Ah, Valentine’s Day. For some it’s a day of love and affection, for others a cruel reminder of their single status or another “Hallmark holiday.” That’s why most of us prefer to keep our Valentines subtle. Red roses at work? Romantic. Giant teddy bear the size of a small state? Not so much.
Admittedly, I am possibly the only person on the planet who will openly admit to loving the holiday so many others love to despise. It’s cheesy, yes. For many, it’s yet another reminder that they need a table for one in a world of two-seaters. Even so, there are things even I would rather not receive in public.
Like a singing telegram. From a man dressed as Cupid. In a diaper.
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Vanessa Paradis is one of Karl Lagerfeld’s muses, which is why I think she felt she could get away with wearing such a casual look for the Chanel fashion show in Paris this week. Whatever, I think it makes for an excellent weekend outfit for us regular Janes. Click onward to see how to get it the faux Chanel way. Keep reading »
I have a weakness for H&M. But going to the store can be pure hell between the crowds, the thumping music, and the epic fitting room lines. So I’ve always been annoyed that the retailer hasn’t offered online shopping for U.S. costumers—I mean, they have it in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Well, now Americans are being invited to the party. The company tweeted earlier today, “Good morning is an understatement! H&M has decided to have online shopping in the U.S. at the turn of the year 2011/2012.” Nice. Here’s hoping two of our other favorites—Zara and Club Monaco (who sells a few pieces through Shopbop.com)—get the memo and start allowing us to online shop soon. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
I am a lip balm connoisseur. I am over Cherry Chapstick and love it when I find something with a more unusual flavor. So I am very excited about these TokyoMilk Dark Lip Elixirs that come in flavors like Salted Caramel, Absinthe, and Smoked Salt. I opted for the Clove Cigarette flavor, and it’s gloriously spicy. And—bonus—it doesn’t give you lung cancer. [Nylon, TokyoMilk] Keep reading »
I am a complete kitchen ignoramus, but I have fanciful dreams of becoming a top chef. I may have to lower my expectations just a tad but I am still determined to learn how to cook. After the jump some stylish and affordable cooking supplies to get me started.