I was 10 years old and all I wanted was boobies. I wanted them so badly I would buy balloons, fill them up with water and then stick them in my shirt. I wasn’t even developed enough to be wearing a bra, and sure enough I owned a “training bra” so my miraculous boobies, that my mom told me I would eventually grow, would have a place to go. Regardless of how badly I wanted breasts, I never ever stuffed my bra with toilet paper. I was smart enough, even at the age of 10, to know that stuffing my bra with paper towels not only looks fake, but it feels fake, and is humiliating if and when it falls out of your shirt. How do you possibly explain the tissues that are sticking out from your shirt? I figured you don’t. Not that anyone was touching my breasts at 10, but bumping into a boy in gym class with paper towel boobies was not something any boy would ever let me live down and definitely not a risk worth taking. But the girl I saw while I was out the other night, didn’t see anything wrong with stuffing her bra with paper towels.
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“My look is a collision between bondage, ’70s rock n’ roll and a gentleman at the Henley Regatta. I don’t go shopping much because I find it hard to commit to an object. Will I ever wear these? Then I question the value of consuming, trying to make yourself feel better just by buying a pair of shoes. I think ‘will I feel better after I’ve bought these shoes? Or will I just be me … in some shoes.’”
—Russell Brand debates the power of consumerism and discusses his very personal fashion sense despite his lackluster shopping habits. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »
A new arrestingly stylish short film from NOWNESS, this one starring actress Bryce Dallas Howard (that’s Ron Howard’s daughter, natch) in photographer-turned-director Alex Prager’s “Despair.” The look is 1960s Los Angeles, and the story all noir in this film that “takes its cues from the opening of Charles Laughton’s ‘Night of the Hunter (1955),’ and the Hans Christian Andersen-inspired 1948 ballet ‘The Red Shoes.’” Howard’s lost woman makes a mysterious phone call, stumbles upon a symbolic red door, and experiences existential ennui — until she meets her dramatic end. It may be incomprehensible, but it’s also very pretty. [NOWNESS] Keep reading »
Forget the must-have IT bag of the season; Teen Vogue has discovered the ultimate trend of the moment — a gay best friend or GBF. The teenybopper glossy has uncovered shocking, groundbreaking news: Girls like to hang out with boys who can dress well, are slightly snarky, will tell you exactly what they think of your outfit, and have a great sense of humor. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve had gay best friends my entire life (and they haven’t all fit the perfect gay mold that the mag describes), so I certainly wouldn’t considering this a new “thing.” But thanks to shows like “Glee” and “Ugly Betty,” the GBF has caught the attention of a younger generation, and 15-year-olds all over have discovered the joys of having their own gay best friends. Putting aside, for a sec, that GBFs are a) not new and b) people not accessories, here’s an interesting twist on this non-story: the rise of the in-demand GBFs. Keep reading »
American Apparel may be going bankrupt, but recently the retailer’s new styles have been right on the money. Take, for example, this simple jersey tank dress with a sexy scooped back. Our minds are racing with a myriad of ways to use and wear this item. Beach cover-up? Comfy nightgown, perhaps? Trying going risqué with the look: pair the dress with a fun-colored bra that peeks out the back. Or go hipster-retro with spandex biker shorts underneath. Convinced? We’re already planning our AA lunch break shopping trip.