Brits. We will never understand them sometimes—and not just because of the cute accents.
Tonight some rather cheeky Brits are celebrating a “Blitz Party,” the 65th anniversary of D-Day, when the Allied forces invaded Normandy, France, during WWII. (The Blitz was when the Germans bombed the city of London for over a month straight, tens of thousands of Brits were killed and millions of homes and buildings destroyed.) Keep reading »
Not to rain on our own bridal bonanza parade, but not all marriages end happily ever after. While there is no “right” way to handle a divorce, Brit Jo Wallace can’t be accused of moping. Rather than skulk around her house after her three-year marriage ended, Jo threw a divorce party. Sure a divorce party isn’t quite as conventional as a Tupperware party, but it was actually the dress code that caught our attention. Rather than don the average “night out on the town to pick me up a hunk of new man” garb for the pub crawl through Brighton, England, Wallace insisted that all the women wear wedding gowns. Not just any wedding dress, oh no, the most hideous dress one could find on eBay. Stomping around Brighton like Bridezilla probably doesn’t come up high on the list of conventional ways to celebrate one’s divorce, but we give Wallace credit for making lemonade out of lemons, and giving dresses that usually only get worn once a second life. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Beach weddings, much like daytime weddings, are not a time to go crazy with the makeup and prom-like hair. Keep it lovely by working the bright eyes and clean-looking skin. And, because you’re going to look naturally-pretty instead of hooker-hot, pick a dress with a fun neckline or a statement necklace to add a little something-something to your look. Keep reading »
An article on CNN yesterday turned me on to Zimababwe native Betty Makoni, CNN hero of the week. She is a teacher, a volunteer, and the executive director of her organization, Girl Child Network (GCN), which boasts 30,000 members in Zimbabwe alone. She was also raped when she was 6 years old.
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The weekend bag is one of those fashion necessities worth the splurge. Not an oversized purse—nor a tote or duffel—its a smart piece that not only get lots of use, but that shows you’re a lady who knows how to travel in style. Grab your two changes of clothes, a swim suit, and stuff them into these darling sacks for your next out-of-town excursion.
- Options are always good, and this punchy LeSportsac lets you choose from a shoulder strap or hand grip. [$120, LeSportsac, Shopbop.com]
- This Matt & Nat style is called the Bauhaus. You can rock Euro-style even if you’re not jumping the pond. [$375, Endless.com]
- Nothing says summer more than linen. [$198, Bananarepublic.com]
- We hope you’re going to the Poconos with this kitschy print. [$58, Kimchi Blue, Urbanoutfitters.com]
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Let’s face it, you’re going to have to deal with the utter emptiness left in your evenings this weekend. There’s a big, gaping abyss that’s been occupied by “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” all week. Thank goodness that movies still exist! This week, a pregnant couple look for home in “Away We Go,” you should maybe be drunk before seeing (the “Dude Where’s My Car” for grown-ups) “The Hangover,” and you might cry because they ruined the already bad TV show “Land of the Lost.” Keep reading »