Attractive bridesmaid offerings from Rent the Runway WeddingsThere are some strange wedding traditions we'll just never understand. Why does the groom get his own cake shaped like a baseball field, cheeseburger, or fishing pole? Why must the groom remove his bride's garter with his teeth in front of all their loved ones? And worst of all, why do brides insist their bridesmaids wear and pay a lot of money for ugly dresses that they will never be able to wear again (stop fooling yourselves, they will never be re-used)? Well, that last tradition is about to become a thing of the past, since Rent the Runway just launched a bridal department. For those unfamiliar with the site, Rent the Runway is free to join and browse, and rather than shelling out big bucks for a designer creation, you pay a small fraction of the retail price to borrow it.
"Bridesmaids dresses are the quintessential dress women only wear once," Rent the Runway president and co-founder Jenny Fleiss said in a release, "with Rent the Runway Weddings, we'll finally solve the '27
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Attractive bridesmaid offerings from Rent the Runway WeddingsThere are some strange wedding traditions we'll just never understand. Why does the groom get his own cake shaped like a baseball field, cheeseburger, or fishing pole? Why must the groom remove his bride's garter with his teeth in front of all their loved ones? And worst of all, why do brides insist their bridesmaids wear and pay a lot of money for ugly dresses that they will never be able to wear again (stop fooling yourselves, they will never be re-used)? Well, that last tradition is about to become a thing of the past, since Rent the Runway just launched a bridal department. For those unfamiliar with the site, Rent the Runway is free to join and browse, and rather than shelling out big bucks for a designer creation, you pay a small fraction of the retail price to borrow it.Read More »from Yes! Horrible bridesmaid gowns are gone forever!
photos via RackedLogos can be very important, as they help you identify a brand. They signify a certain lifestyle and quality, and when we see a logo we recognize it reassures us since we have pre-conceived notions of what this brand is. Many people consider logos to be a status symbol, and rather than buying a designer bag of a specific color or pattern, they opt for one with an unmistakable all-over logo print.Read More »from Fashion that makes us sad: designer logo devotion
How do you feel when you see a logo bag from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, Fendi, Coach, or Dooney & Bourke? Do you feel like you know something about the person carrying this bag, based on their desire to carry a bag emblazoned with one of their logos? And how would you feel if you saw a person TATTOOED with a designer logo on their flesh? We think it gives a new meaning to the term "fashion victim." [Racked]
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ThinkstockA new study of 3,000 women conducted by Superdrug found that one in three women refuse to go out in public without wearing makeup. As in, they can't even run out to the grocery store or to pick up their kid without makeup on. Really? Nearly half of all women say they prefer to wear cosmetics than to show their bare face. But what's the most shocking of all: one in ten women polled said they would never ever let their partner see them without a full face of makeup on.
Sara Wolverson of Superdrug told the Daily Mail: "For many women, putting their makeup on is an important part of their day, and the thought of people seeing them without can be horrifying. We know that when it comes to cutting back, cosmetics are seen as an essential. Wearing and buying cosmetics is not about vanity. It's about giving a woman confidence to succeed in every area of their life."
But really, how is it that some of these women will be intimate with their Read More »from Are you addicted to makeup?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Jan 14, 2011 9:35 PM EST
L'OrealIn the age where celebrities attach their name and likeness to just about any product for a buck, we've gotten tired of seeing famous stars pimp themselves out for nonsensical or lazy collaborations. But today we heard about a new celeb endorsement that rocks.Read More »from An endorsement we can get behind: Gwen Stefani the face of Lâ€™Orealâ€™s lip color
Gwen Stefani will be the new face of L'Oréal Paris. Her first job? Shilling the brand's Infallible Le Rouge lip color. We can think of no better spokesperson, since the rocker is known for her prominent red lipstick.
"I love playing dress up, on stage or shooting videos, it's always been one of my favorite parts of being in a band," Stefani told People. When asked how she feels to be filling a role once held by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and Beyoncé Knowles, Stefani said, "To get to work with such a modern, talented group of people is really exciting. I'm a lucky, lucky girl."
