Well, would ya? What if it made your hair look as shiny and lustrous as Brooke Shields’ hair circa 1982? The sperm, uh, “facial” recently exploded (sorry, can’t help it) on to the skincare scene with products like SkinScience‘s “Spermine For Professionals”–again, the jokes just write themselves here–and CMEN Beauty Now. We could’ve guessed that next the sticky suspects would end up in our hair. Super-fancy London salon Hari’s is offering the Aberdeen Organic Bull Semen Treatment, and the owner couldn’t be more chuffed, as they say in Jolly Old: “I have been searching for an organic product with a lot of protein because that is what hair is made of and that is what it lacks when it is dry,” says salon owner Hari Salem. “The semen is refrigerated before use and doesn’t smell. It leaves your hair looking wonderfully soft and thick.” He claims he prefers it over more traditional, fatty, protein-enriched products like avocados and truffle oil. Huh. How ’bout that?
Eh, I’m not the precious type. I’d totally go for it. You? [Allure and Naturally Curly Hair] Keep reading »
For all you ladies who are too busy to put your bra and pants on separately and are looking for something you can slip into in seconds, your prayers have been answered. “Brants” are here! Brants combine your sexy bra and sleek pants into one, creating a jumpsuit-like piece of clothing that you can strut around in just about anywhere! They’re like those super-fashionable rompers but sexier. You’ll be sure to attract a lot of attention, especially with the massive camel toe you’ll probably have! And if that’s not enough to get you noticed, the dull beige color of the Brants will do the trick. But before you buy your Brants, don’t get too excited, because, well, they aren’t real … yet. [Dumb as a Blog] Keep reading »
Designers Christophe Decarnin of Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Christopher Kane, Rick Ownes, and Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, along with 295 others, have dressed Jason Wu dolls for a charity auction to benefit AIDS and breast cancer charities. The auction will take place at Jeffrey’s during New York Fashion Week. It’s true that these dolls were “created” by some of fashion’s heavy-hitters and are for charity, but I don’t see why they’re expected to fetch upwards of $250. The doll clothing and props aren’t remarkable. In fact, the dolls look like rejects from the Barbie collections actually created by Byron Lars. Designer dolls are no longer a novelty, so it’s time for this fundraising ploy to be retired. I say designers shouldn’t attempt to create or dress a doll unless they have the time and resources to make her as fabulous as she should be. [LuisaAviaRoma.com] Keep reading »
Hermes debuted their A/W 2009 ad campaign featuring Raquel Zimmermann at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. We assume this is her real foot. Or does it belong to a stand-in? [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
What do Kanye West, famed fashion photographer Mario Testino, Vogue France editor Carine Roitfeld, and New York Times reporter Cathy Horyn all have in common? They all heart photo blogger Scott Schuman. Like, a lot. Keep reading »
First, France bans topless sunbathing. Now this! OK, maaaaaaybe this is a publicity stunt, but Alton Towers, a UK resort with a bitchin’ water park, has banned guys from wearing Speedos and other tight swimming trunks. According to Yahoo, Speedos are now verboten in order to maintain a “family friendly” atmosphere and to “prevent further embarrassment among members of the public.” It’s unclear whether it’s the dignity of the Speedo-wearers or the gentle eyes of Speedo-oglers that the resort endeavors to protect. Alton Towers bosses recommended their male guests wear board shorts instead, and said skimpy skivvies are “more suited to Spain than Staffordshire,” which sounds like a ringing endorsement of Spain to me. [Yahoo UK] Keep reading »
Down with Emily Post! Don’t you wish that just once, you could go to dinner with your boss, parents, or in-laws and not act like a charm school graduate? BuzzFeed agrees and has wisely compiled a list of “Stupidest Table Manners and How to Resist Them.” Their gripes include eating soup with a spoon (say no to aristocracy by drinking with a straw!), elbows on the table, napkins in the lap, no burping, and no playing with your food. Don’t know what to do when you encounter multiple forks at fancy restaurants? The solution is simple: “Side-step the utensils. God gave you hands for a reason.” [BuzzFeed.com]
It’s about time someone did away with pretentious rules. We’ve got a few of our own to add to BuzzFeed’s list: Keep reading »
Kristen Stewart is looking so dang hardcore lately. She’s either sartorially-inspired by her role in “The Runaways” as Joan Jett or simply a method actress. Either way, we wonder how the hell she could sit through the Teen Choice Awards in this Rock & Republic dress without sustaining any serious injuries. [Los Angeles, 8/10/09] Keep reading »
Ray-Ban has gone one step above the paper doll concept of online dressing rooms by offering a downloadable program that allows you to try on sunglasses in a virtual mirror. The image is taken straight from your web cam, and you can move with it, which is pretty genius considering that up until now we never would have risked buying sunglasses online. We can only imagine how this could evolve for the clothing industry. It would be beyond amazing if we could stand in front of our web cam in our undies and be able to virtually try on clothes! [Ray-Ban] Keep reading »
You’ve heard of cosmetic surgery procedures where fat from your butt goes into your boobs, but would you take hair from your head and put it into your eyes? Louise Thomas, a 19-year-old UK resident, was the first person in the country to undergo the process in which doctors removed hairs from the back of her neck and implanted them into cuts in her eyelid. After a few months, the hair follicles will flourish and produce thick, authentic lashes.
While Thomas opted to have the $5,000-plus surgery for medical reasons—she suffers from the hair-pulling disease trichotillomania—the procedure’s quick recovery time and lack of pain could make it an appealing option for beauty addicts looking to hop on the next craze. On the other hand, if the no-eyebrow look is all the rage, maybe an eyelash-free thing could take off. Let’s hope not. [AFP, MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »