Any woman can tell you that though high heels make our legs look fantastic, they are no picnic on our feet. Whether you’re wearing a single-soled pump or you have a little more help with a platform heel, if you stand or walk around in heels long enough, they’re gonna hurt. BroBible‘s Brandon Cohen has heard women gripe about having to wear heels a lot and wanted to see what all the whining was about, mostly “to prove that girls are huge complainers.” He decided to film himself wearing 3-inch heels for a whole day and the results were what any woman would expect.
As Brandon leaves his apartment and walks to his elevator, the pain kicks in. “I’m already in so much pain, it’s astounding,” he said. Oh, Brandon, but your day has barely started! Cameras follow Brandon as he teeters to his car, through the office and through shopping malls where gawking bystanders take pictures of him and snicker at the sight of a man in high heels. Walking down the stairs proves to be a particular challenge for Brandon, as does just about everything, including existing in public without the constant fear of being judged. Hmm, sounds strangely familiar.
All in all, Brandon learns that women aren’t simply whiners. Heels suck, but we do give him props for wearing them for over 10 hours, which is something even we wouldn’t imagine doing without bringing along an extra pair of flats.
Watch Brandon’s day in high heels in the video above.
We’re forever appreciative of magazines that create original and visually-stimulating content time after time. WSJhas cemented itself as an innovator, its covers and features being a regular topic of discussion on our forums. The magazine’s July/August cover star Emma Stone practically gets a make-under on location in Malibu as she snuggles up outdoors with a turtleneck sweater and a blanket before Angelo Pennetta‘s lens, styled by Francesca Burns.
As usual, forum members couldn’t wait to see what WSJ had for us this time around. “I feel like making the mistake of watching Aloha just accelerated the process of finding her one of the most obnoxious actresses right now. Nice haircut and kudos to her colorist, but that’s about it,” shared an underwhelmed MulletProof.
“This magazine resorts to 2 types of styling: earthy hippie/strong California vibe and minimal/throw on a cozy sweater. It’s getting tiresome,” expressed HeatherAnne.
Benn98 replied, “Especially when you add Angelo Pennetta to the mix. The cover looks like The Times Travel magazine, and I like it for that reason. Nothing else interests me.”
Mixed feelings seemed to be the overall theme in the thread. “The cover is very pretty, but the editorial looks like a story from Teen Vogue,” compared burbuja8910 the moment Emma’s cover story surfaced.
Rihanna fans eagerly waiting for the singer to drop her next album will have to excuse the singer’s lateness. She’s got a lot on her plate. Between serving as creative director for Puma, doing voice-overs for animated movies and twirling around the gardens of Versailles, Rih has also been planning her next takeover in the fashion world.
According to Grazia, Riri has been working on an accessories line, $CHOOLKIlls. Rihanna has already filed a patent for the label, which will offer “everything from tote bags to purses, and later on, fashion,” a source said. “She still loves the music, and it’s what launched her, but this is her focus right now.”
We have no doubt that Rihanna will help build a dope collection. She has the personal style every girl wants, but not every girl can pull off. While her name is enough to move product, the challenge will be translating her one-of-a-kind style in a way regular girls who might not have her physique or fearlessness can identify with. In the meantime, we will be waiting expectantly to see what the badgal comes up with.
It was announced earlier this year that Matthew Williamson was moving away from wholesaling his collections and instead focusing on selling solely online, so the latest news that the designer is teaming up with Lyst seems like the perfect move. The collaboration between the luxury label and the online marketplace sees Williamson offering an 11-piece capsule edit of his Pre-Fall 2015 designs exclusively on Lyst.
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For those unfamiliar with Lyst, it allows customers to purchase from around 11,000 of its partner designers directly from its site. Notable past collaborations include selling a capsule collection of Mary Katrantzou’s Resort 2014 collection exclusively to the U.S.
Williamson’s range is inspired by his favourite travels to Morocco over the years in hand with 70s muses, such as Talitha Getty and Loulou de la Falaise. Expect plenty of intricate embroidery and flowing tassels accentuating a palette of rich, desert hues.
Available starting Monday, prices vary between $270 for a necklace up to $6,500 for a cocktail dress. It’s the perfect collection for those looking to splash out on a few investment pieces to see them through their summer vacations.
It is not uncommon for retailers to get caught selling items that offend people, but two brands are doing what they can to make their merchandise selection less offensive to customers. Both Vans and Walmart have been taken to task on some of their more questionable wares and both retailers are making steps to correct their blunders.
Vans was taken to task over a T-shirt picturing a First Nations-inspired totem pole…made out of beer cans. One with even a minimal grasp of history knows that such imagery could be construed as perpetuating the stereotype of the drunken Indian. After a Change.org petition by Vancouver’s Chad Girardin called for Vans to remove the shirt, the label agreed to stop selling it and released a statement on its Facebook page. Of course, Vans stressed that it never meant to be offensive and has since removed the shirt from its website.
Walmart is also clearing its own stock of offensive symbolism, as the retailer has announced plans to stop selling Confederate flag memorabilia. The Charleston shootings are the catalyst for this action, as it seems the folks at Walmart have only just realized that the flag represents a shameful time in American history that should not be celebrated or repeated. “We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer,” a spokesperson said. “We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the Confederate flag from our assortment – whether in our stores or on our website.” Sad that it took the high-profile deaths of nine innocent people for Walmart to realize how problematic the imagery is in the first place.