Anthony Weiner Gal’s Shockingly Accurate Senior Superlative

I was a complete wallflower in high school and therefore did not earn enough — or any — attention from the yearbook staff to be given a senior superlative. But Gennette Cordova, one of the women linked to Rep. Anthony Weiner junk tweeting scandal, sure did. Freakishly accurate! What was your senior superlative (if you were cool enough to get one)? [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Inspiration Board: Arya Stark & Daenerys Targaryen Of “Game Of Thrones”

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HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is, by far, one of my favorite scripted shows this season because it features manipulative characters, violent fighting and sex, fantasy, and sets based on a historical period very different from our own modern times. My two favorite female characters are Arya Stark and Daenerys Targaryen because they are the strong opposites of their pathetic siblings, Sansa Stark and Viserys III Targaryen respectively. Arya bucks convention with her boy-like clothing, allowing her the maneuverability to master fencing, a skill I hear comes in handy later in the series. And Daenerys’ skin-baring gowns give her an appearance unlike other Dothraki women, helping to make her the “moon” of Khal Drogo’s life.

I look for fashion inspiration from many areas of pop culture, and couldn’t pass up the chance to create inspiration boards for these two awesome female characters.

Jessica Simpson And Jessica Alba Attend The Yale Reunion

Going to your 10-year college reunion is fun. It’s even better if you happen to look hot and have gone on to a fun and fulfilling career. And I have to imagine it’s all the way to awesome if you go with a famous Jessica on your arm. This weekend, two very famous faces were on hand for the Yale Class of 2001 reunion—Jessica Simpson and Jessica Alba. Both were there with their respective dudes. JessSimp attended with her fiance, Eric Johnson, who played football at the school. Meanwhile, JessAlba attended with her hubby, Cash Warren.

Both Tweeted extensively about the Yale experience. Keep reading »

Gabrielle Union Weighs In On Rihanna’s “Man Down”

Rihanna‘s video for “Man Down,” in which she plays a character who guns down her rapist, has been super controversial. I’ve seen so many opinions on it—from those who say violence is not condoned ever to those who sympathize with the plot. Today, actress Gabrielle Union weighed in on the video via Twitter. And she has an interesting perspective being that she is a rape survivor—when she was 19 and working at a shoe store, the store was robbed and she was attacked. Her attacker turned himself in and got 33 years in prison. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Flirting Over Social Media? That’s Micro-Infidelity

As I’ve watched the Weinergate scandal unfold over the past few days, I’ve related to the particulars in a discomforting way. Six months, I also found myself with a partner who flirted with a woman (at least, one woman that I know of) over the Internet. The unfaithfulness on my ex-boyfriend’s part — or his micro-infidelity, as I’ve come to think of it — is an indubitable reason why our relationship tanked. Although Rep. Anthony Weiner’s transgressions over Facebook and Twitter far exceed the ways my ex-boyfriend violated my trust, I nevertheless feel some woman-to-woman solidarity with Weiner’s wife, State Department aide Huma Abedin. She, too, is likely wondering where on the relativity scale — from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hidden love child(ren) to dick pic tweets — she should classify the way her partner was unfaithful to her. Keep reading »

Real Women Are More Interesting Than Teenagers, Says Vogue Editor

“When they changed from the supermodel to the skinny girl, I remember Eva Herzigova was not working, and Cindy Crawford, all these girls they were working less and less. And I remember at an Hermès show a few seasons ago, they put on the runway with these young teenager girls Naomi [Campbell] and Stephanie Seymour, and they look almost big if you compare them [with the other models]. But they were looking so beautiful because they look like women. We are used to seeing teenagers — 14, 15, 17, 18 years old — they are not able to use their bodies and their bodies are still not shaped. I don’t know why it became a prototype of a beauty, like Twiggy in the sixties or Veruschka. But you realize the women with the bodies are much more interesting than teenagers.”

Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani, on why she was thrilled to put three models with voluptuous bodies on the cover of this month’s Vogue. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

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