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 »
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 »
“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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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 »
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.
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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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 »