Go ahead, put me down on the roster of people who were strongly opposed to Taylor Swift’s visage plastered across the February cover of Vogue. I’ve always thought of her as young, immature, and reeking of eau de teenybopper: cowboy boots, a guitar, and a prom dress? No, thanks. Lo and behold, the chops she showed in the magazine caught me off guard, and I’ve begun to see the country-pop songstress in a different light. She looks all kinds of grown-up on the cover, and photos of her draped in Rodarte on plush couches in the editorial show her to be a formidable fashion girl and clothes-hanger as well. Taylor has grown exponentially since she first appeared on the scene as a curly-haired, button-nosed country bumpkin. Maybe I can find a bit of room in my heart for her, after all. Here’s a look back at her style metamorphosis.
It’s easy to see that “Jersey Shore” star Snooki is beautiful, even if she is a little bit orange from all the bronzer she slathers on. But au natural isn’t usually her vibe. This week, she scrubbed down and Tweeted a photo of herself on her “no makeup day.” Um, I think every day should be her no makeup day. Her makeunder is stunning. After the jump, more stars looking lovely sans fards. How refreshing to see how gorgeous celebs are without their faces on. [Huffington Post]
With all of the new colors, formulas, and innovations that have stepped out onto the makeup scene in the past few months, it can be all too easy to let your basic skincare fall to the wayside. If you’re a beauty fiend, the kind of person who enjoys nothing more than the dewy first swipe of a new coral lipstick or the cool slick of a pitch-black liquid liner, the most important thing you can do for yourself is to lay down a damn good foundation. This doesn’t apply only to those who rise early to “put their face on,” as I always say — this is for everyone who’s ever been known to neglect their skin, to fall asleep with foundation on and wake up with mascara rings around their eyes, to slap body wash on their face during a hurried shower, to forgo moisturizer in a rush: your new skincare regimen starts today.
TGIF! Got any crazy awesome plans for the weekend? I do! I am going to sleep my ass off, read Middlesex, and go to yoga. Maybe. Click to see how we’ve decided to dress for the end of the work week.
Earlier this week stylist Stefany Mohebban raided my closet and helped me find some hot, new looks hiding in my existing wardrobe. While she was working magic on my wardrobe, I asked her to take a peek and tell me what I was missing. I always try to shop for stuff I need, but I get confused, lose steam and end up buying more of what I already have. Does that happen to anyone else? Go shopping for a skirt, come home with another pair of skinny jeans. How? Once and for all, I wanted to know what I really need to buy. From a professional. Click through to see Stefany’s picks for me. I see a shopping trip in my future! Or at least an online one.
I’ve been on the fence about Zooey Deschanel for some time now. Partly because she sang a ridiculously cute song with My Fantasy Boyfriend a few weeks ago, and partly because I feel that she’s cultivated this totally annoying Manic Pixie Dream Indie Rock Girl persona, and it just seems to goddamn fake. But then I’m like, eh, maybe I’m just jealz. Zooey D. has a TV show! And no credit card debt! And a cotton commercial wherein her warbly voice sings about “the touch, the feel” whilst we peer into her cavernous closet full of retro-inspired frocks. Good for her.
And then I read her interview in Allure magazine and I wanted to die. Keep reading »
Pussy bows: It’s a funny term, but yes, that’s actually the official name for shirts featuring big, feminine tie bows on the front. We happen to love pussy bows, and think they’re the perfect way to jazz up the same old shirt and trousers combo, but you’ve gotta have the right one. That’s why we’ve selected 10 cute, and reasonably priced blouses with bows to get you started. Take a look!
I read a commenter’s request that we take “What Are We Wearing?” outside and I thought that sounded like a great idea. So we’re going outside — probably next week. We’re working our way down there by posing in our office hallway today!
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?
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 email@example.com. Stay vigilant out there. And now, for this week’s lineup…