Geneva S. Thomas over at Coco & Creme is calling for all fashionable women to stomp the word fashionista with “[their] six inch stilettos–six feet under.” Her rationale is that the term is simply a lazy way to label a fashionable woman. She also thinks it implies that because a woman’s stylish and presents herself well, she can’t possibly be interested in other aspects of the arts or science for that matter. Thomas even compares the “-ista” phraseology — those pesky sister terms of recessionista, frugalista, and urbanista (not sure if I’ve actually heard that one before) — to the NYC bed bug infestation; the dreaded fashionista label is to be feared as much as blood-sucking parasites. Keep reading »
Given the choice between this video on toxins in cosmetics and an M. Night Shyamalamadingdong feature, we’d definitely say the former would be more terrifying. Perhaps you prefer to live in ignorance, but this clip brought to you by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics spells out some pretty scary facts about the products
you’re using every day. One of the most disturbing things we took away from it: the beauty industry basically isn’t policed. They make their own rules and aren’t even required to follow them. Meaning, they can slap a “healthy” label onto a bottle and then put nearly any chemical they wish into the product. And, according to the video, there are probably tons of toxins in your body right now. Ahh! [Story of Stuff
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So, I guess I’m one of the lucky ones who, at least for the time being, can still reach around and wipe my own butt. But this is not the case for some people, who can’t properly cleanse themselves after a nice BM without the aid of another person. That is, until the Comfort Wipe arrived! This handy “sanitary toilet paper arm and holder” makes it so you can wipe your own butt and deposit the soiled tissues into the toilet without getting your hand anywhere near your behind. And it’s not just for the overweight or physically impaired — it’s also for weirdos who don’t want their hands anywhere near dirty toilet paper. As the super posh old lady in the ad says, in her delighted voice, the Comfort Wipe “allows you to maintain your dignity.” Ahem. Keep reading »
I have a hard time buying expensive sports bras, because not only is it going to get sweaty after each use, but the color will fade due to the sheer number of times it has to be laundered. Kelly Dooley, the creator of BodyRock Sport, obviously doesn’t care and seems to think the world needs to bring fashion to the gym. She created a sports bra called the Trenta, which retails for $1,850! It not only costs way more than the norm, but also features a whole display of Swarovski crystals! The spandex sports bra was a collaboration with jewelry designer Joseph Knight of Knight & Hammer and features an embellished necklace of silver charms along the neckline of crystals. The designer claims that the embellishment can be removed and worn as a necklace, but I’m sorry … who wants to wear Swarovski to the gym? Or pay almost two grand for a sports bra? [Sassybella] Keep reading »
Summer months are meant for languid afternoon picnics, happy hours that turn into evenings out, and long boozy brunches. The last thing we have time for when it’s warm outside is thinking about what to wear, and though maxi dresses are a simple go-to, they always need that embellishment that only jewelry can bring. But along with this long white dress comes a built-in dramatic gold necklace, meaning we’re dressed and ready to go before our boyfriends. And that’s an accomplishment.
Behold the chewed gum necklace by Mended Veil. A statement piece if we ever did see one. [Ooga Booga] Keep reading »