Real talk: when it comes to shopping, a single, professional lady’s eyes are usually bigger than her stomach. I am not just referring to coveting $250 sandals that you really don’t need. I’m taking about the way we try to tackle huge style or beauty problems all at once. We watch too many chick flick movies growing up with “ugly-swan-to-princess” makeover scenes and get the idea — the wrong idea, that is — that kickass personal style, gorgeous hair or the perfect beauty routine for you will come at the snap of your fingers.
The reality, which is a lot less sexy, is that these things develop over time. Few of us have a bunch of Benjamins to blow on a whole new wardrobe all at once, or stock a whole makeup bag at the beauty counter. We acquire these things over time and usually there’s lots of trial and error involved.
I’ll leave developing a better style to the folks on “What Not To Wear.” (I love you, Clinton!) But one think I do know about is makeup and how, over time, you can develop your own Big Girl Makeup Bag. I’ve chosen five types of products and two price points — one around $25 or below, and one above $25 — depending on what fits in your budget for each product. Five paychecks from now, you’ll be looking fiiiiine, girl.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, the gowns on the red carpet of the Screen Actors Guild Awardswere pretty sweet, but the hair — the hair!!! — was even better. Intricate braids, messy buns, sleek bobs, and gorgeous waves all made me eager to lock myself in the bathroom and get busy with my curling iron and a fistful of elastics and bobby-pins. Here are eight looks I loved and how to get them!
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Let’s share! What did you do? I saw two excellent movies, “Shame” and “Pariah,” both of which were woefully overlooked by the Oscar committee. Also, Michael Fassbender’s penis is just as big as everyone said. I love it when that happens — when something lives up to the hype. Sigh. Anyway, share what you did this weekend if you’d like and then click through to see what us Frisky broads are wearing today.
Julie and I, while in sync in our love of Joseph Gordon Levitt, kitten videos, and “Downton Abbey,” occasionally disagree on who looked good and who looked bad on the red carpet. Such was the case as we reviewed last night’s SAG Awards red carpet photos so we decided to debate them and leave the decision up to you!
It wasn’t all immaculately turned out Tilda Swintons and stunning Zoe Saldanas at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. No, there were some terrible fashions, too. And though some of these actresses may have won big at the SAGs, they definitely disappointed on the style front. Click through to find out who sagged at the SAGs.
Last night, Hollywood’s most self-congratulatory award show was held, as actors celebrated each other. That meant that everyone who is anyone cleared their schedule to make it down the red carpet and, for the most part, they brought it in the style department. First up — our picks for the best dressed of the night. Later, Julie will present the worst dressed, and after that, she and I debate those we disagreed on. We don’t always see eye-to-eye…
A little over a week ago, we introduced a new feature, Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha, in which we document egregious examples of companies trying to sell shirts as dresses, or celebrities forgoing pants, or, well, you get the picture. This week we have some awesome reader submissions to add to the mix. Remember, if you’re shopping online or checking out celebrity photos and spot a Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha moment, send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll feature it in a post. Stay vigilant. Wear pants when necessary. And click through for this week’s roundup of awkward crossed legs and thigh clenching…
The key to not feeling poor, I’ve discovered, is choosing the right things to spend your money on. I skip cable and splurge on fancy dinners. I deny myself cab rides so I can get weekly pedicures. It’s all about making financial choices that make me feel good. If you are reading this right now, then you’ve probably surmised that I make my living as a writer. We all know what this means: (relative) poorness for life barring some stroke of financial luck. And there are none in my foreseeable future. But I’m not whining. At the start of each year, I decide on a few choice purchases that will make me feel rich. This past year, it was a duvet cover, a Mac laptop, a fancy coffee maker, a maid once a month, a weekend beach share and pair of expensive French boots. Click through to see what I’m spending my hard earned duckets on this year. Don’t worry, it’s not a horse. But a girl can dream.
L’chaim! Another one joins the tribe! Drew Barrymore is reportedly converting to Judaism before she marries fiance Will Kopelman, because being a shiksa won’t fly. It’s time to start brushing up on the Torah and boot up that old episode of “Sex and the City” where Charlotte converts for Harry Goldblatt. [New York Observer]
Drew Barrymore isn’t the only blushing bride making the move to matzo. Many celebrities have made the spiritual switch for love.
Zoe Saldana is kind of, maybe just a little bit, having a moment. She progressed from a young ballerina yearning for success in 2000′s Center Stage to the prettiest Na’vi in Avatar. Now, she’s taken on a public persona as Bradley Cooper’s latest (rumored) arm candy, not to mention a good samaritan who rushed to the aid of a woman injured in a car crash last week. She also appears to have an uncanny eye for style: she’s evaded many of the fashion pitfalls that many young (and not-so-young) actresses face. Basically, the girl can do no wrong, from the red carpet to the streets of Culver City. Keep reading »