Where She Goes, Everybody Knows Thanks To Signal Jacket

At the risk of seeming totally un-hipster (which, would make me more hipster? Like, whatever…), I don’t ride a bike. I would like to, but I am terrified. And riding around in the dark? Forget it. This new invention by Leah Buechley, however, gives me hope and calms my fears. A sweatshirt outfitted with flashing LED lights on the back (connected to sensors at the edges of the sleeves) allow you to select a left or right turn signal. Pressing both at the same time creates an overall glow to show your presence to drivers.

While not available for purchase yet, DesignBoom tells you how to make one yourself (which seems remarkably uncomplicated). Plus, we’re pretty sure that you bicycle-minded folks are already pretty handy with repairs and such. [Design Boom] Keep reading »

Quickies!: “Kill Bill” Actor David Carradine Found Dead

  • “Kill Bill” star David Carradine, 72, was found dead this morning, hanging from a rope in his closet.[Pop Eater] — RIP Carradine.
  • James Franco bails on giving the UCLA commencement speech–just two weeks before the big day. [Perez] — He claims he has a scheduling conflict, but I think it might have to do with the fact that most of the student body protested against having him as their speaker.
  • Candace Bushnell talks to CNN about her road to success, and the bumps along the way. [CNN]

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How Can We Score A Copy Of “Fine: The Basics Of Beauty” DVD?

Sam Fine is a makeup pro whose career has spanned more than 10 years. He’s made up almost everyone, including Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams, and Jennifer Hudson. So we were totes excited to learn he’s releasing “Fine: The Basics of Beauty,” a DVD version of his Fine Beauty, which promises to help the everyday woman get dolled up and look naturally gorgeous. The makeup master lets us in on the secret to bronze-y skin, pouty lips, and perfectly-arched brows by making up three women with different skin tones and beauty needs. Sounds exciting right? Well, in an evil plot to keep us from becoming our own Sam Fine, his website says the DVD was released last month, but we can’t find it anywhere. Who is this twisted person that would dangle a gem like this in front of our faces, but not deliver? We will keep checking Amazon, because when it comes to looking fine, we won’t be deterred! Keep reading »

Gallery: Engaged Celebs Who Never Made It Down The Aisle

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Sadness. Our favorite member of the “Addams Family,” Christina Ricci, has broken up with her fiancé, Owen Benjamin. Is it just us, or does it seem like many celebrities get engaged, but then don’t make it down the aisle. Here’s a look.

 

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    “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwick has a new angst-ridden project in the works: a remake of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Emile Hirsch is the tasty choice picked to play the passionate Prince. We can’t wait to see him strut and fret in ye old tight pants. While we’d happily watch the grass grow if irresistible Emile were lying in it, it’s a total bonus that this just happens to be one of our favorite sub genres—a twisted teen take on a Shakesperean classic. Since there’s nothing like a hunk who wants to school us in the ways of love, here are other modern blockbusters that have helped us avoid actually reading Shakespeare.
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    Rejected Dude Gives Away Engagement Ring In Treasure Hunt

    A New Zealand man wants to dispose of an engagement ring he gave to a woman who spurned him. Anthony Gardiner, 29, couldn’t return the ring and didn’t want to sell it, so he came up with the novel idea of a treasure hunt. “I met this girl I thought was pretty cool, bought a ring, turns out she wasn’t as keen,” said Gardiner to the Dominion Post newspaper. Anyone who wants to hunt for the diamond ring, valued at NZ$5,000 ($3,268), needs to be in Wellington, New Zealand, this Saturday. He will post clues to the ring’s location via his Twitter page on Saturday at 8 a.m. local time. Gardiner says he’ll post clues all day, but if the ring isn’t found by the end of the day, then he’ll start posting directions. Some would wonder why he doesn’t just hold onto the diamond ring until he meets the right woman. “Obviously, it’s been a pretty unlucky ring for me,” Gardiner said. But he hopes the lucky treasure hunter is someone who has “found a cool chick and who wants to give them something they normally wouldn’t be able to afford.” [Reuters] Keep reading »

    Wedding Guest Dress Guide: The Destination Wedding

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    The dress worn to a destination wedding should be relaxed, but not too casual. You’ll be happy if it’s airy enough to catch an ocean breeze. Look for natural fabrics in vibrant colors. If the dress is simple, then wear some flashy accessories that fit the occasion — vice versa if the dress is flashy. All of our picks cost under $150.

    Flaunt A Flush To Show You Care

    About to tell your boyfriend you cheated with his best friend? Pinch your cheeks first! Because according to the New York Times article “Hold Your Head Up: A Blush Just Shows You Care,” bearing a peachy flush makes others more sympathetic towards you.
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    Driven Away: Cross-Dressing Cabbie Fired For Looking Too Good

    Andre (formerly Andrew) Edwards, a fledgling transexual, was ecstatic when she was hired as a cab driver at Leyland taxi in Northern England. “When I went for the job I explained about the gender issues and they said, ‘As long as you can drive, we don’t care.’ It was a real boost for me because last year I wouldn’t have dreamt of wearing bright nail polish or anything like that.”

    But it was those eye-catching nails and short skirts that may have cost Edwards her job—she was recently let go by her employers. Edwards boss claimed she was canned because of her attitude and not her attire. Apparently, co-workers complained Andre was a biotch who criticized their weight and supposedly called a staffer’s haircut “dreadful”.

    Well we think the peeps were just jealous of Edwards and couldn’t handle her hotness. If its any consolation to Andre, her meds are totally working because making fun of co-workers awful style is very diva thing to do. Maybe she can be a guest judge on the new season of “Project Runway?” [The Sun] Keep reading »

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