shopconfederacy.comWe all love days when our slim fitting jeans feel comfy, but is there any worse feeling than days when they are too tight? Rag & Bone's Bondage Pant may be the fix you're looking for. Handy zippers run down the back from your upper thigh to just above the ankle "so you can make them tight just where you want them tight, or make them not tight at all."
Now instead of popping your top button after a big meal you can just unzip and pretend it's a fashion statement. Now that's something we can get behind. This pair retails for $287 at Confederacy, but we have our fingers crossed for some more affordable knockoffs in the near future. Jeggings, be gone! [NY Mag]
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
shopconfederacy.comWe all love days when our slim fitting jeans feel comfy, but is there any worse feeling than days when they are too tight? Rag & Bone's Bondage Pant may be the fix you're looking for. Handy zippers run down the back from your upper thigh to just above the ankle "so you can make them tight just where you want them tight, or make them not tight at all."Read More »from Not-so-skinny jeans
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Parenting – Tue, Jul 28, 2009 11:14 PM EDT
miley-c.netWhen I was growing up, I idolized the stars of "The Mickey Mouse Club," "Saved by the Bell," "Beverly Hills 90210," "Punky Brewster," and pop acts like Debbie Gibson and New Kids on the Block. I read all about them and tidbits about their personal lives in "Tiger Beat" and "Bop" magazine, but gossip wasn't nearly as juicy as it is nowadays. Furthermore, my parents could have cared less who these stars were dating or what where they liked to shop.Read More »from Why have we become so obsessed with the lives of teen stars?
Times have changed and celebrity culture has exploded to monstrous proportions. With reality shows, rampant gossip blogs and weekly tabloids, the information is practically shoved down our throats whether we care or not. But one thing that surprises me is the interest we adults now have in the lives of teen stars.
Youngsters have increased interest and use of sites and magazines aimed at adults. As a result, many of these media outlets have widened their coverage to include teenage celebrities like Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Zac Efron,
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Healthy Living – Tue, Jul 28, 2009 10:26 PM EDT
APIn the sad saga of Michael Jackson's death, it turns out that his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, administered the dose of propofol that killed the pop icon. He was the doctor at Jackson's bedside before the singer was taken to Los Angeles hospital and pronounced dead. As a result, detectives have searched Murray's Houston office and his Las Vegas home, now treating the case as a possible manslaughter.Read More »from Would it be fair to blame Michael Jacksonâ€™s doctor?
Propofol is an anesthetic typically used to induce unconsciousness in patients before a major surgery. Murray said he previously administered the drug to help Jackson sleep and then stopped the IV drip when the singer wanted to wake up. Experts in the field say the drug is only administered in hospitals and there is no reason the drug should have been in Jackson's home. Toxicology reports are still pending, but thus far many people are looking to blame Murray for Jackson's death, as the drug allegedly caused his heart to stop.
"They (the family) are suspicious of this doctor and they
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Tue, Jul 28, 2009 7:38 PM EDT
Ray Tamarra/Getty ImagesIf you are a fan of the "Sex and the City" franchise, wouldn't it be cool to actually be in the new movie? Casting directors are looking for "background performers" next week, so if you are in the New York City area, now is your chance for a moment on the big screen with Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte! In addition to professionals in the Screen Actor's Guild, casters are also seeking "fashion models, celebrity types, upscale socialites, fashionistas, urban club goers, gays and lesbians, international types (Middle Eastern, Arabic, Asian, European, British), and professional soccer players."Read More »from â€œSex and the Cityâ€ movie sequel seeking extras
When: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 from 1:30pm - 4:00pm (for non-SAG members)
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion - 125 West 18th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues.
If you can't make it to the call next week, casting directors are also accepting submissions via email. Send a recent picture and contact info to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Jul 27, 2009 9:51 PM EDT
Like many women, I grew up loving Chanel. Not that I could afford anything the label had to offer aside from a high-priced lipgloss, but I have fond memories of my mother dabbing on some Chanel No. 5 before going out with my dad. I viewed Jackie O. in her tweed suits as a style icon and longed for a handbag adorned with the double-Cs to call my own. I liked what Chanel represented and daydreamed about the lifestyle associated with the brand. Here in Manhattan, Chanel bags, sunglasses and ballet flats are in abundance, and if you're anything like me, you look at them in awe.
