Freezers are good for many things: preserving food, chilling vodka, storing body parts, and, apparently, cleaning denim. Seriously: sticking your jeans in the freezer for a few days will kill bacteria and alleviate odors while avoiding significant shrinkage (George Costanza would be proud). Stains can’t be frozen out, but this is an interesting technique nonetheless.
I wash my jeans after every wear because I’m kind of a fanatic about squeaky clean jeans, but I might have to give this method a try just out of curiosity. How about you — how do you usually wash your jeans, and how often? [via Crushable]
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It didn’t occur to me until I saw this article on how makeup artist Gucci Westman (um, seriously?) turned a naked Kim Kardashian silver that the bravest among us females may be rocking this look come Halloween. So, how’d they turn Kim into the platinum version of Goldfinger? “I wanted it to look like Kim was dipped in silver, like she was liquid,” the artist said of her shellacking plan. All it took was some Kryolan Aquacolor silver body paint, Make Up For Ever silver powder, and a tablespoon of pigment in the Kryolan. Don’t have any of those ingredients handy? You can find them at Make Up For Ever. Of course, if you’re planning on leaving the house, you might also want to don a silver thong or panties and a silver bra or pasties. Boobs and booty not included. [W]
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In case you were wondering about the natural life cycle of a trend, here we have an incredibly informative chart showing us exactly how something starts to be worn, how it dies, and why it will inevitably come back. [Fashion Editor at Large] Keep reading »
This Starry Night bra is currently just an awesome art project (medium listed: “acrylic on bra”), but I’d be first in line to buy one if they ever hit stores. Not only do I love Van Gogh’s work, but it would go perfectly with my Mona Lisa thong. [via deviantART] Keep reading »
We suppose it’s a little weird to be writing about wanting a book — but if you’ve read even a tiny excerpt of Rachel Shukert’s impossibly funny travel memoir, Everything Is Going to Be Great, you’ll understand. We started reading a copy of Shukert’s second book over the weekend at a friend’s house, but only made it halfway through — and now we can’t wait to finish it. Shukert’s hilarious tales of bungled travels abroad feature odd places, weird delicacies and even stranger men. It’s basically Eat, Pray, Love‘s younger, more fun sister (with a probable alcohol problem).
Have you seen “The Town” yet? I loved it so much that I saw it once, waited a day, and saw it again. “The Town” was a hugely male-dominated movie, so one thing that really impressed me was the main female character’s cute-but-realistic wardrobe. Keep reading »