Since some of us dole out up to $100 (or more) on our Halloween looks, it would be nice to give certain items a second wear. All of you sexy vampires, slightly skanky Snow Whites, and pirate wenches know your corsets, garters and fishnets can be moved to your goodie drawer — but does it have to end there? We think not! Check out our roundup of Halloween accessories that you can rock year-round.
This week we’ve been rounding up our favorite hot messes and telling you how to get their look for Halloween. This particular category would not be complete with out the original mess, Courtney Love. The nice thing about Courtney is that she has so many iconically messy moments to choose from. One that will always hold a special place in my heart is the night that she decided to Tweet a series of photos of herself in bed with her pet turtle. Absolutely brilliant. Click through to see how to get Courtney’s look and some other ideas if you want to be a hot mess this Halloween.
Played to perfection on “Boardwalk Empire” by my favorite hot mess-and-a half Paz de la Huerta, Lucy Danziger is a showgirl in every sense of the word. Intense, unpredictable, and attention-seeking, the former mistress of Atlantic City kingpin Nucky Thompson went from the ragtag life of a Ziegfeld Follies performer to a pampered concubine. Eventually exhausted by Lucy’s antics, Nucky meets Margaret Schroeder, a clever Irish widow, and casts his former squeeze to the wayside. Now pregnant with the child of Nelson Van Alden, a Prohibition agent with a long-distance wife and an unyielding religious conviction, Lucy is a miserable shred of what she once was. I prefer to think of her restored to former glory as Nucky’s arm candy, draped in jewels and sumptuous furs.
Here’s your guide to channeling Lucy Danziger’s opulent 1920s look this Halloween, and remember to tune in to HBO Sunday nights at 9 p.m. for the next installment of “Boardwalk Empire”! Keep reading »
You know what costs $50? (Besides Plan B.) Each of the 10 items in this slideshow of cute fall clothing and accessories from ShopSosie.com. You’re welcome!
In the 1976 film “Taxi Driver,” Jodie Foster plays Iris, a teenage prostitute with whom Robert DeNiro’s Travis Bickle forms a bond. The film–and Foster–received criticism for having such a young girl play the role: Foster was just 13 at the time. Still, apparently fashion mag Harper’s Bazaar finds “Taxi Driver”‘s central relationship not creepy, but sweet–which is why they’ve posed teen actress Chloe Moretz here with Keanu Reeves in a scene reminiscent of the film. Moretz, only 14, admitted that she’s still too young to appreciate “Taxi Driver.” “My mom won’t let me watch it,” she told the magazine. Maybe she shouldn’t be emulating the character then, either? [Harper's Bazaar]
Julie’s post earlier on the insensitivity and dubious legality of “Navajo” and “Native American” products got me thinking about just how many popular stores have committed this ridiculous faux pas. It turns out that there’s even more than I had originally suspected. A quick look around the web led me to the eight following atrocities, among countless other similar items. Let’s see who is to be commended on their unbelievably bad taste today!