When I got my first big promotion, I saved up and bought myself a present: a black quilted Chanel bag. I rationalized my expensive purchase by remembering how "classic" and "iconic" the item is in the fashion world, and insisting that I'd get loads of use out of it. Well, I still use it daily. But one little bit of fashion news I stumbled upon today has tainted my vision of Chanel just a smidge. And that is theirRead More »from Lily Allen is the new face of Chanel: Has the iconic label lost its class?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Mon, Jul 27, 2009 8:48 PM EDT
Everything you own in the box to the left!When you and your ex break up, no matter how amicably, it's still awkward retrieving the personal items you left behind. Some opt to meet up at a mutual location with a box of things to swap, while others may send a friend to pick up their stuff, unable to face the jerk in person. Personally, I am a fan of cutting my losses and never seeing them--or my DVDs, books, and sweater--again.
When Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo broke up she left more than a few toiletries behind. It was more like 37 boxes full of stuff! (Does anyone even own 37 boxes worth of anything?!) Obviously she wasn't about to part with her things, so she paid $19,000 to overnight her belongings from Dallas to Los Angeles. Yikes, that's one expensive breakup!
What do you do about the items you've left behind? Do you:
- Go get them yourself
- Have a friend pick them up for you
- Forget about them
High SnobetteRemember when Britney lost her marbles, smashed the car of a paparazzo with an umbrella and shaved her head? Hardly behavior to emulate... or is it? The head shaving part has actually become a fad thanks to the likes of Rihanna (she shaved the underside), Cassie (she buzzed off the right half of her head) and Amber Rose (she rocks the peach fuzz look). With all the time and money women spend on hair products, treatments and stylists who would've imagined taking an electric razor to the head would become in vogue?
Solange Knowles (at left) is the latest to jump on board the head shaving wagon, though she claims the press is making too big of a deal out of her fashion statement. These comments come via her Twitter:
- listen. if. i. wanted. to. make. a. statement. i. would. have. twitpic'd. photo shoot. ect. i. was. simply. taking. my. son. to. school.
- stupid. paps. took. pic. ive. had. my. hair. cut. like. this. for. two. weeks. i. was. NOT. inspired. by anyone. but. my. self.
What is the queen of reinvention to do when the '80s come back? Chop up and remix her old self, of course! Madonna's career comes full circle this fall with "Celebration," a collection of remastered old songs ("Everybody," "Express Yourself," and "Vogue" for example) and a DVD of her greatest videos.Read More »from Madonna is out of ideas: Recycles her old ones
We haven't been Madonna's biggest fans lately, but we grew up on classics like "Material Girl," and "Papa Don't Preach," and miss the me-decade Madge. So although we think it's cheap for her to cash in on an album of probably mediocre-remixes, at least she's going back to the territory she knows best.
For those of you who haven't minded Madonna's latest work, there's something for you too: a new title track for the album has been recorded and co-produced by electro phenom Paul Oakenfold. The accompanying video, shot by the guy who made her "Ray of Light" video, has promise as well.
The album cover, pictured above, is a mashup of old and new elements. It was made by pop artist Mr.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Fri, Jul 24, 2009 7:28 PM EDT
Many of us can't wait for the moment we will walk towards the altar to say our vows to the man we wish to spend the rest of our lives with. Well, as more and more weddings and receptions are straying from the traditional format, people have gotten quite creative in customizing their big day. Newlyweds Jillian Peterson and Kevin Heinz decided to have their entire wedding party dance down the aisle! We give them credit for lightening the mood and giving their guests an experience they will always remember.
Would you consider a more creative entrance on your wedding day?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Fri, Jul 24, 2009 1:57 AM EDT
Splash NewsReporter Kate Major resigned from her job at Star magazine this morning, citing a conflict of interest between her reporting duties and her relationship with Jon Gosselin. What?! Yes, you heard that right. Jon of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" has yet another lady friend. "I didn't mean it to happen, it just did," says Major. "I went to do a story on Jon and ended up falling for him."Read More »from Uh-oh! Jon Gosselin has ANOTHER girlfriend, and this time sheâ€™s a reporter
The couple was photographed together on Saturday at Accademia di Vino in New York City, and an insider said Major "was flirting shamelessly with Jon." Then last night the duo went out on a dinner date in the Hamptons with Michael Lohan (Lindsay's father) and Jill and Bobby Zarin of "The Real Housewives of New York." It's like the worst reality mashup of all time! Apparently Lohan is a friend of Major's--come to think of it, that's probably how he leaks all his Lindsay gossip! "Jon is a great guy," says Lohan. "All he does is to talk about his kids." Lohan says Major "only has his best interests at heart." Bear in