See this incredible lady — and her incredible necklace — above? That’s fashion icon and interior designer Iris Apfel. And soon, you’ll be able to own a tiny piece of her sartorial splendor when she launches her very own line of costume jewelry for the Home Shopping Network. Her HSN line will be called Rara Avis by Iris Apfel and will range in price from $20 to $180. Iris says the collection is inspired by both modern and vintage pieces and will be made from Lucite, metals, and beads. “I have amassed an enormous collection of bags, belts, bangles and beads without which I would be lost.,” she explained. “One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving — hopefully — a kind of throwaway chic.” We can’t wait. [Racked] Keep reading »
There are feminists in Hollywood after all: the Tumblr blog WellsBones unearthed a letter Vogue published written by a 17-year-old Zooey Deschanel, long before she was famous. Without context, I don’t know what Zooey wrote to Vogue in response to. But to be honest, the question she posed to Vogue — “Why would you want to limit the spectrum of beauty to an ‘ideal’ when you, as a popular women’s magazine, have the opportunity to expand it?” — could apply to any issue of Vogue, really. Zooey tweeted her delight at the letter being dug up: “wrote this letter to vogue when I was 17 & someone found it! proud of my feminist teen self.” Zooey Deschanel: twee princess and angry teenaged letter writer? It’s too good to be true.
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Earlier this year, I auditioned for a Broadway show to play a girl … from Wiltshire, England. I hadn’t really considered the note that, “using a regional accent would be an advantage,” until around midnight the night before. And to clarify, “would be an advantage” means, do it.
That’s okay, I thought to myself, I’ll just wing it. Because you know that we all try to sound like Harry Potter from time to time. Wingardium Leviosa! Keep reading »
Planes, trains and automobiles — we know you’re a jetsetting girl (even if you’re just jetting to Grandma’s to say hi). But instead of wearing a bulky coat and carrying all your crap in a purse, try this “sleeper hoodie” from Burton. There’s internal pockets for a passport and tickets, as well as a pocket for headphone cable port! The underarms are ventilated, lest you offend fellow passengers with your stink, and a removable, inflatable neck pillow for napping. Plus, the Burton sleeper hoodie is 100 percent cotton, so you can throw it in the wash when that creepy guy dozing on your shoulder starts to drool. We may not wear casual hoodies often, but when we do, it’s in style!
Speaking of strange beauty advice
from celebrities, Kelly Bensimon
is probably not a reliable source for anything other than acting a fool on reality TV. But girlfriend does
have great hair, so her “DIY Hair Cocktail” recipe is worth a listen. Kelly posted a YouTube video of herself on massaging olive oil, salt, lemon and vodka into her locks — supposedly on the advice of her hairdresser pal, who promised it’d give Kelly’s ‘do a “beachy” look. Sounds more like a “drunky” look to me. Any idea if vodka/lemon/salt/olive oil works — or does it just make you smell like a sorority girl on her 21st birthday? Kelly stops the video before we see the results! [YouTube
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