The Victoria's Secret runway show is one of the most over-the-top fashion events of the year. It's a frothy spectacle that owes as much to Las Vegas as it does to Paris couture. This week, the multi-billion-dollar lingerie giant chose its new line up of Angels - what the company calls the supermodels who serve as the faces (and bodies) of the brand. It's a coveted job. "Becoming an Angel significantly increases a model's earning potential due to their visibility around the world," Richard Habberley at DNA Model Management, which represents Alessandra Ambrosio, Lindsay Ellingson, and Doutzen Kroes, told Women's Wear Daily. "It changes the girls' careers completely." But you can't wear a feather cape and diamond bra 24/7. Off-duty, these women run errands, play with their kids, and pamper their pets. See, they're just like us! (But much richer, and way more photogenic.) -Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo ShineRead More »from Victoria’s Secret Angels Off-Duty: Just like Us (Well, Almost)
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- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Fashion – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 6:01 PM EDT
foie gras ice cream scooped by men who look like skinny lumberjacks – needed more proof that they live in hipster heaven, here it is: As of September 18, parents will be able to tote their tots to DJ school for the diaper set.If residents of Brooklyn – the borough where you can eat
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Conceived by DJ Natalie Weiss, who has shared the stage with bands such as LCD Soundsystem, The Pyschedelic Furs, and Dirty Projectors and has taught older kids to mix and scratch, the Baby DJ School plans to use "singing, movement, and interactive technology" to introduce the tots to "playing and handling records, mixing and matching beats and creating fun and funky samples using modern DJ equipment," according to a press release. "Baby DJ School will encourage babies to love dance music and appreciate the way it's made in a family-friendly, positive environment!"
The cost is $200 for eight weekly sessions held at a musicRead More »from Baby DJ Class Offered in Brooklyn: Jr's Got Beats
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 11, 2013 12:20 PM EDTRescuing a mother and her 6-year-old daughter in a freak storm in Denver was all in a day's work for Merle Cordova.
Cordova, a contractor who has previously worked as a submarine hunter for the United States Navy, was rushing to a job from Home Depot on Monday afternoon when he turned a corner in a residential neighborhood and hit a wall of hail. "It was a complete whiteout," he told Yahoo Shine. "I couldn't hear anything because of the noise." He pulled out his phone to start filming for a friend who does hail repair and placed it on his dashboard. The video camera continued to run, capturing the frightening events that followed.
Through the hail, Cordova could make out a Nissan Versa stranded in the middle of the street. "The windows were fogged up," he said. "I couldn't see inside." There were 2 feet of hail on the ground already, and the storm drain had clogged up with debris so the water was risingRead More »from Denver Hero Saves Mom and Daughter From Flash Flood
One of my favorite childhood food memories is of selecting a pastry at the local bakery on snowy Saturday mornings. We'd stomp our boots, troop into the warm shop, and press our noses so close to the display case the glass would steam up. There were bear's claws and black and white cookies and little lemon tarts topped with fluted meringue, but my choice was always the same: a chocolate bathed éclair boated with oozing vanilla crème. Cupcakes, doughnuts, macarons, and most recently, cronuts, have all had their moment, but now the éclair is making a comeback. Less than a year ago, Parisian pastry chef Adam Cristophe, who earned his toque baking for the venerable Fauchon, opened a shop devoted to advancing a pastry that's been made essentially the same way since the 19th century-and its been packed ever since. The pastry never disappeared in Paris, nor in the United States, for that matter, but Cristophe's are a mad departure from the vanilla and chocolate standard. "An éclair has toRead More »from Éclairs: Cupcake, You’ve Met Your Match
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Fashion Week – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 4:33 PM EDT
She may be contractually required by Victoria's Secret to remain "bikini ready" 365 days a year, but Dutch model Doutzen Kroes says she has the body of a real woman.
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The mother of a 2-year-old boy, Phyllon, with her husband, DJ Sunnery James, told the Telegraph U.K. that she doesn't fit into sample sizes and doesn't expect to: "I'm 28 and I've had a baby. I have a woman's body, and once in a while you run into the fact that things are not fitting the way they should be. But I joke about it and say, 'What 13-year-old girl was wearing this?'" If companies balk at the fact she might not fit into a size zero, she says she doesn't care. "If they think I'm too fat, I'd rather not do the job—because I'm super-healthy and fit and I'm so happy the way I am."
