Though blogs and websites give us the immediate information we so desire, we still experience a mourning period when a magazine closes. It’s like losing a fabulous, glossy best friend. And when Domino shut down production, our homes seriously felt the lack of good interior design. Thankfully, a former editor, Michelle Adams, hasn’t let go of the dream just yet. Adams plans to launch Lonny, a brand-new home design book, only this time the pages will be an online-only option.
While the webzine (or, as Tyra calls it, “magaline”) will appear just like a regular magazine divided into sections–front of book, style, market, culture, fashion, and features–this time, instead of ripping out pages and going shopping, purchases are just a click away. We knew there was a reason why the internet would rule the publishing industry. Happily, parts of the old team have reunited, as former editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman has her very own feature in the premiere issue and designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble will appear in following issues. Stalk your browser beginning on October 1, when the first issue will hit, er, the internet newsstands. [WWD]
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Last night Jennifer Garner appeared on “The Jay Leno Show” to promote her film “The Invention of Lying.” Or so she hoped. Before Jay would let her talk about the movie, Jennifer had to recite the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup (since husband Ben Affleck is such a huge fan).
Jennifer was able to name the players with no problem, even adding commentary like, “he looks like George Clooney” and “he’s been having a great year, by the way.” Pretty impressive, Jen!
This got us to wondering just how many of you take on your boyfriend’s hobbies or become fans of the sports teams he likes. Has your boyfriend’s obsessive checking of scores rubbed off on you so much that you’ve become a fan yourself? Keep reading »
Makeup artist Kay Montano prepared Kate Moss for for an iconic Calvin Klein perfume ad shoot in the late ’90s. According to Kay, there wasn’t any makeup involved in the making of the ads because her bosses urged her to be frugal due to the recession at the time:
“Yes, the recession came and after that fashion and beauty became rather more pared down. One of my first jobs after moving to New York was to make up Kate Moss for the Calvin Klein Obsession fragrance campaign and I just used moisturizer. She looked absolutely perfect.”
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I used to pride myself on my unsurpassed skill when it came to walking in ridiculously high heels. None of that wobbling around and tripping all over myself business. So when I had ankle surgery last December, the recovery period was a bitch. Aside from the almost two months on crutches, there have also been the six virtually heel-less months since. I can whip out my lower ones for a couple hours at this point, but beyond that my leg starts giving out spontaneously, sending me into an incredibly attractive floor-ward dive. People love it. Keep reading »
There comes a time in every high school television show’s life when its mettle will be tested—when a chapter in its characters’ lives is closed and it is forced to plod a new path. Yes, that’s right, when the characters graduate from high school and move on to college. The transition to college has killed many a high school drama. It’s a big challenge to find a semi-realistic way for all of your main characters to end up in the same city, ideally on the same campus. For a “how not to” lesson, please see “Saved by the Bell: The College Years.” But there are other challenges too. How do these characters work when their parents are no longer authority figures? How do they function in a completely different environment? And as Stephanie Zacherek pointed out on Salon.com, it’s a problem that in high school the drama is external (clashes are between individuals and cliques who’ve known each other for years) while in college the drama is largely internal (about finding yourself), which, let’s face it, is boring to watch. Keep reading »
Not that you ever send snail mail any more, but Miss Manners received an interesting question from a reader yesterday: How should she address letters to same-sex married couples? I guess Mrs. and Mrs. Jones looks a little like a typo? “Thank you for not contributing to the general rude-ing down (the equivalent of dumbing down) of society by chucking honorifics altogether,” Miss Manners replied. She warned against addressing the letter simply to the intended’s name. “When Miss Manners sees a letter baldly addressed ‘Martha Dribbleport,’ she always thinks it must be a summons,” she explained. Nope, turns out there’s a format as old-fashioned as the post office for addressing more than one married person of the same sex: “Mesdames” for women and “Messrs.” for men. Those words look kind of bizarre to me, but what do I know? I’m too busy rude-ing and dumbing down society. [South Coast Today] Keep reading »
Sometimes, we get in outfit ruts and wear the same things on a weekly basis. Today, however, a few of us are pulling rarely worn items out of our closets. Isn’t it fun to rediscover a skirt you haven’t worn in more than a year?
Photographer Magnus Unnar captures supermodel Anouck Lepere covering up the naked with more naked for Dazed and Confused magazine’s October 2009 issue in a (hilarious) story about being an intern. Fun fact: Anouck is engaged to Kate Moss‘s baby daddy and Dazed co-founder, Jefferson Hack! [Cyana Trend Land] Keep reading »
If Victoria Rowell had worn her Obama gown to the Emmy Awards last year, it probably wouldn’t have been so shocking because a lot of celebs were showing their support for Barack Obama‘s presidential campaign at that time. But she donned a dress with his face all over it at a time when most people are still trying to figure out whether it’s appropriate to still wear their Obama paraphernalia now that he’s president. Victoria said she was trying to make a statement and she certainly did, but I think her reasoning was lost in the shock value. She told Essence.com that health care reform was her motive for wearing the gown …
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Before you watch the “Good Morning America” clip above, take a guess as to what a “retrosexual” is. According to the fine folks of morning TV, is it:
A) A person who fetishizes “Mad Men”?
B) Someone who dates a past love whom they reconnected with via Facebook?
C) A person who has sexual relations in the manner done during ancient times?
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