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Slideshow: Models, Models, Models At The Met Ball

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A small army of models showed up last night for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, celebrating the spring 2009 exhibition, “The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion.” There were supermodels (Kate, Iman), new girls (Agyness, Jessica), model-moguls (Heidi, Tyra).

You can’t have a party—let alone a party about models—without Kate Moss. Marc Jacobs and Moss are high fashion’s prom king and queen. Marc is slick in a satin bowtie, while Kate’s got her Edie Beale on with that turban. In head to toe gold, she looks like an Oscar statue, don’t you think?

The Skinny On: The Met Costume Ball

You thought prom was a big fuss? Try the monstrous fashion madness that is the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala.

Hosted by Anna Wintour, the Met Ball is the tick that is Hollywood feasting itself on the blood of high fashion … Or is it the other way around? No one can really tell through all the air kisses and champagne fizz, but no problemo! All that matters is that if you’re a starlet who’s lucky enough to have a ticket, you can wear a dress that costs the same as an entire year of a private college education.

This caveat excludes most of us from going—but that doesn’t mean if you ever find yourself stuck in an elevator with Andre Leon Talley, you can’t at least know what you’re talking about. Here’s your cheat sheet on the exclusive Met Ball. Keep reading »

Crave: Demitasse Moustache Necklace

Apparently Nietzsche, like hipsters, wore a mustache while nattering on about how God is dead. Or so says Demitasse Jewelry vis-a-vis this funky little Nietszche ‘stache necklace. Sterling silver is the cheapest, but if you’ve got the money and a thing for philosophers, you can score a 14-karat one for $455. With all the coin we’ve spent on upper lip bleaching since puberty, this is just the kind of moustache we’ve been looking for! [Starting at $75, Demitasse Jewelry] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: When You Wear Matching Hats, You Know It’s Love

Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger wear matching hats! Fabulous or too ooey-gooey, couple-y cute? [New York City, 5/3/09] Keep reading »

Some Things Shouldn’t Be DIY — Like Botox!

Yes! I’ve been waiting for this! Botox sounds like something I could totally do myself, and this DIY Botox kit on eBay comes with a map that shows you where to inject.

Just mix the “Botox powder” with the saline solution, and for $95 I can poke needles into my skin in the comfort of my own bathroom without having to schlep all the way to a plastic surgeon’s office to deal with medical professionals and sterilization. Don’t even try to outbid me. [Daily Mail U.K.] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Sparkles! Pink Wheels! Kelly Osbourne’s Roller Skates Are Fabulous!

Good thing we weren’t skating alongside Kelly Osbourne, or we’d knock her down and steal those sparkly roller skates. [World On Wheels, Los Angeles, 4/29/09] Keep reading »

Pageant Organization Paid For Miss California’s Boobs

Everyone’s still talking about Miss California’s gay marriage comments. Now there’s more drama for 21-year-old beauty queen Carrie Prejean. Apparently, there were some nice perks for her as former Miss California. The state’s pageant organization paid her bill for fake boobs.

Prejean received breast implants paid for by the Miss California Organization just weeks before she competed in the Miss USA pageant, confirmed Shanna Moakler, co-executive director of organization. Shanna told “Access Hollywood” that Carrie wanted breasts implants and the Miss California Organization “supported that decision.” Shanna, herself a former Miss USA and an ex-Playboy Playmate, added, “Breast implants in pageants is not a rarity. It’s definitely not taboo. It’s very common. Breast implants today among young women today is very common.” Keep reading »

People Mag’s 100 Most Beautiful People Are Not Your Usual Suspects

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People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People issue is always kind of predictable. George Clooney. Angelina Jolie. Halle Berry. Yeah, we know they’re exquisite.

But this year, People named Christina Applegate their most beautiful person. To be sure, Christina is gorgeous—we’ve loved her since she was Kelly Bundy on “Married With Children,” in “Samantha Who?” and on Broadway in “Sweet Charity.” More recently, we were inspired by Christina’s diagnosis of breast cancer at only 36 and her brave choice to have a preventative double mastectomy [CNN]

As we rifled further through this year’s People, we kept loving their good-lookin’ picks. Sure, there are the usual genetically-blessed suspects like Angelina and Halle, a mess of “90210″ teens, and the “Twilight” kids. But we counted over a dozen women of color, a half dozen women over 40, and loads of book smart and pee-your-pants funny women who exemplify what beauty is. You know, beauty that reflects all the colors, shapes, sizes and differences of real life.

The Beth Ditto Doll Doesn’t Really Look Like Beth Ditto

The Gossip’s chanteuse Beth Ditto let Superdoll Collectibles give her the Barbie treatment to promote her line for Evans, a plus-sized clothing chain in the UK—and here she is!

We’re psyched the Beth doll will be stage-diving at a rock show while Barbie’s back at the Dream House, doing her nails and mooning over Ken. But it’s rather annoying that Beth-the-Doll is a slimmed-down version of Beth-the-Singer. Real life Beth has belly rolls and wears wackadoo kabuki makeup; she doesn’t have pristine skin or sexy Barbie doe eyes.

As Big Fat Deal put it, “Beth Ditto’s supposed dolly doppelganger has all of her thigh dimples lipo’d away. So close and yet, so far.” We’re not saying the doll’s got to have cellulite—although that would make us feel better about ours. It’s just that the doll Beth looks, well. plastic. [Vogue UK via Big Fat Deal] Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Michelle Obama On What Makes A Girl Feel Beautiful

“I had a father and a brother who thought I was beautiful, and they made me feel that way every single day. I grew up with very strong male role models who thought I was smart and fast and funny, so I heard that a lot. I know that there are many young girls who don’t hear it.”

– First Lady Michelle Obama [via People] Keep reading »

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