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Laetitia Casta is a Swimwear Pioneer


Siren, Anyone?: Paris Vogue seems to have a thing for Roxy Music covers. [Refinery29]

It’s a Gift: We know we just complained about gift guides, but this is one of the good ones. There’s flash animation and everything. [Valet]

Don’t Call it a Comeback: Jewish girls…so hot right now…you heard it here first. [Details]

Maybe One of the Beastie Boys: Ladies and gentlemen, the world’s first diamond-encrusted dreidel. If you buy it, please rap about how awesome it is. [Luxist]

A Knot Whose Time Has Come


Valet just did a roundup of scarf knots, ranging from the LA hipster look to the presidential style. Unfortunately, they stayed a little too neutral for our tastes, so we thought we'd toss in our two cents: If you're breaking out the scarf, you can’t go wrong with the slipknot.

The style has been gaining on the usual wraparounds for quite a while now and, for one reason or another, most of the product shots we saw this year found the scarves pulled through in just this way. The slight asymmetry makes just about any outfit more interesting and, more importantly, the front knot protects the throat better than the single loop or formal half-loop. Valet gives the Sartorialist credit, which is certainly due—where do you think we got the picture?—but this one has been building steam in the preppy crowd for quite some time.

The Week that Was


Valet has managed to somehow cram the pandemonium of fashion week into reasonable graphical form once again. Their well-appointed, color-coded, and designer-tagged representation of last week’s runway shows just went up here. Enjoy.

On Trend


The aesthetes at Valet just debuted The Edit, a more web-integrated wing of their site. There’s a steady stream of obsession-worthy objects, a handy virtual newsstand and a digest of some of the best style blogs on the web (ahem), but what really caught our eye was a little applet called The Pulse.

Anyone who’s spent an afternoon scouring Google Trends can testify to its almost limitless appeal, but The Pulse is the first time we’ve seen it harnessed in editorial form. Above, you can see the Met Ball debacle broken down in handy graphical form, as news of Mr. Sutherland’s infamous headbutt gradually spreads through the blogosphere, and thousands of people simultaneously wonder who Jack McCollough is.

The Week that Was


Now that the overstimulated fever dream that is Fashion Week has drawn to a close, it’s time to sort the whole mess out through a period of meditative reflection. Our favorites were rag & bone, Simon Spurr, Antonio Azzuolo, General Idea, and Band of Outsiders, but there was plenty more to see that got lost in the shuffle.

Luckily, our friends at Valet Mag have put together a comprehensive but manageable guide to all the menswear to come out of New York Fashion Week, via a little bit of well-applied Flash programming and a whole lot of legwork. Let the browsing begin.