Newport News is one of those not so hip stores that sometimes manages to get featured in hipper magazines like Lucky, but still remains off people’s radar. It’s kind of a Forever 21 for women in their late 30s and older. But! You can always find something that’s on trend that isn’t a blatant designer knockoff, especially sweaters, tunics, and sheath dresses. Also, it’s way cheap. See what inexpensive items I found after the jump.
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Ah, the holiday season! It’s full of presents, family, and best of all food, lots and lots of food. And it’s not your average fare. At parties people really bust out their best recipes. Fat intake flies out the window, and my diet becomes basically, cream, butter, sugar, and pork. Mmm! Although I can’t really cook, I can really eat. While I thought I had basically conquered deliciousness with the yummy stuff I’d eaten to date, this year I ate my way to the peak of perfect mouthfuls. A family friend brought over her honey scallops wrapped in bacon. There are no words in the English language to describe the crispy flavor explosion that those bites brought. Heck, I’d probs give up sex in exchange for a lifetime supply. Is that crazy? Honey, if loving bacon is wrong, I don’t wanna be right! Now, what was the most mind-blowingly awesome thing you ate during the holidays this year? Keep reading »
Working in fashion, my apartment is constantly overrun with magazines. I’ve found every little nook and cranny to hide my favorites for storage, but sometimes, a few have to be sent down the trash chute. I’ll rip out choice editorials and shove them in scrapbooks or paste them on my inspiration board so as not to feel as though I’m completely abandoning an old friend. When the holidays or birthdays come around, I’ve found it’s the perfect time to recycle. You see, instead of buying wrapping paper (which I see as a huge waste of money), I carefully tear off magazine covers and use the glossy page as a present covering. Here’s a hint — W works best for larger books based on it’s size, while the international magazines are better choices in terms of aesthetics. My little DIY project is not only a innovative and decorative way of covering gifts, but a great way to re-use those beloved magazines. Or, if you’re not a magazine junkie like me, here are gorgeous, yet creative wrapping paper options for the holiday season. Keep reading »
These last few days have just been a wee bit stressful, trudging from store to store as I started and finished my holiday shopping in mere days. So, now that I’ve wrapped my last gift, it’s time to relax with a spiked beverage. Warm drinks like eggnog usually put me to sleep, but this variation on the classic drink from Tanuki Tavern in New York City includes a shot of espresso, so Christmas caroling, here I come! Keep reading »
Mercedes tapped slick and sexy photographer Nick Knight, asked him to collaborate with amazing and out there designer Gareth Pugh, and bought themselves one shiny new ad campaign. Do we like? [WWD] Keep reading »
The Japanese two-legged sleeping bag is amazing, not because it’s a revolutionary design, but because someone thought people would actually want it. There’s no way any infomercial spokesperson would touch this thing. [Impact Lab] Keep reading »
Buzzfeed says it best: “Someone in Germany was so bored he/she turned a bunch of bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend and Bat for Lashes into costume jewelery.” But while we appreciate the art project aspect of it and all (go see the Animal Collective one, it’s cute), we’d really appreciate it if this dude/chick would start selling them. [One Hand Band via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
For parents, part of the joy of Christmas is knowing your children will behave in the days leading up to Santa’s arrival. But when you grow up, the scary possibility of finding coal in your stocking instead of presents has been fairly nonexistent, until now: Lush Cosmetics decided to bring back the sooty gift this season. But it’s not quite what you think. Though it may appear to be a pile of gross black rocks, their Want to Believe Bath Melt is actually a beauty product, made from soy milk and cocoa butter meant for a delicious bathing experience. It will soften the skin while also providing a great Christmas morning prank. Actually, it could be the most perfect gift for a frenemy. Keep reading »
The words “models” and “lingerie” don’t usually belong in the same sentence as the words “my boyfriend.” That’s a no brainer. But I wouldn’t have minded if he’d had a shop like the UK department store, Debenham’s, to buy my Christmas girly-things. The store cleverly hired models of all sizes to stroll around the store to help men assess the right sizes for lingerie. (And, let’s be honest, tempt some men into the store in the first place.)
Bra sizes are static, of course, but I’ve owned different brands of panties spanning sizes from S to XL. So no wonder I opened up an early gift of lingerie—a black bra, garter belt, and panties—to discover my darling boyfriend misjudged the size of my giant ass. Seriously, these panties would have cut off blood supply to my vag.
Maybe next year he’ll have a sexy lil’ lingerie model to guide him—and it’ll be a Merry Christmas for everyone. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »
Remember last month when we reported on the New York Times‘ piece on androgyny in modern day street style? (Since gender bending in fashion is nothing new, we also took the opportunity to name our favorite cross dressing style icons.) This month, the newspaper’s style editors are clearly still fixated, because now they’re asserting that the ladylike look is dead, or as they cutely put it, the “damsel is in distress.” But more astutely, they’re putting their ink-smudged fingers on a trend that all the cool girls have been aware of for a long time: Your average 20- or 30-something has absolutely zero interest in dressing like Megan Fox. As the Times says, “If the old ideal of sexiness was the shoulder-baring voluptuousness of Scarlett Johansson, the new sexy is the European fashion editor Carine Roitfeld in a black blazer and tall vixenish boots.” It’s all about authenticity. Keep reading »