Posts tagged "valentines day"

Girl Talk: The Sexiest Valentine’s Gift

It was Valentine’s Day, and I didn’t have a boyfriend, which I was telling myself was actually pretty nice. The last boyfriend had gotten me a heart-shaped box of chocolates. I don’t like chocolates. I don’t like hearts. He had also written some ill-conceived poetry, comparing my face to the moon, or something. Or maybe…

Kate Fridkis / February 9, 2012

The Diamond Myth: How Diamonds Became A Girl’s Best Friend

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which makes us think of romance, relationships and engagements — and the sparkly glare of a diamond engagement ring. Yes, diamonds are pretty, precious, and these days, cost a zillion dollars. But it wasn’t always so — and you can thank a concerted effort on the part of diamond mines, the…

Julie Gerstein / February 9, 2012

Valentine’s Day Style Inspiration: Hearts And Ruffles And Reds, Oh My!

Love is in the air. Why not dress accordingly? Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to deck yourself out in heart print sweaters, flirty dresses, and gorgeous shades of red. Here are a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day-inspired pieces. Shopping details after the jump!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 8, 2012

The Foolproof Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Disclaimer: I have very little interest in Valentine’s Day. I’ll admit, the idea of it is nice, and the Valentine’s cup from Starbucks is maybe the cutest thing ever, but my appreciation for the “holiday” ends right about there. I never even really think about it, and when the day rolls around, I’m none the…

Rachel Krause / February 8, 2012

The VS Angels Share Their First Kiss Stories

You may recall my response to New York mag’s biting piece on Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr, in which I voiced my concern that the Angels may not in fact be human but rather, if I may quote myself, “tall, lithe, bronzed to perfection, fast-metabolizing aliens with silky long hair and bedroom eyes.” Indeed, every…

Rachel Krause / February 8, 2012

8 Tips For Landing A Job Or A Man This Valentine’s Day

Normally, the onslaught of Valentine’s Day ephemera inspires a mere eyeball roll from me, but this year I find myself sprinting past heart décor window installations back to my apartment, a zone void of pink and red reminders of the guy who decided to end our story — the same week I got laid off…

Anna Sofia Martin / February 8, 2012

Ask The Man Panel: Valentine’s Day Lingerie

Conventional wisdom says Valentine’s Day calls for sexy lingerie, but what do guys actually think of our attempts to spice things up with various forms of lace, ruffles, and leopard print? We asked real guys for their thoughts on 5 different lingerie options, from the simple to complicated to cozy, and also had them rate…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 8, 2012

Valentine’s Day Date Inspiration: A Romantic Evening On The Couch … Alone

Who says you have to have a date on Valentine’s Day with anyone other than YOURSELF? Embrace your singledom to the extreme this V-Day. Here’s what you’ll need if you plan on getting up close and personal with your couch on February 14th.

Ami Angelowicz / February 7, 2012

Ladies, Give Him What He Wants This V-Day — Your Butt

Hey, thank goodness for Etsy, am I right? Where else would I find scarflets, Scotch Tape wallets — and butt dresses like this glorious one made by LinaSpiroS. It’s like a very sexy Forever Lazy, which, come to think of it, makes it not sexy at all. See the full moon after the jump.  [Regretsy]…

Julie Gerstein / February 7, 2012

5 Love Poems Inspired By Celebrity Couples

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air. Certainly there’s no better way to convey your deepest emotions than a romantic poem. We channeled a few of our favorite celebrity couples and wrote some lovey-dovey poetry on their behalf. Click through to check out the results, including a haiku for…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 7, 2012

Craft Time: 5 Heart-Shaped DIYs

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s the perfect time to get crafty. Once you’re done folding and gluing and glittering your valentines (or, you know, buying them on Etsy), keep your crafting momentum going with another lovey-dovey project. Here are 5 adorable–and easy!–heart-shaped DIYs……

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 6, 2012

Valentine’s Day Date Inspiration: French Dinner À Deux

Who does love better than the French? (Well, we’re guessing, you.) Channel Parisian romance this Saint-Valentin day. Get all the details, after the jump!

Leonora Epstein / February 6, 2012

Girl Talk: How I Stopped Hating Valentine’s Day

In elementary school, Valentine’s Day was fun. I went to the stationery store with my Mom, picked out a box of perforated Smurf Valentines, and sat in front of the TV with a copy of my class list, making sure to include everyone as I wrote out my cards. I decorated a brown paper lunch…

Jennifer Garam / February 6, 2012

15 Ways To Avoid Valentine’s Day This Year

If you are a single on Valentine’s Day—you basically have two options. You can embrace the day and make it your own. Or you can boycott. We support both options. If you choose the latter, it might not be as hard as you think. After the jump, 15 easy ways to completely opt out of Valentine’s Day…

The Frisky / February 6, 2012

Shopping Guide: Heart Light City

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and whether you’ve got a boo or not, it’s clear you’re about to be inundated with tons of hearts and flowers. So why not beat the holiday at its own game and don a heart-covered sweater or bangle? V-Day, you’re about to get served.

Julie Gerstein / February 5, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Cheeky Valentine’s Day Cards

Want to give a Valentine’s Day card to your partner, lover, or BFF, but aren’t really into the Hallmark vibe? If irreverent and sarcastic expressions of love are more your speed, Etsy cardmakers have got you covered. Here are 10 of our favorite naughty, funny, nerdy, and totally random Valentine’s Day cards……

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 3, 2012

Adriana Lima Instructs Men The Ticket Into A Woman’s Pants Is A Bouquet Of Flowers

Men, let’s not forget the real reason you should celebrate Valentine’s Day: so you can get laid. [Styleite]…

Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: What Do Men Think About Valentine’s Day?

Confession? I love Valentine’s Day. I know it’s not cool to admit, but I’m a big soppy romantic at heart. Any day devoted to chocolates, flowers and other showy displays of l’amour is okay by me. (And even if I’ve been single on V-Day, my dad has always sent me a box of chocolate i…

Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

One Hot Soda-Drinking, Coffee Date, Coming Right Up

Ladies, need a hot date? Too bad this one’s mine. This helpful dating ad was taped up on a Brooklyn subway platform with some scotch tape and not a little bit of hope. Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Soda, or ice cream, or just, you know, a walk and some romance. Sounds pretty good…

Julie Gerstein / February 2, 2012

When Did You Know He Was The One?

It’s just about Valentine’s Day, and in honor of the Hallmark-iest holiday, I wanted to find out how some of my relationship-ed friends knew that they had found their special someone. It could be a moment, a glance, or the way he tied his shoes. Love is just like that, I guess. Read on for…

Julie Gerstein / February 2, 2012
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