Yesterday, we posted a debate about whether it sucks or rules to be a bridesmaid. A common complaint is the cost of the dress, which everyone seemed to swear could never be worn again, despite what the bride may think. HA! I hear your skepticism and I challenge it! After the jump, 10 bridesmaid dresses I know you could wear again. So brides, if you want your bridesmaids to really love you, pay attention. Keep reading »
If you’re not wearing jeans every day (because it’s so freaking hot you can’t possibly cover your legs), you can finally wear your jean jacket without being confronted with the whole jean-on-jean thing. At least at night when the heat isn’t sweltering. [Trender Bender] Keep reading »
The number of men who wear makeup seems to be picking up a bit, thanks to famous guys like Zac Efron and Pete Wentz, who probably have cosmetic bags of their own in their bathrooms (as opposed to “borrowing” their gal pals’ products). Some people think it’s okay for guys to use a little concealer to cover up the occasional blemish, but it seems to be going a bit farther than that. “It looks really gay — and I’m a gay boy,” hair and make-up artist Bradwyn Jones told the Sydney Morning Herald “It looks a bit drag. Give a guy a license to put it on and they’ll be heavy-handed.”
In my life, I’ve only known a few guys who wear makeup, and there’s been a spectrum of intensity. One male friend of mine uses a moisturizer with self-tanner, but it looks natural and not at all orange or makeup-y on him, as he’s normally darker anyway. And then in high school, one of my friends who had lovely blue eyes wore mascara regularly to draw attention to them, and I think when he went out, he would even put on a subtle amount of eyeliner or eyeshadow. [Sydney Morning Herald] Keep reading »
One of the things I finally realized about ten months ago — four months before I got engaged — is that one of the main reasons why getting married freaked me out so much, why I always labeled myself “not really a marriage person”, is that it brought up a very difficult problem. Do I invite my dad?
My dad and I aren’t really close, which really isn’t that unusual of an issue for people — but we’re more than just “not close”. Without airing too much of his dirty laundry — and inspiring an unhappy phone call later this evening — I can explain that while I was in college, my dad made some choices that resulted in losing his job, ending relationships with most of his friends, and breaking up his marriage to my mom. Needless to say, our relationship, which had once been very close, was damaged as well, and because he didn’t exactly quickly rebound, apologize, and get his act together (really, still kind of waiting on that), a lot of time passed before I could even consider forgiving him. And I’m pretty sure there’s not enough time in the world to make inviting him to my wedding — let alone playing an integral part — a pleasant option. Keep reading »
Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham have two children together, and she’s pregnant with their third. We often wonder why they never seem to talk about getting married, or even engaged, because clearly things are good between the two (not that everyone needs to get married). But recently, Mark referred to Rhea as “his future wife.” While talking how he spent his 37th birthday, Mark said, “I had a beautiful day with my kids and my future wife. We went to brunch.” We are “awww-ing” right now. Maybe Amelia should follow suit. Instead of calling her fiancé her fiancé (because she hates that word), she could call him her future husband. [AHN] Keep reading »
The supermodel and her boyfriend (Interpol’s hot lead singer) enjoy the lovely evening Spring temps. [New York City, 6/11/08] Keep reading »
You know that couple—the ones who live together, eat together, exercise together, adopt the same hobbies and spend every waking (and sleeping, for that matter) moment together. Their codependency knows no bounds. It’s what Alex McCord and her husband Simon were criticized for on The Real Housewives of New York City (she brought him to a girls night out, for goodness sake). I know a couple who does all of that on top of working together—they pack the same lunch every day and commute to the office together, both of them working extra hours if one of them has to go in early or stay late. It’s nuts, and I couldn’t do it—and, frankly, after two years of this, I’m not sure how they do it without strangling each other. They must end up talking about the same things over and over again because they have no other frame of reference besides the one they’re experiencing together.
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Hot foodie Teri Tsang Barrett knows her way around a kitchen—a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, she works as a Food Editor at Everyday With Rachael Ray in constant search of the perfect thin crust pizza. Here she unveils her favorite frisky recipes—good food that every ravenous gal can make in a pinch. Got a rumble in your belly for something you want her to cook up a recipe for? Email us at email@example.com.
Last time I checked, cooking for groups on a hot summer day was on my “Top Ten list of Things I Don’t Want To Do”…until I was stuck with an apartment full of people to feed on a sweltering weekend in NYC and nowhere to hide. Out popped this pasta dish that actually peaks in flavor when it’s served at room temp. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, refrigerate the pasta and once you’re ready for re-service, let it sit out for 15 minutes before giving it a good stir and maybe another drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper. And pssst – this is one of those recipes that sneaks in under $15. Keep reading »