To quote Clueless, I'm totally buggin'! I was standing in line at Duane Reade (a NYC pharmacy chain) and as I juggled a bag of gummy bears, something else, and a bottle of water, my "impulse-purchase finger" started twitching. My eyes were mysteriously drawn to a very familiar, text-image pairing of the Ed Hardy persuasion. "But you're in Duane Reade...in New York, not Vegas!" I said to myself. I slowly bent down to see it: friggin Ed Hardy Hand Sanitizer ($3.50). I spun it 'round and 'round. I even contemplated buying it just to prove that it exists. But alas, I decided to write about it. Sadly, I didn't check out the "light" scent...and now I'm kinda' obsessed about what it could smell like: Hmm... can you bottle "bling bling"?
After Lindsay Lohan tweeted yesterday that her 6126 line of leggings was expanding into a full collection of clothing, New York magazine's The Cut picked up the story, and, this morning, WWD has more details on the surely anticipated news:
According to the paper, Lohan will not only launch a ready-to-wear collection next year, but cosmetics, handbags, shoes, and jewelry will follow in the spring of 2011. Produced by DNAM Apparel—which also brings us the screen print tattooed world of Ed Hardy—the line will consist of 150 pieces, priced at a contemporary $100-$150. Important fabrics will be leather and lace, of course, and the line will be sold where 6162 is available, namely Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Nordstrom.
According to Kristi Kaylor, principal of Lohan's fashion company in Beverly Hills, “[Lindsay] is intimately involved from Day One. She picks fabrics. She looks at trims. She picks buttons. She doesn’t let anything go into production without trying it on.” Well, thank God for that. For her sake we hope the ladies still love a stone-washed jegging and see-through backs on their pants in 2011.
Was Christian Audigier, founder of Ed Hardy, picking Jon Gosselin's brain about baby products when they were yachting in the South of France? We don't know exactly what the two were discussing earlier this Summer, but perhaps the dad of eight was giving some input on newborn products.
The company just announced the launch of Ed Hardy Baby Products, which will include baby bottles, bibs, and pacifiers featuring the tattoo designs. The BPA-free bottles and suckers will be manufactured in Germany using a silicone treatment to meet current safety standards and are expected to hit store shelves in October.
Are you interested in the latest eclectic offerings?
One could argue that no Ed Hardy products should exist. But since this designer line, distinctive for its corny use of tattoo designs like skulls and hearts, is everywhere, maybe we can curb the spread of out-of-control branding. I mean, even Hello Kitty, who has her own toaster, is like, "Make it stop!" Here are the top 10 Ed Hardy branded products that make you go, "Hmmm. . ." Even more so than the fact that women are flocking around Ed Hardy-wearing douchebag Jon Gosselin.
Cara, Mady, Alexis, Hannah, Leah, Aaden, Collin, and Joel often sport coordinating apparel from Gymboree on TLC's show Jon and Kate Plus 8. The children have also worn preppy items from Gap, Inc. and customized tees from Em Tanner Designs . While Kate was normally the parent who chose what the youngsters wore and Jon was more of the dresser, things might be changing in light of their divorce.
The famous father who used to don biblical shirts and Banana Republic duds has made a recent and noticeable wardrobe switch to the tattooed and bedazzled designs of Ed Hardy. Over the weekend, he mixed business with pleasure in St. Tropez as he boated and partied with a lady friend and the brand's fashion designer, Christian Audigier. Supposedly, the two are discussing a line for kids. Would you purchase the items for your lil ones?
Clearly not a group of followers or those who play by the "rules," the Klum-Samuel kids frequently sport face paint, Spiderman costumes and princess tutus. The spunky youngsters march to the beat of their own drummers while others take note.
While the eldest of the gang is all dolled up in pink Snoopy gear, lil bro Henry Samuel prefers to sport the edgy threads of Ed Hardy. Adorned with roses, skulls, hearts, daggers, tigers and dogs, the stitched label says, "Dedicated to the one I love." Available in newborn to teen sizes for boys and girls, Ed Hardy also makes bedding collections for those wishing to slumber among dragons, koi fish, and eagles.
There is nothing that more clearly articulates the stereotypical personality of Los Angeles fashion than Ed Hardy. This Spring 09 not only featured the typical plethora of decals on hoodies, jeans, and denim skirts, but accessorized them with UGG boots, plastic visors, trucker hats, and bodega-style Kayne West glasses. It is so bad, so very very unfashionable, that we're wondering if we might have just found our halloween costume (we were going to be either Glamour Shots or Sexy 19th Century Oil Tycoon)--that is, if we have the courage to don such things in New York. Perhaps we're taking it too seriously though, perhaps the Ed Hardy team totally gets how tacky it is--something tells us, however, that their loyal customer might not be in on the joke.
Ah, the life of a presenter at the 2008 Emmy Awards! In this year's presenters gift lounge, Palm and Ed Hardy teamed up to design custom-bejeweled Palm Centro smartphones and Plantronics Bluetooth Headsets, which were available for presenters and performers at the awards show.
Liking what you see? If you want to get your phone "iced" like this, you can go to Ed Hardy's website and visit donedhardyicing to choose from a variety of icing options.
To check out more celebs with their new blinged-out Palm smartphones, go to Palm's new Facebook page!