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Joan Holloway is the style idol most women talk about about when it comes to the fabulous clothes in “Mad Men.” But not all of us can be Joans, can we? Even though she has those awkward-looking bangs, Peggy Olson‘s wardrobe has progressed as quickly as her career at Sterling Cooper has. Sure, she’s still got that whole innocent-librarian thing going on, but Peggy has finally started dressing like the woman she is. Click through for dresses with nipped waistlines, A-line skirts, tie-neck blouses, and sleeveless jackets that’ll get you that promotion in no time.
First, France bans topless sunbathing. Now this! OK, maaaaaaybe this is a publicity stunt, but Alton Towers, a UK resort with a bitchin’ water park, has banned guys from wearing Speedos and other tight swimming trunks. According to Yahoo, Speedos are now verboten in order to maintain a “family friendly” atmosphere and to “prevent further embarrassment among members of the public.” It’s unclear whether it’s the dignity of the Speedo-wearers or the gentle eyes of Speedo-oglers that the resort endeavors to protect. Alton Towers bosses recommended their male guests wear board shorts instead, and said skimpy skivvies are “more suited to Spain than Staffordshire,” which sounds like a ringing endorsement of Spain to me. [Yahoo UK] Keep reading »
Down with Emily Post! Don’t you wish that just once, you could go to dinner with your boss, parents, or in-laws and not act like a charm school graduate? BuzzFeed agrees and has wisely compiled a list of “Stupidest Table Manners and How to Resist Them.” Their gripes include eating soup with a spoon (say no to aristocracy by drinking with a straw!), elbows on the table, napkins in the lap, no burping, and no playing with your food. Don’t know what to do when you encounter multiple forks at fancy restaurants? The solution is simple: “Side-step the utensils. God gave you hands for a reason.” [BuzzFeed.com]
It’s about time someone did away with pretentious rules. We’ve got a few of our own to add to BuzzFeed’s list: Keep reading »
Sorry we ruined this tender moment between Ashley Tisdale and her music director bf Scott Speer with a fart joke —not! But they were pretty puke-tastic, er, cute at the Teen Choice Awards. From the looks of this photo, Ashley’s working on a cover of Debbie Gibson’s “Lost in Your Eyes.” [Hollywood, 8/9/09] Keep reading »
Kristen Stewart is looking so dang hardcore lately. She’s either sartorially-inspired by her role in “The Runaways” as Joan Jett or simply a method actress. Either way, we wonder how the hell she could sit through the Teen Choice Awards in this Rock & Republic dress without sustaining any serious injuries. [Los Angeles, 8/10/09] Keep reading »
- “Wise Latina” Sonia Sotomayor took the judicial oath of the Supreme Court on Saturday morning. She is the first Latina and the third woman to sit on the Supreme Court. [New York Times] — Her first case will be a snoozy-sounding campaign finance matter. Unless you’re into that sort of thing.
- Ludacris is following (almost) every other celeb by launching his own fragrance. [Starpulse] – I’m sure the cologne will smell as classy as the rapper is.
- A Michael Jackson movie has been confirmed. According to the contract, the film must be PG and must not “present Michael Jackson in a negative light.” [Us Weekly] — Why not watch “Moonwalker” if the biopic is going to be fantasy?
- Hillary Clinton spent the day in Congo, promoting democracy and fighting sexual assault. She will be spending the next 11 days visiting countries throughout Africa, raising awareness about sex crimes. [CBS]
Our friends at Geekologie found this video of an amazing kid (we’re guessing he can’t be older than 13), who figured out how to solve a Rubik’s Cube while playing a wicked set of Guitar Hero. Says Geekologie, “Now I’m not sure where that’s gonna get him in life, but I’m guessing far. Far, far away from the ladies.”
Ray-Ban has gone one step above the paper doll concept of online dressing rooms by offering a downloadable program that allows you to try on sunglasses in a virtual mirror. The image is taken straight from your web cam, and you can move with it, which is pretty genius considering that up until now we never would have risked buying sunglasses online. We can only imagine how this could evolve for the clothing industry. It would be beyond amazing if we could stand in front of our web cam in our undies and be able to virtually try on clothes! [Ray-Ban] Keep reading »
In mid-August, I always start to get a little wistful about how summer is evaporating before my eyes. But then something happens to remind me of all that there is to look forward to in fall. Over the weekend, it was the September issue of Lucky arriving in my mailbox, full of glorious fall clothes. And then today, the CW released a preview of season three of “Gossip Girl.” Enjoy. Now we have to wait until September 14 to see the whole episode. Keep reading »