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Crave: Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Crystal Studded Disco Ball Ring

The heyday of Studio 54 and gold lamé may be over, but just because people are no longer grooving in bell bottoms doesn’t mean disco has officially left the building. This Kenneth Jay Lane disco ball cocktail ring is all the confirmation you need that the spirit and style of disco is alive and kicking.

By: Ali Jawin / August 3, 2009

Swine Flue Made Me Do It!

Swine Flu never really lived up to its potential as a grade-A apocalyptic disaster. We send all those infected our best wishes and hope they have a speedy recovery, but we have a word or two for those of you who have contracted Swine Flu Madness. This condition differs from the flu in that it…

By: Ali Jawin / July 29, 2009

Crave: “The Girl Who Played With Fire” By Stieg Larsson

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in a trashy chick-lit beach read. During the boiling months of July and August even contemplating taking up a serious novel makes us break a physical and mental sweat. Unless, of course, said book has the unusual yet magical combination of serious literary street cred and “Twilight” silliness.

By: Ali Jawin / July 28, 2009

Get The “It” Look For Fall By Shopping In Your Closet

Hurray! Despite the grim economic climate, there is good news for back to school style. Fashion forecasters and experts are predicting a trend that is easy on the eyes and wallet: individuality. Stylists are not predicting any new radical “must haves” clothes or “will die without” accessories. Instead, we are seeing familiar popular trends getting…

By: Ali Jawin / July 28, 2009

Crave: J. Crew Tiered Crystal Libretto Necklace

J. Crew has accomplished the impossible: statement jewelry that is elegant and affordable. This classically arranged assortment of shining glass rhinestones set on plated brass chains is craveable enough. With the added charm of a ribbon-tie closure, it’s cute enough to kill for. This necklace packs a fashion punch without being too showy or over-the-top.

By: Ali Jawin / July 20, 2009

What To Wear On A First Date

First dates are stressful, no question. Unfortunately, as the time of the big event draws nearer, so does the panic of what to wear. While the dude probably won’t decide to propose to you based on the height of your heel, we get the desire to look presentable, sexy, cute and approachable all at once,…

By: Ali Jawin / July 17, 2009

Celebs We Wish Rachel Zoe Will Leave Alone

No one can accuse Miss Rachel Zoe of lacking style street cred. The ultimate of the fashionista clan, Rachel is responsible for some of the best red carpet looks seen in the digital era. While all of her fabulous clients, and indeed they are all fabulous, constantly top the charts of the best dressed lists,…

By: Ali Jawin / July 16, 2009

An Israeli, An Iranian And A Palestinian Are Sitting In A Boat…

The title is actually not the beginning of a joke. As unlikely as it may sound, this was gist of my most of my weekend. A little bit of background is necessary. Three years ago an Israeli is sitting in his room in Jerusalem getting ready to attend college in the US. He receives a…

By: Ali Jawin / July 14, 2009

We See (Not Just) Chick Flicks: Bruno

The Lowdown: Watching the feature film “Bruno” is somewhat like eating a whole bag of candy corn. There is a sugar rush high and momentary feeling of elation and giddiness, but all too soon you feel sick and crash. The experience is not awful and you come out no worse for the wear, but it&#8217…

By: Ali Jawin / July 10, 2009

Reactions From Viewers At The Opening Night Of “Bruno”

Sacha Baron Cohen has never been known as one to tread lightly on delicate issues such as race, religion or sexuality, and the newly released “Bruno” proves no exception. Playing Bruno, a dopey gay Austrian fashion commentator and overall clown, Cohen faces (or more accurately flings himself and awkwardly tackles) controversy on all fronts. Knowing…

By: Ali Jawin / July 10, 2009

Man Arrested (Twice!) For Having Sex With His Cow And Other Bizarre Crimes Committed This Week

There is an old adage along the lines of “real life is stranger than fiction.” Apparently a man from my sleepy town in Connecticut was arrested for having sex with his cow…again. Oh yes, the local dude was arrested once before a few years ago for doing the nasty with his cow. I am not…

By: Ali Jawin / July 9, 2009

How Smart Is It To Get Into A Long Distance Relationship?

The discussion of the trials and tribulations of long distance relationships is not a new one. Some swear a couple can survive the distance while others refuse to entertain the possibility that two people can stay connected when there is significant mileage between them. I used to be a bit of a compulsive long distance…

By: Ali Jawin / July 9, 2009

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