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Your Grandma Wore This Weirdly Awesome Bra In WWII

All those badass Rosie the Riveters who took over traditionally male jobs during WWII were hiding a secret under their clothes: They were wearing plastic bras! Yup, apparently the “Saf-T-Bra” (as it was dubbed) was a garment for women working in factories during the 1940s. Read more at The Gloss…

One Woman’s Amazing Skin Transformation After Quitting Alcohol For 30 Days

Putting a pause on your alcohol consumption can work wonders for your physical health (and wallet), but what kind of effect can it have on your complexion? Apparently, an incredible one, at least in one woman’s case.

40-year-old Laura Hogarth from Scotland drank around 5 large glasses of wine per week — 15 units, which is one short of the recommended amount for women in accordance to her country’s national guidelines. So, monitored by Dr. Nick Lowe, professor of dermatology, she ceased drinking for one month to see the effects on her skin. The results were rather amazing, as you can see in the Daily Mail’s original piece. Read more at The Gloss…

The 10 Most Heinous Plus-Sized Pieces From “WTF Plus”

Why for the love of all that’s holy do designers continue to make only the most heinous of options for plus sized women? What would be the harm in, oh I don’t know, giving plus sized women the same clothing options as straight-sized women? Oh no! We couldn’t possibly treat all women with the same respect regardless of their size. We all know that a woman’s worth is only defined by her beauty, and beauty is of course only based on size. The Huffington Post pointed us in the direction of WTF Plus Size Clothing Manufacturers? and it’s both hilarious and upsetting. We’ve written about just how unacceptably ugly plus size clothing is recently, and this tumblr shows us some concrete examples. We need more people to call out manufacturers for the way they treat anything other their straight-sized customers. Read more at The Gloss…

Mattel And NASA Made The Mars Rover Pink For Barbie

Every time Barbie gets some kind of awesome makeover that makes us like her again, she goes and pink-ifies something awesome in a way we find hugely annoying, and this time NASA got in on the job.

In honor of the one-year anniversary of the Curiosity rover landing on Mars, NASA collaborated with Mattel to produce Mars Explorer Barbie, complete with a shiny, figure-flattering, slim-fit space suit with metallic hot pink accents. Her helmet and oxygen tank are hot pink.

Most annoyingly, this Barbie does not actually come with a tiny model of the Curiosity rover, which seems like a huge oversight to us. The only love the rover gets is a tiny cardboard cutout that will surely be thrown away with the box packaging. Read more at The Gloss…

Man Gives Mega-Detailed Document To Ladies On Erroneous Assumption You Can Reason Your Way To Love

What you do if you received a disconcertingly detailed 99-page document about someone before you’d even been on one date with him? You wouldn’t go on that date, would you? You also might show that crazy thing to your friends, who might then forward it to Gawker, which is how we got the document that I am about to show you.

A man Gawker has dubbed “the Mad Bachelor of Australia” (or “Oz,” for short) is gaining viral fame for the massive document he’s been giving potential girlfriends in advance of their first date. (You can view the whole thing here.) In addition to information on his upbringing, education, and workout habits, it has an incredibly detailed checklist about what kind of woman he is looking for (no smokers, prudes or druggies!), what his penis is like (big!) and how he likes to have sex. Read more at The Gloss…

Awesome Girl Records Lonely “Life Of A Third Wheel”

Have you ever been a third wheel?

Our guess is that many people experience the sad, alienating life of a third wheel when they’re most vulnerable to feeling sad and alienated by it: as teenagers. After all, by one’s earlier twenties, one knows better than to hangout solo with a couple (especially new, hyper-affectionate ones). There are exceptions to the rule, of course–some considerate couples are able to unlock their mouths for a few hours and behave like individuals–but for the most part, playing third wheel is a bummer.

…Unless you have a good sense of humor about it, that is. Which brings us to this week’s most entertaining Reddit thread: The Life of a Third Wheel.” Read more on The Gloss…

Public Response To Angelina Jolie’s Mastectomy Proves We Still See Women As Body Parts

In a moving op-ed in today’s New York Times, Angelina Jolie revealed her choice to have a preventative double mastectomy. The media coverage has been immediate—as has the troubling, sexist public conversation (#RIP Angelina’s boobs!) about Jolie’s decision.

Jolie’s mother died of cancer at age 56. Jolie herself, after discovering she carries the BRCA1 gene, which increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer (In Jolie’s case, 87% chance of developing breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer), decided to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. She underwent the procedure beginning in February and announced her decision in an op-ed today.

People on Twitter had a lot to say about Angelina Jolie’s decision to remove her breasts in order to lessen her risk of breast cancer and prolong her life. Read more on The Gloss…

9 Good Theme Ideas For The 2014 Met Gala

Look, as everyone at the 2013 Met Gala last night realized, “no one was paying attention to the Punk theme.” The theme actually became “Everyone ignored this theme.” Ashley already pretty cruelly dismissed my favorite dress, worn by the lovely Bee Shaffer by saying:

Not only does Anna Wintour‘s daughter Bee Shaffer look really pretty, the Sex Pistols were huge fans of subtle ombré and delicate appliqués.

…All right, we’re going to retire all “[first wave punk band] would have loved [oblivious rich person stuff]” before that joke starts sounding too bitter.

I wish Anna Wintour would have called me, because I had some really good theme ideas. Don’t worry. They can still be used next year! Well, some of them can be used next year. Some of them will be horribly dated by then, but I think some will be able to pull through. Seriously, I think these would be fun for everyone.

1. Subtle ombré and delicate appliqués. This is a great one that I think everyone can use, except Tilda Swinton. I think Tilda Swinton is probably going to fuck this one up, to be honest. She’ll show up with one giant appliqué and a lot of cut-outs. Like, some weird cut-out right where all of the appliqués should be. Why? Why does she ruin so much? Read more on The Gloss…

Dance Teacher Who Lost Foot In Boston Bombing Sounds Like A Total Badass

As more stories about the victims of the Boston bombings last week are revealed by the media, it is clear that each and every person is so deserving of not only our sympathies, but also our respect. Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a ballroom dance instructor, is one of those survivors — and she is fucking awesome. Haslet-Davis was watching the Boston Marathon with her husband as spectators when the explosions went off.

“I remember two people who looked at me laying there, as if I were already dead… We sat up and I said, ‘Wait, my foot hurts.’ And then he held up my foot and we both just screamed bloody murder,” she said. “I didn’t feel heat from it. I just felt air and then I fell to the ground.” Read more on The Gloss…

What Your Sleepwear Says About You

Are you wearing your sleepwear right now? That says you’re probably fun-employed. Or freelancing. Or working from home. Or ill! You could also be ill. I am sorry if you are ill. Oh, also, you could be Hugh Hefner! That is a job. However, even if you’re the kind of person who only wears sleepwear during sleeping hours, what you choose still says a lot about you. I’ve thought this over and reached some conclusions. Read more on The Gloss…

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