Fashion History Is Pretty But Painful

Has anything changed for women since the 1880s? We’re still stuffing ourselves into too-small clothes like skinny jeans and wreaking havoc on our feet with dangerously steep platform shoes. But that’s nothing in comparison to what our foremothers went through to look good — or stay incredibly thin). “Suffer for Beauty,” an exhibition at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, Washington, offers a historical look at how ladies have subjected themselves to fashionable torture. Keep reading »

Rejoice! Loeffler Randall Finally Has E-Commerce

How excited are we over this news? Loeffler Randall, the hip New York label with killer shoes and handbags, has finally launched an e-commerce site. Shoppers who purchase Loeffler Randall’s signature booties, slouchy bags and drapedleather jackets on-line can look forward to a classy touch: a hand written thank you note. The site also offers colors and fabrics which are exclusive to the on-line store.They’ve added another element to distinguish it from other e-commerce sites out there: a portion of proceeds will go to Living India, a charity which helps children living with H.I.V/A.I.D.S in Southern India. Just be warned, this stuff is not cheap: classic pieces like the Satin Over-sized Blazer will set you back $575, while the popular Marti Flat boot costs, $895. But, trust us, some splurges are well worth it! [ Fashion Week Daily]
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Mate Poaching: Single Girls Are More Interested In Taken Men

Some men skip from relationship to relationship, never once staying single, because they always have a girl waiting in the wings. We tend to hate these guys, but it might be our fault they exist. Social psychologists at Oklahoma State University published a report in the current issue of Journal of Experimental Social Psychology on “mate poaching.” Participants in their study were shown the same picture of a moderately attractive male or female, depending on their gender, and some were told the person was in a relationship. Then, participants indicated how interested they’d be in pursuing a relationship with the person in the photo. Keep reading »

41 Crazy Ways Men Think They Can Make Us Swoon

What makes you swoon? I once swooned on a walk across a bridge in Central Park when my now-husband pointed to something below, and I looked down and saw the words “Wendy, will you marry me?” When I turned back around, he was down on a knee, holding my great-grandmother’s engagement ring. Swoon! I swoon when he brings home flowers for no reason at all, when he tells me I look lovely, and when I see how great he is with his niece and nephew. I wouldn’t swoon, however, if my man happened to “grasp my hand” when a beautiful, scantily-clad woman walked past us. Would you? Men’s Health seems to think this bizarre-o action is the key to a woman’s heart, seeing as they’ve included it in their list of 41 Ways To Make A Woman Swoon. In fact, almost the entire list seems to suggest that we women are insecure, needy, child-like creatures. After the jump, check out some of the other sad, sexist, and just plain odd ways they suggest making us swoon, and why they’re ridiculous. Keep reading »

Foot In Mouth Alert: Reporter Asks Jamie-Lynn Sigler If Beautiful Women Really Date Fat Guys

We think it’s ultra-adorable that Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jerry Ferrara (come on, Turtle from “Entourage,” people) fell in lovesies when she guest-starred as his character’s girlfriend on “Entourage” last season. It’s even more adorable that she’s returned to the show this season, and they’re still head-over-heels. So, we were none too pleased when we caught wind of this interview Sigler did with “The Quick Fix.” (Watch it here.) The interviewer had no idea that Sigler and Ferrara were an off-screen couple, and one of his first questions out of the gate was, “In real life, do you think beautiful women would date fat dudes?” Awkward alert!

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The Ruckus Over Miley Cyrus’ Pole Dance Begins

We knew Miley Cyrus’ brief pole dance at the Teen Choice Awards was going to spark a debate and, lo and behold, it has. Parent advocacy groups are up in arms, and blogs are crowing: “Miley Cyrus Does Her Part For the Pornification Of America.” In Newsday, child psychologist Wendi Fischer opined, “She’s sending the message that this is ‘OK’ to do, and I don’t think it is OK to do.” [Newsday] Keep reading »

“Real Housewife” NeNe Spills Her Guts In New Memoir

NeNe Leakes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” has lived such a tumultuous and charmed life that when she cautions to Never Make the Same Mistake Twice in her book, you’ve got to listen to the woman. As a former stripper turned “millionairess,” NeNe knows a thing or two about making mistakes. Keep reading »

Even A Strip Club Manager Thinks Miley’s Pole Dance Was Uncomfortable

Okay, publicist for SCORES a “gentleman’s club” in New York City. You won. I took your opportunistic press release bait. I called up Ed Norwick, the general manager of SCORES, to ask him what he, as a sort of stripping aficionado, thought of Miley Cyrus’ pole dance number at the Teen Choice Awards. Our chat, after the jump: Keep reading »

My Day At Stiletto Spy School

Angelina Jolie in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Jennifer Garner in “Alias.” Pretty much every Bond girl, ever. There are few things I love watching more than a woman who can look crazy hot while simultaneously firing an automatic weapon and outsmarting the bad guy. So, when I heard about Stiletto Spy School, which teaches women in New York and Las Vegas how to be über-femme fatales, I couldn’t resist registering for a class, or as they call them, “missions.” I signed up and, on Saturday morning, headed to school for an eight-hour class. I knew that, over the course of the day, we’d be performing four “operations.” Only, I had no idea what I was actually in store for. Keep reading »

Catfight! Stella McCartney Versus Bono’s Wife

Apparently, Bono‘s wife, Ali Hewson, isn’t as charitable a soul as her husband. The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that the claws have come out—and Stella McCartney is the target! Ali and her business partner, Bryan Meehan, have a company called Nude Skincare and are feeling cranky about the name of Stella’s new fragrance, “Stella Nude,” an eau de toilette version of her Stella perfume. To court they go, over a single word, and in the process, will spend boatloads because their skincare line may be confused with the fashion designer’s perfume. Bono: Talk some sense into wifey! [Daily Mail]
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