Award season is upon us, and while we're anxious to see who wins at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday night, we're equally excited to see what everyone will wear to the big event. Many memorable dresses and hairstyles stand out in our minds from previous years-some beautiful, some bizarre, and some
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Thu, Jan 13, 2011 7:59 PM EST
TiretThough watches are becoming obsolete, a designer watch is still considered a status symbol. But if you're a wealthy egomanic Kanye West, a standard Rolex or Cartier isn't good enough. No. You need something more unique. More extravagant. More absurd. And much more expensive. You need a watch... with your own face on it!Read More »from Kanye Westâ€™s $180,000 watch has his face on the face
Kanye commissioned this one-of-a-kind watch from Tiret, who claims it took them over five months to create. The gold watch features a gold-toned mother of pearl face with a combination of white, yellow, brown, and black diamonds. Large diamonds circle around the bezel as well, adding to the total of about 8 carats of diamonds.
The price of such an accessory: $180,000. The price of having your face on your watch face: priceless.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Thu, Jan 13, 2011 7:07 PM EST
Forget the Snuggie and Pajama Jeans. A new product called the Forever Lazy allows to you stay cozy around the house without "wrestling with blankets." Forever Lazy is "the one-piece, lie around, lounge around, full body lazy wear." Made of fleece and available in four colors, this unitard of warmth comes in children's sizes and adult sizes from XXS to XXL so the whole family can get in on the fun.Read More »from Introducing: the Forever Lazy, for when youâ€™ve completely given up on real clothes
Per the infomercial, Forever Lazy is great to wear when partying it up with friends, enjoying downtime with pets, raiding the fridge during a commercial break, cramming for a college exam. But they also say, "It will be the talk of your next tailgate and you'll stay warm and comfortable during the entire game." Wait, so we're supposed to wear the Forever Lazy... forever?! Even outside in public? No thanks.
But the worst part of this garment is the "zippered hatches" in front and back for "great escapes when duty calls." Now you can literally be Forever Lazy, even when you need to use the
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:27 AM EST
ThinkstockAccording to a recent Tweet by Sephora, 40% of house guests peek in your medicine cabinet when they go in the bathroom. If you have something embarrassing in there we suggest you stash it someplace safe before your next dinner party.
We wanted to take our own poll, so please take a minute to let us know if you peek in medicine cabinets (admit it!). Also leave a comment explaining the most random, funny, or embarrassing items someone may discover in your medicine cabinet. We want to know if you're stocked up on Flintstones vitamins, Barbie band-aids, Preperation-H (to get rid of dark circles, of course), Nair, and a graveyard of electric toothbrushes.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Jan 12, 2011 11:37 PM EST
Do you think Kim Kardashian's lips are plumped up frrom injections, or because she has the flu? / Getty ImagesIf you want to believe certain celebs when they say they've never had any work done, you're kidding yourselves. While there are some awesome ladies out there like Drew Barrymore and Meryl Streep, we've become highly suspicious of other stars who deny having plastic surgery despite their highly nipped-and-tucked faces. And then of course you have Lisa Rinna who recently had surgery to make it look like she's had less surgery. Sigh.Read More »from Celebs are over plastic surgery... don't you believe them?
Besides outright denial, there is now a vocal cosmetic surgery blacklash amongst celebs. They're admitted to having minor work done, but claim they're completely over it, or that it was a mistake, or that they'd never have it again. And we're not sure sure we're buying it!
