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15 Women (And A Few Men) On Aborting

What’s it like to have an abortion? What’s it like when your significant other has one? For many women, having an abortion feels solitary, but as almost three in ten American women will have an abortion before the age of 45, we can also consider the experience shared. Today, on the 40th anniversary of the…

NYMag.com's The Cut / January 22, 2013

Verizon To Thwart All High School Hookups

Remember how in high school you’d invite someone over to watch a movie and then you’d accidentally actually watch the movie? But you couldn’t simply call it a night once the credits rolled because you’d been too chicken to make a move? So you’d just put on whatever channel, but as soon as you started making…

NYMag.com's The Cut / December 5, 2012

An Incomplete History Of Body Trends, According To “The New York Times”

Last week The New York Times “Style” section reported that legs — “exposed legs, smooth and coltish” — are “tak[ing] their turn” as the body’s trendiest part. To the casual reader, it might seem strange that something as universally desirable as shapely legs could be having a moment. On the other hand, what took them so long?

NYMag.com's The Cut / August 29, 2012

Model Natalia Vodianova: “It’s Better To Be Skinny Than To Be Fat”

Natalia Vodianova took part in a panel discussion at the British Vogue Festival over the weekend, where she made some ballsy statements about women and weight. The comments were sparked by British Vogue’s executive fashion director Calgary Avansino’s question: “It’s undeniable that models are very thin, expected to be very thin, and thinner than 99.9 percent of the…

NYMag.com's The Cut / April 23, 2012

Bald Dudes Have It Easier These Days, According To The NY Times

Until scientists find an actual “cure” for baldness, dudes must choose from the following options: (a) ignoring it, (b) fighting it with hair plugs, weird creams, toupees, etc., or (c) just shaving their heads completely. A piece in today’s Times endorses the latter approach enthusiastically:
Shaving your balding head is like breaking up with someone before…

NYMag.com's The Cut / April 19, 2012

Pippa And The Gun: The Middletons’ Very First Scandal

Pippa Middleton was just having a nice, normal weekend in Paris when she popped by a fancy costume party for fashion label owner Arthur de Soultrait (yes, the Daily Mail has pictures of her silly outfit) and then tootled around in an Audi convertible with three handsome gentlemen on Sunday. But then the driver of her car pulled out a…

NYMag.com's The Cut / April 17, 2012

Katy Perry & Baptiste Giabiconi Are Definitely 2012’s Best New Rumored Couple (So Far)

Thanks to a recent post on gossip blog Celebzter, “Page Six” reports that Katy Perry and male model Baptiste Giabiconi are dating. Fate masquerading as a savvy PR assistant placed them next to each other at this season’s Chanel show, where they presumably found enough time away from staring at the pretty clothes (and their own reflections in the set’s

NYMag.com's The Cut / March 10, 2012

‘Mantyhose’ Is Happening!

Apparently some dudes are into wearing fancy tights these days, according to upscale hosiery retailer Emilio Cavallini, who tellsWWD that purchases by men (and for men) now account for 2 to 3 percent of their annual sales. He noticed the trend about three years ago:
When we started our online shop we noticed that a lot of…

NYMag.com's The Cut / March 6, 2012

The Meryl Streep Look Book

There’s no question that Meryl Streep has displayed incredible consistency as a powerhouse actress — this Sunday will mark her seventeenth Academy Award nomination — but style-wise, she’s been a bit all over the map. To her credit, the occasional misstep has only made the journey all that much more fun (who wants to see another overly…

NYMag.com's The Cut / March 3, 2012

Wet ‘N’ Wild Went And Got Itself A Celebrity Spokesperson

Wet ‘n’ Wild, a cosmetics company that’s surely suffering in the digital age from the un-Googleability of its name (don’t try it for yourself unless you are 1) alone, and 2) actually looking for, um, a water theme park), has finally thrown in the towel and hired their very first celebrity spokesperson. Which is the end…

NYMag.com's The Cut / February 11, 2012

Blake Lively Hopes Her Sons Are “Trannies”

