The Santa Claus World Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, brings together Santas from around the world, and this year, the event got off to a cute start with a wedding between Rune Hamrath Hansen (who has elf ears!) and Sine Andersen. The two married in a Christmas-themed wedding. Andersen wore a red dress and veil and Hansen sported an outfit that looks like what elves wear while making toys in Santa’s workshop. Do the two just really love Christmas and Jolly Old St. Nick? We have no idea, but we bet the bride wore green lingerie under her dress. [AP] Keep reading »
A South Carolina woman is being charged today with criminal neglect, a felony that could land her up to ten years in the slammer. Why? Because her 14-year-old son weighs 555 pounds. The kid’s mother, Jerri Gray, was poor and often had to work back-to-back shifts, so her son was home alone a lot. Gray claims there wasn’t a lot of junk food in the house, but that her son was stuffing his face in school, eating several lunches each day and feasting on snacks given to him by his friends. Keep reading »
There was a very special decade called the ’90s when body piercings really meant something to angsty teens struggling to take a stand and establish themselves as edgy, independent, and most of all “unique” individuals. Nose rings were an especially popular way to show the world that you were a totally badass Adult-with-a-capital-A, yet didn’t trust anyone over the age of say, 24. Those teenagers grew up and got Real Jobs and eventually ditched the ironworks, which is why we caught a wave of nostalgia when we spotted supermodel Iris Strubegger rocking a rather major septum piercing in this month’s (what else?) French Vogue. Keep reading »
In a shockingly bad career move (in our humble opinion, at least), Megan Fox has announced she’s turned down an offer to star opposite Daniel Craig in the next Bond film. Really!? The chance to join the prestigious list of female A-listers with the looks and brains to challenge and roll with Bond? (We’ll have to exclude Denise Richards from that list though.) Apparently, she’s just not impressed by the notion and feels the role wouldn’t really add anything to her career. Huh.
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VH1 is bringing back its “VH1 Divas” concert series Sept. 17 after a four-year hiatus. But don’t get too excited yet. Some idiot over at the network thinks Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, and Adele should join the ranks of Mary J. Blige, Cher, Aretha Franklin, and Celine Dion, who have all been honored on the broadcast concert before. These four young singers, however, are not divas — they’re not even on their way to becoming divas! Keep reading »
While Clark Kent was changing into his Superman cape and adventuring around saving people, he had a second alter ego who was really into whips and chains. While the Superman comics sold like hotcakes, a second comic book was making the rounds called Nights of Horror. These books featured Superman and Lois Lane getting down and dirty. Joe Shuster, one half of the team who created Superman in the 1930s, lost the copyright to the characters and was receiving practically no money for his hit cartoon. He was super strapped for cash, so he started anonymously freelancing for the mob and took up illustrating these racy comics. Nights of Horror comics were sold under the counter at Times Square bookstores during the early 1950s.
Oh, it gets seedier. In 1954, a neo-Nazi Jewish teen group known called the Brooklyn Thrill Killers went on a murder spree, and many blamed Nights of Horror for being their inspiration. The magazine was deemed so inappropriate that the U.S. Supreme Court banned it. Keep reading »
Apparently there’s no dress code at the offices of Gilt Groupe, the online sample sale Mecca that we are obsessed with, because the founders “adore the personal style of every employee.” From the “blokes” at the warehouse in their Kidrobot tees to the world’s most stylish IT department, members of which teeter around in Louboutin and D&G, from the sound of it, it’s like fashion nirvana over there. [The Huffington Post]
But while site founders Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Alexis Maybank may be down with all manners of sartorial experimentation, I can think of quite a few times when previous bosses were a tad aghast at my work wardrobe. Like that time I wore five-inch heels to oversee envelope stuffing at a politician’s campaign office. I was totally fine, but all of my coworkers thought it was hilarious for some reason. Lucky for me, I’ve since left political fundraising in favor of a more fashionable line of work and my office outfit mishaps are at a minimum these days. Too bad I can’t say the same for everyone else!
Check out some awesome work outfit horror stories after the jump and let us know if you’ve had any winners (by which we mean losers) of your own.
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Get Your Hair Did
You’ve had an appropriate post-breakup mourning period, so chances are you’re not going to do something outrageous, like try the Natalie Portman pixie cut that only Natalie Portman can pull off. That said, dip your toe into the crazy. Page through some mags to get ideas for what you want to do to your hair. Always wanted a red tint? Do it. Thought about bangs and a bob? The time is now. (If you’re short on cash, get a good blowout.) Another idea: Check out the weekly tabloid magazines and find a picture of an actress who seems to have it together (Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet are good choices). Borrow from her look as an homage to coming out better at the end of this.
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A reader sent me an email and asked me if I would ever date someone with an incurable STD. She had recently been diagnosed with the HSV virus (that’s herpes, y’all), and wanted my answer to be honest and not “PC.” So here it is goes, my unvarnished, gut reaction to the question: No, I would not date someone with an incurable STD. Keep reading »
She was living the quintessential New York City dream: fabulous downtown apartment, fancy magazine job, then 25 year old Sarah Buxton packed up and moved back to Louisville to be closer to her family. New York’s loss is our gain because she’s now launched MarionMercer.com, a fabulous online boutique selling the best in luxury vintage clothing.
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