Robyn Moreno

Eight Ways To Get Out Of Paying On A Date

In these tough economic times, even the rules of who should pay for a date are uncertain. While we pretty much universally agree that dudes should foot the bill for the first excursion out, you can’t always know if your date’s going to agree, especially if he’s lost his job or is watching hi…
By: Robyn Moreno / June 24, 2009

Oxford Coeds Help Everyone Study Hard With Naked Calendar

Talk about Grade-A ass, Oxford students posed nude for a charity calendar benefiting TravelAid, an organization that works to eradicate third-world hunger. The $15 calendar features coeds on the grounds of the venerable institution, studying in the library, rowing, and playing the cello—sans clothing. Though some alumni were peeved by the bawdiness of the project,…
By: Robyn Moreno / June 9, 2009

Driven Away: Cross-Dressing Cabbie Fired For Looking Too Good

Andre (formerly Andrew) Edwards, a fledgling transexual, was ecstatic when she was hired as a cab driver at Leyland taxi in Northern England. "When I went for the job I explained about the gender issues and they said, 'As long as you can drive, we don't care.' It was a real boost for me because…
By: Robyn Moreno / June 4, 2009

Diva Kate Gosselin Puts J. Lo Out Of Work

Kate Gosselin’s been on nine magazine covers in the last month alone, her show premiere had almost 10 million viewers, and her long-in-front-party-in-the-back hair style is the hottest 'do since Jennifer Aniston's "Rachel." And now, Ms. Thing is continuing her world domination by out-diva-ing major diva Jennifer Lopez. According to reports J.
By: Robyn Moreno / May 28, 2009

The Perfect Mirror For Your Favorite Narcissist

A recent study shows there's a narcissism "epidemic" spreading among college-age women. Apparently, ladies of generation "me" are three times more likely to think they're "special" than those of previous generations. In honor of all that ego going around, here are four cool mirrors for our self-centered sisters (and you know…
By: Robyn Moreno / May 9, 2009

Playboy Goes High Fashion

If the June issue of Playboy looks a little more "Boogie Nights"-retro than babes-bare-all, it's because famed fashion photog Terry Richardson shot the cover that features actress America Olivo. (No, we haven't heard of her either.) In any case, while this might seem like a raunchy side job for someone whose work has appeared i…
By: Robyn Moreno / May 8, 2009

Quick Pic: “Life On The Outside Is Good!” Thinks Lil’ Kim

“Dancing With The Stars” castoff and diva rapper Lil’ Kim shakes what her mama gave her rehearsing for “Live! With Regis and Kelly” in Miami. [5/7/09]…
By: Robyn Moreno / May 7, 2009

Beauty How-To: Get Anne Hathaway’s Retro-Cute Side Pin-Up

Anne Hathaway showed up at a Cartier event in a "Mad Men" look. She tag-teamed a sixties-throwback style, a pair of tights with visible seams up the back, with a retro, one-sided updo. The result was sexy, but not smack-you-over-the-head sexpot. I likey. After the jump, how to recreate the hair on your own --…
By: Robyn Moreno / May 1, 2009

Couple Holds Wacky Willy Wonka-Style Wedding

Fans of Candy Land rejoice! This weekend the featured wedding in the New York Times might be one of the quirkiest we've seen yet. Held in Dylan's Candy Bar, Michelle Rosen and David Zornitsky had a candy-themed ceremony as a nod to how the couple met—over a package of Gummi Bears. To show how sweet…
By: Robyn Moreno / April 27, 2009

Crave: Awesome Peacock Clutch

Etsy can be total hit or miss. Sometimes it’s just pages of crafty crap, other times weird kitschy-cool stuff. But every once in a while, you’ll find a sleek, totally shoplift-worthy item like this smart peacock clutch. This roomy handbag is made-to-order and in addition to the antique-brass detailing and totally…
By: Robyn Moreno / March 12, 2009

Crave: Bumble Bee Necklace

In this long winter when we can't bear to buy boots—though we need them—but also can't quite justify a strapless sundress, this whimsical bauble satiates our shopping crave. The brass bumble bee and indigo agate chain by Jami Rodriguez can cheekily peek through our layers of scarves and sweaters and later can be a centerpiece…
By: Robyn Moreno / February 17, 2009

Turn On Your Brights!

That kooky Brit, Sienna Miller, was seen frolicking around dreary, gray London in fire engine-red buckled shoes. Brilliant move! There's no easier way to sass up an outfit than with a pair of wow-colored shoes. Six we love, after the jump...
By: Robyn Moreno / February 15, 2009

DIY: Valentine’s Day Cards

This is the first Valentine's Day my beloved and I will spend together and I want to make him something COOL. I found these homemade easy-sew cards at The Purl Bee. Even if you can barely thread a needle, you could make these sweetie pie notes—the genius is that even if you…
By: Robyn Moreno / February 12, 2009

Ooo Wee Ooo, Look Just Like Buddy Holly

Way before MGMT, Weezer, Kurt Cobain, and even Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly made nerd rock cool with his iconic black-rimmed glasses and according The Guardian the dweeb look is BACK. Channel this legend's look—who died 50 years ago this month—and hopefully his visionary spirit with a pair of these geeky-glam specs. 1. These…
By: Robyn Moreno / February 7, 2009

Isaac Mizrahi’s First Collection For Liz Claiborne

Liz Claiborne scored a coup last year when they snatched fashion designer/talk show host/lover-of-the-head-scarf Isaac Mizrahi from Target, where he reigned for the last five years, bringing in sales of over $300 million a year. We had to wait until his Target contract expired, but he is finally launching his collection, beginning with…
By: Robyn Moreno / February 5, 2009

Crave: Colin Stuart Satin Two-Toned Pumps

Pink satin shoes usually scream “bridesmaid” to us, but these awesome peep-toe pumps from Colin Stuart have us SMITTEN. The black and boudoir-pink combo looks both sexy and chic. We’d pair with a black pencil skirt and pearls to exude a retro-Chanel feel or rock out these four-inch lovelies with jeans, a T-shirt, and a…
By: Robyn Moreno / February 4, 2009

DIY: Instant Art

Looking to make your cell of an apartment a little less depressing without pissing off your crotchety landlord? Painting your blues away will also mean kissing your deposit good bye and those N'Sync posters are kind of unacceptable at this point. So what's a budget-conscious girl to do? Though the options outside of boy band…
By: Robyn Moreno / February 1, 2009

How To Buy Affordable Art

So you can finally afford an “It” bag (though you loathe the term), a vacation to another continent, and a couch that doesn’t require assembly. So why pray tell do you still have that sappy Klimt poster hanging over your bed? It’s time to outfit your pad with some REAL art. I’m not suggesting you…
By: Robyn Moreno / January 25, 2009

How To Save Money On Dry Cleaning

So this morning, I picked up my laundry from the dry cleaners and the bill: $299.58. I'm not kidding. Granted, 1) my lazy-ass boyfriend was in charge and took every article of clothing he owns, and 2) I just moved to the tony Upper East Side of NYC, where dry cleaning a dress costs $18.
By: Robyn Moreno / January 23, 2009