Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
Model Elle MacPherson admits she changed her name to sound more glamorous. Eleanor Nancy Gow wasn’t going to look good on a magazine cover, a lingerie label, or the credits of her upcoming TV show. When you’re six feet tall, you can do what you want. No one is going to question you! A lot of other stars felt the same way Elle did and changed their names as they embarked on the road towards fame and fortune. Let’s turn back time and see who has faked it to make it.
I don’t know what to do about my Virgo coworker (9/09/77). I’m a much younger Taurus (5/09/87), and he’s been flirting with me since November. He stares at me often — to the point that other workers have noticed and commented. Most of the office assumes that there’s something between us, but we’ve grabbed dinner after work only once (and fast food hardly counts). I’ve asked him out on a few occasions, but he always declines. He says he has issues caused by an ex, who was also younger than him, that he’s still broken up about. Apparently, she left him after he got laid off, and she broke his heart.
He told a mutual friend that he thinks I’m very attractive and that he does like me, but he won’t date me because of the age difference. Personally, I think that age doesn’t matter. I hold a higher position, despite being one of the youngest in our office, and usually act more mature than he does. Is there something more that he won’t own up to? Am I missing something? Is there some way to show him that age is just a number?” – Too Stubborn to Give Up Keep reading »
Statement pieces don’t have to be big or flashy. Take this super simple ring by Verameat with a thin band and small flower that’s sure to garner compliments. Wear it alone for a dainty look, or layer it with other rings for a funkier style. If you’re buying for yourself, choose the design in copper. For gifts, consider a classier metal, like silver or 14-karat gold. Just looking at it makes us think that everything’s coming up roses. [$48, Verameat.com] Keep reading »
Just when you thought excess was winding down, Chanel decided to release its tricked-out Segway, complete with signature quilted bag and logo wheels. This, we thought, must be an anomaly. As it turns out, not so much. Quite a few design houses have decided to take classic modes of transport—from bikes to surf boards to helicopters-—logo them up, and charge more than your mortgage for the goods.
Chanel is the main offender in the logo war, but they’re not the only ones stamping their insignia on everything that moves. The $12,000 Chanel bike, designer surf boards, and Segways are no more silly than Gucci’s (admittedly adorable) red bike or Prada’s super sleek and insanely expensive skis.
But the top honors have got to go to Hermès for their $6 million upholstered helicopter. The copter was purchased by Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation. If I wanted to blow a few million on a designer helicopter, I would have gone with the black-and-white Versace chopper. It’s much more my color scheme. Keep reading »
This week in “Keepin’ It Classy,” I received a letter from a lady who is trying to get back out onto the dating scene, but she’s confused about current social mores:
“I’m recently single and although I’m not quite yet ready to mingle, I do want to go out with my old girlfriends. Now that I have so much free time, I thought that it would make my social life easier, but it totally hasn’t. I’m so used to just hanging out at home with my man or making couple plans, that I don’t know what the protocol for an average date with the girls is. When did I get this lame? If I want to make plans day of, can I text two friends at the same time to see what they’re doing? Or do I have to wait for one to respond first? Making plans to hang out with friends is even tougher than dating!”
Headbands, headbands, headbands. From thin and satiny to chunky and plastic, this popular accessory seems to be taking over the world. While a pretty headband can add a nice touch to a cute outfit, some of the styles out there are a little too much. Meet the Extreme Headband. It includes head wear that’s bursting with feathers, overflowing with massive bows, or suffocating from fist-sized fabric flowers. While Blair Waldorf may be able to pull off these dramatic pieces, most of us cannot — and we shouldn’t try! Nobody above the age of 12 should be wearing giant pastel-pink ribbons on their heads. Still, I see thirtysomethings trying to pull it off every day. Will this fashion mistake ever go away?
Maybe. On the season finale of “Gossip Girl,” Jenny Humphrey declared headbands “out.” (Except hers, of course!) While I’m not ready to see all head wear take a leave of absence (a simple one can be fabulous), I wouldn’t complain if the outrageous ones disappeared. Would you? Leave your thoughts on crazy headbands below.
