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"It looks...different" said my ex-boyfriend, upon seeing that I'd cut off my shoulder-length dark hair into a shorn look inspired by Michelle Williams and the never-ending encouragement of my already pixie-cut friend Hannah. Different? "No shit?" I replied. Of course it looked different. It was different by six inches. He followed with another classic: "I just can't believe you cut it. It's gone." Change is hard. I get it. But hair grows back, and it's a style ... Read More
Fast fashion won’t just be hanging up on the racks in your favorite cheap retail store anymore—its availability will soon extend to your home, thanks to H&M. Just last Thursday, WWD reported that H&M Home is set to hit the U.S. in early 2013. The home line will offer collections of linens, decorative storage, and various knick-knacks for your bedroom, bathroom, and living room. According to Refinery29, “the prices are slightly more ... Read More
In addition to the hellish summer heat we’ve been subjected to as of late, here’s another reason that’ll have you frantically counting down the days until Fall: Dita Von Teese, the unofficial queen of all things retro, burlesque and vintage, will be unveiling her very own clothing line. Vintage fashionistas, rejoice! The performer/fierce fashion icon currently has a fragrance, cosmetics, and a lingerie line, but all three are woefully not yet available for ... Read More
Whether you're planning to soak up the sun at the beach before it's too late or you're finally going to finish that latest best-selling novel you've been dying to read, August is the time to get your ass in gear and remind yourself to enjoy these last weeks of summer, damnit! But before you toss in any old swimsuit/novel combination into your getaway bag, check out the ingenious new Tumblr blog Matchbook.nu that is sure to change the way you pack for your ... Read More
I’m a big vintage photo collector, so I was pretty jazzed when I found a whole basket of late 1930s photos hidden away at a local antique store. This particular bunch of images all appear to be from the same group of friends and family--snapshots from summers together between 1936 through 1938. While the hot days keep getting hotter, these photos are a perfect source of inspiration on how to look cute and still stay cool. They’re also an adorable glimpse into ... Read More
Stephanie Pollaro is a woman on a mission. Soon after earning her master's degree from California State University Long Beach, she sold her possessions, gave up a comfortable life in the United States, and boarded an airplane to Mumbai to rescue trafficked girls. In 2007, the former California girl founded the non-profit organization International Sanctuary with friend and fellow do-gooder Wendy Hicks. Today, iSanctuary works to reintegrate young trafficking ... Read More
  Kristin Bauer Van Straten might be all fangs and attitude on hit show True Blood, but she has a major soft spot for animals. The on-screen vampire (that’s Pam, for those of you who’ve spent the past few years hiding under a rock) told Racked reporters that the first question she was asked about the upcoming HSN x HBO Forsaken Beauty Collection Inspired by True Blood was “Is there animal testing?” (The answer to that very good ... Read More
If you’re still on the search for the perfect summer tote, this new offering from FEED Projects will add a dose of color to your wardrobe while helping hungry children in India. According to the New York Times, 42.5 percent of minors in India are malnourished –and the consequences are deadly. “Malnutrition makes children more prone to illness and stunts physical and intellectual growth for a lifetime,” reports Somini Sengupta. With every ... Read More
With the Olympic Games in full swing, there’s no shortage of gaudy gear that the blogosphere keeps urging us all to stock up on. Decking out your apartment in red, white, and blue can be spirited and fun. Plastering American flag lip art across your pucker…not so much. Keeping that in mind, there are easy ways to go for the fashion gold with accessories you can rock long after the Closing Ceremony on August 12. With these five versatile Etsy picks, ... Read More
Big fan of gold? Then OPI has fantastic news for you. Inspired by “the world of 007,” according to the company's Facebook page, OPI will be releasing their newest shade, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” But this polish is a bit different than your average metallic gold shimmery topcoat—OPI’s version contains real 18-karat gold.The polish is shown as a topcoat, painted over a contrasting deep red to show off the gold flecks. ... Read More