Skinny jeans are dangerous! For some wearers of especially tight jeans, nerve compression can occur in the thighs, producing a tingling or numbing sensation. This happened to Parmeeta Ghoman, a 28-year-old San Francisco woman who reported a bizarre tingling sensation in her legs after wearing a pair of the too-tight pants. When she stood up, she couldn’t feel her legs at all and felt like she was floating. The condition, which can be brought on by pressure, say, from super-tight material wrapping around your thighs, is called meralgia paresthetica, or “tingling thigh syndrome.” Wearing high-heels apparently increases the risk of this phenomenon because of how they change your body position.
But don’t get your panties in a bundle just yet—the situation is reversible and not serious. All one has to do is (duh) take off the jeans, ditch the heels, and wear looser pants. This should either come as a relief or fashion death sentence, in which case feel free to sport the skinnies at your own risk. [MSNBC] Keep reading »
Looking for something to go with your bacon bra? Behold: bedazzled beef jerky underwear. This hand-crafted pair can be yours for the bargain price of just $139. Therapy for the jerky-induced wedgie not included. [Etsy] Keep reading »
Meet Arnaud Maillard, Karl Lagerfeld’s former assistant. He wanted to quit to take a different job, Karl fired him first (!), and poor Arnaud said he’s been “jobless” ever since.
So like legions of disgruntled assistants before him who read The Devil Wears Prada, Arnaud wrote Merci Karl! (in French and German only) about life with his allegedly high-maintenance ex-boss. Karl tried to block portions of Merci Karl! from being published, but unforch for Karl, Arnaud’s publisher is the bigger dog.
We thought we were over the tell alls, but Karl Lagerfeld is such a weirdo that Merci Karl has got to be good. Here’s five kooky tidbits we gleaned already… Keep reading »
If you do your morning stretches the ho hum way in sweats and a t-shirt, then you might want to take notes from this video. Please watch closely as “model” Rosa Acosta stretches, bends and spreads her legs with mind-boggling flexibility. Many of these poses look like yoga and ballet moves, so we are trying to figure out exactly what makes “sexy” stretching any different from normal stretching. Perhaps its the itsy-bitsy neon sports bra and biker short set? Maybe it’s the pervy way the camera lingers over her, umm, assets. Or more likely it’s the romantic jazz music playing in the background. Whatever the case, this looks more porn than physical fitnesss to us. But hey, we’re not really the intended audience are we? Keep reading »
Hear us out. We can see your fingers poised over the “comment” button already! Allow us to make a case for the argument that maybe it wasn’t such a thing for Anna Wintour to suggest Oprah lose weight before she ended up on the cover of Vogue: Keep reading »
If these Nike gladiator sandals were a person, they’d be the middle-school bully who beat up all the wimpy gladiator sandals from last season. They’re the brainchild of Art Center College design student Nancy and were created for Nike’s Remixed and Recut hybrid footwear line for Summer 2009. Hybrid is the perfect word to describe the sandals. They’re perfect for hitting the pavement while shopping or sightseeing, but they could transition to night with the right mini-dress. Sadly, they’re sold out. But if you love them as much as I do, you’ll keep checking Colette in hopes of scoring your pair. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
Do you love to cook and adore eating, but you aren’t so fond of packing on the extra pounds? Learn a few lessons from Hungry Girl (aka Lisa Lillien), the sassy, food-obsessed author of Hungry Girl 200 Under 200.” In this genius cookbook, you’ll discover 200 yummy recipes under 200 calories, including cheesecake brownies and “fried” mozzarella cheese sticks. So start reading, and learn how to eat tasty treats while keeping that smokin’ bod of yours! [$12.96, Barnes & Noble] Keep reading »
If you love you high-fashion kicks, you’re gonna go bananas for the “Canal Street” sneaker. Designed by Sole Food, it features designer logos in spades. If Vuitton is your label of choice, it has the Sprouse and the Daimler. If you’re a Gucci girl, the sole features the legendary Gucci red-and-green color combo. If nothing but Chanel will do, the ankle has the classic interlocking C’s in black and white.
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Clad in a slippery black dress, Eve is ready for rain or spilled drinks at Logo’s New Now Next Awards. [The Maritime Hotel, NYC, 5/20/01] Keep reading »
Neon has dominated nail polish for the last several summers. This year is no different. While we’re glad Essie is back with another bright collection this year, we’re on the lookout for new ways to infuse punchy colors. During Japan Fashion Week, G.V.G.V., which is sold in the U.S. at cool-depot Opening Ceremony, sent models in neon pink eyeliner and lipstick down the runway. Hot pink on nails looks cute, but on your face, well, it makes a statement. Would you wear such a bold color on your face?
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