A look inside Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big's closet from the In the latest chapter of rich people who have too much money, a retired Long Island businessman hired "Sex and the City" set designer Lydia Marks to build a replica of "Sex and the City" character Carrie Bradshaw's walk-in closet for his fashionable wife. Marks and her business partner, Lisa Frantz, made over the couple's 400-square-foot guest bedroom into a massive walk-in closet designed to look exactly like Bradshaw's in the first "Sex and the City" movie.
For a cool $175,000, the lucky lady now has storage for 400 designer shoes, dozens of handbags, racks of clothing arranged by designer label, and individual custom-sized compartments to fit her specific sunglasses and beauty tools. "The shoe cabinet is very similar to Carrie's, although our client's is much bigger," Marks told the New York Post. The designers used frosted glass doors with an etched Art Deco patterning and the same strips of hand-beveled mirrored glass from the actual movie closet. The anonymus closet recipient
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Jan 25, 2011 9:00 PM EST
A look inside Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big's closet from the In the latest chapter of rich people who have too much money, a retired Long Island businessman hired "Sex and the City" set designer Lydia Marks to build a replica of "Sex and the City" character Carrie Bradshaw's walk-in closet for his fashionable wife. Marks and her business partner, Lisa Frantz, made over the couple's 400-square-foot guest bedroom into a massive walk-in closet designed to look exactly like Bradshaw's in the first "Sex and the City" movie.Read More »from Woman pays $175,000 to replicate Carrie Bradshaw's closet
This shirt is currently on sale on WetSeal.com for $16.80Single people with bad grammar unite! Wet Seal is selling a new t-shirt the reads: "If Your Single, So Am I." Their website calls it a "fun and trendy tunic," because apparently not knowing the difference between your and you're is cool!Read More »from The great Wet Seal t-shirt fail
OK, everyone makes mistakes, and perhaps this one slipped past a sloppy editor and a bunch of merchandisers who didn't notice. It's possible, right? Except ,according to reddit.com, Wet Seal was notified about the error and didn't care!
A reddit.com user called "yourname146" says his girlfriend is a Wet Seal store manager, and when she noticed the misprinted tees she returned them to the warehouse. According to yourname146, store officials then admonished her for not putting the shirts out on the sales floor.
So either Wet Seal doesn't care about the grammatical error, or it is deliberate. We're not sure which is worse.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Jan 25, 2011 12:52 AM EST
Want the worn-in look without the smell? Try these vintage wash Weekend jeans from Old Navy.Experts always suggest that we wait longer before washing our jeans to preserve the denim, but just how long can we go? According to an ABC News report, Canadian college student Josh Le put his jeans to the test in the name of science, wearing them for 15 months without washing them. He got the idea to try this experiment during an introductory to textiles class. "My professor mentioned that she researches on textiles and bacteria, so it piqued my curiosity there," Le told ABC News. "I half jokingly said we should do a bacterial analysis on them [Le's jeans] and that's where it sort of started."Read More »from Student wears jeans for 15 months, proves they have no more germs than after 13 days
In September 2009, Le bought a $165 pair of Nudie jeans for his sophomore year at University of Alberta and wore them 330 times by December 2010, documenting his progress on Facebook and in a YouTube video. During this time, the denim lightened up and got a few holes, but they also started to form to his body and become the best pair of jeans ever. Le carried around paper towels to dab out
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Jan 24, 2011 9:38 PM EST
The real Marilyn shaved her face to get rid of unwanted peach fuzz. Photo courtesy of Esquire Magazine, March 1965Unwanted facial hair can be a really embarrassing thing for women, and we ladies are willing to spend lots of money and endure near-torture to have it removed by tweezing, waxing, threading, sugaring, and even getting laser hair removal. One method passed on by the fairer sex is shaving, since, well, it seems a bit harsh for her soft skin. Not to mention the old beauty rumor that shaving makes hair grow back darker and thicker than before.Read More »from Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor shaved their faces. Would you?
"It's a total myth," celebrity aesthetician Kate Somerville told Style.com of the old wives tale. Not only is Somerville pro-razor, she used to be Elizabeth Taylor's personal cosmetic dermatologist, and says the actress shaved her own face too. Likewise, Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe was known to lather up with shaving cream for an extra exfoliated, hair-free face. (That's not Monroe on the left, but Italian actress Virna Lisi taking on her iconic look for this famous 1965 Esquire cover).
