The chief of the fashion police Mr. Blackwell died from complications from an intestinal infection on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was a little-known dress designer when he released his first worst-dressed list in 1960. But his tongue-in-cheek criticism of celebrity fashion became an annual event. Although Mr. Blackwell has skewered many celebrities for their fashion felonies, he said most of the women were people he genuinely admired for their talent if not their fashion sense. “The list is and was a satirical look at the fashion flops of the year,” he said in 1998. “I merely said out loud what others were whispering. … It’s not my intention to hurt the feelings of these people. It’s to put down the clothing they’re wearing.” To that end, we’ve put together a slideshow of the women who have made Mr. Blackwell’s list in the last 10 years. [MSNBC] Keep reading »
Rashida Jones and Natalie Portman are the kind of chicks I would like to be best friends with. And this proves why — the answer to the current economic crisis? Puppies of course! Keep reading »
As Tim Gunn would say on his “Guide To Stye”, a trench coats is one of the 10 essential items every woman needs in her closet. Personally, I think a trench coast IS the perfect coat because you can dress it up and dress it down and it’s always totally timeless and classic. Think about it — Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn were wearing the same kind of trenches you can buy now back in their hey day. Anyhoo, after the jump, some classic and not-so-classic trenches that belong in your closet. Keep reading »
It’s no secret that those in charge of deciding what and who deserves a holiday, the legal system, the government, and even the universe has something against single people. That explains why people getting married get to register for whatever expensive crap they want and people actually buy it for them — because we’ve been inudated since birth with the knowledge that people who are in love DESERVE PRESENTS.
Well, I’m here to say, that’s B.S. Why don’t we have divorce registries? And parties for people who have just been dumped and no longer have pots and pans because they’re crummy ex took them when he moved out? I got lost four times driving to Ikea this weekend because the ex took our (okay, his) dresser so I needed a new one. I didn’t end up buying a dresser, however, because A) the box weighed 300 pounds and I’m too pathetically weak to carry it and B) I don’t have a second person to help me put furniture together anymore anyway. I did come home with candles, wine glasses, and picture frames.
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Last night, I had the most glorious dream. It didn’t involve me making out with anyone, but there was a celebrity in it. I dreamed that Michelle Williams and I became total BFFs. We met at a dinner party, where she took my number. Then, we started hanging out, and, eventually, she even let me babysit Matilda while she was presenting at the Oscars or some awards show.
Amelia has had some rather pleasant dreams, as well. Once, she dreamed that she was Rihanna’s understudy. She had to perform in place of Rihanna, and then she got it on with Chris Brown [FYI, it was totally a threesome. -- Editor]. No doubt she had watched this video before going to bed.
Now, we want to hear your weird celebrity dreams. Send an email to email@example.com telling us about the strange star-filled thoughts that filled your head one night, and we’ll post our favorites on Thursday. Sweet dreams! Keep reading »
Sure, dressing up for Halloween is fun and all, but buying a costume that you’ll wear for one night seems like a waste of money. We suggest you put together an ensemble from your own closet, then splurge on a little piece of jewelry that invokes that spirit of the season but can be worn all year. Diamonds make spiders seem a whole lot more appealing, don’t they?
1. nancyrosetta Sterling Silver Ghost Post Earrings, $21; Sterling Silver Ghost Pendant, $22 [Photo: Etsy]
2. Iwona Ludyga Itsy Bitsy Spider Earrings, $430 [Photo: CatBirdNYC.com]
3. BeadsInTheBelfry Along Came An Arachnid Sterling Silver Earrings, $45 [Photo: Etsy]
4. ANORIGINALJEWELRY Silver Spooky Arch Back Cat Necklace, $38 [Photo: Etsy]
5. Below14th The Scream Necklace, $36 [Photo: Etsy] Keep reading »
This is just one of those bags that perfectly epitomizes the season, from its fallish color palette to its sturdy structure and roomy interior for that extra layer you may need later in the evening. Plus, the faux leather Fall Furlough Bag easily doubles as a carry-on for your weekend vacation to pick apples. Wow, what a charmed life you live. [$75, Modcloth] Keep reading »
I don’t actually know that the secret is naughty, or that it’s even a secret, but it’s so much more fun to assume it is. [Filming "Last Night", New York City, 10/20/08] Keep reading »
“You know that stuff they say about a woman being responsible for her own orgasms? That’s all true. And in my case, that makes me responsible for pretty damned good orgasms these days. Much better orgasms than when I was twenty-two. And I wouldn’t let a man control that. Not anymore. Now I’d invite him to participate. I’ll tell you this: I’ve learned my tricks. I know what I like. I do not wait around. I initiate. And I’m not all about frequency. I favor intensity. … There have been some men in my life who have been wickedly sexy and have taught me much about sexual pleasure. There are a few men I should thank, and others I need to forget. But I don’t regret. To hell with regret. I like what I am now. I like being a mother. I like my body better since I became a mother. I feel sexier as a result of becoming a mother.” — Halle Berry in Esquire Keep reading »
We have a major crush on Tim Gunn. Ever since the first season of “Project Runway” premiered, we have adored the man who advises contestants to “make it work,” even when their designs look like a 2nd-grade art project. Now that season five has ended, we still have “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style” to get our weekly Tim Gunn fix, but now we have him whenever we want him because Bravo is selling a Tim Gunn talking bobblehead doll. Buy your own for $24.95. Okay, carry on, people. Keep reading »