Las Vegas’ latest marketing campaign aims to portray the city as a kind of glistening gay utopia where straight people stick out like a poorly dressed sore thumb. The slogan “Everyone is welcome, even straight people” is illustrated in a new series of ads that insert a painfully frumpy heterosexual couple into glamorous scenes of gay clubs and pool parties. Obviously the ads are leaning heavily on superficial stereotypes both gay and straight, but I couldn’t help laughing at the way white sneakers and khakis stand out in a sea of Speedos and stilettos. What do you think of this campaign? Clever? Offensive? Funny? Just plain dumb? Check out two more of the ads after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments! Keep reading »
Hippie mama Drew Barrymore appeared on “Good Morning America” in this flowy bohemian outfit to promote her new makeup line, “Flower” (which Jessica is already obsessed with–stay tuned for a Beauty Test Drive!). I really like the pleated skirt paired with ankle boots, but that top is way too shapeless for my taste. What do you think?
A flirty mini dress in a stunning galaxy print, for less than $50: perfection. Add black tights, pointy toe pumps, a cropped blazer, and this astronaut necklace to really complete the look. [$44, ROMWE]
The other day, I listened to Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” on repeat for, like, seven hours. That song is so perfect. You know what other types of chains I enjoy? Necklaces! (Smooth segue, huh?) Layered, single-strand, or adorned with pearls or rhinestones, chains are an elegant accessory that pair perfectly with little black dresses or T-shirts and jeans. Want to add a pretty chain necklace to your jewelry box? I found 10 awesome options starting at just six bucks. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
Looking for a super simple craft project to tackle this weekend? Check out this delicate origami necklace, which requires just a few bucks worth of supplies and some very basic folding skills. I’d love to wear this with a black v-neck sweater and coordinating bright orange nail polish. [How About Orange]
Kate Upton arrived at JFK airport earlier this week looking cute and comfy in a slouchy olive sweater, knee-high boots, and a fabulous colorblocked purse. Want to copy her outfit for yourself? We found all the pieces for much more wallet-friendly prices (less than 100 bucks!). Read on for shopping details… Keep reading »
As the final episode of “30 Rock” quickly approaches, the cast and crew have been releasing some special behind-the-scenes clips, and this one, in which Tina Fey shows us around Liz Lemon’s office, has to be my favorite so far. The best part? The framed Bust cover featuring Fey’s real-life BFF Amy Poehler that’s hanging on the wall of Liz Lemon’s office (mindfuck, right?). “This makes the world collapse a little bit,” Fey explains. “I just really like that picture of her, so I put it up, even though if that’s Amy Poehler, then who am I?” [NBC]
Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker has been leading an initiative to get illegal guns off the streets of the city with police seizures and gun buyback programs. So far, the Newark Police Department has collected and cataloged more than 250 firearms and countless shell casings found at crime scenes, and now they’ve come up with an innovative way to recycle the weapons: melt them down and turn them into a series of steel and brass bracelets called The Caliber Collection. “The result,” according to the website, “is a series of pieces that embody the gun’s transformation from a destructive weapon to a powerful symbol of renewal.” Each of the handmade bracelets (which are surprisingly lovely) are etched with the serial number of the gun it used to be, along with the word “Newark.” Prices start at $150, and proceeds from jewelry sales will be used to fund gun buyback programs to get even more guns off the streets. “This [buyback program] is not a cure-all,” Booker recently explained on The Rachel Maddow Show, “but everybody has the power to do something small to make a difference.” [Buzzfeed]
When it comes to quick meals, it doesn’t get much easier than a burrito: throw some fillings in a tortilla, wrap it up, boom, done. If you’re looking for some inspiration beyond basic bean and cheese, click on the gallery to check out 10 burrito recipes full of unexpected ingredients (kale! chorizo! sweet potatoes! quinoa!) that are super simple to prepare and super delicious to eat…
This is Dell. Dell was working a job delivering packages when one of his clients stopped him and asked if he’d ever considered being a model. Dell did a few test shots, and soon became one of the most in-demand models at the entire agency. There’s just one catch: the agency is called “Ugly Models.” Owner Marc French, who recruits “unusual-looking” people for appearances in TV, film, and advertisements, explains the appeal of his top model: ”Dell is not a conventional good-looking boy, you know, he’s got buck teeth, sticking out ears, he’s not what people say is normal-looking, because he’s quite ugly, really. But ugly in a great way and I love his features. I mean, I think he’s quite striking.” Keep reading »