Who knew New Jersey-ians were so touchy? Dove has apologized for a prospective billboard for their new NutritionMoisture deodorant that ruffled feathers (er, clanged gold chains?) in the Garden State. “Dear New Jersey,” it read, “when people call you the ‘Armpit Of America,’ take it as a compliment. Sincerely, Dove.” The delicate sensibilities of people who elected Chris Christie bristled and Dove now says it won’t post the billboard at all. Arguably it doesn’t even need to post it at all, now that it successfully created a stupid controversy for free publicity.
Furthermore, on the matter of New Jersey smells: I lived there for a year-and-a-half and have zero complaints about smells. In my opinion, Washington, D.C., which is built on a swamp, and the perimeter of New York City’s Central Park, which is speckled with horse poop, smells much worse. Now, fight amongst yourselves about it in the comments. [Gothamist via MyFoxNY]
Oh hi, are you tired of Oscar fashion yet? Of course not! Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar party is honestly more of a fashion parade than even the Academy Awards, which only a select group gets to attend, because everyone and their mom and their neighbor and their neighbor’s waxer is invited. I mean, if you didn’t get an invite, you should probably be pretty devastated. Click through to see everyone from Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler, to Diane Kruger, Miranda Kerr and Zooey Deschanel, as well as a couple of choice outfit changes from Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lawrence.
I gotta say, with the exception of Whoopi Goldberg’s weird interpretation of Julia Roberts’ Golden Globes ensemble, there was not one person at last night’s Academy Awards who made a major fashion faux pas. (See all the red carpet arrival photos here!) I could not assemble a worst dressed list if I tried. Instead, I’ll just tell you which stars left me totally slack-jawed, from Kate Hudson’s drapey, capey situation and Lupita’s powder blue Cinderella moment, to Jared Leto’s red bow tie and Angelina Jolie’s, well, everything. Click on to see my favorites from the Oscars red carpet and share yours in the comments!
WOOHOO! It’s Oscar time! I’ll be updating this gallery ALL NIGHT with photos of the celebs as they walk the red carpet. What will Lupita Nyong’o wear? Exactly how will Jared Leto’s mane of luscious ombre locks be styled? Will anyone dare to ask Cate Blanchett about Woody Allen? Keep checking back for photos! And follow Katie at @TheFrisky and me at @xoamelia for all of our Twitter commentary.
The big night is tonight — the Academy Awards! — but for the independent film industry, last night’s Indie Spirit Awards are an even more meaningful occasion, as they gather to celebrate the films that made it to the screen despite very little funds or backing. Interestingly, all of last night’s big winners are frontrunners in their categories at tonight’s Academy Awards, with Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”), and Lupita Nyong’o and “12 Years A Slave” very likely to take home gold men. But fashion-wise, things couldn’t be more different. Saving the gowns for later, the women at last night’s Indie Spirit Awards went a little crazy with color, hem-length, and prints, while some did away with dresses altogether. Click through to see who had the most effortless hippie vibe, who is dressing like a newly single lady, and which actress is rumored to have worn her pit hair with pride…
Katie and I received the opportunity to meet makeup expert Sonia Kashuk to discuss her new collection for Target. One of the products Sonia was most excited to share was her new Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm. We both decided to test it for this Beauty Test Drive. Keep reading »
Alessandra Ambrosio ensemble here is not just an outfit, it’s a lifestyle. I mean, look at her! She’s wearing white jeans while wandering around town with a perfectly coordinated white bicycle and summer-y espadrilles. I would really like to have the kind of life where I coordinate my charming transportation choices with my pants, and am also able to ride said transportation choice without getting mud splatters on my butt. Ideally, this post would be a Life Stealer, but I guess I can start by stealing her outfit, and hope the rest follows? If you’d like to join me in recreating this
lifestyle ensemble, get all the shopping details after the jump! (Bike not included.)
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Jessica and I are the office powder foundation enthusiasts, so when she received Benefit’s Bigger Than BB Big Easy Liquid-to-Powder foundation she quickly handed me a sample. Let me start by stating, I haven’t worn liquid foundation regularly in over eight years. Just the idea of liquid foundation makes my face scrunch up, but I have to agree with Jessica — I was pleasantly surprised. Keep reading »
I’m gonna be honest, aside from certain key times of day, I pretty much refuse to walk inside an H&M. One of two things happen when I do:
- I walk in and almost immediately turn around and walk out because I can just tell by the air that staying any longer is going to give me an anxiety attack
- I decide to brave it, spend 30 minutes collecting items to try on, realize the line for the dressing room is 10 chicks deep, throw my stuff down in a huff and walk out empty-handed.
But now that H&M has an e-commerce site that delivers in the U.S. we can all avoid that particular hell hole and just order online, venturing inside only if we’re headed straight to the register to return something that doesn’t fit. Unlike some online retailers, H&M has large photos of all their items so you can get a sense of fabric quality and color. And they no doubt have a much better selection than what’s in stores. Here are 10 things — all under $60 — I’m currently coveting for spring!
This amazing macaroni & cheese ring has been making the rounds online this week. Many people seem to think it’s just a silly little novelty accessory, but I happen to find it extremely romantic. In fact, my boyfriend and I don’t want to get married, but if he were to get down on one knee with this ring, well, I’d probably reconsider. Here are five reasons that everyone should ditch the whole “diamond engagement ring” trend and propose with macaroni & cheese rings instead: Keep reading »