In the past Kim Kardashian has admitted to having botox, liposuction, and a cellulite-reducing treatment, but claims she's never had a nose job or gotten breast implants. Recent pictures of the 30-year-old show her lips looking fuller than before, but she adamantly denies having lip
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Jan 12, 2011 7:13 PM EST
Rachel Zoe used a vintage dress for a Teen Vogue shoot in 2007 (left), and presented a very similar design as her own yesterday (right). Photo via @JaneKeltnerdeVCelebrity stylist Rachel Zoe is launching her own signature clothing line, and held a preview yesterday of her designs, one of which was a mod, black and white sequin dress. Teen Vogue fashion news director Jane Keltner de Valle was in attendance, and took note of the dress, as she recognized it somehow. Hours later she Tweeted a photo of the dress side-by-side next to a very similar vintage dress she styled for the magazine when giving an intern a makeover for the October 2007 issue. That original dress is from the NYC vintage shop What Goes Around Comes Around that. Zoe knocked off the very dress she once styled!Read More »from Rachel Zoe rips off dress she styled for her own design
We know Rachel Zoe is a vintage clothing fanatic, but we're shocked that she would so blatantly copy a dress she has been photographed using before. Refinery29 reached out to the then-intern from the shoot, Elana Fishman, who said: "it was a vintage piece that Rachel bought and wore herself after the shoot. She originally got it at What Comes Around Goes Around and wore it
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Jan 11, 2011 9:11 PM EST
Matching shirts! Fannypacks! Ill-fitting shorts! They must be tourists. Photo via GadlingOne travel writer surveyed 3,400 people from 99 countries about the most terribly outfitted tourists. The overwhelming majority of them (41.9%) said American tourists dressed the worst. THE WORST IN THE WORLD! How sad.Read More »from International survey says American tourists are worst dressed
We think there's something about traveling that makes Americans dress worse than they every would normally. First of all, many people wear pajamas, sweatpants, or warm-up pants to the airport to be comfy on their flight. They may not wear these in their every day life, but consider this OK for traveling because they're in "vacation mode." Once they arrive at their destination, they change into ill-fitting shorts, socks with sandals, matching t-shirts, and fannypacks for a walk around town. Back home would you ever wear matching t-shirts with your whole family? Of course not. And if it's a tropical vacation, Americans may opt for the Hawaiian shirt, thinking they'll fit right in. (They're wrong.) Throw on a goofy hat, stick a map in their hands, and a camera strap around
Kate Middleton criticized for wearing sheer blouse: How will her style have to change as a princess?By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Jan 10, 2011 10:34 PM EST
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Jan 10, 2011 9:56 PM EST
Miss Delaware Kayla Martell is bald and beautiful / photo via Pageant NewsWe used to think beauty pageant contestants were all slight variations of the same woman-pretty, thin, great hair, brilliant smile, funny talent, and a desire for world peace. OK, that's generalizing a bit, but most of these ladies have been trained from an early age to conform to the standards of the pageant arena, and thus hiding many of the unique and awesome things about themselves. We're happy to report that perhaps the standards of pageant girls are changing.Read More »from Bald beauty queen competes for Miss America, while Miss England will deploy for Afghanistan
Miss Delaware Kayla Martell will be competing in this week's Miss America competition wearing wigs. The 22-year-old suffers from alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes sufferers to lose their hair and can leave them completely bald. Martell has had no hair since she was a child, and competed in the Miss Delaware pageant twice without a wig. The third time she wore a wig and won the state title. "I decided to use my crown to show that it is time we redefine what it really means to be beautiful," Martell told ABC
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Jan 10, 2011 6:45 PM EST
Three new polishes from Essie's upcoming spring collection, available in February.You could say I'm a nail polish junkie. Getting new bottles mailed to me constantly doesn't help, but my nail habit started young, and friends still ask me to paint their nails for them on occasion. After all, I have a steady hand and about 150 bottles to choose from. Last week I received Essie's new French Affair nail polish collection (available in stores in February), and I have already given myself manicures with the three shades pictured at right: Nice Is Nice, Coat Azure, and French Affair. I don't think I'll ever tire of trying out new colors or using polish to reflect my mood.Read More »from Nail polish is not only recession-proof, itâ€™s taking over the beauty counter
Essie are the fairy godmothers of nails, currently delivering over 260 mani-pedis every year, and they certainly know how to keep up with trends. They enlisted IRI, an independent research firm, and received survey info from A&U and Shopper Insights to sum up the latest stats on nail polish. Now I have proof that I'm not the only one with nail polish addiction. In fact, I've learned that not only is nail