Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
- Bloggers Em & Lo are celebrating the life of Patrick Swayze by discussing what they learned about love and romance from “Dirty Dancing.” [Em & Lo]
- Why was 50 Cent on the “Rachael Ray Show” today? Oh yeah, he’s trying to put his iron in every fire possible. [F-Listed] — These are two of my least favorite celebrities.
- Creators of the highly anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando have revealed that the park will include a “Forbidden Journey” ride set in Hogwarts Castle. [Reuters] — Sounds like my own personal hell, but I know Potter fans are jumping for joy.
The hunt for the ultimate red lipstick can be a lifelong endeavor. And if you ask my dear friend and beauty expert Courtney Dunlop, red lipstick is the new smoky eye. Some are too tomato-y, some too blue, orange or worse, pink. But once you’ve found the perfect shade of red that looks great with your skin tone, just like scoring the perfect LBD, you’ve got a go-to glamour maker that you can bust out on days where you can’t be bothered to put any effort into looking put-together. That’s why I was so excited to spot such a fetching shade of brilliant red on the pretty lips of the models at the Christian Cota presentation yesterday. Global Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York, Charlotte Willer spends a lot of time mixing up colors to use for editorial purposes, but yesterday she didn’t have to. All of the girls were treated to a heapin’ helping of Color Sensational Lipcolor in Very Cherry, a color which looks good on all skin types (and the girls there ranged from lily white to deepest ebony black) and they all looked smashing. Also, because of the high pigment color payoff and creamy texture, no liner was required. Um yeah and it also costs under $10.
Also spotted at Christian Cota: celebs Rose Byrne and Amerie; ’50s-inspired cocktail dresses made edgy with chain jewelry; the fattest, smallest chihuahua we’ve ever seen; and seriously even-more-gorgeous-in-person, new Maybelline New York spokesmodel, 18-year-old Emily Didonato (whom we snapped, above). Oh, also, the sickest shoes ever, after the jump! Keep reading »
In Palestine, Basheer Mohammed Nasir wants to marry Amani Kamal Qassab. The couple has known each other for over two years, but they’ve been separated most of that time and it’s not your traditional long-distance thing. She’s in Gaza and he’s in the West Bank. They are divided by a broad swath of Israel, and deterred from reuniting by a deluge of unfinished permit paper work, most of which is out of their hands. In an NPR article, Basheer describes traveling to Gaza in 2006 for the Palestinian elections, where he met Amani and fell in love over a three month courtship. When Basheer returned to the West Bank, he built a home for Amani to come to. Instead, in 2007, the Palestinian political and religious group, Hamas, seized power from the more secular Palestinian group Fatah. Suddenly, permission for Amani to travel became virtually impossible to obtain. Amani says they’re on the phone together all day while they wait to be together, but she laments the “virtual marriage” which has suspended her in a limbo without the house, husband and children she’d planned for. The concepts of Hamas, Fatah and Palestinian geography have always been elusive to me, so this is an excellent but sad lesson to further my understanding. Keep reading »
—How typical, punishing the girls for their sexuality. What about making all the male students wear blinders instead? Keep reading »
Sometimes the most fun and innovative style fixes are the ones you already know—or are even using right now. Which is why when we saw this picture of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at Fashion Week, we realized we could still rock beachy waves well into the fall (we’re not ready for summer to go anyhow) and have the hairstyle take on a whole new vibe. Adding a smokey eye and some pink lips to the messy ‘do will dress it up, and add some texture to bundled-up fall looks. Keep reading »
I’m an Aries who has been in a very fun, comfortable relationship with an Aquarius for two and a half years. We have a lot of fun together and it feels like we balance each other out. The problem is, in May I went back home (halfway across the country) to visit my parents and spent every day for two weeks with an old friend (Libra) with whom I shared an extremely brief but strong attraction before meeting the Aquarius. Because of the distance and other people in our lives — my Aquarius and his Taurus — we moved on. We were friends before and still are, and I can’t even be sure that there are romantic feelings there anymore. However, the two weeks I spent with Mr. Libra were fantastic. Fun, funny, exciting, and when it came time for me to drive home it felt like all my feelings for my beloved Aquarius had evaporated. Keep reading »
Poor Beyoncé is having a rough week! First, everyone thought she was involved in some kind of conspiracy with Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the VMAs. Now Abercrombie & Fitch is suing to stop the diva from naming her forthcoming fragrance “Sasha Fierce,” for which Beyoncé filed a letter of intent with the U.S. Patent office back in September. But as it turns out, that lingering stink on your clothes the last time you got within a 60-foot radius of an Abercrombie & Fitch store could have been one of their men’s colognes called “Fierce.” (Can you see where this is going?) A&F filed its lawsuit yesterday, saying Beyoncé has ignored their cease-and-desist letter and has proceeded to develop “Sasha Fierce.” Methinks this lawsuit is just an A&F publicity stunt though, since no one would seriously wander into the temple of suburban preppydom searching for Sasha Fierce’s perfume. Still, one wonders if Beyoncé will buckle and change the name of her parfum to something else? “Bootylicious,” perhaps? [WWD] Keep reading »