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Do Not Want: Shower Coach 5-Minute Shower Timer

Big Bather
The art of the bath. Read More »

I am what one might call a leisurely bather. If one wished for some reason to paint me in a less flattering light, “bathroom hog” may or may not be the term best used to describe my habits. I can say with all honesty that I have never taken a shower in under 20 minutes; my ideal duration ranges from 45 minutes to an hour. I don’t necessarily want to take that long, it’s just that with all the shampooing, deep conditioning, exfoliating, shaving, Clarisonic-ing, and cleansing required to keep me looking just barely presentable, there’s no way I’m getting in and out of there in 15 minutes. I’m sorry, that’s just the way it is, and I definitely don’t feel guilty about making you wait outside the bathroom door for four hours. I will, however, cop to feeling the tiniest bit sheepish about the havoc I’m wreaking on the environment as a result of my over-indulgent tendencies. While I absolutely under no circumstances do not want this Shower Coach 5-Minute Shower Timer (I have enough passage-of-time anxiety already), it would probably be a wise $2.99 investment on my part. And hey, just because the sands of time are not shifting in my favor doesn’t mean I actually have to get out, right? [Complex]

Well Played: Selena Gomez Kills It In This Edgy Pantsuit

Spring Breakers Trailer
Watch James Franco creep on a bunch of teenage girls. Read More »
"Yellow Raincoat"
Is Justin's new song about Selena Gomez or condoms? Read More »
James Sings Selena
It's the return of the Francopocalypse! Read More »
Selena Tries Chola
The starlet explores her Latina side. Read More »

Selena Gomez is 20 now, right? And the expiration date on her devil’s pact with Disney has passed, right? Okay, good. So that means it’s fine, and totally legal, to say that she looks insanely hot wearing this Atelier Versace pantsuit at the “Spring Breakers” premiere in Germany. This look is the perfect combination of fashion-y “girl hot” (it’s a gold-embellished pinstripe pantsuit) and “guy hot” (that, uh, sternum is pretty killer). Selena is freakin’ gorgeous, and I can’t wait to see what she does sans Bieber. I mean, poor Justin. At least he has sizzurp (and his boys “Lil Za” and “Lil Twist”) to keep him warm at night.

Oscar Night 2013: Dressing The Nominees

2013 Oscar Noms
Here are this year's Academy Award nominees! Read More »

The 85th Academy Awards are this Sunday, and some of our favorite actresses have been nominated to take home the gold. We couldn’t be more proud of their career achievements… but we also want to know, what are they going to wear? Or more accurately, we want them to know what we think they should wear. Got that? We can’t count on Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams, and Anne Hathaway heeding our attempts at styling, but there’s no harm in trying. If I were dressing these five Oscar nominees, here’s what I would put them in…

What Does This Japanese Whisky Ad Starring Leonardo DiCaprio Remind You Of?

Leo's Many Emotions
Leonardo Di Caprio emotion chart
Behold, the many emotions of Leonardo DiCaprio. Read More »
Bill Murray Facts
Here's some cool stuff you didn't know about Bill. Read More »
"Turn and look into the camera with more... intensity."

“Lost in Translation” is one of my favorite movies, because of course it is. I am either a walking stereotype (entirely possible) or I just really want to be the Charlotte to Bill Murray‘s Bob Harris (yes, 1,000 times yes; I’m super weird about Bill Murray). If you’ve seen it (and if you haven’t, do that), you’ll recall that aging American movie star Bob Harris travels to Tokyo to film a high-paying commercial spot for a whisky company called Suntory. With that said, I encourage you to watch this 17-second Japanese Jim Beam ad featuring aging American movie star Leonardo DiCaprio. Tell me what you think. “For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.”

I will say this: Leo appears exponentially more chipper than Bob Harris did in his clip, but who knows what he’s really got brewing inside? (Leonardo DiCaprio’s Internal Monologue: “Models. Models. Models. Blondes. Save elephants. Save tigers. Models. Save models.”) [Vulture]

Michelle Williams Grows Out Short Hair Just As Awkwardly As Everyone Else

Michelle's OTT Cover
michelle williams another
This AnOther mag cover hardly even looks like her! Read More »
Michelle Talks Gosling
She says the Gos is happy to play househusband. Read More »
Michelle Williams On Men
She says women deserve more than just a nice guy. We agree. Read More »

See, even Michelle Williams has to deal with that awkward stage between having a pixie cut and… not having a pixie cut. It’s pretty cool that she’s choosing to wear the length as is (which is admittedly kind of Kate Gosselin-esque, no?) without going the extensions route, which she could so easily do. Don’t worry, Michelle, you still look adorable! I’d still marry you, and that Jason Segel lad, too! Take me in as your concubine! I’ll meet you in Red Hook! Creepy? Creepy. [Photo: WENN]

Vivienne Westwood Turns Her Models Into Cartoon Girls

Vivienne Not A Feminist?
Vivienne Westwood
The designer has her own ideas about women in society. Read More »
Vivienne Hates NYC!
How dare she! Read More »
Barbed Wire Headbands
A dangerous DIY from Rodarte. Read More »

Legendary punk designer Vivienne Westwood has a flair for the colorful, the dramatic, the outlandish, the shocking, the absurd… but certainly not the tame. Nor the shy, for that matter: everything Vivienne touches, from her flaming orange hair to her punk-infused collections, is intended to Make A Statement. It’s kind of her MO. For her latest venture, the Autumn 2013 show for her eponymous Red Label, the British visionary sent models down the runway in what would best be described as… cartoon makeup. Saturated primary colors, exaggerated outlines done in stark black or white, and blanked-out faces resulted in a look that was very “Roy Lichtenstein goes to the kabuki.” This is a Look with a capital “L” that should not be attempted off the catwalk, but as for on it? It was a hit — and it provided the perfect foil for Vivienne’s soft metallics and loose, lovely grunge-girl knits.

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