Every winter, artistas and galleristas gather down in Miami to celebrate the newest and next in the art world. If you’re at Art Basel Miami art fair, chances are you’re rich or famous, or some combination of both. But having lots of money or celebrity doesn’t always equal sartorial splendor. Click through to see some of the best and worst of Art Basel.
“In this [modeling] world, I found, many people were hungry too, but for different reasons. They wanted their bodies to look a certain way, whether their bodies were meant to or not. They chose not to eat. Today, I live in the U.S., where restaurants serve huge portions on even huger platters, and people are tempted to eat too much … I always ask for a doggie bag, to bring the leftovers home. My ex-boyfriend suggested more than once that I cut this out, as he found it embarrassing. (Perhaps that’s why he is no longer my boyfriend.)”
– Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek, on living in a modeling culture of starvation, and an American culture of overeating. [The Daily Beast]
Are you creative? Have you cheated? Well then, it might be because you’re creative. We’re not necessarily talking about cheating on a partner or anything — but say cheating on a test, or at a task? A new study from Harvard University published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that creative thinkers are more likely to find “original ways to bypass moral rules.”
“Ethical dilemmas often require people to weigh two opposing forces: the desire to maximize self-interest and the desire to maintain a positive view of oneself,” explain lead study professors Francesca Gino and Dan Ariely. “Recent research has suggested that individuals tend to resolve this tension through self-serving rationalizations: They behave dishonestly enough to profit from their unethical behavior but honestly enough to maintain a positive self-concept as honest human beings.” Keep reading »
We’ve long loved online beauty and skincare company Beauty Bar for its extensive (extremely extensive) collection of top quality skincare, makeup and beauty brands. Where else can you find Malin + Goetz alongside L’Occitane with a little Bond No. 9 mixed in? Beauty Bar’s one-stop shop carries hundreds of high-end luxury brands and thousands of products — and now they’ve launched a physical shop where lucky locals can partake in their extensive bevy of products, along with a few new extras.
The Beauty Bar flagship store, which launched this week in Manhasset, New York, is a bi-level affair, featuring a treatment room, with a licensed aesthetician, and a blow dry bar. If you’re in the area, you can book a peel, facial or wax — and also stop in for a blowout — while you stock up on all your favorite products. [Beauty Bar, 2034 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY]
Glamorous supermodel Kate Moss does the androgynous thing on the latest cover of Vogue Paris, where she evokes a Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie. Moss is pretty hot, and Bowie’s not too bad either, so the combination of the two on one cover is pretty powerful.
“Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger’s mission is to help rich jerks find true love, but if she happens to throw a few harsh insults in the faces of her unwitting potential matches, well, it’s all in good fun (and good television). Our friends over at New York compiled some of Patti’s most egregious moments of verbal diarrhea for our viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and be glad you’re not in Patti’s path. [NY Mag]
Celebrities — so fluffy, so innocuous, so silly and pointless. It seems we’re surrounded by manufactured celebs these days. But for every Paris Hilton there’s a Hedy Lamarr — a strong, brilliant woman who succeeded in both the celebrity realm and in scientific endeavors. Keep reading »
Designer Nguyen Minh Tuan wanted to create a dress that would raise awareness about World AIDS Day (which is every December 1, FYI). So she cobbled together more than 700 condoms to create this very latexy confection. [Dog and Pony Show]
Daisy Lowe is the model daughter of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. Remember him? She’s also in constant circulation on the British tabloids for her public exploits and relationships. Supposedly, this photo was taken just days (hours?) after she and “Dr. Who” star Matt Smith broke off their 18-month relationship. That explains the overall dark palette and sunglasses — after all, who wants to be seen in the aftermath of a break up? We still think Daisy looks tops here, though, with her charming schoolgirl silhouette, bright pops of color, and little pup. After the jump we’ve given you all the tools you need to steal Daisy’s style, no heartbreak required.
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So there’s a new site for ladies! Ladies who like business! And it’s got a stupid, stupid, stupid name. The site Mogulite has rebranded itself as TheJaneDough.com. But that’s not all! Its tagline is: “All the business news we knead.” Get it? Because you need news like you knead bread. Because you’re a woman! And that’s what women do! In the kitchen!
Mogulite’s current mission is to cover power players, but apparently its owner(s) — Dan Abrams and Mediaite — are looking to compete in the working women space. So what’s the point of The Jane Dough? Launching under its new moniker, stories will include: “Our take on obnoxious women’s stereotypes, radical CEOs who are promoting female executives, and the absurd coverage that workplace sexism gets in the press — these were the stories we got really excited about — and, judging by the traffic, our readers got fired up over them, as well,” says editor Amy Tennery. So far so good. So then why give the site such a stupid, demeaning name and tagline?