A North Carolina high school senior was kicked out of her high school prom not because she was sneaking booze, not because she was humping on the dance floor, but because she was wearing pants.
Shafer Rupard from Cherryville, North Carolina, showed up to her prom rocking her adorable Justin Bieber-esque haircut and wearing red skinny jeans, a leather jacket and a hat. She was allowed into the Senior Prom at Cherryville Golf & Country Club, but then was approached on the dance floor by a teacher and asked to leave. Keep reading »
As Winona wrote earlier today, it’s Fashion Revolution Day! In an effort to call attention to the disconnect between what we buy and who makes it, we decided to all turn our shirts #InsideOut for this special edition of What Are We Wearing Today? We’ll also be tweeting these pics to the various brands’ attention, asking them, “Who made my clothes?” Click onward!
The cavalier girl clan (Leslie Mann + Cameron Diaz + Kate Upton + Nicki Minaj = stoked) in the new film “The Other Woman” (in theaters April 25th — check out the trailer after the jump!) has us reminiscing about our love (nay, dire need) for booze, beautiful men, and bonding time with our best friends, all while enjoying some amazing, luxurious destination. Yes, we need all of that, more of the time … but especially that last one. Now, where’s that suitcase?
When we plan the occasional (completely necessary) lavish getaway with our best girls, there are a few “must-have” determining factors when deciding where to book it.
The destinations in this gallery are our top picks to “let loose and get wild” with your gal pals, as calculated from the algorithm presented by the delicate matrix of factors below:
- Booze: Let’s get drunk.
- Men: Preferably lots, and preferably beautiful.
- Shopping: We want to buy cool shit (ex. Co-worker asks: “Where did you get that boho chic bag?” Reply: “Oh, just from this one-of-a-kind vendor in Aruba with my best girls”).
- Relaxation: Sun, beach, spa, all of the things. Yes, please.
- Photo Opp Potential: Because it doesn’t really matter unless it’s all over social media, making people jealous.
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As anyone who has ever not been able to pull a pair of jeans up higher than their knee can tell you: skinny jeans and most current cuts of denim are certainly not made for people whose thighs are larger than, say, a salami. Athletes, especially, struggle with finding flattering, comfortable jeans that properly fit their muscular legs. A group of gym rats in Nevada decided to do something to change that, so they started Barbell Apparel, a premium denim company that makes what they call, “the anti-thigh gap jeans.” Made specially to accommodate muscular thighs, with a bit of stretch and quality construction, Barbell tested the demand for their product with a Kickstarter page. Their goal was to raise $15,000 to get things up and running. So far, they’ve raised $312,000 and counting. Hmm … apparently this was a long overdue idea or something? I’m very excited to see the finished product and how, if at all, mainstream denim brands will respond to Barbell’s instant popularity. Want to know more? Check out Barbell’s Kickstarter video after the jump!
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As a child, whenever I closed my eyes every wedding dress looked the same: a strapless ball gown, with a long white veil. (Maybe that was the dress my Barbie came with?) In reality, wedding dresses (or jumpsuits) come in many shapes, sizes, and fabrics, the unique beauty of each being in the details.
I was lucky enough to be invited to David’s Bridal and Zac Posen’s fall previews and I have to say the dresses were stunning. As a married woman, I found myself pining to get married all over again just because of the all the potential fashion moments! Then Katie kicked me in the shin and told me to leave some wedding dresses for the single ladies.
Unfortunately many of our favorites won’t be available until Fall 2014, but here are some examples of our favorite dress trends.
Breaking, Earth-shattering news: New York City has its very own cat cafe.
The downside is that the cafe is a pop up, and it only lasts from today through Sunday, April 27. Cat food company Purina One launched the cafe to benefit North Shore Animal League, a Long Island rescue organization that the largest no-kill shelter in the world. [Jessica's Note: That's also where my family adopted two of our dogs from!] All 16 adorable kittehs will be available for adoption, and visitors get to play with them while sipping free coffee (from what I hear, it’s provided by the always-delicious Brooklyn fixture that is Cafe Grumpy, AKA the coffee shop on “Girls”).
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Five former NFL cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills are suing the team for alleged violation New York State labor laws by paying the woman less than mandated $8 minimum wage.
The ex-cheerleaders, called the Jills, said the team “exploited the women” by not paying them/underpaying them for events like game day performances, practices two times a week, and up to 35 corporate events. The Jills are also required to attend six annual events on behalf of the team. Their work for most of those activities was uncompensated, the lawsuit alleges, calculating that Jills worked for free up to 20 hours per week — or 840 hours of unpaid work per person per year. Some women took home as little as $1,800 in pay a year from their Jills job! Yet they still had to pay for their own uniforms, out-of-town travel, hair and nails.
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One of the many reasons I love the royal couple is that they’re always good sports about trying new things. You know, like things that commoners enjoy in real life. Case in point: their recent foray into DJing on a visit to Australia. Their awkward fumbling as they attempt to move the record back and forth is adorable ‚ and hey, they’re not totally shabby at it either! DJ Jazzy Kate for sure. On an unrelated note, let’s all have a moment of silence for Kate’s beautiful outfit because damn, that girl just never disappoints in the sartorial department. [NYMag.com]