Gucci And Mary J. Blige Team Up For The Ladies

It’s not all about glitz and glam; Gucci also loves to give. The luxury brand is doing just that with their latest partnership with R&B icon, Mary J. Blige. To raise funds for Blige’s charity, Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now, INC, simply known as FFAWN — yes, the name could have been just a little shorter — they are relaunching a special-edition watch. The all-black, logo-embossed time piece, known as the Twirl watch, will be on sale on September 16, exclusively at Gucci’s 5th Avenue, New York City store (and nationwide on the 17th). A percentage of the proceeds will go directly to Blige’s charity. Now for the tough part: At $1895 a pop, we wonder just how many people will be springing for this pricey piece. Good luck Gucci. [People] Keep reading »

Supermodel’s Dog Gets A Modeling Contract. Yes, Her Dog.

You know that modeling contract you always wanted (before you got real, that is)? It just went to Elle Macpherson‘s labradoodle. Yup, her dog. Bella, a five-year-old half lab/half poodle, is “Britain’s next top dog model” for the site Dogside.com, where he can be seen modeling products like scarves and coats. Bella Macpherson allegedly earns a five-figure sum for his “modeling”—er, sitting still for three seconds. Cute puppy, though. We just hope Elle is not one of those loopy stage parents like the “Toddlers & Tiaras” people. [The Cut] Keep reading »

J. Crew’s New Accessories Catalog Will Make You Want To Rob A Bank

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Something worth knowing about me: If I could, I would live in the J. Crew catalog, with its fun matching/clashing prints, bright colors, and carefree European vacays. I anticipate its arrival in my mailbox every, well, week (seriously, they come way too often) and page through the offerings, saliva threatening to spill from my lips. I have a policy, though — I never buy anything from J. Crew full price, as they are rather outrageous and everything goes on sale. Quickly. Seriously, if you love it, wait three weeks and it’ll be on sale. Love it, but still think the sale price is too steep? Wait another two weeks and it’ll be on final sale, with another 20 percent off. Trust me. I am an expert at this. Anyway, J. Crew just came out with their first shoe/accessories catalog and it is so pretty to look at that I am tempted to start keeping them for style inspiration down the line, much like the dusty copies of, sniff, Domino that I have on my bookshelf. Keep clicking to see some of the gorgeousness, along with obsessive gushing.

What Would You Put on Display At the Museum Of Broken Relationships?

At this point in my life, I have enough memorabilia from broken relationships to fill an entire museum. As a writer, I tend to heal after a breakup by writing about it—helps me understand what went wrong. But there aren’t always words to express how painful, sad, annoying, or existentially confusing a breakup can be. And what about the physical, tangible objects left behind—the ones that you come across every so often in the garage that make you laugh, cry, or both. So, after hearing about some of the awesome projects at the Museum of Broken Relationships, a conceptual art museum in Croatia that attempts to create a space of “secure memory” and a safe place to get rid of “controversial objects” that trigger momentarily “undesirable” emotions, I started rummaging through some of my old broken-relationship booty to see what kind of project I could make. Here are my top 10 items. Keep reading »

“Real Woman” Does Not Look As Good In Topshop As Kate Moss Does

Sigh. I love The Daily Mail so much. You never know what those crazy British birds are gonna do next! Today it’s a “real woman” — cough, intrepid journalist, cough — Claire Coleman modeling clothes from the brand new Kate Moss for Topshop line. Her reasoning:

“When I see Kate Moss in a dress, I’m not just looking at the dress, I’m looking at Kate Moss and the dress. And however beautiful the dress, I can’t help thinking that it’s going to look an awful lot better on her than it does on me. Moss may not be getting any younger, but she still has the gamine proportions of the 16-year-olds who seem to form the backbone of Topshop’s customer base. The question is can real women like me and my friends, who are rather closer in age to Miss Moss, actually wear any of the clothes she is offering?”

Ain’t that the question indeed, sis! This definitely makes me consider how sometimes we buy clothes for all the wrong reasons. But that’s about it. Keep reading »

Etsy Find Of The Week: Vampire Love Bite Necklace

There’s nothing sexy about sporting a hickey, but a little vampire love bite peeking out from beneath the flip of your long, tousled hair? Um, yes. If you want to give everyone the idea you scored a date with one of the hotties from “True Blood” — and that things went well — this vampire love bite illusion necklace created by Etsy seller, GiraffeNeck, will do the trick. Made with a nylon-coated steel wire and two strategically placed red crystal beads, the necklace is an obvious must-have for all the fangbangers among us. [$9, Etsy] Keep reading »

“New Moon”‘s Voluri Revealed!

Don’t pee yourself, Twilight fans. Check out these just-released posters of Volturi vampires “Jane” (Dakota Fanning looking RAD), “Caius” (Jamie Campbell Bower), and “Alec” (Cameron Bright). This is not saying much, because “Twilight” (the movie) was cheesy as hell (not that I didn’t see it twice), but “New Moon” looks like it might just rule. Keep reading »

Quick Vid: Christina Aguilera Cries Happy Tears

Well jeez, melt my cold, dead heart, why don’t you Xtina? The singer opened up to E! News about her relationship with her husband, Jordan Bratman, and describes how growing up without a positive male role model makes her appreciate him even more as a partner and father. Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “Taking Woodstock,” “The September Issue,” “My One And Only,” “Fifty Dead Men Walking”

Yes, summer is ending and it’s time to retire the flip-flops. Tragedy. Thankfully, there are several promising movies coming out this week, and they’re a great way to distract yourself from the fact that beach visits and hungover work days will quickly become a ghost of your past. Back to the grind, to the wool sweaters, to raking leaves, and making soup. But forget all about those things because this week “Taking Woodstock” will revoke the summer of love; “The September Issue” will remind you that fall means shopping; “My One and Only” will make you thankful you’re not George Hamilton’s mom, and “Fifty Dead Men Walking” will make you happy the ’80s are over. Now go choose your own adventure! Keep reading »

Quick Pic: The Gosselins Put The Public In Public School

Jon and Kate plus their sextuplets lined up and posed for the paps before getting on the school bus. As if first day jitters weren’t bad enough, the children have to be camera-ready. Sheesh! And you thought kids could be cruel. [Reading, PA, 8/28/09] Keep reading »

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