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The XXXXXXL Tote Bag

OAK has a new tote out that’s ginormous—a ridiculous 27″ by 32″ to be exact. Who needs a bag that big? I always say, the bigger the bag, the more junk/unnecessary stuff I carry around with me. Is it just me, or do bags just keep getting larger and larger? Where’s the ceiling on thi…

By: Nina Carbone / February 1, 2010

Guess When This Guess Ad Is From?

Can’t tell, right? This is my beef! Seriously, the above ad for spring/summer 2010, could be from 1989, 1997, 2001, 2008, 2009or any point in the last two decades! Here’s the Guess photo shoot formula: boobalicious model + acid-washed or sand-blasted denim that’s way too tight + fake tan + oiled-up skin +…

By: Nina Carbone / January 29, 2010

Johnny Weir Takes ESPN Reporter For A Mani/Pedi

ESPN’s Jim Caple gets introduced to a whole new world when he meets up with Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir for a manicure, pedicure, some paraffin wax and a little sex talk. (Johnny: “I don’t have sex. I don’t have time anyway—man, woman, tree.”) And the hat! Close-ups of gnarly man-toes (belonging to Caple)!

By: Nina Carbone / January 29, 2010

Spotted: Denim “Manties” For Sale In Time For V-Day

Attention: Valentine’s Day gift alert! Spotted in the newest issue of VMAN magazine—a precious little undergarment … for the man in your life: denim manties. Yes, these denim, itty-bitty man-panties (hate that word!) can be yours, or his as the case may be. And picture this: a man with over .009 percent body fat wearing…

By: Nina Carbone / January 28, 2010

The Dermaroller Is As Painful As You Assumed

This should come as no surprise, but apparently, the Dermaroller, the skin-perfecting needle-roller gizmo (Angelina Jolie is an alleged devotee), is way painful. This is according to a U.K. beauty blogger (it’s not available in the States yet) who got the behind-the-scenes info:
… the efficacy of the treatment lies not just in simply…

By: Nina Carbone / January 27, 2010

3 Alterna-Uses For Your Ratty Old Lip Gloss

We all buy way too much lip gloss. Seriously, count ‘em all up; how many tubes/pots/bottles do you own? I buy gloss as an instant pick-me-up, to try out a trend but not spend too much coin, and of course, because they always seem to disappear (or get lost at the bottom of my variou…

By: Nina Carbone / January 26, 2010

The Easy 2010 Update On The Braid

As we get further and further into 2010, hairstyles are shifting to the side. (Examples: The ubiquitous side-swept hair at the SAG Awards this past weekend and all the side-updos and hairstyles at the spring 2010 fashion shows, especially at a certain Mr. Alexander Wang’s show.) Now French street photographer and illustrator Garance Dore i…

By: Nina Carbone / January 26, 2010

Reuse, Recycle And Rekn.It Old Sweaters

Rekn.it is a re-knitting service begun by graphic designer Haik Avanian. How does it work? Easy. You print a shipping label from his adorably designed website, Rekn.it, slap it on an envelope containing your old, tired sweater, and send it off to Haik. Then his mom (yup, hi mom!) transforms it into a new and…

By: Nina Carbone / January 25, 2010

JWoww’s Shocking (And Shockingly Stupid) Beauty Advice

First came Pauly D’s hair-gel video session, then the Snook-ster revealed how she gets her “pouf.” Now, “Jersey Shore” star JWoww is getting in on the beauty and body advice-giving on her website. And yes, folks, it’s CRAZY …

By: Nina Carbone / January 22, 2010

5 Style Tip-Offs: How To Know She Wants A Divorce

Real Housewives of Orange County” fans already know the (unsurprising) news—Tamra and Simon are headed for splitsville. Not only has Tamra carried on this season ad nauseum about how depressingly bad her marriage is (was?), but a week ago, Simon actually up and filed for divorce! Now he’s taken to his Bravo TV blog (yes,…

By: Nina Carbone / January 21, 2010

Adore It: Ann Taylor’s New Jewelry Line

Gotta say, Ann Taylor has really been stepping up its style game lately! I happened upon the brand’s spring 2010 jewelry line and immediately fell in love. Witness the above necklace, $128. (A tiny bit steep, but if you head on over to the site, you can get an extra 25 percent off all the…

By: Nina Carbone / January 20, 2010

The Catorialist: Kitties Got Mad Street Style

It was only a matter of time! As you may have guessed, The Catorialist is a street style blog … all about cats (and a parody of The Sartorialist, obviously). Pretty photos of kitties with Sartorialist-inspired captions like, “On the street … Full tortoise, Chinatown, LA,” “The model … Bowery, NYC” and “On the street…

By: Nina Carbone / January 19, 2010

How To Get Kate’s Reverse Cat Eye!

Check out Kate Hudson’s super sleek and architectural-feeling eye makeup at this past Sunday’s Golden Globes. I’m loving it—the look is sort of like a reverse cat eye. Not only are her inner rims lined, but the liquid liner is extended beyond the inner corners of her eyes (rather than the usual outer-corner cat-eye look).

By: Nina Carbone / January 19, 2010

Fab Or Freak Show: Shoulder Jewelry

I’ve talked about my l-o-v-e, love for shoulders before—they’re the one body part that, no matter what your weight or gym-going schedule is, are always looking sexy. So, imagine my excitement when I stumbled across jewelry for your shoulders! Babette Epaulette designed an entire line of various shoulder jewelry from chains, mesh pieces and feathers—you…

By: Nina Carbone / January 17, 2010

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