Hey stoners, guess what? That’s right: in Washington and Colorado, marijuana is now completely legal for recreational use by legal adults (that means anyone over the age of 21). You jealous? I am, but I guess I’ll get over it. While we wait for the other 48 states to come around (or is it 49? Puerto Rico, are you there?), let’s celebrate this very small victory with a selection of eight classy, subtle products, from bougie candles to a soothing body cream, that are either made from or inspired by Cannabis sativa. And please, for the love of god, leave your Bob Marley shirt at home.
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Sienna Miller had her first child over the summer with Robert Pattinson‘s adorable BFF Tom Sturridge, but just before she popped out daughter Marlowe (what, is that not a clinical term?), she posed for a nude portrait by her artist friend Jonathan Yeo. The painting itself is actually quite beautiful, but Yeo had to go and ruin it with a silly artist’s statement that made it sound like Sienna was the first woman to ever pose naked and pregs, and it was totally, like, groundbreaking and stuff. He included the portrait in his exhibition in Germany as a counterpoint to the other paintings in the feature, which documented cosmetic surgery patients undergoing procedures “in a bid to help them conform to societal notions of beauty.” Keep reading »
Barack Obama came out on top in last night’s history-making election, and we couldn’t be happier (or more sedated — it takes a lot of Valium to get through that vote count). Of course, our president is the first to say that he’d never have gotten where he is without his girls behind him, and they certainly dress the part of the picturesque first family.
The sisters chose similar silhouettes, with high-waisted circle skirts, easy flats, and tucked-in tops, but Malia’s bold colorblocking in contrast to Sasha’s sweet bow-front blouse (and that gorgeous watercolor green skirt) flaunted their individual sartorial preferences. They both managed to channel a cool, contemporary vibe while still looking like, well, the president’s children. Michelle wore a streamlined oxblood Michael Kors dress which, if you’re a steadfast follower of the first lady’s style, may look familiar — she wore it a few times back in 2010. Mrs. Obama knows full well that fashion isn’t single-use-only, and that’s exactly why we love her. (Among, like, a million other reasons, but that’s one of them.)
Our love of J. Crew is outstandingly well-documented; we’re crazy about everything the American brand offers, from perfectly cut outerwear and silk blouses to their trademark glossy patent leather pumps. They do trends just right, touching upon what’s hot at the moment without giving their wares a seasonal expiration date… or an insane price tag. Enter this gorgeous glass necklace: its circular stones are simple, but the Venus flytrap-inspired setting makes a unique, stand-out statement for all seasons. For an investment piece without the investment price, look no further. [$85, J. Crew]
I have a serious face crush on Olivia Wilde. As a very devoted cat lover, I am inherently drawn to all things even remotely feline, and Olivia’s angular bone structure and wide-set eyes definitely fit the bill. The former “House” actress (who, by the way, has about fifteen movies in the works) attended the annual Accessories Council awards ceremony this week, and complemented her white silk dress with one of the more fresh-faced looks I’ve seen recently — the cooler seasons are all about darkness and drama when it comes to beauty, so I love that Olivia decided to say to hell with it and lighten everything up. Because really, who needs heavy makeup with a face like that? Get the details on Olivia’s look after the jump! Keep reading »
Emma Stone turns 24 today (happy birthday, Emma!), so in honor of her big day we decided to dive headfirst into the actress’s red carpet archives and round up her all-around best looks of all time. This was a difficult one: with all of Emma’s killer sartorial (and beauty!) choices, it was next to impossible to narrow ‘em all down to just ten. Check out our favorites — and Emma’s seriously uncanny ability to make any hair color, from baby blonde to dark auburn, look like she was born with it — in the gallery above!
Fact: dressing oneself gets more and more difficult as the year progresses. While as little clothing as possible is always a safe bet for those middle months, come October every single outfit must be chosen with the day’s forecast in mind … and we know full well that a numerical temperature and, like, an icon of a cloud does absolutely nothing for the situation at hand. What we really want it to tell us is: how many layers should we wear? Is it a wool tights day, or a jeans day? Do we need a scarf? Gloves? A hat? There are just so many variables, and there’s obviously a demand for this type of service (right?). I was just about ready to create the solution myself. Keep reading »
It’s kind of crazy that Dakota Fanning is only 18; the girl has been around forever. The Fannings obviously don’t waste any time getting into the biz, but what I like about Dakota and her sister, Elle, is that they both seem incredibly smart and well-adjusted for the amount of fame they’ve experienced at such young ages. I definitely don’t foresee any Lohan-ing in either of their futures. (And yes, they’re both fashion wunderkinds who are lucky enough to be outfitted by some of the most revered designers out there.)
It’s a rare 18-year-old who can wear Chanel and look at once totally arresting and also completely age-appropriate, but I guess if anyone’s going to be able to pull it off, it’s Dakota. InStyle UK’s December issue features the actress as its cover star in, oh, just the most gorgeous Chanel frock ever plucked right from the Resort 2013 collection, with elaborate tonal embroidery and touches of pink, purple, and blue. This further reinforces my conviction that international versions of fashion mags get way better covers than we do. I’m just sayin’. More pics (one featuring the prettiest pair of cat ears for humans you’ll ever see), after the jump! [Celebitchy via InStyle UK]
For much of the past week, it’s been tough to even think about beauty, let alone write about it. Hurricane Sandy left much of the tristate area, including my beloved New York City, in a state of disaster and disarray that claimed more lives and homes than I think any of us had pictured when faced with the prospect of this “superstorm.” Those of us who only had to suffer without power, heat, or hot water for a few days were the fortunate ones, that’s for sure. (There are still many, many people in need — here’s how you can help.)
I had a few beauty revelations as a result — namely, it is not the end of the world if I can’t manage to cleanse, tone, treat, and moisturize my face, which is a good thing because it’s pretty much impossible in the dark. If you don’t wash your hair for a while, it looks extra nice when you eventually do, and because you can’t shave, your body hair grows enough to get it waxed when you can finally leave the house! (Or maybe that’s just me, because I’m really Russian and my hair loves to grow.)
But say you’re shacking up with your significant other during this very trying time: there are some things you’re going to want to keep in check. You’re definitely going to want to look, and feel, a little cleaner than I did, and there are plenty of beauty and hygiene products made for ease and convenience that become especially useful. So here it is: beauty (or trying to retain some semblance of it) when the lights go out.
How many times have you met someone really, really ridiculously good-looking, only to discover that the catch-22 of such genetic physical advantage is that they’re also really, really ridiculously terrible — or, perhaps even worse, really, really ridiculously boring? At long last, scientists have proven that there’s actually something behind what we’ve suspected for years: when seeking to make a connection between beauty and appealing character traits or values, Psychological Science found that “beautiful people tend to focus more on conformity and self-promotion than independence and tolerance.” Keep reading »