OK, the vampire craze has officially gone too far. The original obsession over Edward and Jacob was understandable, “True Blood” still makes us swoon, and it was even OK when “The Vampire Diaries” hit TV. But now, thanks to the newest trend in plastic surgery, vampires officially need to go away. Doctors are offering a new facelift treatment thanks to a cosmetic filler called Selphyl. Sure, nothing new there, as women (and men) looking to appear younger will always resort to cosmetic enhancements, but this is special. Selphyl has been nicknamed the “vampire facelift” because the main ingredient is actually your own blood. Ew. It’s being touted as a more natural option because the ingredients are in fact a part of your own body already, but this is clearly not a procedure for the weak. You’ll not only need to undergo needles for the Selphyl filler, but the doctor will have to withdraw your own blood before the procedure takes place. Isn’t this just like injecting yourself with … yourself? Who wants to pay for that? [ABC] Keep reading »
According to Elle.com, Lady Gaga has a new perfume coming out. But what will it smell like? They speculate: “Notes of latex? Hints of peroxide with an underlying whiff of sweat?” We have a few ideas of our own. Keep reading »
Few things compare to a decent watch. Classic timepieces are functional, sophisticated, and the perfect accessory. But what about in the summertime? Something about hot and humid weather stops us short in the morning before putting on jewelry. Metal sticking to our wrist is gross and irritating. That’s why we’re loving this eco-friendly watch. It’s made of all organic materials — the strap is cotton, the dial is made of bamboo, and the battery is mercury-free (snaps for going green!). The watch is casual and comes in lots of bright color combos to complement days in the sun. Stay cool and green this summer!
Damien Hirst is a British artist known for the freak-out factor in his art. He first got famous for encasing huge dead sharks in tanks of formaldehyde, and in recent years combined bling with bereavement in a diamond-encrusted skull worth about $100 million. Now to be an owner of a Hirst work, if you want one, you no longer need to have Bill Gates’ bank account; you can get discount Damien with this DIY kit put together by the artist. The package comes with a plastic skull, glue, tweezers, a paintbrush, instructions, and 8,601 crystals (the same number used in the original work). The whole shebang costs 50 pounds, or about $76, and nightmares in change. [I Artist London via Another Magazine] Keep reading »
While merchandise turnover happens every season, it seems most jarring in the summertime. It’s about this time of year that we start noticing heavy knits and jackets in the new arrivals section nestled right in there next to the bikinis. (Take for example, the new arrivals at the Gap: cardigans, hoodies, trenches, and argyle socks.) We understand that this is just how the industry works, that there has to be turnover for sales to succeed. At the same time, the thought of buying a sweater in July makes the room feel hotter than it already is.
Does this bother you? Or are you the type who is already on to the next thing before you can rip the tags off your new purchase? How far in advance do you start thinking about your wardrobe for the next season or even shopping for it? Keep reading »
The sandal with ankle sheath (or boot-al as we like to call it, think bootie plus sandal) isn’t an all-new concept. We started seeing the boho-inspired, open-toe designs like these Topshop numbers in the spring, and have had some trouble transitioning with the kicks. You see, come summer, these types of shoes can become sweat farms, creating uncomfortable moisture in the ankle area. As for the fall, they might work out until the temps drop too low for exposed toes. (Unless, tights with these — you think?)
Are you into the boot-al look for summer? Or think they’re a waste of money? [Topshop] Keep reading »