215 posts categorized "fashion fetish"

DIY bunny felt applique costume on sweatshirt

in celebration of my #creepycute21015 halloween adventures with the eerily talented jonathan lo of happy mundane, i'm embracing a 30-minute costume in pastel goth fashion.

behold - frankenbunny!

i admit, i'm queen of the lazy, last minute costume. it usually involves a mask and something vintage from my closet. nothing too advanced, but enough to get me into a costume-required party.

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all that is needed for this quickie frankenbunny costume is the following:

1). pastel sweatshirt. i chose a long one in order to wear alone with tights, but you can chose a shorter one to wear with jeans or a skirt.

2). felt 9" x 12" sheets in pink, black, and white. available at most craft stores.

4). scissors.

5). round head straight pins.

6). pellon fusible web, iron, and damp cloth.

7). frankenbunny template printed onto 8.5" x 11" paper. DOWNLOAD THE PDF TEMPLATE HERE!

DIY bunny skull felt applique costume on sweatshirt

step 1:  iron felt to fusible webbing. this adds weight to the felt makes it easy to iron your bunny directly onto your sweatshirt. see how to use fusible webbing here. it's soooooo easy!

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step 2:  after you have fused your felt, pin template to fabric. you may also draw the bunny design directly onto the paper side of the fusible felt and skip this pinning step.

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step 3:  cut bunny head shape.

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step 4:  iron pink and black felt to fusible webbing. cut bunny eyes, teeth, nose, and ear inserts.

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step 5:  place eyes, nose, teeth and ear inserts into white bunny head. iron and fuse them to head. again, consult this tutorial if you've never worked with fusible webbing. 

step 6:  place bunny design on your sweatshirt. pin design to your sweatshirt to determine placement. once you iron the bunny head on, it is FUSED, so do not skip this step! make sure you like the placement. iron frankenbunny onto sweatshirt.

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step 7:  optional: for added hold and safe washing, sew fused bunny onto sweatshirt using a small running stitch.

step 8:  that's it! add black and white tights, a black parasol, and a pastel wig. oh, and false eyelashes, of course!

stay tuned for more creepy cute halloween from me and happy mundane this week!

for halloween decor DIY to DIE FOR, click on over to happy mundane to see the latest and greatest in creepy cute creations. jonathan creates pastel party magic with a spray paint can, and you can, too!

DIY bunny felt applique costume on sweatshirt pastel goth

sequins enforced. marc jacobs' party dress code.

Marc jacobs gloss party rabbit ears

kittens, marc jacob's ny fashion week party invite just arrived and i am RSVPing YES for you and me!

here's the skinny: marc's september soiree is a book launch for gloss: the work of chris von wangenheim. if you are not familiar with mr. wangenheim's photography you gotta check it out! his notorious lens captured the coke and lamé filled '70s better than anybody. his muses were the denizens of studio 54, supermodel gia, and dobermans. He was even the inspiration behind the 1978 film the eyes of laura mars, which is one of the trashiest (i.e. most fabulous) fashion photography/horror flicks ever made. 

now, onto the party!

mr. jacobs' fashionable fete will honor chris von wangenheim with the swankiest, sickest, most sequined, and sans subtle dress code ever! in fact, he is so passionate about the party attire, he even specified it with all caps in his invite.

the instructions read:


 let's unpack these looks, shall we?

Bianca Jagger Studio 54 white horse birthday party

{above: "riding in on a white horse": bianca jagger's birthday party at studio 54.}

Grace Jones fierce style gold record hat

{above: "grace jones butch realness" and "record as head gear."}

The Eyes Of Laira Mars Fashion

{above: an oscar-worthy moment from "the eyes of laura mars."}

Elton John Cher Diana Ros Studio 54

{above: "sequins," "see through harem pants," "gold lamé," and "no natural looks" courtesy of cher, elton john, and diana ross.

Rollerena Fairy Godmother Studio 54

{above: "rollerena chic" -- aka the fairy godmother of the east village.}

Halston Bianca Jagger Mick Jagger Studio 54 style

{halston and jagger sandwich. that was on the list, right?}

Jerry Hall and Divine Studio 54 fashion

{above left: "jerry hall side swept hair"; above right: divine models "rogue" and "no matte surfaces."}

Chris von Wangenheim photographs Donna Jordan and her bleached eyebrows

{model donna jordan brings her "bleached out brows."}

Diane von furstenberg studio 54

{above: diane von furstenberg's "sky high stilettos."}

Anjelica huston studio 54 glitter

{above: anjelica huston and a studio 54 go-go dancer in "sequins" and "lamé."}

Bianca jagger and andy warhol patty hearst style

{above: andy warhol and bianca jagger's "patty hearst symbionese liberation army gear."}

Grace Jones Studio 54 style

{above: grace jones. 'nuff said.}

so, what are we wearing, darling? i think we should for the "fur coat over lingerie" story. and gold...lots of gold!

and, of course, i'll pack the polaroid camera, because you know andy would want me to.

here we go...

