Normally I’m skeptical of any messages across your bum (juicy?), but Mary Green’s Seven Ways to Say “I Love You” Silk Boyshorts ($173 for the set at figleaves.com) are just too adorable to ignore. (It doesn’t hurt that the silkiness of the fabric offsets the boyishness of the boyshorts!) Each day of the week you can tell someone those three little words in Spanish, English, German, Hebrew, Italian, Chinese and French. Damn, I wish I’d had these panties when I studied abroad in Prague, because I might’ve had more to say to the French dude…and the Italian dude…and…ah, nevermind. Keep reading »
For the March issue of W, Madonna gets all cougar-esque and heads to Rio de Janeiro for some hot and heavy time with boy toy Jesus Luz. Purportedly, Madonna and Jesus (with those names, they’re surely a match made in heaven — or, well, celebrity hell) were or are dating or canoodling or humping or whatever it is famous people do these days. Jesus is a model, and the two are seen cavorting in this bazillion-page layout in the Hotel Gloria in Brazil, where Steven Klein shot their pictures. At the time of the shoot, a Brazilian website opined: “Everyone knows they are ficando — which is a Portuguese expression that means they are kissing and doing other things but without any obligation of being faithful or getting into a relationship afterwards.” So much for A-Rod! Take that, Guy. Madonna is on the prowl. Mothers, lock up your manchildren. After the jump, what went on behind the scenes. Keep reading »
Thought UGGs were comfy? Turns out a pair of UGGs can be as bad for your feet as a pair of torturous stilettos. And they don’t even elongate your legs or look cute! Dr. Ed Chairman, a Philadelphia podiatrist, said the popular boots lack foot or ankle supports, which turns UGG-wearers into pain-havers. If treated early, the pain can be resolved with an orthotic, but if the UGG-lover waits too long to seek treatment, surgery could be required. Wouldn’t it be easier to ditch ‘em altogether? [KYW Newsradio 1060] Keep reading »
JCPenney’s collaboration with designer Charlotte Ronson, I Heart Ronson, just came out, but I’m not going to buy anything from it. In fact, I’m getting a little sick of designers collaborating with big retailers.
When Target first began doing its Go International designer collaborations back in 2006 with Luella Bartley, I was beyond psyched. At the time, I was an assistant at a magazine and wasn’t making anywhere near enough to pay for some of the styles on its page. With Go International, I could at last afford clothes by the new designers everyone was talking about. And because the lines were nicely done and even the people who could afford the pricier stuff wanted pieces from them, there was no shame in buying a dress from Target. Keep reading »
The Michelle Obama-focused style blog Mrs. O is getting into the Obama-inspired fashion business. Don’t worry, the site hasn’t become completely tasteless and started selling knockoffs of her outfits. Instead, they’re copying her in a cheeky way, by putting her style on an American Apparel shirt. The Mrs. O T-shirt is a trompe l’oeil interpretation of Obama’s final presidential debate outfit, a Maria Pinto dress worn with three Erickson Beamon flora brooches pinned to a single strand of peals. The limited edition shirt will be available for $30 starting today, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Operation USO Care Package, an initiative the real Mrs. O supported in her 2008 holiday greeting. Keep reading »
When you don’t have the money to buy a whole new outfit, it’s all about the accessories. For example, if you take a simple dress and add a jeweled brooch, you’re suddenly as stylish as Michelle Obama! The gems at 1928 Jewelry look as though you inherited your grandmother’s gorgeous baubles because they’re based on vintage jewelry from around the world. While you’ll look like a million bucks wearing this brooch, bracelet, or earrings, buying them will barely put a dent in your bank account. [prices vary, 1928 Jewelry]
We’re giving away the three 1928 Jewelry items pictured above to five readers, but you have to work if you want to shine like the top of the Chrysler Building. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Dec. 30 through Thursday, Feb. 5 — 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 »