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Poll: Would You Date A Guy Who Carried A Murse?

Joey Tribbiani said his man purse, or “murse,” kept him really organized on this infamous episode of “Friends.” And he was right! A man bag with neat pockets and dividers is much more organizable than a backpack, briefcase, or pocket. Louis Vuitton seems to have considered this when planning its recession strategy. The luxury retailer is offering a collection of chic metallic and logo emblazoned murses that resemble the traditional shapes of luggage but are much smaller than a weekender size. Men need somewhere, besides our handbags, to put their stuff, but man bags often look like a slightly more utilitarian version of a woman’s purse. What do you think?
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Crave: The Body Shop’s New Dragon Fruit Lip Butter

For girls who love safe sex as much as new lip goo, The Body Shop and MTV have debuted a dragon fruit/shea lip butter to raise money for MTV’s Staying Alive campaign. About $5 from each fruity butter will go towards Staying Alive, which promotes safe sex and teaches HIV/AIDS awareness among young people. Beauty for a worthy cause—we love it! [$8, The Body Shop] Keep reading »

Would You Carry This Flower Bag?

Hoping that her purses will encourage women to “engage with nature,” designer Kathleen Dustin has created a number of flora-inspired handbags, including this, um, ultra-feminine number with peak-a-boo dyed pearls, which is on sale for $800. “I am often also asked, ‘Why purses?’” Kathleen writes on her website, “’Why don´t you make figurines or sculptures?’ The reason is because a figurine or sculpture just sits there collecting dust. You aren´t supposed to touch it. But because these purses are functional, you are supposed to touch them, caress them and examine them.’” So the question is: Would you pay $800 to touch, caress, and examine this functional work of art? After the jump, check out more of her purses. [via] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: The Best Places To Blow Your Paycheck In New York City

In a town where assistants drop a paycheck on a pair of shoes and it’s par for the course to window browse after Sunday brunch, New York caters to shoppers who mean business. Whether you’re looking for one-stop department stores, quirky boutiques, or sleek design shops, we’ve got you covered. Here are our favorite places in the Big Apple to spend in style. Keep reading »

Beauty How To: Cut Your Own Bangs — If You Dare

Bangs can be pesky. They grow out quickly. Without experience, taking matters into your own hands isn’t the best idea. (Case in point: My dad once decided to cut my bangs when I was 7. I was left with a straight-edged tuft of hair three inches above my eyebrows. I still haven’t recovered). Yet, with a bit of training, doing a trim yourself isn’t too hard. After the jump, some tips from Annamarie Tendler, a Vidal Sassoon-trained hairstylist and makeup artist. Keep reading »

Style On The Street: Nice Lookin’ Shorts

Annika has challenged us all to wear shorts (and look nice doing so) this spring, and Katy here proves that it’s possible! Along with her nude lace-up flats, high-waisted shorts, and bangle bracelets, we love how the long necklace ads a little oomph to her outfit. [Weardrobe]

  1. Hanging Bullet Flake Necklace, $80, Boticelli’s Niece
  2. Hayden Necklace, $12.50, Alloy
  3. Playful Beaded Rope Necklace, $40, Topshop

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Five Weird-Ass Facials

While it’s not clear if they actually work, facials tend to focus on two things: relaxing or acne-fighting. Most treatments involve a cleansing of the skin, followed by an extraction of blackheads and whiteheads, and finished off by a mask or, in more severe cases, a chemical peel of glycolic acid to remove the top layer of the epidermis. However, facials can get creative. Get ready to flex your face at some of the weirdest. Keep reading »

Crave: Garbage Land by Elizabeth Royte (Win A Copy!)

Earth Day is next Wednesday, and it’s high time you start realizing where the stuff you toss in your garbage can goes, because it doesn’t just vanish. In Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash, author Elizabeth Royte explores what happens to the things you throw away, and what you should be doing to avoid making our planet one big landfill. [$10.19, Amazon]

We’re giving away five copies of Elizabeth Royte’s book Garbage Land, but you have to work if you want it. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, April 17 through Thursday, April 23 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

What Does A $4000 Swimsuit Look Like?

Bathing suits and jewel-encrusted bling. They go together like Cheerios and vodka—and maybe there’s a reason for that. Check out Pistol Panties’ $4,000 bathing suit, hand-embroidered with 5,000 Swarovski crystals. The top and the bottom are held together with a gold-colored jewel strip. So, you know, it’s practical. Despite its sale at Selfridges, one of the ritziest stores in London, this suit does have a certain tacky jewel-encrusted-purse-shaped-like-a-panda-bear-that-your-clueless-aunt-thinks-is-the-height-of-fashion quality to it, doesn’t it? Even if you’re a lady who would need a blinged-out bathing suit to wear alongside Ivana and Paris, sunbathing by the Caspian Sea, sipping glasses of Cristal, I’m not even sure this is the suit for you. [Daily Mail]

UPDATE: Commenter BeeGirl is right. The actual price of this swimsuit in American dollars is $2,959.52. Keep reading »

Chris Cunningham Creates Weird Supergirl Ad For Gucci

You may or may not recognize Chris Cunningham‘s name, but you may well have seen some of his music videos, which tend towards the surreal, the strange, and the shocking. The UK-based director has created videos for Aphex Twin, Portishead, and The Horrors. Now, he’s following in the footsteps of David Lynch by creating an oddly lovely commercial for Gucci’s new scent, Flora. What’s going on in this video? I’m not so sure. But if you wear Flora, you may develop superhuman powers that allow you to control the wind and imbue you with a love of remixed disco music. [Gucci] Keep reading »

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