Kroes, who is one of the world's most highly paid models, grew up in theRead More »from Doutzen Kroes, Victoria's Secret Model, Says She's No Size Zero
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Fashion Week – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 12:36 PM EDT
Vogue's longtime editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's icy demeanor may have earned her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour," but little Harper Beckham melted her heart in the front row of mom Victoria's Beckham's runway show at New York Fashion Week on Sunday. The high priestess of haute couture graced the 2-year-old, who was seated next to her on dad David Beckham's lap, with a rare grin before the event commenced.
Proud mom Victoria took a moment from the hectic swirl backstage to share French Vogue's snap of the sweet moment, tweeting:
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It probably didn't hurt that Harper, already a fashion show pro, was sitting patiently, wearing a floaty pleated sundress and soft beige leather moccasins by ultra-chic design house Chloe. Dad and Vogue editor-at-large Hamish Bowles witnessed the meeting ofRead More »from Harper Beckham Charms Vogue's Anna Wintour at New York Fashion Week
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Love + Sex – Fri, Sep 6, 2013 12:36 PM EDT
In the days surrounding the birth of his Royal Highness George Alexander Louis, information about his mother, Kate Middleton, was locked down like a medieval castle surrounded by a moat full of crocodiles. The media speculated endlessly, of course. But all they could verify were the tantalizing scraps doled out by the palace press office and those that could be observed in the fleeting moments the proud parents stood in front St. Mary's Hospital presenting their swaddled newborn to the world.
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Now, captivating new information has come out about the weeks leading up to the birth and the days that followed. October's Vanity Fair includes an exclusive excerpt from contributing editor and royal expert Katie Nicholl's upcoming biography, The Future Queen, which includes multiple interviews with sources close to the royal family and palace insiders. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, may be known as the "People's Princess" and manyRead More »from Birth of the Royal Baby: Fascinating New Details Emerge
The parents of a Tulsa girl have pulled her from school because the administration wouldn't let her keep her hairstyle. Speaking with KOKI-TV this week, Tiana Parker, 7, said tearfully, "They didn't like my dreads."
According to the parent-student handbook of the Deborah Brown Community School, a charter school, which Tiana attended until Friday, "Hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros and other faddish styles are unacceptable. For safety reasons, girls' weaved hair should be no longer than shoulder length. Boy's hair is to be short and neatly trimmed." The school's website also states, "Uniforms are required as a part of the strict dress code we strongly enforce."
Tiana's father, Terrance Parker, told KOKI that school administrators told him that his daughter didn't look presentable. "She's always presentable. I take pride in my kids looking nice," said Parker, whoRead More »from Tulsa Girl Switches Schools Over Dreadlocks
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Fashion – Wed, Sep 4, 2013 3:56 PM EDT
Who needs Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln when you can have Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace? Lifetime just released an image of the actress in the role of the fabulously Euro-trashy designer for its upcoming TV movie “House of Versace” — and the transformation is scary good.Gershon, 51, best known for her campy flop/cult flick, “Showgirls,” in which she played a lesbian cougar to Elizabeth Berkeley’s Vegas kitten, told the New York Post of 58-year-old Versace, “Surprisingly enough we’ve never met, though we have a lot of mutual friends. I’ve played people [on-screen] before who are still living and I’ve always met them … but I’m kind of glad I never met Donatella. She’s certainly a larger-than-life character.”
You can say that again. The plot, which is based on the book “House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival” chronicles the aftermath of the brutal murder of her brother, fabled designer Gianni Versace, in 1997. Although his sister became the new faceRead More »from Donatella Versace Played By Gina Gershon, Yes Please
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 4, 2013 1:33 PM EDT
It's not the first time Carr has resorted to doling out an unorthodox punishment. Last year, she made Shena Hardin, 32, wear a similar sign after she was caught on camera swerving up onto a sidewalk to drive around a school bus.
Carr justified the humiliation tactics in an interview with Fox 8 News: "It definitely sends a message because people won't forget. I remember with my last case people drove by and were, like,Read More »from Judge Orders Man to Carry Humiliating Sign: 'I'm an Idiot'