Not only are we wondering whether boys should compete in beauty pageants, we’re questioning whether prisoners strutting their stuff for the judges is the best way to “rehabilitate” those behind bars. Whatever your take on it, jail-bird beauty queens aren’t a new entry into the world of bizarro pageants—but one Russian women’s prison “biker chic” contest goes above and beyond! Check out the crowned winner (above) as well as all the dramatic behind-the-scenes shots after the jump. Keep reading »
Despite all the outlandishly high heels designers like Rodarte, Nina Ricci, and John Galliano put on the runway for fall, The Times has declared heels dead. As proof of this trend, the paper cites a survey from department store Selfridges that reports a 20 percent increase in sales of flat shoes and the story of a company that banned high heels for health reasons. Even though a few other New York designers favored flats for fall, we’re not so sure we agree heels are dead per se, especially because I’d like to get out of these flat sandals I’ve been wearing for months.
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Kate Moss continues her gig as spokesmodel for Just Cavalli in the new Mert and Marcus-shot fall 2009 campaign. As in the spring ads, they love to have some menfolk in the mix, but this time around she’s been downgraded from two male models to one. Does the recession know no bounds!? Oh, wait. Hold on. We’ve got a lurker back there on the stairs. Carry on, then. [Fashion Week Daily] Keep reading »
How freakin’ hard can hand modeling be? Despite the $1,200-a-day pay rates, it’s not so easy, according to full-time parts model Ashly Covington. (That’s her hand, starring in a NuvaRing ad.) Sure, she can earn thousands for an hour or two of “work,” but a career based solely on the appearance of one’s hands is no picnic! She never cooks, cleans, or does anything that could threaten her perfect manicure. And forget about the errant paper-cut — it’s career suicide! Keep reading »
Global warming got you all wound up? We have the perfect way to diffuse the situation. These global warming mugs heat up as you pour coffee into them, and, as the ice caps melt, the oceans spread and coastlines disappear. Worth a giggle and a serious thought. Pick up your mug, and cheers to warming up your tummy and everyone’s heart. [$12, Uncommon Goods] Keep reading »
In case you haven’t heard, ears are the new “it” body part. Fittingly, the days of discreet earbuds are over, and now it’s time to rock your earbuds wild-style. These earphones are manufactured by a Japanese company called Thanko and come paired with a set of furry cat ears in pink or black. While you’re rocking out to, well, whatever it is you rock out to, you can prance around in the attached cat ears and shake your tail like a kitty. Or, you know, they’re perfect for “cat ear fetishists who need an excuse to wear cat ears in public.” Whatever floats your boat! Would you rock it? [Boing Boing Gadgets] Keep reading »
Has Lady Gaga been taking style inspiration from The Frisky? Maybe! The wacky fashion-loving pop star went on a Japanese television show to perform an acoustic version of “Poker Face” while wearing this elephant-shaped hair sculpture. We recognized it instantly as one of the Nagi Noda creations that we discovered a few weeks ago. The Japanese artist (who died last year) made, among other pop-art pieces, these animal-shaped headpieces molded out of human hair. Should have known that something so bizarre would turn up in Lady Gaga’s wardrobe, naturally. [NY Mag, TheFrisky] Keep reading »
David LaChapelle does not take your average celebrity pictures. Rather, if he’s shooting Pam Anderson, she’s naked, prostrate, and covered in stars, but, you know, in a way that’s comfortable for her. Not even Jesus can escape LaChapelle’s provocative lens. But he’s done with all that now. Apparently, all the museum exhibits and glamorous parties around the world have lost their luster. His surprising new career turn, after the jump… Keep reading »
Only Will Ferrell could, erm, make cancer funny? A comedian knows that sometimes you have to laugh in the face of life’s challenges. Perhaps that’s why he launched his own hilarious sunscreen line for a charity called Cancer For College, which donates funds to students suffering from cancer (who often can’t attend school because the disease takes such a toll on family finances). Where to buy it, after the jump!
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Kat Von D has launched a concealer with Sephora that promises to hide tattoos, imperfections, and dark circles. “If you wanna hide a tattoo just for one day, the proper concealer can make that happen!” says Kat. “No one has to see what you don’t want them to see!” She advises concealing your tattoos when going on job interviews, meeting your SO’s parents for the first time, and attending weddings. But if your skin is darker than, say Halle Berry‘s, you’ve got to find something else to cover your tattoos. The Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer only comes in light, medium, and tan–shades that sound as if they’re appropriate for everyone, but take a look, and you’ll see that they would only blend properly if you have light skin.
I heard that mixing clown makeup with your own foundation was the best way to completely cover a tattoo because clown makeup is thicker than most foundation. I’ve never tried it because I don’t believe in covering my tattoos. [Makeup artists often recommend Smart Cover, too; it works pretty well and comes in more shades.--Editor] Keep reading »