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10 Things I Like About Gwyneth Paltrow

7 Things I Like About Gwyneth Paltrow

I’m sure it has not escaped your notice that I am not the biggest Gwyneth Paltrow fan. After numerous posts in which I took GP to task for her various displays of out-of-touch, pretentious BS — like the time she gave her GOOP readers a glimpse into the life of working motherhood, via three insanely wealthy women – I decided to lay off ol’ Goopy for a while. If you don’t have anything nice to say, Amelia, I thought, don’t say anything at all! And oddly enough, this exercise is abstaining from negativity has produced positive results! I am suddenly able to count — on two hands — the things I like about Gwyneth Paltrow! Here, the seven nice things to say about her.

Coco Chanel’s Bisexuality, Drug-Use & Nazi Ties Come To Light In New Biography

Coco Chanel didn’t lay the foundation for her eponymous fashion empire by coloring within the lines and following the rules. So it’s not surprising that the deceased designer’s closet still holds a few skeletons–along with vintage little black Chanel dresses. In her book Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life, which will be released in the fall, biographer Lisa Chaney opens the door on Coco’s secrets. Chaney claims to have proof that Coco embraced bisexuality and drug use, and had an affair with Salvador Dali while he was married. By 2011 standards, these allegations aren’t particularly shocking, but another one might have a few fashion folks changing their opinions of the designer. Chaney also claims to have accessed documents from the Swiss Federal Archives that prove Coco’s German paramour, Hans Günther von Dincklage, spied for the Nazis during World War II. It’s unclear whether Coco knew he was a spy, but let’s not forget that she did live in neutral Switzerland for some time … perhaps to avoid any proceedings against her? This isn’t the first biography of Coco, and it probably won’t be the last, but Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life might be the most controversial and revealing.

Will you read Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life when it’s published? [WWD] Keep reading »

17 Sex Euphemisms That Won’t Get You Laid

You want to get laid? Congratulations! Most of us do! Should you be in the market for sex with a lady, there are polite ways to inform your potential partner of your amorous desires and totally inappropriate ways to do so. Using an improper sex euphemism can kill her mood faster than you can say “bumping uglies.” After the jump, some unapproved sex euphemisms that won’t lead to porking boning the horizontal polka sexual intercourse.

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We Could Live In Rachel Zoe’s Closet

 

You’ve oohed and ahh-ed over the fashion closet at Zoe HQ, but what exactly does Rachel Zoe‘s personal closet look like? The stylist and budding fashion designer let ABC News’ Juju Chang into her room-sized closet, which houses the clothes she wears. Of course there were designer threads and It-bags, but Zoe’s wall of signature sky-high heels captivated Chang the most. Zoe reveals that she wore her dangerously high stilettos and platforms while carrying son Skyler Morrison, but says the shoes must come off before she holds him now. We would most definitely love to live in Zoe’s closet, not only because it holds her clothing collection, but also because there’s so much space. Yeah, we’re jealous! Keep reading »

5 Financial Goals I Have For My 30s

I’m proud of the fact that, I achieved a couple major financial goals in my 20s, namely paying off all my credit card debt and building a career that has allowed me to save money every month. But this November, I will turn 32 — hmm, that’s sort of upsetting to actually see written down — and it’s time for new goals. I was planning on writing about the financial goals I plan to achieve by age 35, but upon realizing that I really only have three years until then (for some reason, I felt like my 30th birthday was yesterday), this list is now going to have a more general timeline. Won’t you join me and list your goals as well? Keep reading »

Money Shot: Paula Deen, Butter Lover

A nice, creamy stick of butter gets Paula Deen in the mood … to get things cooking. A very fine lubricant indeed … for pans. [Out Gayed Myself] Keep reading »

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