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A “Black Swan” Makeup Tutorial For Your Next Costume Party


Admit it: ever since “Black Swan” came out, you have totally had fantasies of being a prima ballerina. (With those awesome Rodarte tutus, who wouldn’t?) For your next costume party (New Year’s, anyone?), try going Natalie Portman-style by channeling her signature look from the film. That complicated stage makeup isn’t as hard as it seems thanks to this easy video makeup tutorial. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Drive-Thru Fashion

We could try to disseminate the symbolism of a skirt with a road leading to one’s privates, but instead we’ll just say this—we think this highway image skirt is hella awesome. [This Isn't Happiness] Keep reading »

Nice ‘N Nautical Earrings

Fashion falsity #1,434: Nautical goods are for the spring and summer. So very untrue. Sure, they evoke the festive spirit of the warmer months, but we always find that a cute sailor-ly touch here and there can spruce up any old outfit. Try, for example, these simple anchor post earrings from Urban. Pop these on and pair with a boxy, cropped blazer, grandma chic-style, or go all-out with some Breton stripes.

[$12.00 Urban Outfitters]

Why Is Zooey Deschanel Suing Steve Madden Shoes?

Zooey Deschanel seems like a sweet girl, but she’s also got a bit of a fierce business side. The actress is apparently suing Steve Madden for $2 million for a collaboration that never happened. Apparently, Deschanel had planned to team up with the footwear retailer to create a line of shoes and accessories, and, in a verbal agreement with them, settled on a fee of $2 million for her work, which would be paid regardless of if production never happened. (Her “work” was to be 13 days of meetings, photo shoots, and the like—so now you know how much celebs get paid to do these things/what “work” is entailed for the celeb “designer.”) Trouble started when first Steve Madden wanted to lower her rate to $1.5 million, which she agreed to. When the deal eventually fell through, Zooey’s lawyers argued that she is still owed the $2 million because of the company’s original promise. What do you think—fair or ridiculous? [Fashionista] Keep reading »

This Exists: Garter Belts For Guys

So here we are again. The ever-persisting problem of men who think baggy pants are still suh-weet. Recently, we heard about a high school which has taken to “Urkeling” offending students—making kids with too-baggy pants wear suspenders and forcing them to hike their trousers up high, Steve Urkel-style. Sadly, this invention you see before you—”Subs,” or garter belts for guys—isn’t here to eradicate baggy pants. Instead the “Subs” creator wanted to give men who like the down-low style some extra security. The belt goes around the waist and then clips onto a pant waistband so that the wearer can let his jeans hang low without them falling off. Well, that’s at least something, right? [Newslite] Keep reading »

Do Not Want: DKNY x Veuve Clicquot Boots

DKNY has teamed up with champagne maker Veuve Clicquot to make these rain boots. Unless they magically get you drunk, we’d prefer to spend the $99 on a bottle of nice champagne, rather than be a walking advertisement. [WWD] Keep reading »

Dudes Don’t Diet With The Belly Sauna

Is your boyfriend starting to look a little tubby? Maybe he’s getting a little round around the edges thanks to all the holiday feasting? Fear not, ye lads who loathe the gym and abhor dieting: the Belly Sauna has arrived. This primo As Seen on TV product will help you lose weight in no time. All you do is put on this trash bag-like undergarment, which, by the way, is “thin, lightweight, and undetectable!” (ha) and it’ll make you sweat more than a whore in church, shedding poundage quickly. What are you waiting for? [As Seen On TV] Keep reading »

Shoes That Hit The Slopes

Walter Steiger has an interesting idea with these rounded sole platforms … but does anyone’s feet actually flex that way, except for ballerinas? [Designer Social] Keep reading »

French Women Who Like To Swim Topless Protest By Asking Men To Wear Bikini Tops

Skinny dipping is nice, right? Well, some women in France like the feeling of swimming topless so much that they’ve gone as far as to stage protests in pools. The feminist group, called les Tumultueuses, has taken to showing up at pools with bikini tops and asking the men to wear them to prove a point: if women have to cover their breasts in a pool, then so too should guys (well, their man boobs at least). Surprisingly, many of the men have reacted positively, gladly putting on a bikini top with a humorous disposition and continuing their workout. A large number of the men who didn’t take the bikini top said (in typical man fashion) that it’d be better for the woman to take off her top so that they be equal. At one particular protest, police came, and declared that showing one’s breasts is a sexual exhibition and against the law and is apparently punishable by up to one year in prison or a fine of 15,000 euros! Let the debate on whether exposed boobage is in fact a sexual act begin. [Rue 89 (in French)] Keep reading »

This Spring, Topshop Wants You To Dress Like Your 7th Grade Self

Behold a look from Topshop‘s Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook … which looks eerily like photos of our 13-year-old selves. Stringy hair with bad dye job? Check. Socks with shorts? Check. Completely mismatching outfit? Yup. [Nitrolicious] Keep reading »

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