Some scientists believe there’s a link between breast cancer and aluminum — which is one of the main ingredients in most antiperspirants. Enter Duross & Langel’s line of all-natural, aluminum-free deodorants. They are effective and both earth- and health-conscious. I’ve been making the trek to the company’s Philadelphia store for my balms and unguents, but I’ve just discovered they sell online too! I love their deodorant–it smells great, is all-natural and really works.
In the debate about plus sizes in fashion, there seem to be few solutions. Perhaps the place to start, however, is not by going straight to the solution, but asking why we have no answers. The Los Angeles Times brings up some points that delve deeper into the economic rather than moral side. First of all—why is the fashion industry geared toward smaller sizes when it would seem the money is to be made by producing larger sizes, due to the fact that there are more overweight Americans than model-sized Americans?
Apparently, it’s not just a question of designers not wanting to create plus sizes; it’s also a mechanical matter of not knowing how to do it, or not being able to make a runway look larger without it turning into something completely different … Keep reading »
Kanye West has done some really stupid things. So are you surprised that he went out and had diamonds permanently drilled into his bottom teeth? OK, maybe not so surprised. But still kind of astounded by the stupidity, especially after learning from The New York Daily News that this type of cosmetic enhancement is pretty risky. For starters, it’s not so healthy (ya think?) and one dentist says: “Diamonds are very hard, and this hard surface should not be used on the biting side of a tooth … Since diamonds are harder than your teeth, you will wind up breaking or wearing down your other teeth, causing you to need more dental work.” What else? Bleeding gums (gross). And if you choose to get the diamonds drilled directly into your teeth (as apposed to using a strong glue), and something goes wrong with the tooth, then you have the added cost of replacing the tooth and the diamond (assuming you still want it there).
Our question is … what credible dentists are actually doing this to people? [New York Daily News] Keep reading »
Anonymous street artist JR was awarded a $100,000 TED Prize this week for his impressive public art endeavors. JR makes intensely large photographs, which he then wheat pastes into a variety of locales, transforming his surroundings. The photo above is from an installation he did in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. After the jump, check out a video of the artist’s “Women Are Heroes” work, which was pasted up in Paris, and features blown-up images of women during wartime. The piece turns the typical male gaze on its head by featuring the eyes of women peering over the water. The wheat pastes were left up even as they deteriorated. Keep reading »
Do you resist dressing a certain way because of being younger? In Vogue‘s profile of Anne Hathaway, the actress admits: “I’ve never seen a Kelly bag or a Birkin bag in person … and at my age, it’s about time.” Anne is of course talking about two of the most famous handbag styles from Hermès. (You might remember the Kelly from “Le Divorce” and the Birkin as the bag that “SATC”‘s Samantha used Lucy Liu’s name to get.) These types of handbags are iconic and, naturally, extremely expensive. As Anne tries on both styles in the Hermès store, she says, “I think the Birkin would suit me more. As gorgeous as the Kelly is, I think it’s something that you mature into.”
Have you ever thought of clothes or accessories like this? Imagined certain power pieces that you would buy at certain ages? Or envisioned how you’d dress in your 50s or 60s? [Vogue via People StyleWatch] Keep reading »