Over on Slate, a male reader wrote to Dear Prudence, asking whether it was normal that his girlfriend of six months has been wearing the same bra every day for two weeks. Was she unhygienic, or simply a normal gal? Prudie responded, saying she polled some of the cleanest women she knows and they wash their bras at most once a week.
We did a little research on the topic, and while it’s pretty easy to find information about how you should be washing your bras (preferably by hand in cold water, air-dried), how often isn’t something that has been spelled out or set in stone. Keep reading »
A few weeks ago these hilarious “winking pants” went viral on the Internet, and everyone had a good laugh. Apparently, however, people actually want to wear Winkers and have their butts adorned with the cheeky eye prints. William Jones, the Washington state-based inventor of the pants, has been barraged with an onslaught of orders, and received a quarter million hits on his website. (We like to think our post about it added to Winkers’ success.)
Unfortunately, customers probably won’t be receiving their orders within the blink of an eye—the 73-year-old artist makes each pair by hand. [King5.com]
No offense to Mr. Jones, but we have to wonder who is buying these. Would you order a pair? Keep reading »
We’ve got to admit that Kirsten Dunst looks completely eye-catching (in a cuh-razy kind of way) all dolled up in her Manga finest. Is it a look she should wear every day? Probably not. Are we totally down to try it out? Yes, we are. How to dress like human anime after the jump. Keep reading »
I’ve got four words for you, ladies: male models and babies. The male models are hot. The babies are totally cute. It’s like two great tastes that go great together for your eye-candy pleasure. This fine footage was shot behind the scenes at a shoot for the “Baby Daddy” layout in the September issue of Out magazine. (You can check out the snaps here and here.) The male clothes hangers photographed by Matthias Vriens McGrath include Noah Mills, Leandro Maeder, and Oraine Barrett, and I can safely say there is not one among them that I would kick out of bed for eating crackers. Sure, the clothes are fine, but are the babies and the boys for sale, too? [The Cut] Keep reading »
Australian jeans company Jeanswest has started installing cameras or “butt cams” in their dressing rooms, so women can figure out for themselves if their behinds look big in the jeans they’re considering buying. Personally, I’ve never seen anything wrong with having a big butt, but this technology could come in handy. Most women would have to be contortionists to accurately see their backsides from all angles while in the fitting room (because, let’s face it, those three-sided mirrors don’t cut it). Jeanswest, however, has placed the cameras in the communal area of their dressing rooms, and they broadcast a live view on a screen. Don’t worry; they claim the camera doesn’t record any images. Jeanswest says it is the first to use this technology in Australia, and we certainly haven’t seen it in the U.S., save for the kind of similar Diesel 360 mirror. So if you know of any retailers offering this luxury let us know in the comments — we’re on a never-ending search for the perfect jeans. [Reuters] Keep reading »
Between Mary-Kate‘s bag-lady hippie style, Ashley’s newfound sophistication, and those fun-in-a-traumatic-way memories of the Tanner twins, it’s kind of hard to think of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as legitimate, serious designers. Perhaps that’s why we’ve more or less ignored The Row since its launch a few seasons ago. But, all of a sudden, every big fashion person and their mother, from New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn to Barney’s New York director Julie Gilhart, can’t sing The Row’s praises loudly enough. So we’re finally listening. And kicking ourselves for being dismissive for so long.
We browsed The Row’s early fall offerings on Barney’s site and, though pricey, we now understand why everyone’s saying their sales will jump 30 percent this season. Check out a few of their classic-cool best pieces after the jump. Could they actually be celeb designers that we’d want to encourage? Keep reading »
Remember how people always used to ink up their Converse? That’s what these cute tights from Scottish designer Hillary Laing remind us of. Simpler times. Get your legs in them for about $30 here. [Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »
If you’re a regular in these parts you already know that our staffers are Gilt Groupe addicts, and Gilt Fuse, its newborn sister site, is just as yummy, not to mention a wee bit easier on our wallets. The good folks over there sent us this preview of one of the goodies that’ll be on sale during the Plenty by Tracy Reese bonanza tomorrow (it starts at noon, and you beyotches best get out the way, because we are all logging in at 11:59 and counting the seconds!). They also casually mentioned that one of you fine ladies may be interested in winning all four of these gorgeous Ettika bracelets ($55-$75 each!), which you can stack on and would go smashingly with this Plenty by Tracy Reese T-back dress which will be $94 tomorrow (normally it’s $265).
We’re giving one winner all four bracelets, but you have to work if you want to win. The best commenter this weekend—from today, Thursday Aug 27 through Monday, Aug 31—will be awarded with a set. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
We are forever looking for ways to make working out less painfully boring, but we must begrudgingly admit that V magazine and Jessica Stam beat us to the punch with their new workout spread. Somehow, we neglected to realize that evening gowns, stilettos, neon wrist bands and sky high ponytails were the way to jazz up our gym routines. And while one might think that leather leggings wouldn’t allow for all that much breathing, Stam looks perfectly content in the photoshoot, so we’re inclined to believe that Rachel Zoe, the shoot’s stylist, found a solution. [Modelinia] Keep reading »