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Is This How Michelle Obama Gets Her Famous Arms?

Everyone wants Michelle Obama’s amazing arms. However, no one wants to work to actually get them. Voilà the Shake Weight, a “revolutionary” exercise gadget for women that guarantees bangin’ muscles. All you do is hold the weight in front of you, grip the movable handle with both hands, and shake, shake, shake. You hardly have to move at all thanks to a made-up sounding concept called “dynamic inertia.” The best part? You need only spend six minutes a day looking like a complete idiot to get the super toned, lean arms you’ve always wanted. Don’t believe it? Extensive studies were conducted at a “prestigious California university.” Would that be the California University of New Technologies? (Think about it.) [YouTube] Keep reading »

It’s Baaaccckkkk: How To Style The French Twist

Just when you thought ’70s and ’80s hair was dead and gone, the fall 2009 runways up and resurrect those looks. Spotted on the Brian Reyes runway was the one and only French Twist! But, before you skip the rest of this post and head on to the next, hear me out: This fall’s version is not what you’re thinking. Reyes’ version was sleek from the front and adorably retro in the back, making it the perfect complement to this fall’s classically shaped dresses and short hemlines. Here’s how to pull it off yourself. Keep reading »

Shaving Your Armpits Was A Huge New Trend In 1915

The fairer sex didn’t always have to spend time grooming their underarm area. Women didn’t shave their pits before about 1915 because no one ever saw that part of their body. According to Mental Floss, even the word “underarm” was considered scandalous before that time. But then designers cooked up a dress without sleeves, and an ad in Harper’s Bazaar said that to wear the style, women first needed to attend to “the removal of objectionable hair.” And we all got out our razors. [Mental Floss] Keep reading »

Five Insta-Upgrades To Prettify Any Rental

There’s no shame in renting. Owning a home is good and all, but it definitely comes with a certain amount of responsibility, financial and otherwise. While renters out there don’t have to deal with shoveling snow from the front walk or replacing a leaky faucet (dial up the landlord, baby!), many times one does face aesthetic limitations. Can’t paint over the Day-Glo white walls? Facing a whole house of grim, wall-to-wall carpeting straight out of the ’70s? We feel your interiors pain. Luckily, Apartment Therapy has a few thoughts (ten, to be exact) on how to work around such decorating roadblocks. We gotta say, these are lifesavers. Wave your lime-green cupboard issues goodbye and five other great tips, after the jump! Keep reading »

Style 911: How Can I Wear A Fancy Dress Casually?

I have a pewter Sean John dress that’s rather dressy. The problem is I rarely go anywhere that calls for cocktail attire. I was wondering if there’s any way to dress it down without looking as if I’m trying too hard. Please help me — I’ve had it for more than a year already.—GlamNiki

A pic of the dress in question and what could possibly be done to salvage this relationship, after the jump! Keep reading »

Stylehive’s Stylescopes Invite You To Take A Bold Beauty Risk!

Tired of putting on the same face every day? Here’s some stellar advice to try on for size: Switch things up with some of the hottest bold makeup picks that are destined to freshen up your beauty regimen. Been eying that daring dark nail color but aren’t sure you can pull it off? If you’re a Taurus gal, it may be written in the stars to become your new signature hue. Pisces girls can ditch their usual go-to nude lip gloss and channel a film noir look with dramatic burgundy lipstick. Whether or not these bold and beautiful beauty trends are wearable enough to be incorporated into your everyday look, you’ll be sure to turn heads with the new you and maybe even find a favorite new look in the process. View slideshow. Keep reading »

Lookbook.nu Is Like Facebook For Fashion

Sure, we’re already obsessed with The Sartorialist and Face Hunter, but what makes this street style blog different? Like its predecessors, they’ve managed to wrangle up absurdly well-dressed and good-looking people from all over the world, but the collection is huge, the fashion is BEYOND, and there’s a social networking and group ranking aspect to the whole shebang, too. Keep reading »

Essie Wants You To Put A Judith Ripka Ring On It

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but if said girl can’t afford the real thing, there’s always, erm, Essie nail polish. Essie has linked up with luxe jeweler Judith Ripka to create a trio of polishes infused with diamond dust. The polishes range from subtle pink (Put A Ripka Ring On It) to fiery red (Queen of Hearts). Although they cost $15 a pop, these are sure to be a hit–like Essie’s other summer hookup with J.Crew. For a small cosmetics line, Essie sure does get around! Find the Ripka/Essie collection and other special-edition colors here. [NY Mag] Keep reading »

Add Some Edge With A Cool Cuff

Since cell phones became the new watches, your wrists may be in need of something to take their place. Perhaps you could take a tip from the unlucky watch-stealers with wrists stuck in cuffs. Tight-fitting like the handcuffs a cop carries, a cuff bracelet is a fun and flashy way to add edge to your look. They can’t tell time, but they can take a simple outfit to a more fun and accessorized level! Like the variety of watches you’ve retired, you can find a cuff to match to the core of your style. Casual or cordial, leather or lustrous, boyish or bangle-like, there’s a big selection of cuffs to make a big impression. While some provide all-around clasping security to save those like me from losing another piece of jewelry, the c-shaped variety are great for a bit more mobility and easy attachment. Check out the slideshow for a fashion police-approved selection. Keep reading »

Etsy Find Of The Week: Wonting Notebooks And Prints

The inevitable nostalgic itch to start buying school supplies–even if you graduated long ago–is starting right about now. Then again, you’re probably not going to become enamored by the offerings at Office Max. These notebooks from Etsy seller Wonting NYC are the perfect compromise. Simple yet cute designs adorn the kraft paper covers. Inside, you’ll find blank perforated pages and a pocket for keeping receipts and scrap paper. If you love the designer’s style, check out the stationery, featuring seals on the front of cards, or the selection of affordable graphic prints of kiddie-like animals and trees done up in hip colors and shapes. [$15, Etsy.com] Keep reading »

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