Elizabeth Banks brought a little Effie Trinket flamboyancy to her non-”Hunger Games” life yesterday, donning this amazing zig-zag print dress with colorblocked platform pumps. It’s a lot of look, but thanks to her super-simple makeup, chic haircut, and lack of accessories, it totally works. Also can we talk about this woman’s skin for a second? I remember reading an InStyle article that described her face as looking “constantly lit from within” or something like that, but I don’t think that’s accurate. “Lit from within by a thousand magical candles from heaven” is more like it. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
This weekend, I went to the T-Mobile store to upgrade my smart phone to a smarter phone (nope, still don’t have an iPhone, whatever, shut up). I hadn’t gotten a new phone for awhile, so when the T-Mobile guy came over to help me, I asked if I was eligible for an upgrade. He stared back at me incredulously and said, “Upgrade? What are you talking about?” I repeated my question, explaining that in the past my plan had included a discounted or free phone every year or so. “I don’t understand,” he said. “Upgrade? What does that mean?” We went back and forth about the meaning of the word “upgrade” for a couple minutes, before he finally sighed dramatically and said, “Look, you just pick the phone you want and pay for it. There’s no such thing as an upgrade.” Awkward, right? But wait, that’s not the only cringeworthy moment I’ve had with my cell phone providers over the years. Check out four more, after the jump… Keep reading »
Artist Steph Mantis has done some pioneering work with pizza: specifically, encasing real pizza slices in resin to preserve it, in her words, “FOREVERRRRR.” These “pizza ninja stars,” which turn four harmless pieces of pepperoni pizza into a deadly weapon, look terrifyingly delicious (or is it deliciously terrifying?). [Neatorama]
It’s wedding season, which means it’s bachelorette party season, which means purchases of pink feather boas and penis-shaped accessories are skyrocketing. Whether you’re looking for some fashion ideas for the big night out or want to bring some of that flamboyant bachelorette style into your everyday wardrobe, we’re spotlighting six must-have pieces inspired by bachelorette party style. Check ‘em out, after the jump… Keep reading »
“[The studio] took us to these labs and this was the first time in my life that I’ve really been very angry about not going to college, because I went to these labs and I was fascinated! I knew what they were talking about. I was learning about regeneration. We looked at stem cells that they wired to beat like a human heart…
I asked, ‘What do I need to do to intern?’ You need to be a college graduate. And I was like, ‘But I know what you’re talking about! I can learn!’ It made me so upset. It’s like joining the Peace Corps, you have to be a college graduate. It sucks! I can learn, I can learn, I swear. So I really got so interested in biology, that was one of the most exciting parts of this process, learning about medicine and regeneration and stem cells; all of it expanded my mind in so many different ways. Now I’m going to take a biology class.”
– Emma Stone, who stars as brilliant, beautiful girl-next-door Gwen Stacy in the upcoming blockbuster “The Amazing Spider-Man,” discovered the amazing world of science while prepping for her role, and apparently she might be showing up in a Bio 101 class soon. Yep, just when we thought we couldn’t love this woman more, she starts talking nerdy. Listen to Emma and stay in school, kids! [i09]
Lions and turtles and pandas, oh my! We’re loving the trend of animal pendant necklaces–they’re such a playful addition to simple summer outfits (I mean really, what ensemble isn’t vastly improved with the addition of a golden llama?). Here are 10 of our favorite necklaces inspired by the animal kingdom. Click through to check ‘em out!
I use Pinterest as a visual wishlist of the products I’d love to buy if I had a little extra cash–everything from shoes to clothes to makeup to home decor–and I’ve bought a number of products after seeing them pop up on my Pinterest homepage. This is why I’m both intrigued and excited about a new program called Shopinterest that allows you to turn a Pinterest board into an online store. Here’s how it works…
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“First of all, I saw the gun and I mean, I almost squealed out loud. He was very ‘Maverick.’ Right as Cactus went by Ashley [Judd]‘s house he fired his gun. I’m sure she really appreciated that if she was home. She was probably under the bed!”
–Wynonna Judd tells Us Weekly about her recent Tennessee wedding to Cactus Moser, which gave a whole new meaning to the term “shotgun wedding.” Not only was sister Ashley left off the guest list (despite the fact that she lives next door), but Judd’s new husband decided to fire off his .44 Magnum as the newlyweds cruised past her house. A bit rude? Sure, but hey, life with a guy named “Cactus” is bound to be anything but ordinary. Congrats to the (trigger) happy couple! [Us Weekly]
It’s that time of year again: wedding season. If you’re a bride looking for the perfect hair accessory to top off your look, you probably know how many options are out there, and how many stores seem to think that the using the word “bridal” in a product description allows them to charge $300 for a glorified bobby pin. But don’t worry–this is why Etsy exists. Click through to check out 10 gorgeous one-of-a-kind designs, all handmade by Etsy artisans, all for $50 or less!
Nobody does high fashion swagger like Victoria Beckham. Seriously, the entire world is this woman’s runway, and the rest of us are but frumpily dressed spectators. Exhibit A: here’s Posh walk-walking (fashion baby!) through LAX yesterday. Not sure why that guy in the background isn’t bowing down to her fierceness, but he would be if he knew what was good for him. [Photo: Fame/Flynet] Keep reading »