Most women don’t want to dress like a 14-year-old prostitute from the ’70s, but Jodie Foster’s look as Iris Steensma in “Taxi Driver” is rather tame and stylish by today’s standards. We’d never condone crop tops, but we love her high-waist short shorts, platform sandals, and big floppy hat. These three outfits totally fit in with the season’s trends and will look effortless on a hot day. Keep reading »
This is your mother speaking. You really shouldn’t be getting takeout for lunch every day. Not only are you throwing all of your money away, but you’re not eating all of your food groups! Why don’t you make something yummy for dinner and then pack it in a cute, reusable bag and take it to work? Martha Stewart even suggests a packable lunch recipe every day on her site, so you won’t need to waste a minute thinking about what to eat. You (and your wallet) will thank me when you’re older. Keep reading »
We don’t carry less in the spring just because we’re wearing less, so we need a stylish bag to hold the whole kit and caboodle this season. The handy compartments and pockets in this satchel will keep us organized day into night. And the not-too-bright yellow will surprisingly go with quite a bit in our closet, as long as we treat it as a neutral. [$199, UrbanOutfitters.com] Keep reading »
Fashion designers and houses love to have their labels plastered on billboards, T-shirts, and handbags. But who knew something as simple as a wrapper could get the fashion world’s attention. United Colors of Benetton joins Alexander Wang, Yigal Azrouël, and Marc Jacobs in the lengthening line of fashion brands that have released condoms. The Benetton condoms are made in Japan by Okamoto Industries, which also manufactures Beyond Seven condoms and automotive interior material. The condoms, which sell for $15.50 for 12, only come in pink and green — not quite all of the united colors, but the wrappers are kind of cute and not sexually explicit. I’m still not sure what batteries have to do with condoms, but maybe the message is that sex with a condom is everlasting and energizing. This designer condom trend may create a niche group of collectors … Keep reading »
Lauren Bush, niece of George W., debuted her fashion line at Barney’s this week under the name Lauren Pierce. Explaining the name change to W, Lauren denied it had anything to do with her name being mud in much of the world, saying:
“It wasn’t a conscious decision…. Obviously my last name is associated with politics. But Pierce is my grandmother’s maiden name and my younger brother’s name. It’s not about downplaying my last name as much as it is about loving Pierce. And my brother is very flattered.”
Lauren also happens to be dating son of fashion legend Ralph Lauren, and one can’t help but wonder if he’s the one who gave her the career advice to ditch the Bush. Just the kind of thing every young woman wants to hear from her boyfriend’s dad. [via Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Designer babies may be the new thing for couples that have extra bucks in the bank and can afford to have the perfect child. But what about those younger, poorer pairs who want offspring? Like those of us who don’t have the funds to afford fancy furniture and instead purchase cheap, assemble-it-yourself starter stuff, these wannabe-parents will make a trip to Ikea. BÅB is a newborn baby that comes in a flat box to cut down on costs. Genius!
Actually, BÅB isn’t real. If you were hoping for the baby equivalent of the BILLY bookshelf, sorry. BÅB was a joke created by a mathematician with a sense of humor. It’s a good thing BÅB doesn’t really exist, because upwardly mobile couples might get rid of their starter babies in exchange for designer babies when the economy bounces back. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
Who’d have thought the woman who moaned all about her “lovely lady lumps” would actually design really sleek and sexy shoes? Fergie from the Black-Eyed Peas designed a line of high heels for Nordstrom and we’d actually wear them, like, to work or in front of my mother. Fave pairs: the golden Maxim sandal (left), because every woman needs a pair of metallic shoes, or the Teema gladiator sandal (right). Well done, Fergie-Ferg. [$99.95, Nordstrom.com] Keep reading »
Whether your tan has finally turned against you or your skin is in an epic dry spell, peeling only makes an already uncomfortable skin-tuation look as bad as it feels. Luckily we’ve got the deets on fixing your patchy dilemma.
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Why get a wedgie pretending your thong is accidentally coming out of the top of your jeans when you can have a permanent whale tail stitched on? Sanna’s, a clothing store in Brazil, is now selling “Jeans Bikini-pants with Strass” (a combo of straps and sass?). Even at $94.29 a pair, nothing says cheap quite like these jeans. [Found$#*% via Buzzfeed]
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For those of us who fantasize about losing weight while sitting around in our underwear, a chemistry company, of all things, may have the answer to our dreams. Japan-based company Teijin has just announced the development of underwear that can burn away body fat. The magic underwear is made of a “Nanofront” fiber that’s said to be 200,000 times more flexible than conventional polyester fibers. Apparently, the fibers are so thin, a strand of hair is 7,500 times thicker. I have no idea how all this equates to a smaller waist, but the company claims that people who have worn the underwear in experiments for “40 consecutive days lowered their body fat by ‘several percent’ and consequently reduced waist size by several centimeters.” Wow, several centimeters! That leaves enough room for a whole extra tic-tac in your daily diet. “All that wearers need to do is let the fabric hug their skin to generate friction resistance when they go about their daily routines.” Sounds kinda dirty. The company hopes to have the fat-burning underwear perfected in time for next year’s spring/summer season. In the meantime, we should probably hold on to our gym memberships. [via CrunchGear] Keep reading »