The designer's jeans pro, Kevin Carrigan, solves every annoying fit, flattery and how-should-I-wear-them problem right here.
Jeans: They seem simple enough. They're basic, classic, uncomplicated and guys always think you look sexy in them. Fine. But we've still got a zillion questions about what looks best and worst-and how to find the perfect pair. To the rescue: CK creative director and all-around denim wizard Kevin Carrigan. Listen in.
Q: All the different fits and colors of jeans overwhelm me. Is there one style that's no-fail?
a: Over the past five or six years, dark denim has come into play for everything-it has become such an important staple of a woman's wardrobe. With regard to fit, I always think a slight boot-cut is most flattering; it creates a nice strong leg by balancing out the shape of the hips.
Q: What's the biggest mistake women make with jeans?
a: Not finding the right size. When you go into the changing room, take three or four pairs of the same
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A former accountant for the Rachael Ray show is suing for one meeeeellion dollars, stating that he was fired after complaining to supervisors that he was suffering from discrimination and a hostile working environment. According to NBC, the offensive comments included "Anorexics are sick in the head" and "Anorexics should not be able to work." Aaron Ferguson reportedly explained to his supervisor and the management that he was suffering from anorexia but the comments did not stop and eventually, he was fired.Read More »from Anorexic guy sues Rachael Ray show for discrimination
Work is such a hotbed of weirdness. Some people have a difficult time maintaining professionalism, resorting to childish power games and weird social dynamics. I've quit a job with no back-up plan, just because my coworkers had gotten so hostile, resorting to scapegoating and actually lying so that I would have to do hours of additional, meaningless work so that they could watch me and laugh. Even in my current workplace, I've overheard statements such as, "Isn't that just like a
You guys remember Liv, my CML friend I wrote about a few weeks back when she'd just had her miracle baby. Well, now that the dust has settled (sort of) she's here to tell us about him!
Hi, it's Liv! As Erin mentioned in her post a few weeks ago, at 6 weeks early, our son Lochner was born. He took us by surprise, but it was the most wonderful day of our lives. After my water broke, a day of waiting and an hour of pushing, he arrived. His birth was the most amazing miracle! As you may recall, I would not had known I had cancer if I had not gotten pregnant--a routine blood test at my OB showed a high white blood count and later led to me being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia.
As I lied in the hospital bed just a moment after our son was born, all I could do was look over at him. Was he ok? Was he breathing? Had the leukemia or treatment for it had any impact on him? He was healthy, but since he was 6 weeks early he had to spend 2 weeks in the NICU--he was premature (4Read More »from Life with Cancer: Update from Liv, the new mommy!
- Glamour Magazine | Parenting – Wed, Jul 9, 2008 7:42 PM EDT
We've been obsessed with online custom-stationery store Tiny Prints for some time no--we even selected them as one of our top five birthday-party-invitation resources. So imagine our excitement when we saw that Tiny Prints has added both DwellStudio and MiGi to their long list of design collaborators.
DwellStudio's bold, cheerful aesthetic transitions perfectly from their baby and kids product lines to Tiny Prints' birth announcements, party invitations, and thank you cards. MiGi's stationary line features all the vintage charm with a clean modern twist that made us first fall in love with their baby bedding and nursery accessories. Here are some of our favorites from the collections:Blissful Bird: Waterfall
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I fell down, last night. Coming down the stairs, into E's backyard, it was dark, and the light was out, and I was thinking, as I scrabbled at the wall and wondered how many more steps were left, I was thinking, "Wouldn't be funny if I just went flailing off and landed on my head?" As I thought that, I put my foot out into space, leaned my weight against nothing at all, and went tumbling down the remainder of the stairs, falling forever and ever in the dark and convinced, I remember in that endless, incredibly embarrassing moment, that I was about to break something, many somethings, that this was it, and I had finally succeeded in killing myself with my clumsiness and was leaving these people with a horrible mess.Read More »from Body of Work: But I don't want to be clumsy
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We're built, as humans, to choose an ideal--this is the ideal job, this is the ideal partner, this is the ideal car and house and life, and this is what we need to aspire to. Ideals make me tired. They so often are an unattainable extreme, raising the bar to such an impossible height that ordinary human beings--perfectly wonderful, perfectly average people--end up breaking their necks when they try to scale those heights. Average is a bad word, and perfection is something that is not just nice to achieve, but something to which we are supposed to dedicate ourselves.
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- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Jul 9, 2008 6:43 PM EDT
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- Glamour Magazine | Work + Money – Wed, Jul 9, 2008 5:03 PM EDT
Anyone willing to put up with you and your brood for a weekend deserves some pampering, and this gorgeous collection of scented soaps from K. Hall will help your hostess do just that. Whether she wants to stick one of the shea butter and olive oil-enriched bars on every sink, or barricade herself behind the bathroom door and loll around in cypress and cassis scented bathwater, this luxe gift is sure to wash away the stresses that come with a house full of guests.
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