I had uncomfortable feelings about this “Saturday Night Live”
skit where Kenan Thompson and Blake Lively
make fun of Elin Nordegren
allegedly beating up Tiger Woods
. Ever since the Woods/Nordegren shiz-nit went down over Thanksgiving, I’ve been noodling a blog post about how I’ve heard and read nothing
condemning Nordegren’s what-sounds-a-lot-like domestic violence
against her husband and the fact that he seems to be covering for her. Keep reading »
Hey, we all have our off-days, which may be the only explanation for this NY Times Style section piece about how women are like, really, really into “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively‘s hair.
“In the 1990s, there was the ‘Rachel,’ named after Jennifer Aniston’s character on the TV show ‘Friends.’ Before the Rachel it was the ‘Farrah’ — the flipped out, flouncy hairstyle worn by Farrah Fawcett. Now, it’s Ms. Lively … whose tresses are coveted: extra long, ultra-shiny blond with a mussed-up tussle frolicking through the ends.”
Really? That’s quite a statement, guys. Here’s another quote on the subject for you, from our own Lily Q: “People need to calm down.” After all, there’s nothing more to the look than really long, slightly wavy, unbrushed hair, and I’m not jealous because that’s what I’ve got and most days it goes in a bun. Their proof that women are just dying to copy this hairstyle? Well, there’s the hard cold fact that a Google search of “Blake Lively Hair” produces 713,000 results (at their press time). Wow! At our press time “Angelina Jolie Hair” was at 5,160,000, Jennifer Aniston at 2,290,000 and Blake Lively’s own costar Leighton Meester beat her at 839,000. Just sayin’. The other “evidence” of this phenomenon is that Blake HERSELF admits that stylish women like “Vogue staffers” routinely approach her and compliment her hair. Honey, we know Vogue staffers, and that definitely doesn’t sound like any of them, unless they were being facetious and mocking you behind your back. Of course, the Style section could have just run an article about how women will always want princessy blond hair. That might have made more sense, no? [NY Times] Keep reading »
“When I was only three years old, my mom enrolled me in the first grade. My older brother was supposed to start school, but he didn’t want to go alone, so my mom told them I was six since I was so tall. But after a few weeks, they said they would have to put me in mentally disabled classes because I wasn’t up to pace with the rest of the kids. They thought that I was slow because all I wanted to do was sleep while the other kids were doing their projects. (laughs) So my mom took me out of school.
—Blake Lively in Marie Claire promoting “The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee” [Marie Claire] Keep reading »
Blake Lively has established herself as something of a fashion maven, but even the sartorially adventurous have dress-down days. Or maybe she’s just in costume for the film she’s working on right now, “The Town.” Either way, she looks a little bummed out about being photographed wearing this outfit. [Boston, 11/2/09] Keep reading »
As the Daily Mail so nicely pointed out, Blake Lively‘s got some concealer on her chest (check it out above)—and what, pray tell, is she covering up? No idea, but when I try to throw cover-up on my chest it’s for one reason—chestne. (Acne on your chest for those not occasionally plagued by it.) It’s the annoying little skin secret you don’t hear about much, but loads of people suffer from it. Fortunately, I’ve got a few tricks and preventative measures you can try out to get rid of it. Blake, listen up! Keep reading »
It’s hard being Blake Lively. Between Leighton Meester‘s alleged sex tape, Ed Westwick‘s stupid tattoos, and Taylor Momsen‘s incessant partying, she’s the only class act “Gossip Girl” has got going. Yet, when it comes to the red carpet, subtlety eludes the poor thing. Keep reading »
Blake Lively and Penn Badgley are definitely the cutest actors who’ve played a couple on TV that refuse to acknowledge they’re one in real life too. Luckily, “Gossip Girls” in training all around New York are constantly telling the tabs about their Blake/Penn sightings. Like last week, the two were spotted having brunch and smooching at Five Points restaurant. According to People, “The actor was very doting and even walked his girlfriend to the bathroom at the end of their meal. The two left the restaurant arm-in-arm.”
Um, back the truck up a second. He walked her to the bathroom? I’d never heard of this particular convention until last summer, when a date offered to do this. “Why would you walk me to the bathroom?” I asked. “Oh, I thought that was common courtesy,” he said. Sweet, but I’m a big girl. I can make it the 15 feet to the bathroom on my own. I’m not really interested in having you join me for the walk, unless you’re planning to join me in there for a quickie.
I’m all for opening doors and you giving me your jacket when I’m cold, but here are eight other supposedly gentlemanly moves we don’t understand. Though any effort is always appreciated, even if it’s a little weird. Keep reading »
What do you think, is Blake Lively rocking a sexy bedhead look or has it veered into messy, frizzball hair territory? Have to say, her put-together look and makeup make me think it’s just bedhead-y—but she comes very close. What do you think? After the jump, a bunch of questions to ask yourself before leaving the house with a “bedhead” look. Keep reading »
Jeans always get front and center when it comes to icons of American style. But everyone knows the silent star is really the T-shirt. Where would James Dean, Marlon Brando, or Michael Jackson have been without the super simple, super sexy white t-shirt? There are several elements that elevate the standard tee: color, graphics, fit and, most importantly, fabric. The latter is what makes Market tees so amazing. The recently debuted line believes in simplicity. So they limit their collection to a variety of plain, cotton t-shirts that still manage to be infinitely comfortable and sexy. Drew Barrymore, Blake Lively and Lindsay Lohan have all been snapped while wearing them. What drives them to the brand is what will make you fall in love, too: buttery fabrics, rainbow colors, and the perfect fit. We got to test-run these tees and got more compliments than we can count. They’re perfect paired with jeans and sneakers or a chic mini-skirt and heels — and the prices are equally attractive at $24 to $35. Check out their latest styles and colors and find out where to buy online. Keep reading »
OK, you know I’m a metal lovin’ chick that wears a lot of black, but Blake Lively’s adorable puppy has made me squeal like a little girl. OMG, isn’t this doggie the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?! Eeep! OK, now, back to my bitchdom. Grrrrr. [New York City, 8/5/09] Keep reading »