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It’s a Lovely Vase Too


Interior Décor: Refinery29 continues to dig up the very best in Korean glossies. [Refinery29]

Tweet Surrender: The fastest twitter app on the books…if you’re into that sort of thing. [Gizmodo]

House of Mirrors: Kanye’s stage design for his latest tour looks incredible, dystopian, terrifying. Now if he’d just lay off the vocoder. [Kanye West’s Blog]

Wolff at the Door: Michael Wolff muses through the Madoff verdict. [Vanity Fair]

Top of the World, Pa


Say It Is So: In the wake of the apparently real Leighton Meester sex tape, Alex Balk makes sense of it all. [The Awl]

Revenge of the Fallen Critics: Surprisingly, the emerging critical consensus on Transformers 2 is less than sunny. [Movieline]

On Vibrate: The first iPhone vibrator makes it to the Apple store, and the world will never be the same. [Gizmodo]

Back in the Day: Refinery29 puts together a father’s day gallery with some of the previous generation’s best specimens. Apparently Phil Oh’s dad was a badass. [Refinery29]

Nipple Slips, Indigo Farms, and the Commander in Chief


The Original Harlot: While many may think it?s Marilyn Monroe, no no, Ms. Jayne Mansfield takes that title in a blow out. Meet the master of the purposeful nipple slip. [This Recording]

Time of The Season: A couple of summer-appropriate mixtapes from the gentlemen at A Continuous Lean. Now you can impress all your dive-bar buddies with your taste in music. [A Continuous Lean]

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on... The point is, you can?t fool me twice: A look at Oliver Stone?s new feature on our fearless president. [Gawker]

Country-Military Chic: This new line from Adrian Nyman, Phillip Law and Indigo Farm is sure to inspire some ooo?s and awwww?s, and possibly some confused gazes. It is, after all, inspired by antiquated Far Eastern manufacturing techniques. [Refinery 29]

Calvin Comes Home: Mr. Klein will be bringing his line of men?s clothing back to NYC, where it all started, at least for one season. [DNR]

Mad People, Man Bags and Lauren vs. Lauren


Madison Avenue Chic: Behind the scenes at the Vanity Fair "Mad Men" shoot (January Jones in the house). []

Bag of Sunshine: Sacks for the season. [Refinery29]

May it Please the Court: Traditional-dressing British Judges to get even more awesome. [UPI]

Deal Alert: Savings on Rag & Bone and Helmut Lang from Wednesday through Friday. [Racked]

Bush Whacker: Seeing as he was uninvited to Jenna Bush's wedding, David Lauren, son of Ralph, cheated on alarming beautiful/surprisingly intelligent/secretly liberal Bush cousin Lauren because he is very, very stupid. [NYPost]

It’s About That Time


We’ve been on the lookout for summer shoes since February, and with 125 days left until Labor Day, those white low-tops are looking better and better.

This beat-up sneaker from 3:33 caught our eye a while ago—although it looks like the Refinery29 folks prefer the plaid model. The plain white version sports just the right amount of wear, while keeping them bright enough to set off the cross-stitching on the front. It gives the shoe a vaguely medieval vibe, and it’s one of the better uses of pattern in a shoe we’ve seen all year.

More on 3:33's sneakers»

Glenn's New Gig, On Point in Brooklyn and The Body's Youth Movement


Creative Direction: GQ's beloved Style Guy settles in behind his new desk. "Mazeltov." says us. [WWD]

All Points East: Our favorite fashion adventurers head to the distant, savage shores of Greenpoint. [Refinery29]

Mating Habits: While Petra Nemcova surprises no one by taking up with Sean Penn, Elle "The Body" Macpherson (born March 29, 1963), keeps us guessing by with a possible link to Julian Schnabel's 21-year-old son. Insert joke about cougars and High-School daydreams here. [Style Dash]

Local Boys Big in Japan: Kempt faves Loden Dager preview their Uniqlo designs with a Tim Hamilton collection on the way. [Racked]

Puff's Revenge: Mr. Combs will be sending Ms. Lopez Sean John baby clothes for her newly arrived twins. This is no way to treat the woman who helped you stash your piece from the cops. [Media Outrage]

Bidding War: Our guess; this is as close as you'll get to getting under Kiera Knightly's skirt. [Clothes Off Our Back]

Hush Puppies: Now that German police dogs have shoes, it will harder than ever to convince them that they're not people. [AP]

Hold Your Breath: That Hedi Slimane/LVMH joint venture is looking more and more like a reality - knock on wood. [Thread Trend]

Left Holding the Bag


We first saw these bags at Carga’s booth at the Capsule Show in January. Carga’s philosophy is based on applying construction techniques to clothing, and this is one of the better examples of the principle. Aside from a few leather accents, the bag’s main material is industrial wool felt—a considerably tougher stock than what you find on your card table. It’s held together by aluminum rivets with a die-cut handle for a raw, architectural look that owes more to the construction site than the boardroom.

The style is also available as a briefcase and a vertical laptop bag, but we prefer the larger model. If you’re going industrial, you might as go for capacity.

[Carga Bags]

Gisele Heals, Magic and More


Department of Orthopedics: Tom Brady, spotted in a walking cast yesterday, is now walking tall and visiting Earnest Sewn after spending time with paramour extraordinaire Giselle Bunchen. Seems on top of everything else, the woman has miraculous healing powers.[NYPost]

Fashion is MAGIC!!!: If by "magic" you mean walking the Vegas Convention Center listlessly for hours on end, then, yes, it is magic. [Fibre2Fashion]

Model Abuse: Galliano flagrantly disregards the Geneva Convention. [The Moment]

French Tips: More trends at Paris Fashion Week. [AFP]

Public Support: It's been said Vietnam was lost when Walter Cronkite declared it a stalemate. Similarly, Brit anchor Jeremy Paxman is rallying a nation against sagging drawers. [Life and Health]

Gang Signs: Wu-Tang brand necklaces, rings and earrings for you, your crew and all them hos. [Freshness Magazine]

Louis' Lucre: In other Hip-hop bling news, take a gander at Pharrell's Louis Vuitton jewelry line. [High Snobiety]

Brownie Points: Refinery29 begins their newest countdown video series with Mr. Thom Browne. [Refinery29]