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I’ve learned some valuable things about life, love, and being female over the past half-century. Here is the advice I try to pass on to younger women in my life (family and friends) in the hope that it will save them some precious time:
1. You are at least ten times prettier than you think you are.
That holds true no matter how pretty you already think you are! Don’t believe me? Ask your mother/auntie/grannie if she thought she was pretty when she was twenty. She’ll say no. Then find a photo of her at that age. See what I mean? Keep reading »
We’re in that odd mid-seasonal period right before the temperature kicks into high gear. It gets toasty and warm during the day, but as soon as the sun sets, brrr. Since we’re a little sick of cardigans (we wore them every day this winter), we’re going to throw on a light jacket instead. Anoraks look smashing with cute dresses and your choice of shoes.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Standstills are not your cup of tea, but realize you don’t have to take a passive route and think you have to wait around for others to make a move. You have many other directions to head and many other options to forage. If you think in any other way, you will only be screwing yourself of chances that hold way more promise.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Your tastes have been somewhat questionable and this week, even you will be taking a second look at your choices, trying to sort out what is happening and how you were led into the moment you are currently faced in. Of course, this could be a grand ole surprise too. Whatever the case, a big 180 won’t be out of the realm of your possibilities.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Your anxiety levels are finally going to start dropping and you will start to feel like a sane person in a matter of time. The crazy issues you’ve let you brain get wrapped around and the dramas you’ve create in your head will reach a very anticlimactic breakthrough that will suddenly have you shrugging your shoulders and saying, “Okay, now what?”
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
If you keep cruising from the explosive energy of last week, then this week will basically continue your giddiness. If you didn’t have a fab week last week, the perhaps look out for this week to serve it up, as this is your time when karmic payback will light you up in places you thought only the dark could witness.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Your diva routine is going to backfire on you if you don’t infuse a sense of humor into your act. Even though you may be right and you have every reason to make demands in your love life right now, humility will take it that next step and keep your classy aura intact. Otherwise, remember there is a fine line between having balls and just being a bitch.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Options make your life go around, because if there is something you like, it’s having your brain wander into the far reaches of the universe. This week you imagination starts to turn onto a higher level, making you realize there is more than what you want to see. Seems there are things that exist that you have to learn to see and this week, you’ll be seeing them!
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
There are always two sides to every story, so before you go rushing to judgment and thinking you know it all, wait. In time, the truth will reveal itself and vindication will clear that guilty suspect on the line. Otherwise, blowing up and assuming the worst inevitably will cause your relationship to suffer.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Money issues are a drag, which will be brought up again this week and put a damper on your mood. However, if you just face up to the drama now and sort it out, a compromise will come as your ingenuity for negotiations are in prime form. While this may not forever kill this issue, consider this a big enough band-aid to hold it down for a decent amount of time.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Don’t be too shocked to run into people you haven’t thought of in ages. This will make you have a major blast from the past and a bout of nostalgia that’ll have you thinking all sorts of crazy things about your current life. Hopefully this will be an enriching and ego boosting movement, because as these things go, anything can happen.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Forgiveness is an easy thing you give out. However, it’s the follow through and never bringing up those arguments again that can drag you back down the pit. Luckily, this week, you will have one last hoorah of that old and worn out issue that seems to rain on your parade and by the start of the new month, all will be sunshine and smiles once again.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Your boo’s friends will be a point of contention with you and if you don’t want to turn a mountain out of a molehill, you’re going to have to find a way to deal in the less intrusive manner because if you place yourself in the hot spot for too long, you will explode and it won’t be a pretty picture. Perhaps this is a week to catch up your friends.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Just when you thought power struggles would be the death of you, a light will come at the end of the tunnel that’ll shower respect and accolades onto you. Sure, you’ll have to truly put yourself to the test and humble yourself to the unknown to get it, but there are far worst things you have had to do to get reverence in your past, so consider this pass a piece of cake.