Studio 54 Marc Jacobs party fashion inspiration sequins gold and faux fur

{above: 1. marc jacobs 60mm sunglasses; 2. vintage faux fur coat; 3. mac 44 eyelashes; 4. la perla sirene sequined halterneck bikini; 5. hot tools 24k gold 1" salon curling iron; 6. alexis bittar ribbon cuff bracelet; 7. aurélie bidermann's gold-plated brass 'marella' earrings; 8. nails inc galaxy; 9. wolford daria mesh dot tights; 10. rafe crescent and stars necklace five and two; 11. BCBGmaxazria bronze black dena heel; 12. bando twist scarf in metallic gold; 13. stila magnificent metals foil finish eye shadow; 14. eva cocktail ring; 15. whiting & davis convertible mesh clutch; 16. mac ruby woo lipglass; 17. mac superslick gold liquid eye liner in pure show; impossible vintage polaroid SX-70 starter camera.}


Vintage lipstick assembly line

kittens, i have tried every single pinky, nudey, rosey lipstick on this unicorn planet. from sticks to stains to sheers, i am always on the search for the perfect pinky shade that will take me from palisades client meetings to downtown go-go dancing.

after years of tint testing, i've composed my top ten lippy picks below. these go-to gals can be worn solo or layered in any combo. they all work well together much unlike our congress.

do you have any favorite pinky neutrals? let me know and i'll give 'em a spin!

Pink and nude lipsticks lip liners and lipgloss

{above: 1). nars dolce vita sheer lipstick; 2). lancome laque fever in rose macaroon; 3). MAC velvet teddy lipstick; 4. nars dolce vita velvet matte lip liner; 5. bobbi brown rose lip liner; 6. smith's rosebud salve (clear! use in combination with lip pencils); 7. julie hewett bette cheekie palette; 8. laura mercier naked lip pencil; 9. bobbi brown roseberry lipstick; 10. julie hewett biba lipstick.}

** please note, i'm totally not paid by any of these companies. i'm just a lipstick whore.


Whorange Oscar love with Brandi Strickland

kittens, it's that time of the year again -- OSCARS!

i confess, i have watched every academy award show since the beginning of time. the red carpet is my drug of choice. i even watch pre-red carpet coverage, because i am insane. 

AND, i have won every oscar pool (with the exception of one) for the past 15 years. because i love you, i am going to post my predictions here and hope that nobody at my oscar party steals my picks. i'm living life on the edge and i'm doing it for YOU, darlings!

feel free to use my psychic gift for your oscar party ballot. just split your spoils with me 50/50. you can pay me in gold and/or non-conflict diamonds.

please note, i have seen every film with the exception of american sniper. my favorite films were grand budapest hotel and whiplash. that being said, they will not win best picture. the key to winning the oscar pool is to vote with your head and not your heart.

okay, enough chit-chat. let's boogie on down to the WHORANGE ballot:

best picture: birdman

best director: richard linklater (boyhood)

Birdman movie poster

best actor: eddie redmayne (theory of everything)

best actress: julianne moore (still alice)

best supporting actor: jk simmons (whiplash)

Whiplash movie poster

best supporting actress: patricia arquette (boyhood)

best adapted screenplay: the imitation game (graham moore)

Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game

best original screenplay: grand budapest hotel (wes anderson and hugo guinness)

best animated feature: how to train your dragon 2 (should be the lego movie...bastards!)

documentary feature: citizenfour

foreign language film: ida

best cinematography: birdman (emmanuel lubezki)

best costume design: grand budapest hotel (milena canonero)

best film editing: boyhood (sandra adair)

best makeup & hair styling: grand budapest hotel (frances hannon and mark coulier)

best production design: grand budapest hotel (adam stockhausen [production design] and anna pinnock [set decoration])

Grand Budapest Hotel Room Tags

The Grand Budapest Hotel scenery with deer

The Grand Budapest Hotel Mendls

best original score: theory of everything (jóhann jóhannsson)

best sound editing: american sniper (alan robert murray and bub asman)

best sound mixing: whiplash (craig mann, ben wilkins and thomas curley)

best visual effects: interstellar (paul franklin, andrew lockley, ian hunter and scott fisher)

best animated short: feast (patrick osborne and kristina reed)

best documentary short: crisis hotline: veterans press 1

best live action short: the phone call

there you go, darlings. now go primp for the red carpet!

