“The more I got naked, the more comfortable I felt. I just had to face my fear. You always find something wrong, you always find something you’re uncomfortable with, and one thing turns into another and you get embarrassed and self-conscious about it. After a while, it was like, ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’ I just started being a little more daring with it. It was just knowing my body is what it is under clothes or outside of clothes.”
– Rihanna tells Britain’s Women’s Fitness magazine about the confidence-building effects of stripping down for music videos and photo shoots. While most of us don’t have the desire or the means to flaunt our bods so publicly, the overall message of being comfortable with your naked self is definitely a universal truth. [People]
I have a really hard time buying basics. If I go to the store to buy a black tank top there is a high probability I will walk out with a sequined cocktail dress. The same goes for makeup. For example, last week I went to Ulta to pick up some moisturizer and other boring things, and walked out with a $20 sparkly teal eyeshadow pencil. You know what though? Sometimes I’m really glad I have absolutely no self-control, because this stuff is awesome… Keep reading »
Dear Monocle Man,
This morning, Jessica sent me a link to the Warby Parker website, alerting me to the fact that for a mere $50 it is possible to buy a prescription monocle. This realization made me unreasonably upset. Maybe it’s because I live in Portland and the implications of thousands of steampunk hipsters trying to balance ironic monocles atop their cheekbones while riding fixed gear bicycles are not only disturbing but dangerous. Or maybe it’s because I think monocles are dumb … Keep reading »
When my friend Lacie posted a picture of a mason jar wine glass on Facebook, I launched a full-scale search to track it down on Etsy. I found it (a whole set of them, actually), and in the process I came across a bunch of other weird wine glasses that were just too awesome not to be shared. Click through to check ‘em out…
These leather peep-toe oxfords boast a 5.5 inch platform, which I’m pretty sure qualifies them as a circus prop instead of a shoe. Standing perfectly still they’re kinda cute, I guess, if a little “Spice Girl goes to Cambridge,” but seriously, can you imagine navigating sidewalks in these things? Death traps! [$45, Urban Outfitters]
I know it’s super easy to go out and buy a lifetime supply of Cadbury Creme Eggs, and it may be a little Pinterest-y of me to suggest that it’s always better to make something yourself than buy it premade, but in this case, I’m pretty sure the extra work is worth it. First of all, the recipe calls for yummy, natural ingredients like butter, vanilla bean, and orange blossom water. Second of all, I can’t think of any two sentences more impressive than, “Care for a Cadbury Creme Egg? I made them myself.” [Not Without Salt]
“I was told by John Cassavetes when I did ‘Tempest’ never to be a mom because I would not be sensual anymore. I think I laughed. I’m happy to be considered desirable. I love it!”
–Susan Sarandon, mother of three, tells People magazine about feeling sexy and desirable at age 65. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that this woman is 65? She looks incredible, and I love her outlook on life, even though she makes me feel old and frumpy by comparison. [People]
Earlier this week, model Karlie Kloss tweeted this hilarious side-by-side comparison of her and Will Ferrell sporting some serious floral headgear and asked, “Who wore it best? Me or Will Ferrell? You be the judge.” While both looks are quite striking, I’ve gotta vote for Will, because men in floral swimcaps are–to quote his character in “Zoolander”–“so hot right now.” What do you think? [Fashionista]
In their Rolling Stone cover story earlier this year, The Black Keys had some choice words for Nickelback: “Rock ‘n’ roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit.” Now in an interview with MTV News, the Keys are apologizing for their statements. Well, kinda. Actually, as bandmember Patrick Carney put it, “That was the worst apology.” Check out the clip to see why.
Here’s designer Nanette Lepore at an NYC screening of “The Hunger Games” earlier this week (in theaters at midnight, you guys!), wearing an eye-catching combination of neons and pastels. I can only assume she took her fashion cues from the colorful residents of The Capitol, and if so, I must salute her for her commitment to bringing the book to life.