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What Would Happen If Anti-Aging Products Really Worked?

As rational, educated women, we know in our heads that when it comes to the often outlandish promises skincare companies make, applying a so-called wrinkle cure will not actually erase lines from our face. As people bombarded with airbrushed images of perfect, supernaturally youthful skin and famous idols who fight each skin fold with a double dose of Botox, it’s safe to say that we’re warily interested in aging and the lack thereof. And when it comes to beauty products in general, is it really so crazy to ask for something that does what it promises? According to a Daily Mail report, we may be getting closer to true product efficacy and real, not just promised, miracles in a jar. Keep reading »

Grey Gardens Gets New Tenants

According to WWD, there will be a new family in residence at the notorious East Hampton estate of Grey Gardens come this September. NYC interior designer Celerie Kemble and her family have just signed a five-year agreement to lease the property, and if there’s anyone would could thoughtfully perk up the historically grim estate, it’s Kemble—known for her fanciful and fresh, yet still traditional aesthetic. Not that the house needs it: The squalor and raccoon-infested property of Big and Little Edie is long gone. When the house was sold to Ben Bradlee and wife Sally Quinn in 1979, the couple began to completely renovate and re-build the property, turning it into a jewel of a place. Kemble’s children will love the wild and ever-so-slightly over the top wildflower gardens, and according to Kemble, the history of the home was also a selling (or renting) point: “I believe a house should have personality, and Grey Gardens is one of the greatest and most graceful of characters I can imagine out there.” We’re jealous. [WWD] Keep reading »

Amazon Buys Zappos, We’re Concerned

Remember when Zappos.com was just a cute little website where you could get amazing deals on shoes? Well, today our fave place to score heels and flats alike is a multi-million dollar company that has attracted the attention of Amazon. In fact, the online giant has scooped up the company for almost one billion dollars. (We made the same face too!) The purchase was announced earlier this month and will be fully completed in the fall. Despite the major news, don’t expect any dramatic changes. Tony Hsieh, Zappos’ CEO, recently sent out a video promising, “We plan to continue to run Zappos the way we have always run Zappos.” If that means continued great selection, amazing customer service and an uber-generous return policy, then the deal is A-OK by us. But we’ll be paying close attention. [Tech Crunch] Keep reading »

Marc Jacobs Fights For Gay Marriage With T-Shirts

The fight to legalize same-sex marriage just got more um, fashionable? Marc Jacobs has added his two cents to the debate with these limited-edition, illustrated tees. One features a couple and their child, all in matching LBDs, while the other features an image of the U.S. flag and dollar signs. Both boldly say, “I Pay My Taxes. I Want My Rights.” The shirts are only $24 a pop, but if you want one and don’t live in the New York City area, you’re sorta out of luck. They’re only sold at the Marc by Marc Jacobs accessories store in downtown Manhattan and only 200 of each style have been produced for purchase. Still, there’s always Ebay. [The Cut] Keep reading »

Questionable Or Badass: Bones Of Leather Glove

Do bones of leather flock together? Just ask the folks from celebrated fashion blog, Kingdom of Style, who collaborated with a leather expert to dream up with these skeleton gloves. They were created as an affordable response to the slightly bizarre and insanely overpriced ($27,734!!!) Delfina Delettrex skeleton cuff/diamond bracelet that made the rounds on the fashion blogs earlier this month. Reinterpreting the ultra-luxe object in slightly more down-to-earth leather, Super Duper Things presented this anatomic-inspired hand accessory (what do you call this, anyhow? It seems like a whole new category!), that’s held together with gold rings at the wrists and knuckles. [Editor: It's not for sale to the masses yet, but we'll be keeping a look out...]

We certainly wouldn’t want to mess with the Amazonian princess wearing these numbers…then again, we’d kind of like to be her as well. What do you think? Would you rock these, uh, things? [Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »

Sex! Lies! Homophobia! What You Never Knew About Coco Chanel (And Might Not Want To)

Considered a matriarch of the fashion world, most know Coco Chanel as a glamorous figure, an image easily conjured by the famous photos of the designer in her Parisian atélier or through nostalgic black-and-white ads for the brand.

But with Audrey Tautou’s intensely anticipated movie about about Coco, we’re finding out that the history of her legacy was tainted with some not-so-palatable details about her life (including Nazi collaboration and homophobia) that weren’t necessarily secrets per se but definitely ignored and under-publicized aspects of her life.

Tautou spoke out for the first time about the designer’s sketchy past, calling out her flaws: “She was a liar, so it’s difficult to know who she was before she became famous and had some success.” After the jump, three things you might not have known about Coco Chanel:
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“Limited Edition” Doesn’t Mean Designers Can Skimp On Their Jobs

Vivienne Westwood has released a line of limited-edition, postage-stamp pendants to commemorate her partners in London, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Seoul. Only 300 of the individually numbered “precious keepsakes” have been made. The pendants are meant to infuse the history and culture of each place with Westwood’s design aesthetic, but the traditional scalloped-edged, polished silver stamp pendants fall short. Not only is the idea of using stamps to signify travel rather trite, but the pendants also look like something I could pick up in any museum gift shop. Keep reading »

Attention Ladies: Kyle Smith Thinks Your Maxi Dress Is Ugly

Earlier this month we asked readers of The Frisky, “Do you dress for men or women?” Most of you said you dress for yourself, period, which is why we thought you’d be interested in hearing about a controversial little article that ran in the New York Post this weekend. Writer Kyle Smith is very upset about women wearing maxi-dresses (a la the type Angie has helped make extra popular), and wants the ladies of NYC to know that these “urban burqas” aren’t doing them any favors. But wait, it gets better, or um, worse…
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Less Is More: Simcha Goes From Rockabilly To Girl Next Door

Simcha rocks a very distinct look on a daily basis — eyeshadow and cat eyeliner, ruby red lips, plenty of bling and a pompadour. And she looks rad. But when she told us that the only people who’ve seen her sans the war paint are her bedfellows, we decided it was time for a make-under, just so she’d have a look to bust out on days when she wants to sleep in and stuff. The dramatic “after,” an oh-so-informative video and the products we used, after the jump! Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Lily Allen Channels Audrey Hepburn For Chanel

The singer is the new face of Chanel accessories. We likey. One more, after the jump… Keep reading »

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