The ever-adorable Tim Gunn has given us one more reason to love him: a public service video in support of the New York Public Library and its many “hidden fashion treasures.” Clayton Kirkin, the library chief of art & information services, talks with Gunn about some pretty bad-ass antique fashion books and the two of them totally convinced us to check out the Keep Your Library Open initiative, which even has a Facebook page. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want the place that houses a book about how to tie a cravat—it’s like a tie, but for fancy folk—32 different ways to lose funding. Keep reading »
If you show up at a daytime wedding caked in makeup with a prom-style updo, you’re going to look like a moron. There, we said it. Daytime weddings aren’t always casual, but they’re definitely more chill than nighttime weddings. Your hair and makeup should match the minimal-fuss attitude of the event. After the jump, we tell you how to get model Jacquetta Wheeler’s smartly laid-book look. Keep reading »
Mere months after launching her eponymous fragrance, Kate Moss is planning another scent for release in September. So rejoice, Kate Moss wannabes the world over, you can stop smelling like Kate did months ago and adopt her current fruity, floral scent! But those of you who really want to be Just Like Kate should consider a few other scent options… Keep reading »
When you’re a bridesmaid, everything is supposed to be about making the bride’s life easier, making the day go smoothly, blah, blah, blah. Know what it’s really all about? The dress. While a classic dress in a nice color shouldn’t be too much to ask for, bridesmaids generally end up covered in heinously colored ruffles, walking down the aisle in mild shame and kind of wishing for death. The madness must stop! Matching dresses and rhinestones of any kind need to be banned immediately. Not yet convinced? Check out these bridesmaid dress horror stories, and you too will dedicate yourself to the cause. Keep reading »
Guy hair should be easy: trim to a reasonable length, wash a few times a week, go. Various gentlemen though—both in Hollywood and quite possibly your bed—are still confused by the concept. Take these hot mess man hair styles as a warning sign and back the hell away from any guy trying to rock them. Like Carmine Gotti, who still hasn’t grasped the fact that, if your hair needs that much gel to stay in place, you’re trying too hard to defy gravity.
I’ve been scared to use bronzer since an experiment went so terribly wrong for me circa freshman year of high school: I thought I was using bronzer sparingly, but pictures from back in the day reveal I looked like an oompa loompa. The mere thought of returning to those months of orange-y glow is a tad traumatic. But we’d do anything for a good beauty test drive, so I gave Becca’s Mineral Powder Bronzer a go. And I loved it.
As long as you’re careful with the quantity—one or two brushes per cheek, please—you’ll look subtly tan and not at all like you belong in Willy Wonka’s factory. Warning though: if you’re looking for a dark bronzer, this isn’t the one for you. Putting on a ton of it will just make you look silly.
But let’s be honest, any really pale girl trying to look sexily South American with the help of powder and a brush is going to look silly. [$38, Becca, Amazon] Keep reading »
Enough heat and sweat will turn even the most thoughtfully-applied makeup into a hot mess. Before you know it, your blush is caking or sinking into your skin and you’ve got a mean case of skanky makeup and it’s only mid-day. Luckily, cream and liquid blush will resist the urge to slide all over your face, so add some to your makeup arsenal for easy summer beauty.
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What’s better than the real Carla Bruni, dressed head-to-toe in Dior, as the first lady of France? Carla Bruni, 16 by 24-feet tall, dressed head-to-toe in nothing, as the subject of a 1994 nude portrait by American photographer Pamela Hansen.
Called “Carla Bruni in Bed,” the photo is, not surprisingly, an image of Bruni, well, in bed. But we’re not talking about the sort of “in bed” that you and I practice, complete with rumpled pajamas, day-old makeup and quite possibly a dirty sock static-clinging to the sheets. We’re talking mid-’90s-supermodel-dating-Mick-Jagger-at-the-time “in bed.” It’s totally different. And totally hot. Keep reading »