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What Fashion Insiders Think Of Glamour’s Plus-Size Model

We told you all about how much positive response Glamour magazine has received from readers for the image of a nude plus-size model featured in the September issue. Lizzie Miller has since appeared on “Today” and copies of the magazine are selling out. Catherine wondered whether the overwhelmingly positive response would result in magazines, and the fashion industry, finally recognizing that beauty comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and that they would start featuring more models like Miller on a regular basis. The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman wrote on his blog, “When I am shooting on the street older women and larger size women often say ‘no’ to my request to shoot them…. I think they have a real suspicion about how the image will be used. I also think there continues to be a growing disconnect between the fashion community and ‘average’ women in general.”

If a recent blog post from “style expert and bon vivant” Adrien Field is any indication, we still have a long way to go. Keep reading »

Why The Heck Is Jon Gosselin A Babe Magnet?

OK, so obviously, I am a woman. But sometimes I have a very hard time understanding my gender. For example, check out this pic of Jon Gosselin hosting a pool party at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand this weekend. Three hot women are totally drooling over him and his chest hair—and People says he left the soiree with mucho phone numbers. And this is in addition to Hailey Glassman, who he’s now saying is for real deal his girlfriend, and Kate Major, the journalist who lost her job over knocking boots with him, and nanny Stephanie Santoro, who some say he is getting down with, too. Am I missing something? Sure, he’s semi-reasonably attractive, though a little pudgy. Not to mention that he doesn’t have, oh, a career. Plus, he comes with eight kids and a seriously scorned ex-wife. So what’s the deal? Why are women all about him? Theories, anyone? Keep reading »

My First Pole Dancer

Save up those dollar bills kids, because this year you can blow your wad at the toy store on a stripper doll! It’s a wonder Miley Cyrus didn’t think to market a likeness of herself at the Teen Choice Awards before this brand beat her to it. [The Uniblog via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Jenna Bush To Invade Your Daytime Television Routine

First, we had to swear off “The View” when we found out that Kate Gosselin and Meghan McCain would be sitting down at the table with Joy, Whoopi, et al. Now, “The Today Show” is gonna be off limits, too. Guess who they’ve hired to be a special correspondent, reporting a story per month? Jenna Bush. Yep, the Bush twin who made underage drinking an artform and who consistently drove her secret service detail batty. Here’s what Jenna, who also managed to squeeze a book deal out of the whole being-a-former-president’s-daughter thing, had to say about her new gig. “It wasn’t something I’d always dreamed to do. But I think one of the most important things in life is to be open-minded and to be open-minded for change.” Uh, Jenna? Your puppy didn’t just die—you just got the ultimate cushy gig hosting on one of the most popular shows on television. If you’re not feeling it, I could find you, uh, thousands of broadcast journalism majors who’d be down. [People] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Smooth Away Hair Removal Pads

I really hate shaving my legs. Then again, does anyone actually enjoy this activity? No matter what, I end up with a few nicks and bleeds. As for Nair? No way I would put up with the smell. And waxing? Forget it. Ouchy. So these doo-dads piqued my interest while I was in the drugstore the other day. (And weirdly, I realized that Smooth Away has been doing a ton of advertising in my neighborhood with posters at bus stops. Guess I was swayed.) But really, who isn’t interested in whether these things really work or not? The verdict, after the jump!

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Famous Friends Reflect On DJ AM’s Death


We’re very sad over the news that DJ AM, aka Adam Goldstein, was found dead in his apartment this weekend. The New York Police Department has released new details on what went down—Goldstein was supposed to be heading to Las Vegas to DJ a party, only he never made it to the flight. Two friends that were supposed to travel with him called the police when they still couldn’t reach him 16 hours later. The police went to his apartment and busted down the door. They found him in bed, in sweatpants—next to bottles of prescription pills and a crack pipe, which is extremely sad because he’d been sober for more than a decade and had just wrapped an MTV show called “Gone Too Far” where he helped inspire drug addicts to overcome their addictions. See an interview he did about the show above. [People]

We aren’t the only ones sad about his death. DJ AM used to date Nicole Richie and Mandy Moore, and was a fixture on the celebrity party circuit. Here’s what people of note are saying about his death. Keep reading »

Slideshow: What Frisky Editors Are Buying For Fall

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We’re Jonze-ing For “Where The Wild Things Are”-Inspired Jewelry

You may know Spike Jonze as the director of “Being John Malkovich,” the ex-husband of director Sofia Coppola, or the current paramour of actress Michelle Williams. But on the eve of the release of his latest movie project, a live-action adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, he’s getting into the fashion business in a collaboration with Opening Ceremony. The mini-line’s theme ties in to the movie’s monster-y subjects and includes faux furs designed by Humberto Leon and claw jewelry designed by Pamela Love. After the jump, the metal horned look you can rock this fall. (Check out our “Where the Wild Things Are” inspiration board here.) [W] Keep reading »

365 Days In Paris: You Say Goodbye And I Say Bonjour

I can’t believe I leave for Paris tomorrow. I haven’t slept in two nights. I’m so wired. The past week has been a complete whirlwind. Between packing, last-minute doctor appointments, and taking care of arrival details, I’ve also been organizing tons of goodbyes. I’ve lived in New York City for most of my life (I was born here and grew up in Manhattan), so I didn’t think I’d feel sentimental about leaving this city that feels so normal. And normalness, as you may know, is my pet peeve these days. But all of a sudden, I do feel a pang of sadness, not so much for my surroundings, but for the people in them. My whole family is here, and we’re very close. My biggest fear is that I’ll come back from Paris a year later to find everyone’s changed. Who knows—by the time I return, Big Sister could have a baby, or my parents could suddenly be old. Keep reading »

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