Last week, we asked you to tell us the story of receiving your first set of keys in the hopes of winning an exclusive Linea Pelle Suede Fringe Key Chain. You all had some pretty awesome stories, but there can only be one winner. And she is … painted_lady! Read her comment and three honorable mentions after the jump. Keep reading »
You’ve heard the old adage, “Good things come in small packages,” before. This might not apply to your tiny apartment or cubicle, but it does apply to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo. This single-cup coffee maker is made for small countertops. The Piccolo prepares hot and cold drinks, and you can customize the intensity of your drink with the patented Custom Control Lever. Nescafé’s easy-to-use flavor capsules also take the guesswork out of gourmet coffee. [$99.99, Nescafé Dolce Gusto]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away one Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo coffee maker, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how you get your morning jolt. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Oct. 22. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!
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Lord knows my 2010 highlight was getting a personalized video message from the Old Spice Guy, aka my boyfriend, aka Isaiah Mustafa. (Not really on the boyfriend part, sadly.) If you want your man to look like the man your man could smell like, Know Your Meme has a handy-dandy guide to an Old Spice Guy Halloween costume just for him. Your dude doesn’t have Mustafa’s six-pack abs? Don’t worry, they’ve got a solution for that, too. (Horse not included.) [Know Your Meme] Keep reading »
True Religion has apparently been asking for what many bloggers see as shameless, free advertising. The denim company has been sending around these widgets, which promote purchasing a pair of Breast Cancer Awareness jeans, to sites, requesting placement. Writes one blogger on Fashion Indie: “I have nothing against donating money to breast cancer research, but I do have a problem with using it to get free advertising.” While True Religion plans to donate $25,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, that doesn’t really account for creating advertisements that use the image of breast cancer to get people to “Like” their company on Facebook or benefit from free shipping, as seen in the ad on the right. (And on top of it all, to ask other people to promote their brand free of charge.) This might just be another example of how companies jump onto causes just to promote their brands. What do you think? [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
You might be several years older than the “Gossip Girl” crew, but admit it: you’ve wanted to dress like Blair Waldorf, Serena Van Der Woodsen, or maybe even Jenny Humphrey at least once. Well, now is your chance. Eric Daman, the stylist who brought us all those cute looks, is designing a line of party dresses for Charlotte Russe, where he is also a creative director. These are party dresses, not cocktail dresses, so expect the line to be geared more towards the tweens and teens, but as we all know a pair of opaque black tights and a blazer can make almost any dress age-appropriate. The line is expected to hit the mall store on Oct. 24. [The Cut] Keep reading »
I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I don’t know how to knit. My mom taught me after college, but I messed up my stitches and abandoned it in frustration. Debbie Stoller promises she can teach me. Why shouldn’t I believe her? The editor-in-chief and co-founder of Bust magazine has taught hundreds of thousands of women to knit and purl with her first book, Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitters Handbook. Her small library of Stitch ‘N Bitch books — there are many — are in every yarn store, groups of gals meet at hundreds of Stitch ‘N Bitch knitting groups that have sprung up around the country, and there is even a line of affordable yarns that bears her name. In other words, Debbie Stoller is pretty much singlehandedly responsible for the hipster knitting craze that swept the 2000s.
So, naturally, when I heard Debbie Stoller had published an advanced knitters’ pattern book, called Stitch ‘N Bitch Superstar Knitting, I knew we had to chat (despite being one of those fools who hasn’t learned to knit from her first book yet). After the jump, find out what Debbie thinks of being responsible for the 2000s’ knitting craze, why left-hand versus right-hand knitters are like the Crips and the Bloods, and her intense mama pride for what is now 17-year-old Bust magazine. Keep reading »