As if the Kardashians didn’t already have kopyrighting issues out the wazoo, Khloe’s latest business venture has gotten her all mixed up with the State of New York. Rich Soil (ugh), a clothing company Khloe owns with husband Lamar Odom, is being accused of ripping off the Department of Agriculture’s's “Pride of New York” logo. Susan Rosenthal, a lawyer for the department, demanded in a letter sent to Rich Soil that the company immediately halt the sale and advertisement of merchandise bearing the emblem lest the state be forced to take legal action. Lawsuits seem to be a recurring theme with the Kardashians. Maybe they should just … stop trying to put their name on things? I’m just saying. [NYMag.com]
It’s 80 degrees outside, bitches! That’s more like it, Mother Nature! In today’s What Are We Wearing video, all of us have in some way embraced the delightfully balmy May weather. Learn about how I took my outfit inspiration from Lwaxana Troi, Ami’s thoughts on her new short ‘do, Rachel’s problems with rompers, and so so so much more!
When we think of slavery, most Americans likely consider the slave history of our own country. We relegate slavery to the past, believing that such a barbaric concept couldn’t ever exist in our current world.
We were wrong.
Slavery is alive and well, and happening in more places than you think. There are 27 million slaves in the world today, involved in a variety of industries and in a multitude of countries. There’s the forced prostitution and trafficking of women around the world; the men forced to work in the copper, diamond and coltan mines in the Congo; and the trafficked migrant workers of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
But that’s just a fraction of the slave and indentured labor that happens all over the world, employed to create products and services we use every day. Keep reading »
Skin woes: I am intimately familiar with them. I enjoyed the first two decades of my life with a face as smooth, pale, and unblemished as an egg shell. I fielded endless compliments about the condition and clarity of my perfect skin, as well as many an elderly person croaking in my general direction that I “SHOULD NEVER GO OUT IN THE SUN.” And when old people tell you things, you listen. Then, about a year ago, everything changed. (I would appreciate if somebody could please hold my hand while I talk about this.) While in the past I hadn’t weathered much more than a whitehead or two every so often, I started developing swollen, excruciatingly painful cystic acnes (not a scientific term) that would never come out from underneath my skin. They would just linger there, taunting me, until I hauled ass to the dermatologist and got them injected with cortisone for the small price of an insurance copay.
The story does not end here. I guess my previously perfect skin had just had it with me, or the fact that all I ever seemed to be doing was eating Chinese food and chain-smoking (ugh, I know, I was sick of me too), because it hasn’t been the same since, even despite my having made some significant Lifestyle Changes. I definitely don’t get as many terrible cysts as I used to, praise god, but my face is full of texture and other stuff that I don’t like. Because my number one priority is always, without fail, presenting what I like to refer to as “a united front,” I got really, really good at concealer instead of sitting around looking in the mirror and crying about it. Just kidding, I sat in front of the mirror and cried about it first, then I got really good at concealer. Keep reading »
Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO Mike Jeffries said he only wants his clothes worn by “the cool and popular kids,” not the “not-so-cool kids,” which is why sizes only go up to women’s size 10. Men’s sizes, by the way, go up to XL and XXL because it’s only women who can be too fat for Abercrombie’s clothes. Fuck that noise! Here’s Jes from the blog The Militant Baker posing with a traditionally “hot” male model in a variety of Abercrombie & Fitch poses. In an open letter on her web site she writes,
“I didn’t take these pictures to show that the male model found me attractive, or that the photographer found me photogenic, or to prove that you’re an ostentatious dick. Rather, I was inspired by the opportunity to show that I am secure in my skin and to flaunt this by using the controversial platform that you created. I challenge the separation of attractive and fat, and I assert that they are compatible regardless of what you believe. Not only do I know that I’m sexy, but I also have the confidence to pose nude in ways you don’t dare. You are more than welcome to prove me wrong by posing shirtless with a hot fat chick.”
Who says fat girls aren’t the cool kids? [The Militant Baker via BuzzFeed]
This busted, ’90s-inspired, rhinestone-covered, I-could-probably-get something-comparable-for-$9.99-at-Capezio’s body suit by Michael Kors is priced at $5,450. That is all. [Yoox]
I know doing a Well Played post about Heidi Klum on the beach is painfully predictable, like, “Oh really? Heidi Klum looked great at the beach? YOU DON’T SAY.” But this picture caught my eye because beach outfits and swimsuit cover-ups are always, always brightly colored floral prints, and then here’s Heidi chilling on the beach with her bodyguard boyfriend in this black and white striped Beetlejuice-y dress. It’s an unexpected choice, and it looks awesome. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
As I move through the world, I often feel like Larry David on the inside. But this dress, designed by voice actress/creative builder/seamstress Erin Pearce, allows you to wear your propensity for faux pas on the outside in the form of a well-tailored frock. Pretty, pretty, pretty pretty good. I’m calling it: the dress of summer.
If your inner self is shorter and a tad more self-loathing, you may want to consider Erin Pearce’s George Costanza “The Can’t Stand Ya”dress. And if a you’re not into dresses, Erin also makes vagina ashtrays and dried bugs (real ones!) dressed as characters from “Star Trek,” “Doctor Who” and “Jurassic Park.” She has something for everyone. Also, I feel like Erin and I should be friends. [Tumblr]
Jennifer Lawrence is at the Cannes film festival to promote the latest “Hunger Games” movie, “The Hunger Games: Murder Party, USA.” Actually it’s called “Catching Fire,” which is an equally obtuse name, but whatever. Here are three outfits JLaw’s worn thus far on her current trip to Cannes. She — or her stylist, whichever — seems to be favoring black and white (again) and pointy pumps. I like all three outfits, for different reasons — the white gown has a surprise pop of color on the bow; the black and white gown is classy and grown up; and I really love the flirtiness of the black bodice top (though those pants, gross).
But what do you think?
I’m baaaaack! Aften being out for three days last week with a debilitating case of strep throat, I have returned to the office, no longer a contagious petri dish of germs. Here’s how I and my Frisky gals dressed ourselves for this warm May day…