VogueIn a new Wall Street Journal profile, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour shares many interesting tidbits about her career at the famous fashion magazine. Ms. Wintour may be a major fashion expert, but she made one statement that we firmly disagree with. She said, "I'm not terribly proud of putting the Spice Girls on the cover." Oh, come on!
In Wintour's January 1998 "Letter from the Editor" she explained her cover choice. "Love them or hate them, they are hitting some kind of nerve." OK, maybe the Spice Girls aren't particularly high brow or high fashion (thought Victoria Beckham sure is nowadays), but lets remember this was 1998 when tacky outfits and pop music was at its peak. The Spice Girls were the biggest thing around, and putting them on the cover of ANY magazine was sure to guarantee newsstand sales, and perhaps getting non-Vogue readers to scoop up a copy! (And not for nothing, but Blake Lively hasn't had much of a career aside from her bad acting on "Gossip Girl" and she's
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Mar 25, 2011 8:09 PM EDT
VogueIn a new Wall Street Journal profile, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour shares many interesting tidbits about her career at the famous fashion magazine. Ms. Wintour may be a major fashion expert, but she made one statement that we firmly disagree with. She said, "I'm not terribly proud of putting the Spice Girls on the cover." Oh, come on!Read More »from Anna Wintour regrets putting Spice Girls on the cover of Vogue
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Mar 25, 2011 6:52 PM EDT
Nu Image/Millennium FilmsSylvester Stallone is the latest celebrity entering the fashion arena with a new menswear collection hitting stores next year. The line, called Stallone, is targetting customers between 25 and 40 and will include jeans, shirts, jackets, underwear, activewear, shoes, accessories, grooming products, and fragrance. What's even more bizarre: the inspiration for the comes from his famous films, "Rocky" and "Rambo."Read More »from Sylvester Stallone launching a "Rocky" and "Rambo"-inspired clothing line
If memory serves, Stallone doesn't really wear fashionable garments in these movies-in fact, he often isn't even wearing a shirt! Tank tops, silk boxing robes, sweatpants we can see... but grooming products and accessories? Really?
In an interview with WWD, Stallone points out that the clothes often make the man, and that Rocky Balboa's outfits built his character. "If he wore white and pleated pants, it would have been a whole different thing," said Stallone. "Clothes affect one's attitude." The actor feels clothing are important off-screen as well. "I pay a great deal of
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Mar 24, 2011 10:25 PM EDT
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Kate Middleton criticized for wearing sheer blouse: How will her style have to change as a princess?Read More »from Get the look: How to achieve Kate Middletonâ€™s makeup and fashion style at home
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Mar 23, 2011 9:34 PM EDT
ThinkstockUnfortunately in this world, many things we enjoy or need to use come with potential health risks. Experts often debate the dangers of certain chemicals used in beauty products, but as consumers (and perhaps beauty junkies) being force-fed loads of conflicting information, it's hard to decipher fact from fiction. For example, many women have sworn off using antiperspirant altogether (preferring gentle deodorants), claiming it can cause cancer. Well, the smart ladies over at Beauty Brains have done some investigating and found that many of these scary antiperspirant claims are total rubbish. In fact, the American Cancer Society no longer wants these rumors running rampant, and they're setting the record straight.
These are five statements about antiperspirant. Read them all and then guess which ones are true:
- Antiperspirants increase our risk of developing breast cancer.
- Applying antiperspirant immediately after shaving allows chemicals to more easily enter the body from the
via ShoelustWe've always had a soft spot for "The Simpsons," but of all the awesome ladies on TV, Marge Simpson is not one we've ever aspired to look like. Nothing personal, Marge, but your massive blue beehive hairdo is just too high maintenance for us.Read More »from Ugly Prada shoe #2: Marge Simpson footwear
Marge Simpson would make a great Halloween costume though, and what better way to complete the ensemble than with these new trompe l'oeil shoe boots. They're the exact same shade of red as Marge's animated heels, and have an entirely costume-like feel with the flesh-colored fabric attached. Surprisingly they weren't designed by "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening-they actually walked the runway at the recent Prada fashion show! Seriously. Also: who knew Marge Simpson wore designer shoes!
