Why does it seem like some of the most unbelievable love stories are born out of tragedy? Did you see that documentary “Crazy Love” about the man who poured acid on his girlfriend’s face and then married her years later when he got out of prison? OMFG. Well, this story is just as insanely epic but with a much better ending, if you ask me. British woman Heidi Childs deserves her happy ending … and a freaking medal, a chorus of angels singing, a gaggle of birds chirping, and a life free of any more heartache. Keep reading »
Look, I get that the ’80s are back — leggings, acid wash, neon, and cropped tops are everywhere. But hypercolor? Really? American Apparel is selling a thermochromatic jersey T-shirt on its website and our own Erin recently bought one for her boyfriend, who loves it! But, like, wasn’t hypercolor this huge technological advancement back in the late ’80s and early ’90s? Is this the fashion equivalent of bringing back the Walkman or something? [$28, American Apparel] Keep reading »
We didn’t think the crazy thrill ride that is London Fashion Week could be topped until we journeyed over to Spain to spy models on the Carlos Diez spring 2010 catwalk. And wow. Just wow. Brownface. Hairdo dress. Bare breasts. We have no words. [Madrid, 9/22/09] Keep reading »
This season on the runways, Marc Jacobs made a bold move when it came to footwear. Instead of the normal heels that designers show as part of their collection, he decided that flats are in for spring. Women all over sighed that their feet could take a break from the stilettos, at least according to Marc.
But despite the pain, aren’t the added few inches powerful? Don’t you crave looking straight into the eyes of your male counterparts at work? Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, and Manolo Blahnik are all empires built on the idea that women want to wear heels, desire the intense heights, and simply feel dressed down in flats. Keep reading »
The French have some weird ideas when it comes to personal odors. To wit, what I like to call the “French Shower,” is where you don’t bathe for three days and douse yourself with deodorant and perfume. Which is why it doesn’t surprise me that French perfume company, L’Etat Libre d’Orange, produces a range of bizarre scents. Keep reading »
Whoa, check out this hawt “Save The Boobies” PSA from Rethink Breast Cancer! It sure gets the point across: check your ta-tas for breast cancer, cuz it’s so awesome getting ogled at the pool! M.J. Decoteau told the New York Daily News“The spots are definitely not for everyone.” She says younger women are probably “tossing” breast cancer pamphlets with “a 65-year-old woman on the cover.” Decoteau added, “We’re hoping that they get the take-away message [from the PSA] to be breast aware.” The viewer’s aware of the breasts, all right!
I’m wondering if campaigns for breast cancer awareness becoming gratuitous, like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals? PETA’s #1 stunt is to use women’s bodies—like their “fat women are whales” ad—to get their message across. Sex and controversy get some people to pay attention, sure, but they also reinforce other less-cool ides, like healthy boobs are important so a woman can show them off. I poked around the Rethink Breast Cancer and I dig the loving, supportive, pro-women activism it organizes for breast cancer survivors. But is manufacturing controversy with a PSA that looks like what goes on inside of a 14-year-old boy’s head really the way you want to educate women about a disease? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Sometimes we feel like Us Weekly‘s “The Fashion Police” and other similar style critics can be a tad harsh. Also, they tend to have these really boring, conservative styles and we have to wonder what their real fashion credentials are. (Case in point: US Weekly‘s “Top Cops” include random comedian Stefanie Novik and Chet Cannon of “The Real World, Brooklyn.” When did they ever go to design school!?) The Fashion Peacekeepers are here to say, hey, can’t everyone’s styles just get along?
Pink has a fierce new trapeze act in her new show (here in L.A.), and, on one hand, she is simply attempting to rock a trend that is so hot right now: After all, celebs just love to wear pasties! Rihanna does a great job with her Nippies, but as much as we look at the positives here, we’re afraid we just can’t help you out Pink. If you get arrested, don’t come crying to us to bail you out. (Oh wait, here’s another look on the bright side: By outfitting your own breast with a heart shape, you’ve saved us precious minutes in the day so we don’t have to Photoshop one on top of this pic. Thanks!) Keep reading »
I’ve been dating a guy I met online for just over two months now and things seem to be going well, I think… We’ve only been on six dates in that time, but there have been reasons for that. The biggest problem is that he hasn’t kissed me yet. Is that normal after so many dates? If a guy’s interested will he go that long without making a move? One of our dates was actually watching DVDs in my empty house and he still didn’t make a move. He’s coming over on Sunday night for more movies, but if it didn’t happen the first time, what are the chances of it happening this time? I know I could make a move myself, but I’m finding it hard to overcome my nervousness and just do it. The last time I was dating I was in high school (6 years ago) and the guys definitely made the first move then. Also, I’m headed to Europe (from Australia) very soon for three weeks and I have no idea where we stand. Or how to ask. I don’t want to come across as a needy, clingy girl, because I’m not. But how do you bring that talk up without sounding like one?
I know he still checks the site we met on, although I deactivated my profile a few weeks ago when I got sick of dating in general, and that makes me wonder if he isn’t as into this as I am.
I really like this guy and I don’t want to screw anything up, but it feels like we’re moving much slower than is necessary and I really need some sort of clarification on what’s happening! — Confused. Keep reading »