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Lena Dunham is cute as hell in ASOS' magazine, Fashion Up Ok, so she's not always a bona fide style icon. On Saturday, she forgot to wear pants. It doesn't really matter, though. A large part of Lena Dunham's success as a writer, director and actress has to do with not glossing anything over. It seems silly to harp over a talented person's clothing especially when men in a similar position are under way less scrutiny. That being said, Lena Dunham kills it as the covergirl for ASOS' Fashion Up magazine. The photos, shot by Danielle Levitt, show a comfortable and undeniably stylish side of Dunham. It's an eclectic mix of spikes, houndstooth, acid wash and graphic tees with a healthy dose of jewelry. The magazine, which is actually a free app updated weekly, also includes an interview with our Girls girl about success, growing up in NYC and all that kind of stuff. Take a peek at photos of Lena Duham for ASOS below and you can download the Fashion Up app here.
Two Inch Cuffs launches a new online shop With a degree in journalism and an interest in writing, Creative Director Ruben Hughes launched his site Two Inch Cuffs in January of 2012. "One thing led to another and I wanted more visuals," Ruben says. Two Inch Cuffs now relies heavily on original content and photography--the images are so impressive, brands have been snapping them up for their own use. "We give readers an experience which other blogs might lack or a story line that is as drawing as a film, but embossed with menswear." On March 1, Ruben expanded his site with a brand new online shop that features quality products and a extra help picking out your stuff. Waxed bags from Oregon based Sketchbook, Prajaa suede Chukkas and Doane paper journals meet a concierge service or "style matchmakers." Even though it's predominantly a menswear shop, there are lots of accessories and sweaters (you could wear), in case you start to get a little jealous. Read our Q+A with Two Inch Cuffs' Ruben Hughes below. What made you want to open an online shop?
Inspired by old L.L. Bean catalogs, I felt like the traditional American catalog has decreased due to the new digital era and the economy. Many brands aren’t as creative anymore with their lookbooks or have sat down to really carve out an idea. I wanted to change that.What makes the Two Inch Cuffs Shop different? Besides our Signature Items which remain exclusive to The Cuff Shop, we offer a concierge service for any customer questions and the assistance of Jared & Alison, our style matchmakers.
What kind of products and brands can we expect to see?
When it comes to brands, people should always expect to see items that mirror our constant drive for quality. Brands like Hamilton 1883 and Ruell & Ray will continue to grow within our shop as we bring on new styles exclusively made for Two Inch Cuffs.What is your target customer like? Where does he hang out? What does he do? What brands does he wear? Our guy is someone in his mid-twenties to early thirties who has a disposable income and wants to shop for items that have a story behind them. He’s a frequent restaurant goer and can responsibility enjoy a good beer after a long work day. He’ll buy brands like Todd Synder, Alden and Gitman Vintage because he doesn’t mind paying a little extra for anything made in the USA. Are there items available for women?
Many items in the shop are predominately mens, but we do offer a few brands that are unisex. From accessories to apothecary, have your pick.
Name some of your favorite physical stores:
Unionmade Goods, J. Crew Liquor Shop and Jack Spade
What are your three favorite brands and why?
I really enjoy Farm Tactics, Ruell & Ray and Sketchbook. They all bleed quality and are comfortable at the same time. That’s how clothing should be meant to be.Anything else? Thanks hearty. Visit the new Two Inch Cuff Shop here.
Shop vintage without ever having to leave your AC. Offering above from one of our favorites, Pink Clouds. From outdoor fairs to flea markets galore, the summer season is prime time for vintage shopping. But what happens when sweet summer days come to a close and we’re forced to take our blissful days of digging through the vintage crates outdoors back inside? Thankfully, a new crop of vintage retailers have sprouted up online, catering to all of your (vintage) shopping needs. Good vintage is only a couple of clicks away—check out our roundup of 6 of our favorite online vintage retailers. Click to see our Top 6: Online Vintage Shopping shops. 1. Lois Lane Vintage-- This Brooklyn based online shop specializes in reconstructing classic vintage frocks and tops from the 40s through the 80s. Classic with a funky twist, the selection on Lois Lane Vintage is refreshingly fun. And price points couldn’t be cheaper. Click to see the next online vintage shop. 2. Vintage Culture New York—The couple that thrifts together stays together! Such is the philosophy of founders of the recently opened Vintage Culture New York. Stylist Zoila Sylvester and graphic designer boyfriend Zach Darton self-source and curate an impressive collection of classic pieces that stock the online boutique. The mecca for all things timeless Americana, VCNY features classic pieces for women including Ralph Lauren Crest Blazers and printed onesies. Men are not to be left out either—VCNY’s selection boasts some amazing vintage printed tanks and plenty of Polo. Check out VCNY’s brand video here. Click to see the next online vintage shop. 3. Spanish Moss Vintage—This online shop is the go-to destination for dreamy, Stevie Nicks inspired 70’s garb. Floaty kimonos, fringed suede jackets, soft-spun band tees and gypsy style maxi skirts are just a few of the on-trend finds at this shop. Click to see the next online vintage shop. 4. Nasty Gal Vintage—We aren’t the first to jump on the Nasty Gal bandwagon, but really, can you blame us? Nasty Gal Vintage’s has a devout following that virtually stalk the store’s constantly revolving stock of bold, badass pieces from mostly the 80s and the 90s. Owner Sophia Amoruso has curated a thoughtful collection of items including tooled leather bags, Janet Jackson Tour Tees and tribal printed caftans. And if you ever get bored of shopping the vintage side of things, Nasty Gal’s contemporary collection carries some amazing Jeffrey Campbell footwear to go perfectly with your vintage wares. Click to see the next online vintage shop. 5. Fruition LV—Deadstock Bulls jerseys, Gucci Speedy’s, and Chanel, Chanel and more Chanel all in one place? No, it’s not heaven. But close—Fruition Las Vegas. This tightly conceptualized online shop sells the best in high-end designer vintage clothing and accessories, as well as throwback sports and streetwear items. Click to see the next online vintage shop. 6. Pink Clouds - Last, but definitely not least Pink Clouds is like the Cadillac of online vintage shopping--in a good way. The site features the kind of high end coveted pieces you dream about and even pairs together pieces you might like based on what you're looking at. Click to see the Top 6: Vintage Shopping Online again.
For one second, forget Etsy, Ebay and any other online one-stop-shop you crave, and do a celebratory double click for New High (M)art. This site is the ultimate online shopping experience--bringing together window shopping, pretty aesthetics and right-up-your-alley taste, New High (M)art lets you browse through an endless collection of ready-to-wear-and-buy garments from various designers. The site is also designed to help you navigate to your fullest potential, so bust out that credit card and shop on (unless of course your card is maxed, like mine, and just click and sigh).
One of our favorite online shopping destinations, Bona Drag, just launched a new site! (Guess it's new site week.) While you're over there spendig money you don't have, be sure to check out their "About" page to see pics of the girls behind the operation--they're adorable! Check out Bona Drag's new website here.