“I’m very happy with myself. For me, my story behind it was making young people actually think before they do something. For me it was waiting. It’s the message I actually had to say. When people found out about it, one person asked me and I just couldn’t lie. I didn’t feel the reason to lie. I’m proud of myself that I waited. That’s 10 years I was like ‘I hate this top. It does not fit. I hate this top.’ … When I initially thought about that, I was 17 years old. That’s a ridiculous age to make a decision to do something different to your body.”
– Kelly Rowland‘s message to young people is to wait until they’re older to alter their bodies. The funny thing is, none of her fans knew she was waiting 10 years to get breast implants until she actually had the surgery. Why can’t celebrities just say, “I really disliked this part of my body and had the funds to change it, so after years of frustration, I did something about my insecurity,” and leave the whole message to young people excuse out of it? But at least Kelly has the courage to admit she has breast implants, unlike some other celebs who altered their bodies at a young age and pretend otherwise. [TheYBF] Keep reading »
This Baby Gap store window display in NYC caught our eye and we just had to snap a pic for your review. Yeah, the jeans are adorable, but the girl mannequin appears to be midway through a pelvic thrust (do babies have that kind of coordination?) and he’s popping enough collars to be initiated into a frat without even dealing with hazing. Beyond that, those are some, uh, slender babies, no? They may be headless, but we have difficulty picturing much baby fat on top of those model-esque bodies. Baby Gap has certainly come a long way since the days of our youth when jellies were the height of kiddies’ fashion … Keep reading »
Do you ever shop at American Eagle? (We stopped sometime after we realized we don’t belong to a fictional rugby team.) If you don’t frequent the all-American retailer, you might want to start. Come July 21, AE will be offering free smartphones to customers who “try on the company’s jeans,” says the Wall Street Journal. Whoa, was that a fact-checking error, or did we indeed read the word try, not buy? Apparently, all you have to do is wedge your butt into a pair of destroyed skinny jeans (assuming you can actually stand to do this in the ungodly summer heat), and you’ll receive directions to a sign-up website offering free cell phones (the BlackBerry Bold, the Motorola Backflip, and the HTC Aria are the choices), if you agree to a two-year contract with one of the AE listed carriers. Shoppers will also get a $25 American Eagle gift card. All of this is part of a promotion the company is hoping will put them back on track, as they haven’t been able to keep up with the economy and have fallen slightly out of step with style.
It’s an interesting proposition, but we have to wonder … does a free phone for just trying on jeans seem almost too gimmicky? [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »
Kim Cattrall received an honorary degree from the
University of Liverpool Liverpool John Moores University today while wearing a cap and gown that was right for a style maven. Check out the heavy draping, exaggerated shoulders, and hat tilted just so. I have a feeling Kim had this gown custom-made because it’s not the typical wear for graduates at Liverpool. [UK, 7/12/10] Keep reading »
In case you needed more evidence that fashion bloggers are kind of cool these days, four of them have teamed up with Meadowlark Jewelry to co-design some rather cool silver rings. The uber-stylish blog vixens of Garbage Dress, DI$COUNT, Gnarlitude, and Kingdom of Style each came up with their own ring, all of which will be produced in a limited edition 50 piece run. Our favorite is DI$COUNT’s complicated creation at left, but we wouldn’t kick any of them out of bed for eating crackers. If you’ve got $225-$390 to blow, pick one up. If not, they’re still worth a look and maybe a little obsessing. [Garbage Dress] Keep reading »