Don’t go chasing waterfalls. Instead, make sure to get tickets (or at least set up your DVR) to Justin Timberlake‘s Shriners Hospital for Children benefit concert in Las Vegas on October 17, where TLC will be giving their first live performance in seven years. In 2002, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was killed in a car accident, but the two remaining members, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas (who has a VH1 dating show premiering soon), know the show must go on. Also performing at the concert will be Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and Ciara. No scrubs, indeed. [People] Keep reading »
A few months ago both Chanel Iman and Sessilee Lopez tweeted about a “major” moment in fashion and a surprise cover. That should have been clue enough for some folks to guess. Now the secret is out: The two young models, along with Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa, grace the cover of i.D magazine’s September issue. The iconic photo features all four girls with corset-inspired tops, figure-hugging skirts, matching black gloves and shimmery makeup. It was shot in London by Emma Summerton and styled by i-D fashion director, Edward Enninful. Besides featuring four of the hottest models of the moment in one sitting, this issue is distinctive for yet another reason: It is the only non-urban magazine to opt for women of color on its September cover. [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
On VH1′s latest celeb-reality-dating-show, Antonio Sabato Jr. — famous for filling out a pair of Calvins — is looking for wifey #3 and he’s got the help of his super opinionated (because she’s Italian, duh!) mother. Of the contestants that remain, the one who seems most likely to win is Christi Shake, a Playboy playmate with bright red hair and a big smile. In fact, she looks a lot like Mamma Sabato, who also rocks a vibrant shade of red hair. Is this just a coincidence or is Antonio looking for someone who reminds him of his precious mommy? And, for that matter, are we all kind of, sort of, drawn to mates that remind us of family? Keep reading »
Girl, the drag queens are coming! On Sunday, Sept. 6, while New York fashion editors will undoubtedly be laying out their neat little wardrobes for the coming Fashion Week, those in London will be slipping into sequin gowns and lamé hammer pants. It’s Bistrotheque’s Annual Drag Ball at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House! The evening includes such performance categories as “International Diva in a Leading Role,” “London Fashionista at the Opera,” and “Pushy Mother with Kids at a Ballet Audition.” (Priceless.) And with a panel of judges that reads like a who’s who of the Brit style scene—Love magazine’s Katie Grand, designers Henry Holland and Roksanda Ilincic, to name a few—the competition is sure to be fierce. Keep reading »
Leave it to a fashion magazine. In any other medium, exploring homelessness would entail in-depth interviews, following up with local politicians and including a quote or two from national charity organizations. For W magazine, it meant draping model Sasha Pivovarova in tissue paper from Dior, paper bags from Prada and odds and ends from Chanel. W gets brownie points for an interesting concept and — per usual — beautiful imagery. But are we the only ones who think a chic twist on homelessness is in poor taste? More outrageous images after the jump, and um, you tell us. Keep reading »
I think this is the only animal I’ve heard of that lies down to indicate that it doesn’t want to have sex. This Australian lady Lake Eyre Dragon Lizard exposes her orange underbelly “underwear” to suitors she does not care to bang. I’m thinking this would not work for humans. [Australia, 8/25/09] Keep reading »
It’s easy to remember Edward Kennedy for the soap opera that was his life: His two brothers were assassinated five years apart; he survived a plane crash in 1964; he lost two beloved nephews in rapid succession in the 1990s; and rumors of alcoholism constantly followed him. And when I say the words “Ted Kennedy” and “women” in the same sentence, only one probably comes to mind: Mary Jo Kopechne, the 28-year-old campaign aide he was probably trying to sleep with, who was sitting in the passenger seat of his Oldsmobile when it careened into a river on Martha’s Vineyard in 1969. Kennedy escaped from the car and left Mary Jo behind, not calling the police until after her body had been discovered. (Required reading: Joyce Carol Oates’ Black Water, which tells the story, fictionalized of course, from her perspective.) To say it wasn’t his best moment is a gross understatement.
Yes, these are the details about Ted Kennedy that are titillating to talk about. But since the announcement of his death this morning, I’ve found myself thinking about the not-so-salacious details: his record over his 46 years in the Senate. For a dude, Ted did a heck of a lot for us ladies. Keep reading »
In a controversial move, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that judges can force Muslim women to take off their headscarves in court. The law says they can exercise “reasonable control over the appearance of parties and witnesses” so that the “demeanor of such persons may be observed and assessed by the fact-finder and ensure the accurate identification.” Translation of the legal mumbo jumbo: they have to take off their headscarves so the judge can be sure they’re actually who they say they are. Keep reading »
Hermès is one of those intangibly expensive luxury brands that creates classic products you’ll always lust after but probably will never be able to afford. Perhaps the Parisian fashion house has decided to humor the less fortunate by putting out this free cutout design for its dog collar cuff bracelet (hey, pity gift or not, we’ll totally take it!). Download the PDF, cut out along the lines, then follow the step-by-step instructions for folding and gluing. The finished product is a completely believable Hermès replica. If you have a color printer, you can choose some of the snazzier designs, like an orange background with white print or a purple plaid motif. While we imagine your paper bracelet wouldn’t hold up as well as, say, a Kelly bag, you’d at least get an ephemeral taste of the brand, and a chance to practice your origami skills. If you have so much fun with your crafty cutout, you can also check out this hilarious Keyboard Cat project which has been circulating the interwebs of late.
Download the Hermès PDF here and see the rest of the designs at Lesailes.Hermes.com. Keep reading »