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Frisky Q&A: Rower Esther Lofgren Talks About Winning Gold At The London Olympics

Olympics 2012
All our coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London! Read More »
Gabby Douglas' Mom
We spoke to Natalie about raising an Olympian. Read More »

The first thing you notice about gold medal winning Olympic rower Esther Lofgren is her smile. The next thing you notice is her height — at 6’2″ Esther towers over nearly everyone she meets, but she’s warm and will happily stoop to accomodate those around her. The Harvard grad took home the gold during the London Olympics with an impressive team performance in the women’s eight-person race.

We spoke to Esther while she was getting her nails done at the P&G Family Home salon about how she made it to the Olympics, what it’s like to work with all women, and how she keeps her skin looking so damn good.

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We’re Breaking Up: Drunk Crocs President Who Claimed His Girlfriend Was Taylor Swift

Be My BF: Taco Cop
This guy got arrested for giving a cop tacos instead of his ID. Read More »
Be My BF: Zebra Drunk
This guy took his zebra and parrot to the bar with him, natch. Read More »
Be My BF: Cat Singer
This guy sang "Kiss From A Rose" to his pet cat. Read More »

Dear Darling George Boedecker,

I know you think you’re really super important as the founder of Crocs, the footwear of choice of obese Midwesterners and chef Mario Batali, but just because you managed to create a plastic shoe empire doesn’t mean you get to pretend our love wasn’t real.

According to police reports, when you were pulled over in Boulder, Colorado, for driving under the influence you told cops that it was girlfriend Taylor Swift who’d been behind the wheel. “My girlfriend is a really fucking famous singer,” you told the police, before asking one of the officers if he “knew who Taylor Swift was.” Officer Patrick Vest then asked you if you knew where Swift was, to which you replied, “she was in Nashville,” and noted that she was “batshit crazy.” Keep reading »

Cheap & Chic: A Better Burberry Trench

Cheap and Chic: Nina Ricci
We found this Nina Ricci dress -- for less! Read More »
Cheap & Chic: Mary Katrantzou
An affordable version of this Mary Katrantzou dress. Read More »
Cheap & Chic: Jeffrey Campbell
Love these wedges but hate the price? Us too! Read More »
Swing Coats!
10 retro pieces of outerwear to keep you warm. Read More »

Winona fell in love with this Burberry military coat — but at $1,095, there was no way she could actually afford it. A thousand dollars for a coat is crazy, anyway. So we decided to give Ms. Winona Judd Dimeo-Ediger a couple of actually affordable options. Check out our less expensive alternatives after the jump!
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Style Stealer: Alexa Chung’s Polka Dotted Passion

Model/presenter Alexa Chung was all polka dots and bangs last week’s launch of the W Hotel’s new “Four Stories” Film Series. Chung always looks good, but we especially like how this outfit manages to so chicly combat the mind-blowingly disgusting NYC humidity. After the jump, we give you everything necessary to pull off Chung’s cool look.

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SS: Alexa Chung
Get the Brit It Girl's trendy look for less. Read More »

Unlikely Style Icon: Annie Lennox’s “Sweet Dreams” Look

Inspiration: Drive
Get Gosling's awesome vintage look. Read More »
Inspiration: Lucille Bluth
How to capture this drunk matriarch's effortless style. Read More »
Inspiration: Librarians
Our guide to getting awesome librarian style. Read More »
Inspiration: Rachel Maddow
rachel maddow
How to steal the progressive talk show host's famous look. Read More »

Annie Lennox totally killed it during last night’s Olympic closing ceremony. The singer, who got her start as one half of The Eurythmics, performed a rousing, pirate-y rendition of her hit “Little Bird,” which stood out against the four (four!) Jessie J performances and Fat Boy Slim’s faux DJ-ing. We were reminded of Annie’s super original look, especially her standout style during her early years with The Eurythmics, and decided to try and copy her boyish look. After the jump, we give you our best go at Annie’s signature “Sweet Dreams” style, softened just a touch.

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RIP: Cosmopolitan Editor Helen Gurley Brown Has Passed Away

HGB: Feminist
HGB was a revolutionary in stilettos. Read More »
Helen Booted From Cosmo
How Helen Gurley Brown got booted from Cosmopolitan mag. Read More »
Cosmo Sex Advice
Can you tell the real advice from the fake BS we made up? Read More »

The most famous editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown, has died at the age of 90, according to a press release from Hearst. The controversial editor, who was also the author of the groundbreaking Sex and the Single Girl, passed away at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia after a short hospitalization. Brown was in charge of Cosmo for 32 years, and is credited with the mag’s sexually frank tone. She made news earlier this year when she donated $30 million to Columbia’s School of Journalism and Stanford’s School of Engineering. [The Wrap]

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