THE HOUSE BUNNY
A new summer trend that's multiplying like rabbits.
A bunny obsession is common for girls under five, and also for boys over thirteen (as long as they're the ones in Playboy). And yet, lately the adolescent need for fuzzy tails seems to be taking over our summer, and hopping through every realm of American culture.
This story was published on May 18, 2009.
Besides the House Bunny DVD that's finally available on iTunes, there's the curious case of Fifi Lapin, a "bunny blogger" whose illustrations of rabbits wearing runway clothes scored her a book deal and a partnership with LeSportsac.
Clinging to the puffy tail of Fifi, the Petit Lapin brand of California makes tiny cotton pins inspired by Fifi's sweet bunny faces. And Julia Frakes, a fashion blogger and NYLON Japan model from Pennsylvania, has also adopted a scrunched nose and whiskers as her mascot, calling her online journal "Bunny Bisous."
It's also happening on the music front, where Miike Snow adopted a bunny with antlers for his hit single Animal, and indie band The White Rabbits line up to play on Letterman tomorrow night.
Bunnies have even invaded the landscape of Too Cool For All This Shit: last week, the t-shirt company Cry Wolf released a series of Zombie Bunny t-shirts, featuring the beloved balls of cuteness drooling blood. But even when they're undead, they're still pretty adorable.
No Bunnies Were Harmed in the Making of this Fashion Story. We Killed a Couple Interns, Though.