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Science Can Now Turn Your Brown Eyes Blue — Permanently

Science, man. It’s a mystery. It seems that lately, science — rather than focusing on curing diseases or solving impending environmental disasters — has taken it upon itself to address an age-old problem: people with brown eyes. Yes, yes, some of you may in fact suffer from this affliction, but worry no more. A scientific solution is upon us!

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Snooki: Now With Very, Very Blue Eyes

It’s no secret that The Situation thinks Snooki is looking mighty fine this season on “Jersey Shore.” I wonder what he’d think of her with her new electric blue contact lenses, which she was spotted with yesterday while leaving a hair salon in New York. Personally, I think they are fab—I am a total sucker for the dark hair and blue eyes combination. [Radar]

But interestingly, Snooki’s new look has her looking an awful lot like another famous lady who stepped out with blue-as-the-ocean eyes recently. Find out who after the jump.

Related: Dark Hair And Blue Eyes Is One Of The Prettiest Combos

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Blond-Haired, Blue-Eyed Models Getting Booked More During The Recession

The recession has had some pretty obvious effects on the fashion industry. Designers dropped out of fashion week, labels have closed, and mega sales are a regular occurrence as stores try to stay afloat. One unforeseen consequence of the economy is that blond models are getting most of the work in editorial shoots and ad campaigns.

Instead of sticking with the recent trend to use quirkier-looking girls, blond-haired, blue-eyed models are getting booked left and right. When there’s money at stake in a tough economy, no one wants to be blamed for making risky decisions that fail. According to Storm Models managing director Sarah Doukas, who discovered Kate Moss, “Ultimately, blonds are a safer bet for clients who want to hedge their bets. Plus when we’re constantly surrounded by bad news, that blond stereotype is zingy and upbeat.” Her agency and Premier Model Management have seen increases in the number of requests for blond models.

This reasoning may be why girls like Lily Donaldson and Toni Garn are getting so many jobs, and why Claudia Schiffer is back in business with Ferragamo and YSL ads. Even Gap’s spring campaign featured only blonds and a few minorities. Flip through the pages of Vogue or Elle and see how many pages feature flaxen-haired models. Then cry a little for all the brunettes who aren’t getting booked. [The Times]
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