CWWhile many fans of the "Sex and the City" series were disappointed by one or both of the following feature films, producers still view the franchise as a big money maker and refuse to let it die. Since Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte have gotten older and pretty much exhausted their characters, the idea for the next film is to travel back in time to Carrie Bradshaw's teen years. "There are no plans to bring SJP and the other girls back together in the old format," an insider told Grazia. "The prequel is about breathing new life into the story and exploring Carrie's first few months in NYC and the beginning of her relationship with an older man."
Apparently a big screen adaptation of Candace Bushnell's best-selling prequel book "The Carrie Diaries" is in the works, and the latest rumor is that "SATC" producer wants "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively for the role of a young Carrie Bradshaw. Lively does seem like a good fit-she's blonde, she's regarded as highly fashionable (she
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CWWhile many fans of the "Sex and the City" series were disappointed by one or both of the following feature films, producers still view the franchise as a big money maker and refuse to let it die. Since Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte have gotten older and pretty much exhausted their characters, the idea for the next film is to travel back in time to Carrie Bradshaw's teen years. "There are no plans to bring SJP and the other girls back together in the old format," an insider told Grazia. "The prequel is about breathing new life into the story and exploring Carrie's first few months in NYC and the beginning of her relationship with an older man."Read More »from Is Blake Lively the new Carrie Bradshaw?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Feb 8, 2011 12:15 AM EST
Please fit! Please fit! / ThinkstockDo you have good luck when buying shoes of clothing online? Because we don't. We carefully inspect photos and product descriptions, we measure ourselves for accuracy, and we read shopping reviews for hints about garments running small or looking cheap in person. But sometimes when our much-anticipated package arrives, our orders still contain one or two duds that must be returned. And man is that the worst feeling in the world.Read More »from 15-40 percent of clothing bought online gets returned
According to IMRG, a membership community for online retailers, somewhere between 15 and 40 percent of clothing purchased online are returned. Heikki Haldre, a founder of Fits.me, an online fitting room service, told the Independent, "Apparel remains one of the most difficult categories for online sales - and this is because of the lack of a fitting room." He says one in four loose fitting garments like t-shirts are returned to online retailers, while nearly half of all fitted garments are shipped back. We've heard big talk of virtual fitting rooms, and
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Feb 7, 2011 11:07 PM EST
Wire ImageAs the royal wedding obsession continues, there has been much speculation about which designer will design Kate Middleton's gown. British outfitter Bruce Oldfield appears to be the front-runner, and he's now talking to the press about her potential dress. Or should we say dresses.Read More »from Kate Middleton may wear two wedding dresses... by Bruce Oldfield?
Oldfield was a guest on "Good Morning America" last week, and while he did not confirm to be designing Middleton's wedding day attire, he seemed to know a lot of inside information. "There will be two dresses," said Oldfield. He said she'll wear a more modest, conservative dress walking down the aisle, and switch into something more fun for the evening reception. "It will have sleeves," added Oldfield. "It has to have sleeves. You can't walk down the aisle of Westminster Abbey in a strapless dress. It has to suit the grandeur of the aisle."
As for accessories, Oldfield had more specifics on what Middleton will wear for her nuptials. "I can predict she will wear a veil. That, to me, was the most poignant
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Mon, Feb 7, 2011 8:22 PM EST
Gisele is looking awfully tan to us. Let's hope this photo was taken before 8 a.m.. / Bauer-GriffinBrazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen is no stranger to the sun. We've seen her countless beach-side photo shoots for Victoria's Secret and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue over the years. Her sunkissed highlights and evenly bronzed skin are the envy of many women. But at the launch of her new all-natural organic skincare line, Sejaa, Bündchen made a rather surprising statement: She doesn't wear sunscreen.Read More »from Stupid comment of the day: Gisele calls sunscreen â€œpoisonâ€
"I cannot put this poison on my skin," the model said. "I do not use anything synthetic." Hmm. We can definitely understand a woman, especially a big model who is constantly photographed, not wanting to put too many chemicals on their skin. But we're pretty sure many of the cosmetics used on Bündchen in photo shoots are not all-natural. She has also appeared in ad campaigns for Nivea Sun products in the past. Why would she endorse a product she is so strongly against?
But worst of all, perhaps, is the thought of a woman going out in the sun unprotected all the time. Bündchen
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Feb 4, 2011 8:14 PM EST
Rose McGowan Admires Kate Middleton's Style
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Kevin Mazur / Wire ImageAs you may have heard, Jennifer Lopez is the first ever Global Ambassador for Venus razors. Yesterday she took some time out of her busy schedule as new "American Idol" host and stunning leg-flaunter to discuss her new relationship with the popular lady brand, and to explain exactly how she and every other woman can feel like a goddess inside and out.
