The single most essential item in my kitchen might have to be the large cast iron pan my mom got me for Christmas. I’ve used it to cook nearly every day since I got it, and while I knew it was going to come in handy for cooking protein, I didn’t realize that a cast iron pan is actually ideal for cooking a whole meal. Anything that cuts down on dishes — my least favorite household chore after cleaning the toilet — is aces by me. After the jump, check out a one-pan recipe for one of my favorite meals to cook for dinner after a long day at work, roasted lemon-y chicken with potatoes and broccolini. Oh, and to wash it all down, a sweet and tangy spiked blue raspberry lemonade. NOMMMM. Keep reading »
It’s official. Frank and Claire Underwood are officially my favorite married couple currently on TV. “House of Cards”‘ calculating vice president (played by Kevin Spacey) and his powerful and beautiful wife (played by Robin Wright) are proof that the couple that lies, schemes and smokes together, stays together, by any means necessary. Netflix just debuted the second season of the Washington, D.C., drama over the weekend and if you’re as obsessed as I am, you’ve already finished watching all 13 episodes. By god, should I ever get married someday, please let my relationship be as committed and focused as this one. After all, the most successful and long lasting partnerships are between people who bring out the
good best in each other. Here’s a guide to how to have a completely non-traditional, sexy and ruthless marriage just like Frank and Claire Underwood. (Be warned: this post contains spoilers about season two.) Keep reading »
On Sunday night, about four months after it was filmed, the much ballyhooed Kim and Kanye engagement episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” aired. While little teasers of the engagement were quick to leak onto the internet back in late-October, E! naturally had the full film rights to the big moment, which was just as over-the-top as has been described. And, dare I say it, it was actually kind of romantic too. I can’t imagine what Kanye and Kim talk about when they’re alone together, besides complimenting the other on their beauty/brilliance, but they seem as in love as two completely self-obsessed people could possibly be. Aww?
My signature look as a toddler — yes, I had a signature look at age 3 — was a striped shirt, Saltwater sandals and Osh-Kosh overalls. (Plus a sweet haphazard bowl cut that was rather Vidal Sassoon-esque.) I still love having my feet as free as possible, and stripes are a regular part of wardrobe, but I haven’t donned a pair of overalls since they had a very brief resurgence during the early ’90s. And now, suddenly, they are back again. I am always more inspired by regular ol’ fashionable women than magazine spreads and runway looks, so I hunted down a wealth of street style snaps that show how fun and versatile a pair of (adult) overalls can actually be.
What do you think? Would you attempt this trend or should overalls be left in the sandbox?
I say confusing because, while Khloe posed for PETA a few years ago, I’m pretty sure the Kardashians in general — they are basically one hive mind, kind of like the Borg — don’t spend much time thinking about cruelty towards animals. And since this fur looks awfully real to me, my hunch was that the “Fuck Yo Fur” statement on the back is meant to be, like, ironic and kind of twisted. But on Twitter, Khloe tweeted a link to a video of her wearing the fur, writing, “Fake fur all day people!!!” which I guess means the fur is fake and the spray-painted message on the back is totally earnest. What’s not in question is the coat’s hideousness. Real or fake, that shit is fugs. [Photos: Splash News]
My favorite Hollywood bromance is probably between Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who’ve been besties since well before they both won the Best Screenplay Oscar for 1997′s “Good Will Hunting.” Fifteen years later, with two marriages and a gaggle of kids between them, these Boston bros are still close enough to shit talk each other publicly for a good cause. Ben and Matt, excuse me, Matt and Ben teamed up to raise money for two charities, the Eastern Congo Initiative and Water.org, with this funny video, proving the best friendships can handle a few low blows.
A trenchcoat is classic and timeless and all those other words used by fashion magazines to describe a clothing item that is forever considered a “must have.” But it also is (unfairly, I think) associated with prim and proper ladies who lunch, when really it’s quite a versatile piece of outerwear for spring and fall. Here, model Jessica Hart wears a vintage T-shirt, black jeans and booties, a look that might otherwise be totally shlubby if not for the trench she topped the whole look off with. That trench says, “I may look like I just rolled out of bed, but I mean business.” Wear a trench coat and your chances of being taken seriously go up by approximately 15 percent, according to anecdotal research conducted by me. Who doesn’t want that? Get the whole look above, after the jump! Keep reading »
Last night, the British held their version of the Oscars, awarding trophies to the year’s best films and performances, with “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” both winning big. But let’s get to what’s important … THE CLOTHES. Who is most likely to be mistaken for Tilda Swinton? Who inspired my desire to motorboat? Click on to find out!
I really, really don’t need to add another bag to my collection, but an exception may need to be made for a bucket purse. Carrying one, especially in a rich tan or burgundy color, with a crossbody strap, gives such solid Francoise Hardy vibes. Who doesn’t want that?