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Unattainable Womanhood, As Explained By This Old Bill Blass Perfume Ad

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She’s supposed to “get gorgeously dressed in 15 minutes flat,” but not worry about her hair getting wet in the rain. She’s supposed to love a good laugh, but can’t gossip. She’s a big eater, but doesn’t drink white wine. And on, and on, and on. According to this old ad for Bill Blass Perfume, finding your soul mate is just like ordering up a burger … only more obnoxiously specific. [The Hairpin]

Zou Bisou Bisou: 10 Things To Know About “Mad Men”‘s Jessica Paré

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Like most “Mad Men” fans, I was not sure about Don Draper boning, then abruptly marrying, his new secretary, Megan. I wasn’t surprised he got under Megan’s skirt so quickly, of course. But given Don record of getting the golden ticket and then discarding women, I puzzled over why he saw Megan as a keeper.   

Sunday night’s episode let us see that it’s not just Megan’s beauty drawing Don in. She’s sweet with his kids. She knows how to manipulate him in his pissy moments.  They seem to share a slightly sadomasochistic sex drive. She’s upbeat and positive and unlike his ex-wife Betty, she’s a career girl. (Well, a budding one, anyway.) It’s easy to see how Megan makes him feel young again. Call us officially “Team Megan.”

It seems like Megan will be sticking around — at least for awhile, Don is still Don after all — so let’s take a closer look at Jessica Paré, the 29-year-old (ukelele-playing!) French-Canadian actress who plays her onscreen. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Khloe Kardashian Ditches PETA Over Kim’s Flour-Bomb Attack

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  • Khloe Kardashian has yanked her support for PETA because she believes they are responsible for last week’s red carpet flour-bombing attack on her sister Kim Kardashian. [Celebuzz]
  • Camille Grammar will be replaced on “RHOBH” by ex-model Yolanda Hadid, the fourth wife of songwriter David Foster. [Starpluse
  • Ten hilarious “Mad Men” memes. [The FW]
  • Preggo Snooki and her long-suffering fiancé Jionni have been carrying around an infant training doll to prep for parenthood. [TMZ]
  • What it means when a straight guy dreams about gay sex with a man. [Em & Lo] Keep reading »

“Brooklyn 11223″ Is Our New Reality TV Obsession

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This ain’t the Jersey Shore, it’s Bay Ridge  – “Brooklyn 11223,” Oxygen’s newest reality show, stars Brooklynites Christie and Joey Lynn, two former best friends who juggle life, love and friendship in the neighborhood made famous by “Saturday Night Fever.” Outside the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, Bay Ridge is where up-and-comers mix with tradition in a tight-knit community. Both Joey Lynn and Christie know what it’s like to have their loyalty and respect tested; and we know where we’ll be tonight at 11 p.m — on the couch watching the “Brooklyn 11223″ drama unfold. [Oxygen]

The 22 Books Every Woman Needs To Read

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20 scarring childhood experience every woman needs to get over. Read More »
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Walking into a bookstore can be overwhelming. And heaven forfend you go onto Amazon! There are so many books out there that it makes you wonder why they’re always saying the publishing industry is in its death throes. If you know you’re looking for a copy of The Hunger Games, then you’re golden, but lots of readers just like to browse for something good to read. That is, until we start ripping our hair out. 

I conferred with The Frisky staff and came up with a list of books we think every woman needs to read in her lifetime. We’ve got novels. We’ve got self-help. We’ve got cookbooks. We’ve got academic-y stuff. And we’ve all been changed for the better and felt a little less alone in life, thanks to this list right here… Keep reading »

Kate Middleton’s Fave Store L.K. Bennett Expands In The U.S.

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Kate Middleton wearing L.K. Bennett photo

Some of us are not fans of Kate Middleton’s style, which Julie referred to as “on the mumsy, conservative ‘I shop at Talbots and Ann Taylor’ side.” I don’t dispute that characterization. But as someone who was weaned at a breast emblazoned with tiny whale appliqués, I find relief in Kate’s sartorial staidness. Thank God I don’t have to wear a plaid turquoise dashiki and pretend it doesn’t look moronic.

The U.S. is getting a little more Kate-ish today when an outpost of the preppy, European-based L.K. Bennett, opens in New York City. (Perplexingly, news reports say the store is in Columbus Circle but the company’s web site says it is in Bloomingdales. Fashion is so confusing.) The brand has five other shops around the country.  Keep reading »

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