V announced last week that its January issue would include plus-size models, and the first photos from it are on Models.com as part of an exclusive preview of what the magazine is calling its “size issue.” In the fashion story “One Size Fits All” shot by photographer Terry Richardson, models Jacquelyn Jablonski and Crystal Renn show off the exact same clothes in similar poses, with only their body sizes being different: Jablonski is a size 2-4 and Renn is a 12. Keep reading »
Looking for free booze? Just head to your local luxury retailer, where they might just be offering shoppers—whether they’re your average Joes or loaded P. Diddies—a glass of bubbly when you walk in the door. According to the New York Times, many stores are experiencing attitude readjustments in an attempt to lure in holiday shoppers. So in snobby boutiques where sales clerks may have never given you a second look, you may now find that a shopgirl is ready to compliment, fetch, and wait on you. At Bergdorf Goodman, for example, “almost every person who has stepped through the gilded revolving doors … has been given a hero’s welcome, with an honor guard of doting sales associates.” Keep reading »
It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with red, Dorothy shoes around here. That’s why our ears perked up when we heard that over the weekend the Hollywood Entertainment Museum held an auction, and one of the items up for bid was a pair of ruby slippers that came labeled “MGM Wardrobe J. Garland.” So far, the lucky winner has not been named. But before anyone gets too excited, there’s a bit of Hollywood drama and mystery involved with the ruby slippers. Keep reading »
You thought health care reform was all about boring stuff like health insurance, didn’t you? Well, it’s far more fabulous than that: Washington, D.C.’s finest are fretting over several medical procedures of interest to the casts of “Jersey Shore” and “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” including Botax and fake baking.
The latest news? A tax on plastic surgery is out, while a tax on indoor tanning is in.
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This weekend, New York City got its first big blizzard of the winter and I was snowed in. I decided to take the opportunity to test a recipe I was noodling over for butternut squash soup. Typically, when I want to cook something new, I check out different versions of it on the web — usually FoodTV.com — mostly for cooking times and temps, and then adapt it to my own tastes. This butternut squash soup is dairy-free and you won’t miss the leche one bit — squash is super creamy and filling on its own and chicken stock (or vegetable, if you want to keep this totally vegetarian) is a great flavor-boosting liquid. Check out the full recipe after the jump. Keep reading »
A couple of weeks ago, my friends over at Maybelline asked me to come over and check out what they’ll be launching for spring. While I was definitely feeling the juicy-looking tubes of lip gloss (how plump everyone’s lips will look!), mega mascara and seriously pretty new shades of eyeshadow (how gorge they’ll make our eyes!), I will always be a true sucker for great-looking skin, so it was their new foundation product that led me into makeup artist Kerry Malouf’s chair. It started innocently enough–we were just chatting away about the new product when I told her my great big sob story: “All this stress and holiday running around is making my skin look like crap.” So she invited me to sit down and let her fix me up, and, well, people, am I glad I took her up on it. In fact, I’m not even a foundation wearer, but this new Instant Age Rewind Eraser is so dope that I’ve seriously started to change my ways. Here’s a preview and why I think you’ll like it too. Keep reading »
JooYoun Paek’s Pillowig—perfect for narcoleptics, or those who wish to take bedhead-chic to the next level. [Racked] Keep reading »
Teeth bling may have previously been for rappers or people with outdated, shoddy dental work, but it looks like they’re actually becoming … dare we say it … kinda cool? A few months ago, we found an Australian jewelry designer who used teeth like semi-precious stones, and now there’s Le Knockout, a company geared toward the younger crowd. Creating gold molds out of children’s baby teeth, you can also get the pendants engraved or encrusted with jewels. Wait ’til Damien Hirst gets a load of this—we bet he’s already designing some million-dollar diamond tooth sculpture.
What do you think? A look you could bite into? [DailyCandy] Keep reading »
This weekend I became a kick-ass photographer. Well, at least it looks like I did. I downloaded this super awesome app for my iPhone called CameraBag for $1.99 and it turns even the most dull iPhone photos into gallery-quality awesomeness (well, almost). Simply upload one of the images and then change the way it looks using different “lenses” and filters. I brightened and heightened the contrast on this photo of my dog Lucca looking miserable in the snow using the Colorcross filter. After the jump, check out a photo of the dinner that my BF and I prepared last night (butternut squash soup and seared scallops!) looking like it was ripped from the pages of Bon Appetit. Keep reading »
We had no idea model/actress Molly Sims was such a jewelry expert. Well, it turns out she’s been collecting jewelry with her mom since she was a young girl, and now she’s sharing her other talent with the rest of us. Her Grayce jewelry line is available exclusively on HSN. We’re really smitten with the “Grayceful Glamour” cuff bracelet because sometimes all you need is a strong cuff. The silvertone makes the bold cuff feminine, yet the geometric shapes also keep it modern. The cuff is also available in goldtone, rosetone, and hematite-tone, so good luck trying to decide on just one. [$89.95, HSN] Keep reading »