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Fried Food Grease Makes Cute Soap And Candles!

Restaurants produce plenty of waste, even the super fancy ones. Luckily, restaurant by-products are being put to good use. While the more typical thing to do with grease is to use it to fuel biodiesel cars, Further Soap uses it to make chic candles and soaps. Further’s products aren’t made from any ol’ restaurant grease though. Only the finest for them! Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton’s restaurant Mozza supplies the company with their oily crap, which gets made into hand soap and candles that smell like bergamot, olive, and exotic grasses. Who would have guessed old grease could be used to make such tasteful items? [Further Soap via Luxist] Keep reading »

Sneak Peek: Stella McCartney Sunglasses

When it comes to Stella McCartney, our personal philosophy is she can do no wrong, besides lower her prices a ton. First there was all that athletic wear, then fragrance, and now, Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter is expanding her collection to include sunglasses. The shades starts at $180 and go up to $250 — look for them to drop at Stella McCartney stores worldwide and online later on this year. Maybe it’s tough to love these at first sight, but take a second look and you’ll see their beauty: sleek, simple and sophisticated, much like McCartney herself. [FabSugar] Keep reading »

Cobbler Vs. New Shoes: Which Is The Better Value?

Thinking I was being smart with my money, I recently took three pairs of black high heels to my local shoe repair man to get them gussied up. All of them were in pretty sad condition—the heels worn down to the metal screw, soles thin, and scuffs all around. (FYI, these shoes weren’t anything super fancy, just good and basic Banana Republic and Nine West.) Keep reading »

Win Valentino’s “Last Emperor” DVD–With A Vintage Valentino Dress Thrown In

Someone please hand the geniuses behind this contest a cookie. Seriously! The teams behind Decades, the LA-based vintage couture boutique, and Phase 4 Films have linked up for a one-of-a-kind contest we’re sure you will be interested in: “Win a Valentino Gown with Valentino: The Last Emperor DVD Sweepstakes.” To celebrate the release of “Valentino: The Last Emperor” on DVD and Blu-ray, the dynamic duo are giving one lucky contestant the opportunity to get the DVD plus a vintage Valentino Dress. That’s right, you can kick back in couture, watch Valentino‘s life unfold on screen and pretend you are at your very own premiere. To enter the contest (which starts today!), submit your name, details and contact information to: valentinodvdcontest@phase4films.com. We don’t suggest that you email more than one entry (that disqualifies you from winning most contests), but we can’t say we blame you for trying either. [ValentinoMovie.com] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Trish McEvoy’s Lip Primer

I’d never heard of lip primer before I saw Trish McEvoy’s sleek black tube of the stuff. Face primer? Yes. Eyelid primer? Of course. But never lip primer. Naturally, we assumed it had to be some sort of miraculous well-kept secret and became rather inquisitive. Curious enough, in fact, to waste $22 on what turned out to be essentially glorified chapstick in a good-looking vessel. Keep reading »

Crave: Charles & Marie Bling Band Aid

Back in the day, if you got a scrape, things got all better once a Miss Piggy or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Band-Aid was placed on your boo-boo. Now, that doesn’t quite do the trick.

Reclaim your childhood joy with something a bit more grown-up — Bling Band Aids. Each bandage is adorned with four Swarovski crystals. Pick from three colors: white, red, or pink. You could wear one on your face for fun, as this model does, but we think they’d be just as cute covering your real nicks and scrapes. [$12, Charles & Marie]
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Topless Rihanna Does Extreme Couture

Dayum, girl! Here’s a first look at Rihanna‘s much-hyped layout for Vogue Italia shot by Steven Klein: “Extreme Couture.” Last week, we showed you the cover. Now, we’ve got the spread. Shot in black, white, and platinum, with a lone streak of turquoise, these are some of the boldest, most beautiful pics of Rihanna that we’ve seen thus far. After the jump, more images, and RiRi rocks the pasties. [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Keri Russell’s Field Jacket

Keri Russell was spotted out and about in Brooklyn this weekend, and while we couldn’t help but notice her white canvas slip-ons (our summer obsession), we think her army green field jacket would be perfect on a cool fall day. In fact, Amelia paired one with a printed blue and maroon dress today, which toned down the dress and ensured that the jacket didn’t look too “Army.” Check out six of our favorite utility jackets after the jump. Keep reading »

Website Proves That Some Boobs Are Jigglier Than Others

As those of us proud owners know, sometimes the boob jiggle factor can be really annoying during strenuous activities. Well, a New Zealand sports bra company, Shock Absorber, is combating jiggle one pair at a time. On their website, they have a very strange bounce-o-meter feature where you type in your cup size, select your activity level, and watch those girls shake. The big selling point? It shows you the jiggle factor of the girls in three states—-naked jiggle, with regular bra, and with a Shock Absorber sports bra. Sold! [Buzzfeed]

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Naomi Campbell Says Minority Models Are Unwanted In Recession

Naomi Campbell has continued to work as a supermodel despite being 39, but even though she’s been able to defy fashion industry norms, she says black and other models of color are having a tough time in the recession. “This year, we have gone back all the way that we had advanced,” she told The Telegraph. “I don’t see any black woman, or of any other race, in big advertising campaigns.” Naomi says Italian Vogue‘s Black Issue last summer “made some noise,” but didn’t actually cause any changes in how often minority models are booked. “People, in the panic of the recession, don’t dare to put a girl of colour in their campaign, full stop,” she added. “Nor of any other race. It’s a shame. It’s very sad.”

Naomi has been in the fashion biz for a loooong time, so she’s seen a lot, but is she just talking out of her butt with this attack? I mean, black, Hispanic, and Asian models have always taken a back seat to white models, so what’s so different during the recession? Keep reading »

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