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Sure, Baby Beauty Pageants Are Lame, But Are They Child Abuse?

Former beauty pageant star Brooke Breedwell (um, yes, that’s her real name) has spoken out about her pageant past. You may recognize her from this disturbing documentary, “Painted Babies.” Today, she doesn’t look back on her participation fondly. Now a sophomore in college, Breedwell claims that her mother not only pushed her too hard, the experience scarred her for life. “Pageants have put a lot of stress and anxiety on my life,” she told “Good Morning America.” “I feel the need to be perfect at everything, and I know that’s not realistic. You can’t be perfect at everything.” Is it time we start regulating baby beauty pageants? Keep reading »

Models Go Bare-Faced For September Harper’s Bazaar

Hopping on the au natural, no-makeup trend that French Elle popularized, Harper’s Bazaar features bare-faced supermodels in its September issue. In an eight-page spread, Peter Lindbergh captured iconic models like Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Helena Christensen in black and white photos wearing simple tanks and shirts and naturally styled hair, as if they had just rolled out of bed. (If only we normals could look that incredible first thing.) Also included: Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, Kristen McMenamy, Nadja Auermann, and Tatjana Patitz. Gorgeous. [Models.com] Keep reading »

Fashion History Is Pretty But Painful

Has anything changed for women since the 1880s? We’re still stuffing ourselves into too-small clothes like skinny jeans and wreaking havoc on our feet with dangerously steep platform shoes. But that’s nothing in comparison to what our foremothers went through to look good — or stay incredibly thin). “Suffer for Beauty,” an exhibition at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, Washington, offers a historical look at how ladies have subjected themselves to fashionable torture. Keep reading »

Catfight! Stella McCartney Versus Bono’s Wife

Apparently, Bono‘s wife, Ali Hewson, isn’t as charitable a soul as her husband. The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that the claws have come out—and Stella McCartney is the target! Ali and her business partner, Bryan Meehan, have a company called Nude Skincare and are feeling cranky about the name of Stella’s new fragrance, “Stella Nude,” an eau de toilette version of her Stella perfume. To court they go, over a single word, and in the process, will spend boatloads because their skincare line may be confused with the fashion designer’s perfume. Bono: Talk some sense into wifey! [Daily Mail]
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Quick Pic: Lady Gaga Misses Her Rainbow Brite Doll

Lady Gaga steps out with pink and purple hair. Think she got her inspiration from Rainbow Brite? [Tokyo, 8/8/09] Keep reading »

Guy Gets Sperm Facial, We Think He Secretly Likes It

Clearly, journalist Marty Beckerman is desperately in need of some attention. How else to explain this video, where he films himself getting a sperm facial–they’re all the rage, you know–at a fancy NYC spa? But if he thinks it’s so gross, why is he filming the alarmingly disgusting boring procedure at all? And is that fake vomiting at the end really necessary, Marty? Methinks the man doth protest too much. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Should Boob Jobs Help Fund Health-Care Reform?

Obviously, money is a huge hurdle when it comes to Obama’s trillion-dollar health-care plan, but here’s one revenue source government officials may consider: tax on plastic surgery. The excise “bo-tax” (no we didn’t make that term up, but wish we could take credit) allegedly being floated around by the feds would be placed on cosmetic procedures that aren’t medical necessities, like boob jobs, teeth whitening, Botox injections, and face lifts. New Jersey already imposes such taxes, the revenue of which, we’d surmise, comes largely from the cast of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Keep reading »

Here She Comes, Miss Russian Prisoner 2009

Not only are we wondering whether boys should compete in beauty pageants, we’re questioning whether prisoners strutting their stuff for the judges is the best way to “rehabilitate” those behind bars. Whatever your take on it, jail-bird beauty queens aren’t a new entry into the world of bizarro pageants—but one Russian women’s prison “biker chic” contest goes above and beyond! Check out the crowned winner (above) as well as all the dramatic behind-the-scenes shots after the jump. Keep reading »

The Life Of A Hand Model—It Ain’t All Manicures And Big Paydays

How freakin’ hard can hand modeling be? Despite the $1,200-a-day pay rates, it’s not so easy, according to full-time parts model Ashly Covington. (That’s her hand, starring in a NuvaRing ad.) Sure, she can earn thousands for an hour or two of “work,” but a career based solely on the appearance of one’s hands is no picnic! She never cooks, cleans, or does anything that could threaten her perfect manicure. And forget about the errant paper-cut — it’s career suicide! Keep reading »

Will Ferrell’s Sunscreen Line Is No Joke

Only Will Ferrell could, erm, make cancer funny? A comedian knows that sometimes you have to laugh in the face of life’s challenges. Perhaps that’s why he launched his own hilarious sunscreen line for a charity called Cancer For College, which donates funds to students suffering from cancer (who often can’t attend school because the disease takes such a toll on family finances). Where to buy it, after the jump!

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