Unlikely Style Inspiration: Alan From “The Hangover”

In “The Hangover” (both 1 and 2), Zach Galifianakis’ character Alan Garner is socially inept, moody, abrasive, and has a bad habit of drugging his best friends. He’s also, against all odds, totally endearing. Alan’s personal style is as questionable as his character–graphic tees, white jeans, man purses (“It’s a satchel!”), and impossibly large aviator sunglasses–but I have to admit I’m charmed by his outfits as well. Is it possible to put together a flattering, stylish ensemble inspired by a such a walking faux pas? Challenge accepted… Keep reading »

Infographic: What It Takes To Get An Abortion In The U.S.

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The feminist activist group Third Wave Foundation put together this incredibly informative infographic depicting what it takes for a woman to obtain an abortion in the United States. The graphic calls attention to “the barriers … that are overshadowed in current debates,” particularly those affecting low-income women who have “limited access to money, safety, shelter, transportation, and documentation.” Seeing all of it together is, well, striking and depressing. Click the link above to see the graphic blown up to full size. [via Psychotropic Politics] Keep reading »

Whose Dress Would You Rather Steal: Emma Roberts Or Sasha Spielberg?

Whose Dress Would You Rather Steal?

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What Your Favorite Movie Dad Says About You

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Forget your sign—I think there is a far more accurate way to pin down your personality type*. Ask yourself this question: who is your favorite movie dad? There have been oh so many types of dads on the silver screen over the years. Sweet dads. Military dads. Dads who’ll impersonate a woman to spend more time with their kids. Pick your favorite dad from the image above, and then scroll through this slideshow to see what your favorite movie dad says about you.

*This quiz is for entertainment purposes only. For the moments when I’m right—see, I told you so. For the moments when I’m wrong—sorry, I am definitely not a psychology professional. Feel free to share in the comments how correct your reading is.

We Can’t Wait for Full Figured Fashion Week

Get ready, girls: Full-Figured Fashion Week is just about upon us. According to the event’s mission, Full-Figured Fashion Week “will not only provide an opportunity for independent designers to market their collections to a wider audience, and a unique opportunity for plus models to gain more professional exposure on the runway, but also a chance for the media, buyers and the general public to have access to collections that have not received the marketing and publicity they deserve.” “It’s been crazy,” said organizer Gwen Devoe. “It’s just exploding. Women are finally getting a chance to see fashion come alive on models with bodies they can relate to.” Keep reading »

Mommyrexia: When Moms Fight To Stay Thin While Pregnant

Ahh, new parenthood. Full of excitement, late nights, priceless memories, and small joys. But for some women, motherhood comes with a hefty price — MOMMYREXIA. An article in today’s New York Post explores the, ahem, important issue of moms — specifically on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, so specifically white and upper middle class/wealthy — who are obsessed with pregnancy weight gain. This fear of being a, well, fat mom (fat by completely bizarro standards, BTW) is so overwhelming, that the mommyrexics struggle to stay thin while knocked up and don’t waste any time before hitting the gym once their little one is no longer in their taut bellies. Keep reading »

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