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A Ring For Pretzel Lovers

Some people get cravings for sweets, while others’ mouths water for salt. And those poor salt-lovers don’t get any of the exciting, brightly colored snacks, which is a shame. Luckily for you salt enthusiasts, design student Roni Baram is trying to make your snack time more interesting with her pretzel ring embedded with salt diamonds, which is like a salty Ring Pop! If I had a bag of these, I’d put one on every finger, and then proceed to eat all 10. [StudentDesign.co.il] Keep reading »

Crave: Liz Claiborne Broadway North/South Shopper

We’re trying to be good about bringing our lunch to work (to save money) and carry a reusable bag with us to the grocery store (to save the environment), but our current handbag just can’t keep up with us. The sign that we needed to upgrade came last Tuesday, when our strawberry yogurt tumbled out onto the sidewalk as we reached for our house keys. We’re pretty sure this slouchy leather bag from Liz Claiborne (surprised?) is going to change our life. Or at least give us enough space to carry everything plus the kitchen sink. [$182, Zappos.com] Keep reading »

Icebreaking Coffee Table

A furniture designer has aspired to make your dating life a little bit easier. Inspired by the movie “A Clockwork Orange,” French designer, Rad Iliuta, created this interesting coffee table designed to “break the awkward silence when someone enters your home.” In case a table that resembles a woman on her hands and knees isn’t exactly your design aesthetic, the next time you need a bring a new guy back to your place and need an icebreaker, you could always offer to make him a drink…

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Salma Hayek Launches Makeup Line

Salma Hayek has beautifully smooth skin, and once she launches her anti-aging cosmetic line, we’ll have her beauty secrets. The line is inspired by Hayek’s grandmother Maria Luisa, who was a makeup artist and used to make her own cosmetics. According to Hayek, Maria Luisa’s skin remained wrinkle-free well into her nineties. “When she died at 96, of course her skin had sagged, but she didn’t have any wrinkles,” Hayek told InStyle. The makeup line will be a recreation of her grandmother’s lotions and potions, made from ingredients available only in Latin America. But we’re also sure it will contain some plum lipsticks and brown and aubergine shade eyeshadows, too, as those are Hayek’s favorites. [Female First] Keep reading »

Baby Got Back (With Her Padded Butt Panties)

We’re all about the curves, but strapping some synthetic junk onto our trunks might be where we draw the line. Figleaves.com is now selling “shorties” by Huit ($60) — black or beige panties with round foam padding to plump up the flattest of derrieres.

If you’re trying to get someone to stare at your sexy curves all night, this will definitely do it. But I foresee the same problem with padded panties as with padded bras: what’s a guy going to think when you’re in bed and your fake foam butt, which he thought was so shapely and sexy and natural, COMES OFF? I pity the dude. [Times of London] Keep reading »

Crave: Go International One Shoulder Print Dress

We’re just dying to put some spring into our wardrobe, but we don’t want to freeze our tuckus off. So we’ll pair this bold color dress with a pair of tights, strappy sandals, and a cardigan. And since this one shoulder dress is less than $40, we’ll be able to pick up everything else we need too. Where? At Target, of course. Who doesn’t love one-stop shopping? [$39.99, Target.com] Keep reading »

New Jersey Might Outlaw Brazilians

If you live in Jersey and want to get a Brazilian wax in preparation for bikini weather (or a big date), you might soon have to travel to another state to get your hair down there removed. If a proposal is passed by the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling, genital waxing would become explicitly illegal there. Currently, statutes allow for waxing of the face, neck, arms, legs, and abdomen, and officials say that genital waxing has therefore always been illegal but wasn’t spelled out. If full bikini waxes get banned, we suspect the mob will set up a black market for women who insist on going bare. Too bad Tony Soprano isn’t around anymore, because he would take care of the situation — we can’t imagine him standing for Carmela or Gloria going around ungroomed. [Philly.com] Keep reading »

Robotic Model To Walk Tokyo Runway

Tyra Banks may be trying to groom the next supermodel on “America’s Next Top Model,” but over in Tokyo, they’re building their catwalkers from motors, batteries, and software. On March 23, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology will unveil HRP-4C, a sleek Cybernetic fashion model that is battery-powered and programmed to mimic the facial expressions, gait, and poses of real supermodels. This robot is 5 feet 2 inches tall — quite a bit shorter than the average runway model, but her 95-pound weight will have every starving supermodel jealous. Although her shape represents the average Japanese woman, her eyes, face, and hair are based on anime comics. Like most runway walkers, this robot is programmed only for entertainment, not housework. At a cost of $2 million, this model might never come to market, but experts expect a multi-billion dollar robot industry in the future. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Fashion World Officially Commends Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama hasn’t even been First Lady for a full two months, and she’s already getting recognized for making an impact on American fashion. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced that Obama will be presented with the Board of Directors’ Special Tribute when the year’s fashion awards are given in June. Along with this acknowledgement, the nominees for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear, given to an emerging American designer two Obama favorites: Thakoon Panichgul and Jason Wu. So, if a young designer wants commendation (and a sweet cash prize to help their business), clearly they should keep the First Lady in mind. And if Obama attends the CFDA gala, what will she wear — maybe a Thakoon-Wu mashup? Keep reading »

You Know You Want Me

Hey. You. Yeah, you. The guy at the other end of the bar. The tall, dark, handsome fellow. Holding your sunglasses. Sporting that black jacket. The white shirt. The day-old stubble. AND THE LATEX STOCKINGS WITH MATCHING THONG AND GARTERS. I was trolling the internet when I encountered this fellow. He’s really … something, isn’t he? I don’t even know what to say about him. Or what I would say to him if I met him in a bar. “I like your … pumps?” As Tim Gunn would say: “That’s a lotta look.” And, indeed, it is. Between the meggings, the male polish, and the bros, I know I’m starting to feel a little confused about 21st century gender roles. Well, at least if my stilettos disappear, I’ll know who nicked them. [Simon O.] Keep reading »

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