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Teeth bling may have previously been for rappers or people with outdated, shoddy dental work, but it looks like they’re actually becoming … dare we say it … kinda cool?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.
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 »
Sure, newspapers are dying a slow death around the world, but that didn’t stop Mitemite from cheekily reinventing them. Behold, the newspaper print clutch. It’s designed to look like a folded newspaper, including the crazy tabloid headlines (Charles Manson! Drunk Europeans having sex! Dead babies coming back to life!) and chrome chain shoulder strap to make it look like you’ve got your news tucked nicely under your arm. [Farfetch.com] Keep reading »
While some of the recent bloggers-get-book-deals phenom has been a little crazy (“I Can Has Cheezburger” anyone?), here’s an internet personality with some real talent. Meet John Paul Thurlow. He’s an illustrator with a passion for magazine covers. After drawing his own interpretation of major magazine covers and sharing them with the world on his blog, his New Year’s resolution for 2010 is to present 100 of his best illustrations in Covers, a limited-edition book. The magazine cover choices vary, from Lady Gaga on V to Natalie Portman on Another magazine, and even older classics like issues of The Face. John Paul also plans on putting a few record covers in the mix. Use it to enhance your ever-growing library of fashion books, or just liven up your walls with his talent. A couple more looks, after the jump. Keep reading »
Forget everything you ever knew about getting the perfect blow-out. In this video, Pauly D of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” beauty schools you in how to get the perfect guido blow-out—which includes techniques you’d probably never even fathom trying. His routine, which takes almost a half hour, starts off with a jumbo-sized lump of gel, which he explains might be “a little white, so just rub out the white.” Next comes a spray product, which Pauly explains is a moldah and a shapuh (a molder and shaper), which he applies for a full 15 seconds.
“People still tell me I’m fat, but when I look in the mirror, that’s not what I see.”
–Lara Stone, size four model, tells Vogue in their January issue. We shudder to think what kind of person would consider her overweight, much less say so. Someone who eats “crazy pills” instead of real food maybe? [Vogue]
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Remember those Louis Vuitton bunny ears from 2009? Well, two women at New York magazine got their hands on a pair of them and took their new stylish ears out for a test-drive. For starters, the ears, when you first get them, are way bigger and somewhat less easy to style than you might think. But after the ladies twist their ear origami into the proper shapes — bat wings and bunny ears — they set off down the streets of New York City to find out what the people think. Mostly, their large LV ears don’t garner as much as a second glance. The strongest reaction they get is from two little girls who crow and yelp at the sight of them. Apparently, only Madonna can wear Louis Vuitton rabbit ears to proper effect. [The Cut] Keep reading »
Milan/Paris-based photographer Enzo dal Verme (he’s shot for Vanity Fair, l’Uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, Grazia, Elle, etc.) has shot a series of bald women in a new gallery called “Bald is Beautiful.” All of the subjects have alopecia, have gone through chemo or are just happier without hair, says Verme, who interestingly goes on to remark: “A group of American bald women got together with the idea to redefine the concept of beauty. Men can be blond, brown, red, white and … bald. Every single magazine (about 20) that saw the story refused to publish it with the very same motivation: those pictures might clash with the feminine ideal supported by the advertisers.” Certainly the magazines’ loss—these women are truly beautiful hairless and as they are. Check out more of his photos, after the jump! Keep reading »