tattoo but can't deal with the permanence? Opt instead for a pair of sexy undergarments that emboss your behind so you give admirers something to look at as you turn around to walk away. Ninette Van Kamp's lingerie designs are sexy, chic, and incorporate just the right amount of naughty, whether you're looking to impress a significant other or just trying to make yourself feel sexy with a scandalous secret.
Purses can be functional, they can be fashionable, but they very rarely come pre-packed with fun. At least I thought so, until I came across the video gamer's dream purse!
Attention bartenders; looking for a sexy new way to serve up a nice cold one? Opening bottles with your teeth not doing your dental work any favors, or tired of getting bottle caps permanently embedded in your cleavage? Well, now you can add a new bit of bartending flare to your routine that's both sexy and convenient, with the stilettos for bartenders by 5th Floor Productions.
Good news for those who have always wanted to wear a pair of pants that detect your every move. According to scientists at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the smart technology will soon be integrated right into the fabric of fashion items.
Gone are the days where tattoos were just for fashion, and now a new nano ink particle tattoo will help diabetics eliminate the need for painful fingertip testing strips.
Perfectly timed with the recession and decreased spending, come the world's most expensive jeans, by artist Damien Hirst. Through a partnership with Levis, Hirst created these jeans as a form of wearable art; but at their cost, I'd be afraid to leave the house in them, or maybe that's just because of their unique fashion statement.
There are many untraditional couples out there who would never dream of having a typical wedding complete with the white dress, tuxedo, pastel bridesmaids and flashy diamonds. Having been one of these brides myself, I'm happy to see a unique wedding band alternative that truly binds the bride and groom together.
Following an ancient samurai fashion tradition is the Haramaki. Once used to protect the stomach and kidneys from sharp swords, this fashion item is now used to protect against much less harsh elements; namely the weather. Read on and decide if the Haramaki is a fashion statement for the future, or if it should have gone extinct with the Samurai's.
High fashion doesn't always appeal to the masses, but fashion that hits the international runways often finds itself a major topic of conversation. Memorable, modern and mystic, the Octopus Dress finally gives women the opportunity to live out their fantasies; while most girls dreamed of being the Little Mermaid, there are some fashion lovers out there who had darker tastes and lusted after Ursula.
On May 23, 2009, the annual Beard and Moustache Championships competition will be taking place in Anchorage, Alaska. Inventor Spot first introduced this strange sport to readers in the "Top 10 Sports From Around The World", and in honor of this strange competition rolling around again, we're counting down the most weird and wacky moustaches and beards from the Beard and Moustache Championship photo gallery!