Get Your Hard Candy Fix At Walmart

In August, we heard cult ’90s makeup brand Hard Candy was coming to Walmart stores at lower prices. Well, the time to paint your nails funky colors and wear matching jelly rings has arrived. Hard Candy lipsticks, glosses, eye shadows, concealers, and, yes, nail polish, are available now. The products have retained their cute packaging and playful palette, but they’ve kicked the hefty price tag. Back when Hard Candy launched in the 1996, LA retailer Fred Segal sold bottles of pale blue polish for $18 a pop. These days, everything costs $10 or less. And, if you don’t live near a Walmart store, buy online — shipping costs just 97 cents. Needless to say, our nails will be painted forest green as soon as the postman delivers our order. [Walmart] Keep reading »

Check Out Ralph Lauren’s New Olympic Uniforms

Ralph Lauren debuted his new uniforms for the US Olympic team during “The Today Show” on Wednesday morning, and they’re nothing less than pure Americana style. Surprised? The closing ceremony looks mix a newsboy feel (like his spring runway show) with hard core alpine boots, while the design on the medal stand collection is all one of a kind, “like a snowflake.” How precious. You can buy pieces now on Nike.com, and even personalize your own polo, so now everyone’s an Olympic athlete. Just don’t get caught with a bong in your hands. Keep reading »

Kelly Osbourne’s Style Rules Actually Make Sense

A few short years ago, Kelly Osbourne was known solely for her fashion faux pas, wild hair and makeup, and drug addictions. So why did she pen a style book? Well, as any “Dancing with the Stars” fan will tell you, Kelly has lived through her well-documented fashion mistakes and has learned from them, coming out of the “tough years” very poised. She reveals her style tips in Fierce in a way that only Kelly can, but we’ve got a few takeaways for you after the jump. Keep reading »

Mickey Mouse Got A Makeover. But What About Minnie?

You know how our grandparents grew up yelling “Hello, Mickey” back at the TV during cartoon hour? Well, today’s kids seem to view the helium-voiced mascot as more of a logo, or maybe a hat design, than as a lovable character. I guess that didn’t sit well with the higher-ups at Disney, who want their iconic moneymakers to hold not just our attention but our hearts. So Disney is re-imagining Mickey Mouse. Next fall, in a video game called “Epic Mickey,” Nintendo Wii players will have the opportunity to mold their own CGI version of Mickey, who will travel through the Small World ride gone wrong and face a disemboweled robot Donald Duck, among other dilemmas. Mickey’s appearance will change through his adventures, with the way gamers make Mickey behave. In this universe, Mickey will be a rascally character, a la Bart Simpson, which was his original persona. Sounds great. But, uh, what about Minnie? And Donald? And Goofy? And Daisy? After the jump, we suggest how to bring them into 2009 as well.. [NY Times] Keep reading »

A Convicted Sex Offender Tells His Side Of The Story In Vanity Fair

The December issue of Vanity Fair contains a pretty shocking article called “A Crime Of Shadows.” The piece is about a convicted sex offender named “J” who was coaxed by Pennsylvania detective Michele Deery into meeting for sex in a parking lot. While this is not a crime, Deery had posed in a chat room as “Heather,” a mother with two kids and she made it very clear to J that she wanted her young children—who she said were ages 8 and 11—to be involved. Deery and J had quite a lot of nasty back-and-forth before their meeting, where a bunch of cops, not a mother and her two kids, showed up and slapped J with a slew of charges, landing him time in prison. But what about his side of the story? That’s what this piece focuses on. Keep reading »

Mel B’s Red Carpet FAIL

Apparently, Hollywood pressure can really get to a (spice) girl. Mel B is married to some producer dude who had something to do with some new movie called, “Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans” that we will likely never see. It premiered last night. Whatever. But The Daily Mail reports that when she realized “she would be sharing the red carpet with A-listers Eva Mendes and Charlize Theron, she knew she would have to go the extra mile to get attention.” Oddly, she kind of went the opposite of an extra mile and uh, fell a little short. Seriously. Tragically. Short. [The Daily Mail]
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How To Deal With Your Man After Your Team Won (Or Lost) The World Series

So, the World Series is over. The Yankees are World Champions of Baseball. Again. For some, this is a time of rejoicing when every happy day is Christmas and the streets overflow with beer. For others, it is a long and tearful road to next year. Then, there’s everyone else — the baseball widows Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: All We Want For Xmas Is A Little Bling

The holiday beauty gift sets are rolling out to stores and well, let’s just say some are better than others. This Thierry Mugler Alien combo, $75, is one of the former. There are plenty of Angel fans out there, but if you haven’t had the pleasure of smelling the lesser known Alien it’s a little tougher and, I think, chicer with a core scent of Moroccan jasmine and an effervescent (and surprising) tangerine top note rounded out with white amber and Kashmir wood. In short, it’s the perfect winter fragrance, it smells absolutely delicious, and I’ve been spritzing it on before dinner which makes me feel terribly glamorous. This season, they’re selling this limited-edition, Swarovski bedazzled, 30ml refillable container served up with a side of gold wax that’s perfect to use as a highlighter for your cheekbones and décolleté. Yum. [Thierry Mugler] Keep reading »

Completely Conflicting Madonna/Jesus Luz Stories Make Us Distrust Gossip Columns

Today’s New York gossip columns confused me. Page Six in the New York Post ran an item about how Mandonna is hustling to make sure that boyfriend Jesus Luz becomes an in-demand celebrity deejay. “Madonna is prepared to grind hard to promote man-candy Jesus Luz’s career,” the story claimed, before describing her attending his DJ gig at the Standard Hotel last night and heating up the dance floor to make a good impression. Meanwhile, Gatecrasher in the New York Daily News went with the exact opposite story: “Madonna beau Jesus Luz lacking Material support for DJ dreams.” They decided that, since Madonna had not offered to do a collaboration with Jesus, she wasn’t in his corner. And furthermore, since Jesus didn’t play a Madonna song during his set, he was clearly hurt by the situation. A nice illustration of just how tenuous gossip columns are, no? [NY Post, NY Daily News] Keep reading »

Cheapskate: New York & Co.

When I worked at New York & Co. in the early part of this decade, the fashion was really lacking. The clothes were one step above your typical mom wear with work appropriate stuff mixed in. Plus, my store didn’t carry size XS or 2, so I rarely bought anything. All that has changed, now, as the retailer tries to get more with the times — the style times that is. And I’m having a difficult time not buying pretty much everything on the site. Here are 20 of my favorite, totally affordable items from New York & Co. Keep reading »

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