“I confess that there were moments when I realized that I was fantasizing that the magazine would burn down. And I thought, ‘Why am I dreaming of this over and over?’ And then I realized that if it burned down, I would be free, and no one would be mad at me because it wasn’t my fault. There were those times.”
–Gloria Steinem, on the early days of publishing Ms. Magazine, and the difficulties she had in managing all of the responsibility foist upon her as a feminist leader. Steinem, along with several other founding editors, were interviewed for an oral history of the magazine, in honor of its 40th anniversary, for New York. [New York]
It’s recently come to Fake Chloe Sevingy’s attention that she loves Hallo-we’en. And is, in fact, scared of very many things, among them, “Three day weekends with Casey Spooner, Mennonites, the unbearable lightness of being, and uncomfortable silences.” Aren’t we all? [YouTube]
UPDATE: Ryan Seacrest, who is a producer on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” (conveeeeeeniently), confirms that Kim is filing for divorce and will be giving him a statement shortly.
In a move that should come as a surprise to no one, Kim Kardashian is allegedly filing for divorce from her husband Kris Humphries — after only 72 days of marriage. Kim and Kris, whose alliterative names should have surely kept them together, seem to have lost their burgeoning passion and were spotted fighting over the weekend. Kim has already allegedly hired a new PR person to handle the flak.
So, what could have torn these two lovebirds apart? Was it the height difference? Or was it the rumor that Kris wasn’t actually Kim’s first choice to play her husband/love interest/mancessory on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”? It’s a sad day when a loveless $10 million wedding can’t even keep a faux couple together. [TMZ]
Okay, so maybe it’s a bit weird that I love the smell of Ambient Hand’s Lime Cilantro candles so much. After all, you’d think that the combined power of lime and cilantro together would make your house smell like the kitchen at Chipotle. But somehow these candles manage to make everything smell sweet — not cloyingly so — and fresh. And they come three to a pack, which means you can spread ‘em out and get your whole apartment smelling great in no time. So mix up a margarita and light one (or three) up.
Watching Justin Timberlake perform “The History of Rap: Part 3″ on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” makes us wish that J. Tims would give up this silly acting dream of his and get back to what he’s really good at: singing panty-dropping jams. Come on Justin, give the world what it wants. [NBC]
Pop quiz: Ryan Gosling : Amelia :: _______ : me. If you answered Joseph Gordon-Levitt, you’d be correct. Inspired by Ryan Gosling Vs. Puppies, I’ve decided to pit My Celebrity Boyfriend That Just Doesn’t Know That We’re Perfect For Each Other (Yet!) up against a gaggle of squee-inducing kittens. Will JGL defeat the appealing meows of tiny furry kittens, or has JGL’s hotness finally met its match? Worlds be colliding! And while my allegiances are fairly well-spelled out, you may want to challenge my choices. Commence debate in the comments!
A lot must fall on the shoulders of designer Sarah Bunton as the new head of Alexander McQueen. Bunton took the reigns at the label after the designer’s suicide in 2010, and has done an admirable job in carrying on his legacy; this past April, she was tapped to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. In this short film, Bunton talks with fashion writer Cathy Horyn about what makes a McQueen woman, and why the label’s looks always seem to be completely fresh and new. [Nowness]
This week we’re unveiling a new Friday feature: Fashion By The Numbers. At the end of every week we’ll round up our favorite style stories in a handy numerical list. Today we have stats on seductive pumpkins, astronomically expensive lingerie, and the favorite heel heights of Frisky commenters.
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Hey! Nobody told me that Chanel purses were now coming with free children inside! What a scam. Seriously though, how miserable does this designer-dudded little girl look? [I Hate My Parents]
Oh God, somebody is trying to bring back rave style. Rave style. Remember that aesthetic black hole in the ’90s? The baggy pants and sports bras? The horrid, shiny synthetic fabrics? Who wants to see that come back? Well, Dutch designer Tom Nijhuis would. He’s created an entire collection inspired by a subsect of rave culture popular in the Netherlands called gabber. Gabber is characterized by thumping, fast beats — think more grinding, pulsing, intense stomping sounds than actual music. And the looks associated with it are your typical rave cave fare. Do you think this trend will come back in full? Or are you — like me — hoping it stays on the ’90s dance floor? More looks after the jump. [Dis Magazine] Keep reading »