Everything I know about Chiara de Blasio, the 19-year-old daughter of New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio, has led me to conclude that she is smart, brave and a total fashion risk taker. I admire both her decision to be upfront about battling substance abuse and to don tricky accessories, like a conical witch’s hat she wore to her father’s swearing in on New Year’s Day. I’m not saying I will be wearing one anytime soon, but Chiara? You keep doing you, girl. [Photo: Getty Images]
Vogue never fails to make me feel fat, poor, wrinkled, and frumpy. Dog Vogue, on the other hand, makes me feel like doing a happy dance. Dog Vogue was created by photographer Sophie Gamand, who had “acclaimed pet couturier” (yes, that’s a thing) Anthony Rubio dress a group of chihuahua models in couture outfits and snapped pictures of the surprisingly elegant results. Check out all the high-fashion canine editorials at Striking Paws.
Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise spent the New Year’s holiday down in Miami, laying poolside and gabbing with friends. In this photo, Katie is captured showing a friend something on her phone that inspired that friend to make a truly incredible face that’s the perfect blend of “oh shit,” “eww” and “are you serious?” What, pray tell, do we think she’s looking at? My guesses: a particularly heinous photo of Scientology nut job Kirstie Alley; a blind gossip item about a famous actor and kinky gay sex; a YouTube video of Tom Cruise singing a guitar ballad he wrote asking that Katie forgive him and take him back. Your turn! [Photo: Splash News]
There are Asian dolls and Jewish dolls and Black dolls … and 1,894 variations of other dolls that Mattel, Bratz and the American Girl Company have dreamed up. But to the best of my knowledge, there isn’t a doll that more accurately reflects the body size of the majority of American women — that is to say, not a size 2. Even a Barbie who wasn’t plus-size but simply less impossibly slim would be an improvement! This image of a plus-size Barbie is, of course, just a mockup (which was posted on the Facebook page for Plus Size Modeling and is garnering the usual criticisms/praise). But in all honesty, a doll like this should exist. If we can’t get rid of Barbie dolls for little kids, we could at least make her more realistic looking. [Daily Mail UK] [Image via Daily Mail UK]
“Fifty Shades of Grey” costars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan got up close and personal for Anastasia and Christian’s first semi-romantic scene on the set of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” It’s just a photo, but I’m sensing chemistry between these two actors and can’t wait to see what they do in the Red Room of Pain. (An aside: Am I the only person left on Earth who is still holding out hope that this movie is going to be good?) [Photos: Fame/Flynet]