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Emoticons are terrible. They are an uber-annoying way of expressing fauxmotions. And pretty much any dude who sends me texts with emoted smiley faces or frowns is going to get the axe. And now, a company called Design You Trust has found a way to bring the emoticon to life in emoticon rings. Color us : (. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Today’s very important GIF comes to us by way of last Thursday’s life-changing episode of “Parks and Recreation,” in which Aziz Ansari’s character, Tom Haverford, breaks down his own Haverfordian food names. Whatever. The point is, you really want to know what a pre-bird is, trust us. Keep reading »
As if dealing with a citizen-led uprising while attempting to secure your own controversial position as dictator for life in Libya wasn’t enough, reports now say that Moammar Qaddafi is actively lobbying to have his own Costume Institute exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The annual Costume Institute show typically highlights a designer or fashion moment that’s reflective of a major change in the industry — this year it’s Alexander McQueen. One of Qaddafi’s aides sent an email to New York Times Fashion Editor Horacio Silva, hoping to entice him to lobby on Qaddafi’s behalf. Keep reading »
We’ve all seen it: A girl tries wearing glitter and she ends up looking like she belongs at a retirement community in Boca Raton (and hey, those ladies look great!) or a junior high dance. Glitter can work, but you’ve got to make sure you’re wearing it in the proper amounts. After the jump, we’ve selected some subtly glitter-ful items to help you get your sparkle on.
Last weekend, I stayed with a few of my dude besties at their house in Austin, Texas. In between eating tacos and marveling at the sheer number of terrible tattoos Austin has to offer, I went swimming and got some sun. Well, wouldn’t you know it, a house full of 20-something dudes didn’t have any fancy bath and beauty products. So, I had to forgo my weekly allotment of lotions in favor of whatever I could scrounge up in their bathroom. Thankfully, one of the three bought a tube of Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair Ointment, which I’m going to assume (la la la) was used to help heal his latest tattoo or cigarette burn. I put that stuff on my legs after a day in the sun, and wow, did it work a zillion times better than a $50 bottle of blood orange-infused moisturizer harvested from the bottom of the sea or whatever. Consider me converted. And Logan, Timmy and Charlie, sorry about using all your lotion.
You thought you loved Easter, right? But your fanatacism is probably nothing compared to that of the participants of the annual New York City Easter Parade. Each year, the most spirited come together to show off their Easter bonnets and fascinators in a bunnies out parade extravaganza. Hop on through a few of our favorite wackadoodle Easter looks…
“A wise friend once told me, ‘Don’t wear what fashion designers tell you to wear. Wear what they wear.’ His point being that most designers, no matter what they throw onto the runway, favor simple, flattering pieces for themselves. Anyone who has never met me can tell you that fashion has always been very very very very very very very important to me. For example, I once told my cousin that my dream would be ‘if the whole store Express was my closet!’ How prescient, because now, of course, I wear nothing but Express. It can’t be said enough. Don’t concern yourself with fashion; stick to simple pieces that flatter your body type … By 19, I had found my look. Oversize T-shirts, bike shorts, and wrestling shoes. To prevent the silhouette from being too baggy, I would cinch it at the waist with my fanny pack. I was pretty sure I would wear this look forever. The shirts allowed me express myself with cool sayings like ‘There’s No Crying in Baseball’ and ‘Universität Heidelberg,’ the bike shorts showed off my muscular legs, and the fanny pack held all my trolley tokens. I was nailing it on a daily basis. Find something like this for yourself as soon as possible.”
– The incomparable Tina Fey on her fashion philosophy, as expressed in her new memoir Bossypants. Keep reading »
A high school boy in Tampa Bay, Florida, was asked to leave school after he wore high heels to class. No, it wasn’t because other students made fun of him (which yes, they did). It was because the school had a problem with it. As one of the student’s friends explained, “He likes the way they make him feel. They make him feel more confident, and he just likes to wear them.” But, she continued, “The first time he felt shame was when he was called out of school.” School principal Bob Heilmann said he made the decision to have the boy remove his shoes because he was afraid the student would be bullied. “As a principal of a high school, I have to take the paternal side and make sure he’s going to be okay,” he said. “Anytime anyone goes out from, quote, ‘the norm’ or anytime anyone wants to make a statement, you have to be willing to take what comes with it.” What do you think? Should boys be allowed to wear heels to school? [Fox Tampa Bay] Keep reading »
Somehow, it seems fitting that Karl Lagerfeld, the man who invented a diet plan consisting mainly of Diet Coke and cigarettes, should be directing a high-camp commercial for an ice cream brand. Watch this hilarious commercial directed by Herr Karl and starring Rachel Bilson and Baptiste Giabiconi. [YouTube] Keep reading »