7 Tricks To Outlet Shopping

Last week, I checked out the new Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth outlet store at Woodbury Commons, which is an hour drive outside of New York City. Woodbury Commons is an insane outlet destination shopping spot, and people bring friggin’ wheeled suitcases to tow their booty around. There are more than 100 shops there, but not everything is the deal you might think it is — it takes some maneuvering and smart shopping to get a really good deal. I found a Yigal Azrouel coat, which was originally retail priced at $1875 (ridiculous, I know), on sale for $370. If I knew math, I’d say that was a 85 percent discount or something. You guys probably hate it, but I think it’s a grown up and sexy interpretation of my Navajo craziness.

Anyways, I learned a thing or two about outlet shopping from the folks over at Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth and my day trotting around all 1,000 acres of Woodbury Commons. Keep reading »

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Semen Found On The Maid’s Clothes, French Newspaper Reports

Dominique Strauss-Kahn‘s semen was found on the clothing of the New York City hotel housekeeper he allegedly sexually assaulted, according to the French newspaper, Atlantico. The NYPD reportedly examined her clothes for DNA evidence, and removed a portion of the hotel suite carpet. (This is why it’s very, very, very important that you do not take a shower, brush your teeth or wash your clothes after any type of sexual assault!) However, Strauss-Kahn’s defense team is said to be arguing that the sexual contact between the former International Monetary Fund chief and the unnamed maid was consensual. If you read the new details about the assault that I included in Today’s Lady News yesterday, you’ll likely agree with me that argument could be a stretch. Keep reading »

Jingle Punks: Classical Music Versions Of All Your Hipster Favorites

I’m in love with Jingle Punks, a self-described “hipster orchestra” that covers pop/rock tunes like MGMT‘s “Time To Pretend” orchestrally. (Oh, wow, “orchestrally” is actually a word, y’all.) Jingle Punks’ music is perfect for girls like me who enjoy both classical and pop music. And who doesn’t love a good cover? I bet you can’t listen to just one Jingle Punks song. [YouTube via Flavorwire] Keep reading »

8 Awesome Music Videos Featuring Supermodels

Quickies: Mildred Baena Wore Maria Shriver’s Jewelry & Clothes, Plus See “The Muppets” Trailer!

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger hid out at his Sun Valley, Idaho, home after the news broke that he’d fathered a child outside of his marriage to Maria Shriver. Gee, when life gets rough, that must be nice to be able to do. [x17online.com]
  • And in other super-classy news: TMZ claims his lover, housekeeper Mildred Baena, was “obsessed” with Maria Shriver and allegedly used to wear her clothes and jewelry. Now that’s just creepy. [TMZ]
  • “Jersey Shore”‘s Ronnie and Sammi are back together. How many seasons can we watch these two fight? [New York Daily News]

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Today’s Lady News: Kansas Politician Compares Pregnancy From Rape To Getting A Flat Tire

  • Last Friday, the Kansas state legislature voted to ban insurance companies from covering abortions in their plans, except in the case of a woman’s life being at risk. That’s not good enough for State Rep. Pete DeGraaf, who is also an associate pastor; he wants no abortions, ever. When Rep. Barbara Bollier challenged him on that, Rep. DeGraaf told her, “We do need to plan ahead, don’t we, in life?” Bollier replied, “”And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with pregnancy?” To which DeGraaf responded, “I have a spare tire on my car. I also have life insurance. I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.” OH NO, YOU DID NOT JUST SAY THAT. Epic facepalm. But he lists his contact information on his website, so I’m sure he’d love to hear what y’all think about this. Write State Rep. DeGraaf at pete.degraaf@house.ks.gov and petedegraaf@att.net or call 785-296-7693 and 316-777-0715. Please share any responses you receive in the comments. [Blogs.Pitch.com, Kansas Legislature]

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