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It’s another dreary Monday. And our outfits seem to match the mood outside. I think it’s time NYC fixed its weather machine so we can all come to work happy and fab!
OK, maybe Nicki Minaj is not the world’s most eloquent speaker. But you don’t have to be Barack Obama to get the point across that suicide is never the answer. At the 2010 BET Awards, Nicki spoke up about the tragic suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, who jumped to his death last month after his roommate live-streamed video on the Internet of Tyler hooking up with a man. “I would encourage my gay fans to be fighters, to be brave,” Nicki said. “I could never imagine what they’re going through, but suicide is never the answer. Things always get better. I’m supporting you guys and I love you very, very much. And for the people that don’t love you … (long pause) they need help. They need help.” We hope that more celebs like Nicki, Ellen Degeneres, and columnist Dan Savage speak up and tell gay teens, it only gets better. [Colorlines] Keep reading »
Always out there designer Hussein Chalayan’s spring 2011 collection in Paris included this number: a woman with a black piece of fabric over her head. A mini-burka? A solution to a bad mood/bad hair/bad makeup day? Or something more artistic? We may never know. Also, it’s available in white. [Style.com] Keep reading »
I will never understand why, but for some reason this movie is considered appropriate for young girls everywhere. And if anyone has ever wondered why they love “Grease” so much, let the answer be heard: It’s dirty! I didn’t get it at the time when Rizzo says, “OK, so what do you guys think this is, a gang bang?” But I had a pretty good idea what happened if you climbed into the backseat of Greased Lightnin’, that “real pussy wagon.”
It’s not every day I come across a fragrance that can be worn year round, but Calvin Klein Beauty is appropriate for summer, fall, and whenever feels right. With notes of jasmine and neo-lily (a new interpretation of a lily), Beauty has a floral essence we’ve all come to identify with summer. But the top notes of ambrette seeds give the fragrance a spicy warmth that’s comforting this chilly time of year. Cedarwood adds a rugged familiarity. The heavenly scent lingers in the air and isn’t immediately identifiable. (Don’t you just hate when you recognize your favorite perfume on a stranger, and she smells as if she doused herself in it?) The end result is a fragrance that’s both feminine and sophisticated. [$65 for 1.7 oz., Macy's] Keep reading »
Kimbra Hickey, the hands holding the forbidden fruit on the cover of the first Twilight book, was featured in the in The New York Post yesterday and I’m kind of obsessed with what a loon she sounds like. The 40-year-old massage therapist, who occasionally works as a “parts” model, likes to let everyone know that she’s the face behind the hands. She actually admits to standing by the register at Barnes & Nobles and telling customers who she is or pointing out her hands to strangers on subway billboards. But my favorite tidbit about Kimbra Hickey (that can’t be a real name) is that she’s been going to “Twihard” conventions to sell apple scented hand lotion. Amazing! I want it! Oh, and naturally, she’s trying to break into acting. She wants a bit part in the next “Twilight” movie. More! More! [NY Post] Keep reading »