First It Was ‘The Dress’, Now The Internet Is Losing It’s Mind Over ‘The Flip-Flops’

(PCM) Just in time for some good old fashioned Thanksgiving family fighting, the internet is once again divided over the color of a pair of flip-flops. Remember “The Dress” debacle? You know, is it black and blue or white and gold? This time everyone is going crazy over whether or not these flip-flops are actually black and blue or gold and white. Notice a trend here?

There appears to be some sort of issue with being able differentiate between these four colors in the spectrum depending on the angle of the photo, where it was taken and the amount of time you spend concentrating on the image. The Huffington Post discovered the origin of the flip-flops debate down to a single tweet from a Twitter user named “arthur.” The rest is viral internet history!

The flip-flops are from footwear brand Havaianas and the company appears to be having fun with the debate by posting an image of the flip-flops on their website, but refusing to directly answer the question in regards to what color the actually are!

So, what do you think? Black/Blue or White/Gold?

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New Website Allows You To Design Your Wedding Dress Online And Try It On At Home

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(PCM) Shopping for a wedding dress can be one of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding. You have to make appointments at several shops, deal with condescending employees and the judgmental opinions of your family and close friends. The entire process can be incredibly overwhelming.

You can now throw all that stress out the window with the new website Floravere, which allows you to design your own wedding dress from the privacy of your own home and then have samples sent to you to try on for the perfect fit. Only downside we noticed is that the samples are limited to XS/S and M/L, completely leaving out any plus-size brides. Perhaps they should look into expanding their sample sizes to include more women.

The website has seven different silhouettes available and you can choose any three styles and have them sent to your home to try on for the price of $45. Once you find a style that you like, you can than customize that particular dress in which ever way you choose. You can add straps, a longer train, gemstones and more.

Floravere boasts the fact that all of their wedding dress designs cost less than $4,000 and if you decide to buy the dress from them, the $45 price for the samples is deducted from the final price of the dress. You do have to plan ahead a bit with Floravere because due to the fact that each dress is custom made they can take about four months to complete.

It take some brides that long to decide on dress in the first place, so the wait time should really not be much of a problem, so long as she doesn’t turn into Bridezilla in the meantime!

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Halloween Blood Drip Necklace Hilariously Resembles Another Bodily Fluid

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(PCM) Online retailer ASOS is receiving a fair amount of internet heckling after images of one of their Halloween accessories has now gone viral. The company is getting into the Halloween spirit and are currently selling a glow-in-the-dark “dripping blood” choker style necklaces. Sounds cute right?

Well, it seems there is a slight issue with the “dripping blood” style, as many feel the necklace design more closely resembles another type of bodily fluid. One you certainly would not want showcased on your neck, although we suppose it certainly could work as a statement piece.

Perhaps if they had somehow colored the necklace red instead of white  the design could have worked, but currently it would take a brave soul to sport this one! We can only imagine that someone in the design department will not be having such a Happy Halloween for creating this gem! It is just something we will fail to ever unsee!

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Ever Wonder Why Everyone Woman On TV Has The Same Hair? We’ve Got The Answer!

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(PCM) If you are a avid television fan like us than you have probably taken notice that nearly everyone woman that graces the screen appears to share the same hair cut. Seriously, take a look. It’s mind-blowing.

We figured that there had to be some sort of logical reasoning behind this hair phenomenon and lo and behold Racked.com has actually discovered the answer to this puzzling mystery.  It actually has more to do with continuity and production than it does with actual fashion. By the women all sharing the same loose and face-framing style with slight curl at the ends, it allows those behind-the scenes to spend less time worrying if hair is the correct length or a piece is out of place, as the style allows for free movement.

Check out the video explanation below:

Always learning new things everyday! At least we have finally moved away for hairstyles like the Jennifer, the Farrah and the Angelina.

