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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 girls, they better be trannies. Because I have some amazing shoes and bags and stories that need to be appreciated.” Read more…

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 new round of outrage over the story, and how the magazine handled the subsequent backlash. 

A group of 35 famous French citizens sent an open letter to Le Monde dissecting the offending article’s many flaws. The letter’s authors — journalists, TV and film critics, and model Noémie Lenoir among them — also urged Elle‘s editorial staffers to “[venture] out of their office windows in the business district of Levallois-Perret to mingle with the population — allowing them to see what black people [actually] look like, and how they dress in real life.” Read more…

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 spinning platform while being hosed down with “toxic waste” (read: neon-colored paint) by two near-naked male models. This might not seem like textbook McQueen, but the queens’ slow, off-kilter spin cycles in voluminous white dresses seemed very reminiscent of the iconic spring 1999 McQueen show’s finale, with model Shalom Harlow getting graffitied by two menacing robots. The challenge was in keeping with drag queens’ reputation for reappropriating fashion imagery in the best possible way, and not only because a good queen never misses the opportunity to make a phallic joke about hoses.

Watch a video of paint-covered queens falling all over themselves here…

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 once) to women’s vaginas with a glue that keeps the stuff stuck there for at least three days. With vaginal waxing practically a staple of the twentysomething woman’s beauty and grooming routine, and semi-permanent vaginal decoration only growing in weirdness and popularity (some might say Nicole Kidman looked like a big vagazzle in her Golden Globes outfit), I rang up Cindy to find out just what goes on during these procedures. Apparently, they’re too new for her to give us statistics on how many customers get them done, but she did provide a lot of other information. Read more…

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 more…

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: When you see people wearing Crocs in the security line at the airport, you totally rush to get behind them because you know they’ll be speedy at the scanning machines. Not to mention that anyone who’s ever tried to tie a sneaker on a toddler knows that Crocs are a godsend for parents. Read more…

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 bestow on their spawn the following extravagant gifts, thePost reports:

1. “[A] solid-gold, handmade horse from Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka that Jay-Z bought for $600,000.” Read more…

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 on a playground, and building pillow forts. You know, the kind of stuff kids do when they’re not shooting magazine covers and making music videos. Read more and see the video…

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 glossy could be mere months away, and we’re lucky to debut some exclusive shots of the magazine’s first covers this very evening. Read more…

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 other weeks it’s like, crickets,” he said of his new freelance lifestyle. So, rather than waiting for the phone to ring, Brad does stuff like work out  and “go back and forth between the refrigerator and pretend I’m not depressed.” We’re sure that between his “blonde ambition” (see the video) and his healthy habits — we couldn’t help but notice that he had a sliced apple for a late-night snack — Brad is going to be just fine, and work (and work out) really hard for the cameras. Because, as he can attest, “looking cute does not pay the bills.”

Or does it? Watch video from the episode here…

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