This adorable little editorial from Vogue shows you how funsies it can be to go to work-type places with your fancy Yigal Azrouël pencil skirt and vintage camera you don’t actually know how to work. Isn’t it though? [Everything Fabulous] Keep reading »
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“Gossip Girl”‘s resident dumb blonde Blake Lively is blonde no more! She’s been busy as the face of Chanel and such, flitting from stylish event to stylish event. At last night’s Time 100 party celebrating the 100 Most Influential People in the World, Lively debuted her new red locks. What do you think? Should she get back to bleaching or are you into the ginger thing? Keep reading »
After graduating from FIT, Dana-Maxx worked for Marc Jacobs and Betsey Johnson before launching her own line in 2007. The dresses are beautiful, but really expensive. “No wonder Dana-Maxx’s dresses cost five hundred dollars – there’s a full house of people working for her,” said show host Joe Zee. Can Joe convince her to streamline her production and up her staying power? Tune in tonight to find out!
You knew we were obsessed with our food rakes and our chicky chicky parm parm after “Parks and Recreation”‘s Tom Haverford (played by Aziz Ansari) came up with a list of special Tom-centric food terms. And now we’ve got a whole bunch of new Tom Haverfordisms to memorize and incorporate into our food vocabularies. Gum? Chew Chew Trains. Light beer? Funky Soda. Dumplings? Lil’ Surprises, of course. Click to see several other Haverfoods after the jump! (And even more at the link.) [TomHaverfoods.com] Keep reading »
This morning, we were sad to learn of the death of Poly Styrene, the infamous singer of ’70s punk band X-Ray Spex. Styrene — born Marian Joan Elliott-Said — passed away yesterday at the age of 53 after battling an aggressive form of breast cancer. Her vocal stylings as the frontwoman and songwriter for the Spex had a profound effect on punk music and the waves of girl-fronted bands that would follow. Latter day feminist musicians like Sleater Kinney’s Corin Tucker and Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna looked to Styrene for inspiration; at the beginning of the Spex’s breakthrough track, “Oh Bondage, Up Yours” (above), Styrene sweetly snarls, “Some people believe little girls should be seen and not heard. Oh bondage, up yours!”, encapsulating, no doubt, her marginalized position as a woman in British society, and in male-dominated punk rock specifically. Styrene’s free spirit was reflected even in her approach to the news of her terminal illness. “You remember that old song ‘Que Sera Sera, Whatever will be, will be, the future’s not ours to see’?” she told a reporter in March. “I’ve always felt that. It’s been a rollercoaster ride, but I wouldn’t change a thing.” As one fan wrote of her passing, “RIP Poly nothing plastic about her…” We couldn’t agree more. [The Guardian] Keep reading »
Alissa from the blog Stylish Curves aims to “bridge the gap between straight and plus sizes.” Alissa wanted to create a place “where plus size women can come to find the latest fashion and style in their size. It’s a blog that’s dedicated to uplifting the plus size woman’s self-esteem through fashion. Whether you’re happy to be plus or you’re looking for a way to start appreciating your curves, I want to show women that they can get the same style as celebrities and as straight size women.” Explains Alissa, “The blog’s motto is Love Your Body,” and that’s something women of any size can get behind. Check out Alissa’s favorite things after the jump! Keep reading »
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 »