Shrimp Cocktail Toes: You might know it as toe overhang, but we prefer to call it Shrimp Cocktail, after the way toes sometimes hang over the edge of sandals and shoes like delicate shrimps. Ladies, you know when you’re buying shoes that are too small, forcing toes to cram in areas they shouldn’t, or too big, sliding toes to the end and off the edge of shoes. Keep fit in mind the next time you buy a pair of open-toe shoes, and take a lesson from these celebs: Shrimp Cocktail Toe is definitely not cute.
We almost didn’t recognize Courtney Stodden without her signature lucite heels and creepy human husband appendage Doug Hutchison. But then, the teeny tiny bikini and overly tanned face gave it away — that’s our Courtney! And in her most recent photo shoot, she’s channeling Bo Derek from the classic ’70s flick “10.” Seeing as Court-Court wasn’t even born when “10″ came out, we’re gonna bet that this was Doug’s idea. [Buzzfeed]
We’re obsessed with “Game Of Thrones.” Obsessed! I just finished watching all of seasons one and two in, like, two weeks. And Amelia’s now reading the books. I want to wear their weird medieval gowns, and have handmaidens to do my hair, and oh! The jewelry? So that’s why we’re particularly smitten with jewelry designer Wendy Brandes’ collection of fine jewelry, that’s very reminiscent of Cersei, Sansa, Dany and the lot. Prices for the collection start at around $1,800, and are made with real gold and precious stones, so start saving now. Brandes also has a lower-priced line called Wendy B. that’s pretty cute, too!
From left, top row: Isabella Wolf-Gang Necklace, $7,000; Empress Wu Earrings, price upon request; Aventurine Pendant, $12,500; Onyx Skull Ring, price on request
From left, bottom row: Nefertiti Poison Ring, $6,000; Matilda Sword Earrings, $15,000; Empress Wu Dragon Ring, price upon request; Xenobia Ring, $6,000.
Human trafficking is the number two most lucrative illegal industry — behind drug trafficking — in the world. Because of its clandestine nature it’s difficult to gauge the extent of its reach, but experts believe that at any given time there are anywhere between 12.3 and 27 million people in forced or bonded labor — and many of them forced against their will into sex work. Promised good paying jobs as waitresses, shop girls and dancers — these women leave their families and their communities and are sold into a life of sexual servitude and abuse.
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Last month, we told you about the finance guy who catalogued and kept track of his online dates via spreadsheet. As someone who loves spreadsheets and enjoys organizing things, I kind of found this a neat trick. Now we bring you the story of a 24-year-old finance guy (it’s always finance guys) who has his dates fill out a survey at the end of the evening. In addition to ranking him based on looks, attitude and general enjoyability, survey takers are also asked this question: “Mike is very masculine; at any point did you feel he was compensating for anything?”
As if the survey wasn’t a clue that Mike might be “compensating” for “something.”
The full survey, linked to the outside world by one of Mike’s previous dates, is after the jump. Said the woman of her experience with the future census collector: “He struck me as a little socially inept hence why I was starting to doubt the ‘non-physical’ attraction. He wasn’t too creepy, just the type of guy who over-analyzes every detail and feels completely awkward in the majority of social situations. It didn’t seem like he got out much.” Keep reading »
The challenge: find 25 cute, summery, affordable skirts you’d love — for under $25 each! It was difficult, but we managed to do it, giving you tons of new options for your summertime wardrobe. Sheer skirts, flowery skirts, stripes and more — we’ve got it all. Click through to browse and shop!