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I’m Not A (Clean) Plastic Bag

Hopefully by now, everyone’s invested in a few reusable totes for grocery trips instead of ruining the environment with plastic bags. But while you’re being all green and eco-friendly, it’s important to remember that between schlepping groceries, gym clothes, and random finds around town, more than a few germs have most likely found their way inside that tote bag. A recent study tested 84 bags from shoppers in Tucson, LA, and SF and found that 12% contained e. coli and over half held other harmful bacteria. Sounds pretty shocking, but when you think about it, this really shouldn’t be news, especially if you’re dumping raw meat inside those canvas bags. Multiply that by the amount of years you’ve owned your eco-friendly bag, and that’s months of bacteria just festering at the bottom. Sufficiently grossed out? We suggest you get to laundering. [Consumerist] Keep reading »

Maria Sharapova Unleashes Her Inner Water Baby

In order to keep the momentum going from their roller baby video, Evian selected six individuals, including Maria Sharapova, to pose in T-shirts with baby bodies emblazoned on the front. To be honest, I’m a little creeped out by this image of the tennis star. She’s wearing a baby body as a T-shirt! How is that not weird? And who thought this was a good idea? While the shirt is totally odd, and surely not an item most people would ever wear, Evian’s motivation is something I can get behind. According to the H2O brand, youth is a mindset and lifestyle, so their Live Young campaign embraces the inner child in everyone. I’m a huge fan of water and the idea of staying young, but I just wish Evian took a second to realize no one wants to walk around with a huge picture of a baby’s body on their shirt. [Sassybella] Keep reading »

The Internet Wants To Help Save Your Skin

We know the rules: wear sunscreen, get regular checkups from the dermatologist, and watch your skin for signs of oddly shaped moles. But let’s be honest. There are days you go without sunscreen, having no insurance can make regular visits to the derm difficult, and sometimes distinguishing the difference between the shape of a mole one day versus a month later is impossible. SkinOfMine.com is here to save you from those very skin woes. Simply upload a picture of yourself or specific moles to the website, track their changes over time by uploading newer images, and — should you need it — forward the pictures to a dermatologist for further advice. You’ll be able to easily view the difference in shape and size without wondering, Did that mole grow? or Was that there before? Keep reading »

J.Crew Gets Romantic

Here’s an interesting twist on movie wardrobes and retailer catalogues. For the upcoming film, “The Romantics,” it seems the fashion stylist went a little crazy at J.Crew and outfitted the wardrobe closet with a massive amount of the brand’s offerings. [Drooooooool. -- Editor Amelia, J. Crew Addict] In a sign of appreciation, not to mention a great marketing strategy, J.Crew decided to become a little bit creative and hired a new set of models for their Fall 2010 catalogue — in the form of the film’s celebrities. Malin Akerman, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Adam Brody, and Katie Holmes got together yesterday to pose for the upcoming catalogue, promoting not only J.Crew, but also their new film, which comes out later this year. [InStyle] Keep reading »

Cut Off Those Jeans, Cause Hot Pants Are Back!

Jessica Simpson strutted around in them during her time as an actress, “The Hills” ladies show off their tans on the streets of Los Angeles while wearing a pair, and now Katy Perry’s flaunting her long legs too; you know what means — hot pants are officially back on the map as a style trend. Celebs and singers reinstated the obsession with the itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny shorts (if you can even call them that), and now hot pants are making their comeback in the mainstream fashion world. Everyone should be prepared to get an eyeful this summer — on individuals who should and should not be donning the majorly cut-off style. At least, wearing pants at all is back in, right? [Telegraph U.K.] Keep reading »

