A 4 Here, A 6 There: Does Designer Sizing Disturb You Too?

It being Fashion Week and all, it’s a bit inevitable that we’re thinking about size. As much fun as it is to watch beautiful designs come down the runway, there’s always the underlying thought, Wonder if that would fit me?

And so, we’re getting hung up on how designer sizes are never consistent! You know the dilemma: You pick up a garment to take to the dressing room and find with horror that some designer “expert” has decided to tell you, “Dear Shopper, you are actually a size 1,000 XXXXL.” Why do so many designers size down their clothing? (Seems like a bad marketing tactic.) But then again, there’s always the secret joy of finding labels that make you think you’ve just magically lost 30 pounds.

After the jump, our experiences behind the dressing room door. Share your own experiences in the comments! Keep reading »

Quick Pic: A Mythical Creature Indeed

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Gallery: All Laced-Up

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Quick Pic: Models Have Boogers Too!

[Jill Stuart, NYC, 9/14/09]
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Pre-Gaming Pre-Date: Do Or Don’t?

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8 So-Called “Chivalrous” Moves That Creep Us Out

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley are definitely the cutest actors who’ve played a couple on TV that refuse to acknowledge they’re one in real life too. Luckily, “Gossip Girls” in training all around New York are constantly telling the tabs about their Blake/Penn sightings. Like last week, the two were spotted having brunch and smooching at Five Points restaurant. According to People, “The actor was very doting and even walked his girlfriend to the bathroom at the end of their meal. The two left the restaurant arm-in-arm.”

Um, back the truck up a second. He walked her to the bathroom? I’d never heard of this particular convention until last summer, when a date offered to do this. “Why would you walk me to the bathroom?” I asked. “Oh, I thought that was common courtesy,” he said. Sweet, but I’m a big girl. I can make it the 15 feet to the bathroom on my own. I’m not really interested in having you join me for the walk, unless you’re planning to join me in there for a quickie.

I’m all for opening doors and you giving me your jacket when I’m cold, but here are eight other supposedly gentlemanly moves we don’t understand. Though any effort is always appreciated, even if it’s a little weird. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Whitney Houston Did Smoke Crack With Bobby Brown

  • Whitney Houston admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she and then-husband Bobby Brown would smoke marijuana laced with top-quality rock cocaine and wouldn’t speak to each other for days on end, even though they were sitting next to each other, because they were so stoned. [Starpulse] — So crack really wasn’t too cheap for her. I’m not sure which is a lower point in her life — being addicted to drugs or using her addiction to sell albums? (We’ll have more on Whitney’s chat with Oprah later today.)
  • Colin Farrell has finally confirmed that his Polish girlfriend Alicja Bachleda-Curuś is pregnant. [Dlisted]
  • Rapper Lil’ Wayne welcomed a son with actress Lauren London on Sept. 9, 2009. [PopEater] — Isn’t it sad that the baby won’t be the youngest of Wayne’s children for much longer because he’s expecting a child with Nivea?

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The Hair Product That Just Might Change Your Life

There are some people in the cutthroat fashion and beauty industry that are just plain scary. In a few harsh circles, the meanest mean girls are adept at out-meaning one another. And then there’s Ted Gibson. The Texas-born, New York-based hairstylist doesn’t let the fact that Angelina Jolie and Renee Zellweger (to name a few) have him on speed dial go to his head. In fact, he’s one of the kindest people I know, goes out of his way to make people feel special, and is just so ridiculously talented to top it all off. I was lucky enough to run into him when he was doing the divine-looking hair at the Vena Cava show last week and, sadly, I glanced in the mirror near his hair station and quickly realized that my hair looked like I had been living out in the wilderness for awhile. (Which I have, sort of, but that’s a different story.) Embarrassing! Anyhoo, instead of admonishing me and making me feel like an even sadder sack, he slipped me a couple of packets of the following hair care miracles. Keep reading »

Bromance Is Kicking Romance’s Butt In Posts On Craigslist

Over the weekend Amelia and I watched “I Love You, Man.” How friggin’ cute are Jason Segel and Paul Rudd in that movie?! Our girl boners salute you boys! But it seems chicks aren’t the only ones who melted at their adorable bromance. My gay BFF has been complaining that his Craigslist cruising has become more tedious thanks to the glut of straight dudes posting to find their very own platonic man relationships. Guys across America have been looking for another kind of playmate on the internet, like online dating minus the sexy. Could it be the go-to slut finder website is attracting more guys looking for pals than pu**y? Heck, it’s become so popular, there’s even an e-card about finding man love! Dang, dudes can be so sweet sometimes. After the jump, what some of the men are looking for…

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The World’s Oldest Woman Dies At 115 Years Old


The world’s oldest person, 115-year-old Gertrude Baines, died peacefully in her sleep Friday morning. The saucy senior citizen was born in 1894 and grew up in Georgia. Her father was a slave and she lived through the height of segregation. She was married and divorced once, and had a daughter in 1909 who died of typhoid when she was 18 years old. Despite her difficult path, Gertrude wasn’t a curmudgeon. In fact, the caretakers at her nursing home describe her as sweet and sassy. Gertrude made the news last year when she voted for Barack Obama, and on her 115th birthday, she said she’d like to live another four years just to “vote for Barack again.” Before the last election, Gertrude had only voted once before, for John F. Kennedy. She told the LA Times that she supported Obama “because he’s for the coloured” and that she kept a signed picture of the prez on her wall. [Reuters] Keep reading »

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