Cut-along-dashed-line necklace and bracelet

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Friday 12 July 2013

Etsy seller lapinPetite from Prague likes making funny jewellery, which explains how she hit upon the idea of making necklaces and bracelets out of scissor-shaped polymer pieces and long beads strung on virtually invisible steel string — so it looks almost like a delicately open invitation from the wearer to either get decapitated or have […]

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Neon strobe light hoodies might be the best party garb ever

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Tuesday 9 July 2013

Okay, Etsy, we’ve found some hope in you again. California-based Bernardo, who honed his skills in electronics from spending five years in the navy, started out selling single-color light up bras but has since expanded his range to include battery-powered light up hoodies. These come in blue, white, green, red or pink, and you can […]

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Gym teacher wears the same outfit for picture day for 40 years

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Monday 8 July 2013

This retired gym teacher from Prestonwood Elementary school wore the same outfit for his yearbook photo for 40 years in a row. This picture day tradition began in 1973 when Dale Irby accidentally wore the same outfit he had worn the year before. Today, his brown sweater vest and collared shirt combo has earned him […]

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NeuroKnitting: Knitwear with brainwave activity patterns

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 6 July 2013

Brainwave activity as patterned knitwear? Who thinks of such a thing? Well, artist duo Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet, that’s who. The two have worked in art and technology since 2009 and are now developing Knitic, a sort of open hardware that acts as the brains controling a knitting machine via Arduino. For the NeuroKnitting […]

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Vadge badge: Felt vagina’s from Australia you can wear

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Fashion on Wednesday 3 July 2013

If you’re looking for that special new addition to your outfit to spice up an occasion, look no further. Vadge Badge’s are the hottest new fashion trend for shocking and stirring all manner of people into a hot and heavy daze. Coming in a range of colours and prints, you have the ability to custom […]

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Manly fur coat made of men’s chest hair

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Tuesday 2 July 2013

To get blokes to drink their new protein-fortified chocolate milk, dairy company Arla ran a brand campaign to get them to man up. It also commissioned four designers to spend over 200 hours to make a fur coat out of men’s chest hair, which you can buy at just over US$3,000. Sounds like the next […]

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Bristled mind armor by Maiko Takeda

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Monday 1 July 2013

Maiko Takeda’s fashion accessories are inspired by the environment: shadow, wind, gravity and the such. Her recent Atmospheric Reentry collection — crafted at Royal College of Art where she’s pursuing a Masters in Millinery — contain simply stunning works made of clear film, perspex and silver. Can’t help but think that these delicate and bristled […]

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Road map tees help parents get a back massage from their kids

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Monday 1 July 2013

Long-suffering parents can now take a break by getting a back massage from their kids while they play. It’s easy as long as they put on one of these tees that come with a road or railroad map strategically printed on the back — which makes it irresistible for the little ones to wheel their […]

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Wooden headwear by TÊTE DE BOIS

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By Tash H in New Fashion on Saturday 22 June 2013

Kanye’s iconic sunglasses have a fierce new competitor. These stylish wooden pieces of headwear are the birthchildren of modern industrial and fashion design, courtesy of TÊTE DE BOIS. The wooden slats are constructed in a way to cleverly block out the harmful sun’s rays. Double tick for properly functioning protective headgear with a touch of […]

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Sneakers inspired by dim sum

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Friday 21 June 2013

Shoes yummy enough to eat? That’s the Dim Sum Project, a collaboration between Hypebeast and PUMA. Dim sum is a sort of Cantonese cuisine served in bite-sized portions, such as har gao (shrimp dumplings) and siew mai (pork dumplings) served in bamboo steamers. There are the har gao sneakers with ‘shrimp camo beneath a thin […]

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Prints of shapely legs wearing high heels by Alastair Floyd

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Thursday 20 June 2013

Alastair Floyd has started this series of prints with images of scantily clad and shapely legs wearing little else but high heels. Avoiding typical trite and banal eroticism, his very first image directs us immediately to that of a model who has slipped up on the catwalk, making it clear he is intent on taking […]

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John Malkovich rescuing strangers and designing clothes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Thursday 20 June 2013

We were just going to go ‘Hey, John Malkovich has his own fashion label where he’s been designing clothes for the ‘bohemian of the new millen-nium’ since 2009. There’s even a new made-in-Italy beachwear collection from a Yoox collaboration!’ — until we got distracted with news reports that he recently saved the life of a guy on a Toronto street.

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Fantastic haute couture by Iris van Herpen

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Tuesday 18 June 2013

If wearable art had just one poster child, we bet it’d be Iris van Herpen. Her creations fuse craftsmanship and futurism to such a bewildering extent that even the future looks dated.

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From the LAEM Store: Clockwork Gears Clothing

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By Alison Shepard in New Fashion on Friday 14 June 2013

Want to show your love for bikes without, well, carting those wheels around everywhere you go? Integrate it into your style with this new line of bike-inspired graphics from Clockwork Gears Clothing. Unique spins on everything from chains, to wheels, to gears, blended with unexpected settings and creatures. And even better yet, Clockwork gears donates […]

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From the LAEM Store: The Lumberjack Tee

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By Alison Shepard in New Fashion on Thursday 13 June 2013

Well, this pretty much says it all. Clothing designers Bad Taste Factory tap into the hipster mystique for their latest graphic tee. Complete with plaid, beard, and hatchet, we’re pleased to offer this gem in the Lost At E Minor store.

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