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Do Your Hair for Under $20

Bargain shopping for makeup is easy, but it can be a challenge to spend under $20 on traditionally spendy hair products. We tried and tress-ted (ha, sorry) a few little numbers and found a few that make the grade — whether you’re going for high volume or stick straight — but won’t make your wallet cry. Keep reading »

Show Your Eco-Support: “Green” Underthings

As of today, there’s no excuse for wearing those holey, chewed-up underoos we all own. Not only are they not cute, they are slowly and silently killing the planet. (Well, kinda.) Pact, a brand new line of eco-friendly underthings by famed industrial designer Yves Behar, is upping the, er, (p)ante on Victoria and her secrets. Not only do 10 percent of Pact’s sales support three different nonprofits—826 National, ForestEthics and Oceana—but the company has taken major pains to ensure that the process of producing their underwear is a green one. All of the designs are made in Turkey — 100 miles from where the cotton is grown and cultivated — which eliminates unnecessary shipping waste. To lessen the environmental impact even more, Behar et al use reusable cloth packaging and compost-able shipping bags. For the ladyfolk out there, the underwear comes in thong, bikini and boyshort styles—and you can opt for or against patterns. [Pact]
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Quick Pic: Hey Bubble Boy

London-based “bubbleologist” Samsam Bubble Man entertains with crazy airborne concoctions including edible, fiery, and sculpted varieties. Weird, but who doesn’t love bubbles? And this dude’s the expert. [BubbleInc.co.uk via Daily Candy] Keep reading »

Designer Shopping Bags As Totes: The Ultimate In Label Whoring?

After a few weeks of lusting over it, I’ve finally decided to acknowledge that this Valentino bag will not be mine. Even though my computer would look so cute in there and I’m a relatively nice person. Grr. But even during my points of deepest obsession, a Valentino shopping bag never seemed like a reasonable substitute. I get the idea behind carrying designer shopping bags: looking like you can shop at stores that would really eat an entire month’s paycheck in one go. But I don’t get the allure.

The New York Times just wrote about this designer shopping bag “trend” sweeping Japan and focused mostly on the adorable aspects. Like a teenage girl who says carrying a bag from a popular designer store reminds her of the fun times she has shopping. On the other hand, could it also be the ultimate form of label whoring, more intense in its desperation level than carrying fakes? Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Beyonce Rocks (?) Curly Bangs

We noticed our good friend Courtney Dunlop over at the Stylelist blog posted this rather disturbing pic of Beyonce out on the town wearing one of the most questionable hairdos of all time, the curly bang. (Although maybe she just needs to read our post about how not to look a hot mess?) It seems like even a star of her caliber is having trubs pulling this look off, leading us to pose the question: Can curangs ever look good? [Stylelist] Keep reading »

Crave: Incase Uniform Experiment Laptop Sleeve

It’s hard to find a laptop case that isn’t overly girly or completely utilitarian. Looks like Incase has come up with a creative solution. Collaborating with Japanese street wear website, Honeyee, the company created this sleeve made of a faux leather material that’s printed with a cool safety-pin design. On the inside there’s fake fur to keep your lappy safe from nicks and scratches. If you want one, better hop to it because it’s a very limited edition. [$83.95, GoIncase.com via NOTCOT.com] Keep reading »

Agent Provocateur Steps Up Its Style Buzz

Lingerie line Agent Provocateur has always been a cult favorite, but they’re now beginning to monopolize the sexy lingerie market thanks to lots of excellent news today:

  • The label is launching a new jewelry line. (They currently offer some slightly unwearable rope and tassel bedroom accessories and a few necklaces.) The designs to launch in September will be much stronger with leather cuffs adorned with silver plates and Swarovski crystals. [InStyle.co.uk]
  • Also for fall, Agent Provocateur brings back its classics collection filled with the standard colors—pink, black, white, red—and featuring lacy corsets, nipple tassels, and demi-cup bras. [ViewOnFashion.com]
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Topless Lady Gaga Lets It All Hang OUT

Because nothing and no one is safe from the far-ranging influence of Twilight, Lady Gaga and OUT Magazine have now officially gone vampire. She of the crazy clothes can be found this month in the mag’s pages clad as scantily as ever, but they’ve traded in her usual avant-garde fare for plenty of skin, black leather, a whole lot of blood-smearing and the sort of skeleton-loving we’re pretty sure can’t be totally legal. [The Insider]
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Christian Siriano For Payless Is Perfect For The Tranny With An Office Job

Christian Siriano‘s shoe line for Payless is now available, and even though we caught a glimpse of them during New York Fashion Week, we’re still disappointed. At least the ones the models at his show wore were interesting/scary, with spikes and chains galore. The two pairs currently on Payless’ website look like they were made for a tranny who works as the assistant to a business executive. Upon seeing the shoes, our Annika replied, “They hurt my feelings.” They’d probably hurt our feet, too. Keep reading »

The New Baby Shower

Baby showers haven’t changed much over the years. Guests, usually women, are forced to play silly games like Pin-the-Pacifier-on-the-Baby and that Don’t-Say-Baby safety pin game. Then, there’s the über-gross melted chocolate in the diaper thing that’s supposed to be funny but is simply disgusting. And don’t forget the obligation most guests feel to ooh and ahh at everything cutesy.

However, I went to a baby shower on Saturday expecting all these things and was actually rather surprised and relieved to find out it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. Keep reading »

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