Monthly Archives: January 2010

Giant Hamburgers? Chicken Drumsticks? AND COLORS ?!?

Yeeeppp, ’tis the name of: Lazy Oaf. This London-based label has also been featured in Nylon’s December issue. Lucky for you, there is a sale! (but it ends in 3 days!) The products are very cartoonish, but definitely worth the price. There are various goodies, such as, sweatshirt dresses, t-shirts, bags, hats, scarves, and jewelry. The designer Gemma Shiel wanted to portray WWF wrestlers from the ’90s and trashy TV shows.

The oversized shirts are perfect gifts for friends! Take a look:

How adorable!!!

There are so many more, but these are just 4 of my favorites.

Xx, mustaches on shirts? = HotMess

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Warning: Designer Breakout

It has been a while…

Ever hear about RosenMunns? These lovely and whimsical designers, Sydney Rose and Ashley Munns, behind the amazing clothes have tried for six seasons to make an appearance in the fashion world. They’ve taken every opportunity to make themselves known, and they’re finally making their huge debut this spring. They have created a 17-piece collection that is a wild ride with bright colors, transparent fabrics, and weighty pieces. Their collection has been inspired by San Francisco’s Chinatown, and it should be an unimaginable sight.

They’ve been featured in Nylon’s December issue, which is what inspired me to show you all this extensive line!

The duo found their spotlight when they gave actress, Kirsten Dunst, an “I Ate Mary-Kate” T-shirt.

PLEASE check them out! Go to their site and you can download their Lookbook.

Xx, HotMess

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Oh Bunny, Honey!

Ever think that bunnies can be stylish? Probably not… I bet you’re thinking they’re quite childish, but au contraire, an army of bunny tees have arrived at Forever21. According to Elle Magazine, Fifi Lapin (the designer) is “the world’s most stylish bunny.” And according to me, this is true.

How can you resist purchasing a tee with a BUNNY on it?! The shirts are only $18.50 each at Forever21, so there is no reason for you not to get one! Go on, hoppity hop hop to Forever21 and buy Fifi Lapin‘s stylish bunny tees!

P.S. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Xx HotMess ♥s stylish bunnies!

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Nothing Better Than the Old Smell of Retro Vintage…

Although a lot of people don’t really like buying things that are old and worn out, apparel at thrift/vintage stores is magical (according to me at least). If you think about it, vintage clothing contains maybe sophisticated age, other people’s memories, and the possibility of new memories. You would be wearing a piece of clothing literally FILLED with memories! Here are some examples of lovely vintage goodies:

Dress from the 50s

Skirt from the 50s

Skirt from the 70s

Dress from the 80s

Reese Witherspoon in Christian Dior from the 50s

Vintage Knit Top

Vintage Chanel

Vintage Leather Bag

As you can see, there are many, many fabulous things to buy at thrift & vintage stores! For me, I find it fascinating that you can wear a piece of clothing or accessory that could be older that you. In one of my recent posts about the returning style of the 40s, I uploaded a variety of things that you should definitely check out! These things could definitely inspire you to stop by vintage stores. Some vintage/thrift stores to check out include Metropolis, Housing Works, Beacon’s Closet, Screaming Mimi’s, Buffalo Exchange, Cure Thrift Shop, Inven.tory, Amarcord and tons of others! Never say you’ll never go into what I call an “oldie” store, because you’ll never know what you’ll end up finding 🙂

A.C. loves the oldies!

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Time to Join the Marching Band?

I realized the other day that I have no idea why marching band jackets are a brand new trend. I have to say though, the cute little details are pretty amazing. Although I personally don’t really like the jackets, there are some jackets that I have to say are really great.

Overall, Michael Jackson looked the greatest in this type of jacket.


Vintage Marching Band Jacket

It wouldn’t be a bad idea to try this type of jacket nonetheless! You can definitely find these types of jackets at Topshop.


If only stores carried Marching Band Jackets similar to Michael Jackson’s… So tell me, would you want to try this trend?

Xx HotMess

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Welcome to the Forties!

Recently, the look of the ’40s has been coming back. Women in pencil skirts, exquisitely fitted jackets, and elegant hats! So how can you pull off the Forties’ look? Simple. I’m about to show you some amazing products that can make you look like you just came out of your grandmother’s wardrobe at a very reasonable price!

Deena and Ozzy $25

Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz $98

Deena and Ozzy

Kimchi Blue

Liz Claiborne $90

High Waisted Pencil Skirt $39

Vintage Fitted Jacket $95

Vintage Felted Hat $80

As you can see, there are many things you can buy to wear to look like your wardrobe is from the 1940s! As you can see, everything that I just showed you is less than $100! All of these things can be found at Urban Outfitters and various Vintage Stores in the city. I hope you give this look a chance.

Xx Modern 1940s is a HotMess

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Flower Power!

Although it doesn’t feel like spring just yet in New York… Flowers are definitely blooming when it comes to Spring 2010. If you haven’t noticed, FLOWERS ARE EVERYWHERE! They’re on blouses, dresses, skirts, bags, leggings, and shoes!

Andrew Gn


Manolo Blahnik


Where else would you find floral designs such as these? Simple answer. Urban Outfitters!

Literally, Urban Outfitters basically carries every possible floral design. Handbags, blouses, dresses, and shoes. Oh my! You should definitely check it out!

*Also, Urban Outfitters is currently having a sale!

Xx HotMess loves Flower Power!

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To Dress In The Nude…

For Spring 2010, the appearance of the color nude has walked the runway. I don’t know what makes the color of skin so appealing, but designers including Chanel, Chloé, Monique Lhuillier, and Phillip Lim have made this upcoming trend so desirable.



Monique Lhuillier

3.1 Phillip Lim

Some people may say that nude isn’t their color, but I think anyone can pull this look off since it’s practically just another layer of skin! Places to find nude-colored clothing? Definitely American Apparel.

An Entry for the American Apparel/LB Contest

This trend is something I’m thinking of trying and hoping you all do too!

Xx Dressing Nude = HotMess

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WARNING: Sale at Topshop!

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The Smaller The Better!

Starting with Chanel, small bags with long straps have been beautiful and elegant. These bags have finally come back into our world of fashion trends.

Classic Chanel

This bag has probably inspired many of today’s designers to make similar bags that are simple, small, and superb! Designers, such as Chloé, Stella McCartney, and Marc Jacobs have all made this bag come back to life with simplistic architecture and, of course style.


Stella McCartney

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Luckily for you, these types of bags aren’t difficult to find. You can find bags similar to these at stores such as Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Bloomingdales, Barney’s, and vintage stores! I hope you all find your perfect, small bag!!

Xx Small Bags can carry a load of HotMess

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