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So Amber Valletta Can Basically Pull Off Any Hairstyle

Supermodels … so not like us. Is there anything more delicious than a gorgeous fashion story that also happens to feature tons of cool, transformational hairdos too? We’re obsessing over this story in May’s Vogue, styled by our favorite creative director, Grace Coddington, shot by living legend Steven Meisel, and featuring the superest of all supers, Amber Valletta, posing as the consummate American philanthropist in eight different personas. Hairstylist Guido did the hair, which consists of different headpieces that completely change our subject’s look from shot to shot. Don’t you wish you had a closet full of crazy wigs so you could play around like this? Or just loads of money so you could be, um, a fabulous-looking charity icon? Ah, fashion fantasy! Check it out. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »

The Fashion Peacekeepers: Nicole Kidman’s Girly Tux

Sometimes we feel like Us Weekly‘s “The Fashion Police” and other similar style critics can be a tad harsh. Also, they tend to have these really boring, conservative styles and we have to wonder what their real fashion credentials are. (Case in point: US Weekly‘s “Top Cops” include random comedian Stefanie Novik and Chet Cannon of “The Real World, Brooklyn.” When did they ever go to design school!?) The Fashion Peacekeepers are here to say, hey, can’t everyone’s styles just get along?

Poor Nic! Always turning up on the Worst Dressed List. While the fashion blogosphere may condemn the L’Wren Scott tuxedo dress she sported at the Country Music Awards all they want, we beg to differ. Keep reading »

Quotable: “Meatball” Is The Fairest Bulldog In All The Land

“For me, the bulldog is the ugliest thing I can put my hands on. He’s got to have bloodshot eyes. The right kind of bloodshot eyes, like on a Friday night after you’ve been out socializing. He’s got to have that drooling look on his face, and then a little slobber coming down. That is the most beautiful bulldog to me in the whole wide world.”

Dolph Pulliam, the master of ceremonies at this year’s 31st annual Beautiful Bulldog pageant in Iowa, on what it takes to score the crown. This year’s winner, a pup named Meatball, above, has the hungover look down pat. [Associated Press] Keep reading »

Shocker: Style Biting Prevalent In Pop Stardom


It seems like all the blogosphere wants to talk about today is Ke$ha‘s crappy “Saturday Night Live” performances this weekend (slow news day?) and how she is all Lady Gaga wanna-bein’ it up and totally stole Sia’s “Buttons” performance style since her (pretty wack) costume glowed in the dark, blah, blah … After checking out Sia’s performance on Jimmy Kimmel a few years back, I can certainly see the similarities. But it’s no different than Lady Gaga’s own incessant copy-catting of Grace Jones, Róisin Murphy (check out all the outfits Gaga has copped) and other fashion and pop idols. The fact is, much like fashion is cyclical, so are performance styles. I’m not defending the little punk, but for all her crimes, this is a big fat nothing. Watch the clip after the jump! Keep reading »

Her 10 Best Looks: Kate Moss

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If You Could Get Away With It, Would You Wash Your Hair Less?

By now you know we can be kind of lazy when it comes to, oh, showering and stuff around here. We’re way too busy blogging to spend precious hours on piddling details such as personal hygiene. (Just kidding, we don’t, like, stink or anything. Also, we’re saving the planet, gah!) But especially if you have long hair, you know that you really can spend a whole evening washing it, and those with really fine hair have to shampoo more often than most of us because it gets greasy faster, and it’s just a great big time suck. Enter the miraculous beauty product that is dry shampoo. Keep reading »

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