Young girls have always loved Barbie, but in 1985 there was a new, cool, plastic lady in town: Jem. The fictional lead singer of Jem and the Holograms was created by Hasbro and had her own cartoon series. "Jem" aired from 1985 to 1988 and featured animated music videos, new wave fashion, and positive messages for little ladies. There's currently a major Jem resurgence, thanks to daily reruns on The Hub, and the character has becoming an increasingly popular Halloween costume. But old school fans want more! Hasbro has partnered with Integrity Toys on a new set of collectable dolls, in stores come November. Unlike other recent cartoon makeovers like My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Smurfs, and Minnie Mouse, we feel the new Jem dolls look great, and very true to their original aesthetic. Unfortunately they'll cost $125 each, so sorry kids! These dolls are for collectors and die hard fans only. Take look at the Jem dolls, old and new, and let us know what you think of their updatedRead More »from Jem Gets a Makeover... And It’s Not Bad!
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
Getty ImagesEver wondered what other Shine readers are wearing? We've finally asked in our new weekly series: What Are You Wearing Today?
Each week we'll have a different theme and a dedicated space (on the right side of the Shine fashion page) where readers can upload photos of their clothing, accessories, and beauty look. Last week's topics was shoes, and amongst 20 great submissions, we spotted our favorite pair: suede booties from a stylist reader named Emmy won the title of Shine Reader Look of the Week. Take a look at all the awesome shoes Shine readers wore.
This week's topic is HANDBAGS. Please send photos (through email or Twitter) of your tote bags, cross-body bags, bucket bags, and clutches. We're dying to see closeups of all your cool styles, and we're show you our handbags too! Stay tuned for a compiled gallery of purses and the Shine Reader Look of the Week on Friday!
-Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our Twitter account,Read More »from Show Us What HANDBAG You're Wearing Today
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Financially Fit – Fri, Oct 19, 2012 2:56 PM EDT
At-home blowouts are easy to do and save money. Photo by CorbisBad hair days can make us depressed, so it may come as no surprise that women are addicted to blowouts. In New York City, ladies spend thousands of dollars a year for sleek, shiny hair and perfectly tamed curls. 23-year-old Gabby Fraenkel told the New York Post, "I've been getting three to four blowouts a week for as long as I can remember." Fraenkel's biweekly salon blowouts are $40 a pop, and she pays $65 for house calls. Annually, that adds up to around $7,500, or 15 percent of her $50,000 salary. "[It's] something I do for 'me' to feel good inside and out," she told the Post.Read More »from Blowout Addiction: How to Save Money and Do it at Home
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Lauren Pressman, 32, prefers the $20 blowouts at Yani Hair Salon on Manhattan's Upper East Side. "I can't remember the last time I washed my hair," Pressman told the Post. "I've been here every week twice a week for five years." Though her salon visits cost her $10,000 she thinks they're worth it. "It's definitely an addiction: all the compliments and looking
Welcome to our first edition of What Are You Wearing Today? This week we asked Shine readers to submit photos of the shoes they have on, and we've rounded them up into one big gallery. A big congrats to Emmy for having the Reader Look of Week! Your cool, laidback fringed boots won us over, and we're dying for a similar pair.
We loved looking at all your awesome footwear, and if you'd like to submit again, next week's theme is handbags. Please tweet your purse photos to @YahooShine with the hastag #shinepictures, or email an image to ShinePictures@yahoo.com. In the mean time, let us know which Shine reader you think has the best shoes.
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- Supermodel Doutzen Kroes before and after retouching. Photos courtesy of Victoria's SecretVictoria's Secret has come under fire once again for their rampant airbrushing. Back in August, a batch of unretouched swimsuit photos of supermodel Doutzen Kroes were accidentally released, and now that their Photoshopped companions have surfaced on VictoriasSecret.com, the differences are evident.
