“In this [modeling] world, I found, many people were hungry too, but for different reasons. They wanted their bodies to look a certain way, whether their bodies were meant to or not. They chose not to eat. Today, I live in the U.S., where restaurants serve huge portions on even huger platters, and people are tempted to eat too much … I always ask for a doggie bag, to bring the leftovers home. My ex-boyfriend suggested more than once that I cut this out, as he found it embarrassing. (Perhaps that’s why he is no longer my boyfriend.)”
– Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek, on living in a modeling culture of starvation, and an American culture of overeating. [The Daily Beast]
Last week, we asked you to tell us about you were too mad to back down for the chance to win a “Dixie Chicks Storytellers” DVD, CD and signed poster. Check out the winner’s story of a time she was not ready to make nice, after the jump. Keep reading »
Move over, Scarlett! Dolce & Gabbana: The Makeup has selected Felicity Jones as the new face of their upcoming Kohl Collection, to debut the first day of the new year. The designers chose Jones to play the “aristocratic sauvage girl” that inspired the line, which is comprised of five new shades of kohl eyeliner and an eye palette — and who wears eyeliner these days better than the gorgeous Brit? If you’ve never heard of Felicity, you may remember her as the Autumn/Winter 2011 face of Burberry Prorsum. She’s currently starring on the silver screen in Like Crazy, which I haven’t seen because I think it would make me cry. Regardless, Felicity is most definitely having a huge moment right now, and why shouldn’t she? She’s young, British, beautiful, and on the verge of becoming the latest indie darling. Here’s 10 things you should know about this prospective It-girl.
“I was cracking up. Because, like, when would I do that? I’m 17 years old. That’s not legal! I would need my mother’s signature, and do you think my mom would sign off on that?”
– Ali Lohan laughs off rumors that the seemingly sudden change in her facial appearance this year was the result of plastic surgery. I have no idea what led to Ali’s “new” look — surgery, an eating disorder, puberty, whatever — but her question is hilarious. Does she not realize that the public perception of Dina Lohan — mom to her and, uh, Lindsay Lohan — is exactly that of a parent who would sign off on her teenage daughter getting drastic plastic surgery? [Page Six Magazine via Just Jared]
Unexpected Nerd Girl Porn Alert! theBERRY has a gallery of 28 extremely attractive dudes holding cameras that gave me a sudden and surprising girl boner this afternoon. I could make a point-and-shoot joke here, but shall refrain and instead suggest you click on over to peruse the pics yourself.
First things first: I never wear red lipstick. I have a fatal combination of lips with a tendency to chap and a complete destitution of desire to draw attention to myself, especially my damn face. I own a number of red lipsticks, all of which I have bought with the best intentions and a daydream of a new lease on life, but they collect dust in the back of a drawer somewhere. But I just read this article over on xoJane, and I’m totally inspired. It can be a real challenge to find the right shade for your skin tone, so I thought it would be in my best interest to take cues from the people who know best*: celebrities. Maybe even I can find my perfect red, thanks to the stars. Tell me your favorite in the comments!
* Probably not.