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Recent photos of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon in Cannes have loads of people chattering—about her weight. (Yeah, yeah, a new topic of conversation!) Here’s my beef: Why don’t we all just leave Mariah alone? She’s married, smiling all the time, on vacation in the south of France and totally freaking happy. So, she gained a few. Big deal. It happens when you’re in love and don’t want to schlep yourself out of a warm bed at 5:30 a.m. and hit the gym (even if your gym is right downstairs and your trainer lives with you). We always seem to jump on celebrities the second they gain some extra poundage, here’s a novel thought—let’s actually be happy that they’re happy, right?
Memorial Day Weekend is upon is and we’re more excited about the barbecue bit than anything else. While I definitely won’t be doing any cooking —I’m prone to burning myself in even the safest of situations—I definitely will be standing near the grill decked out in my cooking finest looking like I could be of use. It’s a tricky and foolproof plan.
Join me, won’t you? Keep reading »
Hey there, sailor…it’s Fleet Week in NYC! It’s that time of year when even girls who swear they don’t dig dudes in uniform realize they are hard-pressed to resist the all American charm of nautical men.
If you are so inclined to do your patriotic duty and show one of these boys around town, we do not suggest wearing nautical-themed clothes. A night out on the town with a sailor while wearing a nautical outfit is a bit too much camp, even for us. This year we are thinking that a blast from the past of the best pin-up girl looks from the ’50s are the best bet for setting sea-faring hearts aflutter. Keep reading »
This weekend, I’m going to a couple barbecues. I’m usually the odd girl out at these kinds of things, because I can’t eat whatever meats on the grill, so I’m gonna try to fit in by wearing another cookout staple: gingham.
Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold loves cheese, and he has great taste in music. In fact, the politico posts videos featuring the bands he loves in “Fein-tunes.” This month, he sang the praises of Midwestern indie group Wilco. It’s proof that sometimes Washington can back more than legislation. It can back that ass up, too. [Pitchfork] Keep reading »
According to old school fashion rules, now that Memorial Day is upon us, we can dust off our bright whites without committing a fashion faux pas.
But the sort of thinking that declares a strict divide between summer and winter clothes is just too fussy for us—try these five of our favorite trends from the winter even as summer waxes on. Besides, we’ve never been sticklers for fashion rules anyway. Keep reading »
We don’t really go for the athletic type of man, so it should come as no surprise that we didn’t recognize half of Men’s Fitness‘ 25 Fittest Guys. This is the first time the magazine has compiled this list, so they didn’t just look for fit men in the United States, but went all over the globe. Click through for more eye candy.
Reading celebrity Twitters is like flipping to US Weekly‘s “They’re Just Like Us!” section. They whine about bad TV, do battle with technology, and wonder what other people think of them. This week, Nicole Richie’s Blackberry broke, John Mayer was busy, James Franco saw “Star Trek”, Samantha Ronson watched MTV, Karl Lagerfeld tried to make us feel better about buying his clothes, and Mindy Kaling may or may not have gone to Paris for a boob job. Keep reading »
Remember “Blossom“, the ’90s sitcom featuring a single dad, his quirky teen, and her closet of floral dresses and hats? Children of the era will forever look to Blossom as a past fashion icon, so we couldn’t help but gasp when we heard that Mayim Bialik, the show’s star, is now set to appear on an episode of “What Not to Wear.” It looks like Mayim is still walking around in flowy dresses and braids, and we’d like to say, more power to her! Here’s how to get the Blossom look—albeit slightly updated. Wear those Doc Martens with pride! Keep reading »
Even in these “Tough Economic Times,” guys are willing to pay a pretty penny for a skirt that shapes that ass just right. (More like 130,000 pennies, actually.) How else do you explain the quick selling out of Thom Browne’s man skirt on Gilt Groupe just the other day? Though it was marked down significantly from its usual $4,370 price point, $1,300 is still quite a lot to pay for a male pencil skirt.
We take this to mean that the Mirt is officially cool now. Though the man skirt has a long history, Marc Jacobs revived the Mirt’s popularity when he showed the sartorially questionable creation on his runway last spring. But we’re wondering which other men will catch on and show some gam. There are a few in particular who we totally wouldn’t mind seeing in a garment with such easy access…
Like Will Smith. Mother of god, that man looks good in anything. We’d probably prefer him naked, but he makes that printed skirt look damn fine.