It's hard to say mean things about people you like, but then someone like Drew Barrymore shows up to a very public event looking like a crazy lady in a ball gown and a wig. Or J.Lo arrives wearing something that looks as if she melted down all of her gold bullion, shaped it into a dress and threw it on (it's like she saw last week's episode of 30 Rock and is trying to keep all of her money from Marc). And then you think to yourself, "Well, they're obviously asking for it."The most confusing, sad, and downright inexplicable looks of the night, above.Read More »from Golden Globes style: The Confusing and the Sad
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Last night's Golden Globes show was not what you'd call the most revelatory in fashion history. In fact, if you lined up all of the dresses together, with few exceptions, you would've wound up with some kind of sparkly Oreo. Most women opted for black, white, or metallic. Most of dresses were floor length and strapless or one shouldered. Most of the hair was slicked back, with the exception of when it was down and wavy. See what I'm saying? Nothing revolutionary. But there were a few looks that we loved, a few instances where the women looked strong and pretty and glamorous in the best possible way. Check out my favorite dresses above, I'll be rounding up the confusing and sad outfits later in the day.Read More »from What they wore to the Golden Globes: The Pretty
Lindsay Lohan and Lauren Hutton: Interview Magazine has the amazing, crazy conversation (Plus:Exclusive pics!)By Jennifer Romolini, Shine editor in chief | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jan 7, 2009 8:42 PM EST
Photo by: Mert Alas and Marcus PiggottEvery once in a while, a celebrity profile comes along that's not all sunshine, fluff, and "I feel great. My life is incredible!"-one that actually tells you something you want to know about a famous person. Right now, that story is in Interview magazine. For its new issue (on newsstands January 20) the mag sought out seriously smoky-cool Lauren Hutton to sit down with our favorite wild child LiLo. The two talk about everything: Lindsay's bad partying days, her unpleasant home life, how she's picking up the pieces now, and how, even though she has basically busted her professional life, the young actress wouldn't change a thing.Read More »from Lindsay Lohan and Lauren Hutton: Interview Magazine has the amazing, crazy conversation (Plus:Exclusive pics!)
On surviving in Hollywood:
"You know what's hard? I want to give back. I want to do all the things that will make me feel fulfilled. But whenever I do those things, people think it's a press stunt or something. Because [the paparazzi] do find me, and there's really no way of hiding from that. And the second that you complain about it, they say, 'Well, this is
- Jennifer Romolini, Shine editor in chief | Fashion – Wed, Jan 7, 2009 6:51 PM EST
Remember awesome Sheena Satana from last season's America's Next Top Model? Remember how she was tormented by Tyra, Paulina, and the two Jays for being far too sexualized (or in their words, "hoochie")? Well, yesterday, I wrote a post about Madonna's new Louis Vuitton campaign and how her poses looked like something out of ANTM. In the comments, you all followed up, suggesting that the pop queen greatly resembled Sheena. I concur. And this just further proves that ANTM (a show that I love and am completely obsessed with) is not actually about modeling, but really about humiliating young women. I mean, these LV ads feature one of the biggest stars in the world, selling some of the most expensive crap in the world. No one is telling Madonna to tone down the "hooch." Sex sells, people! May Sheena live long and prosper!
In case you missed it, here's a video that documents Sheena's exhaustive "hooch" critiques:
Read More »from Is Madonna taking modeling cues from America's Next Top Model?
- Jennifer Romolini, Shine editor in chief | Fashion – Wed, Jan 7, 2009 1:25 AM EST
photo by Alexi LubomirskiI'm just going to confess. I have a love/hate relationship with Scarlett Johansson. I loved her like crazy in Lost in Translation, wanted to murder her in The Black Dahlia, and have pretty much feltRead More »from In the February issue of Harper's Bazaar: Scarlett Johansson seems kind of awesome
"Meh. Overrated." about every one of her films in between. Then she did the Tom Waits cover album and I thought: "Oh my GOD, you are so pretentious!", but then she married Ryan Reynolds in a small, secluded Canadian wedding and I thought: "That is really sweet." See-saw, see-saw, see-saw.
However, an interview in this month's Harper's Bazaar leads me to believe the 24-year-old and I may be back in love. In it, the actress talks candidly about hating exercise, realizing her face won't hold up forever, getting rejected by guys (she's promoting a new movie, He's Just Not That Into You) and what it's like now to feel really in love.
