Evidently, there is a Spanish mugger who doesn’t have proper respect for the wrap dress. While she was enjoying a day of museum-hopping in Madrid, Diane von Furstenberg got mugged. “I just got robbed in the street in front of the Thyssen museum … My wallet, cash and all my credit cards!!” she tweeted. “I am totally fine !! I hope it the worst thing that will happen to me.” At least he didn’t take her phone. Where are the fashion police when you need them? [NY Post] Keep reading »
And now for the latest in crazy Japanese products: the Beauty Waist Cushion, an ergonomically designed pillow which will give you a rockin’ bod just by sleeping on it. The Beauty Waist is “designed to enforce healthy posture and the tightening of key muscles, which in turn encourages an ideal body shape.” Wow, and to think all this time you were killing yourself with crunches when you could have just been dreaming yourself to rock-hard abs. But that’s not all! There’s also the Beauty Bottom Cushion, which will make your butt “taut enough to bounce a 100 yen coin off of.” So would this mean you could literally sit on your ass all day and get some benefit from it?
Sounds like the best workout ever. Also, if you believe all this, we have this bridge to sell you … [Japan Trend Shop] Keep reading »
Last year, when the Phillies won the World Series, I cheered myself hoarse, posed with a police officer for a triumphant picture, and called my mother from the happily delirious mob I joined, beer in hand, to march down Broad Street. It was amazing — I have the Facebook pictures to prove it. And, I easily could have missed it. High school me would have rolled her eyes, channeled “Juno”-level snark, and stayed inside. Here’s how I learned to love the ball game, plus a guide for non-believers. Keep reading »
Not everyone enjoys dressing in costume for Halloween, but that doesn’t you need to be a total Debbie Downer and wear your normal clothes on Saturday, either. Jewelry of the spider, bat, or vampire varieties is the easiest way to acknowledge it’s Oct. 31 without donning a full-on costume.
If you’d like to take things up a notch without putting on a “sexy fill-in-the-blank” outfit, go for these spider knee highs. They’d look great — elegant even — with a simple black dress. And unless your skirt is lady-of-the-night short, only your suitor, perhaps dressed as Prince Charming, will be privy to the spiders’ webs at the top of the socks. [Pyramid Collection via Trend de la Crème] Keep reading »
Betty Draper doesn’t take any crap. Well, until she booted Don out of the house last season, the “Mad Men” matron took a lot of crap from her two-timing husband. Rather, stay-at-home suburban mom Betty doesn’t take any crap from her two oldest children, Sally and Bobby, and that brand of maternalism would make her practically an endangered species in America today. In nearly every episode, Betty sternly barks: “No,” “Go upstairs and play,” or “Don’t touch that”—and the rugrats actually listen. Keep reading »
You know there was a time in life where you owned a sweet, sweet bean bag chair. (In fact, it might have been the only furniture you owned.) Amelia spotted this bear-shaped one, $135, and we must admit that we are awfully smitten kittens. But we’re torn, because these log pillows, $40-$69, are kind of ultra rad, too. [Better Living Through Design] Keep reading »
Last week, the Huffington Post
made our blood boil when they reported on a horrifying trend—that insurance companies are denying benefits for women who’ve been raped
, and even dropping their coverage altogether. How can they get away with such a thing? Because, when a woman is raped and it’s unknown whether the assailant used a condom
, doctors typically prescribe a month’s worth of an anti-HIV
medication (which, uh, I didn’t even know existed) as a precaution. It’s extremely rare that a woman actually contracts HIV this way, but insurance companies view this as a morbid done deal. Susan Pisano, a spokeswoman for the health insurance industry’s largest trade group, America’s Health Insurance Plans, explains, “If you put down on a form that you are or were taking anti-HIV drugs at any time, [insurance companies] are going to understand that you are or were in treatment for HIV, period. That could be a factor in determining whether you get coverage.” Keep reading »
In three weeks I am turning 30 years old. This is apparently a big deal, or so says everyone around me, and I am feeling a lot of pressure to celebrate it as such. But for some reason, I can’t really get worked up about it — either in a positive or negative way — and I don’t think that’s such a bad thing. Keep reading »
With the help of a personal umbrella holder and their trusty rain boots! [Brooklyn, 10/27/09] Keep reading »