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While Anna Wintour has been at work making her magazine “recession-friendly,” the international Vogue editions have been heading in an artsier direction lately with innovative collaborations and special editions all around. Now, Vogue Australia has also decided to do something a bit different. For its 50th anniversary, the magazine is putting out a commemorative issue (September 2009) featuring the work of famous fashion and celeb illustrator, David Downton. In four separate covers, Downton sketched Cate Blanchett in vintage styles that recall the days before photography. It’s a great reminder of the history behind the magazine, as well as fashion’s journey through the years. Vogue Australia also seems to have a solid marketing strategy: While the issue will be sold in a gold box as a limited edition, the price is a mere 12.95 Australian dollars, which is about 11 USD. That’s recession-friendly and chic. [WWD] Keep reading »
This week I got a letter from a teeny bopper, who just can’t seem to “She Bop,” if you know what I mean. She wrote:
I’m 19, have never had a boyfriend, and am still a virgin. I’m not coming to you for relationship advice; the way I see it I don’t need a man right now. The thing is, as I’m sure you know, sex dominates culture. Just because I’ve never done it doesn’t mean I haven’t heard stories, and it’s made me pretty damn horny. I’m kind of curious about masturbation, but I feel like I’m just doing it wrong. Nothing seems to really get me there. Do you have advice for a beginner like me?
Well, honey, even a ho like me will tell you that there’s no rush to lose your virginity — especially if you’ haven’t orgasmed on your own first! Lettin’ some dude sock it to you before you know how to get off isn’t gonna do it for ya. No man is that good. You’ve got to take your O into your own hands! You’ve got to solve, or rather diddle, your own ecstasy riddle. So, all that work you’ve been doing feeling around down there, even if it hasn’t finished the job, is a good start! Now here’s how you can take yourself all the way home. Keep reading »
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
It might feel as if the world is working against you right now and to some extent it is, but if you are indeed as bright as you think you are and can work the angles, you will find that there are more than a few loopholes you can work your way through to move out of the turmoil that has seemingly trapped you.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Who you choose to associate yourself with is your business and anyone that tries to manipulate you isn’t giving you enough credit to be able to handle yourself. Sure, it’s nice to have people care about you, but there is a fine line between being protective and controlling. Until they can find that distinction, it’s best not to listen to anyone else but yourself.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Emotionally speaking you’ve been feeling more intense than most can even begin to comprehend and while you can try to explain yourself, chances are it’ll only upset you and leave you feeling more alone than before. Best to use your escapism tendencies to deal, because trying to go about anything rational now will be an unnecessary downer.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Agreements are about to be made and sealing important deals will lift a massive amount of stress off your shoulders, getting you back into a chill position in your life. Slink back into play mode with your honey and realize that if he has been willing to put up with you for the last few weeks as is, you‘ve got yourself a real keeper.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Your relationship with money is one of the most solid ones you’ve got. However, when someone enters the picture, you’ll wonder if something has been lacking in your life all the while and if your material instincts have been leading you astray. Seems there are a few vital things you’ll want that money just can’t buy.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
You’ve had your heart in the right place, but your mind less so. This week, a magical alignment happens and puts you back on the right karmic page, driving you ahead in the proper direction that isn’t just good for your soul, but everyone around you too. Yes, others will finally stop wondering what crack pipe you’ve been smoking out of. Hoorah!
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
If you have paid attention to your gut, this week won’t be a big shock to you, as the thing you thought would come to pass will happen this week. If you haven’t been listening to your inner voice, then this is when you will reconsider why and deal with those issues that make you your own worst enemy.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Strategy and calm emotions will be your key to getting through this week with the least amount of drama as possible. As it goes, keeping friends close and enemies closer will have played a vital role in how this week will sort itself out and deliver you onto a new drama that not only has you peeved, but also wondering if you’re psychic.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Choosing the best for you is easy, as the choice that will work is the one that isn’t pressuring you to drop all other choices. Getting control of matters at hand means knowing what’s behind the forces pulling you. If you truly want the life you say you want, with one that is for your ultimate good, then you will understand that freedom isn’t a bad thing.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
This is when the big talks stop and the action begins. Yes darling, time to end those lighthearted flirty games and get down to business, opening up and discussing that emotional agenda you have locked up in the most guarded places of your heart, revealing that you do indeed have a delicate sensibility that isn’t all just jokes and giggles.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You’ll be so doped up on love; not much will phase you. However, a tide of stressful events is coming that’ll shift the power dynamics in your life — which most likely have to deal with your finances. No, this isn’t the best news in the world, but be grateful that you have a trusted source to curl up to during this rocky period and do so.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You’ll reach your last bit of patience and snapping won’t be out of the realm of possibility. While the tantrum aspect of it won’t be pretty, something surprisingly hot will grow out of it and what blooms will be worth its weight in gold. However, don’t expect anything to be so linear this week.
- Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur were wed at his family’s estate in Kennebunkport, ME, on Saturday. [People] — That’s fabulous! There’s something I always liked about Ali.
- Survivor and The Amazing Race‘s Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich welcomed a baby girl this weekend. [People]
- Mark Wahlberg married the mother of his three children, Rhea Durham, in Beverly Hills Saturday. [Dlisted] — Um, it’s about time.
While you and I throw on mostly anything to walk our dogs—these celebs (example number one: it’s nice and all of Lindsay Lohan to walk girlfriend, Samantha Ronson’s, dog but does she realize she left the house without her pants?) see venturing out with Fido as a time to really show their sartorial stuff. Ridiculously so. Check out these poop-scooping get-ups…
We’ve never heard of this website AlaskaReport.com, so when they posted on Saturday that Sarah and Todd Palin were on the train bound for Divorceville, we didn’t know what to think. The site claimed that marriage issues were what led Sarah to make her abrupt exit as governor, and that Alaska’s first couple barely spoke before or after Sarah’s resignation speech last weekend. They also claimed that a Palin staffer confirmed the couple was dunzo, and that Sarah had stopped wearing her wedding ring. Oh, and that Sarah had bought some land in Montana, where she’s considering moving with the kids. [Alaska Report]
It took less than a few hours for the Palin camp to chime in. A spokesman posted a message on Sarah’s Facebook account saying, “Yet again, some so-called journalists have decided to make up a story. There is no truth to the recent ‘story’ (and story is the correct term for this type of fiction) that the Palins are divorcing,” read the post. “The Palins remain married [and] committed to each other and their family.” [New York Daily News] Keep reading »
Check out the video for Shakira’s single “She Wolf.” In it, the Colombian singer does some weird yoga poses, dances really bizarrely, beyond her usual belly dancin maneuvers, moves her ass like I ain’t never seen an ass move before, climbs around in a cage, rocks an asymmetrical bodysuit, sports those long nails we told you were going to be a trend, and frollicks with a wolf. It’s odd and totally fierce at the same time. Her new album, Beware The She Wolf, is out soon — are you excited? Keep reading »