Martha Stewart. She bites kittens, bakes with Snoop Dogg, and can craft the bejeesus out of just about everything. Last week, she was on “The Today Show” to talk about online dating and trying and find a new boyfriend. Martha loves dating! Oh, Martha!
With that in mind, it seemed like a fine time to post this photo of Martha from her 1960s modeling days — all blown out hair, pensive stares and hanging with farm animals. I’m going to make this happen in 2013. Especially the cow part. [Business Insider]
“I had a longtime boyfriend … That ended a couple years ago. And I haven’t found the next Mr. Right … I started to laugh halfway down the page [when filling out my Match.com profile], … It was, like, impossible …I want to do my real thing… I love dating.”
– Martha Stewart complained to “Today’”s Matt Lauer about online dating. Join the club, Martha. We all get to that place when filling out our online profiles and then we breathe through it because the option of spending eternity alone seems even worse. Way to give us hope, Martha. [US Weekly]
Let’s play Two Truths and a Lie. Better yet, let’s play it with Martha Stewart! Martha will go first. Okay, so: she’s friends with Snoop Dogg, she does yoga every day, and she’s a terrible, terrible boss. Do you know which one is the lie? (It’s the last one. According to Martha, of course.) She actually is friends with Snoop Dogg! They bake brownies together. Do you know what kind of brownies? Here, let Martha tell you herself. Try not to cringe when Natalie Morales refers to the rapper/actor/icon/Lion as “the Snoop.” Who does that? [BuzzFeed]
At this point, New Year’s Eve could probably just be renamed “National Sequin Day,” and I, for one, have no problem with that. If you’re in the mood to get crafty this weekend and want to add some extra sparkle to your NYE outfit, check out these awesome cocktail rings made from wooden beads and sequin strings. For best results, pair your new sparkly jewelry with a sparkly dress and sparkling wine. [Martha Stewart]
Looking to bring some of those gorgeous fall colors into your home? I’m loving these DIY candleholders the crafty mavens over at Martha Stewart came up with. The best part? This project couldn’t be easier: simply collect a sampling of colorful fall leaves and affix to a clear candle holder using spray adhesive. Add a candle with a cozy fall scent (I can’t get enough of this Oregon fir candle from Alchemy) and you’ll be basking in awesome autumn vibes in no time. [Martha Stewart]
Karl Lagerfeld vs. Martha Stewart: who is the stranger pet owner? It’s a tough call. On one hand, we have Karl, whose Siamese cat (Choupette!) inspired a Chanel couture collection and has two personal maids who keep a diary on her behalf. On the other, we have Martha, who named her kittens Emperor Ch’in (after the Chinese ruler) and Kublai Khan (after the heir to the Mongolian empire), and also owns a Chow Chow named Ghenghis Khan. Oh, wait! Martha definitely wins, and here’s why:
“As with all my new pets, I gently bit each kitten on the face. This is how I let my animals know that I am now their mother.”
There you go. [The Martha Blog via Dlisted]
I get easily intimidated by Martha Stewart’s craft projects, because Martha is a crafting goddess and I definitely fall into the “crafting mortal” category. That being said, these fabric flower rings look genuinely easy to make (as long as you’re confident with a hot glue gun), and I love the result: so dainty and pretty. Martha recommends giving them out to your bridesmaids. Personally? I’ll be making a full bouquet to wear myself. [Martha Stewart]
And after this cover was shot, Martha made a lovely butterfly stew with moth foam for supper. No, seriously, what is she supposed to be? Lady Gaga meets “The Silence of the Lambs”? Put the lotion in the basket or else she’ll turn “Born This Way” on again? Gah. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
Happy almost Thanksgiving! Domestic goddess Martha Stewart appeared on “The Colbert Report” to share some of her most helpful tips for the holiday. My favorite suggestion of hers: get a turkey drunk with a mini bottle of bourbon before slaughtering it—with your bare hands. Did she learn that one in prison? Here’s a tip for the turkeys from me: if a woman offers you a mini bottle of bourbon, run for your life! Keep reading »
Tim Gunn has a giant pair of balls.
No, I am not intimately familiar with the contents of Tim’s nattily tailored suits. I have read the “Project Runway” mentor’s latest book, a half-memoir/half-etiquette guide called Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons For Making It Work, and let me tell you, this man has chutzpah. The rude and ridiculous behavior of celebs and mere mortals alike — including his own family — are picked apart in the book; Gunn has already attracted attention for his scandalous revelations, from seeing Anna Wintour being carried down a flight of stairs by her minions to Andre Leon Talley being hand-fed grapes. For instance, he describes filming a Macy’s commercial with Martha Stewart and her daughter, Alexis, who referred to her mother as a “goddamned bitch” and called the products she was hawking at Macy’s “crap.” (He also describes the Stewarts’ relationship as “there’s something ‘Grey Gardens’ about the two of them.” Ha!)
But the craziest revelation to me was not about celebs, per se. Gunn’s father worked as a ghostwriter for J. Edgar Hoover, the former director of the FBI who was allegedly a cross-dresser. Well, Gunn strongly suggests that when, as a child visiting his father’s office, he was introduced to the “I Love Lucy” star Vivian Vance it was actually Hoover in drag. “I’m not saying at the age of eight I definitely met J. Edgar Hoover at his office in the FBI wearing a dress and makeup, only that I strongly suspect it,” Gunn writes.
ZOMG is right. After the jump, read all about Tim Gunn’s lunch with Michelle Obama, Gretchen’s “psychosis” this season on “Project Runway,” and how he has hidden this book from his mother all summer: Keep reading »