Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
Most of the time, Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O looks bats**t crazy. But in, like, a really, really good way. From her unitards to the omnipresent face paint and chameleon-esque tendency to go from white-faced geisha type one day to David Bowie look-alike the next, we’re in love. If you’re looking to cop her crazy style, we’ve got a few ideas for you.
Always fans of casual French style that still looks chic, we fell pretty hard for Erin’s French Mariner shirt, as she called it, when she wore it the other day (and again today). Also known as a Breton shirt, these classic boatneck-collared, striped shirts were made part of the French seaman’s uniform list in 1858. It has been mariners wore this style because the stripes made it easier to find a man who had fallen into the sea. We hope we don’t end up treading water in the Atlantic any time soon, but we’ll be pulling on one of the five sailor-style shirts below just in case. Keep reading »
Men can be remarkably thin-skinned. Sometimes even a compliment will send us reeling. We think things through too much (which might not ring true with what you think of guys, but stay with me here). Even the nicest thing can be misconstrued as an attack on our manhood and genitalia, which are inextricably linked, and we’ll retire to hours of crying on the couch while drinking and watching football, thinking about the horrible, horrible things that you’ve said.
Well, maybe not to that extreme. I can promise you that we will drink and watch football though. Here’s a look at some common compliments that guys will often take as insults.
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Here’s the latest entry into the celebrity doll house: the fine folks at Lego have decided to make an action figure of Jake Gyllenhaal in the upcoming movie “Prince of Persia.” But, um, didn’t they forget something? And by that, I mean his insane hotness. Couldn’t they have at least given us a set of more chiseled abs or some seriously brooding eyes? Hopefully, if they ever decide to make a figure of Jake in “Donnie Darko” or “Brokeback Mountain,” they’ll go for a more true-to-life approach. [People] Keep reading »
Spandex shapewear doesn’t have such a great rep, previously making appearances in bad ’80s music videos and being the culprit behind embarrassing hookup moments. But things might be turning around. DKNY is about to give the oh-so-trendy Spanx a run for its money by launching a new line of tummy-tucking underwear that is meant to be a bit cooler, thanks to neon pink and blue colors. Grazia has pointed out that maybe there’s a trend beginning here, since the presentation of Topshop‘s “Unique” collection was filled with workout-like looks—sports bra-like bandeau tops were paired with Spandex biker shorts under jean shorts. Keep reading »
Homelessness is having a “moment.” There are windows at Barneys embracing the sad, unfortunate reality and W magazine gave Sasha Pivovarova designer bags to pose with as she channeled a homeless woman. It’s one thing to have fashion and editorials take inspiration from homelessness. We’re certainly not saying it’s right, but in the time of a recession, life on the street is certainly many people’s reality. But it’s quite another for a toy brand to create a doll who has a deadbeat father and homeless mother.
Yes, that’s right. Mattel has created an American Girl doll named Gwen Thompson who, according to the book written about her, lives in a car with her family, because they are homeless. Her father walked out on the family, leaving her mother alone to raise Gwen. Keep reading »