The image above is a sample from the L'Oreal shoot-so pretty! Stefani already has her L.A.M.B. clothing line, Harajuku Lovers fragrances,
Getty ImagesFuture princesses: they're just like us! Or so Us Weekly claims. We have noticed Kate Middleton has a penchant for independent designers and affordable clothing, but apparently Price William's fiancee loves getting the max for the minimum price. "Believe it or not, Kate's favorite shop in the U.K. is TK-Max [the UK version of T.J.Maxx]," a source told Us. "She loves to shop for bargains, mixing and matching high street clothes and designer. She has a great eye for that."Read More »from Kate Middletonâ€™s favorite store: T.J.Maxx
Though Middleton is in a high-profile position with all eyes watching her every move, she doesn't have a stylist and doesn't appear to be a fashion snob, and we definitely appreciate that. The late Elizabeth Edwards loved the same discount retailer and according to her daughter, "she knew every Target and T.J. Maxx from coast to coast." We have to admit, T.J.Maxx has done an awesome job of revamping their image to a place where you can really score awesome designer deals.
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Award season is upon us, and while we're anxious to see who wins at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday night, we're equally excited to see what everyone will wear to the big event. Many memorable dresses and hairstyles stand out in our minds from previous years-some beautiful, some bizarre, and some
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Thu, Jan 13, 2011 7:59 PM EST
TiretThough watches are becoming obsolete, a designer watch is still considered a status symbol. But if you're a wealthy egomanic Kanye West, a standard Rolex or Cartier isn't good enough. No. You need something more unique. More extravagant. More absurd. And much more expensive. You need a watch... with your own face on it!Read More »from Kanye Westâ€™s $180,000 watch has his face on the face
Kanye commissioned this one-of-a-kind watch from Tiret, who claims it took them over five months to create. The gold watch features a gold-toned mother of pearl face with a combination of white, yellow, brown, and black diamonds. Large diamonds circle around the bezel as well, adding to the total of about 8 carats of diamonds.
The price of such an accessory: $180,000. The price of having your face on your watch face: priceless.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Thu, Jan 13, 2011 7:07 PM EST
Forget the Snuggie and Pajama Jeans. A new product called the Forever Lazy allows to you stay cozy around the house without "wrestling with blankets." Forever Lazy is "the one-piece, lie around, lounge around, full body lazy wear." Made of fleece and available in four colors, this unitard of warmth comes in children's sizes and adult sizes from XXS to XXL so the whole family can get in on the fun.Read More »from Introducing: the Forever Lazy, for when youâ€™ve completely given up on real clothes
Per the infomercial, Forever Lazy is great to wear when partying it up with friends, enjoying downtime with pets, raiding the fridge during a commercial break, cramming for a college exam. But they also say, "It will be the talk of your next tailgate and you'll stay warm and comfortable during the entire game." Wait, so we're supposed to wear the Forever Lazy... forever?! Even outside in public? No thanks.
But the worst part of this garment is the "zippered hatches" in front and back for "great escapes when duty calls." Now you can literally be Forever Lazy, even when you need to use the
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:27 AM EST
ThinkstockAccording to a recent Tweet by Sephora, 40% of house guests peek in your medicine cabinet when they go in the bathroom. If you have something embarrassing in there we suggest you stash it someplace safe before your next dinner party.
We wanted to take our own poll, so please take a minute to let us know if you peek in medicine cabinets (admit it!). Also leave a comment explaining the most random, funny, or embarrassing items someone may discover in your medicine cabinet. We want to know if you're stocked up on Flintstones vitamins, Barbie band-aids, Preperation-H (to get rid of dark circles, of course), Nair, and a graveyard of electric toothbrushes.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Jan 12, 2011 11:37 PM EST
Do you think Kim Kardashian's lips are plumped up frrom injections, or because she has the flu? / Getty ImagesIf you want to believe certain celebs when they say they've never had any work done, you're kidding yourselves. While there are some awesome ladies out there like Drew Barrymore and Meryl Streep, we've become highly suspicious of other stars who deny having plastic surgery despite their highly nipped-and-tucked faces. And then of course you have Lisa Rinna who recently had surgery to make it look like she's had less surgery. Sigh.Read More »from Celebs are over plastic surgery... don't you believe them?
Besides outright denial, there is now a vocal cosmetic surgery blacklash amongst celebs. They're admitted to having minor work done, but claim they're completely over it, or that it was a mistake, or that they'd never have it again. And we're not sure sure we're buying it!
In the past Kim Kardashian has admitted to having botox, liposuction, and a cellulite-reducing treatment, but claims she's never had a nose job or gotten breast implants. Recent pictures of the 30-year-old show her lips looking fuller than before, but she adamantly denies having lip