Even professional runway walkers have off-days. Yes, sometimes models wobble, and sometimes they fall down. Inspired by the this season’s models who hit the skids on the catwalk — thanks to all those crazy high heels — we’ve created a new dance: The Falling Model. There are three basic moves. Pick which one works for you, then try it out on the dance floor. You’ll impress all your fashionista friends!
The Oh-Hell-No: Pinwheel both arms, sending the right arm up and the left arm down as you dip towards the ground. Freeze. Smile like you know what you’re doing. Push out your chest as if you’re on the verge of a nip-slip. On tiptoe, spread your legs slightly, but do not flash your panties. Stand up. Do it again. Keep reading »
I got my first period in the sixth grade. When my mom took me to the grocery store to buy pads, I remember glaring at every man that crossed our path, thinking, “You don’t know what it’s like to be controlled by your body! You’re walking around all nonchalant in your Dockers, not a care in the world.” I was immediately and irrevocably pissed off that I had to bleed out of my vagina once a month for most of the rest of my life. But I also felt solidarity, holding my mom’s hand and browsing the maxi pads. I guess that’s why I’m not surprised that the Guardian ran a story this week about women who’ve started a new breed of feminism called “menstrual activism.” Menstrual activist activities range from crafty to political to comedic to environmental. Since a woman uses about 11,400 tampons in her life, lots of menstrual activism involves championing products that aren’t treated with bleach or pesticides, and that can be reused. But you aren’t so interested in that—you want to hear about women dressing up as tampons and wearing period blood lipstick, right? Oh, OK. Keep reading »
“im ashamed to have to be grouped into the same category of person as you. I would rather die a most painful death the be assoicated with the kind of careere your trying to make for your self. I hope i’m wrong because generally i’m not a very judgmental person, but in the case of you, that is MY entitlement.”
– Frances Bean Cobain in an “Open Letter to Ali Lohan” posted on her Twitter, which has since been deleted. Read the whole missive here. Keep reading »
Oh, snap! Frances Bean Cobain, 17-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain, is sick of being in the same category as talentless, sad sacks who are desperate to ride into the ever-widening gates of celebrity on the coattails of their famous family members. Specifically, she’s got a bone to pick with Ali Lohan, Lindsay’s younger — but much older-looking — sister. While the two don’t seem to know each other personally, it looks as though something about Ali has pissed off Frances enough to write an open letter — full of typos and grammatical mistakes, natch — to the younger Lohan sis, calling her out for lacking “artistic integrity,” and comparing her to the likes of Spencer Pratt and Jon Gosselin! Diss! Read the full letter after the jump (oh, and sic, sic, sic on all spelling errors!). Keep reading »
One of the many insanely sky-high shoes — supposedly, the heel is 10 inches — at Alexander McQueen‘s aqua-themed runway show. [10/6/09, Paris] Keep reading »
ESPN is sexing things up with its first-ever “Body Issue,” which will feature six covers, each with a different athlete in the nude: mixed martial artist Gina Carano, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, tennis player Serena Williams, Orlando Magic basketball player Dwight Howard, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, and Sarah Reinertsen, the first amputee to compete in the Ironman Triathlon.
While this could go the way of that other sports magazine’s yearly provocative issue that features women in swimsuits, ESPN‘s special issue seems more like it’s honoring the work athletes put into developing their bodies for peak performance, rather than putting them on display in a sexual way. Though, we’re pretty sure some guys will be excited to see Williams in a new way. Keep reading for a look at triathlete Reinertsen’s cover. [HuffPo, USA Today] Keep reading »
Hannah, one of our readers, snapped this in Nassau, Bahamas.
Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep reading »
Not a clutch but a cake. French menswear designer Alexis Mabille designed this yule log for Angelina, a famous Parisian cafe. Fashion tastes so good. [Parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com] Keep reading »
Well, you’re in luck! According to the U.K.’s Telegraph, Audrey Hepburn’s clothes are up for grabs this December at the Royal Opera Arcade in London. It’ll be the biggest-ever sale of her clothing—something like 30 outfits will be available. The auction lot includes loads of Givenchy cocktail dresses (Hepburn’s faves), original Valentino designs, and lots of super-chic accessories. As for what the dresses look like, check out the frocks above. On the left is a blue cloqué silk cocktail dress from Givenchy’s Autumn-Winter 1966 collection and it’s estimated at £10,000 to £15,000 (um, that’s about $16,000-$24,000). On the right is a black Chantilly lace cocktail number that she wore in the 1966 film “How to Steal a Million.” The auction starts December 8th—gamine sensibility, perfect posture and clothes-hanger frame not included. [Kerry Taylor Auctions]
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