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 »
OK, yeah, I know what you’re going to say. Celebs, eat? Whaa? Last time I checked, Jen Aniston was a vegan/vegetarian/all-salad-all-day/raw foodist/no-foodist, that’s how she looks so freakin’ amazing in whatever pencil skirt or jeans-and-belt-combo she’s rocking today. (Or tomorrow, or yesterday…) Well, yeah—many stars have a strict diet they follow as well as an insane personal trainer on call to work off any extra ounce of pudge trying to lay claim to their hips—but I’m talking about what they eat when they make those grand gestures and venture out to the newest hotspot restaurant. You know, the restaurants you and I will never get into without having to eat dinner at 4:30 p.m. or 1 a.m.—places like Wolfgang Puck’s Cut in LA or The Waverly Place (pictured above) in New York City where just last night Sienna Miller, she of the bonkers closet fame, ate. Do you ever wonder what celebs chow on during their dinners out? (Hey, you either do or you don’t.) Here’s a list of celeb haunts and the menu item to order if you ever go on a date with Bradley Cooper and he leaves the “where” part up to you: Keep reading »
At last, the masses can finally get a glimpse into the gilded ivory tower that is Vogue via “The September Issue.” The documentary, which was put together by Harvard graduate R.J. Cutler, follows the editrix-in-chief Anna Wintour and her staff in the making of the legendary September 2007 issue. At five pounds and nearly one thousand pages, the issue was the largest one to date. We get a chance to follow Wintour as she is whisked from private staff meetings to crowded runway shows during Fashion Week. The movie debuts exclusively in New York City later this month, and nationally on September 11th. [Racked] Keep reading »
This morning, I awoke to find the first installment of The Zoe Report in my inbox. What a way to start the day! Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe won us over with her reality show, “The Rachel Zoe Project,” but can another email newsletter succeed? Or will she become another Gwyneth Paltrow and The Zoe Report mere GOOP? After the jump, we dissect TZR’s inaugural email. Keep reading »
Here’s my problem with luxury denim these days: I’m tired of the same old brands, but I’m also not likely to go and drop half a paycheck on couture Alexander McQueen jeans, nor buy into the latest celeb line either. Finally, here’s a pair I can truly covet—Paul & Joe’s new collaboration with Citizens of Humanity creates the perfect chic boyfriend jean. Why? For starters, the heart-winning French favorite, Paul & Joe, is now bringing you something you can wear everyday (as opposed to the specialty purchase you’d probably make). And thanks to the comfy cut and fading details brought by U.S. cult classic and a brand you already trust, Citizens of Humanity, the look is stylish-casual. The styles come out in London next week (check Paul & Joe website for details), and we can guess that like most luxe denim designs, they’ll cost the average whopper. Yet, to perfectly blend Euro style with West Coast fashion? We’re so there. And they say the French and the Americans don’t get along… [Vogue UK] Keep reading »