Some film stills from the “Sex and the City” sequel are out, and we’ve been staring at the gang’s style to figure out how we feel about it. Is it realistic? Aspirational? Bold? Completely rooted in fantasy but totally entertaining? And which looks will influence fashion trends (because that’s inevitable)?
For the new look of 40-something Carrie, costume designer Patricia Field and Sarah Jessica Parker wanted to portray a different side of the fashion-fanatic character. Director Michael Patrick King explained that the first images released of Carrie (remember that glam white dress with the sunglasses?) were intentionally styled: “This one is about evolution. They — Pat and Sarah Jessica — wanted to pick a simple, clean, American line. It’s a vintage piece of Halston, which is fancied up with those crazy gold sunglasses. They wanted to show Carrie’s grown-upness. All the girls have hands-on feelings about their clothes.”
When looking at their wardrobes, we have a hard time deciding whether the “SATC” characters represent something fun and inspirational for the image of 40-somethings (will grown women follow their lead?), or if they remain in the realm of laughable entertainment and fiction. Take a look at a few more images from “Sex and the City 2″ after the jump, and tell us what you think! [LA Times via Racked] Keep reading »
Today is my birthday. I’m 26 years old today — but I look much younger. With my big, brown eyes and round cheeks, people who don’t know me often mistake me for being in my early 20s or even in my teens. (It probably doesn’t help matters that my maturity hovers around the “Yo Gabba Gabba!” level at times.) Looking younger than my actual age is both a blessing and a curse. It is difficult, as a young-looking woman, to be taken seriously by older people when I discuss politics, society or culture. I’m not going to complain about being told that I “look so young,” though, when the latter is meant as a compliment. Who doesn’t enjoy compliments?
But I’ll admit I feel weird accepting those compliments sometimes. Why should I be flattered that I look young? Keep reading »
One of the biggest time sucks on the internet for me, besides reading “Lost” theories and playing online Scrabble, is reading dating columnist and “lifecaster” Julia Allison’s blog, as well as the blog that mocks her mercilessly, Reblogging NonSociety. I have no excuse; I just find the whole thing entertaining and hilarious, and it’s not like I’ve managed to quit reality TV or my bronzer addiction either. Anyway, this past weekend Julia celebrated her 29th year on Earth by having her second annual Bicoastal Birthday Bash, in which she and a friend celebrate their birthdays to the XXXTREME on both coasts. (You know who isn’t celebrating? Mother Earth! Nice carbon footprint, right?) We’re talking cupcakes, costumes, balloons, presents, brunches, dinners, and lots, and lots, and lots of photos. In short, I am pretty sure Julia celebrated her 29th birthday with more self-obsessed gusto than all my birthdays combined. Which got me thinking — aren’t there some things you are just too old to be doing at the ripe ol’ age of 29? I’m 30, so maybe my extra year of wisdom makes it possible for me to see this, but there are at least 29 things every woman is too old for as of her 29th birthday. Check ‘em out, after the jump … Keep reading »
Get out your red lipstick and be prepared to learn how to line your lips to perfection, because apparently, if you want to look younger, the secret is all in your pucker. Studies found that though wrinkles may be most women’s hated addition to their face, it’s really the size of your lips which determines your age based on your physical appearance. From childhood until the age of about 30, it’s safe to assume that your lips will maintain their size, but with aging they tend to deflate. But here’s a hint: “Lip height” tends to be genetic, so take a peek at pictures of your mother and grandmother for a prediction of your own future. Of course, there are unnatural ways to elongate the time you’ll be able to enjoy full lips, but don’t get all Botox happy and inflate your lips to unrealistic sizes just to hold on to your youth. You don’t want to get all Meg Ryan on those suckers. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »