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Brooches present a unique styling challenge. Thrift stores, vintage boutiques, and websites like eBay and Etsy are teeming with gorgeous, sparkly specimens, but simply pin one on your lapel and you run the risk of getting herded onto a bus bound for the nursing home. Here are a five fun, pretty ways to wear these misunderstood accessories without emulating your great aunt Doris (no offense, Doris).
Isabel Marant’s Spring Summer 2011 had one piece that i absolutely loved – a mesh overlay skirt. This is actually something that could be infinitely DIY’d with about a yard of mesh fabric and a body con skirt; however, if you have no interest in making your own, Cheap Monday has come out with a fantastic take on the style. Compaired with a starting price point of $650 for a skirt by Isabel Marant, $47 is a steal. Cheap Monday, Asos, $47 Keep reading »
Freezers are good for many things: preserving food, chilling vodka, storing body parts, and, apparently, cleaning denim. Seriously: sticking your jeans in the freezer for a few days will kill bacteria and alleviate odors while avoiding significant shrinkage (George Costanza would be proud). Stains can’t be frozen out, but this is an interesting technique nonetheless.
I wash my jeans after every wear because I’m kind of a fanatic about squeaky clean jeans, but I might have to give this method a try just out of curiosity. How about you — how do you usually wash your jeans, and how often? [via Crushable]
We were all shocked when we learned that Courteney Cox and David Arquette were calling it quits. We were slightly less surprised that David had already slept with 28-year-old cocktail waitress Jasmine Waltz, who has been also been linked to Ryan Seacrest, Chris Pine, and Jesse McCartney. Wow! Her section is busy.
What’s up with all these famous dudes dating waitresses? I guess there’s something attractive about a woman who knows how to serve … cocktails. If you want to land a waitress in Hollywood, speak softly and carry a big tip. After the jump, some more celebrity men who have fallen for waitresses.
Something else to dislike about beauty pageants: they create expectations about what women from different cultures “should” look like. Spectators booed Kiwi model Jacinta Lal, 21, when she won the MissIndiaNZ pageant in Wellington, New Zealand, because she told the New Zealand Herald some “small-minded people” thought she wasn’t “Indian-looking enough to win the pageant.” But despite her blond hair and blue eyes, girlfriend is part Indian: Jacinta’s father is half-Fijian and half-Indian, while her mother is a white New Zealander. Thankfully, the pageant organizer has got Jacinta’s back and said it’s a shame pageant fans cannot accept her as just another lovely Kiwi/Indian girl. Keep reading »