Topic: birds

Makeup Inspired By: Birds Of Paradise, In All Their Naturally Bold Beauty

Makeup Inspired By: Birds Of Paradise, In All Their Naturally Bold Beauty

Yesterday, I flew to California, so I’m presently listening to birds squawking outside right now and it’s awesome; typically, I don’t even hear pigeons from outside my apartment in the early morning–just traffic and drunk people coming home from Dinner On Ludlow.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all saw and heard these gorgeous creatures all the time? (The birds, not the drunk people.) So, to pay homage to their natural beauty and bold plumage, I thought I would do a Makeup Inspired By post on them. More »

The Worst Birds In Film History

The Worst Birds In Film History

Those of us holding down the weekendial fort at Gloss headquarters were reminded of the horrifying and barbaric nature of birds with this recent video (not recommended for the faint of heart nor fond of duckling). Which put us in mind of the many baleful and ill-fated bird that has graced the silver screen. Is there a single bird that doesn’t exist to serve as a harbinger of death? More »

Would You Stop Liking Something Because A TV Show Made Fun Of It? Should You?

Would You Stop Liking Something Because A TV Show Made Fun Of It? Should You?

In an article recently published on Salon.com, writer Erin Keane explores the Earth shattering implications of the way the “put a bird on it” phenomenon was lovingly skewered by Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen on their IFC comedy show Portlandia. In it, she argues that this is “the first comedy sketch to have had a noticeable impact on the buying habits of the people who were both the audience for and the butt of the gag.” It seems to me like this is one of those articles where a writer tries to generalize her own neuroses onto a large group of people in order to justify them. Stop taking yourself so seriously and put a bird on it, girl! More »

Party Favors: Here’s Looking At Hue

Party Favors: Here's Looking At Hue

Here is a fantastic way to waste time at work. -ShelterPop

Should the state remove obese children from their homes? -Double X

Here is a child with a pet bird. -The Hairpin

How women fuel infertility myths? -HuffPo

Speaking of which: men can have pregnancy anxiety. -YourTango

Do lip plumpers actually work? -Birchbox

Macys has been fined for selling illegal (read: dangerous) kids clothes. -Styleite

Good product for pulling of ultra-bright eyeshadow. -Refinery29

I’m really into Victoria’s Secret model Jessica Hart‘s bright, fresh minimalism. -StyleList

Swimsuit by body type round-up. -Betty Confidential

The musician as muse is becoming really, really popular. -The High Low

Here is a delightful Ricky Martin gif. -The Frisky

Bad Publicist E-Mail : The Bird Killing Device

 Bad Publicist E-Mail : The Bird Killing Device

Once and a while we get an e-mail where we’re like “wow, this publicist really knows who TheGloss reader is. Bird killers. A whole bunch of bird killers.” When I think of you, I think of women (and some men) who like to read about fashion, and beauty, and bird killing. So this e-mail is for you! I’m blotting out the name of this handy device, less for “esthetics” than for some lingering playground induced sense that I ought not tell on them, but the e-mail runs as follows: More »

Do Feather Extensions Look Good On Anyone?

Do Feather Extensions Look Good On Anyone?

As anyone who’s walked around a major metropolitan area lately knows, the popularity of feather extensions has been increasing at an alarming rate. Not unlike herpes, they’ve spread most virulently, until an estimated 25% of the nation’s sexually active population has been exposed. They don’t care if you’re a Goth, a reg, or even a celebrity; feather extensions (or, as I like to call them, “feh-stensions”) can affect anyone. It’s this very dispersion that makes them so fascinating; what is it about pretending to be part bird that appeals to so many different types of people outside the furry community? In an effort to better understand this phenomenon, I’ve assembled a gallery of different types of feh-stension wearers. More »