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High shine for day is in this fall, whether it be via patent, metallics or sequins. While we fully acknowledge that patent leather and its cousin polyurethane can seem a little costumey when done in heavy doses, thankfully, there are a number of patent shoes and accessories in colors other than black, red, and white, which comes off a little cheap at times. Also, keep in mind it’s best to stick to one or two pieces of patent at a time, so you don’t look like Catwoman or sweat yourself to death. Keep clicking for ways to add some patent shine into your wardrobe.
Dear, sweet Rihanna, ever since you emerged from the perfect MTV pop star box and started taking some major fashion and beauty risks, we have supported you every step of the way. But these orangey streaks are one (mis)step we simply cannot take with you. Dude, Halloween’s not until the end of next month. [NYC, 9/22/09] Keep reading »
It’s the middle of the week, your boss totally hates you (he/she’s such a jerk!), you forgot to Tivo “90210” last night, and the coffee machine is broken again. Your life totally sucks. Fear not! You will forget all the drama of your stress-infused life once you get a load of this week’s tabloid stories. After the jump, we’ve compiled all the questionable headlines from this week’s crop of ‘bloids, so you can impress your water cooler friends and distract yourself from the follies of hump day. Keep reading »
We have to take issue with September because, yes, it makes us all giddy for fall fashion, but it’s often still too hot to wear most of it. Sweaters, fine—you can layer and take them on and off. But it’s not like you can so easily slip your pantyhose off when you’re walking down the street. (Or maybe you do. We don’t know.) Do you have this problem around this time of year? Where it feels really out of place to wear tights because even though it might be kind of chilly today, it seems weird that you were just sweating your ass off in a sundress in yesterday’s 80-degree weather? For us, September can often still feel like summer. Keep reading »
Lady Gaga is known for not wearing pants, but she seems to have given up on wearing shirts or tops too. Seriously, how does she take the time to put on a studded leather helmet, but doesn’t think a shirt is necessary? Her costumes-worn-as-everyday-clothing shtick is getting a little old. Maybe it’s time for a new gimmick to extend her 15 minutes? [NYC, 9/21/09] Keep reading »
Music is crucial during a fashion show (or after-party)—it gets the crowd buzzing, the models seriously strutting their stuff and generally sets the mood for a collection. Oh, and it’s pretty hard to miss—especially if it sucks. Thankfully, Elle UK has listed a bunch of songs designers are using in their runway shows and after-parties—great music, mind you—perhaps a few new tunes to add to the old iPod? After the jump, the bitchin’ hot songs on replay this London Fashion Week, who sings them and where they were heard. Keep reading »
You may have heard about the horrors of Brazilian hair straightening treatments (and, of course, the wax de Brazil is no fun either)—how some keratin formulas can cause hair damage. Or if you style a ponytail in the first few days post-salon, it can leave long-lasting bumps in your mane. One beauty writer for the U.K.’s Telegraph has found what sounds like the dream hair treatment for curly girls or daily flat-ironers: the Express Brazilian, a special keratin-rich treatment that she describes as a “long-lasting blow-dry.” While the regular Brazilian normally lasts for months, the Express is only good for about a week or however long it takes you to get through six to eight washes. Keep reading »
An Australian couple has given last week’s dumpster diver and his happy cohort a run for the title of Stupidest Fornicators. Aussie cops at a gas station found a man and woman having sex in a parked car. When the couple refused to stop—yes, the police asked, and they refused—the cops arrested the driver for breath analysis, which (shocker) came back loaded. After running the car’s information, the police discovered that … the car didn’t belong to the couple. They’d stolen it specifically for the occasion. And just think, they might not have gotten caught if they hadn’t gotten randy in the gas station parking lot. [Nine MSN]
We’ve been doing this little exercise for almost a month, and I’ve learned a lot about my own style and that of my coworkers. I’m sure I’m not the only person asking herself, “What will Amelia do when it’s too cold to wear her beloved J.Crew flip-flops?” What summer clothes are you gonna miss the most?
The hallmark of many an Oscar winner, nominee and/or serious actor is to delve so deeply into their roles that they both mentally and physically “become” the character. When it comes to method acting, the whole process sounds kind of creepy and possibly schizophrenic, but when it comes to the latter, it’s pretty straightforward and usually involves clothes, hair and makeup, and is sometimes accompanied by extreme weight loss (Christian Bale), a new nose (Nicole Kidman) or eating a whole bunch of doughnuts and pizza in order to get chubs fast à la Jared Leto and Renee Zellweger, who has already done it twice for those “Bridget Jones” movies. Today E! reports that Zellweger will forgo weight gain and instead wear a fat suit (like Gwyneth Paltrow in “Shallow Hal”) for “Bridget Jones 3.” [E!]
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