Moammar Qaddafi Would Like His Own Fashion Retrospective Now, Thanks

As if dealing with a citizen-led uprising while attempting to secure your own controversial position as dictator for life in Libya wasn’t enough, reports now say that Moammar Qaddafi is actively lobbying to have his own Costume Institute exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The annual Costume Institute show typically highlights a designer or fashion moment that’s reflective of a major change in the industry — this year it’s Alexander McQueen. One of Qaddafi’s aides sent an email to New York Times Fashion Editor Horacio Silva, hoping to entice him to lobby on Qaddafi’s behalf. Keep reading »

This Woman Is Exercising Her Face


Sweet mother of God, what is this woman doing to her mouth with that tiny little baton-contraption?! (And what’s with the opera?) Further investigation reveals she — her name is “Victoria Looseleaf,” by the way — is demonstrating the Facial Flex Ultra, which is a “proven way to tone and condition the underlying muscles of the face, chin and neck to lift your face without surgery.” Like a Thighmaster for your mouth region, I guess? But if there’s one thing years of watching “The Real Housewives” has taught me it’s that too much smiling — and that’s what this doodad is causing Victoria’s face to do — causes wrinkles that can only be “fixed” by injecting fillers. Therefore, my non-expert opinion is that this is not a product Taylor Armstrong or Jill Zarin would approve of. No way. [Amazon, YouTube] Keep reading »

9 Glitter Looks That Aren’t Gross

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We’ve all seen it: A girl tries wearing glitter and she ends up looking like she belongs at a retirement community in Boca Raton (and hey, those ladies look great!) or a junior high dance. Glitter can work, but you’ve got to make sure you’re wearing it in the proper amounts. After the jump, we’ve selected some subtly glitter-ful items to help you get your sparkle on.

Lil B Titles Album “I’m Gay,” Receives Major Backlash

The hip hop world isn’t exactly known for being gay-friendly, what with the frequent homophobic rhymes and someone like 50 Cent going as far as to joke, “I had my homie shoot up a gay wedding” on Twitter. So it was a pretty bold move when rapper Lil B announced last week that his new album will be called I’m Gay. He explained to MTV News that the title is meant to be supportive of the LGBT community. “I’m very gay, but I love women. I’m not attracted to men in any way. I’ve never been attracted to a man in my life. But yes I am gay, I’m so happy. I’m a gay, heterosexual male,” he said. “I got major love for the gay and lesbian community, and I just want to push less separation and that’s why I’m doing it.”

His fans, however, aren’t so thrilled. Keep reading »

Would You Engage In “Sex Bartering” With Your SO?

I used to trade back rubs for blow jobs. Not with strangers, of course. With my boyfriend at the time. And not half-assed, sitting in front of him on couch with the TV on back rubs either; no, I’m talking lights off, candles burning, soothing background music, scented oil back massages for at least 20 minutes. When he was done, I would sit up, he would lie down, and I would return the favor with oral sex. I wasn’t half-assed about it either; it was often to fruition, although about 40 percent of the time — unless I was on my period — the back massage would get me revved up and we would end up humping. Either way, it was always a successful exchange of services that left both of us satisfied.

This is what Kelly Oxford, writing in GQ, calls “sex bartering,” and she suggests couples everywhere “put sexual favors on the table and start negotiating.” Keep reading »

How To Be Romantic Without Being Creepy

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The romantic gesture: a lovely thing or reserved for creepy stalkers? Blogger Joshua Lyon, writing for Thought Catalog, seems to feel that the romantic gesture is dying. He talks about being branded “scary intense” for writing a letter to a man he had a crush on and suggesting an old-fashioned correspondence. That seems rather sweet to me. Also, he mentions a time when a boyfriend pulled a “Say Anything” and played “In Your Eyes” on a boombox at his window, Lloyd Dobler-style. He found it to be “one of the bravest and most romantic things” anyone had ever done for him. I see what he’s getting at. The grand romantic gesture does deserve a rightful place in the world of wooing. But it can walk the fine line of “creepiness.” Romantic gestures only work when being done by the right person in the right way. For example, a guy I was dating once had a handwritten note couriered over to my office to ask me out on a date. Sweet! Another time, a man I had exchanged a smile with followed me home from the grocery store to leave a letter of admiration on my doorstep. Frightening! After the jump, the difference between sweet/romantic and creepy/romantic. [Thought Catalog] Keep reading »

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