Quick Pic: What A Stud…

Do these studded leggings say “high fashion rocker”? Or do they make you want to punch somebody out? [$175, Stylestalker, Pixiemarket.com] Keep reading »

Mother Finds Her Baby Up For Adoption On Craigslist

It’s amazing what you can sell on Craigslist these days. But instead of being amused, one mother got the shock of her life when she looked online and saw that her baby was up for adoption. A woman tipped off Massachusetts mother, Brenna, after she saw an ad on Craigslist for the adoption of Brenna’s son, Jacob. Worried and confused, Brenna checked out the ad. Turns out some man was using her son’s picture in an online adoption scam. The post advertised the adoption of a Canadian baby boy living in a orphanage in Cameroon, even though Jacob was safe at home in Massachusetts. He’d taken the picture of Jacob from his family’s public blog on WordPress. [CNN] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: A Rose By Any Other Name Is Just As Sweet

Santogold looked rad in a pink tux and a floral T as she glammed up her jams at the Underage Festival in over the weekend. [UK, 8/02/09] Keep reading »

Being A Redhead Hurts

Don’t get me wrong—redheads are awesome. But they also feel more pain than the rest of the population, are more sensitive to heat, and need 20% more anesthesia to knock them out. And a new study shows another odd side effect of being a redhead—they’re less likely to get proper dental care. It’s not their fault—scientists have found that annual teeth cleanings and occasional fillings just hurt more for them. If dentists don’t up the anesthetic ante for the flame-haired, redheaded patients are twice as likely to skip dental appointments and let problems go untreated. [CNN] Keep reading »

Gallery: Emile Hirsch And Other Celebrities With Lecherous Doppelgangers

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On Thursday night, Emile Hirsch showed up at a Diesel U concert at Webster Hall in New York City to find out that…he’d already arrived with an entourage of eight. The Emile doppelganger had arrived first, and a publicist asked him if he wanted to walk the red carpet, which he kindly refused. But that didn’t stop him from taking a whole bunch of comp tickets. I hope the two didn’t see each other, cause I hear when parallel beings come into contact, one of them has to be destroyed! [NY Post]

Of course it’s not the first time that someone has posed as a star, hoping for star treatment. Here are other celebrities with diabolical imposters.

Wear Today, Gone Tomorrow Lets You Borrow Or Buy

Celebs get to borrow whatever designer goods they want, whenever they want. We’ll still have to pay for the privilege, but at least the fashion gods have thrown us a bone with this amazing online boutique: Wear Today, Gone Tomorrow. This brand new e-commerce site works just like Bag, Borrow or Steal, but instead of handbags and accessories, WTGT allows you to borrow high-end designer clothes. They’ve got a laundry list of chic designers available, like Zac Posen, Herve Leger, Kate Moss and Anna Sui. As a member — and it’s free to join — you can rent pieces for a week or a month for up to 90% off the retail price. And there’s oh so much more… Keep reading »

Saudi Women Opting For More Plastic Surgery

Being covered in robes and veils from head to toe is not stopping women in Saudi Arabia from getting plastic surgery. Surprisingly, liposuction, breast augmentations, and nose jobs are drawing females to the plastic surgeon’s at the same rate as in other parts of the world. It seems that self-consciousness can grow even when people can’t see your features. The only time Saudi women can show off their clothes and haircuts are for their husbands, at women’s parties, and when abroad. Whereas 10 years ago, a plastic surgeon was quite the rarity in the Arab nation, now 35 surgical treatment centers exist. But the religious values that govern the majority of Saudi lives are not being overlooked when it comes to these procedures. Three years ago clergymen and plastic surgeons met to create a consensus on tampering with God’s natural creations. The result was that “undergoing an unsafe procedure or changing the shape of a ‘perfect nose’ just to resemble a singer or actress” was haram, or forbidden, while “small breasts, fixing features that are causing a person grief, or reverse damage from an accident” is halal, or sanctioned. Keep reading »

Reading Has Never Looked So Good

Having spent most of my childhood getting teased about my book dork-ery by relentlessly obnoxious brothers, I’ve developed a bit of a complex about reading. I like it and totally don’t mind spending a night in reading over a night out partying, but while a lot of new titles have awesome cover art and a general air of vague coolness, the classics are generally hopelessly dorky looking. Or they were, anyway.

Now I can tote around a tome with an amazingly illustrated image. The new covers are courtesy of Penguin Books and Ruben Toledo (husband of Michelle Obama’s favorite designer Isabel Toledo), and they’ll be gracing the covers of everything from Wuthering Heights to Pride and Prejudice in celebration of Fashion Week.

So yeah, I’m a book dork and I’m proud, not to mention ever so stylish now. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

Sugar Ray Loves Cougars

Mark McGrath and his band Sugar Ray are really into cougars. So much so, that they’ve named their latest album Music for Cougars. While I’m slightly offended that they’re targeting such a specific demographic (oh, and I normally want to vom in my mouth upon hearing the term ‘cougar’), McGrath and his buddies are totally into these ladies. About the word, McGrath says, “There’s no negative slant. It’s a word of empowerment. Cougars are great!” He’s particularly fond of Vicki from “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” He even titled the track “She’s Got The (Woo-Hoo)!” after her customary greeting from the show. While the blonde O.C. mom may be flattered, I have to say if there was ever a reason not to purchase an album, I think naming a song after the most unbearable woman on a Bravo series would be a pretty solid rationale. [People] Keep reading »

Free Sephora Samples + Beauty Packing Tips

Who doesn’t love a freebie? Until tomorrow (hurry up!), you can pick five free samples with your Sephora order. Even better, the selection is travel-friendly and includes tiny packages of essentials like Bliss Body Butter, designer eau de toilette, Laura Geller foundation, and PHYTO Phyto 9 nourishing hair cream (our favorite for fried beach hair). The goods come packaged to you in an airport-approved bag, so you can have a handy guideline to follow those pesky travel rules.

After all, summer is the season of the mini-break, and bringing all your beauty products can be a hassle. After the jump, some (beauty product) packing tips that will allow you to avoid checking luggage (getting around the liquid limit for carry-ons), or just slim down your bag. Keep reading »

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