Until this week, Jenna Lyons was best known as the president and creative director of brilliant brand J. Crew. Her charming Brooklyn brownstone was featured on Oprah back in 2010, and countless times in the pages of style and interior design magazines since then. She was the subject of some controversy after a photo was published in the J. Crew catalogue of herself painting her young son’s toenails hot pink. In the past couple of days, though, Jenna’s life has been at its juiciest. A thinly veiled blind item was published that outed her as being in the middle of a divorce from her artist husband, Vincent Mazeau. Even better, this same scandalous item suggested that she was now having a lesbian affair with another woman in the fashion industry. This morning, Jenna’s love interest was revealed: Courtney Crangi, who is apparently the sister of a celebrity jeweler. I don’t have much of an opinion on this. If they’re happy, I’m happy, and happy for them. However, I doubt this will be the last we hear of Jenna and Courtney. This Halloween — and frankly, her style could be emulated any ol’ day — get your hands on Jenna’s fresh, masculine style at about 50 percent less than typical J. Crew prices. Keep reading »
You’ve got four days and $10 bucks — what are you going to be for Halloween? If you’re like most of us, you probably have no idea. If that’s the case, consult our handy last-minute costume flowchart. Still stumped? Check out some of our great inspiration boards and get your party on.
“Toddlers & Tiaras” is one of our favorite trainwreck shows to watch and in the last year the TLC kiddle pageant reality show has become rather controversial. Tots dressed as movie hookers! Toddlers getting waxed! Wee ones high on Pixie Sticks! The parenting, it is questionable. The standout “T&T” regular, in our opinion, is little MaKenzie, a Southern firecracker who will not go anywhere without her beloved pacifier NiNi. As an adult, dressing up like a “T&T” superstar is basically the same as dressing like a slutty princess — seriously, the short, poofy dresses are nearly identical. Pop in a NiNi, don a crown, tan your skin, apply 17 pounds of brightly colored eyeshadow, and scream with authority at anyone in your vicinity, “Don’t you EVER do that again!” and you’re set. Find out how to get the costume, after the jump! Keep reading »
Listen, if you really have to be reminded that blackface is both culturally insensitive and just plain tacky, well, you’ve got problems. But just in case, students at Ohio University created a special campaign, helpfully reminding that blackface — even on Halloween — is in REALLY BAD TASTE. The kids from Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) developed the “It’s a Culture, Not a Costume” series which features real pictures from a totally offensive Clemson University “gansta” party. But let’s hope you — and your friends — don’t really need the reminder. [Good Magazine]
This Halloween, feel like royalty! But Kate Middleton is so dull. Princess Beatrice is where it’s at! The hat she wore to Prince William and Kate’s nuptials took absolutely took the crown for most memorable. Luckily, all you really need for to pull off this costume is the fascinator in question — which we’ve found — but to get the look from head to toe, add a creamy pink coat, matching shoes, and auburn wig. Get all the details for this ripped-from-the-headlines costume, after the jump! Keep reading »
It’s easy to go bonkers around Halloween when every nine-year-old girl on the street dressed like a two-dollar hooker. I find that unnerving as well. But overly-sexy little girls’ costumes get the lion’s share of the attention where there really is a wide range of inappropriate costumes out there. Take, for instance, this Sexy Osama Bin Laden Costume. Too soon, guys. T-o-o s-o-o-n.
After the jump, 14 more costumes that are not for the easily offended. (Which begs the question, why are you on the Internet anyway?) Keep reading »