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Don’t Jerk(y) Me Around

Design student Nancy Wu loves Chanel–and the sweet taste of beef jerky. And she combined the two in one delectable Chanel beef jerky couture item. C’est magnifique! [Foodiggity] Keep reading »

We All Scream For (Cold!) Ice Cream

Jamie Oliver might not approve of noshing ice cream straight from the pint. Then again, Aunt Flo never visits Jamie once a month, does she? With the summer months fast approaching, a girl’s got to do her best to keep Cherry Garcia from melting into a drippy, sticky mess. But this ingenious ice cream pint chiller will keep your cold carton encased in aluminum while you stuff your face — and save you the trouble of washing an extra bowl. It’s perfect for those nights when ice cream won’t last outside the freezer longer than Britney’s Vegas marriage. (Tampons and “The Notebook” DVD sold separately.)

[$19.95 Bisou Boutique]

Cheesburger, Cheeseburger, Nail Nail Nail

Darling nail and burger blogger Bret is stealing our hearts, one shiny, grease-dripping nail at a time. His blog, Burgers and Nails, is just that: great nails, and delicious burgers. Do you really need anything else? (Maybe some Tom Selleck, a waterfall and a sandwich?) [Burgers and Nails] Keep reading »

Do Not Want: A YSL Bag Made Of Plastic Bags — For $1,720

For a while a few years ago, everywhere you looked you’d see those Anya Hindmarch “I Am Not a Plastic Bag” bags — a cheeky take on environmentalism and sustainability. Now, Yves St. Laurent has their own, rather twisted take on recycling; they’ve created a bag made from plastic bags and manufactured by artisans in Burkina Faso. And it costs $1,720. Called the “Muse Two Artisanal,” YSL says the bag show’s the company’s “commitment to innovation in design and particularly to corporate social responsibility, demonstrated in the initiative’s alliance with a non-profit women’s organization and its use of recycled materials.” But we’d like to know just how much of that immensely high sticker price is making it back to the women who made the bag. [YSL] Keep reading »

Is This Dove Ad Racist?

Look at this advertisement for Dove’s new VisibleCare line. Notice anything “off” about it? I didn’t at first — until rants began appearing around the web claiming that Dove’s model placement seemed suspect. At issue: the African-American model is placed on the “before” side of the ad to signify, say some, that dark skin can be scrubbed into a pleasant white “after” shade. What do you think? Is the model placement merely a coincidence, or do you think Dove’s advertising team needs an attitude adjustment? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

A Chic Cover-Up For All Occasions

As luck would have it — it being Wedding Week and all — I am attending the wedding of a good friend from college this weekend, in the Napa Valley. I know, boo hoo for me, what a pain. What is a pain is that I do not have a cover-up of any sort to go along with the strapless cocktail dress I’m wearing. This is a common conundrum for the average female attending a wedding during the late-Spring. During the actual outdoor ceremony, the weather will be warm enough to go bare-shouldered — but at night, during the reception, the temp is going to take a dip. What’s a gal to wear with a fancy dress when her closet is full of heavy dark blazers and casual cardigans? Not wanting to drop a lot of bones, this softly structured open jacket is the perfect amount of dressy and gentle on the pocketbook. Best of all, it can be rocked with jeans and a T when wedding season is over. Sweet!

[$27.80 Forever 21]
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