Essie Wants You To Put A Judith Ripka Ring On It

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but if said girl can’t afford the real thing, there’s always, erm, Essie nail polish. Essie has linked up with luxe jeweler Judith Ripka to create a trio of polishes infused with diamond dust. The polishes range from subtle pink (Put A Ripka Ring On It) to fiery red (Queen of Hearts). Although they cost $15 a pop, these are sure to be a hit–like Essie’s other summer hookup with J.Crew. For a small cosmetics line, Essie sure does get around! Find the Ripka/Essie collection and other special-edition colors here. [NY Mag] Keep reading »

Writing About Pill Addiction Is The Latest Addiction

You know when you learn a new word, and, all of a sudden, you hear it everywhere? Well, I’m having a moment like that right now. A few months ago, the only people I’d heard of getting addicted to prescription pain killers were Rush Limbaugh, Paula Abdul, and Elvis. Then my friend and former co-worker Joshua Lyon told me that he was writing a memoir about how he’d been a prescription-pill junkie for years. His book Pill Head came out last month, and it’s both shocking and incredibly illuminating. I had no idea how much a few pills could run someone’s life. And then there was Michael Jackson’s death. Keep reading »

Katie Holmes Thinks She Can Design A Second Career In Fashion

Katie Holmes wants you to know she’s so much more than just a pretty face actress. Recently, she shimmied and sang her way through “So You Think You Can Dance,” and now she’s launching a clothing line–just like her former bestie Posh Spice! Unlike Posh, who went at her clothing line solo, Holmes has linked up with her stylist, Jeanne Yang, to create this “premium designer” line. The collection, Holmes & Yang, will focus solely on women’s wear and kids’ clothes. Both mothers began designing clothes “for friends and their children,” as Yang told InStyle earlier this year. Now, they’re expanding their brand to the masses–and, hopefully, we can afford it. No word on price points yet, but if where it’s sold is any indicator (exclusively at celeb-shopping haven Maxfield’s in Los Angeles), it won’t be cheap. [WWD] Keep reading »

Add Some Edge With A Cool Cuff

Since cell phones became the new watches, your wrists may be in need of something to take their place. Perhaps you could take a tip from the unlucky watch-stealers with wrists stuck in cuffs. Tight-fitting like the handcuffs a cop carries, a cuff bracelet is a fun and flashy way to add edge to your look. They can’t tell time, but they can take a simple outfit to a more fun and accessorized level! Like the variety of watches you’ve retired, you can find a cuff to match to the core of your style. Casual or cordial, leather or lustrous, boyish or bangle-like, there’s a big selection of cuffs to make a big impression. While some provide all-around clasping security to save those like me from losing another piece of jewelry, the c-shaped variety are great for a bit more mobility and easy attachment. Check out the slideshow for a fashion police-approved selection. Keep reading »

Interview With Deana Martin Part One – The Lady Soars With Her Music

Deana Martin, daughter of the legendary Dean, is unspoiled Hollywood royalty, the type of woman who makes sure you’re seated comfortably and well taken care of before she sits down to be interviewed by you. She’s genteel, friendly and refreshingly open about her famous Dad and her own interesting life. Now that is class and Deana Martin has it in abundance.

A singer and actor in her own right, she comes by her talent naturally; a good deal from her Dad and some from her mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Martin, who penned the beautiful lyrics to the hit 1950′s song, “For Your Love.” Talent all around. Continue reading Keep reading »

Italian Kisses: Cannolis In Love And Marriage

Sometimes it is a wedding song that makes a marriage so memorable. For my children, it was the cannolis. We are pastry people.

Growing up, my grandmother believed that any argument could be settled once people sat at the table, ate her cannolis, and drank her demi tasse coffee. There was magic in those afternoons. Many a tearful love crisis was solved by sitting and talking and savoring the taste of delicately crunchy shells filled with a mixture of ricotta and heavy cream.

When we all moved to Boston my children split on the best cannolis in the North End — Mike’s or Modern. But when it came time for a wedding, the opinion was universal. Instead of a wedding cake there would be cannolis shipped from Boston to Portland, Maine and layered in a three tier pastry server.

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The New Must-Have Summer Accessory for Guys: Potbellies?

If the New York Times says “it’s hip to be round,” it must be true. According to the paper of record, it is officially cool for dudes to “rock a potbelly.” I’ve always been a secret fan of a well-rounded pot, and I’ve seen several of these burgeoning guts this summer with my own eyes, jiggling in all of their glory around the hip streets of Brooklyn, New York. I mean, who am I to judge? I’m rocking my own little “hot pot.” The day potbellies become trendy for the ladies is the day that pigs fly. But, seriously, why are our dudes getting porky? The hilarious theories after the jump. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Sienna Miller Snogs Someone New

Sienna Miller seems to have moved on from Balthazar Getty (and Josh Hartnett, if they were ever actually dating). She was caught kissing a new guy (who appears to be a Yankees fan) while vacationing in Ibiza. [8/13/09] Keep reading »

Boob Tube: The Return Of “Mad Men” Plus Everything Else On TV This Weekend

Mad Men” is finally back after a hiatus that drove me mad (Ha. Ha.), and according to reviews, it’s better than ever. I’m mostly looking forward to lusting after the new season’s chic outfits, fetching hairstyles, and the oh-so-sexy Don Draper, but the plot should be interesting as well. Last season ended with quite a few cliff hangers. Sterling Cooper is about to undergo one heck of a merge, which means quite a few job loses. Sounds familiar… To top that, Betty finds out she’s pregnant, Peggy reveals to Pete that she gave their baby away, and Joan is raped by her fiance. What Drama! The recent “Mad Men” ads have gotten me all excited for the return of the “sexiest show on television,” and I’ll surely be tuning in at 10 pm on Sunday. And don’t worry — if you have plans then, you can catch the rerun at eleven that night. I might have to watch both…

After the jump, check out this weekend’s TV schedule. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Katie Holmes Teams Up With Stylist For Clothing Line

  • Katie Holmes and her stylist Jeanne Yang are teaming up to create a fashion line for women and kids. [OK! Magazine] — The children’s line is reportedly inspired by Suri’s fashion sense, which means it will include lots of princess dresses and won’t be affordable.
  • Jon Gosselin accused estranged wife Kate of “trying to cry it up for the cops” when she called 911 and broke down after he wouldn’t let her inside the gate of his house. [People] — Even if she did put on a sob fest, it didn’t work; Kate was sent home as Jon had custody of the kids that day.
  • Jennifer Aniston will be singing and playing an instrument in her next film, “The Goree Girls.” [Us Weekly] — Is anyone else a little afraid to hear this?
  • While Leonardo DiCaprio snuggled up with his new model galpal, ex-girlfriend Bar Rafaeli got on with her life by shooting the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. [Popeater] — After Leo sees this issue, he might regret their breakup a little more…
  • “Scrubs” star Sarah Chalke has confirmed she’s expecting her first baby in the winter with hubby and entertainment lawyer Jamie Afifi. [Just Jared] — Congrats to the cute couple!

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