We’ve always wanted to be spies, so we adore high-tech gadgets that hide within them something unexpected. Swarovski sells not one but several dressed up USB drives decorated with about a million crystals. The Moon Chrome USB Memory Key is by far the coolest, since it’s the fanciest looking, but, sadly, it has a big price tag ($240) to match. The jump drive attached to our keychain will have to do until we marry James Bond. [Swarovski] Keep reading »
We watched our pregnant friend stuff her face with everything from turkey bacon to barbecue chicken over the weekend. She’s only in her first trimester, but she’s wholeheartedly adopted the misconception that she’s eating for two. We’ve decided to give her Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom’s Healthy Eating Guide by nutrition expert Frances Largeman-Roth, so our preggo buddy can make sure she and the baby are getting proper nutrients. Not only does the book have 70 easy-to-make recipes organized by craving, it also contains a handbook on healthier fast food and yoga tips for pregnant women. Now our friend won’t have an excuse to eat a banana-filled Belgian waffle at 11 p.m. [$10.19, Amazon] Keep reading »
Are you sick of Lady GaGa? We aren’t! Yesterday, the Lady was on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to perform “Poker Face.” Not only was her intro interesting (she starts off sounding like Amy Winehouse and ends up playing the piano while standing on the bench in heels), but her outfit, once again, was exceptional. Her headgear looked like a solar system model, with Lady GaGa’s head as the sun. She paired that with a Britney Spears circa 2001 patchwork denim jumpsuit. Even if you’re not a fan of Lady GaGa’s, you can’t help but appreciate her elaborate costumes. Keep reading »
Mickey Mouse’s ears are iconic, but they’re getting a makeover this year. To celebrate Disneyland Resort Paris’ year-long “Mickey’s Magical Party,” Disney created the My Mickey Ears project, and they’re getting famous folks and fashion designers to redesign Mickey’s iconic ears for an auction to benefit the Great Ormand Street Hospital Children’s Charity in London. Luella Bartley’s are our favorites, but we’re trying to figure out what outfit calls for Mickey ears. Some of the other ears, like Estelle’s and Pearl Lowe’s, are kind of fug, proving these women should stick to what they know best, which is not arts and crafts. [My Fashion Life] Keep reading »
We’re kind of split down the middle when it comes to leggings. Simcha and I love them, and Amelia and Catherine wouldn’t be caught dead in them. But when we saw this leggings-jeans combo from Lee, we all gave a resounding: “Hell, no.” How the Australian division of Lee Jeans describes the Licks line:
“Think leggings, with a zip and a fly. These babies are so slim through the leg that if we hadn’t put a sexy zip in the inseam a normal human girl wouldn’t get them over her foot. They are the ultimate skinny jean — that give you the sleek legging look, with the durability and design features of a jean.”
I’m sorry, but these pants look like a yeast infection waiting to happen. If you’re lucky enough to avoid that, you’ll be embarrassed by the inevitable camel toe. It’s not a hard decision to make: either you want to wear leggings or you want to wear jeans. There’s no need for a combination of the two. Thankfully, Licks haven’t made it to the States, but I’m sure some trend-driven retailer is knocking them off right now. [Fashion Copious via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
As more celebrities say “no” to pants, tights and leggings have become stand-alone articles of clothing. Now, they’re getting accessorized. A couple months ago, we checked out some cool chain-mail stockings, but they appeared to be possibly dangerous. Australian designer James Lillis, who makes the craziest, fanciest tights we’ve ever seen, has come up with a style called “Cages” that cost $120 a pair. The leggings feature gold or silver chains hooked onto them — so it looks like your legs are locked in a cage. You know how your legs feel so fabulous when you take off a pair of tights at the end of the day? They’d probably feel twice as free when you let them out of these leg Cages. [JamesLillis.com via Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »
Originally published in 1924, The Week-End Book, edited by Francis Meynell, is a sort of almanac for free time that’s been re-printed with its original illustrations. Inside, you’ll find guides for identifying flowers, recipes, musical scores for folk songs, etiquette tips, and first aid instructions.
Our favorite part is the “Qualities” chart on the back cover that catalogs your friends’ traits, like beauty, brains, and tact, and helps you remember why you keep hanging out with that always-late friend. In addition to its fun, throwback appeal, the book is lovely (and kinda sentimental) to keep on a side table. [$14, Amazon] Keep reading »
Every year, lovebirds Heidi Klum and Seal renew their vows. Awww.
Yesterday, the happy couple chose a redneck wedding theme with pink lawn flamingos and an Elvis impersonator to perform the “I do’s.” Seal sported a Billy Ray Cyrus mullet, circa “Achy Breaky Heart,” with a plaid cut-off shirt. And Heidi looked cuter than a Little Debbie Swiss Roll slice served with a toothpick, all dressed up and preggers in her white lace gown and beaded cornrows. The dress code alone makes us wish we were invited so we could bust out our awesomest fashion items!
To honor those lowbrow babes who make cheap look rich, here are our top 10 recession-friendly faves. Keep reading »
Here’s some foot for thought: makeup for your feet.
Allyson Carey, a makeup artist for “The Bold And The Beautiful,” has created a line of foot concealers to cover scabs, scars, and corns. T!ntalize ranges in colors from Vanilla Mousse to Chile Chocolate and is sweat and smudge-proof. Even if your tootsies are as moist as your armpits during Bikram yoga, this concealer shouldn’t ruin your socks.
NYMag.com smeared a few of the $15 concealers on the feet of their staff and took pics of T!ntalize’s cake-y results. We think we’ll stick with pedicures, thanks. [T!ntalize, NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Have we been hit so hard by the recession that women have started making tank tops from men’s briefs? We hope not. Keep reading »