These Fiber Optic High Heels Will Light Up Your Toes

Fiber optic shoes? Now that’s something new. Sure, we’ve seen light-up heels before. Strippers have been wearing glow in the dark heels for years, and Rodarte has picked up the glowing shoes trend, too. This time around, Italian designer Francesca Castagnacci has created a high heel outfitted with fiber optics that transform regular pumps into illuminated show-stoppers. So how’d she do it? “Utilizing new technologies in advanced textile creation, Castagnacci wove delicate fiber optic materials and LEDs throughout the shoes, creating a work of art that’s absolutely otherworldly,” Pipeline reports. We want video. [Pipeline] Keep reading »

Oksana Grigorieva Left Mel Gibson After A Placenta-Burying Ceremony. Huh?

A month after the nasty altercation between Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva on January 6th—the one where Mel allegedly punched her twice, breaking her teeth, and threatened to kill her, their baby, and her son—things between the two actually seemed to be going OK. On February 18, the two were getting along for a placenta-burying ceremony honoring their daughter, Lucia. Supposedly, during the ceremony in the backyard, Oksana smiled at the gardener, which sent Mel into a rage. Oksana left and he proceeded to call her 30 times over the course of one night. He left her eight lunatic messages, including one where he dropped 23 f-bombs. [Huffington Post]

Because we can’t stand thinking about the scary abusive details anymore, let’s explore the other angle to this story—what the heck is a placenta-burying ceremony? Keep reading »

We Heart Goths In Hot Weather

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It’s 90 degrees here in New York. And while I’m typing this in my underpants with a fan pointed directly at me, some people are so dedicated to their fashion they will settle for nothing less than goth. I literally just saw a dude walk by wearing a top hat, a purple ruffly satin shirt with a jewel pinned cravat, a black buttoned jacket, and white face makeup, but that’s not even the best part; the prince of darkness and polyester had chopped his suit so it was sleeveless on top and shorts on the bottom. Amazing! Goths are so committed. Just look at these three, out and about for a mere value meal. Man, their unflinching dedication to their lifestyle really made me realize that I don’t believe in anything as much as they love Hot Topic! Sigh. Since, I’m one sweaty bitch, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to wear tights, even if they are ripped, around town in July. But that won’t stop me from paying my seasonal respects to Goths In Hot Weather. Here are some of my favorite pics from the site this year. Spoiler alert: Obama is in one!

Justin Timberlake’s William Rast Teams With Target

Having perused the men’s section at Target a few times, I’ve come to the conclusion that male shoppers of the retailer like their clothes boring and tame. Khakis, striped polos, and cargo pants abound. The section is nothing like the women’s department, where Target has figured out how to cater to the soccer moms and cheerleaders, while also offering avant garde designer wear for the style geek on a budget. Target’s collaboration with Justin Timberlake‘s William Rast will take the men’s department and women’s to the next level, though. William Rast, which Justin founded with his friend Trace Ayala, is known for its biker-influenced clothes and jeans. The label offers a rock star edge that also has that laid-back L.A. vibe, so it will be interesting how this attitude translates for the Target customer. At least on Dec. 19, when the collaboration collection premieres, Target will have more than a graphic T-shirt to offer to their fashion forward male customers. And I might finally be able to get a William Rast leather jacket, which normally retails for almost $400. [WWD] Keep reading »

President Obama Visits “The View” To Talk The Economy, Jobs, Race, And Snooki

“I don’t know who Snooki is.”

Wait, I voted for this man?

When President Barack Obama visited “The View” this morning, people living in red states and blue states alike crowded around the TV for the big event. In between cute anecdotes about Sasha and Malia and softball questions about Lindsay Lohan’s jail sentence, he fielded questions about Afghanistan, unemployment, racism, and the economy. And yes, the show’s token conservative, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, behaved herself. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Why I Prefer Dating Guidos A La “Jersey Shore”

I have a confession to make. I love the male cast members of MTV’s now media-saturated hit, “Jersey Shore.” I want to rub my hands over The Situation‘s abs and my fingers through Pauly D‘s hair. I want to giggle at nothing with Ronnie and hold Vinny’s hand as we stroll down the boardwalk. Ladies, listen up: guidos are catches! Keep reading »

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