Some of my favorite quotes from the story include when Johansson-who campaigned for Obama for 16 months leading up to the November election-discusses being
- Jennifer Romolini, Shine editor in chief | Fashion – Tue, Jan 6, 2009 8:39 PM EST
Since basically August, I have been dreaming about owning the perfect pair of gray boots. The kind of kick-around shoes that I could wear with jeans, a tee, and an oversized cardigan or with a denim skirt, navy tights, and a pretty top. Or maybe what I wanted was a super-slick pair, ones that would look great with a fitted sweater dress or peeking out from black trousers. Whichever direction I went in-dressy or casual-gray just seemed so much cooler and less expected than black or brown (I'd venture it's way more versatile too). Though I haven't yet committed to my ideal gray boots, I've shared some of favorites above. You should try a pair, seriously. Especially since most of them are on major sale.Read More »from Because it's fun to buy things: Gray boots for every style and budget
- Jennifer Romolini, Shine editor in chief | Fashion – Tue, Jan 6, 2009 7:20 PM EST
For those of you who don't follow all things fashion news, Madonna was recently named the face of Louis Vuitton's new ad campaign, which means she'll be hawking a bunch of outrageously overpriced bags and unwearable shoes in magazine spreads and on billboards all spring. The images-shot by photographer Steven Meisel-have recently leaked, revealing an ageless-looking Ms.Ciccone in a series of provocative, bendy poses straight out of an episode of America's Next Top Model. We're not sure what to think of these; the pictures seem equally empowering and degrading. On the one hand, Madonna looks amazing-most women would kill to have that body at age 50-and why not show it off? Then again, why would most 50-year-olds want to pose for a campaign that not-so-subtly sells merchandise through the image of their crotches?Read More »from Madonna's new Louis Vuitton ads: Desperate or badass?
You can check out the rest of the pics at Jossip.com.
A new fragrance based on the movie Twilight has just been released (smells like lavender and freesia! Shaped like a pretty apple!) and, though I'm sure it will be a massive hit among tweens, I'm dying to know how many actual grownups will buy it. I mean, even if in secret, or secretly ashamed, we know that adult women are reading the books (if you don't believe me, ask your friends or check out the very serious site TwilightMoms.com). And they're enjoying them. The Twilight franchise has reconnected non-teenage readers to their hyper-romantic 15-year-old selves, the ones who spent high school feeling awkward and left out and really just wanted to be liked by a super-cute, super-nice boy (and NOT have sex). But will that adolescent nostalgia translate to wanting a perfume? More specifically, the question becomes: Would you be more embarrassed to wear the scent of young Bella than to live vicariously through her erotic pubescent tales?Read More »from Should grown women wear the Twilight fragrance?
Twilight perfume, $48
Oh, and on a completely
- Jennifer Romolini, Shine editor in chief | New Year New You – Tue, Jan 6, 2009 1:49 AM EST
It all started last month when I kept making and then canceling hair color appointments. Things were super busy, I was trying to save money, and, as I wrote about here, I was feeling ambivalent about continuing on as a fake blond. However, while I was off intellectualizing the ramifications of blond vs. brunette, my roots had grown AWFUL. I looked like a reverse-skunk or a crazy person in a dark brown skull cap or a greasy-haired, bad-dye-job guest on Jerry Springer.Read More »from The tale of the hot rollers and one very embarrassing bet
One day, I realized I'd waited way too long to change the situation and I'd have to be a skunk-crazy- unshowered lady to see my new in-laws over the holidays. Not to mention there was no way to fix my bad hair before New Year's Eve.
So, I got creative. I disguised my multicolored follicular shame under headbands, I wore it in slicked back buns. New Year's Eve came, and I had an idea: People with curly hair never had bad roots! I would turn myself into a person with curly hair! Though I'd never tried them before, I went
- Jennifer Romolini, Shine editor in chief | Fashion – Mon, Jan 5, 2009 4:14 AM EST
Oh, Ann Coulter. Why do you have to make me break my New Year's resolution so soon? In '09, I wanted to start seeing the best in all people, my pledge was to stop being unkind. But seriously, Ann, you're like positive energy kryptonite! You might be the crankiest, attention-needing bee-atch on the planet! In the past few years, you've referred to John Edwards as a "f-a-g-g-o-t," stated you'd "never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much" in reference to the 9/11 widows, and declared that we should "invade [Muslim] countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." But that apparently wasn't enough: Now you've turned your petty, vitriolic sights on our first-lady-to-be.Read More »from Ann Coulter's being bitchy again—this time her target is Michelle Obama
And what sights they are. In her new book, Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and their Assault on America, Coulter writes: "[Michelle Obama's] obvious imitation of Jackie O's style-the flipped-under hair, the sleeveless A-line dresses, the short strands of fake pearls-would have been laughable if done