The vampire obsession continues, and the cold ones have inspired yet another designer by the name of Pamela Love, who’s also known for creating “Where the Wild Things Are” jewelry for Opening Ceremony. She created this Eagle Claw necklace in bronze for Alexander Skarsgård’s “True Blood” character, Eric, to show off his prickly persona in jewelry form, and it seems there’s a desire from the public to make the necklace available to the hot-blooded masses. So, for all you vamp lovers out there, now a copper-plated version is for sale at HBO. It’s up to you to decide if you want to spend $60 on it. [Racked] Keep reading »
Is Tavi becoming a case of too-much, too-soon?
The latest news: The 13-year-old blogger has been “hired” by Harper’s Bazaar to write copy for its January issue, which would seem like the magazine is treating the teen fashion blogger as an ingénue. Other editors, however, are taking issue with this move. Huffington Post style editor Lesley Blume tells New York magazine’s The Cut, “I think she’s very dear, but I think it’s crazy,” while Anne Slowey of Elle calls her “gimmicky.”
So what’s going on here? Is Tavi being taken advantage of? Or is her entrée into a career just exposing the world of fashion journalism for what it is? Here are our thoughts and feelings … Keep reading »
I’m feeling a little nostalgic as I remember how Aeropostale was the shizznit when I was in high school. The retailer still caters the teen-set with its logo-splattered clothing, but adults like us can still find some necessary basics for cheap, which is how we Cheapskates roll. Keep reading »
Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, which also included Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash, were donning Gaga-esque outfits before Lady Gaga had ever been thought of. [1970s, Philadelphia] Keep reading »
In a country that adores cheese and foie gras, vegans in France are a joke in the same way that Lindsay Lohan thinks she’s a designer. So you’d think the French wouldn’t give a damn about politically correct food. However, tensions have risen lately in Paris over the use of horse meat in contemporary cuisine. Last week, the trendy Le Fooding event went down, this year’s theme being “Les Incorrects,” meaning meals filled with indulgent and controversial ingredients. One dish focused on horse meat, and in response, an anti-horse meat group (only term we could think of for them) ramped up its presence in the city with campaign buses and in-your-face subway advertisements. Brigitte Bardot‘s still-existing animal rights foundation has apparently been combating the issue as well.
So now you have something to throw in the face of the next snobby Frog who condemns American food culture. “Hey, Americans might be obese … but at least we didn’t get fat by eating horses.” [Je Ne Mange Pas De Cheval] Keep reading »
This isn’t a how-to-do-an-updo post—but I do really love Lake Bell’s latest updo. Check out all of her baby hair running along her hairline—we all have it to some degree, and it can be totally annoying to deal with. The damn baby hairs just don’t stay put where you want them to. Getting them wet only solves the problem for 10 minutes, then they dry up and frizz, wack out and don’t listen to even the strongest hold gel. The one thing that does really, weirdly tame the baby hairs? Clear mascara. True story. Buy the cheapie kind and just use the brush they give you to comb your hair into place! You won’t get super shiny/glossy or wet looking hair this way, either. Keep reading »
Though millions of Iranian women wear makeup daily, the state television channel has officially banned its use by female presenters. In a perplexing effort to explain the decision, the station’s top manager told The Washington Post that, technically, it’s illegal. We get that things like makeup and overly sexy mannequins are big “issues” in Iran, but give a girl a break. Intense TV lighting and multi-angle shots don’t exactly make it easy to look good. Keep reading »
“Everyone compares her to Jackie O — she is not the next Jackie O.”
– Designer Douglas Hannant commented at Tobi Rubinstein Schneier’s House of Faith & Fashion discussion, which literally produced gasps from the audience. In fact, his words caused such a stir that after the fact, his “people” felt compelled to issue another statement from him:
“I did say ‘Michelle Obama is not another Jackie Kennedy and I do not consider to be a style icon.’ But in addition, I also said ‘She has so much more to her and has mass appeal. I admire her as a role model and think she will achieve great things in her position as First Lady.’ And by the way, I voted for Obama.”
Well alrighty. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
And no, it’s not “inject a filler.” C’mon. So yeah, it’s holiday season and nothing says holidays! like a great red lip. The only problem for some of us? Thin lips. Not to worry, Teen Vogue got a few tips from celeb makeup artist Tina Turnbow (a Jessica Szohr prettifier) on how to wear a bold lip when your lips are big and bold—all you have to do is: “Pick a shade that is close to your natural lip color, only with a bit more pink. Then, pat illuminating shimmer in the middle of your lip—doesn’t hurt to give a plumper look. Also, a nude lip pencil to line a slight bit outside your natural lip line (I like a heart shape upper lip) then fill in. This will give an illusion of a fuller upper lip, without looking obvious.” The illuminating product I love for this? You have to have Benefit Moon Beam—and it’s a multi-use make-up, anywhere you need a little shimmer, this is your product. [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »