Nothing ruins a night out dancing like having to carry a big bag or an awkward clutch — you’re trying to grind all up in some hot dude’s business and your shoulder bag is smacking him in the gut in a decidedly un-sexy way. Put an end to that situation with a compact cross-body bag that’ll stay put while you shake it. We’re particularly into Madewell’s cute little incarnation of a dancing bag. Everything from the cool color to the badass hardware has us craving it pretty hard.
When I arrived in Paris at 19 years old to study at the Sorbonne for a year, I also arrived with an enormous zit on my forehead. It was the hugest pimple I’d ever gotten in my life—the cystic kind that hurts deep down and forms an obvious red mountain at the surface. It was only after a few hours of meeting Marianne, my host mother, that she instructed me to come to her bathroom. I cautiously entered her stately boudoir, where she selected a tube from the marble counter neatly littered with at least 100 products and beauty tools.
“I have something for that,” she said, eying my blemish and placing a generous dollop of a thick clay from India or Indonesia or Tunisia on my forehead. “This will make your zit go away in no time,” she told me. Embarrassed, I thanked her and went back to my room. Fifteen minutes later, I headed to the kitchen to see if I could help her and my host brothers set up for dinner. Before she could even hand me a fork, Marianne gave me a sharp stare, approaching me before her sons could see me. “I do not want to see this when I am eating,” she hissed, and instructed me to wash off the clay and pin my hair over my blemish during dinner. Keep reading »
Cat’s out of the bag—”Gossip Girl” star and angsty teen Taylor “Bad Attitude” Momsen will be the face of Lourdes Ciccone’s Material Girl line for Macy’s that she’s designing with mommy Madonna. Think little Lola had a say in hiring her? Our instincts say yes as Lourdes has been pushing her juniors collection towards an edgier style, and Momsen seems like the type of style icon Lola would admire.
Of course—and it’s so obvious, do we even have to say it?—the critics will inevitably rage against Momsen for presenting herself through yet another avenue as a bad role model for teens. She’s got a bitchy attitude, she smokes, she acts way too old and reckless for a 16-year-old, etc., etc. What do you think about Taylor Momsen modeling for Material Girl? Would you have rather seen Lourdes do it herself? [E! Online] Keep reading »
Nothing puts a damper on a day in the park like ants crawling into your picnic basket. Gross. I shudder at the thought of mosquitoes, crickets, and wasps. Ugh, they’re icky! And I’m quick to kill ‘em (sorry, animal lovers), but insects give me the heebie jeebies. Now, however, there’s a better way to have bugs at your picnic or garden party. After the jump, check out cute ways to let insects infest your wardrobe. Keep reading »
It’s been a long time coming, but Marc Jacobs has finally decided to get in on the e-commerce game. In September, MarcJacobs.com will become an e-retailer, giving us one more stop on our daily fashion lust tour. Even more exciting? There have been hints that the new website will also sell items that aren’t available anywhere else. So yay, more awesome things we can’t really afford! [Elle UK] Keep reading »
Summer time is all fun and dandy when your skin is glistening, toes are in the sand, and the beach or pool is your weekend activity; but the second you get a sun burn and your hair is fried you start to regret all of that summer time fun in the sun. Not only do sun burns hurt, they leave behind bubbles, discoloration and then peeling skin … Ew! If you’re experiencing after-sun beauty issues, after the jump find some easy and convenient ways to solve your after-sun boo boo’s! Keep reading »