Posts tagged "british"

Hershey’s Has Banned The Import Of British Chocolate

Update on the whole Cadbury Egg situation: No British chocolate will be imported into the United States anymore, after Hershey’s made a deal with the group Let’s Buy British Imports to cease the import of any British candies that have packaging that looks like Hershey’s packaging. Considering how many Hershey’s candies exist, that…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 27, 2015

Rihanna’s New Reality Show Has Very Little Rihanna In It

When we first heard Rihanna was going to have her own reality TV show, we were praying it would be kind of like the Britney Spears/K-Fed disaster "Chaotic." But it turns out, she's made a fashion show, titled "Styled to Rock," and it's more "Project Runway" than personal foray into Rihanna's world. She's also primarily…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 12, 2012

All The Crazy Hats At Britain’s Royal Ascot

The British -- they have a reputation for being so refined and proper. But look, these people totally wild out. Take the Royal Ascot -- a five-day celebration of British royalty and horseracing. The Queen and a bunch of members of the royal family show up, and there's lots of white gloves and fancy dresses.
By: Julie Gerstein / June 23, 2012

British Elegance At The Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day!

British ladies have a reputation for being so much more refined and classy than their American counterparts. Well, let me just dispel that rumor right now. Brits are no more classy and elegant than we are -- if these pictures from the Royal Ascot Ladies' Day are proof. For some reason, there is a subset of British…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 14, 2012

American Apparel Gets A Warning From British Censors

American Apparel has made a pretty penny on the backs of its risque marketing campaigns, which feature barely clad "real" models in all sorts of sexy poses and situations. But the British Advertising Standards Authority (BASA) isn't having any of it, and has warned Dov Charney's company that they need to tone it down or…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 5, 2012

Meet Some Very Dedicated Followers Of Platform Shoe Fashion

In this vintage video from the 1970s, a bunch of average Brits were asked for their take on the burgeoning platform shoe trend that was sweeping the streets of London. Unwearable? Impossibly chic? Oh, they'll definitely tell you what they think. What I wouldn't do for some of these vintage pairs. [Pathe]…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 24, 2012

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jonathan Saunders, The New British Fashion Council/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner

Jonathan Saunders was chosen as this year's BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner, and will receive £200,000 cash prize. He'll also be able to take advantage of top tier mentoring opportunities -- not that he'll need it. Saunders' designs are already worn by the likes of Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama.  Saunders beat…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 5, 2012

E-Commerce Site Very.com Is Very, Very British

Love Brit High Street stores -- like South Savoir and Love Label -- but hate paying for stupid overseas shipping? Us, too. That's why we're pleased to announce that Very.com has hit American shores, and is offering the best in British brands stateside. The site offers everything you might need in sizes ranging from petite…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 15, 2011

9 Tips For Befriending A Brit

Between the BP oil spill and the U.S. and U.K. facing off during the World Cup, the “special relationship” across the pond has gotten seriously strained in the past few weeks. This is unfortunate considering that—as I learned from spending a decade in London—creating any relationship with a Brit is not an easy…
By: Judy Batalion / June 30, 2010

The Top 10 British Villains Of All Time

Dame Helen Mirren is speaking out on behalf of disgruntled British actors. In a recent interview, she urged Hollywood to stop typecasting Brits as villains. I’d never thought about it before, but Dame Helen may have a point. No one does dastardly quite like the Brits. After the jump, some English villains who made…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 24, 2010

Brits Blame Promiscuity On Women’s Rights

A recent study found Britain to have more casual sex than any other Western nation. The study was conducted by asking more than 14,000 people in 48 countries to fill out anonymous questionnaires. Participants were asked about their number of partners and one-night stands, how many people they expected to sleep with in the next…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 1, 2008

British Favor Watching TV Over Interacting With People

The Brits might love their TV even more than we do, or maybe fewer of them have DV-R. A new poll revealed that a fifth of those surveyed regularly shun family, friends, and partners so they won't miss their favorite TV shows. Some planned vacations around TV schedules, and 17 percent of women between 16…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 27, 2008

Wednesday Quickies!

Tori Spelling's dog Mimi La Rue died at the age of 11. This makes me want to go home and hug Lucca. [Perez Hilton] Even proper Brits accidentally say sexual things. [Daily Bedpost] Some summer trends aren't worth following. [College Candy] Lily Tomlin shares a guide to hiring wome…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 18, 2008

Sex On TV: Secret Diary Of A Call Girl Wets Our Appetite

I have a new favorite show, well, for now. Secret Diary Of A Call Girl debuted last night and I love it. A British import based on the blog by call girl Belle Du Jour. Billie Piper plays Belle (real name: Hannah), a call girl who loves sex, loves money, and loves having sex for…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2008

Lip Taken Out Of Service

The 670,000 women in the British service industry won’t let you call them sweetheart -- or baby, or darling, or sweet cheeks, or even honey. Just like the women in 9 to 5 sans the ball-gagged boss, Women and Equalities Minister Harriet Harman is putting an end to womanizing in overlooked workplaces. Minister…
By: Simcha / April 3, 2008

Romance On TV: The Bachelor Is Back And He’s British!

This is how devoted I am to The Frisky -- I am actually going to watch the bajillionth season of The Bachelor and recap each week's totally painful episode. Just kidding! Seriously, I'm psyched, I love "The Bach" -- what an effing trainwreck. This season, the big man is a British moneybags named Matt Grant…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2008

Fly Girl Too Sexy

The U.K.’s daily newspaper, The Sun, proudly runs a bare-breasted model every day called the Page 3 Girl. A brainchild of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, it’s been a topless tradition since the fitting date of 1969 and the magazine’s sales rose 40% in a year. As we all know, sex sells. Ryan Air,…
By: Simcha / March 17, 2008