5 Ridiculously Awesome Winter Hats

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A few weeks ago I bought a cat hat, complete with ears, yarn whiskers, and a little button nose, and I thought it was really quirky and avant-garde. Then I saw this giant squid hat, and suddenly my cat hat seemed like the most subtle statement piece ever. Click through for four more ridiculously awesome (or awesomely ridiculous?) winter hats guaranteed to keep you warm and attract some confused stares. [Giant Squid Fleece Hat, $105, Etsy]

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I See London, I See France … And Queen Elizabeth’s Underpants

Why celebrities should never, ever accidentally leave belongings behind: they will surely end up on the internet or up for auction. That’s what’s going on with a pair of Queen Elizabeth‘s underpants—if you can even call them that—that she apparently left on a plane way back in 1968. For some 40 years, they had been in the possession of a Florida man, recently deceased. The old-fashioned panties will be up for auction at the man’s estate sale and are expected to go for as much as $9,000! This apparently happened to Queen Victoria’s underwear, which sold for the same price, reports TMZ.

OK: a) the royal family needs to stop leaving its underwear in easy-to-find places, and b) bloomers? We realize the pair is quite old, but even before the ’60s, people were wearing standard panties as we know them. [TMZ] Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: Puh-lease, Pete Doherty Is NOT Fat

Last week, Babyshambles and Libertines’ frontman Pete Doherty showed off some serious hotness at the launch of his men’s accessory line. While his designs are gorgeous, people seemed more interested in calling the recently rehabbed rock star a heffer. From British papers to bitchy blogs, the poor dude was dubbed “fat” and “bloated.” And those are just superlatives in the headlines! Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Dude Dilemma” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Dude Dilemma,” the woman who was approached by a guy she had a “fun” first date with about getting a hotel room for their second date. “I declined the hotel offer,” she wrote, “but he pushed the issue, suggesting it would ‘make our relationship stronger.’” She asked me what I’d do if I were in her position and I said I’d MOA (move on already). After the jump, find out if she did just that. Keep reading »

Shoes Definitely Not Made For Walking

Behold some of Noritaka Tatehana’s crazy shoe designs (are those high-heeled cleats on the left?) that even Lady Gaga would find challenging to walk in. [Trendland] Keep reading »

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