The Dell Design Studio has just issued Product Red, a new line of laptop covers created by cool artists where part of the proceeds go to the Global Fund to help combat and eliminate AIDS in Africa. Photographer Ben Grieme created a series of beautiful ombre color gradations (like the one above), Klaus Haapaniemi designed whimsical wallpaper-like patterns based on the four seasons, and Takashi Kusui was inspired to create gorgeous abstract prints to “demonstrate the innate energy of the continent of Africa and Mother Earth.” Check out the entire collection here. If you’re in the market for a new computer and/or an art buyer, it’s a worthwhile add-on. [Full disclosure: Ben Grieme is a dear friend of mine and he's rad. And yes, he paid me to write that last bit. Hollah!] Keep reading »
Madonna has been a part of our life basically since we were born. We didn’t listen to her as babies, of course, but back in the ‘80s when we came into the world, the original pop star had already begun to make the music we’ve been enjoying since we got our first Walkman. Madonna’s greatest hits album, Celebration, hit stores this week, and it’s got all the good stuff on there – from “Papa Don’t Preach” to “4 Minutes” featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. Put on one of these shirts that hearken back to Madge’s earlier days, throw on a few black jelly bracelets and maybe a rosary necklace, then gyrate around to your favorite tune. [Celebrate/Madonna, iTunes]
We’re giving away five Madonna Celebration T-Shirts, but you have to work if you want the Material Girl in your closet. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Oct. 2 through Thursday, Oct. 8 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Behold the scent of Kim Kardashian. With her booming reality TV career, it was only a matter of seconds before Kim decided to launch her first fragrance. But she says the perfume creation has been in progress since she was little and she and Kourtney would mix flower petals together in the blender. Yet this scent is way more refined, complete with hints of jasmine, gardenia, and sandalwood. This February Sephora will begin to stock Kim’s perfume, which will cost $16-65. Keep reading »
When I came across this Sportmax bodysuit, it brought back memories of my Grandma Betty: watching her in the bathroom as she’d primp, taking drags off her Benson & Hedges cigarette in between showering her bouffant in V05 hairspray and coating her lips in shimmery orange. Of course, she’d do this all in a bodysuit, usually an unsexy nude undergarment, as well as nude stockings.
Of course, I’m sure many of you have some full-body variety. Although it’s probably more for “special occasions” and not so much for everyday wear. Here’s what you might call a “fashion bodysuit” as it’s both an undergarment and a top. Would you (or do you) wear something like this? Or are panty-tops for Grams only? [My-Wardrobe.com] Keep reading »
Recently, Heidi Montag was spotted reading (yes, reading!) The Da Vinci Code (yes, an actual book, albeit a cheesy one) during her pedicure. It got me thinking: What is your usual pedi M.O.? Do you read the salon mags (that’s my go-to reading material—and I’ve been known to bring in an ice cream cone for a seriously awesome Friday night … yes, I realize that’s potentially lame)? Bring your own book a la Heidi? Do you only read your own magazines from home? Are you typing away on the Crackberry? Or, do you actually stop, and take the time to close your eyes, sit and relax? I’m intrigued! Do tell. Keep reading »
Rachel Zoe‘s large-sunglassed visage has become a ubiquitous image. Her tent dresses are recognizable from yards away. And that mane of wavy blond hair has been copied by Midwesterners and starlets alike. Why not add to all the Zoe worship on Halloween by being her? But you’ve kind of got to take it to the hilt. Here’s how … Keep reading »
There’s something about NYC fall weather that makes us want to wear preppy outfits, even though we’ve been out of school for years and are miles away from the nearest Ivy League college. Today, Amelia, Catherine, and I were able to stay true to our personal styles, despite rocking the same back-to-school trend. Amelia made her coral dress less girly by adding her new favorite blazer, patterned tights and two-tone riding boots. She looks like the senior we all wanted to be when we were freshmen. Catherine went the casual route with dark-wash skinny jeans, ballet flats, and a chambray button-down shirt. And I can’t forget her signature cardi (in a blazer-style cut today). My outfit is kind of a fluke because everything else I tried on this morning didn’t work. Catherine and I are dressed very similarly, but I dressed my version up by rocking my animal-print pumps (now that it’s cold enough for calf hair). And yes, that’s the same cap I’ve been wearing for the past week because I haven’t had the time to wash my hair. Keep reading »
Unlike this model at Bernhard Willhelm’s Spring/Summer 2010 show, I will not be wearing a plant on my head this fall, next spring, or any season. You? [10/2/09, Paris] Keep reading »
What the heck is a Lipstick Tomboy? According to Clutch Magazine, a Lipstick Tomboy is a woman who is the opposite of the “girly girl” and is “clean, stylish and confident living by their own definition of womanliness.” The Lipstick Tomboy doesn’t care about trends and wears clothing that suits her body instead of what the fashion world dictates. OK, that sounds like most of the women I know, but writer Sky Obercam gives more details on this type of woman, and, it turns out, a Lipstick Tomboy simply sounds like a lazy woman who doesn’t mind looking like crap on a daily basis. She doesn’t own an iron, has holes in her clothing (that could easily be mended), has spots on her clothes, and leaves her eyebrows ungroomed. I also think the Lipstick Tomboy would be too lazy to put on lipstick. Keep reading »
There are some things that you would think wouldn’t follow you into adulthood. Fear of the dark, a love for Disneyland, jelly sandals. One of the more annoying ones: acne. Seriously, isn’t that supposed to be one of those things that just scars your high school experience? Waking up to see new pimples when you’re in your 20s? Gah!
If you’re like me, you’ve been plagued with acne since a teenager, and while it’s not as severe as say, those scary Proactive commercials, it’s an issue that’s persisted into your adult years despite your attempts to solve the problem. Considering Accutane? Read on to find out about my experience.
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