We, much like the rest of the even vaguely fashion-y world, are rather obsessed with thigh high boots for fall. (And speaking from experience — I got my first pair of thigh highs two years ago — I can tell you they’re as bitchin’ in real life as they are on the runway.) The thing is, all that gloriousness can be a little challenging to reign in. And when it’s not correctly executed, you will look like a hooker. (Think Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.”) Because we love you and want to help you avoid being propositioned by dirty old men in bars, check out our tips for styling thigh high boots. Keep reading »
Meet YouTube star GlowPinkStah (whose real name is Gloria). The success of genuine video makeup lessons like those made by Michelle Phan has spawned a whole category of spoofs, but Gloria’s video makeup tutorials beat them all. And by “makeup tutorials” we mean she puts crazy-ass stuff all over her face, and manages to be hilarious and educational at the same time. In the video above, she guides us through the Japanese “Ganguro” look, starting with a dark foundation. “You want to make sure it gets all over your face so you don’t look stupid,” she says. Then comes huge white panda eyes and white lipstick. “I understand why they use the white … it gives you a sense of purity, like I feel like I’ve never had a penis stuck up my va-jay before.”
Where has this genius been all our lives? After the jump check out some other looks by GlowPinkStah including instructions for how to do “whore” and “emo goth” looks. Be sure to check out Gloria’s channel to get the lowdown (possibly the craziest video she has there) on the “chola” look. Seriously, don’t miss that one. [GlowPinkStah on YouTube]
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And lo, when Wispa Gold, son of Cadbury, known for his chocolatey goodness, went out of production, the people, angered and saddened, gathered themselves upon Mt. Facebook.
“Let not this day be the last of Wispa!” cried the Facebookite clan who called themselves Bring Back Cadbury’s Wispa Gold. “Bring him back to us for we have no more candy to worship!”
And so Cadbury complied, and dispatched Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley to the land of Selfridges in London to deliver a gift: a golden idol, a Wispa bar covered in gold and sheathed in a golden wrapper. It was to be the most expensive bar of chocolate ever sold, worth over $1,600. “Go thee to Selfridges in the next week to witness its display and bow before its chocolatey altar,” said the Lord. “But, he that purchases the Wispa Gold bar must share his riches with the UK Lowe Syndrome Trust.”
And so the people went, and they were happy. [Telegraph.co.uk] Keep reading »
Sometimes the phrase “fashion statement” can lose its weight and get lost in translation, as it more often refers to the superficial—the act of wearing something to spur attention or cause shock. We tend to forget that fashion does indeed make statements, and not just about the person who wears it, but about ideologies and the world around us.
The exhibit “Dress Codes: Clothing as Metaphor” at the Katonah Museum of Art in New York aims to remind us not only to view fashion as art, but also through an a cultural lens. According to the gallery description, the show’s artists “use clothing to explore a variety of issues ranging from feminine concern, racial stereotyping, and immigration to globalization, current events, and the violence of war. Many of the works explore a number of these subjects concurrently, reflecting the complexity of contemporary life.” Phew, all that in a dress? Apparently so. Keep reading »
For all of us with sensitive skin, there’s nothing scarier than shaving armpits and bikini lines. Nothing makes us more self-conscious than red bumps and ingrown hairs all over. But this post-shave soother is excellent at keeping irritations at bay. It soothes skin while it exfoliates and releases ingrown hairs from underneath the skin’s surface. It comes in an awesome little bottle and smells delightful. No yucky odors, no burning sensations — just smoothing, cooling goodness. Finally, you’ll be able to sport that itty-bitty, teeny-weeny bikini without examining your crotch all day. [$25, Sephora] Keep reading »
Along with harem pants, bubble shorts (also known as balloon, puff, and in some extreme cases, bloomer shorts) emerged as a major spring/summer trend. Circus pants, you say? Anne of Green Gables calling? Enough of that, and hear out our defense:
- As a summer item, bubble shorts are going on sale to make room for the fall merch, so you’ll find some good deals on designer versions (check out some picks after the jump).
- They are a bit of a statement item, but easily lend a sort of Chloe Sevigny-esque sensibility to an outfit (if you’re into that).
- A pair will make your legs look thinner. Believe us, we’ve witnessed the magic firsthand. However, these shorts might not be for the butt-conscious.
- Best of all, they’ll take you into fall. For a chic Parisian look, pair them with plum tights and a nice, suede booties. With a set of thick enough tights, they could even take you through winter.
Click through to see some choices, then you tell us if you’re feeling bubble shorts (errmmm, borts?)! Keep reading »
By now you may have heard that over the weekend, Naomi Sims, the first black model to grace the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal in November 1968, muse to many, and a successful designer of wigs and cosmetics for black women, died in Newark at the age of 61. While everyone knows the name of say, Christie Brinkley, Sims may not have been as famous, but she was certainly far more influential when it comes changing the fashion model status quo. Keep reading »
God willing, the Gosselins‘ 15 minutes of fame will be but a flickering light come Halloween. But if the malevolent pop culture gods refuse our repeated offers of sacrificial Jonas Brothers, at least we’ll all have less frightening costumes this year than the Sarah Palin get-up of yore.
BuyCostumes.com, an online costume emporium, is hawking a Kate Gosselin wig, discreetly called the “Eight Is Too Much Adult Wig.” It captures the no-nonsense front and sassy back of Kate Gosselin’s trademark ‘do. It’s not really trademarked, but we wouldn’t put it past her to pursue that as a revenue source.
Unfortch, the $14.99 Kate Gosselin wig is sold out now, but once it re-stocks, you’ll be in Halloween heaven! Remember, loser ex-husband and crap parenting skills sold separately. [BuyCostumes.com] Keep reading »
We love, love, love today’s Refinery 29 roundup of erotic fashion magazines. And while we heartily agree with their statement regarding the fact that modern-day fashion advertising and editorials are sexier than ever — “With the lines between fashion, eroticism, and porn becoming less and less clear, it seems perfectly on point for a sexy slew of stylized skin mags to arouse new curiosity” — we feel compelled to point out that one of our favorite magazines of all time, Viva, was totally all up on this back in the ’70s, and if you like this kind of stuff, you should get to know it. [Refinery 29 (NSFW)]
Oh, and did we mention that Anna Wintour worked at Viva? More scoop, after the jump… Keep reading »