Bizarre Fashion Trend: Rubber Boots And Criss-Crosses

Once we discovered Fashematics, the blog that shows where fashion comes from through equations, we began to see the logic behind it everywhere in our style research, as in, “Huh, funny, that dress kind of looks like an apple and Jerry Seinfeld at the same time!”

Today’s find: Givenchy rainboots + Anzevino & Florence tie leggings = Lacoste/Zaha Hadid for Colette spiral boots? [HighSnobette, 80spurple.com, Colette.fr] Keep reading »

Matt Lauer Is Totally OK With Your 15-Year-Old Running Around Naked

This morning on “Today,” Matt, Meredith, and Al (do they even need last names anymore?) were introducing a segment about kids running around naked during the summertime. Meredith asked, “At what age does it become inappropriate?” and Matt, pausing to think for a sec, responded, “Sixteen?” Eww? Clip of the awkies moment above! Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: The Wall Street Journal Frets About Cankles

  • The Wall Street Journal worries if there is a cure for cankles—i.e. “fat ankles.” [Wall Street Journal] — But if you don’t have a job on Wall Street, no one has to see your cankles, right?
  • A town in Ireland held its first wolf-whistling championship. That’s right, wolf-whistling, a.k.a whistling at hot ladies who pass by. [BBC] — Maybe the “you pig!”-and-face-slapping championship will be next month?
  • What to say when someone makes a rape joke. [Mother Jones] — My favorite suggestion? “I knew this guy in college, and he totally got raped during rush and had to go to the doctor! He’s in therapy now! It was hilarious!”
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Topshop And Other Stores That Sell Recycled Clothes We’d Actually Wear

Topshop is known for selling clothes that hit all the current trends, but the retailer will take a trip to the past at its flagship store in London this summer by selling vintage clothes and fabrics. Designed by young up-and-comers, the first reworked vintage collection is Sport Nouveau and includes ’70s sports shirts that have been transformed into tennis skirts and old dresses that have been made into jumpsuits. Yum!

The British retailer isn’t the first company to sell old clothes alongside new ones. Urban Outfitters has carried out a similar strategy with its Urban Renewal line since the ’80s, selling both vintage pieces and styles that have been created using vintage fabrics or by reworking items. Where to get the goods, after the jump… Keep reading »

Katie Holmes Prances And Shimmies On “So You Think You Can Dance”

Last night on “So You Think You Can Dance,” Katie Holmes — yes, Mrs. Tom Cruise — performed a dance routine as an homage to Judy Garland and also to promote The Dizzy Feet Foundation, which provides art scholarships to children and teens. The charity is cool, the performance was meh. She looked fabulous and I think she does have a real presence on stage, but her dancing is only OK and her lip-syncing was, uh, off at times. Check it out above. Keep reading »

Study Aims To Get To The Bottom Of Lesbian Drinking Habits

The University of Illinois College of Nursing just got $3 million from the federal government to set the record straight about gayelles and alcoholism. “Myths and stereotypes of lesbians as alcoholics and heavy drinkers are largely based on studies conducted in the 1970s that recruited most of their samples from gay bars,” Prof. Tonda Hughes said. Apparently, lesbians have been getting a bad rap for being big boozers. Huh, that’s funny, last time we checked our old MySpace account, it seemed like the reverse: drunkenness leads to lesbianism … well, at least in photo ops. But Hughes thinks the real drinking problem has nothing to do with being gay, but is encouraged by the usual social factors that also affect heterosexuals like sexual abuse and discrimination. So, especially now, with the rash of wasted faux-lesbo co-eds mugging for cameras, this study is hopefully going to scientifically call bulls**t on the lush label for the whole lesbian community. Keep reading »

Gallery: K-Fed Gives Reality TV A Second Chance & Other Reality TV Double-Dippers.

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The future of reality TV just got a little more crappy. In an effort to pull himself out of the has-been bin, Kevin Federline is in talks to film another reality show about himself—this time replacing the part of Britney with his new girlfriend, Victoria Prince. But honestly it doesn’t matter who K-Fed’s co-star girlfriend is. Britney and Kevin’s 2005 reality train wreck “Chaotic” sucked the big one, and I doubt K-Fed Reality Round Two is going to be any better. He must flatter himself thinking people actually care so much they want to waste their time watching him try to rap. Oh and his little boys—Sean and Jayden will join daddy on the show. Holy exploitation! I hope these kids still have a chance to be normal. No official paperwork has been signed on this show, but I’m really curious to see what network will pick up K-Fed’s new show. And will he call it “Pathetic?” [NY Daily News]

K-Fed is just one of the C-list celebs whose back for more reality television. Here’s more reality TV double-dippers.

Quickies!: Angelina Jolie Makes A Visit To Baghdad

  • Angelina Jolie went to Iraq today for a day trip, visiting displaced families in Baghdad. [CNN] — Angie hoped her trip would bring attention to the issues facing displaced Iraqi families.
  • Kendra Wilkinson has been working on a memoir that will hit stores next summer. The book will focus on Wilkinson’s childhood, Playboy years, and newlywed life. [Us Weekly] — Because what else would she have to discuss?
  • Some Japanese men are starting a new dating trend: 2-D relationships. These dudes say they’ve fallen in love with their video game avatars, and some carry around picture or doll versions of the animated ladies to keep them company. [Jezebel] — While this form of dating is a great way to avoid rejection, it’s also weird and pathetic.

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Scraping The Bottom Of The Reality Show Barrel

Are they just giving away reality shows these days? Long-forgotten musicians, football players no one really cares about, an E! network host?! These people are not worthy of the average citizen’s 15 minutes, let alone a production company’s money. Seriously, TV executives are looking to the end of the F-list to find subjects for their latest shows. To prepare yourself for the absurdity that is currently, or will soon be, airing on a TV near you, here is a list of what executives have already green lit or will soon give the a-OK: Keep reading »

World Of Warcraft Is Almost, Uh, Cool?

In a desperate attempt to make World of Warcraft more socially acceptable, the advertisers for this geeky game started using celebs like William Shatner, Mr. T, Ozzy Osbourne, and Vern Troyer to promote it. The weird part is that this strategy has sort of worked. Keep reading »

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