Today’s Lady News: California Candidate Meg Whitman Gets Called A “Whore”

  • An aide for California’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate called Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate, a “whore” on a voicemail which was accidentally left on a phone. According to the transcript, it sounds like the aide was specifically trying to say Whitman is a whore for pension reform. Whitman’s campaign released a statement calling it “an insult to both Meg Whitman and to the women of California.” [KPSP, Los Angeles Times]
  • A so-called “crisis pregnancy center” in Wisconsin, which pretends to offer family planning services but in actuality dissuades women from abortion, has paid for a billboard depicting a teen girl and a fetus in her belly. A thought bubble coming from the teen girl reads, “My mom’s going to kill me” and one from the fetus said, “My mom REALLY is going to KILL ME.” Some locals said the billboard is upsetting to young children who may read the sign, but Bay Area Pregnancy Services said it does not think that it’s inappropriate. [Daily Mail]
  • Sigma Gamma Rho, an African-American sorority, has been accused by students at two different colleges (Rutgers in New Jersey and San Jose State in CA) for “hazing” pledges by beating them with wooden paddles. [New York Times]

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Win This! Linea Pelle Suede Fringe Keychain

Linea Pelle is known for creating luxury leather and suede belts, handbags, and other accessories the celebrities and fashion insiders love. The Alex Suede Vintage Fringe Mini purse caused quite a stir because the boho-chic remains a coveted look. However, that much fringe can be difficult to carry off for some women. That’s why we like the Linea Pelle Suede Fringe Keychain. It gives a small dose of bohemian style without turning the wearer into a modern-day hippie (not that there’s anything wrong with that). This keychain will add some glam-chic to your keys and help you find them in that cavernous bag of yours. What’s even better? This is an exclusive keychain that wasn’t sold in stores or online.

WIN THIS! We’re giving away one Linea Pelle Suede Fringe Keychain and pouch, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us about receiving your first set of keys by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Oct. 15. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!

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Trailer Park: “Life As We Know It,” “It’s Kind Of A Funny Story,” “Nowhere Boy,” “Secretariat”

I haven’t been everywhere, but I think it’s safe to say after all the bizarre weather patterns last week that it is finally fall now! It’s also that wonderful month when drug stores turn into creepy candy cornucopias and the movie theater is flooded with horror movies. This week, there’s actually a bunch of exciting movies coming out! In honor of what would be John Lennon‘s 70th birthday, his biopic, “Nowhere Boy,” is in theaters. There is also the “talk to your friends about the fact that you made them godparents” fable, “Life as We Know It.” We find love in a psych ward in “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.” And then there’s a prison movie (“Stone”), a horse movie (“Secretariat”), and two horror movies (“I Spit on Your Grave” and “My Soul to Take”). Now go to the movies! Bring some candy corn. God knows there isn’t enough corn in your diet. Brought to you by the American Corn Growers Association. Not really though. Keep reading »

Rag & Bone Will Make You An Art Star

Attention all artists, art school dropouts, or people who have time on their hands and know how to use a pencil and the internet: Rag & Bone (one of our favorite collections) is holding a mural contest. The NYC-based line recently moved into a new space in lower Manhattan, and they’ve got a spare outside wall they need designed. If you think you’ve got what it takes (and want literally tons of people to see your work when they pass by the shop everyday), submit your design to Rag & Bone. Five finalists will be put up for public vote on the Rag & Bone Facebook page, and the winner will get to execute his or her idea (paints will be provided). Start sketching! [Facebook] Keep reading »

Style 911: How Do I Wear Crop Tops And Sweaters Without Looking Like A Tart?

I need your help! I’m probably one of the few real women that is intrigued by the crop tops and sweaters this fall. I know, I know. But is there a way for a non-celebrity, non-model to wear this look? – Marie

I completely understand your style dilemma. I laughed and said, “hell no,” when the fashion prophets proclaimed crop tops the next big thing. But then I remembered how much I enjoyed my crop tops back in the ’90s. Of course, this time around, we’re too old for baring our midriffs. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t fashion-forward and age-appropriate ways to wear crop tops and sweaters. Check out our tips after the jump. Keep reading »

Justin Bieber Lends His Name To Walmart Nail Polish

Like Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis before him, Justin Bieber is co-branding with a line of nail polishes. The Biebs lent his name to a new line of Nicole nail polishes that will be exclusively available at Walmart beginning in December, and in stores like Target and Ulta after that. The polishes include reds, purples, blues and glittery shades and are titled after classic Bieber songs, like “Step 2 the Beat of My Heart” (pictured above) and “One Less Lonely Girl” (but it’s called One Less Lonely Glitter). Damn, when I was a hormonal Hanson fan they never did anything like this! Someone out there in Corporate America believes tween girls will buy anything Bieber-related … and the sad thing is, they’re probably right. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

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