Archive: Feb 2013

Boo, Boo, Hiss, Hiss: Terrible Feminist Jennifer Aniston Might Take Her Husband’s Name

Just kidding! You do what you want to do, girl. Jennifer Aniston is allegedly going to change her legal name to “Jennifer Theroux” when she weds Justin Theroux, supposedly because it sounds more “posh.” I could get on board with that if I married a Frenchy-sounding dude. Don’t let the haters get to you.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2013

Not Doing Housework Is Making Ladies Fat, Sez Study

Women might be overweight because we’re doing less housework and living more sedentary lifestyles, according to a new study published this month by PLoS. Hmm, but how does that explain why dudes — not known for doing housework 50 years ago — have gotten overweight as well? [New York Times]
HBO’s Mike White…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2013

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear: Days 1-3

After three weeks in New York, London, and Milan, we’ve finally made it to Paris. Many of the most important shows of the season just so happen to run in Paris — you might even be able to say that the city is the original home of the industry itself. The coming week is a…

By: Rachel Krause / February 28, 2013

Karl Lagerfeld Taps Tilda Swinton To Front His Latest Chanel Couture Campaign

Karl Lagerfeld is one kooky old bigot (whom I happen to find quite endearing, though others may not agree and despite the fact that I am most definitely too fat for his tastes anyway), but he is now responsible for one of the best moves ever made in the history of celebrities-as-fashion faces. It involve…

By: Rachel Krause / February 28, 2013

Congress Passes The Violence Against Women Act

House Republicans raised the white flag Thursday on extending domestic violence protections to gays, lesbians and transsexuals after months of resisting an expansion of the Violence Against Women Act.

GOP leaders, who had tried to limit the bill before last November’s election, gave the go-ahead for the House to accept a more ambitiou…

By: Newser / February 28, 2013

Fancy A Ride On An Exact Replica Of The Titanic?

If you were a billionaire, how would you spend your vast fortune? Installing clean water systems in developing communities? Shopping sprees at Prada? Building an exact replica of a ship that sunk and killed 1500 people? If you chose the latter option, you’re on the same page as Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, who has contracted…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 28, 2013

Well Played: When Anna Wintour’s Smiling, The Whole World Smiles With Her

These photo of notoriously purse-lipped Anna Wintour laughing and smiling while walking around Milan are making me giddy with glee. It’s like in high school when you work so hard all year to make your stone-faced digital media teacher show any sign of emotion, and after 8 months of effort, you make a random MS…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 28, 2013

Who Let James Franco & Theon Greyjoy Dip Into The Hair Bleach?

Women change up their hair color all the time (case in point: our BFF Jennifer Lawrence, who just dyed her hair dark for reshoots on the new “Hunger Games” movie). But it’s still a bit strange to see dudes dye their hair all number of colors. James Franco‘s new lighter locks (which, please, somebody get him…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2013

6 Ways The New York Times (Of All Places) Got It Right About Kinky Sex

The New York Times Style section has gotten the memo: 50 Shades Of Grey is a book the ladies be readin’. Cue interviews with various and sundry New Yorkers who are involved in the kink scene, from sexual submissives to fire players. Actually, this article was written by a friend of mine named

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2013

8 Pics Of Jennifer Lawrence & Her Bestie Drinking Wine And Hugging It Out

Jennifer Lawrence celebrated her big Oscar win by grabbing her BFF and jetting off to Hawaii, where the two were snapped on her hotel balcony gossiping and plowing through a bottle of wine. Real talk: I am living vicariously through J. Law’s friend right now. Dream life status right there. Click through to see the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 28, 2013

Nope, Skinny Models & Famous Starlets Won’t Sell Your Widgets Any Faster

Women, we are difficult, fickle creatures. In our tabloids we body shame famous ladies, and in our magazines we gawk at every slim model body demonstrating the latest fashion trends. But when it comes to advertising? We don’t want skinny models or famous women. A new study from the Warwick Business School found that women

By: Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2013

8 Androgynous Style Superstars — And What You Can Learn From Them

Look, I don’t care what you wear. You do you. If it makes you happy, awesome. But if you’d like a little inspiration, I’m here to help! Here, we’ve collected a few of our favorite tomboyish girls and androgynous women for your perusal. Women like Grace Jones, Tilda Swinton and Kate Moenning are the perfect…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2013

7 Rules For Dealing With Difficult People

A few things are inevitable in life: death, taxes … and dealing with difficult people. From work to friendships to romantic relationships, difficult interactions can hit us from all angles and can take a heavy toll on us.

A few days ago, I was doing some much needed reorganizing and I found this packet…

By: A New Mode / February 28, 2013

11-Year-Old David Williams Calls Out Adults For Bad Behavior, Is My New Hero

David Williams is no stranger to Dallas, TX, city council meetings. The 11-year-old has attended several with his mother in the past. But when David attended a meeting this past Wednesday, he was put off by the adult council members’ bad behavior. And he decided to say something.

In the video above, David…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2013

Lisa Ling Explores Non-Monogamy In OWN’s “I Love You & You … & You”

I’m cautiously optimistic about the next episode of “Our America,” Lisa Ling’s docu-series on the OWN network, in which she discusses families/couplings who are non-monogamous. I’m pretty psyched anytime that the mainstream media acknowledges alternative sexualities at all, bonus points for when it acknowledges we are “normal.”  Polyamory or even just being monogam-ish are more commo…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2013

Experiment! In Which I Test The Penis Size/Shoe Size Myth On Male Porn Stars

I am a writer.

Having said that, I ask that you bear in mind how broad that category is. I call myself a writer, and so does Philip Roth. So does my personal public enemy #1, a young woman I met in college who writes lip gloss reviews for a living. My point…

By: Sara Barron / February 28, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: Jeffery Boussolini, Founder Of The Feline Institute

Dear Jeffrey Boussolini,

I understand that you’re a bit of a cat lady. Me too! As founder and sole proprietor of the Center for Feline Studies, you’ve transformed your apartment into a kitty laboratory. As a catspert (can I call you that?), you observe and analyze the intricacies of cat behavior.

By: Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Expresses Her Love Of Photoshop

“Oh my god, I haven’t seen [the new Dior campaign]. That doesn’t look like me at all. I love Photoshop more than anything in the world. Of course it’s Photoshop, people don’t look like that.”
— Oh, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, always coming up with new, ridiculously endearing ways to worm herself even deeper…

By: Rachel Krause / February 28, 2013

Hitched: How Many Pre-Wedding Parties Is Too Many Pre-Wedding Parties?

Shortly after Patrick and I got engaged, my mom called with a request that was so cute, I didn’t know what to say: “The ladies at church want to throw you a bridal shower.”

The “ladies” in question were women who had watched me grow up in our small-town Methodist church, with whose…

By: Andrea Grimes / February 28, 2013

Now You Can Eat A Life-Size Gummy Version Of Yourself

Big news on the colorful gummy candy/fantasy autocannibalism front! A place called FabCafe in Japan is offering a new service that uses 3D body scanners to create a realistic, life-size replica of your body–made entirely of gummy candy. Amazingly enough, the entire process costs just $65, but there are only 9 spaces available in the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 28, 2013
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