While waiting in line at the grocery store this weekend, I was glancing at the magazine rack when I saw a tabloid cover celebrating its annual “Best And Worst Bikini Bodies” list. As I examined the close-up photos of cellulite and fat rolls accompanied by helpful headlines like “Yuck!” and “Guess Whose Stretch Marks!” I felt, to borrow a phrase from my friend’s five-year-old niece, “sad and mad.” I’m sad to know that, by this magazine’s standards, my own body would surely earn a high ranking on the “worst” list. I’m mad that we are still engaging in such hateful, public body-shaming. And I’m fed up with the glorious season of summer being completely taken over by the ridiculous notion that you aren’t allowed to enjoy it unless you look a certain way. I think it’s time we do a little “bikini body” fact-checking, don’t you? Here are six indisputable truths that I hope we can all keep in mind as the weather — and the pressure to look perfect — heats up… Keep reading »
This swimsuit, which appears to be constructed out of either large keychains or discarded 6-pack rings, balances on your boobs so precariously that if you don’t stand perfectly still in the exact pose this model is in, I’m pretty sure it will just pop off. I’ve seen plenty of swimsuits that aren’t meant for actual swimming, but when a swimsuit isn’t really meant for moving AT ALL, it should at least be good for tanning, and this one fails that test spectacularly. Also? It’s $250. No thanks! [Luisa Via Roma]
Victory rolls gained their popularity (and their name) thanks to the pin-up girls of World War II, but I’ve always been fascinated by how this thoroughly old-fashioned hairstyle also looks a little…sci-fi? Like, couldn’t you see a “Star Trek” character sporting this ‘do? Maybe Star Trek Week has me seeing things, but either way, if you’re looking for a funky hairstyle to add to your repertoire, check out this simple video tutorial to get the look for yourself! [Photo via Long Hairstyles]
Lovely reader Elise left the following question on our Facebook page:
Would it be possible to do a slideshow on shorts-at-work? So many of the shorts styles are too revealing to work, wearing jeans all the time is way hot, and wearing skirts all the time is way too girly for my .com office! Frisky to the fashion rescue?
Of course we’d be happy to help! Shorts at work can be a tricky proposition… Keep reading »
Embarking on a Memorial Day road trip this weekend? All those sweaty passengers and pungent snack foods make for a fun journey, but they can also leave your car smelling … not so fresh. Instead of buying a new air freshener, try making your own eco-friendly version using wool felt and essential oils. You can customize the scent and shape to your liking, and when it loses its potency, it’s totally reusable — just add more oil! [Crafting A Green World]
God, I love the internet. Some brilliant person out in the world took footage of Celine Dion rocking out at one of her French concerts and swapped out the audio for Daft Punk’s new hit single, “Get Lucky.” You will not believe how perfectly they match up. Also, if you’ve never seen Celine dance, well, prepare to be amazed. [YouTube via Gawker]