Profile for Julie Gerstein
Oh hey, what’s happening in space? Nothing maj, except astronomers discovered a planet made of SOLID DIAMONDS! Go and get that planet, girl! No, for real, before Mariah Carey finds a way to blast Nick Cannon off in a spaceship to go diamond mining for her, the planet is around 4,000 light years away and consists of pure carbon hardened into a crystalline pattern. It’s apparently stuck inside a tight orbit around a distant star. “The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon — i.e. a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside our own Sun,” said Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. The tiny planet makes its orbit every two hours or so, and has been found to be around the same mass as Jupiter, but around 20 times as dense. So think tiny, compact and full o’ glittering diamonds. And oh yeah, way, way out of reach. [Reuters] Keep reading »
We’ve been huge fans of Elemis’ line of skincare products for awhile — especially their lime and ginger lotion, which gives you the effect of a tropical vacay when you can’t actually even afford to pay the rent. Elemis’ new Spa at Home collection gives you literally dozens of ways to relax at home. Their Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixir can be dumped in the tub after a long day for a mellow, tension-releasing soak. Scented with patchouli and eucalyptus, it should do the job quick.
Nobody tells Victoria Beckham that she’s not allowed to wear the highest of sky high heels whenever she wants. That’s practically sacrilege! But owing to complications from the recent birth of her daughter Harper Seven, Beckham’s doctors have requested that Posh stick to flats. It seems Beckham suffered a slipped disk during her pregnancy, and the heels threaten to significantly worsen her condition. So look for a significantly shorter Victoria during upcoming fashion week. Already, it seems, fashion sites are forecasting a flat trend. We’ll believe it when we see it — and Beckham actually following doctors orders. After all, this is a woman who donned 7-inch Louboutin heels while she was pregnant. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
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Pop artist Andy Warhol raised a ruckus in the ’60s with his new approach to art and the wild lifestyle he promoted via The Factory, his silver foiled-decorated live/work artist space. But having a cast of thousands coming in and out of your apartment at all hours — including the Velvet Underground, Salvador Dali and Bob Dylan — was bound to piss off the neighbors. In a letter sent by his landlord Alfred Goldstein, Warhol was derided for throwing the very parties that helped skyrocket his scene to the stuff of legend. “We have been advised that you have been giving parties in the fourth floor space occupied by you,” read the letter. “We understand that they are generally large parties and are held after usual office hours. We have found that your guests have left debris and litter in the public areas which you have never bothered to clean.” Very shortly afterward, Warhol moved to a new space further downtown, leaving the original Factory behind, and further cementing himself as a permanent pop fixture. See, even Warhol couldn’t catch a break. [Letters of Note] Keep reading »
Speaking of “The Muppets,” Kermit the Frog and Fozzie the Bear don’t necessary conjure thoughts of slick manicures and pedicures, but don’t tell OPI that. They’ve launched a collection of 12 new colors in conjunction with the upcoming “Muppets” movie, several of which feature over-the-top sparkles and all of which include radical Muppet-y names. Want one of the more subdued shades? Try Animal-istic, Meep Meep Meep, Wocka Wocka, Pepes Purple Passion, Designers De Better or Warm and Fozzie. For more outrageous, sparkly shades, go for Rainbow Connection, Excuse Moi, Gone Gonzo, Fresh Frog of Bel Air, Divine Swine, or Gettin Miss Piggy With It. But patience, Kermie! You won’t be able to get your paws — or hooves — on these shades until November. For now, you’ll simply have to approximate Miss Piggy Pink yourself. [OPI] Keep reading »