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Torrid Debut ‘Empire’ Fashion Collection

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(PCM) We adore both Torrid and Empire so this is a true win win!  Torrid, the fastest growing plus size fashion brand in America, and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products are pleased to announce the “Empire” fashion collection, featuring designs inspired by the hit TV show, which premieres its third season on FOX September 21. The limited edition collection launched and is available exclusively at Torrid.com.

Torrid’s “Empire” collection features looks inspired by the show’s five leading characters: Cookie Lyon, Anika Calhoun, Rhonda Lyon, Porsha Taylor and Becky Williams. Each piece is flawlessly designed for women sizes 10 to 30, letting them channel their favorite characters: Cookie’s diva with a capital ‘D’ extravagance, Anika’s sly sophistication, Rhonda’s fierce fashion sense, Porsha’s urban cool and Becky’s understated glam.

A closer look at each piece reveals intricate details: the ombre hues of Cookie’s luxurious faux fur coat, lace-up detailing on her curve-hugging blazer and pants, the zip-up side slit in Anika’s siren red dress. Sexy silhouettes demand attention in bold colors and custom prints. The collection is bound to be a smash hit with Torrid and EMPIRE fans alike.

“We’re huge fans of ‘Empire’ and our customers love it too,” says Kate Horton, SVP, General Merchandising Manager at Torrid. “So, we’re super proud to have designed this ‘Empire’ fashion collection. Now women of all different shapes and sizes can dress like the show’s leading characters: Cookie, Anika, Rhonda, Porsha and Becky.”

Entering its third season, “Empire” continues to shatter records, finishing the second season as the No. 1 show on broadcast television. Named a Top 10 Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute, “Empire” was the only broadcast series to earn a Golden Globe Award nomination this past year in the category of Best Television Series – Drama. Additionally, Taraji P. Henson won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama and recently was nominated for an Emmy Award, for the second year in a row, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Also, the Season One soundtrack was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

The 12-piece “Empire” fashion collection includes:

· Lace Maxi Dress $78.90

· Ombre Faux Fur Coat $118.90

· Lace-Up Blazer $68.90

· Lace-Up Pant $64.90

· Faux Fur Stole $34.00

· Crisscross Back Jumpsuit $78.90

· Leopard Print Asymmetrical Dress $68.90

· V-Neck Bodycon Dress $68.90

· Hooded Sweatshirt Dress With Faux Fur $58.90

· Plaid Cropped Sweater $44.90

· Plaid Pencil Skirt $58.90

· Floral Skater Dress $75.90

· Colorblock Swing Dress $74.90

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Tim Gunn Criticizes The Fashion Industry For Not Accepting Plus-Size Women

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(PCM) The demand for stylish and high quality, yet affordable plus size fashion has been on the rise for a good number of years now, however the designers and the fashion industry overall do not want to accept it.

According to recent studies the average American woman is between a size 16 and size 18, however the overall majority of fashion designers outright refuse to create anything that is above a size 12. Do they not realize they are completely alienating a tremendous segment of the shopping population? Apparently they don’t seem to care.

Recently, Project Runaway host Tim Gunn ripped into the fashion industry for their failure to accept plus size women saying “I love the American fashion industry, but it has a lot of problems, and one of them is the baffling way it has turned its back on plus-size women. It’s a puzzling conundrum. The average American woman now wears between a size 16 and a size 18, according to new research from Washington State University. There are 100 million plus-size women in America, and, for the past three years, they have increased their spending on clothes faster than their straight-size counterparts. There is money to be made here ($20.4 billion, up 17 percent from 2013). But many designers — dripping with disdain, lacking imagination or simply too cowardly to take a risk — still refuse to make clothes for them.”

In fact, Gunn even went out and spoke with several designers asking them why they fail to create for this particular demographic and their answers broke our hearts. Gunn claims their response was “I’m not interested in her.” Why? “I don’t want her wearing my clothes.” Why? “She won’t look the way that I want her to look.”

Ouch! They are seriously discriminating against a very large group of people. We are thrilled to hear that Tim Gunn has shared his thoughts on the matter and hopefully the fashion industry will see the error of their ways in good time.

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