If you call yourself a “feminist“—which basically means you believe women deserve the dignity, rights and respect afforded to men—then you can relate to how peeps come out of the woodwork to tell you you’re either being “too feminist” or “not feminist” enough. Some people think feminism should be a spartan existence where there’s no frivolity allowed, on principle: no makeup, no “Sex & The City, and definitely no getting married!
The dumbest criticism of feminists we’ve ever seen happened when some people freaked out over the engagement of Jessica Valenti, co-founder of Feministing (and one-time Frisky blog!) to her boyfriend, Andrew Golis, deputy publisher of the politics blog, Talking Points Memo. Gettin’ hitched, apparently, is “antithetical” to feminism. Keep reading »
When it comes to free crap, no one (save maybe celebrities) racks up more gratis perfume, CDs, tickets, books, gadgets, haircuts, trips, clothes, massages, bags, shoes and even home goods than magazine editors. Publicists and their clients are all too eager to send them free everything in hopes that maybe, just maybe, one of the many items piled up around their desks will stand out and land on one of the mag’s glossy pages. (And yes, while that sounds like a dream come true to many, after you get that much stuff for a few years, well, it all just becomes a bunch of stuff, ya know?) Until recently, bloggers didn’t have this “problem,” but since — shocker! — PR firms started to realize the potential of the internet to spread the word about the products they represent (after all, most sites have way bigger traffic than even top mag circulations), the more influential bloggers started getting free stuff, too.
Now, the FTC wants to make sure you know that the lipstick your favorite blogger is recommending was probably sent to her for free. And according to The New York Times, this is gonna rock the online fashion and beauty community, big time. But what does it mean to you? Keep reading »
Have you ever noticed how, if one woman in a room is perusing a glossy magazine, all the other women in the room magically gravitate towards her and somehow end up reading over her shoulder? Let’s face it, with their gorgeous photo spreads, the splashy headlines and celebrity interviews, women’s magazines are pretty darn addictive. Just so you don’t have to plop down $3.99 on each and every November issue, we’ve scoured them all to tell you which ones are bringing you fresh stories and ideas, and which ones are just recycling the same old drivel. After the jump, six issues dissected and graded. Keep reading »
Where do starlets go when their career needs a boost? Apparently, “Project Runway
.” Lindsay Lohan
appeared as a guest judge on the show earlier in the season, and last night Christina Aguilera
took her turn. Seeing her on the episode, sporting some serious bangs, reminded me why she’s been the pop star who’s totally fallen off the radar, even though she has the best voice. The girl is too darn nice! Keep reading »
Who says Olivia Newton John’s influence on fashion is over? Carmen’s sporty look is achieved by pairing a Zara top and American Apparel leggings, in an apparent nod to the cult classic “Let’s Get Physical” video. Work it out, girl! Keep reading »
The other day I was walking down the street wearing a shirt with a frilly collar and black skinny jeans, and, suddenly, it hit me! If I put on a cropped jacket, some red knee socks, and carried around a red cape or blanket, I could fight bulls like there’s no tomorrow. Now, if only I knew someone with a bull costume, my matador ensemble would truly be complete. Keep reading »
Writer Lucinda Rosenfeld is in big-time trouble with internet commenters! The author of I’m So Happy For You writes an advice column for Double X called “Friend Or Foe” and her advice to a recent letter writer has commenters calling for her termination. So what was the dilemma and her supposedly awful advice? Let’s begin with the conundrum. Keep reading »
Though hard to admit, it seems the Kardashian sisters do know something about fashion and running a business. After all, their store, Dash, has taken off — but are they ready to design? While we’re not quite sure, Bebe, apparently, has full faith in the girls and has hired Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney to create a collection for spring. “This is honestly a dream come true!” Kim wrote on her site. “We have always loved fashion and have wanted to design for such a long time and now we finally are!”
No word yet on just what their line will look like, but we wonder: Will you buy Kardashian designs at Bebe? [Er, seems like that'll be a whole lotta "sexy," and yes, those quotation marks indicate irony. -- Editor] [People]
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We’ve seen this one coming for a long time, and, between Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni Sarkozy, it’s been on the fashion radar a lot lately. Now, the not-new-but-new-now heel height has been spotted on Italian Vogue editor Giovanna Battaglia (uh, such a huge style crush on her!), above, and loads of runways for spring 2010—Marni, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. So, what are your thoughts? Are you a total four-inch heels or flats girl? Or do you really love the mid-height heels? I think to make a kitten heel feel non-corporate, you need a really wild pair—and a non-business-y getup. [Refinery29] Keep reading »