I’ve always thought the ads for cotton were nicely done, but this new one blows away all past commercials for the fabric of our lives. In it, Zooey Deschanel prances through her day, performing, writing a song, checking out a flea market, browsing through records, and trying on various adorable outfits made of cotton.
When other starlets appear in commercials or put their names on products, we think of them as sellouts, i.e., Lindsay and her line of hosiery. Zooey, on the other hand, has managed to use her image to make money without damaging her reputation. In fact, we love her even more for it! And cotton isn’t the only thing she’s selling. Zooey recently launched a mini-line of sunglasses with Oliver Peoples. Other celebrities should follow her classy example. [TheFabricOfOurLives.com, where you can download Zooey's cotton song] Keep reading »
Ahh, travel. Ahh, mothers. The two go hand-in-hand in this illustrated travel diary documenting 22-year-old Lucy Knisley’s month-long trip to Paris with her mother. In addition to Knisley’s adorable sketches and doodles (she went to art school), French Milk features photographs of the many adventures she and her mother have. She writes about graduating from school, heading into adulthood, her first love, and developing a grownup bond with her mom. A genuinely easy and fun read. [$10.20, Amazon] Keep reading »
After 28 years of marriage and seven kids, Mel Gibson’s wife Robyn filed for divorce Monday in California. With no pre-nup in sight, Mel may have to pony up half his fortune to his soon-to-be ex—more than FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS. [People] — Um, how do you say “$h*@!” in Yucatec? Keep reading »
Dude, this little pup is gonna be livin’ large! That whole White House lawn to run on? My dog Lucca is totes jealous. [Washington, D.C., 04/15/09] Keep reading »
German pop singer Nadja Benaissa was arrested Tuesday in Frankfurt, Germany, for allegedly having unprotected sex with three men without telling them she is HIV positive. One of the men has tested positive for the virus. In Germany, the law says that anyone convicted of knowingly infecting a person with HIV faces a prison sentence of between six months and 10 years for “grievous bodily harm.” If the victim dies, the sentence can be even greater — up to life imprisonment for manslaughter.
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Topshop’s New York City opening was a popular event, but it wasn’t as popular as the long queue of impatient fashionistas would suggest. Topshop hired nightclub bouncer-esque security to limit the number of people who could enter the store at any given time, making the line grow longer and longer. In fact, sometimes it appeared that no one was in the shop, but people were still kept waiting in line. According to “Page Six,” it was all a publicity stunt. A few of us went to Topshop last Friday, nine days after the store opened on April 2, and we had to wait in line to enter the store. They were only admitting people in groups, and when we entered the shop we saw that it was crowded, not by people but by too many clothing racks filled with overrated, overpriced crap, not includinng Amelia’s sweet blue high-heels. [NY Post via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
It’s STD Awareness Month! We’ve been talking a lot about the icky stuff you can get while bumping uglies, while Dr. V has urged you to have as much fun as you want, so long as you wear a condom. In the past, we’ve talked to the guys on our IM about how often they actually use condoms, but we’ve never grilled them about how often they get tested for STDs. And what I really wanted to know was how often they were actually honest when a potential sex partner asked them that question. Let’s find out… Keep reading »
Here’s Edie Beale in the original “Grey Gardens,” describing her “best costume for the day,” an insane combo of pantyhose and safety pins. Best costume, indeed.
The fashion expert claims, “I don’t like women in skirts…you understand.” We understand she means a plain old skirt. But a skirt fashioned out of a turtleneck or cardigan — now that’s another story, darling.
After the jump, the essentials of how to get Edie’s pantyhose-over-pants-under-skirt look. Note: You must pair with major attitude. Keep reading »
The “State Of Play” star clutches a recycled journal/notebook after taping “The Today Show.” [New York City, 4/15/09] Keep reading »