This week brought us updates on young fashionistas, anti-pajama legislation, and a frenzy of pretty dresses (and weird shoes) at the Golden Globes. Click through to check out the latest fashion news by the numbers! Keep reading »
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What do old records and a disorganized bookshelf have in common? Turns out you can use one to tame the other. All it takes is hot water and about 20 minutes to turn a vinyl record into a unique bookend. If you don’t have any LPs lying around, or find it too heart-wrenching to repurpose your own vinyls, a trip to the record store bargain box–or your grandmother’s attic–is in order. Trust me: somewhere there’s a scratched copy of “Mungo Jerry” just waiting to be incorporated into your home decor. [Via DIY Life]
I’m something of a necklace fiend, and all my prized possessions are currently hanging on a few nails in my bedroom. I actually like the simplicity of this setup, but I’m trying not to put any more holes in the wall and I’m always open to new organizing ideas, so I scoured the internet for alternative necklace displays. Here are five that are easy, original, and aesthetically pleasing. Check ‘em out, and then tell us in the comments — where do you hang your necklaces?
Dear Nicholas Money, AKA The Fungus Guy Who Was Recently Profiled By NPR,
My parents used to run with a pretty wild crowd of biologists, all of whom were passionate about their subjects, but it seems the botanists were especially zealous. In fact, one of their friends legally changed his last name to Lichen to show his love for the fungus/algae hybrid. So when I saw the article about you, I was instantly intrigued. Mushrooms, mold, and fungus are your life’s work, and you’re surprisingly poetic about it. “Every breath that we take — from first gasp to last breath — we’re inhaling fungal spores.” Dude, that could be an excerpt from our wedding vows. You’ve suffered for science, as evidenced by the case of jock itch you contracted in a grad school lab. Plus, the whole mold thing is kind of dark and sexy, in a way. It’s a little goth. Let’s grab a portobello burger and see where this goes. [NPR]
Mini dresses have been trendy for the past few seasons, but the truth is hemlines have been steadily rising for years. These days leggings are pants and shirts are dresses and it’s all very confusing. That’s where our new feature, “Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha,” comes in. Here we will document the most egregious offenders, from celebrities who seem to have forgotten their pants to models wearing “dresses” that are actually shirts. And we need your help! Spot a Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha moment in a magazine or online? Send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay vigilant out there. And now, for this week’s lineup…
We’ve been talking about cute headbands recently and how much they can add to an outfit. This braided chain headband? Not so much. It looks less like a unique accessory and more like a scalping gone awry. I like it when people say “Cute headband,” not “Oh my god are you bleeding?” Awkward. [Jane Tran Braided Chain Headband, $63, Zappos]
Confession: I am pretty obsessed with Craigslist’s Missed Connections. It is my life goal to find one dedicated to me, and therefore I check them every day — so far, to no avail. After some deep contemplation, I’ve decided that the way I live my life is not necessarily conducive to the mysterious and sexy aura that tends to spark a Missed Connection. I’m not really a “wink and flip my hair” type; I’m more of a “trip in front of a large crowd while carrying a carton of eggs” type. After the jump, a few examples of Missed Connections based on my life that, alas, I will probably never get… Keep reading »
Dear Thinspiration Blogs,
At first I didn’t really understand you. I mean, I’d heard of the “pro-ana” blogs that lurked in dark corners of the internet, encouraging starvation and promoting anorexia. But thinspiration blogs are more mainstream. You show up on the Pinterest homepage in the form of “diet plans” that allow nothing but lemon water for a week. You show up on my Tumblr dashboard in the form of photos of concave stomachs and protruding rib cages, or food diaries with 500-calorie totals. The phrase “thigh gap” is actually a popular blog tag now, shorthand for pictures of skinny legs that don’t touch. The gist of it? You are getting harder and harder to avoid.
Sometimes I’m not sure if blush gets enough credit as the miracle worker of the makeup drawer, because seriously: adding a little color to your cheeks can make you look healthy when you’re sick, awake when you’re tired, and sunkissed when you’re still mucking through the dead of winter. One emerging blush trend that I’m not totally sure about, though, is hot pink. I can appreciate that it looks dramatic on the runway, but in real life? It’s a bit off-putting, no? I wouldn’t want anyone to mistake my makeup for a symptom of measles. That being said, a sheer wash of hot pink across the cheek is undeniably pretty. So, what do you think? When it comes to blush, do you like a natural flush or is bolder better? [Shown: Model at Oscar de la Renta via Style.com]
Between videos of tiny monkeys twirling umbrellas, pictures of baby pandas, and the recent headline that scientists have discovered “Hasselhoff Crabs” in Antarctica, it’s obvious that our world is full of weirdly awesome animals. How could we not yearn to keep some as inappropriate pets? Here is a roundup of the strange and adorable animals we would totally keep in our apartments if it wasn’t a terrible idea…