A brawl has broken out in a recent post on The Cut blog: about whether or not buying cheap clothes at Forever 21 is a waste of money and a young woman should be building a collection of “investment pieces” instead. They’re fighting because a ginormous, multi-floor Forever 21 just opened in New York City’s Times Square and some aren’t thrilled about the “fast fashion” mega-store.
I’ll cut the first bitch who talks smack about Forever 21 — like, my entire wardrobe comes from there. But shopping there certainly presents a trade-off. Because I have so many $30 dresses and $20 heels, I don’t have any of the “investment pieces” that style books instruct a young woman to collect. I simply can’t afford them! I don’t own a classic Burberry trenchcoat. I don’t own a Prada handbag. I don’t own a real pearl necklace. I do have lots of LDBs — from Forever 21 and H&M, of course.
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Today in randomness on Etsy.com: check out this human thumb-shaped USB drive. The gadget is made from flesh-tinted urethane and based on a rubber cast of the creator’s own thumb. Um, ew? Anyone else think a human thumb coming out of your laptop is a bit too Salvador Dali-ish for real life? [Etsy.com] Keep reading »
Uh oh, mommy-blogger kerfluffle! The deputy editor of the UK’s Mother and Baby magazine, Kathryn Blundell, has ruffled some feathers after describing breastfeeding as “creepy.” In a recent article in Mother and Baby, Blundell wrote that she bottle-fed her baby because “seeing your teeny, tiny innocent baby latching on to where your lover has been feels, well, a little creepy.”
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In a news conference held yesterday, Debrahlee Lorenzana, the former banker who claims she was sexually harassed, called for a state investigation into her claims against Citibank. Earlier this month, The Village Voice published an exposè on Lorenzana’s claims, including that her two male managers “starting making offhanded comments about her appearance,” specifically on her makeup, hair and clothes, and that she was instructed how to dress so as not to draw attention to herself. Lorenzana was eventually fired. Keep reading »
When the opening shot of a TV show is a scale, one thing is clear: this show will be about weight. But true to what actress Nikki Blonsky told me in our recent Q&A, her new ABC Family show “Huge” is about so many things beyond just body size. “Huge” debuted on ABC Family last night and it’s cute, funny and just like Blonsky said, it’s unlike any other show on television. Visually, the show is a complete anomaly: Nearly every single actor is plus-sized. Their size stood out at first, but soon I forgot it was a show about kids at a weight-loss camp and just saw it as a show about kids.
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Polish up your resumes, ladies: an “online interactive pornography firm” is hiring women to video sex chat on the iPhone 4. Apple’s latest toy comes with fancy video-chatting capabilities and we all know that where tech goes, porn soon follows. BusinessInsider.com found a Craigslist posting for a iPhone 4 sex chat position which mentions not once, but twice, that women will receive a free iPhone if hired. Keep reading »
Glamour knows what women want … kittens! Vanessa Hudgens poses on the cover of the August 2010 issue with two gray-and-white baby cats under the headline “It girl, animal lover and Zac’s best friend.” But who cares about her? Kittens! [FashionIndie.com] Keep reading »
Oh noes, Whitney Port and Olivia Palermo might have lost their fake jobs! Fashionista.com is reporting that MTV is canceling “The City” after this season. Rumor has it, MTV is booting Palermo off the network because she was cutting into Snooki’s pickle budget. Just kidding! We don’t know why “The City” would be canceled or if the rumor is even true. Frankly, we’re surprised the “Hills” spin-off lasted this long: Whitney Port has always been très boring, non? The only character we’ll miss is Kelly Cutrone, the People’s Revolution fashion PR girl. Thankfully, Kelly’s got her own show, “Kell On Earth,” on Bravo — but considering she’s one of Whitney Eve‘s biggest advocates, this won’t be the last we’ve seen of Whitney yet. Palermo, however, can crawl back from whence she came. [Fashionista] Keep reading »