It’s Almost “Gossip Girl” Time


In mid-August, I always start to get a little wistful about how summer is evaporating before my eyes. But then something happens to remind me of all that there is to look forward to in fall. Over the weekend, it was the September issue of Lucky arriving in my mailbox, full of glorious fall clothes. And then today, the CW released a preview of season three of “Gossip Girl.” Enjoy. Now we have to wait until September 14 to see the whole episode. Keep reading »

British Teen Gets Eyelash Transplant

You’ve heard of cosmetic surgery procedures where fat from your butt goes into your boobs, but would you take hair from your head and put it into your eyes? Louise Thomas, a 19-year-old UK resident, was the first person in the country to undergo the process in which doctors removed hairs from the back of her neck and implanted them into cuts in her eyelid. After a few months, the hair follicles will flourish and produce thick, authentic lashes.

While Thomas opted to have the $5,000-plus surgery for medical reasons—she suffers from the hair-pulling disease trichotillomania—the procedure’s quick recovery time and lack of pain could make it an appealing option for beauty addicts looking to hop on the next craze. On the other hand, if the no-eyebrow look is all the rage, maybe an eyelash-free thing could take off. Let’s hope not. [AFP, MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »

The Only Sun Hat You Will Need This Summer

We all know UV rays (the fake kind or the real deal) don’t do us any favors. Wrinkles are one thing, but, more distressingly, sun exposure ups our chances of getting skin cancer. What you might not have considered is how important hats can be when it comes to preventing sun damage. Allow me to introduce your favorite new must-have summer accessory. This Lauren Moffatt-designed canvas hat with gold grommets is guaranteed to not only cover up your face but your neck too from those dastardly UV rays. Leave it to the creator of easy, summer dresses to come up with the perfect, face-saving solution—and it’s all for charity! One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to The Skin Cancer Foundation. [The Cut] Keep reading »

The War On Muffin Tops: The “Skinny Jeans Workout”

Unfastening that OMG-I-can’t-breathe top button is one way to fit into your skinny jeans. But for the truly trendy, Skinny Jeans Workout classes claim to obliterate the “muffin tops” (also known as the normal, healthy “stomach”) that pop over most women’s zippers when we zip up our J.Crew matchstick jeans. Keep reading »

The Secret To The Success Of “Mad Men” Is The Women Behind It

It’s no secret – we’re hooked on “Mad Men.” The characters are interesting, the style is sharp, and the dialogue is brilliant. So, who’s behind this acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series? Women! Because who knows how to depict men better than the ladies who deal with them?

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Is Oral Sex The New Bar Mitzvah Present? We Think Not.

Most lucky boys get a few hundred bucks and a nice wristwatch for their bar mitzvah presents. But if a Jewish magazine article out of Brandeis University is to be believed, 13-year-old girls are gifting their male Hebrew school classmates with a bar mitzvah blowjob.

In the July 2009 issue of 614 magazine from the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Shulamit Reinharz writes:

“…a woman in her seventies began sharing her concern with me about the custom in her granddaughter’s prep school; Jewish girls were giving Jewish boys blowjobs as bar mitzvah presents! Presumably because they’ve already got everything else.”

We have only one thing to say about this: oy gevalt. Keep reading »

A “Saved by the Bell” Porno? Eleven Other ’90s TV Skin Flicks We Bet Will Soon Be In The Works

Who cares about the “Saved By The Bell” reunion? Think “Saved by the Bell” sexual union instead. Yes, the folks at Hustler are hard at work on a porn parody of our friends at Bayside High: “This Ain’t Saved by the Bell XXX.” Noooo! I don’t want to see Mr. Belding call Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley, pre-“Showgirls”) into the principal’s office for a spanking. Or Kelly Kapowski perform a strip routine on a pole at The Max, seductively removing her Keds and cutoff jean shorts. Or Screech getting shoved in his locker naked! Come to think of it, I bet they could get Dustin Diamond to participate after all. Point being: I’m so excited … I mean … I’m so scared! This was my childhood, dammit!

After the jump, more ’80s and ’90s television shows we have a feeling will soon go XXX. Keep reading »

The Fashion Trend That’s Got To Stop: Too Many Fashion Weeks

Oh. Dear. God. Today’s news from the fashion cosmos? It’s the beginning of Fashion Week—in Baltimore. I wish I were kidding. Just like we had a few ideas about how to make the New York shows better, I have a thought on all of these regional fashion weeks: Stop putting them on! Sure, I sort of see the reasons behind a Los Angeles Fashion Week (well, I do if Lauren Conrad and every celeb “designer” in the world isn’t invited to show), a Sao Paulo Week (hot Brazilians in swimsuits!) and, of course, the less-commercial London one (Temperley, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson are all headed back to their geographic roots next season), but, come on, Baltimore Fashion Week? Apparently, twenty-eight designers have signed up. The week’s schedule: eco-friendly apparel on Monday (today), ready-to-wear on Tuesday, punk/gothic/dark on Wednesday, avant-garde on Thursday, and couture on Friday. On the other hand, if I were a fashion-obsessed Maryland resident, I’d be really stoked. Are you sick of too many Fashion Weeks or do you wish there was one in your city? [Baltimore Fashion Week and The Examiner] Keep reading »

Sneak Peek: Anna Sheffield For Target

Another day, another Target collaboration. Here’s a first look at Anna Sheffield’s (of Bing Bang accessories fame) jewelry collection designed for the fashionable retail giant. In the mix: necklaces with vintage-inspired cameo pendants and insignia charms with Victorian touches like ribbon strands. The earrings recall Sheffield’s signature style with draped chains of mixed shapes and colors. The line is fairly affordable with a max price point of $79.99, although most pieces cost less than $40. You’ll have to wait until August 30 for the line to drop, but, after that, you’re sure to look bangin’.

Check out the other looks after the jump! [LuckyMag.com] Keep reading »

Remote Control: What You’ll Want to Watch The Week Of August 10th 2009

I live in a 400-square-foot apartment, yet my television is four feet wide. Hey, don’t judge me—you know you have a TV problem, too. Even though it’s gorgeous out, and you should probably be outside soaking up the vitamin D, here are the shows you’ll definitely want to catch this week. Things start off slow, but pick up thanks to Bravo and amazing new episodes of “NYC Prep” and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” By Friday, it’ll be a full-out boob-tube orgy with the premiere of “Degrassi Goes to Hollywood,” (FINALLY!) “Mad Men,” and “My Antonio.” Keep reading »

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