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Fight Farts With Anti-Flatulence Underwear

I was trying really hard not to mock the daylights out of Under-Ease, the anti-flatulence underwear from the peeps at Under-Tec, but I failed. You gotta admit, the name does not inspire confidence. Still, the eau de fart, or more officially referred to as malodorous flatus, is a literal bummer. If you think about it, the lot of the prolific farters is a rough one. We all make fart jokes and occasionally let out a real ripper, but it must actually bite to regularly set off stink bombs at school, at work, or on a date. In theory if you wear Under-Ease, your hot date will never know you cut the cheese. Unless of course you order a cheese plate. I myself am partial to stinky goopey french cheese which my dates have found far more disgusting than a fart or two. Keep reading »

Baby, Baby Extinguish My Fire

You wear a helmet, use sunscreen, and always wrap it up. Safety freak? Perhaps, but you’re always safe in style, so of course you wouldn’t have any old fire extinguisher. Check out these chic French babies by Fire Design, which almost serve as better décor than protection. Choose from motifs of white flowers against a magenta background, metallic shooting stars, or pink and purple tetris pixels. We’d tell you to stop, drop, and roll over to get one…but you probably already knew that. [Fire-Design.fr] Keep reading »

Chic Taxidermy? Squirrel Feet Earrings

I thought Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter had cornered the market on “random things to decorate your ears with” when she donned those radish earrings. Nope, not even close. Check out these freeze dried squirrel feet earrings and necklace. Taxidermy for your lobes — hot! I am not sure which disturbs me more: the knowledge that some poor squirrel in squirrel heaven has to watch his feet dangle around some random person’s neck in a very undignified fashion, or that the “designer” made them in the first place. Look, I’m not a vegetarian and I totally wear leather, but even I recognize that these earrings are just…wrong. Plus, they are truly hideous. [$20-$32, Etsy] Keep reading »

Since “The Fashion Show” Sucks, Play The “Project Runway Game” Instead

I can’t possibly force myself to sit through another episode of “The Fashion Show.” I cannot take another hour of Kelly Rowland contorting her face into bizarre sneers. If I hear Isaac Mizrahi say “bye bye, darling,” one more time, I will snap. Because I value my sanity, or whatever is left of it since the show began, I am not going to watch “The Fashion Show”. I confess, I say this every week and then cave, but this week is going to be different. Last week I had the foresight to ask some friends to watch the show with me. After only five minutes, my friend staged an intervention and turned the show off. Good. So how will I spend my Thursday nights now? Instead of wallowing in my grief over the lack of Tim Gunn in my life, at 10:00pm tonight I am going to play”The Project Runway Game.” Keep reading »

Crave: Elly Nelly Spray Wall Graphic

Wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor wallpaper is too big of a commitment for us. And we’d rather be out and about on our weekends, not elbow-deep in wallpaper paste. But we’d still like something on our walls that’s more exciting than plain paint. This wall graphic is removable, so we don’t have to make a huge commitment. And it applies easily, so we’ll still get fresh air on the weekend. Now we’ve got another problem, though…trying to decide on a color. [$75, SupermarketHQ] Keep reading »

Contact Lenses Gives You Anime Eyes

Boyfriend into Japanese cartoons? Then he’ll love you in these extra-wide contact lenses from GEO Lens. The lenses sounded innocuous enough at first, but after two seconds of moderate internet investigation, I learned that the lenses primary function are to give your eyes the appearance of an anime character. WTF? The lenses are not only tinted unnatural colors, but are heavily tinted beyond the normal rim of your eye, into the the shape of anime-eyes. So all you have to do is pop a pair into your peepers and you are good to go do…well, whatever it is that anime characters do. Now if dating a guy with an anime fetish is questionable, making yourself look like an anime character is unquestionably bizarre. I shouldn’t judge — whatever you do in the privacy of your own home is your business. I will try not to pass judgment if looking like an anime character keeps things steamy in the bedroom. To each her own. I will, however, stare and/or laugh if I see you walking on the street with cartoon eyes.

Oh, FYI, you can only get a prescription from your doc, who might send you to a shrink instead. Keep reading »

Stuff Your Face, Smooth Your Wrinkles

What kind of f**kery is this? A British company called Eat Yourself Beautiful is selling marshmallows made out of collagen peptides that promise to smooth wrinkles, reduce cellulite, firm the skin and reduce inflammation of joints. And they taste like pink grapefruit, too. Keep reading »

It’s Not Easy Being Goth. Especially in Hot Weather.

Confession: I was kinda Goth in high school. Every Saturday night, I got out my black dress, fishnets, Doc Martins, slathered on the black eyeliner, white face powder, and vamp lipstick, and headed to my local Goth club to do the pain dance. Why? It was the best way to show the world how I felt on the inside—slightly dark and a wee bit odd. I’ve outgrown the phase, but let me tell ya, it’s not easy being goth. Forget being an inky soul in a world of full of people who can’t understand your damage, but getting dressed in all that gear is practically a full-time job. And then there’s summer—every Goth’s nightmare. Hot weather, sunshine, and happiness abound. A new blog, Goths In Hot Weather, is here to show us what Goths do during the summer months, and it certainly is not cute, my friends. Still, I just can’t stop looking. After the jump, favorite hot Goths from the site. Keep reading »

No. 5 Champagne Cocktail Inspired By Iconic Perfume

Tony Conigliaro based the No. 5 Champagne Cocktail on a famous perfume from a Parisian fashion house, which you should have guessed by now. He came up with the concept for the cocktail after realizing that the perfume-making process is similar to the way cocktails are made. First, he studied how that particular Chanel perfume is made. Then, he realized a sugar cube in the champagne was the perfect way to bring the notes to the top of the drink. It took two years-worth of trial and error to develop the cocktail, which was sampled at “The Bar with No Name” launch in Angel Islington, London. The No. 5 Champagne Cocktail is served in a wide-brim, bespoke flute to allow extra room for the bubbles to release. Conigliaro is the ambassador for French brand Merlet fruit liqueurs, and he knows his stuff when it comes to cocktails. He told Dazed Digital that the biggest cocktail myth is that martinis should be “shaken, not stirred.” Contrary to James Bonds’ tastes, he says, a martini will be too soggy if it’s shaken, instead of smooth and silky which is a result of stirring. Keep reading »

Round Sunglasses Are The Next Big Thing We Won’t Be Buying

We’d seen the round glasses trend creeping up slowly for the last couple years. It became especially apparent the circle shades would blow up at some point when Mary-Kate Olsen, always the trendsetter, began wearing John Lennon-style wireframes on a regular basis. And then goggle-like pairs were paraded down the runways of Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, and Marc Jacobs. Now, the New York Times has declared this the summer of round-framed sunglasses, and we’re aghast. Keep reading »

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