What Was Your Worst Wardrobe Malfunction?

I understand that wardrobe malfunctions are a part of life. I accept the fact that buttons pop off and pants rip and blouses become suddenly see-through in certain lights. But that doesn’t make it any easier when it actually happens, for example, this weekend when I was walking around town and realized that my skirt was tucked into my underwear–and had been for an indeterminable amount of time. My mom has me beat, though. A few months ago she was on stage at a conference, being introduced to give a keynote address… Keep reading »

“Absolutely Fabulous” Is Coming Back!

Now this is a far better idea than “Sex and the City 3.” Long before there was Carrie Bradshaw with her tutu/head scarf pairings and Samantha with her fondness for vibrators, there were Edina and Patsy of “Absolutely Fabulous.” The 40-something magazine editor and her sidekick, a PR agent, were big time hippies who went on to disco hard in the ’70s and new wave out in the ’80s. And they aren’t about to let their age keep them from chasing the cool. These two Brits cling to their booze, cigarettes and couture, no matter what Edina’s daughter Saffron had to say. The show was far too hilarious. And so I am glad to announce that it will once again be on TV. Actresses Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley have signed on to reprise their roles for three US specials, which will air on both BBC America and Logo. Keep reading »

Soapbox: You’re Sexy Without The Life-Threatening High Heels

You may have thought the weekend’s biggest news was the hurricane, but there was something even more shocking afoot: People magazine reports that Victoria Beckham had been spotted in flats! Forget telltale signs of climate change via drastic weather patterns; the apocalypse is surely upon us when Posh Spice is willing to be caught on camera without her signature stilettos.

Okay look, at the risk of being typecast as a fashion allergic feminazi, I have to just come right out and say it: I am, generally speaking, against high heels. Why, you might ask, have I joined the ranks of sensible aunts and foot doctors everywhere? It’s about as simple as this: I don’t think women should participate in activities that physically harm them or curb their capacity to get up and go should the situation call for it. I believe there are less limiting ways to look pretty.

I get that they’re sexy as hell. Keep reading »

Bag Lady No More

I’m always running somewhere after work — yoga, a writing group, dinner with friends — and I don’t have time to make the trek home. So I carry everything I could possibly ever need with me for the day in various totes and duffels. More often than not, I end up looking like a crazy bag lady. What I really need is a big bag that I’m not embarrassed to bring to fancy restaurants, that holds a book for the subway, a laptop, workout gear, and doubles as a purse. This GAP flat tote in beige seems to fit all of my requirements for price, cuteness, and functionality. No more being mistaken for a homeless woman.

[$59.95 Gap]

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: “Bachelor Pad” Puckers Up

Last night’s episode of “Bachelor Pad” contained kissing, kissing, and some more kissing. So who locked lips because it was part of the game and who made out because their hormones were raging? Find out after the jump when I recount last night’s good, bad, and WTF moments. And of course, SPOILER ALERT. Keep reading »

18 Songs Written About Other Musicians

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On Sunday night, chillwave band the Wavves got a big push from MTV when they were name dropped about a zillion times during the network’s new series, “I Just Want My Pants Back.” (I keep referring to this series as “Oops, I Crapped My Pants” because I’m bitter that they are filming it on my block and mucking up the neighborhood.) The band used all the free press to drop the first single off their new record, “I Want to Meet Dave Grohl,” a nod to singer Nathan Williams’ obsession with Dave Grohl, of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame. Both Williams and Grohl were at this year’s VMAs, so it’s possible that there was actually a song-fulfilling meeting last night. But either way, Wavves’ “Grohl” track is just one of dozens of songs in which bands sing about other musicians. Click through for a smattering of other great–and really not so great–odes to fellow musical artists.

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