A New Zealand television station is in hot water after it posted unedited, topless photos of a teenaged “Top Model” contestant on its website — in error, they claim. “New Zealand’s Next Top Model” snapped photos of 16-year-old Michaela Steenkamp with mud on her boobies posing on some rocks, which were supposed to be posted on NZ’s TV3 website. You know, the classic muddy mermaid in a headwrap shot! But unedited pics “with her breasts clearly shown,” according to the New Zealand Herald News, greeted fans instead and people flipped out because of Michaela’s age. TV3 hastily replaced the pics with one of Michaela with both mud and steam covering her body (as seen above). Now the station is hastily releasing statements to assure everyone all the models had their nipples “taped” for the shoot, the photographers were women, and they had chaperones on set. That’s great but … frankly, it’s kind of a lifeless photo anyway. Shame it’s getting so much attention. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Kiehl’s addicts a) don’t travel without their Kiehl’s, and b) never want to waste a drop of it. We often find that while those generic mini-containers you can get to transfer shampoo into are a good idea, we end up wasting the product in the process (it spills over the sides and there’s residue left in the bottle). That’s why we figure that stocking up on Kiehl’s mini-sized goods is actually more resourceful in the long run. Rejoice! You can get all your favorite of the brand’s basics—Amino Acid Shampoo, Creme de Corps, Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Conditioner—in perfectly portioned 2.5 oz. bottles or tubes.
If given the option between a big ass diamond and a creative ring your artsy boyfriend designed, we’d definitely consider the latter. (Well, maybe … ) Artist Luke Jerram created this silver engagement ring for his fianceé, which has space for a tiny photo slide at one side, and a projection glass at the other. When light passes through, the picture is blown up and projected onto nearby surfaces. He outfitted the ring with a picture of himself and his wife, but made the feature interchangeable so the couple can switch in meaningful photos as their family grows. Talk about romantic, clever, and sentimental! [Luke Jerram via UO Blog] Keep reading »
We don’t know about you, but we think this new Agent Provocateur commercial starring model Kristy Hume as a lady voyeur who isn’t afraid to videotape what she wants is pretty darn steamy. Confusing also! It seems the girl known as Betty Sue likes to watch more than she likes to make love, which is something of an inversion of the whole female-as-object way of doing sexy things previously. Now as for that BVD-clad man bouncing on the bed? We’re not so sure that’d be worth replaying. [Copyranter] Keep reading »
Forget Hillary Clinton‘s pantsuit (gladly) and Sarah Palin‘s banana clips (done). Here’s a political fashion statement far more palatable and subtle. According to The New York Times, female politicians pay worship to a particular shoe, a Kate Spade wedge called the Halle. Apparently, they’re a bit of a thing in Washington (one congressional candidate tells the Times that she learned about the kicks from someone who worked with Hillary). Comfortable, chic, and modest, it’s easy to see why the Halle would be favored by young political types who need to negotiate between poles of being too sexy or extremely dowdy.
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What will you be doing at 4 p.m. today? If you’re at work, there’s a good chance you’ll be spending some time doing a little online shopping. Research shows that online shopping peaks at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and is a full 75 percent higher compared to other times of the week, like Monday mornings. According to a recent study, employees indulge in a little late-afternoon, mid-week retail therapy to escape work pressures, stave off fatigue, combat “the post-lunch slump,” and celebrate “getting over the ‘hump’ of the week.” For any of you working in an office, this “news” probably doesn’t come as a big shocker. No doubt, surfing The Frisky is probably another way you escape work pressures, etc. What else do you do when you need a break from your job during the workday? And do you ever worry you’ll be “caught” by your boss or a nosy co-worker? [via Daily Mail] Keep reading »