Anna Dello Russo’s Front Row Rules For Your Fashion Week Aspirations

If you haven’t added Anna Dello Russo’s blog to your must-reads — after glimpsing her love of lace — then we highly suggest you do so ASAP. The fashion editor and all around style maven has embraced not only the blog world, but also the 140 character habit, and is generously sharing her fashion advice with the world through the Internet. As a regular in the front row, couture wearer, and inducer of major style envy, she’s well versed in the ways of fashion shows, paparazzi, and dressing for the occasion. In one of her latest blog posts, Anna dishes on her top 10 tips for sitting front row at Fashion Week, and even though that day may never come for most of us, there’s no reason you can’t apply them to your day-to-day life. Plus, they’re made even more adorable by her broken English. Keep reading »

Mariah Carey Wants You To Smell Like Candy

When Nick Cannon proposed to his lady, Mariah Carey, he hid her engagement rock inside a Ring Pop lollipop, as a nod to her love for the candy, then replicated his originality in an encrusted lollipop for their anniversary. Now, Mariah’s planning to capitalize off her sweet tooth by launching a line of fragrances with Bazooka Candy Brands. Yes, you read that right. Mariah plans to introduce the world to her candy scents this July, available in three fragrances: Honey, Mine Again, and Ribbon, so everyone can smell just as sweet as her. “I think this line really comes with a fresh approach that is both innovative and accessible to my loyal fan base and beyond, but will bring something new to the market,” she explained, totally justifying her decision to combine the world of beauty and candy. While Mariah’s most likely aiming to sell to a more sophisticated market, this sounds like the perfect present for your 8-year-old daughter, niece, or cousin. [WWD] Keep reading »

Leggings Head For The Fashion Graveyard

As with all trends, the fashion tides change and we’re forced to re-think those outfits that were so frequently featured in our wardrobe rotation. (I think Jessica and Susannah have proven that…) The latest trend to hit the fashion graveyard are those ubiquitous leggings, which quickly became a fan favorite despite original hesitation, given their throwback to the ’80s. Everyone fell in love, Lindsay Lohan made a little spending money off the trend, jeans were translated into legging form, and the question, “Are they pants..?” was asked more than we can count. Though leggings have stuck around for a few seasons, it seems that with fall’s heavy influence of long skirts and pants, there’s just no need for the leggings we’ve come to love. In an effort to diversify your bottom choices, we suggest going the suspender tights route, or even picking up a pair of those awesomely bad spandex shorts with a bit of lace. And say a tearful goodbye to your favorite leggings. [Guardian U.K.] Keep reading »

Could You Wear Only Six Items For One Month?

If you were forced to choose just six items of clothing to wear for one whole month, could you do it? And more importantly, which pieces would you pick? While Sheena Matheiken devoted herself to wearing just one dress for an entire year, there’s a new challenge on the blogosphere, thanks to Six Items or Less. It’s pretty straight forward; chose just six pieces of clothing to wear for 30 days, document your experience, and learn how clothing choices affect you. While you’re limited to those few options, in the interest of being clean you can have multiples of one item. Work-out clothes, work uniforms, underwear, jackets, and accessories don’t count, so technically, this undertaking is much easier than Sheena’s year long effort. Yesterday was the first official day of the challenge, and already a wide variety of people have submitted blog posts and pictures, ranging from stay-at-home moms to students to CEOs, which should provide for an interesting sartorial experiment. [Six Items or Less] Keep reading »

What Outfit Earned Lady Gaga A Detention In High School?

Given Lady Gaga’s extravagant outfits, we’re at the point where we expect nothing less from her sartorially than innovative get-ups and out-there styles. But she wasn’t always the crazy queen of fashion that we know (and love) today. Back when she was in high school at New York City’s Convent of the Sacred Heart, fashion meant something a little bit different, and lace jumpsuits weren’t exactly de rigueur for Stefani. During a non-uniform day, she showed up to school wearing a too-tight polo shirt and a Juicy Couture tracksuit! Yikes. Apparently, her outfit wasn’t private school approved, and lead to one of those pesky high school detentions. Not exactly the fashion choice we’d expect from her — and certainly not an outfit you want to be remembered for. [Grazia] Keep reading »

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