How To Sleep Like Betty Draper

If you’re like us, and you love all things “Mad Men,” from the plots to the characters to the looks, you may have noticed the bed that Don and Betty Draper share on the show. Totally retro, it’s got a soft green button-tufted headboard fit for any suburban princess married to a mad, mad ad man — or, you know, you. While the bed on the show was created by set designer Amy Wells, Club Furniture has a similar sleeper for “Mad Men” lovers. Custom-made in North Carolina, the look-alike bed doesn’t come cheap — it’s $1,100 to $1,350, depending on size. (Oh, it’s on sale for just under a grand today!) I like the Sky blue, but the company will use any fabric you desire. Sadly, Don Draper is not included. [L.A. at Home] Keep reading »

Who Is Grace Coddington, The Red-Haired Star Of “The September Issue”?

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Those of you who’ve already seen “The September Issue” know that while the documentary sheds light on Vogue‘s normally inaccessible editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, the real star of the show is the magazine’s creative director, Grace Coddington. And now that Fashion Week is upon us, we’ll be spying on her in the front row every day.

The 68-year-old woman with the witchy red hair isn’t a household name like her boss, but “The September Issue” shows that Coddington is an essential cog in the Vogue wheel (Wintour calls her “our jewel in the crown”). The film made us curious about the creative director who spoke intelligently about fashion, a subject many consider to be fluff. Click through to learn more about the woman who is arguably the most influential stylist in fashion today.

Quick Pic: Megan Fox Can Sign Autographs And Do The Sexy Face At The Same Time

Megan Fox channels … Angelina Jolie? Dita Von Teese? The ghost of a bygone pinup? … at the Toronto International Film Festival world premiere of “Jennifer’s Body.” [Toronto, 9/10/09] Keep reading »

Playboy Jumps Into The Vampire Craze

Here a vampire, there a vampire. “Twilight.” “True Blood.” “The Vampire Diaries.” These days, you can’t leave the house without running into another bloodsucker. Now, Playboy magazine has jumped on the bloodthirsty bandwagon with their new October issue. The cover is a pulp fiction tribute to hot girl-on-girl throat-bleeder action, starring Playmates Kasia Danysz and Weronika Zurkowska. Inside, the magazine explores the finer nuances of 21st century vampire life, including “why the undead are hot again.” You’ve come a long way, Dracula. [io9] Keep reading »

Liveblogging “Project Runway!”

See you at 10 p.m. EST for another super exciting — uh, hopefully — episode of “P-Run”! Keep reading »

Quickies: The Michael Jackson Glove For Common Folk & Go Back To School Britney-Style

  • The woman who made Michael Jackson‘s sequin gloves is starting a line for non-celebrities. [Racked] — As if there aren’t enough people running around looking like Michael these days.
  • A black Tibetan Mastiff, who answers to the name “Yangtze River Number Two,” now holds the record for the most expensive dog. A woman paid $528,000 for him. [Fox News] — I won’t even go into a rant about starving people in the world, but you can feel free to!
  • Who wore the top ten fiercest bobs? Why, ten famous ladies that’s who. [Refinery 29]

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Tea Baggers Rejoice: Hot-T-Wand Lets You Have Tea Anytime

This Hot-T Wand almost seems like something that could be an iPhone attachment and application; it’s so techy and compact. Insert the heatable stick (with safety sensors) into a cup of water, wait for the water to get hot, then dip in your tea of choice. When done, there’s a heat-protective capsule to insert the Hot-T into. So small you can carry it around in your purse and have a spot whenever you feel like it. [Cool Buzz] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Paris Hilton And Sarah Palin Are Quote-Worthy, Says Oxford Book

  • Grandly overstating their relevance, Sarah Palin and Paris Hilton will have quotes included in the venerable Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Palin’s quote? “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick.” We would have thought Hilton’s quote would be “That’s hot,” but for some reason it’s this: “Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in.” [NY Daily News]—Deeeeep, man.
  • It’s back-to-school time! At universities, this time of year means a serious discussion about preventing sexual assault on campus. Yet most of the rape prevention focus is on making young women’s behaviors safer, says author Jaclyn Friedman, instead of informing young men there is zero tolerance against sexual coercion and rape. Friedman says young women are given messages like “Don’t hook up! Don’t dress provocatively! Watch your drink! Actually, don’t drink at all! Always stay with a friend! Don’t stay out too late! Don’t walk home alone!” But what about the guys? [American Prospect]
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    Girl Kidnapped For 18 Years Seriously Doesn’t Care What Sports Happenings She Missed

    By now, you all know the story of Jaycee Lee Dugard—kidnapped for 18 years, completely isolated in a series of structures in her captors’ backyard, raped repeatedly. OC Register columnist Mark Whicker took a rather unique approach to covering Jaycee’s story. Rather than focus on the horrible abuse, Whicker chose to talk about … all the sports Jaycee missed in those 18 years. He expressed deep sadness that while in captivity, the girl couldn’t “spike a volleyball … or pitch a softball … or smack a forehand down the line.” Whicker then opined, “Now, that’s deprivation.” He goes on to provide Dugard with a list of all the sports happenings she missed while she was, oh, having her rapist’s children. Keep reading »

    Narciso Rodgriguez Could Design Line For eBay

    Most designers wouldn’t touch eBay with a ten-foot pole because the online auction site routinely makes counterfeit pieces available to the public, but Narciso Rodriguez seems ready to take a chance. He’s in talks to design an eight-piece collection for eBay. The prices will range from $75 to $350, which means we common folk could possibly afford it, but the lower-priced line would also improve eBay’s reputation in the fashion world. Thoughts? [The Cut] Keep reading »

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