If you’ve ever owned a pair of Converse sneakers, you’ve experienced the long and arduous process of breaking them in. It can take six months to a year of daily wear to get them softened up and perfectly molded to your foot, at which point you can enjoy a brief window of sneaker self-actualization before a hole appears in the sole and you have to buy a new pair and start over. Converse addicts will tell you this is all part of the Converse experience, but apparently not everyone has the time or energy to break in their shoes. Enter Converse’s aptly titled “Well Worn Collection,” a new line of sneakers that are scuffed up, dirty, and worn-in, right out of the box. Keep reading »
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I know we’re all totally sick of Harlem Shake videos, but this one includes the Backstreet Boys doing pelvic thrusts while dressed as Spider-Man, Boba Fett, and a giant bunny, among other things. I couldn’t not post it. [YouTube]
Dear Jacek Korolko AKA The Guy Who Was Fined For Blasting Celine Dion Songs,
My love for Celine Dion is well documented, but it’s tough for me to find men who appreciate her majestic vocal stylings as much as I do. My current boyfriend, for example, could sum up his feelings about Celine Dion with a shrug and a “meh,” which upsets me to no end. You, on the other hand, obviously share my passion for Queen Celine, because you were recently fined £1,300 (nearly $2,000) for blasting her songs at high volume at your apartment complex in Bristol, England. Apparently your neighbors have been “very distressed at the unreasonable volume of music played often late at night,” but let me tell you something: your neighbors are idiots. Move in with me, and we’ll crank up the volume to “The Power Of Love” until all the windows shatter.
‘Cause I’m your lady,
A lot of guys end up eating for two or missing out on sleep when their wives are pregnant, but Josh Duhamel took the idea a step further and donned a fake baby bump and sexy mini dress to match his pregnant wife, Fergie. Josh posted the photo on his Facebook page along with the caption, “Have I no shame?” Not sure about the answer to that, but I do know that any child of these two is destined to have great legs. [Facebook]
I came across this gorgeous little flask while browsing Pinterest the other night, and like many Pinterest postings, it instantly made me feel like my life was meaningless and empty without it. How have I gone this long without owning a chic stainless steel flask with a cheeky engraving on it? What is wrong with me? Must remedy this immediately. Salut! [$28, BHLDN]
It took a team of 14 bakers, pastry chefs, and candy artists nearly 3,000 hours to create the world’s first edible pop-up hotel in Soho, London. The Willy Wonka-esque wonderland welcomed its first guests this week, a couple who enjoyed a carpet made of meringues, bouquets of sugar roses, fudge windowsills, spongecake pillows, 100 pieces of edible art, and a clawfoot bathtub full of caramel corn, which sounds incredibly uncomfortable, especially if a stray kernel found its way into one of your body cavities, but that’s neither here nor there. Check out a few more pictures of this massive sugar coma waiting to happen, after the jump! Keep reading »
If I work really hard, I can almost convince myself that these Barbie boob necklaces are funky and irreverent and cool, but then I remember they’re made from disembodied doll parts, and get creeped out. If that wasn’t bad enough, I can only imagine that adding a second pair of boobs to my chest area would exponentially increase the amount of times I’d need to say, “Dude, my eyes are up here.” [Pinterest, You Are Drunk]
It’s officially spring, but many parts of the country are still blanketed with snow. Want to cut through the slush in style? Try a toe plow, which is exactly what it sounds like: a tiny snow plow that attaches to the toe of your shoe. Apparently you can make your own toe plow with some PVC pipe and a couple of dog collars. Can you imagine if this caught on, and every morning crowds of people shuffled to work wearing little toe plows? That’s the world I want to live in. [Instructables via Neatorama]
I know printed pants are not super popular ’round these parts, because a while back I did a post about styling printed denim, and the overwhelming response on Facebook and Twitter was “WHY DOES THIS EXIST?” So I’m going to go out on a limb and admit it: I really like these floral pants Drew Barrymore is wearing. I think the bright colors and fun print suit her perky personality, and I love how she paired them with red heels and a subtle black blouse. Now for the moment of truth: what do you guys think?
Taylor Swift was recently spotted shooting a video in downtown LA that involved a bunch of adorable costume changes and some enthusiastic trampoline jumping. This led many media outlets to report that she was shooting a new music video, and the trampoline jumping was obviously some kind of nonverbal message to Harry Styles. However, since she is wearing Keds shoes in every single photo and is a spokesperson for the brand, I’m going to go out on a limb and say she was actually shooting a Keds commercial, and the color of her sneakers contained the true hidden message to Harry. Anyway, that was a really roundabout way to get to the point, which is that I adore this outfit and want to recreate it for myself, even if the stripes are code for, “Suck it, Harry!” Get all the shopping details after the jump… Keep reading »