“It’s definitely better to do something awful with your outfit and your personality than nothing at all — middle of the road, that’s always bad.”
–Jill Bumby, one half of the duo, The Bumbys. I know this sounds crazy, but Jill and Gill Bumby go to parties and will, if you ask, compose “a fair and honest appraisal of your appearance.” They’ve procured hundreds of paid gigs — including at Art Basel in Miami — doing just that. To quote Minka Kelly quoting Yves St. Laurent in “The Roommate”: “Fashions fade. Style is eternal.” Our own Amelia received a Bumbys appraisal once — read it, after the jump! [NY Mag] Keep reading »
Women always be changing their hair. It’s a maxim you can set your watch to. And celebrity ladies are no different. In fact, whether it’s for a role, because of a breakup, or simply because their agent told them putting blue streaks in their locks might garner them an extra bit of press (looking at you, Lauren Conrad), famous ladies are just as guilty as the rest of us of making impetuous hair moves. After the jump, we review some of the big hair changers so far this year — women who have gone from long to short, from short to long, from blonde to red and right back again. And don’t forget to tell us whose hair you covet and who you think should probably be sporting a paper bag over their head these days.
Meet Seemona Sumasar. She is 36 years old, a mother, and a former Morgan Stanley analyst who managed a restaurant in Queens. One night about two years ago, her Jeep was pulled over by police. She was shocked to be arrested. “You know you did it. Just admit it,” a police officer threatened her.
“It” was a string of armed robberies. Specifically, ones where a woman approached victims wearing a policewoman’s uniform and then turned her gun on them. Only Sumasar hadn’t done “it.” “It” had never actually happened. Keep reading »
Yup, even alongside smart-assery from Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, watching gay couples wed makes me tear up! The adorable “Daily Show” corresondents — a husband and wife duo of 10 years — were there on Sunday when same-sex marriage became legal in New York State; somebody had to warn these couples about what they are getting into. [The Daily Show] Keep reading »