Archive: Sep 2009

This Trio Pan May Save My Year

One of my new year's resolutions for 2009 was to cook at least two new recipes each month, and now that we're heading into October, I have, oh, about 15 recipes I need to quickly make up for. No problem — with this specialty trio pan I can cook three dishes at once, so if…

By: Wendy Atterberry / September 29, 2009

Comme des Garconnes Wants To Hold Your Hand (Bag)

Clearly a fan of the odd collaborations of late, Comme des Garconnes is now teaming up with Apple Corps Ltd. (the dudes who manage The Beatles' legacy) to put out a line of Beatles-inspired Comme des Garconnes bags. No images are out yet, but the collection debuts in London in November, then in Tokyo before…

By: Lily Q / September 29, 2009

… And We F**king Love Them For That: SNL’s Jenny Slate & Other Fleeting Expletives on TV

The 35th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" dropped a bomb on American TV screens – an F-bomb. On her first night on last weekend's show, newest cast member Jenny Slate swore during the "Biker Chick Chat" skit. Slate's only the most recent example of the "fleeting expletive" (an instance of profane language or image…

By: Xiomara Martinez-White / September 29, 2009

Inside 5 Celebrity Yard Sales

This past weekend, Teri Hatcher threw a garage sale at her house and raised $20,000 for Los Angeles charities. The sale was invite-only, and browsers paid $50 smackeroos to get in the door, though Teri did treat them to her favorite cupcakes, flown in for the occasion from Coral Gables, Florida. Some items for sale…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 29, 2009

Life’s No Longer Beautiful: Why “TBL” Got Canceled

It sounded like a good idea for a TV show. It had a celebrity producer. It had a big TV star, and some fairly well-known young actors. "The Beautiful Life: TBL" seemed like it had what it takes to make it, but it didn't. After airing just two episodes, the CW has canceled the show.

By: Catherine Strawn / September 29, 2009

Coming To A College Near You: Fat Studies?

Who decided to make Blair's maid, Dorota, the only overweight one on “Gossip Girl”? And why did J.K. Rowling pen Harry Potter’s uncle and cousin, Vernon and Dudley Dursley, as portly? What dictates why some characters in fiction are chubsters while others are anorexic? One professor/doctoral student at George Washington University is actually pursuing a…

By: Justine Fields / September 29, 2009

Quickies: TV’s First Loss of the Season, Plus A Death in the Beatle Universe

“The Beautiful Life: TBL” is the 2009-2010 TV season’s first casualty. [LA Times] -- Poor Mischa. Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy tie the knot in France. [Life & Style] -- See, Hollywood, it is possible to get married quietly! Lucy Vodden, childhood friend of Julian Lennon and the influence for "Lucy In The Sky With…

By: Xiomara Martinez-White / September 28, 2009

Today’s Lady News: “Californication” Ad Stars David Duchovny And A Woman’s Butt

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know Showtime's "Californication" is about a horny novelist. But this ad, which just shows David Duchovny flanked by college students' legs, is still gratuitously objectifying women's bodies. Good shows can still have sexist ads! [Showtime] Shock #1: Rosalind Miran-Ramirez of California discovered her nipple was bleeding. Shock #2: Her insurance company,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2009

Louis Vuitton + Red Cross = ?

For the Red Cross's 150th Anniversary, Louis Vuitton and friends are joining forces to really celebrate in style. Photog Annie Liebovitz and artist Damien Hirst have each designed Louis Vuitton pieces for the collection to be auctioned off at Sotheby's on November 17. Even Marc Jacobs got in on the action with a travel trunk…

By: Deborah Findling / September 28, 2009

What’s The Point Of This Artist’s “Rape Tunnel?”

This is Richard Whitehurst, a Clevelad, OH based artist. His latest project is a 22 foot long tunnel made out of plywood, which leads to a small "project room." If you choose to go through the tunnel, you should know something. When you get to the room, Whitehurst will be waiting, and he's going to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2009

Quick Pic: Totally Suitable For A Job Interview, No?

Just kidding. We wouldn't wear this for such an occasion. It's more like a at-a-birthday-party-for-your-grandma kind of outfit. So appropriate! [Milan, 9/28/09]…

By: Erin Flaherty / September 28, 2009

H&M Gives Us Two Chances To Snag Sonia Rykiel Goods

Thank you H&M for consistently making designer creations available to the masses. Continuing on their collaboration takeover, the brand brought on cult favorite Sonia Rykiel to create two, yes two, collections, just in time for the holidays. The French designer will launch not only knitwear and accessories, but she’ll be the very first to bring…

By: Bianca Posterli / September 28, 2009

Robbers Steal $400K Worth Of Underwear And Pantyhose

Last week in an intricately planned heist, thieves stole about $400,000 worth of underwear, tights, garters, stockings, and shoes from a truck making deliveries to the chain store Next. How? They cut open the sides of the parked vehicle. The Leicestershire Police have no leads, and only know that the robbery occurred between 9 p.m.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week of September 28th 2009

Fall is in full swing, and your TV is probably your best friend right now thanks to all the new shows on air. The biggest news this week: tomorrow night "The Hills" are alive with the sound of Kristin. Also going down this week: a special guest star belts it out on "Glee"; "Private Practice"…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2009

Hair Model Citizen: Amy Winehouse Puss

This gorgeous Siamese cat deserves an honorable mention for pulling off Amy Winehouse's signature beehive with elegant aplomb. To get the look, you'll need a rat tail comb and multiple doses of hairspray. This one should do the trick. [Pets Rock 2010]…

By: Erin Flaherty / September 28, 2009

“Just Don’t Wife Her” Website Outs Gold Diggers And Cheaters!

Ladies, I’m wondering if you’ve been having the same problem as me … men just seem too eager to get hitched lately. Really it’s quite concerning. (For those who are unsure, this is sarcasm.) Well, luckily, a new website has come along to show all those marriage-ready men the folly of their ways. Just Don’t

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 28, 2009

Lucite Is A Contagious Disease That’s Spreading From Heels To Toes

While generally reserved for strippers, Lucite heels might break into the mainstream thanks to their presence on the Prada runway and in Maison Martin Margiela's collection. But the ones we've seen are pricey -- to the tune of a grand and more -- and some would say they still look cheap. So, if clear heel…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 28, 2009

Crave: Roper Ingredients T-Shirt

Even though message tees are so passé, you can still show people what you're made of, literally. The "Ingredients" T-shirt by U.K.-based graphic designer and illustrator Roper lists all the elements that make up the human body. We never considered that we were made of silver and gold, but we guess it's possible to inhale…

By: Annika Harris / September 28, 2009
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