We usually have to force ourselves to go outside when it’s raining and the sky is a dreary gray. But this umbrella might actually have us longing for bad weather. On the outside, it looks like an average umbrella. On the inside, it has a playful print of raining cats and dogs. Plus, the bright blue overhead will ensure that we won’t get as depressed as the weather. [$36, FredFlare.com] Keep reading »
OK, so you know how Lady Gaga never wears pants? Well, apparently she has an excuse. She told Rolling Stone: “My grandmother is basically blind, but she can make out the lighter parts, like my skin and hair. She says, ‘I can see you, because you have no pants on.’ So I’ll continue to wear no pants so that my grandma can see me.” Um, wouldn’t wearing white pants — or better yet, neon pink — make her equally visible? [via Perez Hilton] Keep reading »
Valentine’s Day is this weekend, and once again I’m reminded how irrelevant the occasion is to anyone who’s actually in love. Aside from kids and their handmade cards, Valentine’s Day is really just for the lonely, sad, and insecure. Think about it. When was the last time you heard anyone who was happily coupled up express anything remotely resembling excitement over the big day? More likely, they don’t express any thoughts about it at all. Because happily coupled up people don’t think about Valentine’s Day. And why should they? If couples are doing it right, they don’t need to wait for some manufactured Hallmark occasion to celebrate their love. Keep reading »
You may or may not have heard about the black swan in Münster, Germany, that fell in love with a boat that’s shaped like a swan. Back in 2006, Petra the swan formed an attachment to the swan boat, always following it around and sleeping next to it. Petra stayed by the boat’s side until last spring, when she befriended some real swans and abandoned the inanimate object of her desire. Now it seems that Petra is missing. She disappeared from the Aasee lake three weeks ago, and many fear she may have frozen to death or been eaten by a fox. However, all hope is not lost. Petra may have been spotted at a lake 100 km from Münster. No one knows why she left her longtime home, but something tells me she’s still in search of her one true love, seeing as the boat romance didn’t work out. [Spiegel] Keep reading »
Normally I’m skeptical of any messages across your bum (juicy?), but Mary Green’s Seven Ways to Say “I Love You” Silk Boyshorts ($173 for the set at figleaves.com) are just too adorable to ignore. (It doesn’t hurt that the silkiness of the fabric offsets the boyishness of the boyshorts!) Each day of the week you can tell someone those three little words in Spanish, English, German, Hebrew, Italian, Chinese and French. Damn, I wish I’d had these panties when I studied abroad in Prague, because I might’ve had more to say to the French dude…and the Italian dude…and…ah, nevermind. Keep reading »
Record of the Year nominee M.I.A. didn’t win, but she didn’t go into labor on stage either, which was a distinct possibility since yesterday was her due date.
For the March issue of W, Madonna gets all cougar-esque and heads to Rio de Janeiro for some hot and heavy time with boy toy Jesus Luz. Purportedly, Madonna and Jesus (with those names, they’re surely a match made in heaven — or, well, celebrity hell) were or are dating or canoodling or humping or whatever it is famous people do these days. Jesus is a model, and the two are seen cavorting in this bazillion-page layout in the Hotel Gloria in Brazil, where Steven Klein shot their pictures. At the time of the shoot, a Brazilian website opined: “Everyone knows they are ficando — which is a Portuguese expression that means they are kissing and doing other things but without any obligation of being faithful or getting into a relationship afterwards.” So much for A-Rod! Take that, Guy. Madonna is on the prowl. Mothers, lock up your manchildren. After the jump, what went on behind the scenes. Keep reading »
Valentine’s Day is probably the most emotionally charged day of the year — and we’re not just talking about lovey-dovey feelings (although there is a lot of that). To celebrate cupid’s special day, we’re posting your stories about your best and worst Valentine’s Days. To submit, email email@example.com by Monday, Feb. 9, and include “Best Valentine’s Day” or “Worst Valentine’s Day” in the subject.
After the jump, Roz shares the sad tale of how her nine-year marriage ended after an instant messaging slip up. Keep reading »
“So when can we meet him?”
This is a question that most women long to hear from their friends after dating a great guy for a couple of weeks. It is the last thing you want to hear, however, when your current beau is unattractive. Alright, I am sugarcoating it — this guy was ugly. Now, please hold your judgment; I have always prided myself on being able to look past a pretty face and see a man’s inner hotness. Keep reading »