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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Way before MGMT, Weezer, Kurt Cobain, and even Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly made nerd rock cool with his iconic black-rimmed glasses and according The Guardian the dweeb look is BACK. Channel this legend’s look—who died 50 years ago this month—and hopefully his visionary spirit with a pair of these geeky-glam specs.
1. These slim black-and-pewter framed glasses will look effortlessly hip on most face types. [$280, Oliver People]
2. It takes a brave girl to pull off these bold glasses, but you can do it, girl. [$77, Guess]
3. Red-frames are a fun (and flattering) twist to this retro look. [$550, Selima Optique]
4. These wide-framed bad boys are both cool and chic. [$130, Ray Ban]
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It’s really hard to find sexy underwear that doesn’t pinch, constrict, or ride up your butt. That’s why Hanky Panky thongs are one of the greatest creations ever. They’re oh-so-comfortable and look 100-times sexier than cotton granny panties, since they’re made of stretchy lace. This box of two (one red, one pink) is the perfect Valentine’s Day present for yourself. [$36, Bare Necessities]
We’re giving away Hanky Panky Low Rise Thongs Leopard Heart Box sets from BareNecessities.com, but you have to work if you want two pairs of the most comfortable sexy underwear out there. The three best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Feb. 6, through Thursday, Feb. 12 — will win one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Thought UGGs were comfy? Turns out a pair of UGGs can be as bad for your feet as a pair of torturous stilettos. And they don’t even elongate your legs or look cute! Dr. Ed Chairman, a Philadelphia podiatrist, said the popular boots lack foot or ankle supports, which turns UGG-wearers into pain-havers. If treated early, the pain can be resolved with an orthotic, but if the UGG-lover waits too long to seek treatment, surgery could be required. Wouldn’t it be easier to ditch ‘em altogether? [KYW Newsradio 1060] Keep reading »
Those Rachel Zoe-inspired T-shirts we were going bananas over aren’t happening anymore. Christopher Sauvé, the designer, received a cease-and-desist letter from Zoe’s lawyer. Apparently, “I die” and “Bananas” are trademarked. Are we even allowed to utter those phrases? Or do we have to pay someone every time we exclaim, “I die!” over a, well, to-die-for vintage dress. What kind of monster won’t allow other people take inspiration from her and art? Sauvé isn’t easily deterred, though. He’s come up with an alternate design (left) based on his “favorite things from the 1980s.” Hm. Do you think the Zoe will notice? [NY Mag] Keep reading »
Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” made her a hit sensation in the pop music world, but she’s gotten more attention for her fashion sense (or lack thereof) than her music. She’s better known for braving the chilly temperatures in outrageous outfits — like bra tops and bikini bottoms with no coat. Still, her lack of clothing isn’t stopping her from become a fashion designer. She’s starting her own fashion line, which will include … pants! Does she even own pants? Because I’ve never seen her wear a pair. GaGa’s foray into fashion may not be that big of a shocker, considering she designs all her own outfits, but it is amusing. She told the Mirror, “I can’t wait to do my own line. It’s definitely something I want to do in the next year as I do have my own style.” I’m not sure if wearing underwear in public is considered having style, G. Keep reading »
We’re so used to the chemical fumes in the nail salon that we didn’t think a natural nail polish was possible. But PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics proved us wrong. Its nail polish has been ranked the safest paint-based natural nail polish, and all profits after taxes are used to support women’s health advocacy and human rights issues. You’re helping a good cause by purchasing these products, but the names of the polish also inspire you to be your best person. We’re craving “Paint Me Forgiving,” a golden beige, and “Paint Me Grateful,” a luscious berry. And since several of the polishes are vegan, there’s no excuse not to pamper yourself. [$10, PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics] Keep reading »
Liz Claiborne scored a coup last year when they snatched fashion designer/talk show host/lover-of-the-head-scarf Isaac Mizrahi from Target, where he reigned for the last five years, bringing in sales of over $300 million a year. We had to wait until his Target contract expired, but he is finally launching his collection, beginning with a few looks this week. So far, the pieces look fun, the standout being the blue-striped number. The appeal of the new line (and the challenge to Isaac) is bringing the cool back to the staid work wear company. I vote he re-launches those awesome Art Deco triangle perfume bottles from the ’80s. That would be rad. [Liz Claiborne: Isaac's Picks] Keep reading »