Last night's episode of America's Next Top Model really made me think (wow! When is the last time anyone said that about something produced by Tyra Banks?) about the social constructs of female friendships. Our little glimpse into the model fishbowl revealed not one but two slams against Whitney about her weight. One was very blatant: Whitney asks Stacy-Ann if she wanted to eat something and Stacy-Ann dismisses her, saying, "Nah, I don't want to end up fat like you." Whitney fights back (go Whitney!) and says something like, "Uh, that better have been a "ph" phat!" and Stacy-Ann, covering her little slam, backs down and says, "Uh, yeah!"
The second instance was a little more subtle: during an argument with Whitney, Dominique says that talking to Whitney is like talking to "a BIG brick wall." The emphasis is hers, not mine. While granted, the pre-models are in a competition, they are regularly swatting Whitney on the nose to remind her that she's still a lesser being by the very nature
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- Glamour Magazine | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 10:58 PM EDT
Last night's episode of America's Next Top Model really made me think (wow! When is the last time anyone said that about something produced by Tyra Banks?) about the social constructs of female friendships. Our little glimpse into the model fishbowl revealed not one but two slams against Whitney about her weight. One was very blatant: Whitney asks Stacy-Ann if she wanted to eat something and Stacy-Ann dismisses her, saying, "Nah, I don't want to end up fat like you." Whitney fights back (go Whitney!) and says something like, "Uh, that better have been a "ph" phat!" and Stacy-Ann, covering her little slam, backs down and says, "Uh, yeah!"Read More »from The Social Pecking Order on America's Next Top Model (aka Tyra Banks' Wet Dream)
On Saturday night, I went to a very elegant St. Patrick's Day party at which I discovered I am not a fan of corned beef, but I do enjoy soda bread and cake with Guinness in it. You know, all the things that are healthy and good for me. I drank a glass of wine and somehow let myself be convinced to attend a stitch and ----- that the hostess has every Monday night. Sure, yes, great! I said, and I was excited, I really was, because nice people! Social interactivity! Isn't that what I've been complaining that I need? A night out? Friends, companionship, a glass of wine without feeling like maybe I am developing a slippery Problem.Read More »from Body of Work: Crochet and Complain
I was very excited to be invited, feeling fancy, and then, panic. Oh God, what was I thinking, trying to go out and talk to people? Why do I want to be social when I'm just not good at it, and it fills me with anxiety and dread and unhappiness and tiredness in the best of circumstances? People I am aware are fond of me make me nervous. People who I have only
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 8:46 PM EDT
I loved all your beauty questions earlier this week, and now I've got another request. This one's really fun! For the June issue of Glamour we're putting together a list of the 50 most glamorous women in the world. Our editors and panel of experts have already weighed in on their picks--women from the celebrity realm and beyond (think Carla Bruni, the former model and singer who's now France's First Lady, Oscar-winning Actress Marion Cotillard, Beyonce, Iman, Scarlett Johansson, Queen Rania of Jordan ... they're women with great style and presence, not just on the red carpet, but in real life).
Now we want you to vote for your top five, and also tell us who we've missed. Then be sure to check out our June issue for the full list!- Andrea Pomerantz
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I try to keep my posts sexuality- neutral, since most sex and relationship subjects apply to all women (and sometimes to men). But since so much information out there has a definite hetero slant, I want to talk directly about lesbians and sexual health. I've had lesbian patients think that they're safe, but many of the same safer sex practices apply.
- Whether or not you've ever had intercourse with a guy, you still need regular pap smears.
- HPV can be transmitted from genital-to-genital contact, even if a penis isn't involved, and may hitch a ride on your fingers or sex toys. If your gyno doesn't seem attuned to your concerns and needs, find another. Some of my patients didn't seek care for years after facing prejudice from a doctor. Don't let someone else's bias impact your health care.
- Speaking of toys, it's best not to share. Any bodily fluids can transmit infection; keep your toys clean, but keep them to yourself.