The Victoria's Secret models themselves feel their retouched bodies are pure fantasy and say that is the whole point. "Retouching is an essential part of our job, you know," Victoria's Secret Angel Erin Heatherton told style blog Fashionista. "We're not selling reality; we're selling a story. It's all about creating this fantasy. And I don't think people should confuse fantasy and reality because no one is perfect—we all know that, and I think people should embrace themselves and not really focus on where people are depicted as perfect and where they're not."Read More »from Unretouched Victoria’s Secret Swimsuit Images
Here at Shine, we love talking with our readers about so many different topics, but once in a while we wonder: what are Shine readers wearing? And thus we're starting a new weekly series: What Are You Wearing Today?
Each week we'll have a different theme and a dedicated space (on the right side of the Shine fashion page) where readers can upload photos of their clothing and accessories... and dare we say nail art. The first topic is shoes, so we want you all to send photos (through email or Twitter) of your flats, heels, boots, sneakers, and funny slippers. We're dying to see closeups of all the awesome styles on your feet, and we'll share our own shoes too! We'll compile all photos into a slideshow, permanently featured on the right side of the Shine fashion page, and we'll also select and highlight a stylish Shine Reader Look of the Week every Friday!
-Please send photos to email@example.com or to our Twitter account, @YahooShine with the hashtag #shinepicturesRead More »from NEW FEATURE: Shine Reader Photo Galleries
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | How To – Fri, Oct 12, 2012 11:45 AM EDT
Skunks are known for their horrible spray and not their beauty, correct? And evening bags are supposed to be chic and elegant, right? We're just checking, because Tom Ford's latest clutch has us completely dumbfounded. The Tom Ford Skunk Fur Minaudiere retails for $1,660 at Neiman Marcus, and while it's not one of the new department store's absurd new Fantasy Gift items, we believe it would take the same type of shopper to buy this exorbitant purse.Read More »from Skunk-Fur Purse by Tom Ford Costs $1,660. Does That Stink?
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Fur is a controversial textile in the fashion world, but at least a fur coat would provide warmth. Mink, sable, chinchilla, rabbit, and fox fur are used all the time for luxury items, from long coats to the trim on winter gloves. We've even seen raccoon fur used in fashion. But skunk fur? On a purse?
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Imagine hitting up a swank soiree with the Tom Ford skunk fur clutch in hand. Your palms get a little sweaty, dampening the black and white fur within your grasp. "That's
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Oct 10, 2012 2:08 PM EDT
Hey 1%, it's time to open your wallets! The annual Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift catalog has arrived! This year the luxury department store has really outdone itself with lavish and impractical presents for the entire spoiled-rotten family. Click through to find out which item costs over $1 million, and who we feel will be purchasing the limited edition Fantasy Gifts this year.
By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty EditorRead More »from Most Expensive Neiman Marcus Catalog Offerings: Who is Buying?
Scary Beautiful shoes by Leanie van der Vyver. Photo by Lyall CoburnWe've seen many ugly shoes in our day, but a new pair dubbed "Scary Beautiful" is definitely the most treacherous footwear we've ever seen. The massive heels appear backwards on the foot, so the wearers feet point straight down the back, as if in ballet shoes, with their shin leaning against the front "heel" end of the design to balance. The shoes are a collaboration between artist Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg, and serve as a commentary on today's impossible standards of beauty.Read More »from The Scariest Shoes of All Time
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Van der Vyver is South African, and recently graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. We spotted "Crazy Beautiful" on her website, cargocollective.com, and reached out to her for the inside scoop.
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"After working in fashion for seven years, and therefore being well aware of the manipulation images in fashion suffer for a perfect result, I still compare myself to them
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Oct 8, 2012 4:56 PM EDT
As Frank Sinatra's daughter, Nancy was destined for fame, but it was her smoking figure, mod makeup, and signature footwear that made her a household name. Nancy Sinatra showed off her own pipes on songs like "These Boots are Made for Walkin'," "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)," and the James Bond theme, "You Only Live Twice," and she had a brief acting career co-starring alongside Elvis Presley. We're taking a look back at her most stylish moments on the 1960s, from big hair to stylish menswear, and even contemplating a very awesome-yet-simple Halloween costume. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty EditorRead More »from Nancy Sinatra’s Iconic Boots and Enviable '60s Style