How To Wear The Oxford Shoe Trend

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How To Wear The Oxford Shoe Trend

Oxford shoes are all the rage this season, and your feet should be thankful. You no longer have to manage walking and keeping your foot inside the narrow toe box of a pump, or you can simply forgo wearing heels altogether. But how exactly do you wear these boyish shoes … well … without looking like a boy? We’ve got some outfit tips for flat and high-heeled oxfords.

A Man’s Helter-Skelter Search For His Birth Parents

Here is the best reason ever to not try to find your birth parents. Terry, a Wisconsin woman with a wild past, was contacted recently by Robert Matthews, a DJ in Los Angeles who was adopted and wanted to find his biological parents. Terry was confirmed to have been his mother, and it seems like she was willing to give him as many answers as she could about his family history. But she was significantly tight-lipped about the identity of Robert’s father. After repeated requests from Robert, Terry finally told him. She was pretty sure Robert was conceived in California, in 1967, during a drugged-out orgy, where she was raped—by Charles Manson. Comparing photographs of the two men seems to dispel any hopes that Terry ID’d the wrong guy—they look identical. Robert did some soul-searching and finally decided to get in touch with Manson. He now sends Robert postcards signed with swastikas and other familial gestures, like the phone number to Manson’s prison, which Robert has never called. “He’s my biological father—I can’t help but have some kind of emotional connection. That’s the hardest thing of all—feeling love for a monster who raped my mother,” says Robert. “I don’t want to love him, but I don’t want to hate him either.” If it helps at all, we can hate him for you, Robert. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Put A Designer On It

Get the fashion world wrapped around your finger. London department store Liberty is selling these cute finger puppets modeled after your favorite designers like Sonia Rykiel and Uncle Karl. [FashionTribes.com] Keep reading »

What Booze Do I Bring To Thanksgiving Dinner?

When it comes to T-Day, most of your effort goes towards figuring out (or stressing about) the meal. And hey, congrats! Cooking a turkey is no easy feat. But now you probably want to get all jolly and merry to celebrate your success. So what to drink? Whether you’re in charge of the booze yourself, or a guest at someone else’s Thanksgiving table (hey slacker, now you really have to bring it), here are a few suggestions for appropriate pairings, after the jump. Keep reading »

“Mr. & Mrs. Smith” Part Two? Angelina And Johnny To Star In A Movie Together

If you asked 20 random people to pick the world’s hottest man and woman to throw together in a movie, 18 of them would probably give you the same answer—Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Do not worry, folks, this pairing is in the works. It appears that the two will be teaming up for “The Tourist.” Angie has already signed on, and Johnny is expected to make it official shortly. And, thankfully, the Julian Fellowes-penned screenplay is chock-full of sex scenes. After the jump, the steamy scenes you can look forward to, excerpted courtesy of PopEater and Life & Style. Yes, this will sound like a bad harlequin romance novel. Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Meets Her Match

She’s no Tina Fey, but this lady does a darn tootin’ believable Sarah Palin impersonation. [Wonkette] Keep reading »

How Do You Expect Your Family And Friends To Treat Your Ex?

When you break up with someone, how do you expect the people in your life to treat your ex? This Sunday’s “Modern Love” column in The New York Times explored that topic in an essay by Charles Antin. Antin had an amicable, cold-turkey breakup with his girlfriend of five years, and then found himself morosely following her life in the aftermath via Facebook. When his “technophile” grandfather joined the social networking site and befriended his ex — because of their shared love of Frangelico, it seems — Antin was angry. The column ends with a bit of a whimper — Antin confronted his grandfather, who ended up quitting Facebook entirely — but it got me thinking about how we expect our family members and friends to treat our exes, and how we expect their family and friends to treat us, whether the breakup was amicable or not. Keep reading »

The Latest Trend You’ll Love To Hate: Tron Leggings

What are “Tron leggings,” you ask? According to Trend de la Creme, it’s a new style in body-skimming pants that (perhaps inadvertently) mimic the look in futuristic movies (à la “Tron Legacy,” which is the sci-fi flick coming out in 2010 based on the ’80s classic). Usually black, they feature studded patterns against a dark background that make your pants look like maybe there’s a computer or star ship tracking device in them. Available at large chains like French Connection, Bebe, and Topshop, apparently they’re making the rounds with the young folk. Keep reading »

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