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5 Sewing Projects For Those Of Us Who Suck At Sewing

Sewing Projects For Those Of Us Who Suck At Sewing
I am a fairly hopeless seamstress. It’s not for lack of trying: I have a sewing machine, a number of how-to books, and I even took sewing lessons from my great aunt for awhile (which ended when I broke her sewing machine for the third time and she started not-so-accidentally poking me in the legs with pins). If you have access to a sewing machine but lack the skills to do much more than sew a (mostly) straight line, here are few easy project ideas that can safely fulfill your crafting needs. Good luck!

Andrej Pejic Says His Looks Are “Personal”

“The way I need to look, it’s a very personal thing. When I started experimenting, it was to make myself feel happy, to look in the mirror and be satisfied. I never did drag or anything like that. It was always that I wanted to be pretty, to look beautiful, as a girl would want to … In this society, if a man is called a woman, that’s the biggest insult he could get. Is that because women are considered something less?”

–Gender-bending model Andrej Pejic on his androgynous looks. I find it fascinating that Pejic says that he needs to look the way that he does — it highlights that, for transgender people, the desire to dress or perform as one gender identity or another isn’t simply a matter of dress up, but one of necessity. Pejic also says that he doesn’t ever mind being mistaken for a woman, despite the idea that men typically balk at being called female, and brings up an interesting hypothesis as to why. [NYMag] Keep reading »

Dressing Cats Up In Costumes Is Animal Torture I Can Get Behind

For the past 15 years, the storied Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan has hosted a cat fashion show, in honor of its famed housecat, Matilda. This year’s fashion show brought out a wide array of well-coiffed kitties, dressed to the nine-lives (BARF) in the finest cat costume creations their crazy owners could find. Of course, there’s nothing more displeasing to a cat than being shoved fluff first into a cat-sized version of a party dress. And that’s what makes the Algonquin’s fashion show that much more enjoyable to watch. After the jump, some additional participants in this year’s stroll down the runway. Keep reading »

Wheel Of High-Heeled Fortune

Not having enough room for my shoes (or my clothes or my cosmetics or my anything) in my small studio is a major source of stress in my life, because in addition to being a shopaholic, I am also moderately OCD. Thankfully, Rakku Designs has come to my rescue. They invented the handy-dandy Shoe Wheel, which can store up to 30 pairs of shoes (including high heels!) in small, attractive, and user-friendly packaging. It’s a little pricey at almost 60 bones, especially when you consider that I will now have the closet space to buy even more kicks.

[$54.99 Target]

Rachel Zoe And I Agree That Sneakers Suck

“I like flats and I adore a high heel, but I don’t love a kitten heel. It’s neither here nor there. And the one shoe I will never wear is sneakers.”

–New mom and style czarina Rachel Zoe on her hatred of kitten heels and sneakers. I am so with you on this one. Unless I am on the soccer field or at the gym (I am never at the gym), you will never catch me in a rubber soled sneaker shoe type jawn. [FYI, I had to look up the word "jawn." Apparently, it's a slang word people from Philly -- aka Julie -- use that means "thing." Like "joint" in New York or whatever. -- Editor] Nuh-uh. [People Style Watch] Keep reading »

We’re Breaking Up: You Showed Up At The Club In A Baby Tee

Dear Boyfriend,

You already don’t have a job, don’t pay the bills, and don’t take me out — which makes you a metaphorical baby. So when you went out and bought this asinine baby body tee from Fred Flare and wore your baby-ness on your sleeve, I reached my friggin’ limit. Don’t Captain my Tenille, I know what’s up. You are never going to grow up. Never. Leave my house keys on the table. Smell you and your pet ferret later. We’re breaking up!

Toodles!

Julie Keep reading »

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