Knowd: Simply Irresistible
When I asked an old friend why she hadn’t just broken up with her live-in boyfriend instead of beginning a messy affair with a married neighbor, she snapped, “Don’t be stupid—nobody leaves a relationship without having another one in place.”
Oh, please, I corrected her. Of course they do. People fall out of love or get angry and leave without a safety net all the time. But as I thought back, I realized that for as long as I knew her, she never had. Even when she pretty much hated the one she was with, she stuck it out until she’d lined up his replacement. I could never understand why. My friend is beautiful, successful and very smart; surely being single for a little while wouldn’t end her world.
Women aren’t the only ones guilty of this. I know—and have unfortunately dated——plenty of men who careen from one girlfriend directly into another, often with a big fat overlap; connecting the two relationships like a murky Venn diagram. I understand that being single can be annoying and lonely sometimes, but there are plenty of good reasons not to be—or date!—an Overlapper.
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If you’re the type who drools over a pair of pumps, Massimo Gammacurta’s work should appeal to you. The New York-based fashion photographer is famous for concocting stylish still life pictures, and his latest series depicts lollipops in the shape of luxury brand logos. Is the subtext that the fashion world is sugar-coated? Or that a passion for style can’t be satiated by clothes alone? Either way, it would be pretty cool to go around sucking a purple Chanel logo (what does Chanel taste like anyhow — plum?) or a cherry YSL. [Gammacurta.com] Keep reading »
B) They saw Khloe flash the Dodgers dugout.
C) Kourtney’s jeans have exposed her ass to the entire stadium.
We’ve heard of face facials. But cleavage facials? Is there really that much you can do to pretty up what your mama gave you?
A UK writer scoped out the cleavage facial in which a spa professional massaged “bust uplifting serums” onto her breasts, followed by a rose oil hydrating mask. Alas, she wrote, the cleavage facial didn’t make her bust appear perkier, but she wasn’t complaining, saying it felt like “75 minutes of pure indulgence.”
Posh dressed the part in “bedhead chic,” promoting her lingerie line for Emporio Armani. It’s a less polished look than we’re used to with her, but if Posh says not brushing is in, not brushing is in. [NYC, 5/6/09] Keep reading »
Mindy Kaling has signed a two-year, seven-figure deal with NBC to continue her work on “The Office” next season and develop a new comedy in which she’ll star. Mindy’s so awesome that even her soundbites about the news are utterly adorable. “This is my first step in a Transformers-style way to take over the whole world,” she told Variety. Keep reading for five facts about Kelly Kapoor — er, Mindy. Keep reading »
“Karl Lagerfeld is dead!” “Terrorists at the Met Gala!” “Kate Moss ate foie gras!”
Missed these headlines from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala? You can find them all in the latest edition of WWWWD (not to be confused with WWD), the Onion-esque fake newsletter that pokes fun at the fashion world. In the Met Ball Special, WWWWD reports that Karl Lagerfeld was thought dead due to the death of a German farmer with the same name, and caused a stir when he showed up alive: “… Anna Wintour threw herself at his feet, crying ‘I’m sorry I never respond to your Evites!’ while kissing his shiny patent toes, Karl claimed to have been ‘a touch surprised.’” Other news includes a Tweet roundup (Mario Testino: “@gwyneth’s place. blaming my farts on apple. must quit cheese”), a report on Blake Lively’s new gender-neutral fragrance, and model Erin Wasson’s crack addict date.
What? WWWWD offended you? Jeez, why does fashion always have to be so serious? Really, what’s so important about fash — oh crap, Anna Wintour is barreling towards us with a pointy stiletto and her razor-sharp haircut. [WWWWD: Met Ball Special] Keep reading »