Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
Bikinis may get more attention, but one-piece swimsuits are making a strong comeback this season. Whether you're looking for full coverage or a cleavage-baring v-neck, animal prints or colorblocked stripes, we've rounded up one-piece bathing suits to flatter every figure. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine
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With the news of Victoria Beckham's new custom Range Rover we had to stop and think: just how far-fetched are these celebrity products getting? We've rounded up the most absurd, offensive, and downright bizarre items ever hawked by stars. Check them out in our slideshow. By Joanna Douglas, Shine StaffRead More »from The Worst Celebrity Products of All Time
Julia Louis-Dreyfus often straightens her signature curly hair.Curly hair was trendy in the '80s (hello, perms!), but nowadays many women spend countless hours and dollars smoothing and straightening their curls (think flat irons, Japanese straightening, and risky Brazilian blowouts.) We'll admit, straight hair may be lend itself to more styling options and be more manageable--especially in heat and humidity. But natural curls (not those contrived curling iron ringlets) are truly gorgeous and stand out in a crowd... which is why they're great for celebrities! Yet stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Shakira, Keri Russell, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Debra Messing, Mariah Carey, Minnie Driver, Andie MacDowell, Elisabeth Shue, Rebecca Gayheart are constantly straightening their natural curls.Read More »from Julia Louis-Dreyfus was Told Curly Hair Isn’t Hot
Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger always says that women (including herself) must always straighten their hair because men only are attracted to straight hair, but we know that's BS! In a new interview, "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus explains
Kim Kardashian showed her affection for Kanye West via earrings. Photo courtesy of Splash NewsAfter much speculation (and silent prayer) it appears that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are, in fact, dating. We're not sure if this is a union of the most obnoxious egomanics of all time or merely a publicity stunt, but Kimye (as bloggers have already taken to calling the couple) are playing out their budding romance in the most calculated of ways.Read More »from Kim Kardashian Spotted Wearing “KW” Earrings
As a quick refresher, Kanye professed his love for Kim in his new song, "Way Too Cold" (previously called "Theraflu" and also used the lyrical opportunity to trash her soon-to-be-ex-husband Kris Humphries. Within what seemed like minutes, Kim had arrived in New York City for whirlwind courtship including watching "The Hunger Games" at one of Manhattan's busiest movie theaters, shutting down F.A.O. Shwarz for a playdate, and posing for countless paparazzi photos amidst mobs of screaming fans while wearing matching smug grins.
This weekend Kim flew in to New York again for ice cream, shopping, and sidewalk photo ops with Kanye. When she
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Apr 19, 2012 3:43 PM EDT
As part of our ongoing partnership with Amazon's flash sale site, MyHabit, we're bringing you an exclusive preview of their Friday designer sales. This week our favorite items are a gorgeous coral spring dress, the perfect wear-to-everything silk blouse, and fabulous designer heels for about 80% off. Woo hoo! Click here to sign up for MyHabit and mark your calendars for 12 noon EST tomorrow to scoop up great deals on spring fashions. Click through our slideshow for Friday's must-have items. By Joanna Douglas, Shine Staff
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When it comes to summer fashion, the future looks bright. Neon colors are popping up on dresses, skirts, pants, shorts, blazers, and belts, and we like what we see! Worn the right way bold shades are so flattering. Check out 25 eye-catching options in our slideshow.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Apr 17, 2012 3:52 PM EDT
The new Urban Outfitters catalog features two women kissingOne Million Moms strikes again! The same homophobic group who tried and failed to get lesbian talk show host Ellen DeGeneres removed from being JC Penney's spokesperson has now targeted retail chain Urban Outfitters. Why? Because UO dared to show two women kissing in their new catalog. According to the Advocate, One Million Moms posted the following information on their Facebook page:Read More »from One Million Moms Attacks Urban Outfitters for Lesbian Kiss in Catalog
WARNING! The April 2012 catalog from Urban Outfitters has begun arriving in home mailboxes the last couple of days. On page two of this catalog is a picture of two women kissing in a face holding embrace! The ad and catalog are clearly geared toward teenagers. Before your child has a chance to read the newest Urban Outfitters catalog call to unsubscribe from their mailing list at 1-800-282-2200, and then throw it away. When you call be sure to let them know why you are unsubscribing. Tell them you will also no longer shop at their stores if you hear this type of advertising continues. The content is
Celebrities are retouched beyond recognition for ads and magazine covers and we hate it. Besides establishing completely unreasonable standards of beauty, these retouched photos make women look like Barbie dolls. We searched high and low for freckles, smile lines, and knee caps (seriously, editors airbrush out everything!) and compiled refreshing images of stars as they really appear, without an art director "improving" their faces and bodies. These ladies are gorgeous without computer-generated features. Here's to going natural! By Joanna Douglas, Shine StaffRead More »from Stars Without retouching
For many young women in America her prom is the first to wear a formal dress and feel grown up. Many of us look back on our own prom night with nostalgia, yes, but also with regret. Those shoulder pads! That taffeta! If we could do it all over again--or somehow weigh in on our daughters' prom attire--these are the affordable dresses we'd choose. By Joanna Douglas, Shine Staff
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