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Alexander McQueen was all set to revolutionize insider-y Fashion Week by broadcasting his spring/summer 2010 runway show live on the web. The fashion blogs were psyched, and so were we. Unfortunately, fashion history was not made, and who should be at fault but Lady Gaga. When the pop star posted to Twitter that her new single, “Bad Romance,” would be debuting at the McQueen show, the streaming website was inundated by thousands of visitors, causing it to crash.
No fashion for the masses this time, kiddies. Maybe next season designers who want to stream their shows live will think about increasing their bandwidth (and no, that doesn’t refer to dress size). [Elle UK] Keep reading »
It’s Wednesday, which means the week is half over and you’ve made it to hump day. But even more importantly, the new ‘bloids just hit newsstands. Lest you have to actually buy and read them cover to cover, we’ve perused each to bring you the juiciest, most fascinating stories. We’re sure each and every bit is 115 percent true.
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Apparently, “Miss Sexy” pants are a little too, well, sexy for English school masters to stomach. The Nailsea School near Bristol, England has officially banned the $18, super-tight black trousers, deeming the VPLs (visible panty lines) and “Miss Sexy” label inappropriate for the young ladies who are so fond of them. As the “Miss Sexy”-wearing girl at left is suggesting with her pout, this decision is unlikely to be greeted with much enthusiasm by the skin-tight-pants-wearing student body at Nailsea. She looks about as pissed as “Gossip Girl” Jenny Humphrey might if her school told her she had to stop wearing shirts as dresses and actually vaguely conform to their uniform. Yikes. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
I was shuffling through these photos of Scandinavian set designer and stylist Tina Törnquist’s work and it struck me: I love the way an all-white interior looks … well, in photos anyways. Everything is completely uncluttered (a huge plus for me considering I live in a closet of an apartment), clean, shiny and serene-looking. But here’s the thing: How do people actually live in those bleached-out spaces? Keep reading »
According to a new survey, 33 percent of women in Denver would give up sex for a whole year before handing over their cell phones. Granted, the survey was conducted by a cell phone company, but it got us thinking: Is there anything you would give up sex for for a whole year? Where do you rank sex on your list of life priorities? I hate phones, so giving up my cell for a year wouldn’t be the hardest thing in the world, but coffee? Or email? Or stiff Gin & Tonics? Hmm … that’s pushing it. It’s a tough call, but I think there might be a few things on my list I’d have a harder time giving up for a year than sex. How about you? [via TheDenverChannel.com] Keep reading »
Online dating website OKCupid has posted an entry on its blog that takes a close look at its users’ email response patterns according to race. The results might not be surprising, but they’re nevertheless significant—a sender’s race plays a large role in whether he/she will get a response. By comparing the write-back rate of Asian, black, white, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Indian, and Native American men and women, the website finds that correspondence is noticeably less or more than what the write-back rate “should” be. In a nutshell, OKCupid breaks down the research, which analyzed about a million users. White men get the most responses. Black women respond the most yet receive far fewer replies. White, Asian, and Hispanic women largely prefer white men. OKCupid calls this racism:
“[We] are about to basically prove that, despite what you might’ve heard from the Obama campaign and organic cereal commercials, racism is alive and well.