Poor Meghan McCain. It’s hard dating when you’re the daughter of a former Presidential candidate. Especially when he lost. But I’m not just emoting here — Meghan has expressed these sentiments in a new blog post over at The Daily Beast. In her column, “Looking For Mr. Far Right,” she writes that dating for her is a Catch-22 because she finds that she’s not only not attracted to Obama supporters (for obvious reasons), but hardcore supporters of her father too. After all, how’s she to know that the guy is into her for her and not because her dad is a failed presidential candidate? Keep reading »
Ever since the news broke that Rihanna had (allegedly) been beaten by her boyfriend Chris Brown, I’ve been saying that there would be no way she would take him back, even if she wanted to. After all, this is a woman in the public eye, who’s extremely popular with young women and girls. She’s also always seemed to be comfortable and okay with being a role model, unlike, say, Britney Spears, who never seemed to like the influence she had, or was expected to have, over her fans. As it became clearer that this incident did in fact happen and wasn’t just a rumor, I was even more convinced that she couldn’t and wouldn’t get back together with Brown — but part of me did wonder how I, and her fans, and just everyone, would respond if she did. So when I read that Rihanna and Brown were holed up at Diddy’s estate in Miami, and were supposedly reconciling, I thought two things:
1. Who does Diddy think he is? Dr. Phil?
2. WTF?! Keep reading »
March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.
DIANA VREELAND (c.1906-1989)
In 1936, the editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar gave Diana Vreeland, a wife and mother of two, a job, even though she technically didn’t have any experience. Vreeland began telling women to live extraordinarily with her “Why Don’t You” column (a sample: “Why don’t you tie black tulle bows on your wrists?”). She influenced what women in America wore with her work as a fashion editor at Bazaar for 25 years before and then at Vogue, where she first worked as an associate editor before becoming editor in chief in 1963. During her reign, she shook up the fashion world by using women who looked like individuals (Lauren Hutton, Ali McGraw), and helped along the careers of now-infamous designers, including Oscar de la Renta. Vreeland always took chances and did the unexpected, and she hoped others would do the same with their clothing choices and the way they lived their lives.
D.V. by Diana Vreeland
Allure by Diana Vreeland
Diana Vreeland by Eleanor Dwight
Diana Vreeland: Bazaar Years by John Esten
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Burlesque star Dita Von Teese is working on an album. According to E! News, Von Teese said she signed a deal with Interscope Records in Europe and hopes to cover Irving Berlin’s song “Lazy.” It’s possible that her album might not ever get to the States because she currently only has a record deal in Europe, however, this bit of news got us wondering about what Von Teese’s singing voice is like, since her speaking voice is quite melodic. While searching YouTube for possible snippets of her singing, we happened upon the above clip, in which she tells Sharon Osbourne no one would want to hear her sing for even two minutes — not a good thing to say about your voice when you’re trying to sell a record. Keep reading »