At last! We finally know what Michelle Obama, our new First Lady, chose to wear on Inauguration Day. Starting the day in a sparkly “lemongrass” colored shift dress and matching coat by Cuban-American designer Isabel Toledo, Mrs. Obama received mixed reviews from fashion critics. Find out what the fashionistas had to say after the jump. Keep reading »
Every so often, I like to visit this website that sells some of the most extreme shoes that you have ever laid eyes on, some of which are stripper shoes, because pole dancers like their stilettos crazy. In addition to the fact that several are eight inches high and upwards, some glow in the dark, there’s ones with built-in tip jars, and a few include rubber duckies. And you thought those gold spiked Louboutins were hardcore. But it wasn’t until my most recent visit that I found the men’s section. Therein I discovered the mind-boggling pair you see here. The model is “Pimp.” Fake cheetah fur! A see-through, 3-1/2-inch, liquid-infused heel! That contains swimming plastic gold fish! I don’t think life gets any better than this. Except for maybe the elf shoes. If you showed up for a blind date, and the guy was wearing these shoes, what would you do? Keep reading »
Forget collecting newspaper clippings of President Barack Obama and his family. Yes We Can tells the story of Obama’s journey to the White House from when he was an unknown junior senator from Illinois. Photographer Scout Tufankjian followed Obama throughout his two year campaign and Yes We Can features more than 200 photos of the most intense moments and ecstatic receptions for the young politician. This photo book not only documents a historical moment in our history, but it also can document your personal experience during the presidential campaign because you can personalize the book jacket with your own photo. [$29.95, powerHouse Books] Keep reading »
Michelle Obama’s expressions seemed a little softer this weekend. That’s because she underwent an eyebrow makeover. After bloggers warned that her eyebrows could cost her husband the election and pundits like Bill O’Reilly said her intense look was too angry or severe, Obama got the message that her brows needed to be revamped. Obama’s makeup artist, Ingrid Grimes-Myles, is willing to take all the blame because she said her personal aesthetic is a high arch, so she trained Obama’s brows to grow in that shape. Then in late summer, the criticism over the brows reached critical mass and the makeup artist took note, bringing the brows down and training them to grow in that direction, instead. To groom Obama’s brows, Grimes-Myles uses Tweezerman tweezers and a combo of brow powders and pencils. [ChicagoTribune.com] Keep reading »
Victoria has two secrets. One for the sexy and sleek vixen who has come to embody the brand. And another for the sexy and comfy collegiate represented by the PINK line, which favors comfy sweats, hoodies and T-shirts over garter belts and corsets. Now HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) students are being let in on the PINK secret. Victoria’s Secret has added an HBCU collection, featuring Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Howard University, North Carolina A&T State University and Southern University, to its arsenal of college inspired apparel. This may seem like a frivolous exploit to some, but it might actually point to a more significant trend occurring in the United States. Keep reading »
Every time I’m wearing a short dress and getting out of a cab, I have to focus on how to exit the car gracefully without exposing my own so adorable Forever 21 undies. The video about will help, but something tells me Britney, Lindsay, and Paris need it way, way more. Keep reading »
Lucy Rowlands is a 24-year-old, UK-based jewelry designer who makes wearable artworks. Her Oral Examination Device is a ring with a mirror attachment that comes with a set of instructions and enables its wearer to expose the interior of her oral cavity to others. “Be prepared for any adverse reaction from onlookers, as the revelation of such an intimate area may promote feelings of shock, disgust, arousal or otherwise.” Her Lollipop Gag combines a real lollipop and a pair of oversized, lacquered red lips; when you’re done sucking the lollipop, you can wear the lips. And her Good for You/Bad for You syringe pins are more Alice in Wonderland than heroin chic. Find out more about Lucy and her work at her blog: The Magpie and the Marble.
Photos used with permission of Lucy Rowlands at LucyRowlands.co.uk. Keep reading »
Sometimes genius strikes when you least expect it. Like when you’re on your way home from work, and you realize you can’t feel your legs because just one thin pair of tights is protecting them from 30-degree temperatures and wind out the wazoo. I was in this situation just last week, and it occurred to me that I should be wearing more than one pair of tights. Sure, you can double up on black, but pairing crocheted tights with brightly colored ones is the most fun your legs are going to have all winter.
Crocheted Leaflet Tights, $12, FredFlare.com
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Ever wanted to look as beautiful as a Queen?! Well, the grand dame of drag from down under, Dame Edna, has created a limited edition line of make up for MAC. From her tongue in cheek Varicose Violet Nail Laquer to her turquoise Royal Tour Eye Trio, the colors are bold and well, fierce- just like colorful personality herself. Rrrrawr! Encased in special lavender rhinestone cover with her iconic glittery glasses, the Kanga-Rouge hot pink lipstick will make your mouth a real spectacle! [$14, MAC Cosmetics]
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Your closet may be the size of shoebox, but that’s no excuse for a T-shirt avalanche every time you try to get dressed. If every sweater, skirt, pant, and shoe is in its place, you’ll actually be able to see what you have, which means better outfits. We asked fashion editor Kelley Culp, who’s styled everyone from the Gossip Girls and Rachel Bilson to Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Chloë Sevigny, how she organizes her closet. Here’s how she keeps her million articles of clothing in order… Keep reading »