Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
Profile for Julie Gerstein
We took one look at these $3,000 Patricia Field Chiquita shoes and thought, We want to eat those. Is that weird? They recalled the glistening, sugary pellets of Pop Rocks we used to swill with abandon as kids, not to mention they’re totally extravagant and over the top. And while we certainly don’t have a spare $3,000 to throw down on shoes, we can certainly afford a packet or two of Pop Rocks. After the jump, a few more pairs of simply scrumptious shoes and the snacks they recall.
Levi’s chose to pull a commercial featuring scenes of attractive teens rioting in the streets in light of last week’s riots in London. A spokesperson for the company said the ad — which includes lines from the Charles Bukowski poem “The Laughing Heart” — was probably ill-timed, considering “what is happening in the UK.” Said the spokesperson: “While ‘Go Forth’ is about embodying the energy and events of our time, it is not about any specific movement or political theme; rather, it’s about optimism, positive action and a pioneering spirit.” But, then again, it also does feature a Levi’s-clad protester facing a wall of riot police, so yeah, optimism? On another note, isn’t it strange/depressing that marketing has folded in on itself to the degree that it’s now using revolution and rioting imagery to SELL JEANS? [Clutch Magazine] Keep reading »
Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Taylor Armstrong of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” was found dead Monday afternoon, the victim of an apparent suicide. Russell was found hanging in the bedroom of his Mulholland Drive home, but uncovered no suicide note. Wife Taylor was not in the home at the time. She filed for divorce last month, claiming Russell physically abused her. The couple have a young daughter named Kennedy. [Hit Dan Back, TMZ] Keep reading »
“The way I need to look, it’s a very personal thing. When I started experimenting, it was to make myself feel happy, to look in the mirror and be satisfied. I never did drag or anything like that. It was always that I wanted to be pretty, to look beautiful, as a girl would want to … In this society, if a man is called a woman, that’s the biggest insult he could get. Is that because women are considered something less?”
–Gender-bending model Andrej Pejic on his androgynous looks. I find it fascinating that Pejic says that he needs to look the way that he does — it highlights that, for transgender people, the desire to dress or perform as one gender identity or another isn’t simply a matter of dress up, but one of necessity. Pejic also says that he doesn’t ever mind being mistaken for a woman, despite the idea that men typically balk at being called female, and brings up an interesting hypothesis as to why. [NYMag] Keep reading »
For the past 15 years, the storied Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan has hosted a cat fashion show, in honor of its famed housecat, Matilda. This year’s fashion show brought out a wide array of well-coiffed kitties, dressed to the nine-lives (BARF) in the finest cat costume creations their crazy owners could find. Of course, there’s nothing more displeasing to a cat than being shoved fluff first into a cat-sized version of a party dress. And that’s what makes the Algonquin’s fashion show that much more enjoyable to watch. After the jump, some additional participants in this year’s stroll down the runway. Keep reading »
Well, what have we here? A television show premiere where everybody looks pretty damned good! This past weekend, celebs gathered for the premiere of the new Showtime series “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes, Morena Baccarin and Maury Sterling and none of them looked terribly tragic. Let’s take a look.
“I like flats and I adore a high heel, but I don’t love a kitten heel. It’s neither here nor there. And the one shoe I will never wear is sneakers.”
–New mom and style czarina Rachel Zoe on her hatred of kitten heels and sneakers. I am so with you on this one. Unless I am on the soccer field or at the gym (I am never at the gym), you will never catch me in a rubber soled sneaker shoe type jawn. [FYI, I had to look up the word "jawn." Apparently, it's a slang word people from Philly -- aka Julie -- use that means "thing." Like "joint" in New York or whatever. -- Editor] Nuh-uh. [People Style Watch] Keep reading »
You already don’t have a job, don’t pay the bills, and don’t take me out — which makes you a metaphorical baby. So when you went out and bought this asinine baby body tee from Fred Flare and wore your baby-ness on your sleeve, I reached my friggin’ limit. Don’t Captain my Tenille, I know what’s up. You are never going to grow up. Never. Leave my house keys on the table. Smell you and your pet ferret later. We’re breaking up!
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