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Fancy Sweatpants Are The New Birkenstock Sandals Of The High Fashion World

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fancy swetapants are the new birkenstock sandals of the fashion world

It’s the eve of New York Fashion Week, and things are about to get real high fashion up in this bitch. Which is why, before all the crazy runway show coverage started, we thought we’d pull you aside for a moment to have a little discussion. High-fashion sweatpants are a thing now. Yes, they are. And that is not okay.

Fancy sweatpants are nothing new, but it does seem that we’re reaching the apex of fancy sweatpants. They’re featured in a new ad for shoe brand Etienne Aigner. J. Crew devoted a fair amount of its latest collection to the sweats-with-heels look. Of course, J. Crew sweats aren’t your average $8 Kmart pair — they’re expensive.  Not as expensive as, say, this $842 pair of wool sweatpants from goth fashion maven Rick Owens, but you get the idea. And just like how Birkenstocks began appearing in high-fashion editorials a few months ago, supposedly christened fashionable by Anna Wintour herself, the fancy sweatpant [High-fashion pants are always singular, FYI. PANT. SweatPANT. -- Amelia] appears poised to be the latest low-to-high fashion transformation.

But here’s the thing! Keep reading »

The Dos & Don’ts Of Gracefully Canceling Plans

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The Dos and Donts of Canceling Plans

I love my friends, really. But there are times when, despite my best efforts, I cannot get it together to hang out. I know you’ve been there. Maybe it’s because the weather is crappy, or you’re just feeling off. Or maybe it’s because — and let’s get real honest about this — there’s a marathon of “America’s Next Top Model” on the Oxygen Network, and it’s the Crazy Lisa season. You love Crazy Lisa!

“In terms of like, instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin.” said comedian John Mulaney, and I can kind of see what he means. It’s so nice to have a clean, unplanned afternoon, a large swathe of time where you can do whatever the hell you want. And sometimes, the pressure to socialize — especially for us introverts — can feel overwhelming. Whatever the case, there are ways to bail, and there are things you should avoid doing if you don’t want your friends to hate you/think you’re an incorrigible flake.

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Doddering Old Man Blames Miley Cyrus For The Steubenville Rape, Basically

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Richard Cohen is a columnist for the Washington Post. He’s also a Roman Polanski apologist, a Clarence Thomas apologist, and a man who’s been personally called out for lewd behavior in front of a 23-year-old aide. So it’s no surprise that Cohen has absolutely nothing good to say about Miley Cyrus and her much ballyhooed twerk-happy VMA performance. In fact, says Cohen, he was so perturbed by the performance that he had to look up the definition of “twerk” in ye olde spellcheck. (We picture him doing this with the help of the Microsoft Office talking paper clip, Clippy, natch.)

Of the performance, Cohen said. “She’s a cheap act, no doubt about it, but for me her performance was an opportunity to discuss one of the summer’s most arresting pieces of journalism — a long New Yorker account [by Ariel Levy] of what became known as the Steubenville Rape. Cyrus should read it.”

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7 Things You Should Know About Charlie Hunnam (In GIFs!)

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7 Things You Should Know About Charlie Hunnam (in GIFs)

After seriously months and months of speculation, Fifty Shades of Grey fans finally have their Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. As we reported yesterday, they’ll be played by Dakota Johnson, daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and star of the short-lived FX sitcom “Ben & Kate,” and Charlie Hunnam, the hot dude who played Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller on “Sons of Anarchy” and Raleigh Becket in the recent robots vs. monsters movie “Pacific Rim.” The British actor, 33, is poised to (maybe) become the next Brad Pitt.

But who is Charlie Hunnam, anyway? Considering we’re about to spend a whole lot of time watching him whip Anastasia Steele into submission, we should know these things, right?

Find out after the jump! Keep reading »

Miranda Kerr Shows Off Her Nipple For V Magazine

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Miranda Kerr Shows Off Her Nipple For V Magazine

Miranda Kerr, Victoria’s Secret model and submissive wife to Orlando Bloom, posed for the new issue of V Magazine as La Cicciolina. Who’s that, you ask? Just a famous ’70s porn star/Italian politician, who famously gave her political stump speeches with one breast out. Cicciolina, real name Ilona Staller, was elected to Italy’s parliament in 1987, and also had a musical career spanning three decades. More recently, she founded her own political party, the Democracy, Nature and Love Party, which is pro-gay marriage, advocates for a minimum wage, and wants to reopen brothels around Italy. But you don’t really care about that — you just want to see Miranda Kerr with her boob out. Lucky for you, the NSFW version is right after the jump (along with a pic of the original La Cicciolina).

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Well Played: Alexa Chung Looking Awesome, Once Again

Well Played: Alexa Chung Looking Awesome, Once Again

This is the kind of pitch perfect get up Alexa Chung wears to the friggin’ airport, you guys. Is it any wonder so many of have tried and failed to pull off her bangs? In overalls, a simple button down and a well-arranged trench, she makes the mere mortals flying with her look like disheveled garbage trolls. Alexa, will you sell me your style secrets? I’d pay top dollar, swear. [Photos: Fame/Flynet]

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