It's been more than a month since the Met Ball (you know, the super-hero bash with the widely ignored dress code), which was months after we'd already been seeing superhero and comic book themed collections popping up everywhere from Luella to Iceberg. But, honestly, who's wearing this stuff? We've yet to see anyone walking down Prince with Wonder Woman-sized cuffs or Catwoman-like glasses from Linda Farrow, and since the wannabe trend is getting rather stale, we doubt we will anytime soon. The fashion planet toted superheroes and comic books as the season's biggest inspiration, from high up on the runway down to Topshop, which even created a special collection of starred rain boots and Superman logo pajamas and undies. And they're still trying to push it further - witness the Comic Relief roundup in the new July ELLE. We actually find comic book prints and Spidey-webs fun and they bring us back a few years. We wouldn't mind a cute Batman watch or even a tank with BAM! written across it. But we wouldn't take it much further - you know, like into Jeremy Scott's territory. So what do you think, would you wear Spiderman's web or maybe Wonder Woman's crown? Or is this one of those trends that fell straight off the runway? --KYLE HAYES
Special Report: Sunglasses
We're Fashionista. Of course we like sunglasses. But this year, it seems to be the accessory of choice: The Thing everything wants to get their hands on. Who cares if they're from The Row or Target? As long as they look good, we're happy. So we've rounded up the season's best. We'll be following up later today with a few longer features on the world of sunnies, so stay tuned. **All graphics by Steff Yotka.