Shine: You've had multiple fragrances and clothing lines, and done other endorsements before. What made you want to partner with a beauty brand like Venus?
Jennifer Lopez: When we sat down and I talked to all the women at Venus and Gillette I was very excited to hear what their idea was, which was this whole idea of a Goddess campaign and a Goddess fund. Of basically every woman being a goddess, having an inner goddess, and somehow tying that into raising money for women's educational charities. I love the messaging of it, of being the best that you can be and having that inner strength. That was really the linchpin that made meRead More »from Jennifer Lopez talks being a Goddess
ThinkstockAnother day, another beauty study designed to make women feel bad about getting older. Researchers at Japanese skincare brand SK-II conducted a study with Fukui University and claim to have pinpointed the exact age when ladies start rapidly maturing. Apparently at 35.09 years old the magic aging fairy waves her wand and wrinkles start appearing, skin starts sagging, and your appearance won't be able to rebound from things like lack of sleep or too many cocktails or a day in the sun quite the same way it used to. But not to fear, says SK-II, since their $250 Skin Signature Melting Rich Cream can help freeze time for a little while longer.
Um. We have a few issues with this new information.
- What about this other similar QVC survey from July that claimed women reach their beauty peak at 31 years old? Why have we suddenly been granted another four years of looking like hot young things?
- How does this fit in with the survey from Superdrug last December that said 52 years old is the
ThinkstockDo your friends and family members tease you about the vast amount of crap you have in your purse? Are you sometimes surprised by itemsyou discover in the 30-pound black hole you call your handbag? You're not alone. In fact, let's just forget the 12 items or less rule-according to her biography, Janis Joplin had no less than 28 items in her purse at once.
Author David Dalton hung out with Joplin to write his 1972 book "Piece of My Heart," and in one chapter he describes a scene where the singer dumps out the contents her purse on the floor of a limo in the search for a lighter. Here's the passage, which has been brought to us by the blog the Hairpin:
"Janis has a baglady's compulsion to carry her whole life with her. There are: two movie stubs, a pack of cigarettes, an antique cigarette holder, several motel and hotel room keys, a box of Kleenex, a compact and various make up cases (in addition to a bunch of eyebrow pencils held together with a rubber band), an address book,Read More »from How many items do you keep in your purse?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Feb 2, 2011 7:42 PM EST
Farrah Fawcett posed for this famous shot in 1976.Farrah Fawcett's famous red swimsuit, which she wore in this memorable 1976 poster, is being donated to Washington's Smithsonian museum along with the poster itself, a Fawcett doll, a Farrah Glamour Centre hair-styling toy, and scripts from the first season of "Charlie's Angels."Read More »from Farrah Fawcett's iconic swimsuit donated to the Smithsonian
While the poster went on to become one of the most popular of all time, the poolside image, shot by photographer Bruce McBroom was spur-of-the-moment. Fawcett wore her own red swimsuit and McBroom grabbed the blanket in the background out of the back of his truck. The poster sold around 12 million copies, and in 2007 GQ magazine named it "the most influential piece of men's art of the last 50 years." It also cemented Fawcett's position as a style icon and sex symbol.
We've always loved how sexy Fawcett looked in a traditional one-piece swimsuit. At the time the photo was taken, the 29-year-old star said she preferred it to a bikini because it covered a childhood scar.
Fawcett died of cancer in 2009 at the
Invisible shoes by Andreia ChavesWe know what you're thinking: if you can't see invisible shoes then how do you know they're actually there? Sao Paulo designer Andreia Chavescreated a pair of wedge heels with a completely mirrored surface that reflects the surrounding environment which acts as camouflage.
And thus invisible shoes become invisible feet! Which, while kind of cool, would also look pretty freaky when walking down the street. They also seem dangerous which is precisely why we'd bet the farm that Lady Gaga is already trying to get her hands on a pair. Other thoughts:
- When you break a heel you get seven years bad luck
- You had better wear these with pants to avoid embarrassing up-skirt situations
- A side effect of wearing these shoes leaves you with Annie Lennox's song "Walking on Broken Glass" stuck in your head for hours on end.
It is pretty cool the way these shoes disappear amongst their surroundings. As for us, we're holding out till someone invents an invisibility cloak.
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