Michelle Obama’s expressions seemed a little softer this weekend. That’s because she underwent an eyebrow makeover. After bloggers warned that her eyebrows could cost her husband the election and pundits like Bill O’Reilly said her intense look was too angry or severe, Obama got the message that her brows needed to be revamped. Obama’s makeup artist, Ingrid Grimes-Myles, is willing to take all the blame because she said her personal aesthetic is a high arch, so she trained Obama’s brows to grow in that shape. Then in late summer, the criticism over the brows reached critical mass and the makeup artist took note, bringing the brows down and training them to grow in that direction, instead. To groom Obama’s brows, Grimes-Myles uses Tweezerman tweezers and a combo of brow powders and pencils. [ChicagoTribune.com] Keep reading »
Victoria has two secrets. One for the sexy and sleek vixen who has come to embody the brand. And another for the sexy and comfy collegiate represented by the PINK line, which favors comfy sweats, hoodies and T-shirts over garter belts and corsets. Now HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) students are being let in on the PINK secret. Victoria’s Secret has added an HBCU collection, featuring Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Howard University, North Carolina A&T State University and Southern University, to its arsenal of college inspired apparel. This may seem like a frivolous exploit to some, but it might actually point to a more significant trend occurring in the United States. Keep reading »
The first year of marriage is the hardest, I’d been told many times by my friends. While I wasn’t sure if I was prepared for the uncertain road that lay ahead, I certainly felt like I’d gotten fair warning and couldn’t expect to be surprised by the challenges that would come once I entered marriage. Once the wedding is over, it’s the two of you, making a life together, and that’s not easy for anyone.
So, I felt ready to encounter squabbles and misunderstandings and the taking-for-granted that comes when you know someone really well and expect to be around them for a long time. When something came up, I could tell myself, “OK, this is normal.”
But there were some other parts of newlywed life that bummed me out, stuff that I never thought would have mattered to me … until it did. Keep reading »
Malia and Sasha Obama know that adding a bow will dress up any outfit. [1/20/2009] Keep reading »
Every time I’m wearing a short dress and getting out of a cab, I have to focus on how to exit the car gracefully without exposing my own so adorable Forever 21 undies. The video about will help, but something tells me Britney, Lindsay, and Paris need it way, way more. Keep reading »
Don’t they look spiffy? Michelle Obama is wearing Isabel Toledo. [Washington, D.C., 1/20/2009] Keep reading »
Look, the excitement today is so palpable it’s hard to think about or work on anything else, so let’s just talk about what’s on all of our minds, shall we? The third season of “Mad Men” is a go!! Oh, okay, fine — that’s big, but it’s not the reason we had trouble sleeping last night, is it? Today’s the day Barack Obama is sworn in as our 44th president and the Bush’s will fly off into the sunset forever (well, maybe not into the sunset, but whatever that shining light from Texas looks like heralding them home…far, far away from the halls of Washington). In celebration on the big event, Oprah had a live show yesterday from the Kennedy Center that you may have heard about. Keep reading »
Lucy Rowlands is a 24-year-old, UK-based jewelry designer who makes wearable artworks. Her Oral Examination Device is a ring with a mirror attachment that comes with a set of instructions and enables its wearer to expose the interior of her oral cavity to others. “Be prepared for any adverse reaction from onlookers, as the revelation of such an intimate area may promote feelings of shock, disgust, arousal or otherwise.” Her Lollipop Gag combines a real lollipop and a pair of oversized, lacquered red lips; when you’re done sucking the lollipop, you can wear the lips. And her Good for You/Bad for You syringe pins are more Alice in Wonderland than heroin chic. Find out more about Lucy and her work at her blog: The Magpie and the Marble.
Photos used with permission of Lucy Rowlands at LucyRowlands.co.uk. Keep reading »