If you're considering shaving your mustache, Somerville
A haircut that makes teenage girls across the world scream? Priceless. / Getty ImagesWe're firm believers that a good haircut can really make the lady... or the dude as the case may be. That said, we've had incredible haircuts that cost $30 and some that we paid over $100 for. It's all about finding a skilled stylist who can achieve a flattering look you'll love.Read More »from Justin Bieber's haircut costs $750
Back in 2009, teen pop sensation Justin Bieber became a client of Vanessa Price, who created his signature shag haircut. According to Life & Style she's been cutting his hair ever since, making house calls only, and charges a whopping $750 per haircut. "I usually cut his hair every couple of weeks when he's on tour," Price told Life & Style. "I've heard adults joke they were going to take his hair after I cut it." She said both she and the Biebs don't understand the hype behind his eyebrow-grazing 'do. "We both were shocked people cared that much about someone's hair!"
That's funny, because we're shocked that people care enough about their own hair to pay $750 every few weeks for a trim! But then again, if
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Jan 21, 2011 11:03 PM EST
Photo by Diver Aguilar via WiredOnline shopping is perhaps the greatest retail invention of recent years. You can browse shoe styles for hours while sitting on your couch in PJs, buy a new dress while sitting at your desk at work (shh!), and even create a wish list to revisit or send to loved ones to buy for you. But there's one major drawback to ordering clothing online: you can't try them on! We hate that feeling of defeat when you rip open the package and discover that the garment doesn't fit. No matter how many specific measurements or user reviews websites include, everyone has a unique body that looks differently in clothes. Well, a new piece of technology keeps this very thought in mind.Read More »from Whoa. Customized virtual mannequins allow you try on clothing online
FITS.ME has created a virtual dressing room for online retailers by using customized robot models to try on garments in various sizes. Co-founders Heikki Haldre and Paul Pällin made eight robot mannequins that morph into a variety of body shapes per the stats you input, so you'll know exactly how each garment will look on.
Heidi Klum Coty, the brand responsible for just about every celebrity fragrance from J.Lo's Glow to Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers, has just inked a deal with supermodel Heidi Klum to launch her first perfume. Another celeb scent?! Well, not so fast. We're actually psyched about this one, because Klum has really made her mark on the fashion and beauty industries over the past 20 years as one of the world's highest earning supermodels. As a Victoria's Secret Angel she collaborated on makeup collections, she's had successful clothing and accessories lines, and hosted eight seasons of the designer reality show "Project Runway." Klum also serves as the artistic adviser and face of Coty's European cosmetic brand, ASTOR. The woman has earned her own fragrance!Read More »from Heidi Klum's new perfume called... Shine!
"I am thrilled to be partnering with Coty on my new fragrance," Klum said in a statement. "Working for a long time on developing a signature scent and watching it finally come to life is so exciting. I never thought my nose would recover from
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Jan 21, 2011 8:48 PM EST
How Meredith Vieira's bad perm led to her big break... and how your bad hair photos can win you some beauty products!By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Jan 20, 2011 10:46 PM EST
Meredith Vieira with a sleeker hairdo. / Getty ImagesEvery woman has had a bad haircut or hairstyle in her life, but usually it yields teasing, embarrassing photos, and scarring memories. But sometimes bad hair can lead to something truly awesome. Take, for example, this story Today Show cohost Meredith Vieira shared in the January issue of O, the Oprah Magazine:Read More »from How Meredith Vieira's bad perm led to her big break... and how your bad hair photos can win you some beauty products!
"I'd been hired by CBS News and I decided to get a perm. They overprocessed my hair and it started to break, so I had to chop it all off. On my first day-it was January-I wore a hat to work, and kept wearing it for several days because I didn't want anyone to see my hair. When everybody did, they were shocked. Two weeks later, the president of CBS News said to me, 'We've got an assignment-we're sending you to Chicago.' I said, 'Okay, when do I come back?' He said, 'You're not coming back.' I'll never forget walking down Michigan Avenue in Chicago in the cold and wind, thinking, 'What have I done?'
This was during a recession-farmers were dealing with foreclosures, the Rust
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Jan 20, 2011 9:39 PM EST
How much does your love weigh?Though their love is all we should need on Valentine's Day, women love receiving a gift from their significant other. It could be flowers and a sweet card, or it could just be a romantic home-cooked meal for two. Really, women aren't that picky when it comes to getting a gift from their man, as long as it's something she can and will enjoy.Read More »from Giltâ€™s Valentineâ€™s Day â€œFor Herâ€ sale includes... a scale!?
Presents that are not OK to give your lady: a new vacuum cleaner (oh, so you want us to clean the house?) or a size XXL sweater when we wear a medium (are you implying we're fat?). But the absolute worst gift we could ever come up with for a guy to give his gal is a scale. A SCALE! Imagine the scenario where your man gives you a nicely wrapped box and in it contains a scale. Thanks, honey! I love it so much, I'm going to go weigh myself right now! I can't wait to find out how much I weigh on Valentine's Day! You must really love me.
A screengrab from Gilt's current Valentine's Day saleSeriously, it doesn't matter if the woman presented with this gift is a contestant on "The Biggest Loser." No female