This is what Michelle Williams wore to a special New York screening of “Take This Waltz.” I can’t really decide how I feel about it — on the one hand, I like the fact that she’s wearing something that seems a bit outside of her regular comfort zone. it’s less straight up feminine and more overtly sexy than a lot of the girly frocks she typically goes for. But then, I think the lace-up corset effect on the top looks a little cheesy. And I can’t co-sign on the white shoes (why not black?). What do you think?
The British — they have a reputation for being so refined and proper. But look, these people totally wild out. Take the Royal Ascot — a five-day celebration of British royalty and horseracing. The Queen and a bunch of members of the royal family show up, and there’s lots of white gloves and fancy dresses. But the biggest star of the day? The wackadoodle hats that women wear to the festivities — particularly on Ladies’ Day. We’ve culled a selection of some of the crazier headwear — including a woman wearing a soccer field as a hat, really — for your perusal. Enjoy!
Okay, so sometimes you’re having a bad day, and you just really want to buy something. Nine times out of 10, my impulse can be sated with a shirt at H&M or a new pair of tights from American Apparel. But occasionally, I really want to buy something classy, nice and designer. And that’s when I go to the Creatures of Comfort website. They carry tons of my favorite designers — like Isabel Marant, Rachel Comey and Karen Walker – along with their own house line. Sadly, much of their stuff is astronomically out of my price range, but I have managed to find nine awesome pieces, from keychains to trousers, that one could actually purchase from their fantastic collection, for under $100 bucks.
Check ‘em out!
As a fan of “Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and a former longtime Philadelphia resident, I can say, unequivocally that that show exactly captures the mood and feel of the City of Brotherly Love (and cheesesteaks). Of course not every show takes place in Philly — quite a few happen to be set in New York and L.A. — but there’s also shows like “Dexter” and “Sons of Anarchy,” which throw convention aside and are set in more surprising locales. Take a look at this map detailing where favorite TV shows take place — is your hometown represented? [Geek Art]
Hey guys? As a woman, and a feminist and a working person, I can honestly say I’ve never asked if I was going to “have it all.” But Anne Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic cover article about women’s continuing fight to win both the brass ring of family and work seems to have opened up this old chestnut of a debate, with women around the web asking how and when and if we can “have it all.” My response? Let’s shut this crappy concept down all together. The “can women have it all” question is reductive and frustrating — and it only serves to promote the idea that women are constantly going to be failing if they don’t somehow fulfill the work/family mandate.
After all, the construct of “having it all” perpetuates the myth that there is one ideal way to live, rather than understanding and allowing for multiple ideas of happiness. And in this “having it all” myth, a woman’s main responsibilities can be boiled down to feeding the capitalist mechanism (through working) and submitting to her essentialist role as a child-bearing female (having a family). Keep reading »