The other day, I was walking behind a woman who had a really beautiful chain dangling down her back. At first, I thought it was just a necklace, but as I passed her, I realized it was actually a body harness — a pretty piece of body jewelry. Body jewelry had its moment a couple of years ago, but we think if you’re feeling a little bored with your accessories routine, you can spice things up with a cute pair of chain suspenders or a torso-hugging harness.
Cindy Gallup’s Make Love Not Porn movement has inspired us. For those of you who have never heard of her, Cindy Gallup is, for lack of a better term, a cougar. When, in her 40s, she began dating (and having sex with) much younger men, she discovered that their bedroom playbook was a little too heavily influenced by hardcore porn. During a 2009 TED talk, Gallup announced her plans to sexually re-educate, rehabilitate and reorient young people.
Her new website, MakeLoveNotPorn.com and video site MakeLoveNotPorn.tv (which hasn’t officially launched yet) will endeavor to teach the difference between the “porn world” and the “real world” by sparking discussion and showing videos of people having real-life sex. Not that she’s anti-porn (she claims to be a fan) she just wants everyone involved to know the difference. AMEN.
We’ve been having a similar experience in the bedroom and it’s time we ‘fess up. Guys, we’re onto you. We know when we’ve unwittingly been cast in your personal porno fantasy. Like a knockoff handbag, we can smell the inauthenticity a mile away. Most of the time, we’re too polite to say anything and we either choose to attempt to play the part … or not. I mean, sometimes we’re into it, too. But often, we feel the burden of your unrealistic expectations. So, we’re putting you on blast. It’s time to come up with some more original stuff. Click through to see our running list ideas we know you’re getting from XTube. [New York Times]
Well, we know what Jael Strauss has been up to since appearing on Cycle 8 of “America’s Next Top Model” because we saw her recent meth intervention on the “Dr. Phil” show. Very sad. Not quite as sad but still sad: posing for a photo spread in Vogue Knitting Magazine. What!? A high-end knitting magazine exists? Apparently, it does. And apparently that’s where forgotten “ANTM” contestants go after they leave the show. Here’s Cycle 11 winner McKey Sullivan on the cover. She’s giving some face in that pink beret. As Tyra would say, “She’s wearing the hat, it’s not wearing her.” Click through to see more “ANTM” models who have graced the pages of Vogue Knitting. [Buzzfeed]
Take it from me, cheap bridesmaids dresses do exist. How do I know? I purchased five bridesmaids dresses for under $50 each. Cheap bridesmaids dresses do exist. Do not let the bridal stores, magazines and Pinterest lead you astray. If your goal is to find affordable (or at least “reasonable,” depending on your perspective) dresses for your bridesmaids to wear, follow these steps to success. (Plus, check out 16 of my own picks above!) I guarantee your wedding party will love you for it. Keep reading »
One summer trend that’s definitely sticking around for fall (and hopefully forever?!) is the stylish high-top sneaker. Embellished with studs, straps, sequins, or a hidden wedge, a pair of edgy kicks can pump up the volume of any outfit. Looking for a little inspiration for how to rock your own sneakers? We found 15 celebs–from Kristen Stewart to Rihanna to Amy Poehler–strutting their stuff in rad high tops. Click through to check out all the different ways they styled ‘em!