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No, I’m Not Pregnant—That’s Just A Muffin Top

One summer during college when I worked at coffee shop, a man with special needs—I think he had Down’s Syndrome—used to come up by the cash register and chat with me all the time. We were shooting the breeze one day and I was standing with my pelvis leaning against the counter, sort of slumped forward. He looked down at my stomach and asked me, “Jessica, are you pregnant?” My eyes widened and I stood ramrod straight, sucking in my belly. “Nooo! I’m not pregnant!” I shrieked. His face flushed with embarrassment and he apologized profusely. And I, of course, felt like an ass for making him feel bad.

Flash forward to Sunday afternoon on a shopping trip to Sephora, when the cashier ringing up my Bliss Spa Best Of Skintentions moisturizer looked down at my stomach and exclaimed, “Awww, are you pregnant?”

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I’m Taking A Polish Break—Why You Should, Too

Just last night I decided it was time for a change—I am going to go completely bare … on my toes. That’s right, for the first time all spring and summer (and, well, fall), I made the conscious decision to take off the polish on my toes and not replace it with a new coat. This is big news, and I can’t remember the last time I went without on my toes (my fingers are regularly without polish—I’m way too chip-prone to get OCD about ‘em). Wanna know why? Because it’s actually good for your fingernails and toenails to take a break. That and … during my last pedicure, I noticed my toenails were turning a not-so-pleasant shade of yellow. Keep reading »

Skinny Jeans—For Less Than 10 Bucks!

Forever 21 has just released a pair of dark wash, one-percent stretch skinny jeans for $9.50. Yes, $9.50. (I’ve been known to spend more on lunch!) Got to say, they’ve got the right amount of spandex stretch to be flattering, are in a great, go-anywhere wash and, on the model at least, look to be the best length for all the insane heels we’re crushing on these days. What do you think, too good to be true? If anyone hits up Forever 21, I’m begging you to try ‘em on and report back! [Lucky via Racked] Keep reading »

Style Face-Off: Divas Take Monday Night Football

Where I come from, there is a pretty standard uniform for football games, and it does not include white silk jumpsuits, or tight white pants paired with sparkly custom-fit jerseys. This is mostly a precautionary measure, as it’s easy to get sloshed with beer and messy foods like burgers and hot dogs. Apparently, this does not apply to “divas” like Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan, who showed up to Monday Night Football in Miami last night looking like they had never heard of the sport. (At least Estefan looks semi-appropriate for the event.) Huh. [Miami, 10/13/09] Keep reading »

Hair Model Citizen: Sweet As Apple Pie

“Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera was having an exceptionally good hair day at the “Save the Children” benefit last night in Soho, New York City. She skipped the way messy bedhead trend in favor of something a little more formal, but still managed to look cute and age-appropriate. To get the look: Blow-dry hair; separate the top layer on the crown; work in a bit of volumizer, like Matrix Amplify Full Body Texturizer; and use a rat-tailed comb to create some lift. Tie with a hair band — it doesn’t have to look perfect — then use a flat-iron to make the ends look silky smooth like they do here, which is a nice contrast to the more textured crown. Hairspray optional. Keep reading »

Caught With Your Spanx On

Here’s an interesting dilemma some of you may have experienced before: What do you do when you find yourself in a surprise make-out session and happen to be wearing the modern-day chastity belt known as Spanx? For Salon writer, Sarah Hepola, the answer is to fess up the moment his hand gets close to home. “If I’d known we were gonna make out,” she uttered to her newest — and unexpected — paramour this past Friday, as his hand edged closer to the “unmistakable elastic roadblock,” “I so totally would not have worn Spanx.” Oops! But what she discovered while wearing the unfortunate undergarment during a most inopportune time was a reminder that sex isn’t so much about perfection as it is about surprise — namely, the surprise of what’s underneath a person’s clothes, and, most importantly, his or her public exterior. Keep reading »

Now 3-Year-Olds Have Better Wardrobes Than You!

And now for the latest in vomit-inducing trends: personal shoppers for toddlers. Over in the U.K., the Daily Mail reports that big-time department stores like Harrods and Harvey Nichols have come to specialize in the growing field of baby fashion, which has mothers clamoring for tiny Uggs, miniature Dior blazers, and Fendi scarves. These moms, however, don’t want to deal with the oh-so onerous task of dressing their kids themselves, so they’ve enlisted the services of personal shoppers at sky-high prices—Harrods clients must spend a minimum of about $4,000.

What does a mom get out of one of these style consultations? Here’s an excerpt where a stylist advises a black sequin mini-dress: “This is fabulous, but we’ll have to see how the color works — that complexion is begging for pinks and purples.” Naturally. Who are these people? Keep reading »

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Maryann Forrester From “True Blood”

Didn’t you just love to hate Maryann Forrester in season two of “True Blood“? Author Charlaine Harris has one helluva imagination, but it was creator/executive producer Alan Ball who brought Maryann to life. Even though she was a rather annoying villain (surprisingly, though, she was less annoying than Sookie Stackhouse), none of this season would have been possible without Maryann’s maenad craziness. So why not celebrate “He who comes” by dressing like his bride for Halloween? Just remember to periodically raise your arms and quiver? How to get the look, after the jump!

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Why Do Women Wear Shoes That Hurt Them?

Pipeline has an excellent round-up of the craziest shoes seen on the catwalks this season. We’ve profiled several here previously, including Alexander McQueen’s 10-inch armadillos and Prada’s plastic Cinderella slippers. Also featured are the Marc Jacobs furry flats (ugh), the Givenchy zebra-striped platforms (wild), and the Galliano stacked-balls heels (love, on right). The other day, NYTimes.com asked several fashion and foot “experts” a simple question: Why do women love shoes that hurt them? Because they’re so friggin’ awesome. [Pipeline] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Models — They’re Just Not Like Us!

This Portugal Fashion Week runway creation by Portuguese designer Vitor is perfect for the model who is not very, very hungry, but very, very thirsty. [10/10/09, Portugal] Keep reading »

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