Take a good look at this Calvin Klein billboard ad, starring supermodel Lara Stone. Notice anything a bit naughty about it (other than the fact that she’s in a tit-baring bra and underwear)? Some savvy media critics say that the ad subliminally spells out a swear word. If you start at the legs of the table in the background, which form an F, and then follow the curve of Stone’s underwear line, which makes a U, to its logical CK end, well, you see where we’re going with this. But what do you think? An intentional swear or just a kooky coincidence? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
So, a male porn star walks into a bar. I’m going to call him PS for short, to keep things simple. I’ve seen PS around Chicago before; a couple years back, we ended up at the same karaoke event until 6 a.m. But we hadn’t talked much until I ran into him at the aforementioned bar, attending a fundraiser for sex workers’ rights. See, I write about sex with a focus on S&M and I do activism around it as well, so I end up coordinating with sex worker activists a lot. Plus, sex workers totally know how to put the ‘fun’ in ‘fundraiser.’
As we sipped on drinks, PS and I chatted about sex education, work/life distinctions, and that sex toy demonstration at Northwestern that landed a professor in the center of a controversy. Keep reading »
There was a small part of me that wanted to pick Britney Spears‘ Femme Fatale for this week’s cravable album. But, well, 90 percent of it has already been leaked and I just haven’t been that enthused about it, much to my chagrin. And so, I will instead go for the real album that has me drooling this week—Peter Bjorn and John’s Gimme Some. (No relation to BritBrit’s “Gimme More.”) This record is pop-tinged Swedish indie rock that will make you want to snap your fingers and blow bubbles while tap dancing down Happy Lane in the center of Wonderfulville. Enjoy it.
Christina Aguilera’s chauffeur is clearly having a hard time stomaching the make out sesh in the back seat. He makes a valiant effort not to let his face betray his discomfort. I hope he gets paid handsomely for his time. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Yes, it’s true: I got a makeover on TLC’s “What Not to Wear.”
First off, let’s get to the immediate questions. Yes, the show’s hosts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly are as warm, friendly and sweet off camera as they are on. Yes, you really do get $5,000 to spend on clothes and shoes in two days. Yes, they take all of your old clothes away and donate them to charity. Yes, Carmindy is a genius when it comes to makeup and Ted Gibson is a hair wizard.
But probably the most pressing question — why I, a style editor at a major women’s website, would need a complete “What Not to Wear” makeover — is going to take a little longer to answer. Keep reading »