Read any list of things that motivate employees to work harder and you’ll find that recognition for a job well done regularly outranks money. If I had to guess, I’d say that’s probably because the only people who bother to write lists like those are companies that want to pay you less than you deserve. Still, it’s an interesting idea, and one that I’m guessing isn’t completely without merit.
If you need proof, just consider the countless awards and honors that people spend their entire professional lives working toward, knowing full well that, ultimately, they’re meaningless. Read more on Cracked…
See that little girl rocking a flawless — if slightly more crinkly — recreation of Lupita Nyong’o‘s Golden Globes dress? She’s known as Mayhem (coolest nickname ever? I think so), and she’s become something of an Instagram fashion icon for the amazing construction paper couture she and her mom, Angie, make together. Before the two started tackling red carpet gowns, they were making colorful dresses out of scraps of construction paper based on whatever fashion whim Mayhem had that day. Here are a few of them: Keep reading »
This “Great Gatsby” movie’s been supposed to be coming out for, like, a year now, and I’m super happy it’s almost here, mostly so I can stop receiving PR pitches every five seconds about “Great Gatsby”-style or “Great Gatsby”-themed accessories, the vast majority of which are not at all related to anything Roaring ’20s in the slightest. That said, I’m very excited to see, you know, the actual “Great Gatsby” costumes, designed by Miuccia Prada and her team of worker bees.
And if the clothes worn at the New York premiere of the film are any indication, we have a lot to look forward to. Click through to see some of the best (and worst) on the red carpet…
Hollywood’s biggest stars absolutely looked their best at last night’s Academy Awards — so much so that we had a difficult time finding much we didn’t like. So for the most part, we’re going to focus on what we loved. We already showed you those wearing stunning sequins and princess gowns — and here are seven women (and men!) who opted for beautiful blues.
Jennifer Aniston is usually a style no-brainer. She always looks good. And her hair? Her hair is incredible! But this black and white number she wore to the 6th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Ben Stiller — I’m not really feeling it. It reminds me a bit too much of the Jessica McClintock prom gowns I used to page through in my mom’s JC Penney catalog when I was a kid. Which has a certain nostalgia, sure, but isn’t very 2012-appropriate. But what say you?
I love Emma Watson in every single way, whether she’s Hermione Granger or, well, Emma Watson. (I apologize, but I will never let go of her, or my, Potter past.) She’s beautiful, British, smart, stylish, and rocks a daring pixie crop like a pro while flipping the proverbial finger to the suggestion that “men don’t like it” — what’s not to love? “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” was practically the bible of my Troubled Outcast youth, and there is a good chance I am going to see the movie in theaters multiple times. You know, for nostalgia’s sake. Keep reading »
Last night, the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were held. The big winners were … well, there were a lot of winners. But Christina Hendricks and Jon Hamm were honored for their work on “Mad Men,” Tina Fey won for “30 Rock,” and even Danny Devito took home a prize (the “Television Icon Award,” natch).
But what were they wearing? Click through to find out.
Alexa Chung usually nails it sartorially — after all, she’s known for her quirky style — but even our finest dressers cop to a miss from time to time. The combination of hot-off-the-runway Christopher Kane dress, buttoned-up white shirt with metallic embellishments, and tasseled loafer-esque pumps is certainly true to her eccentric, English boy-meets-Gallic girl aesthetic, and I really like each individual piece, but this incohesive look just isn’t doing it for me. Are you into the kooky mix of elements, or have you seen better on Alexa?
The Met Ball is, in many ways, bigger and brighter than all of the awards shows combined. While the Academy honors excellence in film, the gala honors glamour in its purest form. Each year there’s a “topic” of celebration — last night extolled the parallels of Miuccia Prada to the late great Elsa Schiaparelli; last year’s subject was the inimitable Lee Alexander McQueen — and each year it’s up to the young and the beautiful to bring it. Good sense and humility takes a night off, and the most illustrious names in both the silver screen and the backstage dust off their boldest, most eye-catching, sometimes straight up cray looks. It is the Met Gala, after all, and if you’re not planning on blowing the roof off of the fashion stratosphere, then why bother going at all? Keep reading »