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The Higher The Platform Shoe, The Closer To God


It turns out women have always submitted their feet to extreme fashion. This is a picture of a woman in Damascas, Syria, in 1873. Notice anything weird about her outfit? Oh, yeah — she’s wearing sky-high platform shoes. Those platforms, known as “chopines,” were designed to protect women’s shoes and dresses from being sullied on the city streets. But they also served as a social signifier — the taller your chopines, the better your social standing. Some were more than 20 inches high. That really is a killer platform. [TYWKIWDBI blog] Keep reading »

8 Surprising Finds From QVC

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When we think of QVC, images of desperate late night calls from lonely cat ladies purchasing flowered muu-muus and cubic zirconium rings come to mind (which, let’s face it, is kind of our look). But! It seems that lately QVC’s been overrun with chic designers and stylists shilling cute and trendy wares. We selected some of our faves — like this oh-so-cheap and cute striped scarf from “bananas” Rachel Zoe (only $27!) for your perusal. You might want to hide your credit cards…

Women In The Workplace Just Keep Mucking It Up

We ladies are just all butterfingers in the workplace! Thankfully, Citi has created a helpful list of things we women are doing wrong in the office. Transgressions include: “being naive,” “smiling inappropriately” and giving “limp handshakes.” So that’s why we get paid so much less than men! It’s not the institutionalized sexism or anything! Thanks for clearing that up, guys. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Model Inner Monologue: Morose At Richie Rich

What 100 Cats Dropped Into An Ikea Looks Like

You know, we often joke about how difficult it is to herd cats, but few of us have actually done it. The directors of this new video from Ikea, actually have — and from the looks of it, herding cats is a total pain in the butt. For its newest commercial, Ikea dropped 100 cats into its Wembly, U.K., store after dark and filmed the furry insanity that ensued. [Urlesque] Keep reading »

A Criminal We Can Get Behind: Man Steals Bacon From House

Look, we’re not advocating criminal activity; we’re just saying that if you’re going to steal something from a stranger’s house, why not take some bacon? Like this as-yet-unidentified thief from Red Hill, Surry, England, who surreptitiously stole a telephone and a packet of bacon from a house. While the telephone has since been recovered, the bacon is still on the lam (or in the thief’s belly, duh).

Said Detective Con Knowles, who is diligently working the case, “The victims are at a loss to understand why someone would break in to their house and steal a packet of bacon and we are equally stumped as to who this potentially peckish suspect is.” [BBC] Keep reading »

Style Flashback: The Worst Looks From The MTV Video Music Awards

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Ah, the MTV Video Music Awards — the one day a year when you might actually see some videos on ye olde MTV. It happens to be one of our favorite awards shows, because you never know what might happen — or what certifiably insane thing someone might wear.

After the jump, we’ve got some of the very worst sartorial choices from VMAs years past. What’s your best of the worst?

No, Thank You For Being A Friend

We thought we loved “The Golden Girls,” but apparently we don’t. At least not as much as the guy who got Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sofia tattooed on him in the shape of Mt. Rushmore. Not your bag? Then how about a back piece featuring the cast of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” or an arm tattoo of never-nude “Analrapist” Tobias from “Arrested Development”? Check out this collection from Flavorwire and see if you can spot your favorite shows on other people’s body parts. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »

Quotable: Adam Brody Plays The Blame Game

“I don’t know what happened [with "Jennifer's Body"], and I don’t know if anything could have changed anything, or if that was the path it was going down no matter what. I’m happy people are finding it on cable or wherever they’re finding it. But I do think it should win a Razzie for Worst Ad Campaign Ever. Seriously. They couldn’t have done a worse poster or trailer if that’s what they f**king set out to do. It was such a good opportunity for a cool trailer or poster, and it was like a Goosebumps, R.L. Stine poster.”

– Adam Brody, on why his movie “Jennifer’s Body” flopped at the box office. Seth Cohen, we miss you! [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Two Products For The Weight Of One

Between makeup, moisturizer, lip balm and the like, your purse often ends up weighing about 1000 lbs. We’re always looking for products that make it possible to schlep one less thing around. And that’s why we love Votre Vu’s fantastic little Duette — a hand creme and lip balm in one! Duette comes in a scrumptious almond scent that smells so good you want to eat it (trust us, don’t) and is an innovative, easy way to carry less. Now if only we could figure out a way to combine our wallet and our lipsticks into some super-powered purse device.

[$39.00 Votre Vu]
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