It’s April 6th, which means … it’s Tartan Day! Yep, today is the official day to celebrate the delightful plaid pattern known as tartan. In order to avoid a lengthy etymological discussion of “tartan,” for now we’ll define it as a colorful plaid with lines and squares of varied thickness. It’s a classic pattern that’s a little preppy and a little punk rock. Want to celebrate this random holiday by bringing some tartan into your wardrobe? Here are 10 stylish ways to do it…
“I’m tired of being famous already! But I’m not tired of creating. Fame is, I think, just a disgusting by-product of what I do. It’s quite a delicate creature— it’s a wild animal of sorts. It can love you, and then it can attack you. I still want to be as approachable and relatable as possible—when I meet fans and they’re crying, I’ll say, ‘Calm down, there’s nothing to cry about. I’m not going to bite you or attack you or grant you three wishes. Let’s just hang out and have a good time.’”
– Katy Perry answers a question from Teen Vogue about whether or not she’ll ever get tired of being uber famous. Also, despite her amazing technicolor “I Dream Of Jeannie” meets My Little Pony hairdo, she is unable to grant you three wishes at this time. I’m not a huge fan of Katy, but after seeing the surprisingly touching trailer for her upcoming documentary and reading some recent interviews, I must say I’m impressed with her honesty. [Teen Vogue]
Actress Tiffany Hines wore this lovely ensemble to an event at the Museum of Modern Art earlier this week. I love the trendy printed blouse paired with the classic pencil skirt cinched at the waist–it’s a really flattering silhouette that actually looks good on many body types. And the understated accessories in shades of cream and beige? So chic! Wanna steal the look for yourself? Check out our wallet-friendly interpretation after the jump… Keep reading »
Jennifer Aniston obviously plays an important role in American pop culture, but scientists have discovered that she also plays a prominent role in a more unexpected place: the medial part of the temporal lobe. Yep, there is a Jennifer Aniston neuron in our brains. Skeptical? Confused? Okay, here’s the deal … Keep reading »
I moved into a new apartment a few weeks ago, which means I got a cheap introductory offer on cable TV, which means I now spend approximately 90 percent of my free time watching “House Hunters International” on HGTV. Do you guys watch this show? Basically it follows “house hunters” (usually a young-ish couple) who are relocating to a different country as they tour three properties and decide which one to buy. Sounds pretty innocuous, right? Not so much. I end up yelling at the TV at least five times per episode because the home buyers are always so entitled and clueless. Here’s a conversation I imagine having with the couple in a typical episode: Keep reading »
Whether or not you have an actual husband or partner at home, apparently there’s a good chance you’ve got a special someone at work: according to a recent survey, 65 percent of workers have or have had a work spouse. What is a work spouse? It’s your closest ally at work, someone with whom you share frustrations, brainstorming sessions, inside jokes, maybe even your lunch. This person is your best friend and confidante until the clock strikes 5, when you both retreat to separate personal lives. Despite flirty undertones, the study also notes that only 8 percent of work spouses actually cross the line into a physical relationship, but does that make it OK? I’ve had work husbands before, and while it was fun at first, all of them eventually got a little too close for comfort. Nothing happened, but in every case I decided to distance myself out of respect for my real life boyfriend. On the flip side, Jessica once went through a work husband divorce that got so ugly she talked about it in therapy. So, what do you think of the “work husband” concept? Have you ever had one? Would you be OK with your real husband or boyfriend having a “work wife?” [Women's Health]
New York City’s famous Carnegie Deli recently unveiled the “Jet Bow” sandwich, an edible ode to new New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. The sandwich is a massive 4-pound stack of pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and American cheese between four slices of white bread. The recipe definitely delivers the message about Tebow being an “all-American boy,” but we don’t think it gives the full picture. After all, Tebow is an evangelical, extremely conservative, pro-life, waiting-til-marriage, abstinence-only advocate. After the jump, a list of ingredients Carnegie Deli forgot…. [People Magazine] Keep reading »
Browsing through celebrity photos this morning I came across this picture of Brooklyn Decker at the “Battleship” premiere in Tokyo, and my jaw dropped at that gravity-defying bodice (by “bodice” I mean “piece of fabric”). At first glance I thought the whole thing was held up with copious amounts of fashion tape or simply by the grace of God. Upon closer inspection it looks like there is a teeny tiny transparent strap holding it in place, but still, this dress is a triumph of engineering.
This lovely purple eyeshadow palette isn’t just easy on the eyes, it’s easy to put on your eyes too. Each color in the eye-shaped palette is sectioned off according to where it should be applied to your eyelid. There’s a dark purple for the lash-line, lavender for the lid, a shimmery white for just under the brow, and even a subtle pink shade to highlight the inner corners of your eyes. Just follow the format for a flattering–and foolproof–look. [$5, AVON]
Lionel Richie, father of Nicole and singer of soulful ballads, looked positively jubilant onstage at the MGM Grand for the “Lionel Richie and Friends” concert. Apparently he’s got some delightful friends. I have to say, ever since I saw this, I can’t help but giggle whenever I see Lionel’s face, with or without major ’80s hair.