Confession time: I have officially become a sweater. Not a soft chenille one that you wear on a cold day — quite the opposite, actually. This summer, I have become a sweaty mess in NYC’s consistent 90 degree weather. The very first day I noticed a bit of … moisture in my underarm area, I was quite surprised. I never considered myself to be a sweaty person. But after a few consecutive days of feeling wet and icky and noticing an unfamiliar (and unpleasant — damn this is hard to admit) scent radiating from my underam area, I knew I had a problem. I began my conquest to find the perfect antiperspirant/deodorant combo and I have finally settled in the land of (gasp!) aerosol deodorant. Before you kill me on the environmental harm I’m causing by using an aerosol product, just know that I believe offensive body odor is just as harmful to the Earth. Here are the top reasons I use it, and which brands I love and hate. Keep reading »
“I don’t think I ever fully realized what a human body is capable of doing. But I think I was also, in a beautiful way, incredibly naive. I believed that I could do anything. I never for one moment thought that I couldn’t do it. I believe in hard work. In self-drive and self-worth. I’m a huge foodie, I love food. But when people say, ‘I can’t lose weight’, no no no, you can. Your body can do everything and anything, you just have to want to do it.”
–Mila Kunis, on how she lost weight for “Black Swan.” Kunis also previously said that she was freaked out by the intense weight loss she experienced while training for “Swan.” In November 2010, she said, “It was the most intense training I’ve ever had in my life, and probably will have for anything. I lost 20 pounds, so I went down to 95 pounds. I weigh 117 usually, like today. I looked like Gollum.” She further went on to criticize Hollywood for perpetuating such unrealistic images of beauty. “I could see why this industry is so f*cked up, because … I would literally look at myself in the mirror and I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ I had no shape, no boobs, no ass … all you saw was the bone. I was like, ‘This looks gross.’ Man, it took me five months to lose 20 pounds, but it took me just five days — days! — to gain it all back.” So Kunis no doubt understands that taking off weight, and looking and being healthy are NOT the same thing. Right Mila? Right? [Dlisted] Keep reading »
About six months ago, my naturally curly locks entered a fussy phase. My hair has always been a delicate ecosystem, but some unidentified hormonal, dietary, or environmental shift had caused it to change from uniformly unruly to lopsidedly bizarre. Essentially, I looked like a frizzy mess except for one stubborn greasy patch directly above my right eye. I had no desire to become the poster child for “combination hair,” and spent a lot of time glaring at my reflection while muttering expletives. Keep reading »
Recently, a big stink has been made about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, bringing back nude hosiery. Now, you couldn’t pay me a million spacebucks to wear nude pantyhose — it freaks me out and reminds me of my 5th grade teacher Bobbie Jo Hibben who was obsessed with matching every aspect of her outfit. But the trend did pique my interest enough to check out the line that Ms. Middleton is supposedly rocking. Italian brand Philippe Matignon is not yet launched in the U.S., but the brand can be found at Urban Outfitters and select retailers — and they’ve just launched a collection of sheer stockings and socks. We fell in love with these thigh-high fishnets, and can’t wait until we’re able to purchase more from the collection when their U.S. retail site goes live on September 1. Middleton’s nude look notwithstanding, Matignon is here to stay.
We’re all for multi-functional fashion, but this new trend that one of our favorite street style sites, Chictopia, is advocating makes us scratch our heads. According to the site, the blogosphere is going crazy for long-sleeve shirts transformed into skirts without any sewing. The collar becomes the waistband, and the sleeves are tied around the waist. There’s power in taking style risks — one special look can get a style geek on the fashion icon list in a heartbeat. But it seems counterproductive to make a shirt-as-skirt look avant garde, instead of thrown on, which seems to be the trend’s very point. Check out a few more examples of the look in practice, after the jump… [Chictopia] Keep reading »
Just in case your lover doesn’t know what to do with his equipment while visiting the southern hemisphere, let vajazzling guide the way! This mons pubis road map will lead the lucky lad to the main attraction. Or not. [Bread Came Sliced] Keep reading »