Themed pencil sets add a wonderfully retro feel to any desk, nightstand, or bookbag, and they also make fantastic stocking stuffers. We scoured Etsy shops for the nerdiest writing implements and settled on these 9 sets, decorated with references both helpful (chemical element symbols) and not-so-helpful (assorted quotes from “The Big Lebowski”). Write on…
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Celebrities — so fluffy, so innocuous, so silly and pointless. It seems we’re surrounded by manufactured celebs these days. But for every Paris Hilton there’s a Hedy Lamarr — a strong, brilliant woman who succeeded in both the celebrity realm and in scientific endeavors. Keep reading »
You can find anything on Tumblr these days, but if it’s contemporary celebrities styled in retro lingerie you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. We just discovered Bubbles Boutique and productivity has fallen to the wayside — we can’t look away. Before you check it out for yourself, I’ve compiled a few of the very best (and sexiest!) photos from the Bubbles archives. Even better, I’ll also show you how to get the looks for yourself. You can thank me later!
Hello! We’re back! Well, we were back yesterday but it was a post-Thanksgiving adjustment period so we didn’t take outfit pics. The bloat has settled though now, so here we are. Click onward to see what we’re wearing today!
Last night, the British celebrated their own particular brand of style with the British Fashion Awards, honoring the best in designing and fashion talent from around England. Women swept the awards, winning top honors for best fashion and accessories designers — Victoria Beckham and Charlotte Dellal, respectively — while Alexander McQueen head Sarah Burton took home the award for fashion designer of the year. Alexa Chung was crowned most stylish (what is this, high school?) for the second year in a row, beating out both Kates — Middleton and Moss — and Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and Kim Jones took home additional awards.
But what you really want to know is: what did they wear? After the jump, some of the best and worst to grace the fashion red carpet.
“The last time I cut my hair short, my boyfriend at the time was like, ‘You look so much better with short hair.’ So I cut it off. I know, I know, so stupid! My girlfriend thinks he just didn’t want any guys to look at me. … I attract a difference kind of boy when my hair’s red. I get more quality men—like a more thoughtful, nerdy dude.”
– Kirsten Dunst, who I absolutely loved in the Lars Von Trier film “Melancholia,” tells the January issue of Lucky how boys have influenced and reacted to her changing hair over the years. Hmm, I’ve had my hair a variety of colors but haven’t personally noticed a difference in the guys I’ve attracted. Though I do think I’ve had more luck attracting them period since my hair has been a more natural brown. My blonde period wasn’t very eventual, romance wise. What about you? Have you noticed a difference in the types of guys you attract depending on your hair color or cut? (And click on to see all the great photos of Kirsten in Lucky!) [Lucky Mag]
It’s a sad but true fact that in some parts of the world, especially China, baby boys are favored over baby girls. In fact, boys are so strongly favored in some rural areas of China that girls are aborted after their gender is known and as a result there’s a drastic imbalance in the population.
But even in countries where baby girls are brought into the nursery, parents can have a hard time when they learn they’re decorating it pink instead of blue. This has a lot to do with existing sexist prejudices that adversely impact females in society — like lack of access to education and employment — that privilege males and incentivize parents to have boys.
So the magazine Fast Company thought up something completely innovative: it asked a half dozen ad agencies to rebrand girls with mock advertisements. Oh, if sexism were only as simple as bad advertising! The agencies primarily focused on targeting parents — er, consumers — in the U.S. and China and several opted to highlight perceived reasons that girls are better than boys, rather than just appreciating girls for their own sakes. For that reason I’m not sure I like all of these, although all the mock ads are certainly creative.
Take a click through and tell me in the comments what you think! [Fast Company]
Say it ain’t so! TLC member T-Boz, one of the ladies who just a few years ago sang about wanting “No Scrubs,” filed for bankruptcy today. T-Boz — real name Tionne Watkins — owes more than $768,000 to creditors, most of which is related to her $1.2 million home. Ms. Boz does have money coming in – she makes around $11,700 a month in income and spends around $8,800 — but she hasn’t been able to make any headway on her nearly million dollars of debt. She’s also claiming that a portion of her outstanding debt is related to unpaid child support bills, totaling somewhere around $250,000. [TMZ]
Of course, T-Boz is hardly the only celeb to file for bankruptcy After the jump, some other celebs who blew their fortunes.
Designer Christian Dior helped revolutionize fashion with his “New Look,” which refined women’s dressing after World War II, ushering in an era of luxurious refinement. A new collection from Rizzoli gathers around 100 of Dior’s signature styles and gives us a historical tour through the designer’s ample closets. Shot by Patrick Demarchelier, Dior Couture re-positions the collection’s classic elements in modern photographs. Check out a sampling of the shots. [$115, Rizzoli]
Sunday afternoon PSA! If you haven’t yet seen the movie “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” YOU MUST. It is one of the best films I’ve seen all year. It stars the absolutely divine Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a young woman who escapes a cult and goes to live with her sister and her brother-in-law. The movie shows Martha as she tries to assimilate back into “normal” life alongside flashbacks that reveal how she was indoctrinated into the cult, came to be known as “Marcy May,” and the horrors she endured under their control. (John Hawkes, who was in “Winter’s Bone,” is seriously creepy great as the cult leader, Patrick.) The film’s ending is one that has either been loved or hated by viewers and critics, but one thing everyone who’s seen the movie agrees on is that Olsen is superb.
So, after you’ve bought your tickets to see the movie on Fandango and have a couple hours to kill before you head to the theater, click through this slideshow to see 10 examples of this breakout star also killing it in the style department.