This is strike two for Prada footwear. Their latest creation, a pair of $795 Prada Creepers, may be sold out everywhere, but we think the three-in-one shoes are hideous. But you know, some fashionistas think anything made by a big designer like Miuccia Prada MUST
Quirky China News/Splash NewsLooking for the coolest way possible to promote your shoe company? Make a giant shoe car and let people drive it around! In what is surely the best marketing campaign ever, Kang shoes in China has made an electric car out of a giant shoe.Read More »from Giant shoe car promotes Chinese shoe company
The ten-foot-long leather shoe car has been cruising around town at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. It cost $6,550 to make over the course of six months and can carry two people up to 250 miles on one battery charge. Company president Wang Zhengtao says they plan to make 40 more special shoe cars as promotional tools for stores around the country.
We're obsessed with this shoemobile, and if we were in China we'd definitely line up to take a spin and check out Kang shoes.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Mar 22, 2011 6:59 PM EDT
Net-A-Porter.comWhile we're not huge fans of the Herve Leger bandage dress, tummy cutouts, or spending $1,050 on swimwear, we're sure there are people out there willing to buy this Herve Leger bandage bathing suit. Although... it's not really a bathing suit, because you can't get it wet! Seriously. Here's the item description per Net-a-Porter.com:Read More »from Fashion that makes us sad: $1,050 swimsuit that canâ€™t get wet
"With a daring cutout front, Hervé Léger's violet and orange bandage sunsuit is sure to make a splash by the pool. Pair this sensational style with shorts and oversized shades for the ultimate in getaway glamour. To get the best from your Hervé Léger beachwear we advise you do not wear it in water."
So this one-piece swimsuit will be only making a metaphorical splash. When it's hot out and you're stuck gazing longingly at that pretty blue water in the pool, be sure no beads of sweat drip down your face or back onto this "sunsuit" either because, you know, it may self destruct when it gets wet!
If you actually plan to take a dip, Net-a-Porter suggests
Yesterday I turned 30. I had a really awesome birthday, but before heading out to celebrate last night, I took a good long look in the mirror a la Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles" to see if I looked any older. No noticeable transformations in the last 24 hours. Whew! But still, everyone kept making a big deal about it. "Oh my gosh, you're 30!" they said. Or "Wow! I can't believe you're 30!" Or "You're a real woman now!" (Isn't that what people say when you first get your period?! Sheesh.) Also, for reference: Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson are all 30, and they're not exactly grandmas.Read More »from Fashion and beauty rules when youâ€™re 30
While it really shouldn't be a big deal, entering a new decade of my life made me think about age appropriateness. At 30 you're "supposed to" be responsible. You're "supposed to" start settling down and thinking about marriage and a family. And you're "not supposed to" wear certain things anymore (short shorts, I'm looking at you). Clearly there are
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Mon, Mar 21, 2011 8:25 PM EDT
Victoria's SecretSpring is here, which among other things means it's time to start preparing for swimsuit season. We only have a few short months to hit the gym, ditch our sweatpants, and get our diets in order, and Victoria's Secret is already rolling out their summer swimwear collection. But this season we may need to do more than just squats and push-ups to look like a Victoria's Secret model.Read More »from Victoriaâ€™s Secret airbrushing flubs: wearing a bikini will be even harder this season
Call us crazy, but either the folks at VS don't know how to retouch photos, or this pretty blonde model has one funky torso. Exactly what kind of crunches must you do to achieve an upper body that sits five inches to the right of your hips? And when you do master this astounding body contortion, must you emphasize it with contrasting bikini tops and bottoms?
Really though, it almost looks like two separate beach photos were pasted together to make this photo. In fact, that pink bikini and set of legs may belong to someone else altogether!
Next up: thigh resizing. Sure models don't have too much extra flesh
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Mar 18, 2011 10:24 PM EDT
JockeyJockey has created some very cool underwear. Literally. Their new high-tech StayCool Outlast technology promises to keep your skin, and uh, your private parts, three degrees cooler. According to a press release, the material was initially developed for NASA to "help balance temperature fluctuations in space."Read More »from Jockey StayCool underwear keeps your privates from overheating
While temperature regulating panties seem like a bizarre invention, they're definitely better than Camelflague panties or even Robert Pattinson underwear. Also: we'd imagine these panties would be good for workouts or any kind of outdoor activities, especially during the upcoming warmer months. The matching tank tops and t-shirts that aid in cool down look even better. Curious to try them out for yourselves? A variety of colors are already available online. Bikinis and briefs are are three for $24, while tanks and tees are $21 each on Jockey.com.
Watch this video on StayCool underwear, and let us know: would you try it?
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