If a mullet is best described as “business in the front, party in the back,” then this week’s OMG hairstyle is best described as “rock ‘n roll on top, classy French actress in back.” Yep, from this angle that sky-high pouf is all attitude, but when that model turns around, you’ll find a surprisingly elegant layered updo. And somehow, it all works. Check out the photos in this step-by-step tutorial for proof, and to try this style for yourself!
I had a “Chopped” moment in the kitchen last night when I realized I had a few beets in the fridge that I really needed to use, but — cue Ted Allen voiceover — only the stovetop of my oven was working, so roasting was out of the question. I’d been feeling like pasta for awhile, so I sauteed the beets in a pan with some zucchini and garlic, added some cheese, and ended up with a seriously delicious dinner. This recipe is super easy, super healthy, and best of all, super PINK. It also tastes great the next day as a chilled pasta salad (like, “Oh, I guess I’m eating lunch at 10:30 AM ’cause I can’t wait any longer” — that great). Read on for the recipe! Keep reading »
“Mirror mirror, on, the wall, who has the top Dogg manicure of them all?” The answer to that question would be Snoop Dogg (or is it Snoop Lion?), who showed off a set of new black and white French tips at his fave nail salon in Long Beach, Hey Nice Nails. And he’s getting into decals too, I see. Lookin’ fresh, dressed and like a million bucks, Snoop! See one more pic after the jump! [People] Keep reading »
Here’s a short list of things I’m feeling psyched about today: “Scandal” being back on TV tonight, this palm-print skirt from Lord & Taylor and the fact that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed that godawful discriminatory anti-gay bill. Also, it’s Thursday! Click through to see what we’re wearing today (and feel free to share what you’re psyched about in the comments).
Seattle artist Cheyenne Randall is the mastermind behind my new favorite Tumblr, Shopped Tattoos, where he adorns legendary photos with amazingly realistic body art. My favorite images are the vintage photos (I seriously cannot stop staring at that Marilyn pic), but I must admit, the inked up and hipster-ized version of Will and Kate is pretty fantastic too. [I need them to embrace this as a real-life makeover. -- Amelia] Check out tatted up versions of the royal family, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie and JFK after the jump! Keep reading »
You don’t need to sell me on the idea that drag is deeply inspiring (see: my obsession with “RuPaul’s Drag Race”). It’s not just about the WOW effect of all the sequins on the catwalk, it’s about making gender performance, which falls outside of the traditional binary, palatable to a wider audience. Artist Saint Hoax attended his first drag show and was stuck by the sequins, yes, but also by how it takes the “exact effort to make a leader” that it does to make an iconic drag queen: a flamboyant name, a fierce persona, defining outfits, a personalized hairdo, a trademark feature and one hell of a PR team. In his piece, “War Drags You Out,” Saint Hoax went to work transforming the most controversial political leaders into iconic queens. In a statement on his website, Saint Hoax writes:
“A rush of images containing Hitler’s mustache, Bin laden’s headgear, Obama’s campaigns, Saddam’s narcism crossed through my mind. It got me thinking that behind every ‘great’ man, there’s a queen. Like drag queens, political/religious leaders are expected to entertain, perform and occasionally lip-sync a public speech. But unlike drag queens, the fame hungry leaders don’t know when to take their costumes off. ”
After the jump, meet Hitleria Hysteria,Queen Abby, Madame O’ Sane, Georgia Buchette, Vladdy Pushin’ Ossie B’ and Baricka O’Bisha making their debuts in GIF form. WERK! [Jezebel] Keep reading »
See that little girl rocking a flawless — if slightly more crinkly — recreation of Lupita Nyong’o‘s Golden Globes dress? She’s known as Mayhem (coolest nickname ever? I think so), and she’s become something of an Instagram fashion icon for the amazing construction paper couture she and her mom, Angie, make together. Before the two started tackling red carpet gowns, they were making colorful dresses out of scraps of construction paper based on whatever fashion whim Mayhem had that day. Here are a few of them: Keep reading »
The other day, I was talking to my friend Lauren about ethical fashion and being more conscious consumers (because we’re exactly the kind of nerds who can talk about this topic for hours), and she said something that totally resonated with me: “Once you commit to being a more ethical consumer, it spills over into every area of your life.” It’s true: I began this journey by simply trying to cut down on my “fast fashion” purchases, but now I find myself checking labels on everything I buy (hoping to find my favorite phrase, “Made in the USA”) and reading up on all kinds of companies to see if they’re the type of business I want to support. This is not to say that I’ll never buy anything from China ever again, but I’m definitely more discerning these days. If I can scout out an alternative that’s made in the USA and/or in a more sustainable way, I’ll always buy that instead.
Which is why, when I read about S.W. Basics reusable, organic cotton rounds in Real Simple, I bought a pack right away. I’d been using (and throwing away) regular cotton rounds and makeup remover wipes every day for years, so I welcomed this sustainable and reusable alternative. Plus, they’re machine-washable and made in the USA. What’s not to love, right? Read on for my full review! Keep reading »
The Oscars are this Sunday, and I don’t know about you, but I have been positively, absolutely salivating from the anticipation of finally finding out — no, not which film will win “Best Picture” — how Jared Leto will style his gorgeous head of cascading ombre man locks for the occasion. Having seen those strands in person, having touched them however briefly, I can confirm that his hair is as great as photos suggest. It’s glossy and has the perfect copper-y ends, but is also limp in that way that only man hair can be limp and sexy. SO ANNOYING. Basically, it’s perfect, down or up, though you know I ride hard for man buns.
Which is why I am positively verklempt to read what his ombre expert (duh, of course he has one) has planned for Academy Awards night. Given that Jared is practically a lock to take home the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club,” the man formerly-but-forever-known-as Jordan Catalano has got to look like a winner. Chase Kusero told fashion and beauty blog Into The Gloss: Keep reading »
Were I to sit down and make a long list of dream life goals, there would likely be quite a few things on that list that I probably won’t get the opportunity to do. For example, “give an Oscar acceptance speech.” It’s not so much winning an Oscar as it is giving a thank you speech AT the Oscars that would be my goal. Still, shooting for the stars either way. Where am I going with this? Oh yeah. So another thing that is totally on my imaginary dream life goals list is “find an excuse to wear a sexy suit and rock the fuck out of it.” Not only is this an attainable goal, but Keri Russell is officially my muse. I still need to find an occasion to wear one — you know, besides on stage at the Oscars — but at least I know how I’d put it all together. I’m also totally obsessed with the way she has her hair just casually swooped over her shoulder. (Side note: what happened to her incredibly curly hair? Did she get that Brazilian straightening treatment? It’s very confusing and inquiring minds want to know.) Get the deets on this look, after the jump!
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