- While the risks of sexually transmitting HIV
Ever since the chevron stripes incident, I've been addicted to the randomness of eBay-the idea that, with just one or two key words, you can uncover tons of amazing stuff you'd otherwise never think to search under. So, this morning, I typed in "mushroom," and will you look at all the goodness? In lamps, there's this classic Laurel stand-up style and this pretty table version. For my kitchen, I found an intricately painted, super-clean-looking Kaj Franck bowl and a playfully retro '70s cookie jar. These vintage mushroom-printed hankies are something I feel like every lady should have in her purse (or fold up and place under a plant pot-pretty!). And did you know that there's a shoe brand called Mushrooms? And that they make perfect red pumps and woven-heeled sandals? Oh, and, of course, while it's not anything I would imagine one could buy on eBay, you can also purchase the real, dried-morel deal.Read More »from Mushroom Trip: From Kaj Franck to Red Pumps
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- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 6:48 PM EDT
So the other night I had a big party to go to, and 13 minutes before I had to leave, I did something that any beauty editor at any magazine in the history of printing on paper would tell you not to do: I tried an entirely new makeup look. More than that: I tried bright purple eyeshadow. Now I am a lifetime red-lipstick-thick-mascara girl-I don't even know how to apply eyeliner, much less the nuanced art of eyeshadow-but I had on a lavender-gray dress and a colorful new Fresh shadow compact and I just thought "What the hay?" Perhaps this grooming error wouldn't have been so egregious (and not elicited the "Wow, your makeup looks special" response from my boyfriend) if we had just one decent mirror in our house that was illuminated with something slightly brighter than mood lighting. So, lesson learned. I'm taking a page out of my mother's beauty regimen, buying a certified makeup mirror with magnification and a "true to life" light feature, and using it any time I attempt a new cosmeticRead More »from Change Can Be Good (If You Have the Right Tools): The Illuminated Makeup Mirror
Carnie Wilson was the first celebrity poster girl for weight-loss surgery, dropping half her weight and landing the cover of People way back when. Since then, lots of celebs have gone under the knife, folks like Al Roker, Aretha Franklin, Randy Jackson, Star Jones, Sharon Osbourne, Roseanne, John Popper (of the band Blues Traveler) and probably others who just aren't admitting it.Read More »from Celebrities' Weight-Loss Surgery Bounce Backs
Any fan of American Idol has probably noticed that the return of Randy Jackson's preference for vertical striped shirts is heralding the return of some of those pounds. Now Carnie too is being extremely open about the fact that after her surgery, she replaced food with alcohol, and she's regained weight during her pregnancy and now finds herself working to drop 40 to 50 pounds.
There's not a lot of people admitting that they've regained weight after having surgery. Maybe some of it is embarrassment. Like, how much of a disaster must you be if you can defy a medical procedure that is often touted as "
The latest from the not-good-enough mom files: I haven't updated Alex's baby book since he was two months old. As you can see, the kid now has a tooth. He also sits up on his own, rolls around like he's on fire, eats meat (the revolting pureed kind, but still) and tells entire stories in baby talk (while holding his right hand up like a waiter carrying a tray). None of these important milestones have made it into the baby book. And, because we ran out of space on our video camera and haven't bought more discs, none have been caught on film either. Bad parent alert!
I documented my cancer experience from day one--in hand-written journals, with still pictures, videos, um, a column in a huge national magazine and a freakin book. And here I am with the cutest baby on the block and the best I can do is snap a photo before I run out the door in the morning? A photo that, let's face it, will never get printed. I lie awake at night obsessing over the fact that he's almost sevenRead More »from Can This Be Alex's Baby Book?
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 6:08 PM EDT
Sally Beauty Supply! Not just purveyor of all things beauty! If you're wanting a piercing (ear, at least) you no longer have to choose between a trip to the mall where the mall-girl waits with her stun-gun contraption, or a tattoo parlor/doctor's office where they stick you with needles and freeze you with ice.
Right next to the cash register at Sally Beauty Supply, they've got rows and rows of pierce-it-yourself earrings, which cost $7 and have the pain-and-horror level of the mall-girl stun gun (a second of pain and it's over), without the mall. The additional benefit is another trip to the mall becomes an at-home rite-of-passage moment that's a thousand times more fun.
-Jean Godfrey-June, beauty directorWant more tips and suggestions from Lucky editors? Visit our how-to channel for expert advice in fashion and beauty.
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I grew up in a hippie household, which meant that my parents were always foisting some alternative medicine or another on me. I had an earache, so I should imagine myself hearing the sounds of flowers. I had a sore throat, so I should gargle with salty honey water and then chew fennel, then bury the spoon under the apple tree by light of the moon. I'm pretty sure this is when I started my uncontrollable eye rolling and also, my fascination with science and facts and true real measurable cause and effect. But as it turns out, my mom's boyfriend's suggestion about meditating before stressful situations wasn't entirely bunk. In fact, there's a theory that mediation might just be a good aid in helping you in your quest for a healthier lifestyle, be it through exercise, diet or dumping the cancer sticks. And meditation is pretty easy and a holistic way to make yourself a happier person, if anything else. You can even do it in the bathtub! I sort of love the idea that sitting there, doingRead More »from Guided meditation on Howcast