Lupita Nyong'o Oscar gown Prada

{top image: fake oscar statue photography by whorange. background art by brandi strickland.}

DOLLY PATTERN! jeremy scott 2015 ready-to-wear

Jeremy Scott Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Dolly Pattern 1

Jeremy Scott Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Dolly Pattern psychedelic dolls

Jeremy Scott Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Dolly Pattern psychedelic runway dolls

Jeremy Scott Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Dolly Pattern psychedelic runway

Jeremy Scott Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Dolly Pattern psychedelic

OMG. jeremy scott is killing me with ALL KINDS of good feels with his ready-to-wear fall 2015 runway candy. and the title of this season's collection -- "DOLLY PATTERN!"

can you die? i can. and i did.

see the entire collection at style.com.

Fine and Dandy: Grand Budapest Hotel Halloween

Fine and Dandy shop Grand Budapest Hotel Halloween

oh hello, darlings! remember me? i remember you. and let me say, you've never looked more smashing!

i'm opening the WHORANGE doors today to shine a spotlight on matt fox and enrique crame, the magnificent proprietors of new york's fine and dandy shop. this year, they won halloween with their head-to-toe channeling of concierge gustave h and lobby boy zero moustafa from the grand budapest hotel.

the threads. the vintage luggage. the mendl's box. the 'staches. the attitude. wes anderson would be proud!

congratulations, matt and enrique! thank you for keeping halloween haute and for always bringing how-to handsome to us all.


{visit fine and dandy in NY's hell's kitchen district or shop their dapper wares online. you'll be glad you did!}

body electric: janine rewell for minna parikka

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes body painting 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes pattern body painting on models 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes pattern body paint on model 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes 2014 photographer Jonas Lundqvist

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes photographer Jonas Lundqvist

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes black and white pattern body paint

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes art body painting photographer Jonas Lundqvist

artist janine rewell and shoe designer minna parikka collaborated on this head-to-toe bit of body painting fabulousness for minna's 2014 scandinavian spring collection of colorful kicks. body painting was applied by the skilled hands of saara sarvas & riina laine.

photographed by jonas lundqvist, the result is a wonderland of psychedelic splendor. check out the video and see how they did it...

{via grain edit.}

Whorange Mini Mod Mani for NailSnaps!

NailSnaps Mini Mod Mani nail art from photo

in support of my friend angel's amazing NailSnaps kickstarter, i designed a Mini Mod nail art mani that will be offered as a reward for backers!

i used the photo featured in my hanging planter blog post and focused on my den's 1970s wall hanging textile. groovy, yes?

show your support and get a little whorange manicure. perfect for lounging in your sunken living room while watching the final season of mad men.

my kitty, veruschka, approves!


Whorange Mini Mod Mani NailSnaps

Panton inspired vintage wall hanging textile

mad men season 7 - brace yourself

Mad Men poster key art by icon Milton Glaser

while cruising down beverly boulevard yesterday, i nearly crashed my car when i saw this glorious MAD MEN SEASON 7 MURAL tumbling across the wall of the sofitel hotel.

the artist behind the technicolor, art nouveau masterpiece is iconic '60s artist milton glaser (age 84!). mad men's creator, matthew weiner, sought out glaser as his dream key art illustrator for the show's final season, and luckily for all of us, glaser agreed.

similar to enlisting the art of brian sanders for season 6, weiner truly celebrates and honors the master artists of the mid-century. the result is nostalgic, sophisticated, and exuberantly authentic. thank you, matthew!

but wait -- there's more...

AMC released mad men's season 7 character photos, and darlings, it is head-to-toe perfection.

from peggy's enamel daisy pin to gentlemen sporting various shades of mustard, i'm happily drunk in a sea of fringe and polyester. bring on 1969 and bring it on forever!

costumes by janie bryant. photography by frank ockenfels. enjoy!

Don and Megan Draper TWA airport Mad Men Season 7

Christina Hendricks as Joan Mad Men Season 7

Megan and Don Draper 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Roger Sterling and Don Draper airplane Mad Men season 7

Roger Sterling TWA Mad Men season 7

Bert Cooper and Roger Sterling 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Peggy Olsen on the airplane with boys Mad Men season 7 photographer Frank Ockenfels

Harry Crane Stan Ken and Ginsberg Mad Men season 7

Peggy Olsen and Pete Campbell 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Betty and Henry Francis and Sally Draper

Joan and Betty 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Jim Cutler and Ted Chaough Mad Men season 7 photographer Frank Ockenfels

Peggy Olsen and Don Draper 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Don Draper TWA airplane Mad Men Season 7

{to see the entire gallery, click on over to AMC. remember, the season premiere is april 13th!}

lupita nyong'o

Lupita Nyongo Oscars Red Carpet Prada gown

best dressed. best speech. best liza minnelli encounter. best supporting actress.

i love this woman. congratulations, lupita!

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