Meet Isabella, a modern-day Lassie. This golden retriever adopted three Bengal tiger cubs after their mother abandoned them. That’s right, tiger cubs. While raising her own litter last year, Isabella also weaned cubs Nasira, Anjika, and Sidani and became their surrogate mother. The alternative animal family was so unbelievably adorable that enough people flocked to the Safari Zoological Park in Kansas and the zoo was saved from shutting down. But all good things must come to end. Now that the tigers have grown up a bit, they must say goodbye to their “mother.” It’s true, tigers are instinctively predatory and dangerous so it is safer for Isabella to be separated as the cubs grow, but I wish it wasn’t so. Even the zoo’s owners Tom and Allie Harvey have chronicled the animal family in a book called Tiger Pups and are gearing up for the tigers’ first birthday celebration. Should be a purrrrrfect party. Yeah, I know that was bad. [The Today Show] Keep reading »
We normally put away our boots in favor of flip-flops and sandals when summer comes, but ankle boots have made their presence known on red carpets of late, and we’re trying to decide whether we should keep our feet ensconced in leather for the next few months.
“There are certain women who are just over wearing dresses with delicate shoes,” designer Alexander Wang told The New York Times. “They enjoy the irony of pairing something heavy with something short and sexy.” Keep reading »
There’s a great blind item in today’s New York Daily News which reads:
Which meanspirited starlet e-mailed a co-star’s sex tape to a lengthy list of mutual friends?
Let’s playing the guessing game, after the jump! Keep reading »
I have a friend who is one of those crazy people who loves spotting “Hidden Mickeys” in Disney movies. I’ve made fun of her for years, but now I totally have found my own version of the game thanks to the blog We Have Bananas, which finds phalluses almost everywhere. My favorite pics from the site, after the jump. [We Have Bananas] Keep reading »
I am not a huge fan of “keeping it real.” Real often sucks. Where does real usually leave me? For starters: pale, too broke to afford jewelry I really want, mousy mop-topped and sleep deprived. I am not suggesting we all become cookie-cutter Barbies and I am all for embracing what nature gave us, yet there are just a few guilty pleasures in life where the fake version is indeed better than the real deal. Keep reading »
Ever glanced at an op ed page and noticed that it’s bit of a boy’s club? Us, too. In fact, The Op Ed Project, which teaches women how to write and submit opinion pieces to newspapers, reports that 85 percent of op eds are written by men. While we do love us some guys, we want to show our support for female columnists, too. In Chatter Boxes, we’ll point you towards a few of the most thought-provoking.
This week, Gail Collins ruminated on Republicans and sex scandals Keep reading »
While most are annoyed about the jelly shoe comeback, we have to admit we’re kind of thrilled. Jellies are pretty, comfy, the coolest texture, and are wearable in the sun, in the rain, on the beach, and pretty much everywhere else. Plus, the word “Jelly” is just so fun to say. These jelly (see, it just rolls right off the tongue!) sandals are only four bucks, and just looking at them puts a smile on our faces. Four bucks for a smile and some cute footwear? We’ll take that any day! [$4, Bath & Body Works] Keep reading »
Unvogue Magazine apparently exists and says that Anderson Cooper is totally going to show up at their Men’s Issue release party at Manhattan’s Sapphire Go-Go Lounge tonight, which they’ve playfully been referring to as “Anderson Cooper’s Big Fat Coming Out Party.” Though Anderson turned down an opportunity to host the event, he allegedly confirmed he will be attending and the Unvogue staff has been planning wine spritzers (really?) and are coordinating a lap dance called “A.C. 360″ for the occasion. [Gawker] Keep reading »
Besides their bachelor party and, of course, getting the girl, grooms don’t get to have much fun throughout the whole wedding experience. But thanks to San Francisco-based bespoke boutonniere-maker Fritts Rosenow, grooms and their entourage can have a little excitement up on their lapels. The company will make a custom boutonniere based on the the groom’s job, interests, or favorite superhero. A mini sailboat is way more interesting than a white rose, isn’t it? Click through for two more of our favorites. [Fritts Rosenow via Refinery29] Keep reading »
Some girls have all the luck — and just this once, I was one of them. I just returned from Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Brazil where I got a chance to check out dozens of the country’s most amazing brands from international stars Alexandre Herchcovitch to local — and very campy — heroes like Dudu Bertholini, co-designer of Neon. As wonderful as the haute couture was, it didn’t hold a candle to the hot boys who modeled them. Some were blonds, others brunettes, others red heads — and all sexy. There really were too many to choose from, but I made the Herculean effort required to narrow it down to my top ten. Enjoy this stimulating visual display!