Maria Pinto, the Chicago designer who has dressed Michelle Obama on many occasions, is among seven up-and-coming designers competing to have their gowns worn onstage at this year’s Academy Awards. Pinto’s platinum-hued jacquard strapless gown is in keeping with the Old Hollywood theme of the night, which all the “Designer Challenge” contestants seem to have adopted. The winning gown, chosen by the public, will be worn by an award escort. To check out the other designers’ gowns, visit Oscar.com. Keep reading »
Jammy bottoms are comfy for sure, but when lounging with our boy, we also need some cuteness factor. These 100% cotton chandelier print PJ pants from Cereal straddle the perfect line between adorable and funky. Sweet dreams, you sexy thing! [$12.80, Forever21.com] Keep reading »
Count the models — nine out of 12 of them are blonde. Is the Gap banking on blonde hair getting them through the recession? Keep reading »
Buying a swimsuit in February? Are we crazy? Well, yes, but that’s another story. It’s easier to get through the chilly winter months with a new bathing suit in our closet, reminding us summer will return. This winter we’re smitten with this retro sailor swimsuit, which is just so campy with those anchor buttons, it’s adorable. One pieces may not have the prevailing reputation for being sexy, but it’s all in the halter top front and the exposed back. One caveat: you have to be small- to medium-boobed to pull of a halter without looking totally boobalicious! [$124.99, ModCloth.com] Keep reading »
Every woman has been faced with the dilemma of what to wear on a date. We’ll ask anyone in earshot, including the fitting room attendant, but we hardly ever consult the person who has to accompany us on said date. Thankfully, The New York Post asked men what they want their date to wear on Valentine’s Day. Surprisingly, some got more creative than just saying, “Nothing.” Keep reading »
Normally yellow nails scream “smoker,” but last night on the Grammys stage, rapper M.I.A.’s canary tips screamed “smokin’.” Looking to bring ten rays of sunshine to your own two hands? Try Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Square Pants ($18, RescueBeauty.com, pictured), Sephora by OPI Nail Color in Cab Fare or IM Beauty ($9 from Sephora.com), Essie’s Golden Nuggets ($9, Essie.com), this neon green/yellow nail polish from Hot Topic ($2.99 from HotTopic.com), or Hot Pop Yellow from Creative Nail Design ($5.49 from Hello-Gorgeous.net). Keep reading »
We usually have to force ourselves to go outside when it’s raining and the sky is a dreary gray. But this umbrella might actually have us longing for bad weather. On the outside, it looks like an average umbrella. On the inside, it has a playful print of raining cats and dogs. Plus, the bright blue overhead will ensure that we won’t get as depressed as the weather. [$36, FredFlare.com] Keep reading »
Normally I’m skeptical of any messages across your bum (juicy?), but Mary Green’s Seven Ways to Say “I Love You” Silk Boyshorts ($173 for the set at figleaves.com) are just too adorable to ignore. (It doesn’t hurt that the silkiness of the fabric offsets the boyishness of the boyshorts!) Each day of the week you can tell someone those three little words in Spanish, English, German, Hebrew, Italian, Chinese and French. Damn, I wish I’d had these panties when I studied abroad in Prague, because I might’ve had more to say to the French dude…and the Italian dude…and…ah, nevermind. Keep reading »
Most little girls (and even some boys!) have a moment where they play in mom’s makeup, pretending to be a grown-up woman. But is the reverse true as well: do grown women like to play in makeup that looks to be for little girls?
Barbie for Stila, featuring makeup mimicking Barbie’s looks over the past half-century appeared in January. Blue Smurf makeup for Too Faced also came in January and a Hello Kitty collection from M.A.C. — a pink kitty adorns all-black makeup cases — debuts this February.
I love the Smurfs and Barbie as much as the next girl, but what’s up with all the cartoon characters on makeup? And what’s next? Care Bear-inspired pastel nail polish? Strawberry Shortcake red lip gloss? Dare I even suggest orange Garfield eyeshadow? Help me make sense of all this kitsch, after the jump…. Keep reading »
“Who’s She” red, “Hollywood Nights” hot pink, “Mauve-lous Memories” — clever names for makeup colors are supposed to seduce you into buying cosmetics. Sadly, some manufacturers have completely missed the mark and named their goods badly. While Wendy pointed out some clothing items have become fashion victims because of their uncool names, here’s a round up of the ugliest names for beauty products…
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