During the recent couture week in Paris, designer Elie Saab showed an entirely white collection, which included matte ivory eyeshadow surrounding the models’ eyes. Sure, they looked a little like aliens or the White Witch from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but I tried out some of the stuff, and without any coaxing, my friends started complimenting me on how fresh and awake I looked.
If you’d prefer more of a fairy goddess look than extreme runway style, follow Lily Allen’s lead and use a shimmering white. Whether you want to surround your eyes like she did or just apply a smidge on your lid is your call. Keep reading »
I was once in a yoga class where two girls who had never taken a class before didn’t realize they needed special clothes. Watching them attempt a half-pigeon in their jeans was not only painful, but also embarrassing. Now, however, things are different thanks to the invention of yoga jeans, brought to you by Second Clothing. Apparently, the downward dog-friendly pants have been around for a while, but are only just catching on. Keep reading »
Getting the so-hot-right-now menswear trend right without literally looking like a cross-dresser can be hard. Too often we try to master slouchy and just end up baggy, (a la Katie Holmes bf jeans misfire). Here’s how to rock it and still look like a chick. A really hot chick. Keep reading »
While hats are known for cleverly covering bald spots, in these Dimetto ads, they’re full on bush blockers. Click after the jump to see the full shebang. Who knows if the Paris unisex haberdasher is sick of making headwear, but they certainly found a way to turn heads! Something tell us that no matter where those hats rest, they look damn good. So ladies, here it is, the fresh lingerie look from Europe—a crotch cap. How do you say “sexy” in French? [Copyranter]
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Have you spent far too much time checking out street style sites like The Sartorialist, angstily wondering why it’s that girl and not you mugging for Scott Schuman’s famous lens? If so, the time has come to ditch the voyeur role and become the stalked. Style blog Refinery 29 has put together a handy dandy table to show you exactly how. With helpful tips like “pile on” expensive accessories, smoke a cigarette in Soho or ride a vintage bike, it’s your one stop shop on the road to internet fashion fame.
Not really into all the effort but want to be momentarily e-famous nonetheless? There are a couple of shortcut options: being “model pretty” or an old, rich European man. Easy, right? Check out the full chart here. Keep reading »
Want to make a cheap, easy, and delicious dessert? Crêpes, the traditional French pancakes, are perfect to impress your dinner guests. But before we begin, a little lesson in pronunciation. The e in the word is said like eh: krehps. If you can get a bit of a throaty roll on the r. It’s not craypes. Nor is it craps. Let’s hope your dish doesn’t end up tasting like the latter.
After the jump, a recipe, plus ideas for fun fillings both savory and sweet! Keep reading »
Urban Outfitters is having a mega sale online right now and there’s tons of cool and cute stuff under $10. We know the economy is in the crapper right now, but occasionally a gal deserves a treat. For the more OCD among us, get crackin’ on your Christmas shopping a lil’ early. I’m sure tie dye leggings and breakfast floss will be the IN stocking stuffers of 2009. Ten under $10, after the jump… Keep reading »
Duct tape wallets usually sound like a brave idea, but tend to turn out sticky, ugly, and rather useless. We love this Poketo Duct Tape Wallet because at $20 a pop, not only is it affordable and indestructible, but oh-so-good-looking. The wallets are designed by artists from all over the world, and each is screen printed with a different work of art. We almost like reading the bios of the artists as much as buying the actual product. The name comes from one of the creators’ grandmothers and her mispronunciation of the word “pocket.” Thus Poketo, or as the grandmother would say “poh-kay-toe,” was born. These wallets fit right into our pockets for our own personal traveling art-show entertainment. [$20, Poketo] Keep reading »
Ugh, I always manage to be “that girl” at the party, whether I’m drinking or someone else is drinking somehow wine spills onto my clothes. Thanks to my mom though I know that if I grab some salt from the kitchen I can scrub it out before the stain sets. After talking to a few of my other mom’s friends and neighbors I’ve rounded up some homemade beauty secrets that have been passed down from moms to daughter over the years.
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Behold Cassie 2.0. After shaving the side of her head, the singer has added lines to make it even edgier — or sillier — depending on your point of view. Personally, I’m not into it or any of her recent risque attempts to remain relevant. She’s pretty, mildly talented, and allegedly dating a rich guy (perhaps you’ve heard of him? Sean “Puffy” Combs?), so why won’t she just relax? [Is there something wrong with me that I kind of like it? -- Editor] Keep reading »