Getting a tattoo as an homage to your favorite celeb is so 2010. The hot new thing to do is recreate that celeb’s rear end in crumpets. Fifteen thousand crumpets and the manpower from 12 dedicated crumpet-ers honored Pippa Middleton, depicted in her bridesmaid’s gown. Artist Laura Hadland used over 100 jars of Marmite and jam in her ode to Pippa’s patoot after the world’s most famous sister-in-law won a Beefeater Grill contest of women whom Brits would most like to “wake up to breakfast with.”
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I am not a picky woman. I haven’t chucked a guy to the curb for being super short or for liberally quoting “Family Guy” without realizing that’s the last recourse of the unoriginal. I try to accept men with all their imperfections. Even the guy who always referred to my butt as a “tush” in bed. Keep reading »
- Huma Abedin, Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife, is pregnant. Three sources close to the couple confirmed to The New York Times that she is in her first trimester of pregnancy. Oof. [New York Times]
- Jennifer Lopez’s honeymoon sex tape has allegedly been stolen from the home of its owner, Claudia Vazquez, who is J.Lo’s ex-husband’s new babe. Cat burglar financed by “Idol”? Or someone else trying to cash in? [Radar]
- A Greenpeace study found that Barbie dolls’ packaging comes from endangered rainforests. That’s OK: I hear Barbie’s a global warming denier. [Daily Mail UK]
- A history of Sarah Palin complaining about “gotcha” questions. [NYmag.com]
If you have opened a magazine or looked at a billboard anytime in the past few months, you have heard of Levi’s new Curve ID jeans. Last summer, Levi’s launched a new fit system for their denim based on a woman’s body shape, instead of her size. The company performed body scans of 60,000 women around the world and identified three main body types — “slight curve,” “demi curve,” and “bold curve” — which fit 80 percent of women. Exciting news, right? Keep reading »
Levi’s is selling new Curve ID jeans in three different versions: a “slight curve,” a “demi curve,” and a “bold curve.” The sizes in the various versions basically range from 2 to 14 (although I’m aware sizes are completely and non-sensically different from company to company.) The tag line for the ad campaign is “All asses are not created equal.” The models are three light-skinned women who appear to be Caucasian. Although “curviness” is relative, none of them are curvy in the way, say, J.Lo, Beyoncé, or Crystal Renn is curvy.
Jessica Simpson really fails at this setting-a-good-example thing. I know “The Price of Beauty,” her VH1 reality show, tries to impart the idea that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. She’s even referred to the show as being like “missionary work” for her. But Jessica certainly doesn’t further her own “cause” when she makes comments like this:
“I have a white girl booty. I don’t have a big butt. I’d rather have a happy medium and take some off my chest and put it towards my butt so I could balance out a bit.”
Really, Jessica? Way to go on that “accept your body, everyone is beautiful!” thing. I guess you could say she’s honest to a fault about her body image issues. Or you could ralph at the galling inconsistency of the various things that come out of her mouth at various times. [E! Online] Keep reading »
You called it, Jezebel. The “My butt is big” Nike ad the blogosphere has been buzzing about all week is actually a fake. Jezebel and AdAge.com, an advertising industry blog, checked with Nike and Nike’s agency, who confirmed it’s bootylicious, but it’s not real! Instead, it’s just a canny knock-off of Nike’s actual 2005 “My butt is big” ad campaign. I guess I should have been suspicious that the fake ad spelled the word “embassador” with an “e” instead of the more common spelling with an “a.”
What’s the best way to sell running shoes to women? Nike goes with big butts. (Well, “big” by print advertising standards. You’re not going to see Gabby Sidibe‘s ass in any of these Nike Women ads.) In 2005, the company hawked its lady products with a big juicy booty. Similar to Dove’s Real Beauty campaign, a print advertisement declaring “My butt is big” was pretty groundbreaking at the time. Critics, however, disliked the fact that only a woman’s ass — as opposed to, say, her face — was used in the ad.
Now, five years later, Nike Women is recycling their big butts and, oh joy, the model isn’t just a disembodied bottom. But, personally, I’m not crazy about it. Some of us don’t have an interest in doing “ten thousand lunges” and couldn’t care less about luring “herds of skinny women away from the best deals at clothing sales.” We just rock our big butt for our big butt’s sake!
Boys all over are rejoicing, because thanks to celebs like Kim Kardashian, big booties are back in style. So this summer, prepare to flaunt your curves with butt-hugging clothes while adding reps to those squat exercises at the gym and ingesting a few cheeseburgers for good measure. In case your derriere is still lacking in a bit of cushioning or you’re not ready to commit to the big butt trend the natural way, brands like Bare Essentials are stocking their shelves with enhancing undies that’ll make Kim envious of your bottom. Granted, it’s an easy way to test out the look, but it’s kind of ridiculous to buy padded panties just to have a big butt, don’t you think? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »