Like thousands upon thousands of other people, I have been wearing Ruby Woo by MAC for several years. I have worn it to parties, to school, to work, to interviews, to sets, to the gym (yes, I am one of those people who wears makeup to the gym, and I know — blah blah what’s the point blah blah).
I love wearing red lipstick out, but I have always been somewhat cautious of doing so when out with somebody. You know, romantically. Red lipstick on a first date feels weird. More
I am bad at doing things alone. Like, really bad. I’ve spent about a third of my life in relationships (sad, I know) and therefore have usually had a date to most things. And when I haven’t had a date, I’ve had friends to come with me, but in case you forgot, I moved and have very few friends so this is difficult at the moment. But on the bright side, it’s forcing me to learn how to go places alone, and that is a life skill everyone should develop (although I’m pretty sure everybody else developed it like a decade before me). More
When I think about horror movies I have watched, and how I respond to them, I tend to think “it is amazing I still go out and function like anything remotely resembling a person.” Here are some memorable movies and how I responded to them. I’m going to go hide in a really well lit empty room now. More
There are a lot of things that terrify me about living in the modern age. Global warming. The ever present threat of nuclear apocalypse. Government officials thinking that the female uterus can shut down rape presumably by witchcraft or “being sassy”. Toilet snakes.
But one of the things that makes me think “thank God I was born to this age, this most glorious age” is the Chobani Soho Cafe.
Unfortunately, this means there is nothing left but for me to challenge Katie Baker to a duel. More
Wine drinkers unite – Double X
Survive the walk of shame – YourTango
Stunning centerpieces – Shelterpop
Insecurities and awkward encounters – The Hairpin
Ralph Lauren garden party – Styleite
Inspiring up-dos from Fashion Week – Refinery 29
Outrageous photos of Fashion Week – StyleList
Mossimo Fall look book. – The Budget Babe
London fashion college – TheHighLow
Stylish pregnant celebs – Betty Confidential
J. Mendel: grunge over glam – Birchox
I realize that what I’m about to say would get me kicked out of any club for feminists but the former trend I most wish was still around is the one that involves men treating us on dates. More
He didn’t call because HE sucks. Not you. Want to know why? More
It occurs to us that this a week a where some of our readers might be returning to college. And there will soon follow the inevitable trend story about how “kids just don’t date anymore!” (A NYT staple since 1985). Kids do date, they just don’t go on bizarre blind dates orchestrated by matchmakers (sometimes they do. Patti Stanger makes uncomfortable dreams happen). You will almost certainly end up on one of the following dates in your time at college if you haven’t already. Spoiler: most of them are terrible! More
Let’s pause from remembering that Mary Kate Olsen was once young and contemplate the worst kind of date. Which square is your favorite? Or rather, most indicative of the worst thing a person can do on a date? I have never been bothered by chapped lips, and complaining about hipsters is my hobby, so that just sounds like fun, but someone running even fifteen minutes late makes me feel like I’m going to go ballistic (why don’t they plan better? Why?) What about you? Please mark your square immediately. – Shmitten Kitten More
There are a lot of things I regret about last week. But mostly I regret the huge mind blip that made me forgot my favorite awkward dating story when Jennifer was out polling for bad date tales. Though at this point, cakes and babies is so much more than a dating story. More
One of my male friends pointed out that I only got female takes on bad dates. I conceded that men might have feelings and experiences, too. So, here are some of their worst dates ever. More
We’re doing these talk pieces called “real talk” where we enlist people to weigh in on a topic. Normally, I just drunk dial my friends at 4:00 in the morning screaming, “It’s an emergency! LADIES’ SHOES! HOW DO THEY MAKE YOU FEEL?” but I want to do one on “worst dates ever” and it turns out my friends are just fucking awesome at dating.
So, if you’d like to be a winner and anonymously share your bad date story and see it featured, drop me a line at Jennifer [at] thegloss.com. More
We all have intimacy issues. The word intimacy sounds an awful lot like intimidation. I’m sure some people use intimacy to intimidate people. I never used sex as a weapon, though I admit the occasional weapon can be a welcome reprieve from the ordinary encounter. More