The Future Is Now: DIY Jeans That Actually Look Good

Your search for the perfect pair of jeans is over! Want to know who makes ‘em? You! indiDenim, a “virtual denim” brand, gives you the power to design your own pair. We aren’t talking about picking dark blue over light; we’re talking details from start to finish. The “design” process is pretty intense and starts with you selecting your ideal fabric (lightweight or thick), rise (high, mid, or low waist), leg, and hem, before delving into other details like belt-loop and stitching.
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People Fight For Their 90210 Zip Code

Did you know that the zip code 90210 actually covers a section of Los Angeles, not Beverly Hills? Yeah, we didn’t either, but it turns out the actual zip codes for Beverly Hills proper are 90211 and 90212. This confuses the Los Angeles police and fire departments. The power of ’90s television nostalgia is so strong that when they’d get a call from a 90210 zip code, they’d ignore it because they thought it was the Beverly Hills department’s responsibility. Beverly Hills city councilman John Mirisch tried to make things simpler for everyone and proposed that the community switch their 90210 zip code. Residents said: “Hell no!” They voted four-to-one against it. I wonder if the protest was as big as when West Beverly’s principal said Donna Martin couldn’t walk at graduation because she was caught drinking at prom. “Donna Martin Graduates!” [LA Times] Keep reading »

Here She Comes, Miss Russian Prisoner 2009

Not only are we wondering whether boys should compete in beauty pageants, we’re questioning whether prisoners strutting their stuff for the judges is the best way to “rehabilitate” those behind bars. Whatever your take on it, jail-bird beauty queens aren’t a new entry into the world of bizarro pageants—but one Russian women’s prison “biker chic” contest goes above and beyond! Check out the crowned winner (above) as well as all the dramatic behind-the-scenes shots after the jump. Keep reading »

Poof! Sienna Miller’s Flaws Get Photoshopped Away

Sienna Miller has a few “spots” that could use a bit of a makeover, or so says famed fashion photographer Mario Testino. We’ve all heard how her head was famously Photoshopped onto a different shot of her body for Vogue‘s 2007 September issue. Now, actual video clips of Mario Testino from R. J. Cutler’s documentary, “The September Issue,” (out August 28th!) have surfaced in which he explicitly points out every single thing on her that “needs” to be Photoshopped. [Defamer] Keep reading »

Do You Prefer Heels Or Flats?

Despite all the outlandishly high heels designers like Rodarte, Nina Ricci, and John Galliano put on the runway for fall, The Times has declared heels dead. As proof of this trend, the paper cites a survey from department store Selfridges that reports a 20 percent increase in sales of flat shoes and the story of a company that banned high heels for health reasons. Even though a few other New York designers favored flats for fall, we’re not so sure we agree heels are dead per se, especially because I’d like to get out of these flat sandals I’ve been wearing for months.

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Quick Pic: Kate Moss Says “No Pants, No Problem”

Kate Moss continues her gig as spokesmodel for Just Cavalli in the new Mert and Marcus-shot fall 2009 campaign. As in the spring ads, they love to have some menfolk in the mix, but this time around she’s been downgraded from two male models to one. Does the recession know no bounds!? Oh, wait. Hold on. We’ve got a lurker back there on the stairs. Carry on, then. [Fashion Week Daily] Keep reading »

The Life Of A Hand Model—It Ain’t All Manicures And Big Paydays

How freakin’ hard can hand modeling be? Despite the $1,200-a-day pay rates, it’s not so easy, according to full-time parts model Ashly Covington. (That’s her hand, starring in a NuvaRing ad.) Sure, she can earn thousands for an hour or two of “work,” but a career based solely on the appearance of one’s hands is no picnic! She never cooks, cleans, or does anything that could threaten her perfect manicure. And forget about the errant paper-cut — it’s career suicide! Keep reading »

Crazy Emails From A Girlfriend Gone Mad

I think most of us at some point in our lives have sent an email or text in the heat of an angry moment that we later regretted. In the summer of 2007, a girl named Em didn’t have an angry moment, she had an angry two weeks, during which time she sent a slew of bitter emails to the boyfriend that she thought was avoiding her. By the time she learned he wasn’t really ignoring her, but was actually traveling through Europe — something he’d mentioned many times to her before he left — it was too late. The emails had been sent, the damage had been done, and now this little video of her big mistake has been put together so we can all feel so much better about any communication snafus we’ve made in the past. The transcript is here for the impatient among us. The only thing that would make this funnier is if the two got married, and then divorced, and the guy sent this email to her. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Crave: “Make Every Day the Day After Tomorrow” Global Warming Mug

Global warming got you all wound up? We have the perfect way to diffuse the situation. These global warming mugs heat up as you pour coffee into them, and, as the ice caps melt, the oceans spread and coastlines disappear. Worth a giggle and a serious thought. Pick up your mug, and cheers to warming up your tummy and everyone’s heart. [$12, Uncommon Goods] Keep reading »

Would You Rock It With Kitty Earbuds?

In case you haven’t heard, ears are the new “it” body part. Fittingly, the days of discreet earbuds are over, and now it’s time to rock your earbuds wild-style. These earphones are manufactured by a Japanese company called Thanko and come paired with a set of furry cat ears in pink or black. While you’re rocking out to, well, whatever it is you rock out to, you can prance around in the attached cat ears and shake your tail like a kitty. Or, you know, they’re perfect for “cat ear fetishists who need an excuse to wear cat ears in public.” Whatever floats your boat! Would you rock it? [Boing Boing Gadgets] Keep reading »

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