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Another Place To Wear A Thong

I’m convinced that there are two types of people in this world—you’re either a long-time thong wearer and devotee or you just can’t stand having a piece of fabric wedged in between your butt cheeks. Personally, I loathe thongs. But a thong as jewelry? I’m all about it! Check out this cheeky (sorry, couldn’t resist) piece of jewelry by designer Delfina Delettrez, interestingly called “Saffo” (after the bisexual Ancient Greek poet). The gold and black diamond ring, though, is an investment at $3,502—yow. [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »

A Different Kind Of “Mood” Ring

Bored of your bling? Sorry, you’re out of luck … well, unless you bought this interchangeable diamond stone ring. The ring “set” (that’s what we’re calling it) by Sruli Recht comes with a total of three stones, which are in different colors and shapes so they can be switched out depending on your mood. It’s like a slightly more expensive (the stones are rough, uncut diamonds totaling €3530, approximately $5,060) mood ring! OK, so the price isn’t exactly accessible, but how cool-looking do these untreated gems look? [InventorSpot] Keep reading »

Looking For A T-Shirt Not Everyone Has?

Rather than going for the seen-everywhere J.Crew or Urban Outfitters T-shirts this season, think about expanding your cotton-horizons: L.A. photographer Max Wanger (he’s ah-mazing!) has turned some of his most beloved photos into adorable T-shirts. Every month he creates another design in very limited quantities and when you order, you get a postcard of the actual photo it was based on too! Daily Candy loved last month’s “Love” (in sign language) shirt, but I’m all about this month’s tee, “Wish.” (That’s it, above…) All shirts cost $35 and are available here. [Max Wanger Shop] Keep reading »

Do You Put Mascara On Your Lower Lashes?

What are your thoughts on mascara and lower lashes? We know that Amy Adams, above, is a fan of the stand-out makeup move—or maybe it’s just that her makeup artist is, of course. Personally, I’m not a fan—it feels a little too overdone, like my lower lashes are in a look-at-me competition with my upper ones. That and the very small fact that I can never apply it without globs of mascara and clumps (and having to separate my individual lashes one by one with a safety pin—sorry, eyeballs!). But I’ve been working on my technique and have found three tricks that help:
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Love It Or Hate It: Jessica Alba’s Blunt Cut

Last night at the People’s Choice Awards Jessica Alba unveiled a new hair look—a super-blunt, shoulder-length cut. What do you think? (I actually didn’t even recognize her at first!) For those of you in the “I love” category, here’s what you ask your stylist for (bring in a photo of Jess, too): No layers—well, no choppy or short layers. You do, technically, want very long (think: a half-inch to an inch shorter than your actual hair), non-chunky layers. This will get rid of some of the weight of your hair and add movement at the ends. I love the length Jessica chose, as it highlights the bluntness and is still long enough not to feel to bob-ish. To get her style: Jessica’s hair is pretty wavy to begin with so a lot of what you are seeing is natural wave. For the rest of us, blow-dry hair paying special attention to the roots—give them a thorough blast of air with your head flipped over to create volume at the roots. Then, to create wave, use a medium or a slightly larger barreled curling iron, wrap sections of hair around it leaving the bottom two inches free. Using a teeny tiny amount of styling creme, rake your fingers to gently separate the curl. Keep reading »

How To Get That Old Funk Out Of Your Vintage Gear

You know that vintage funk smell—a little musty, a bit pungent cheese-smelling and sort of moldy. Well, stink be gone: Janie Bryant, the “Mad Men” costume designer who turns out Betty, Don and the rest of the Sterling Cooper gang in ridiculously sexy (but not always overtly so) looks week after week (and clearly knows a little something about shopping vintage), shares an amazing tip: “All you have to do is mix one part vodka with two parts water in a spray bottle. It works every time—that’s the power of vodka for you.” [Valet magazine via Glamour] Keep reading »

An Easy Trick To Get J.Lo’s High Donut Bun

Celebs are all about the super-high buns these days—January Jones was spotted with one, so were Rachel Bilson and Cameron Diaz. Now, J.Lo has joined the fray with this big donut-type bun. What do you think? Want to try it out? I’ll let you in on a secret—it looks hard, but one little trick makes it oh-so-easy to do yourself, and you’ve got one laying around the house. The secret weapon, after the jump … Keep reading »

Hair Model Citizen: Jessica Simpson Just Stepped Out Of The Salon

Well, look whose hair is all shiny and new! Jessica Simpson, caught by the paparazzi outside of her BFF and main hair guy Ken Paves’ salon yesterday looking hot, blond and sneaking a satisfied little smirk. All we ever read about Jessica are 84989203123-word paragraphs about how she’s too fat/curvy/skinny/clingy, and we can’t take the negativity anymore. She’s our Hair Model Citizen of the day—because is there a better hair moment than that first, confident stride out of the hair salon? If you’re wanting that just-from-the-salon mood boost, call your stylist. But if you’re just interested in the actual Cinderella hair style she’s rocking, here’s what you do: blow-dry, create a deep side part, sweep to the side, and coat ends with a dab of styling cream. Now, get out your trusty medium-barrel curling iron to create individual curls, then use your fingers to gently separate them so they look piece-y. [Beverly Hills, 1/5/10] Keep reading »

Name The Reality TV Star!

We’re not usually ones to blow up a celeb’s plastic surgery spot, and we’re not saying “Real Housewife” Danielle Staub actually made a trip to the get-younger-and-slimmer doctor but … Yeah, the next season of table-flipping, shenanigan-fun won’t catch her with a surprised look on her face—well, beyond the one’s she’s got now, and forever more! [NYC, 1/5/10] Keep reading »

A Look Inside Style A-Lister Closets!

Who doesn’t love a little sneak peek into the closets of the stylish and fashionable? That’s what the interiors blog Habitually Chic figured, too—check out a whole slew of super pretty, ginormous (and jealousy-inducing) closets holding the chic threads of fashion and beauty’s most put-together ladies, like designer Tory Burch‘s clothes-space, above. (Looks a lot like the way her stores are designed, no?) Check out the closets that Olivia Palermo, Aerin Lauder, Jenna Lyons, Rory Tahari, Rachel Zoe, Padma Lakshmi and Vivre CEO Eva Jeanbart Lorenzotti get to wake up to, after the jump! Keep reading »

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