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Little Edie’s Fashion Rules

Here’s Edie Beale in the original “Grey Gardens,” describing her “best costume for the day,” an insane combo of pantyhose and safety pins. Best costume, indeed.

The fashion expert claims, “I don’t like women in skirts…you understand.” We understand she means a plain old skirt. But a skirt fashioned out of a turtleneck or cardigan — now that’s another story, darling.

After the jump, the essentials of how to get Edie’s pantyhose-over-pants-under-skirt look. Note: You must pair with major attitude. Keep reading »

Luxury Jewelry Retailers Offer 50 to 70 Percent Off!

Most little girls have dreamed about actually living Madonna’s “Material Girl” video at some point. I mean, who doesn’t want a diamond ring for every finger? This greedy dream is slightly more attainable now that luxury retailers like Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Judith Ripka, Di Modolo, and Damiani have started offloading their wares through the Madison Avenue Sample Sale, which brings high-end products straight from the designers’ showrooms to various cities across the country. The next sample sale is in New York City, but you should check the website to see when your city will play host. Soon you’ll be able to shop online also. Here’s a big thank you to the recession! [Madison Avenue Sample Sale via NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Crave: Metric’s Fantasies

Dream girl/rocker Emily Haines, and her electronic indie rock outfit Metric have just released their new record, Fantasies. But all those things she imagined are now, four records later, more like Emily’s reality. And as a committed career gal, she still wants more! Fantasies was a year-and-a-half in the making because the band had been on the road for a long ass time and needed to, as Emily put it, “reconnect with our humanity.” However, from the sounds of tracks like “Stadium Love” and “Help I’m Alive,” it seems she got frustrated and bored with her own success and the men back home. So, if you’re looking for a friend who can dish dirt you can empathize with while making you want to shake it (off), Metric’s got your back! [$9.99, Amazon]

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Peeping Tom: Peek Into Some Of The Smallest, Coolest Homes

It’s my favorite time of year again, and not because abundant sunshine and sandal-wearing weather is finally on the horizon, but because it’s the season for Apartment Therapy’s Smallest, Coolest Home Contest. Now in its fifth year, the home design contest is open to anyone who lives in a home 1,200 square feet or smaller. Finalists are chosen from several categories and winners are awarded $2,000 gift certificates from Room&Board. This year’s contest is now closed to new entries, but as a reader you can vote for finalists every day through Sunday the 19th, then for vote for the final four through April 29th, and then vote for a grand prize winner through May 4th. If you love peeking into people’s homes and getting a glimpse of the way they live their lives, you can easily while away hours surfing through the photos of well-designed (and sometimes, not-so-well-designed) rooms and floorplans. Last night, for example, I had terrible insomnia and was able to fill some time between one and six a.m. looking at every single contest entry. After the jump are my faves to win. Keep reading »

Booze 101: Stock A Liquor Cabinet Like A Big Girl

Certain things go out of style, but a classic martini isn’t one of them. So, if your idea of liquid entertainment is a pitiful six-pack of Bud Lite, you might want to educate yourself in the language of liquor. (You can get drunk as part of this, but please wait until the end of the class.)

Setting up a liquor cabinet from scratch may not be cheap (about $100 for the basics), but if you decide to start entertaining more at home, it can be cost-effective, not to mention cute, if you get a cool piece of furniture (like a bar cart or hutch) to house your loot in. Here, what you’ll need, plus some basic recipes. Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Clean Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes are expensive, but they get clotted with your foundation and shadows so quickly. Don’t bother replacing your stash every time they get too dirty to use, just clean them. We tell you how to do it without ruining the bristles after the jump… Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Make You Lips Bigger Without Surgery

So you want a puffier pout without the splurge of surgery. No problem. Besides, with all of the time you’ll save sans recovery, you’ll have plenty to sport your new pucker. Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Remove Blackheads

Sure they’re not throbbing, puss-filled pimples, but they are only one step away from becoming the zit of your worst nightmares. Blackheads are gunky little suckers that ruin perfectly good complexions. We’ve all got ‘em, and we are all dying to get rid of ‘em. Learn how, after the jump… Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Hide A Cold Sore

Nothing kills date night like showing up to dinner looking like you’ve got the herp. Cover your cold sore with our tips and tricks, gloss up, and wow your friday nighter. Keep reading »

Sliding Scale: Plaid Sundresses & Star Necklaces

It’s a plaid, plaid, plaid, plaid world! Or at least, it is for us when we see cute sundresses made hip by the preppy print. Go girly by accessorizing with a thick headband and pearls (so “Gossip Girl”), or make the look boho chic with some feather jewelry and braided sandals. “Check out” our cool picks…

1. Poofy sleeves and a collar make this dress super sweet. [$435, See by Chloe, ShopBop.com]
2. Wear this boyish shift alone or over pants.[$128, Modern Amusement, Saks.com]
3. The drawstring on this scoopneck can be worn loose or tight for several body types. [$58, Kimchi Blue, Urbanoutfitters.com]
4. This triple-button dress makes us want to go on a picnic. [$44.50, Delia's, Delias.com] Keep reading »

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