Blake Lively’s March Elle cover is decidedly one of those “typical” ones — note the solid background and “traditional hand-on-hip pose” — that Glamour is now so decisively against. But regardless, the accompanying interview contains some gems of awkwardness, like her thoughts on motherhood: “I hope to have a few girls one day. If not…

NYMag.com's The Cut / February 5, 2012

Controversy Over French Elle’s “Black Style” Article Drags On

After running a wholly inappropriate article on “black style” last month, editors at French Elle removed the piece without comment. They later blandly acknowledged the backlash it received with the excuse that the story was misunderstood. Speaking over the weekend, Elle’s managing editor Valerie Toranian said it was “full of good intentions” that were just expressed badly, which only ignited a…

NYMag.com's The Cut / February 2, 2012

Video: An Homage To McQueen In “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Premiere?

The fourth season of the wonderful “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premiered last night on Logo; the show’s thirteen new drag-queen contestants had to survive the “Rupocalypse,” the series’ first elimination. This Rupocalypse involved a challenging photo session with perennial reality-TV “star” Mike Ruiz, in which the queens had to pose on a…

NYMag.com's The Cut / February 1, 2012

Former “Real Housewife” Cindy Barshop Explains, In Detail, Just How Her New Real-Fur And Feather Vaginal Decorations Work

PETA’s outrage over Completely Bare spa owner Cindy Barshop’s “foxy bikini” and “carnivale bikini” treatments has certainly kept the former “Real Housewives of New York City” star’s phones busy. “It’s like I cured cancer,” she says of the response she’s gotten to the new procedures, which involve affixing real fur and real feathers (not both at…

NYMag.com's The Cut / January 20, 2012

The Michelle Obama Look Book 2012

Michelle Obama has brought bright colors and pretty prints to the style forefront this year, and with Barack’s reelection campaign underway, there’s sure to be plenty more MObama fashion moments in 2012. Peruse her outfits from 2008 to 20092010and 2011, then click through the slideshow to see our growing collection of the First Lady’s looks. Read

NYMag.com's The Cut / January 16, 2012

Crocs Made Over $1 Billion In 2011

For every one of us smug New Yorkers who wouldn’t be caught dead near a Croc, there are a dozen people who have no problem buying them (in multiple colors, even!) and wearing them while grocery shopping or gardening or checking the mailbox or doing all the things that normal people do. And don’t lie:…

NYMag.com's The Cut / January 14, 2012

Reports: Blue Ivy’s Things Are Made Of Solid Gold, Swarovski Crystals, Etc.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z did not register at Babies ‘R’ Us for Blue Ivy — they registered at Babies ‘R’ Fabulous! To go with the days-old, blessed cherub’s consortium of (what one can only assume are) freakum diapers, fans made of money, and pre-determined stage names like Blue Fierce and Blue Bérry, the new parents will also…

NYMag.com's The Cut / January 11, 2012

Look, It’s Tavi In The New Wilco Music Video

Owing to a random train of events, Spencer Tweedy, the son of Wilco’s lead singer, made a music video with Rookie’s Tavi Gevinson for the title track of his dad’s new album, The Whole Love. The video, which also stars Spencer’s younger brother Sammy, shows the kids sliding around on wood floors in their socks, playing o…

NYMag.com's The Cut / January 9, 2012

So, About That Kardashian Family Magazine

Yesterday brought the terribly exciting (or, really, just plain terrible) news that the Kardashian clan would like to have their own magazine — fanzine, even — as their personal websites, Twitter pages, an exhausting tabloid presence, and beyond-numerous reality shows are somehow proving insufficient in their “kollective” quest to overshare. “Page Six” reports industry rumors that the…

NYMag.com's The Cut / January 5, 2012

The Best Of “It’s A Brad, Brad World”

It was a busy night last night on the Bravo premiere of “It’s a Brad, Brad World” — kind of. Brad feels like even though everybody knows him as Brad Goreski, Rachel Zoe’s former assistant, they don’t know him “as Brad the independent-stylist-slash-style-editor,” so he’s still struggling to develop his portfolio. 
“Some weeks you’re really, really busy, and…

NYMag.com's The Cut / January 4, 2012

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