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For all you lazy folks out there, I’ve just unearthed your new bloated day/rainy day/ bad day/every day all-in-one look from Steven Alan (he of the divine menswear) for Uniqlo. Throw a boyfriend blazer over it, pair it with some serious heels and a few chunky pieces of jewelry, and you’re set for night. Slap some gladiator flats on and a pair of sunglasses and you’re best-dressed for day. Could this whole fashion thing be any easier? [$60, Uniqlo] Keep reading »
If there was ever a time to ditch your Gap Body bras and underwear, it’s now. (Nothing against Gap underthings. They’re supremely comfy, but they lack in the ME-ow! department.) The ever-so-seductive Dita Von Teese has a new collection of vintage-inspired bras and underwear by Wonderbra and they are H-O-T. You want them.
The Grand Dame of Burlesque got it right. The line is a combination of 1950s shapes and 1940s fabrics and includes a mixture of suspenders, thongs, and bras that Von Teese says are so comfortable she wears them regularly. Now, I’m not advocating the suspender get-up for you r9-to-5 gig (unless work happens to be about shedding layers of clothing), but adding a little Von Teese sexy into your life has got to be a pretty cost-effective upgrade, especially in these economically grim times. [Daily Mail U.K.] Keep reading »
Dear Dr. Derm, forgive me for what I’m about to say.
So, yeah, “tan me” is way hotter than “pasty-and-pale me.” (And by way hotter, I’m not intimating that I’m incredibly good-looking—or even a little good-looking—it’s about that little bit of bronze that balances out my sometimes ruddy skin, makes my hair look blonder without the $250 highlighting bill and let’s me walk out of the house with some Aquaphor on as lip gloss and nothing else). But, since tanning is universally known to cause bad stuff (hi, cancer), I refrain and instead hit the bottle.
Either way you go, the bottle tan or the UV-ray real thing, getting bronzed often produces the most brutal (and totally hilar) stories. To wit…
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With our very own Topshop store (finally!) upon us when the New York City location on April 2, a few tidbits on the UK retailer to beef up your High Street IQ… Keep reading »
So the bitch factor has been turned WAY up with the addition of socialite and “fabulousity-crowd” lover Kelly Killoren Bensimon on “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Thanks to last night’s episode, we already know annoying/insecure Bethenny hates her guts, but the mannish model/equestrian managed to make the rest of the “Housewives” think she’s a total tool by refusing to participate in Jill’s charity. Is Kelly trying to steal C(o)untess LuAnn’s crown or is she just being given a hard time because she’s the newbie on the show? Perhaps a little digging will reveal the real Kelly….
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I have great and not-so-great design news. First, the good news:
H&M is finally going the way of their Netherlands-neighbors, IKEA, and rolling out its home line in stores across Europe. H&M zeroed in on three separate color palettes: neutral, nautical (blues and reds with white) and neon/candy striped.
Personally, I’m all about the nautical (have I mentioned the 11 striped shirts and dresses I own? Yes, really.), so sign me up for some of those perfectly-striped navy bed linens!
But don’t get too excited about decking your place out H&M-style, because here’s the bad news: the H&M home decor line has yet to make it over to this side of the pond. But it’s coming, promise! In the meantime, race you to eBay… [WSJ] Keep reading »