This morning, I got up before sunrise and hoofed it from Brooklyn to the New York Public Library, where the women who walked in The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection were getting primped and pampered before the show. Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin, in a velour Juicy tracksuit, typed away on her phone while getting her hair curled. Susan Lucci looked like a pro getting her smoky eyes put on (damn does she look good for 61). Hairstylists combed and curled extensions still waiting to be attached to heads. Manicurists with tool belts ran around giving manis and pedis — a favorite color was the almost-nude Negligee. A woman shouted “Can I get an E.T.A. on Katie Couric?” into her headset. It was like opening night of my high school play, but with famous people. Keep reading »
Major designers have always been inspired by African textiles and beadwork. Last spring the collections of Diane von Furstenburg, Oscar de la Renta and Roberto Cavalli featured tribal patterns and other African influences. African designers, however, haven’t been able to penetrate the U.S. fashion market. But this year, with the election of Barack Obama as the first black president, several African designers are seizing their opportunity. Keep reading for more details. Keep reading »
After we saw our best friend wearing a cute navy blazer, we cribbed her style and bought the same one. Then, she got back at us by showing up to a party wearing heels just like a pair in our closet. It’s our turn to make her jealous, and we’re all about the Make My Tags necklaces from Mushka Designs. Made from sterling silver, the necklaces are customizable, so friends won’t be able to completely rip off your look. Plus, wearing one can help you remember an important date, the one-word motto you live by, or, um, your first initial. [$39 on sale just for you!, Mushka Designs]
We’re giving away five CUSTOMIZED necklaces from Mushka Designs, but you have to work if you want to win. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 19 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Pinch me…am I dreaming? A magazine is launching in this financial climate? And it’s a magazine with a plus-size woman on the cover?
The cover of Love magazine — a Conde Nast U.K. fashion mag edited by former Pop magazine editor, Katie Grand — is freakin’ awesome. The Gossip’s Beth Ditto is buck naked, her naughty bits covered up by giant purple, frothy, flowery thing. She looks so serene and totally gorgeous. Heidi Klum and Aubrey O’Day might have some competition…
New York Fashion Week kicked off this morning in the tents at Bryant Park. Inside the venue, there are Barbies everywhere — and not just the tall, thin, glamorous editors and buyers attending the shows. There’s a whole display that spells out “Barbie” in Barbies, each letter with a different doll. After the jump, more photos of the copious amount of Barbies in the tents (she is, after all, an official sponsor of Fashion Week). Keep reading »
This is the first Valentine’s Day my beloved and I will spend together and I want to make him something COOL. I found these homemade easy-sew cards at The Purl Bee. Even if you can barely thread a needle, you could make these sweetie pie notes—the genius is that even if you totally mess up, it will just look sloppily cute.
If you are just plain allergic to needle and thread, you can buy these insanely cute iron-on animal love patches from Etsy, and press them on your homemade card. For the more daring, instructions for the cute-as-hell cards after the jump…. Keep reading »
These sexually stimulating reflexology socks will show your guy which buttons to push to excite your erogenous zones, boost your sex drive and improve your sexual performance. We know, that’s a tall order for a pair of socks, but these were created by wellness expert Michelle Ebbin, so we trust she knows her stuff. These are perfect for public foreplay because everyone will think you’re just getting a foot massage, but really you’re being teased and pleased. The socks are also the only thing you need to wear to bed. [$14.95, SexyLoveSox.com] Keep reading »
Lady funbags have gotten even more fun! We’ve told you about the mannequin MP3 player, but now, thanks to tit men, the volume has been turned up on ta-tas. A new portable pillow has been made in the shape of an ample bosom. These plush double D’s also contain speakers that hook up to your iPod, television, computer, or any other noise maker with a headphone jack. The tit and tunes combo could get any man into the groove or, as their slogan says, “Sink back into our generous domes of sound.” At roughly $25 bucks a pair, they are definitely the cheapest fake boobies out there. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »
Maria Pinto, the Chicago designer who has dressed Michelle Obama on many occasions, is among seven up-and-coming designers competing to have their gowns worn onstage at this year’s Academy Awards. Pinto’s platinum-hued jacquard strapless gown is in keeping with the Old Hollywood theme of the night, which all the “Designer Challenge” contestants seem to have adopted. The winning gown, chosen by the public, will be worn by an award escort. To check out the other designers’ gowns, visit Oscar.com. Keep reading »