5 Reasons To Wear Harem Pants Now

When the harem pant trend came along this spring, many were reluctant to jump on the baggy-bottomed train. And with good reason—why go all gypsy-ass when you know people are going to stare at you, or think you’re smuggling produce or drugs in your crotch region?

True, true, the garment is one tricky trend. But, there are some wonderful things about them, too. Consider the following, and you may find yourself having a big old pants party before you know it. Keep reading »

Models — (They Blog) Just Like Us!

Models have finally caught on to this whole blogging thing—and, man, are they into it. Coco Rocha has her own blog, “Oh So Coco,” and just recently graduated to her own Twitter feed. Sessilee Lopez, not to be outdone, has a site where she talks about the “daily grind” that is being a model in NYC. Jezebel’s “Tatiana The Anonymous Model” (aka Jenna Sauers, outed as of July 21), will be writing a new blog for Jezebel as well as starting to re-update her own blog. Keep reading »

NYC Prep Recap: True Colors?

When Fashion Week rolls around in New York, it turns out that the flashy events aren’t just an opportunity to show off wealth and seem cool—instead, it’s during this time that the prepsters grapple with the idea of “image,” and as a result, some of the kids end up showing their true colors. For Kelli and Jessie, this turns out to be a good thing, landing them on top of the moral spectrum. For PC, however, it only reveals how false the veneer of his image is, and how confused he is by it.

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Should Anorexic Men Or Women Be Allowed In The Gym?

The Daily Mail reported on one woman’s harsh words for her former gym and asks: Why the hell did they let her join and work out when she was so clearly and severely anorexic? (As in skin-and-bones bad.) To the gym’s credit, it soon asked Jessica Bennington, 19, to produce a doctor’s note clearly stating she was healthy enough to work out. Turns out, just days later, she was admitted to the hospital for malnourishment and a host of other complications. Gotta say…
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11 Compact Mirrors Cute Enough To Show Off

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I never really thought about compact mirrors. (I guess because rarely do I peer at the outside of mine.) But yesterday I noticed that I’ve been carrying around a really cheap-looking, ugly compact that I received ages ago in a goodie bag, and I decided to remedy the situation. Check out my favorite picks…

New York Fashion Week May Change In A Major Way

CFDA President and fashion world matriarch Diane Von Furstenberg thinks that the industry is “in crisis.” From showing clothes months before the season they’re meant for starts to overly commercialized shows, and a growing sense of boredom coupled with a shrinking number of designers showing in the tents at Bryant Park, something has to change.

Von Furstenberg, for one, is a major proponent of moving back the show schedule so as not to be ramming mink down buyers’ throats in the dead heat of August. While we can’t help but feel that would be an improvement, it would also mean that the lovely, early sales we’ve all come to enjoy, would be much later in the season and likely less discounted. Sad for us, good for the industry.

Another area for improvement is the indie fashion arena. We’re not saying that every Parsons kid with a pair of scissors and a big dream should have a show during fashion week, but there are some rather talented youngsters (think Jason Wu and Alexander Wang) out there who’d definitely inject a bit of life into the generally predictable show schedule. London Fashion week is known for their many shows by up and comers (like Christopher Kane and Matthew Williamson a few seasons ago) and their maverick attitude is luring now-established Brits back overseas. If the massive exodus of British designers from New York to London for next season–Burberry, Pringle of Scotland, Matthew Williamson, etc.–is an indicator, the UK’s less commercial take is something to strive for. Keep reading »

Diddy’s Most Ego-Tastic Moments

Diddy, Sean Combs, P Diddy, Puff Daddy—I don’t even know what to call him anymore. But I do know one thing: This man has a gigantic ego. In his new show “Making His Band,” which premiered last night, people auditioned not to create their own band, but for a chance to be in Diddy’s band. Dude, why don’t you just have regular auditions like everyone else? [PopCrunch]

Oh wait, because you have the biggest ego ever! After the jump, some most of Diddy’s egotastic moments. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Is Madonna Still In Love With Guy Ritchie?

  • Madonna is rumored to still carry a torch for Guy Ritchie after she penned a song in which she refers to the director as her “eternal love.” [OK! UK] — I would have thought that she was her own “eternal love.”
  • Lionel Richie is fueling rumors that he’s found a new love by going on a date with … wait for it … Bai Ling!? [Starpulse]
  • Kate Gosselin reportedly purchased a condo in Rockville, MD, to be closer to her bodyguard boyfriend. [Dlisted]

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Quick Pic: “But Drew, I Can Bench 300 Now!”

Excuse me, but when did Justin Long get so buff?I thought he was sexy before, but now… [Los Angeles, 7/28/09]
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How Much Is Too Much When It Comes To Yoga Duds?

I was walking by my local Lucky Jeans boutique today on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, when I spotted this peculiar sign outside: “Free Week of Yoga When You Purchase 2 Tanks for $30.” It’s a bit of a random promotion that kind of reminded me of Michael Moore getting a free gun when he opened a bank account in “Bowling for Columbine.” Then again, while yoga/Lucky Jeans might seem a bit incongruous, it’s kind of a genius idea: Lucky ropes in a new clientele and offers a temporary alternative for the money-sucking yoga clothing industry. Especially here in the Big Apple, where New York magazine recently pointed out that the brand Lululemon has captured the city’s wallets and turned yoga into “a spectator sport” through “must-have” $98 stretchy pants. [NY Mag]

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