Archive: Feb 2012

Crazy For Cat-cessories

Do you have an extra $25 to $65 you’d like to spend to torture your cat? Me too! That’s why I am all about this Etsy seller CATatelier, who makes specially designed cat hats, cravats (cravcats, say it three times fast), and ties. Your cat is totally naked without one of these specialty garments, trust…

Julie Gerstein / February 29, 2012

First Listen: Susan Justice’s Kanye/Kelly Clarkson Remix

Meet my new obsession, Susan Justice. She’s the singer/guitarist behind this awesome mashup of Kanye West’s “Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson’s single of the same name, and her own song, “Eat Dirt.”  Eat Dirt is also the name of her upcoming album, out on Capitol/Kite Records on March 26, which I will be buying and playing o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 29, 2012

Hair Dos: 6 Literary Heroine-Inspired Styles

The other day it occurred to me: some of my favorite literary heroines — beloved for their spunk, intelligence, and heart — also have really great and memorable hair. Here’s how to get their looks!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 29, 2012

Finally, We Hear From The Real Experts On Women’s Health: Middle-Aged Men

Lately it seems like the politicians and pundits with the strongest opinions about women’s reproductive health all have one thing in common: a penis. This video, starring Nick Offerman, Tim Meadows, and Judd Nelson, paints a hilarious — and terrifyingly accurate — picture of the current discourse surrounding women’s access to birth control and abortion.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 29, 2012

Morning Quickies: Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Welcome A Baby Boy

Jennifer Garner gave birth to her and Ben Affleck’s third child, a boy, in Santa Monica, California, a source has confirmed. No word yet on the little guy’s name. Congratulations! [US Weekly]
Wait, Snooki actually is pregnant? That’s what The New York Post is claiming. Earlier this month she denied she’s expecting a…

Jessica Wakeman / February 29, 2012

5 Relationship Draw-Outs To Avoid

Draw-out \‘dro\ \’aut\ n. pl draw-outs : An event that prompts you, dear lady, to prolong a relationship you know you ought to end.

If there’s one sure thing besides death and taxes it’s that you, whoever you are, have, at some point in your romantic career, drawn out a relationship longer tha…

Sara Barron / February 29, 2012

Is That A Keyboard In Your Pants Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

If you’ve been frustrated by the chronic separation of your keyboard and your pants, then today is your day, my friend. A Dutch design company has finally created a pair of jeans with a keyboard, wireless mouse, and speakers sewn right in. They’re fashion-forward too: dark denim with orange seams stitched to resemble the wiring…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 29, 2012

How To Spoil Your Cabbage Patch Kids Rotten: Courtesy Of TLC’s “My Crazy Obsession”

TLC just took its bizarre reality programming to the next level with “My Crazy Obsession,” which premieres next Wednesday. Straight out of the gate, we’ll meet Pat and Joe Prosey who are obsessed with spoiling their Cabbage Patch Kids rotten. How does one spoil a doll you ask? Here’s how: They build elaborate amusement park…

Ami Angelowicz / February 29, 2012

4 Life Lessons From An Ugly Duckling

I was not a super cute kid, and my awkward phase lasted from second grade to sometime around my sophomore year of college. In elementary school I was chubby with scraggly blond hair. In high school I had low self-esteem and a pretty intense case of dandruff. When I was younger getting called fat and…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 29, 2012

Evening Quickies: Britney Spears’ Sons Getting Jobs At McDonalds

Well, that’s if daddy Kevin Federline has anything to say about it. K-Fed told an Australian newspaper he does not want his sons to grow up spoiled. “I’ll have them working at Micky D’s,” K-Fed said. “That’s how we had to do it! I worked at a car wash. I worked at a pizza…

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Today’s Lady News: More Birth Control Pills Recalled

Birth control pills made by Glenmark Generics are being recalled because some of the active/non-active pills have been placed in the wrong order. Check at the link to see if one of your packets of pills has been recalled and use another form of birth control in the meantime! [MSNBC]
An Alabama lawmaker…

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Megan Fox Was Not Familiar With Husband’s Acting Work, Still Got Butterflies When They Met

“I didn’t know who he was, since I was too young for ‘Beverly Hills 90210.’ But the First time I saw him, I got butterflies. And the first time he casually touched me? There was so much electricity.”
– Megan Fox is not afraid to point out the 13-year age difference between her and her husband, Brian Austi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 28, 2012

February 28: What Are We Wearing Today?

Oh, you know, just another 50 degree day in February. As Rachel put it, “What are seasons?” Also, it was unexpected Twin Day again, with Ami and I both wearing yellow, black, and cream, and Rachel and Winona both wearing red and black. It’s like we’re psychically connected or something.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 28, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Melodica Man

Dear BennyTheJukebox,
Thank you for learning to play rock anthems by Led Zeppelin, Gun N Roses, Deep Purple, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison and more on your melodica and posting your medley on YouTube. I think you might be my nerdy, musical soul mate. Let’s make beautiful music together. I’ll sing, and you…

Ami Angelowicz / February 28, 2012

The Connection Between Wealth And Wanton

The term “classy” winks at, well, the upper class. When we say someone has “class,” we mean to say that such a person is refined or even elegant in their behavior and the way they carry themselves, in a manner that’s typical of a higher caste. It suggests that people who are born into, or…

Rachel Krause / February 28, 2012

Makeup Bag: Rose Gold Is No Longer Just For Jewelry

Is it just me, or was the beauty for this year’s Oscars kind of a bore? The ladies looked lovely as always, but for the life of me I couldn’t pick out a makeup look that really wowed. Maybe it’s because some of the real stunners, the young actresses who can afford to dare to…

Rachel Krause / February 28, 2012

These “Girls” Trailers Hit A Little Too Close To Home

The first trailer for Lena Dunham’s new HBO show “Girls,” debuting April 15, hit a little too close to home. The second trailer is even more cringe-inducing. Oh, God, my early 20’s really were like this, weren’t they? At least I never said to my parents, “All I am asking for is $1,100 a month…

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Fashion Musical Chairs: Who’s In Charge Where Right Now

British designer Christopher Kane won’t be replacing John Galliano at Dior. Kane’s was the latest name banded about as a possible replacement for Galliano. Kane says he’s statying in charge of his eponymous line and remaining the head of Versace’s Versus label.
Stefano Pilati is out as head of Yves St. Laurent. Hedi Slimane, (pictured)…

Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2012

Natalie Portman Is Married & 13 Other Top-Secret Celebrity Weddings

Damn, that girl can keep a secret: Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied are married, the couple’s jeweler has confirmed to Us Weekly. The pair had tongues wagging at the Ocars on Sunday night when they were both spotted wearing rings. Now jeweler Jaime Wolf has confirmed the happy couple was wearing wedding bands made of…

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Anne Hathaway And Lindsay Lohan Have A Lot In Common, Apparently?

“I never sit in judgment. Lindsay Lohan and I have more in common than people think. We’ve all done things we shouldn’t. It is just that I did stuff at college when nobody knew about it, so I’m not a saint. I wasted time doing self-destructive things. I found out you can only dance on so many…

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012
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