Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

An Illustrated History Of Johnny Depp’s Career

If you get bored at work this week, try to name every part Johnny Depp has ever played without looking at his IMDB page. This adorably illustrated companion should help. This game marries two things I really like: trivia and Johnny Depp. Filing under really solid time wasters. [Derek Eads] Keep reading »

Heidi Klum’s Simple Recipe For Spicing Things Up

“There’s nothing wrong with a nice garter belt. I’m not saying you have to put up a pole in your bedroom and start swinging off the rafters. But I love that sometimes!”

– Heidi Klum tells the July issue of Glamour how to keep things spicy in the bedroom. I’m sure being married to Seal helps. And having a house with rafters from which to swing. I’m not buying the garter belt though — do dudes really dig silly accoutrement like that? I guess I will try it and report back. [Glamour] Keep reading »

The Aliens Are Coming!

I’ve been obsessing about where and when I would have my first close encounter of the third kind since middle school. My teacher, Mr. Vice, was a little bit of an alien conspiracy theorist. His bulletin boards were covered with clippings from the National Enquirer, which at the time, mostly did articles about Oprah being fat and alien/Bigfoot/Loch Ness Monster sightings. He spent our four hours a week together showing us an array of videos — “Aliens and the Mayans,” “The Truth About Roswell,” Aliens in Ancient Egypt,” “Crop Circles: An Extraterrestrial Playground.” When I started sleeping on my parent’s floor in the middle of seventh grade (I convinced myself that our back yard doubled as a UFO landing strip, I mean we did live in Arizona) they pulled me out of the gifted program. I tried to push images of flying saucer abductions out of my mind as I drifted off to sleep. My parents told me it would never happen, that Mr. Vice was a lunatic. Maybe Mr. Vice wasn’t crazy, maybe he was a man before his time, or even an alien himself sent to prepare us for his race’s arrival. Keep reading »

Fashion On Film: “God Save My Shoes” Documentary

 

Fashion insiders, like Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and Tom Ford, are no strangers to the fashion-on-film documentary. But with “God Save My Shoes” we get an in-depth look at the relationship women have with their footwear. Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Pierre Hardy, and Bruno Frisoni are a few of the shoe designers who make an appearance in the doc, but some shoe-hoarders, like Dita Von Teese, Kelly Rowland, and Fergie, also speak from the heart about their love for shoes. The documentary will premiere in Paris during fashion week this fall, but we can check out more teasers until “God Save My Shoes” arrives stateside. [Racked] Keep reading »

Job I Want: Sand Castle Consultant

Are you looking to pick up some extra cash this summer? Apparently there are big bucks to be made in the sand castle industry. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, top “sand castle consultants” can rake in up to five figures during sand-sculpture season, which is beginning to resemble the pro-golf or tennis circuits. Keep reading »

5 Books That Changed My Life

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