“Gossip Girl” Stylist Eric Daman Designs For Non-Upper East Siders

You might be several years older than the “Gossip Girl” crew, but admit it: you’ve wanted to dress like Blair Waldorf, Serena Van Der Woodsen, or maybe even Jenny Humphrey at least once. Well, now is your chance. Eric Daman, the stylist who brought us all those cute looks, is designing a line of party dresses for Charlotte Russe, where he is also a creative director. These are party dresses, not cocktail dresses, so expect the line to be geared more towards the tweens and teens, but as we all know a pair of opaque black tights and a blazer can make almost any dress age-appropriate. The line is expected to hit the mall store on Oct. 24. [The Cut] Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Stitch ‘N Bitch Knitting Queen, Debbie Stoller

I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I don’t know how to knit. My mom taught me after college, but I messed up my stitches and abandoned it in frustration. Debbie Stoller promises she can teach me. Why shouldn’t I believe her? The editor-in-chief and co-founder of Bust magazine has taught hundreds of thousands of women to knit and purl with her first book, Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitters Handbook. Her small library of Stitch ‘N Bitch books — there are many — are in every yarn store, groups of gals meet at hundreds of Stitch ‘N Bitch knitting groups that have sprung up around the country, and there is even a line of affordable yarns that bears her name. In other words, Debbie Stoller is pretty much singlehandedly responsible for the hipster knitting craze that swept the 2000s.

So, naturally, when I heard Debbie Stoller had published an advanced knitters’ pattern book, called Stitch ‘N Bitch Superstar Knitting, I knew we had to chat (despite being one of those fools who hasn’t learned to knit from her first book yet). After the jump, find out what Debbie thinks of being responsible for the 2000s’ knitting craze, why left-hand versus right-hand knitters are like the Crips and the Bloods, and her intense mama pride for what is now 17-year-old Bust magazine. Keep reading »

Shoe Porn: Balmain’s Oh-So-Sparkly Sandals

Another day, another pair of shoes (well, for the lucky Jane Aldridge). We just had to share this snap from Sea of Shoes of this impossibly impractical, sparkly, studded pair of Balmain heels. Tell us these don’t make you weak in the knees. [Sea of Shoes] Keep reading »

A Snapshot From Last Night’s “Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills”

Not really, but don’t this pup and kitten look blinged-out enough to be one of the “Bev Hills” gang? Taken at last night’s Meet the Breeds event, in NYC, where hundreds of dog and cat breeds were all dressed up and ready to party. [Gothamist] Keep reading »

8 Musicians And Their Alter Egos

Celebs And Their Alter Egos

The last thing I was expecting was an album from actor Jeremy Sisto. Especially one sung by his alter ego, Escape Tailor. Think Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz if he were an albino clown. You can watch the video for Escape Tailor’s first single “Just Cuz” here.  Escape is kind of killing my lady boner for Jeremy. I just want to scrub down his greasepaint and rip off his wig. Couldn’t his alter ego have been just a wee bit … sexier? Sigh. Click on through to see more celebs and their alter egos. [Buzzfeed]

8 Musicians And Their Alter Egos

If you weren’t already aware of Lady Gaga‘s greaser dude alter ego, Jo Calderone, you are after last night’s VMAs. Especially Britney Spears, who almost got to smooch him. While I enjoyed Jo, especially his performance of “You And I” with Brian May, it maybe wasn’t the best venue for this particular brand of performance art and made some people, well, uncomfortable. More precisely, he seems to have confused the crap out of Justin Bieber. Either way, I think Jo Calderone has made his mark as a solid persona, love him or hate him. Keep reading »

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