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Topic: Friday Style Icon
Ya know, it’s easy to take style pointers from famed fashionistas. Who doesn’t want to dress like a movie star or a model? But really, who the hell is Gisele next to an actual princess of power? More
A lot of people know that Dorothy Parker was a famous wit. A lot of people don’t know that in her youth, at 4’11, she was also considered a snappy style icon. Another thing a lot of people don’t know? That she and Robert Benchley subscribed to undertaker trade magazines and then cut them up and added jokes to make their own magazine From Grave To Gay!
Why is this not a magazine that exists right now? Fine. Change the word “gay”. Fine. Other than that. Why don’t you start it? Why don’t you dress like Dorothy Parker, find a platonic male best friend who is equally funny and go off and do things? Because you don’t have her wardrobe. Okay. I’ll help. And I’ll include some quotes! Weird ones, not that one about martinis, again! More
By now you guys probably know that slow motion fail XOJane published a completely objectionable article by a supposed “health editor” in which she talks about how Plan B is her preferred method of birth control because she hates condoms and the pill makes you fat and you can only have so many abortions. LOL!! ;) right? No. Everyone at TheGloss (and editors at Mommyish and The Grindstone) want the article’s author Cat Marnell to crawl into a dark place and stay there. Or at least promise never to breed.
However, before XOJane editors start whining on Twitter about how we’re being “hateful” without once acknowledging the author’s reprehensibly flippant attitude towards women’s reproductive health and their own astonishing irresponsibility, we want to do something not mean! We’re going to be positive! More
If there is such a thing as Heaven, Jane Goodall is probably from there. The British primatologist is one of the world’s leading experts on chimpanzes, has devoted her life to wildlife conservation and is personal hero to compassionate bookish girls the world over. She was also extremely beautiful and could really wear a pair of khaki shorts. Dr. Goodall is today’s inspiration. More
What can you say about Lucille Ball other than the obvious: that she fucking ruled? Well, you can say she looked pretty fresh in house dresses, polka dots, contrasting collars and kitten-heeled slingbacks. Also, she was waaaaaay ahead of the game on fashion turbans. Let’s get some some retro inspiration, I Love Lucy style. …Also: I’m super sorry that the theme song is now stuck in your head, like it’s been stuck in mine. More
17-year-old child bride Courtney Stodden is in the news today for telling reporters that she spent her wedding “aroused for 24 hours straight,” and no, there isn’t a soap that exists for cleansing away this feeling. Anyway, we were reminiscing over Stodden’s childhood (back when she was just 16 and made the music video for her single “Don’t Put It On Me”) and thought to ourselves, “Wow, that monokini is really… really… bright.” And then we knew it: Courtney Stodden would be today’s Style Icon. More
Happy Birthday to the magnificent Lauren Bacall, who turns 87 today. What can you say about Bacall that hasn’t been said? The woman’s presence, poise and beauty are legendary. Let’s just appreciate it all. More
A lot of people seem to like Al Pacino’s character’s character in Scarface. I mean, actually like him. Seemingly on a personal level?Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Wright has a theory and explains, “The DVD comes as two separate discs and they only make it through the first disc, so they’re convinced the movie ends with him running off with Elvira and his tiger.” Which brings me to Elvira, who is a “lady tiger” (per the script). She’s got an endless supply of low-cut, slinky gowns fit for a night of chainsmoking and looking achingly bored at Studio 54. Sounds awesome. Let’s do this. More
Helga Pataki was Hey Arnold’s nasty, uni-browed bully. She didn’t really fit in and everyone was terrified of her–she was a loyal fan of punching, shoving and name-calling–but she also had a big heart… full of love for Arnold, her sweet Football Head. Here are some suggestions for creating an outfit inspired by Nikelodeon’s outspoken, misunderstood weirdo. More
There’s a whole slew of terribly stylish women we may have never discovered if it wasn’t for the advent of street style blogs. While Elle‘s Kate Lanphear is beloved for her structured rock’n roll aesthetic and Vogue Nippon’s Anna Dello Russo is known for wearing head-to-toe couture hallucinations, former Pop editor-at-large and fellow street style (/fellow blogger) darling Shala Monroque has a downright uncanny way with color. Monroque fearlessly mixes head-turning prints, bright statement necklaces, and ladylike silhouettes for a fresh, modern look that’s completely her own. She also has killer legs. Here’s a few of her best looks.
Guess who needs no introduction? Debbie Harry. As much as her two-tone hair and bold makeup are imitated, that set of cheekbones is truly one in a million. This week’s Friday Style Icon celebrates the Blondie singer’s tough-downtown-New Wave-girly look. More
Married…With Children was a cool show because it aimed for ugly authenticity in a time of sitcoms about child geniuses and togetherness and bullshit. Married… With Children was all about oppressive workdays and jello salad and chainsmoking and not being sexually attracted to your spouse anymore and being an embittered shell of a person (and belly tops!). I watched the hell out of this show growing up (because it came on before or after The Simpsons) and it was great. Peg and Kelly’s outsized, tacky style both lend themselves to excellent Halloween costumes, too, so here we go! More
Clueless is one of those iconic movies that got the details right: in addition to all the memorable lines, necessary soundtrack and weirdly relateable high school drama, we remember the boas, the fuzzy pens (!), the plastic hats, the outrageous athletic wear… but Clueless is genuinely great (not just guilty pleasure great) because it manages to be a movie about spoiled, self-absorbed SoCal airheads that are still… loveable, decent people. …But this is Friday Style Icon, not Friday Secretly Compassionate Icon. It’s hard choosing between Cher, Amber, Dionne and Tai, but Dionne doesn’t get near enough love for her excellent checked skirt suits, nose rings and color fearlessness. So: crazy plastic hats off to you, Dionne and you, Stacey Dash, who has managed not to age a day since this movie came out. More