Hiiiiiya! You’ve heard about the life-saving purse and the real miracle bra, but now one manufacturer has dared to wonder: Ladies, are you sick of carrying a giant bag and wearing an underwire brassiere while you fend off bad guys? Well, then Foxy Brown, your day has finally arrived thanks to the Tactical Corset. This part purse, part bra, part bullet proof vest is not your great grandma’s corset. It zips on and comes with built-ins like a lipstick case, handcuff pouch, pistol holster, a whip slot, and a pepper spray holder all to help you fight off the men who will want to jump your bones once they see you in this functional little number! A woman has always got to be prepared for a variety of action. [Fark]
Why do men keep stealing our garments and accessories? The male headband is another unnecessary male fashion-y thing we hope won’t become a trend. If a guy’s hair is becoming a nuisance because it’s too long, then he should cut it or try a new hair product. I’m guessing the stylist who added the band to this man’s hair was trying to be fashion forward, but this look is a dud. Would you associate with (forget date) a guy that wears a headband? [Pop Gloss] Keep reading »
Chocolate, Vanilla, Red Velvet, and beyond. Oh cupcakes, “swirled and sprinkled, dipped and glazed, or otherwise fancifully decorated, cupcakes are the treats that make everyone smile.” Yes, they sure are! And with a world-renowned cookbook author like Martha Stewart, we know we can’t go wrong. We would love to sink our teeth into the photo on the cover, but, sadly, it’s not edible. Which is why we must, must purchase this book, and make some little pieces of heaven that we can eat, er, devour! And unless you’re a sadist — or on a diet — you should too. Cupcakes, here we come! [$14.99, Amazon] Keep reading »
There reaches a turning point, around the age of 16, where you realize princesses aren’t real. It’s usually at this point, and when teenage angst sets in, that you take a look around and see that not all ends “happily ever after,” and that Cinderella is a skinny bitch. In a payback attempt, photographer Dina Goldstein imagined what would happen if princesses lived in the real world. The result is a series of photographs that read like the deleted scenes of Disney movies, showing the iconic female characters in real and unhappy scenarios. “I began to imagine Disney’s perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues,” says Goldstein. The result: Snow White staring angrily at the camera as she balances two children on her hips, a Rapunzel getting a dose of chemotherapy, and an obese Little Red Riding Hood. The one dilemma is that the scenes are beautifully shot, and striking to look at—sort of like falling into a fairy tale world all over again. Click to see more, after the jump… [JPG Mag] Keep reading »
Whoa! Weird alarm bells are screeching in my head. Enema bag jewelry, oh yes, it exists. Luckily for our health, safety and noses, these pins and earrings are only inspired by the stinky enema bags. These, um, unique accessories are made from bronze, sterling silver and copper, so if you wear them and people run away from you, you can chase after them and tell them you are not a safety hazard. As far as artistic representation goes, I guess the jewelry is an accurate likeness to the medical device, eerily so, in fact. And yet, somehow I just don’t feel like sporting metal poop-bags on my lobes. I know butts are in right now, but they aren’t that in. If you bravely don enema bag jewelry you might discover that they are great conversation starters, or conversation killers. [$80, Luna Parc] Keep reading »
A-cups, rejoice! Pop a piece of Bust Up Gum, which claims to increase bust size, and get the boobs of your dreams! And pigs can fly and Lindsay Lohan is going to get her act together. Sorry, this product sounds like the sort of thing only encountered on the Hogwarts Express. In the minor defense of the makers of Bust Up Gum, the creators at least went through the pretense of making a brilliant scientific discovery. They included fancy schmancy ingredients and all: Maltitol, Lactitol, Hydrogenated Glucose Syrup, and Pueraria. So, I guess this won’t work for you if you are into organic or that natural food business, but whatevs, you can’t have everything. Oh, but a a few notes of caution. The label recommends popping at least six tablets per day and also advises that you should not consume during pregnancy, breastfeeding, menstruation, or if you have been diagnosed with medical conditions of the ovaries, uterus, or breast. Oh, also, consuming in large amounts may cause loose bowels. That might be a problem for some. Keep reading »
I am a big fan of “alone time” and “space,” which is one of the many reasons I will not be buying a pair of Fundies underwear anytime soon. Some things in life were indeed built for two: See-saws, cats cradle, thumb war, patty cake, etc. Underwear, not so much. Perhaps I am just a square or closed-minded, but I am an only child and I was never good at sharing. From a style point of view, Fundies are not horrific. Boring, yes, but I am not going to avert my eyes in disgust. That being said, I don’t think Fundies were created or are bought for style reasons. Oh yes, this product is meant to live in kinky-ville. Not that Fundies look particularly sexy-time to me, but maybe that’s just because I am imagining the logistical difficulties of two people trying to get into these. I doubt the packaging says this, but it should contain a warning for the uncoordinated. All joking aside, I recommend buying these. Not only are they dirt cheap, but it’s always good to have a gag gift or two around the house. I also feel like promoting this classic if only because it has been around for decades and has had the same packaging for over 20 years. To survive so long in the ever changing fashion world, that earns my respect. [$9.99, Fundies, ShopInPrivate.com} Keep reading »
I remember shopping in Kids ‘R Us (well, not exactly shopping, it was more trailing behind Mom while she picked out clothes and held them up to my and my sister’s little bodies for an instant size comparison) and wondering what those signs were for their “Layaway Plan.” Once upon another desperate time, layaway programs rose to popularity during the Great Depression and became a common form of payment for people who couldn’t afford to pay the dolla-dolla bills for stuff upfront. Now, for obvious reasons, layaway is making a big-time comeback. Unlike credit cards, programs charge no interest and require no credit history, but customers can’t take their items home until they’ve paid in full. Most plans charge a small fee, usually around $5, and require customers to pay within a limited time period. Intrigued? Stores like TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Kmart and Burlington Coat Factory are offering the option to pay-to-buy—your credit card will thank you.
Ever since the return of Zack Morris on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” the “Saved by the Bell” reminiscing hasn’t stopped. Bayside was a factory of ’90s fashion, and may be the only place where denim-on-denim will ever remain respected (sort of). With her neon scrunchies and flowered denim outfits, it-girl Kelly Kapowski influenced a generation of young girls. You can still get her hot look, which, if you’re lucky, might land you your own Zack (swoon!).
- Mixing florals with a graphic design gives off that funky flair. [$17.99, Charlotte Russe]
- This denim vest is slightly OTT, so rock it with Kapowski confidence. [$248, William Rast, RevolveClothing.com]
- These flower-print sneaks are scarily close to the ones we wore in ’92. [$20, Cabbage Rose, Urban Outfitters]
- Kelly lived in denim minis. Easy to see why when one like this would show off your hot legs. [$19.80, Forever 21]
Inspired by a friend’s shiny new pair of Jeffrey Campbell stacked heels in the most refreshing shade of mint, I got to thinking. Who says pastels are only suited for your Easter basket? We tend to associate pastels like eggy yellows and dainty pinks with the early springtime, but what’s more summery than a bowl of mint ice cream or a cloudless blue sky or the aqua tint of the ocean on a perfect day at the beach? Creamy cool tones are about as fresh as colors come and are the perfect calming, crisp alternative to obnoxious 90s neons. The stars predict warm weather ahead, so surrender to the the summer spirit and get your hands on some cool-toned pastels! For example, Leos can swap their trusty LBD for a more daring satiny spearmint number and Libras will ditch their old wayfarers for a fun pair of lavender-hued frames. Check the slideshow and see if your sign is destined to don lilac, aqua, or mint! Keep reading »