Do Not Want: Earmuffs The Size Of Your Head

I’m all for accessories that make a strong statement, but let’s make sure that statement isn’t, “I just stopped by the pet store and strapped a couple angry guinea pigs to my head.” And for $165? You could buy one pair of normal sized, reasonably priced ear muffs and, like, 10 happy guinea pigs. I mean, if you were into the guinea pig thing. [Shopbop] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: Colorful Sweaters To Cheer You Up For Fall

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When the weather is gray and you feel like you can hardly lift yourself out of bed, pop on a bright color to get your day moving. (OK, so we can’t promise that a vibrant yellow sweater will have the same effect as caffeine, but you could at least try it out.) Check out our picks after the jump!

Meet Fashion Editor Olivier Zahm: You’ll Either Hate Him or Want to Sleep With Him

Olivier Zahm is a fashion editor whose sex life is an open book. Literally. Well, virtually, rather. The editor of the artsy fashion bible Purple, Olivier is known for posting salacious pictures and stories from his life online. In a big New York Times Styles profile on the lad, he likens himself to Warhol. He says, “Even in the bedroom I have my camera, I sleep with my camera, I have lunch with my camera.” What this often means is providing to his viewers and followers very graphic portraits of the women he’s with, who seem to rotate with shocking frequency. When Zahm takes trips from Paris to New York, the Purple Diary blog is updated constantly, and each day Zahm is kissing a different girl or taking photographs of someone’s breasts who were definitely not the same someone’s yesterday. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “My Girlfriend Lets Her Friends Take Advantage Of Her”

I’ve been with my girlfriend for about two and a half years. The one problem I have is with my girlfriend’s friends and how they handle money. From everything I know, everyone is on pretty similar pay levels, but her friends always seem to be short on cash when they do stuff together. My girlfriend always covers everything, whether it’s drinks, dinners, or tickets to events, and gets defensive when I ask about it and says “it’s just a couple dollars between friends.” Recently, I’ve been getting short-changed by them, too. They will invite us out to a fancy restaurant, order up a storm of appetizers and bottles of wine, while I’m content with my single entrée and beverage, and then when the bill comes, they’ll suggest we split everything evenly, and then when it comes time to pay, what they’ve put in is about half of what their evenly divided portion should have been. I’ll offer to pay the remainder to avoid an issue, but it leaves me peeved. I can cover these financial indiscretions without problem since I’m better off financially than most in the group, but my girlfriend is saving up for a big trip soon, and can never seem to get out of debt, yet is still always paying for her friends and is mortally embarrassed when I threaten to call them out on it. Also, if I’m thinking about a long-term future with her, I’m afraid to have joint finances if she can’t seem to manage her own. — Need a Bail Out

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10 Celebrity Kids Who Work Hard For The Money

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When you’re blessed with famous parents, chances are you’re going to get some big advantages along the way. But Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor’s kids, Ella and Quinlin, aren’t taking anything for granted. They started their own lemonade stand! Christine said, “They raised $120—I think a few parents stopped by and dropped twenties. It was great, and it’s important for their self-esteem too.” [People]

Let’s see how other celebrity spawn who’ve struck out on their own to earn spending money have fared.

Israel’s “Dancing With The Stars” Does Girl On Girl

Israel’s “Dancing With the Stars” has gotten a lot of press for their decision to feature a same-sex dance pair this season. Gili Shem-Tov is an openly gay sportscaster and Dorit Milman is a heterosexual professional dancer. But they make beautiful music together. “When we go on primetime TV as a couple, we’re showing everyone can love everyone. It’s about respecting the way of life of other people, even if it’s not your way of life,” Dorit said after their first live dance together. Love it. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

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