Let’s get one thing straight: I am not an “exercise person.” In fact, if I were dating some smart, hilarious, darling and hot dude who was otherwise perfect but had a penchant for enthusing about his early morning gym regimen, I probably wouldn’t call him again. Overtly healthy people annoy me, maybe because they have an irksome way of making me feel guilty that my favorite leisure activities involve a glass of wine and a Parliament Light. OK, OK, I wasn’t always exactly a lazy slouch: I was a serious ballet dancer until the age of 18, and I ran and practiced some yoga in college. But since moving to New York almost a decade ago, let’s just say my workout history can best be summed up as “slightly cloudy with a chance of pizza.”
So how the hell did I become the kind of person who did one of those disturbing-sounding “Hot Yoga for 30 Days” challenges?
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After American Airlines lost my luggage not once, but twice a few years back, I swore to never check bags again. And beside the fact that I never have to wait the extra 20 minutes or so after my plane lands at baggage claim (which, let’s face it, rules), I’m also glad I’ve learned to pack so light, considering many airlines are now charging checked baggage fees. Show ‘em they can’t keep you down with a schmancy new carry-on. Check out these cute, overhead compartment-friendly options.
When it comes to fashion, I adore the subversive. Black leather and studs, gun print dresses, safety pins, you name it — I’ve worn it and loved it. So it’s perhaps hypocritical of me, but I have to draw the line at this “cheeky” pharmaceutical trend. Keep reading »
Depending on your point of view, you could say every job in fashion is, at its heart, not just a little bit silly. But believe it or not, there are oh-so-many levels of ridiculousity. After reading the news about Rachel Bilson being named Sunglass Hut’s new (and first of its kind) “Eyewear Ambassador” — “I can’t say what makes me a good style adviser for them, but I am a huge sunglasses addict,” she told WWD — we started thinking about other funny and/or odd fashion jobs. They are, of course, presented after the jump! Keep reading »