The bad ass-ness of a biker jacket, the comfort of a sweatshirt — sounds awesome to us! This bright blue, fleece sweater jacket from Silence & Noise is perfect for the impending spring weather, and would look great roughing up a structured dress or warming up a denim mini and T-shirt. The only negative? Your rejected cardigans will be sad. [$68, UrbanOutfitters.com] Keep reading »
Tracy Reese Embellished Peasant Caftan, $260, eLuxury
A caftan is one of the most multi-functional items of clothing because you can wear it as a dress, swimsuit cover-up, or loungewear. People will think you bought yours in some exotic, far away land, but all you really had to do was click your mouth a couple of times. Sweet!
Normally, I like one thing about people’s outfits — sometimes two things. But I adore ever single thing about this girl’s outfit. In fact, I’d like to break into her house and steal it from her closet. [Weardrobe] Keep reading »
When I showed up for my freshman year of college, my roommate was a no-show. Since then, I have had one waking nightmare after another — the one who brushed her teeth so hard, she passed out in the bathroom and conked her head on the sink; the one who drank a case of beer every night; the one who paid $250 in rent while charging me $900; the one who accused me of stealing his $100 guitar when I had three guitars worth fifty times that. Needless to say, I now pay out my ear to live alone and it’s worth every single penny. Keep reading »
As the unemployment rate continues to rise, job clubs are becoming the hot spot for those desperately seeking employment, because they offer networking opportunities and group therapy. But job clubs can also be a great place to meet a man. Keep reading »
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office has officially charged Chris Brown with felony assault and making criminal threats for allegedly assaulting Rihanna. According to the search warrant that was leaked today, Chris Brown allegedly tried to push Rihanna out of the car he was driving, slammed her head against the car window, and punched her. He also alledgedy said, “I’m going to beat the —– out of you when we get home.” When Rihanna was able to call and leave a message for her assistant (telling her to call the police), Brown supposedly said, “You just did the stupidest thing ever. I’m going to kill you.” [TMZ] Keep reading »
Apparently you can save the whales AND have perky double-D’s. Or so says Belgian biodegradable cosmetics company Biocorner. Their recently published “No need to be ugly to save the planet” ad gloriously frees us from thinking that a unibrow and hairy pits are synonymous with love for the environment. The ad features a “before” and “after” shot — “before” is a pockmarked woman wearing one of the those tragic knit caps, while “after” is a glossy-haired femme-bot in a cocktail dress. The idea seems to be that women who care about the environment are BUSTED, so let’s prove that they don’t have to be that way by…photoshopping them to the point where they look barely human. Yeah, that makes sense. [AdRants, The F Word] Keep reading »
March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.
MARY-ELLIS BUNIM (1946-2004)
If you grew up watching soap operas or spent your high school and college years slacking off on homework in favor of a little show called “The Real World,” you have Mary-Ellis Bunim to thank. The TV producer was born in Massachusetts in 1946 and spent a significant chunk of her career working in daytime television, overseeing over 2,500 hours of programming as executive producer of classic soaps like “Search For Tomorrow,” “Loving,” “Santa Barbara,” and “As The World Turns.”
But in the early ’90s, the ambitious Bunim founded Bunim-Murray Productions with Jonathan Murray, and pitched a bunch of scripted soap operas to MTV. When they discovered that it was too expensive for the network, they decided to try out a new model — unscripted TV starring “real” people, as opposed to actors. “The Real World” was born, and the series was a such a massive success, it’s spawned a spin-off, “Road Rules,” and is now in its 21st season, with a 22nd season to debut later this year. It’s no wonder The New York Times dubbed her, “the mother of reality television.” Keep reading »