What Does This Whole “Fashion’s Night Out” Thing Mean Anyway?

If Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg get their way, there will be no more sale racks to sift through for deals. But it’s a bit more complicated than that, as The Wall Street Journal explains. What is “Fashion’s Night Out”? Keep reading »

Will Chick Lit Survive The Recession?

Chick lit just got a whole lot less expensive. No, the price of the sometimes throwaway-quality books hasn’t gone down, but many recently published and upcoming books in this genre take the recession into account. Storylines in recession chick-lit books include dealing with a husband being investigated for embezzlement, scrimping on extravagant expenses after going through a divorce, and wearing less expensive clothes. Dang! Is nothing sacred? Keep reading »

How To Land A Redheaded Girlfriend

Quick Pic: Lady In Red

Have you spied French actress Marion Cotillard‘s new Lady Dior ads? They were shot in New York City by legendary–and financially struggling–photographer Annie Leibovitz. Word is they’ll be plastered all over Paris come Fashion Week. [Lady Dior] Keep reading »

Trendspotting: Boyish Shoes Just For Girls

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Nepalese Men Offered Money To Marry Widows

Women protesters swarmed the streets of Nepal after the country’s government proposed paying men 50,000 rupees (about $1,000) to marry widowed women. A 10-year-long civil war responsible for the death of thousands of Nepalese men has left many women husbandless. Being a widow in Nepal isn’t easy because they are ostracized there. One woman explained that widows are prevented from wearing colorful clothes or attending events and are considered bad luck. Keep reading »

Just Because It’s Hot Doesn’t Mean You Need To Be A Hot Mess

I sweat like a beast when it’s hot out and I’m running around. There. I said it. I’m so not that girl who somehow looks perfectly composed as I enter the cool air-conditioned office from the punishing 90-degree heat outside. Sorry. But my personal heat-induced nastiness has given me time and incentive to find ways to contain the terribleness. Here’s how to keep the moisture at bay on those days when it’s very, very clear that you’re minutes away from looking like a hot mess. Keep reading »

Cleavagegate: A German Politician Uses Her Boobs In A Bid To Get Elected


What’s the big issue these days in German politics? Sex appeal. Vera Lengsfeld, a conservative candidate running for parliament, is generating controversy over a campaign billboard she posted in her voting district. The billboard uses an unauthorized photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and shows both middle-aged women sporting very, very revealing tops that expose “Real Housewives”-level cleavage. Across the bottom, the billboard reads, “We have more to offer.” Merkel is shocked by the photos and so are many Germans. But the billboard does seem to have served its purpose. Lengsfeld is getting quite a bit of attention, even if has nothing to do with her politics. Do you think her girls can get a woman elected? Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Some Day My Prints Will Come …

For its “Prints Charming” exhibit, Liberty, the famous London fashion house, dressed up its façade in one of its iconic floral prints. During the August event, visitors to the Carnaby Street store will be able to buy Liberty fabrics by the meter. Pretty! [StyleBubble.co.uk] Keep reading »

JetBlue Rolls Out “All You Can Fly”

Pack your bags, clear your schedule and bust out the fake tanner! From September 8 to October 8, JetBlue is offering an “All You Can Jet” package for the bargain-basement price of $599, taxes and fees included. People who sign up get a month of unlimited travel—no blackout dates or restricted flights—to 56 cities across the U.S. You’ve gotta reserve a pass by August 21, which gives you about a week to figure out what excuse you’re going to give your boss when you decide to take off for a month. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

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