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I know a woman who has tried to cover her gray hairs by coloring them, but at-home kits, no matter what the box says, really suck at covering gray hairs. So she’s tried, at different times, blending the gray hair with both light and dark hair. It hasn’t worked. But I say she should embrace her grays because she’s worked hard for them. I admire 46-year-old model Kristen McMenamy for choosing to color a chunk of her dark hair in order to have a head-full of silver, instead of the other way around. She looks gorgeous! McMenamy even made the August cover of Dazed & Confused and the pages of Vogue with her hair, showing that gray hair could be more than a trend for fall, but a statement for women about embracing your age. Will you go gray or color your hair? [Refinery 29, Vogue, DazedDigital.com] Keep reading »
Look, it’s Madonna showing Taylor Momsen, 16, how to work it, work it. Madge was directing and photographing Miss Momsen for a commercial featuring the former’s Material Girl line collaboration with daughter Lourdes Ciccone, 13. Is it wrong to be worried for the children? [NYC, 7/28/10] Keep reading »
While lawmakers hoped that imposing a tanning tax would help people cut down on the skin-harming treatment, they should possibly be focusing their efforts on making stricter enforcements on older tanning laws. Since 2009, it’s been illegal for anyone under 14 to use tanning salons, and anyone under 18 must have parental consent. An undercover op by The New York Post shows that in the New York City region, this regulation is rarely followed. A Post reporter sent a 14-year-old to five tanning salons, four of which did not ask for her age or a parental consent form. (To set your minds at ease: the teen didn’t actually go through with the tanning at each stop.) There’s more bad news. Tanning salon employees are required to warn clients about the dangers of indoor baking and inform them about the serious melanoma and cancer risks associated with tanning beds. According to the Post: “None of the 13 parlors visited provided the state’s official tanning-hazards information sheet or the ‘statement of acknowledgment form,’ on which the customer indicates knowing the dangers.” What’s to be done? Should tanning salons be checked up on regularly and fined when not in compliance? [New York Post] Keep reading »
While we’re not exactly superstitious, it doesn’t hurt to employ a few extra sources of good luck, right? Though we’re not ready to start carrying around a rabbit foot, we’d totally consider a pretty but powerful charm in the form of jewelry. Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 Horseshoe Bangle toes the line between over the top and chic without going overboard on the kitschiness. Keep it simple by wearing just the horseshoe or load up on bangles and hope for the best in luck and love.
High fashion is usually a skinny woman’s game (which is not so surprising when you consider the 15-year-old girls stomping designer looks down the runways). But Saks Fifth Avenue is taking a bold step to be inclusive to all women by beginning to sell plus sizes. The flagship department store in New York City will soon offer high-end clothes by Chanel, Fendi, Yves St. Laurent and other designers up to at least size 14; depending on the designer, some clothes will be available up to size 20. Huh. I didn’t even know companies like Chanel made bigger sizes. Did Saks make this decision out of the goodness of its heart? Or was it a financial decision? I would imagine in a bad economy, when $7,000 skirts aren’t flying off hangers, Saks decided to broaden their clientele. But, hey, I won’t look a gift horse in the mouth, especially if the company brings this new size-conscious model to stores around the country at a future date. [Racked] Keep reading »