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Guy Sells Engagement Ring On Craigslist — For $1!

What do you do when an engagement goes sour? If you’re one anonymous guy in Iowa, you put the ring up for sale on Craigslist, for a dollar. According to the post, which has since been removed by the author (most likely due to the high volume of interest):

“A jeweler and I designed the ring in 2009 for an amazing woman. She wore it during our engagement, an engagement that we ended a bit ago with great regret. A grad student, I know I should be selling it so as to buy groceries and fill the laundromat washing machine with quarters. Like most students I’m living pretty hand-to-mouth. Yet there’s something about treating this token of deep love like a used car that feels wrong, feels like a violation of everything beautiful about the world that drew this woman and I together in the first place. I joyfully put my pennies away for months so she could wear this. Knowing that a lot of us are struggling to pay the bills right now, I’m hoping that the gift of this ring might make it easier for another couple to begin a life together.”

Here’s hoping this guy finds true love with someone new. [Racked] Keep reading »

Adventures In Bad Marketing: Would You Trade A Date For A New Pair Of Shoes?

There is nothing at all creepy about trading yourself like so much chattel in exchange for a pretty pair of new shoes, right? Right. Good, because that’s exactly the big idea behind Chocolate Sole Lounge’s new “Get a Man and Get a Gorgeous Shoe” program.” Chocolate Sole Lounge is a direct marketer that offers women the chance to buy shoes during “shoe parties” thrown by their friends (Chocolate Sole Lounge direct sellers). The company’s cheeky tagline reads “Where Your Shoe Fetish Fits,” but it’s doubtful that they’d necessarily want their fetish to be confused with trading sexual favors for new pairs of shoes. Yes, how else can their “get a man” program be understood? As explained via press release: “Men will ditch their usual tactics of “flowers, dinner or drinks” and woo women by indulging in their shoe fetish instead. Men agree to personally select and buy a pair of shoes for the woman he connects with. And the special lady agrees to a meet up again, within 48 hours, wearing the shoes he bought her.”

So in this case, the implied monetary exchange for company thing that happens in traditional dating will be replaced by an explicit monetary exchange for company mandate. Sounds a little bit like shoe prostitution to us. [Chocolate Soul Lounge] Keep reading »

Turning Your Brown Eyes Blue

Well, technically, I’m keeping my brown eyes brown (I like them that way) but want to experiment with lining them in blue. Nars’ larger than life long-wear eyeliner in “Rue Saint-Honore” should add some drama to my fall face, making my natural eye color pop. Cobalt here I come.

[$23.00 Nars Cosmetics]

When A Label Knockoff Is Much More Than A Rip-Off

Most tourists that visit New York know that if you want a Coach bag, but don’t want to pay Coach prices, you can head down to Chinatown and buy a Coach knockoff for a fraction of the designer price. The counterfeit business is a multimillion dollar illegal industry, and you’d be surprised how many fashionistas are carrying fake Fendis. So, that’s one kind of counterfeiting; but there’s a whole other style of knockoffs — homemade knockoffs.

Not long ago, artist Luis Gispert became obsessed with logo counterfeiters — people who ripped off designer logos and made custom designs with them for their clothing, cars and in some extreme cases, houses. Gispert’s new solo show at New York’s Mary Boone Gallery, titled “Decepcion,” chronicles those logo obsessives, who see their work as more of an homage to the aspirational lifestyle of luxury brands than a desire to pass off their wares as genuine. Keep reading »

New Obsession: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor

I’m not a huge sci-fi or fantasy fan, but almost every time I watch one of these films or look at illustrations lifted from graphic novels from the genre, I get crazy peeved by the stupid costumes they put their female characters in. How are these lady warriors supposed to fight anybody in such skimpy, sexy garb? It just goes to show how much of this stuff is created around the male fantasy . And that’s why the website Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor is so awesome. It specifically collects images of female characters dressed in actual fighting garb. Check it out–and then think about the way you typically see female heroines portrayed, and how much fabric and armor they get to wear. [Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor] Keep reading »

Goblin King Meets Macbook

This amazing decal of David Bowie as the Goblin King instantly transforms a lowly Macbook into a magical scene from the “The Labyrinth,” aka The Best Movie Ever. Ideally it would come with a separate decal depicting that legendary codpiece, but hey, this is a great start. [$23, Stickerman] Keep reading »

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