If this had happened in America, someone would be dead by now. More
- Flirty laughing
- Topless banter
- Horseback riding
- Some guy’s abs
- Brief semi-toplessness
- More guys’ abs More
We recently got back from a wonderful week on vacation in Berlin*. While there, we mistakenly partook in the local drunk food specialty–currywurst!–before heading off to a nice restaurant for our last evening in the city. Sure enough, the currywurst did not agree with us and we sat there in a crowd of urbane Germans with horrible visions of throwing up all over them and their fancy restaurant. It then occurred to us: nobody wants to be that American, vomitting all over the locals! Hence, today’s Illustrated Guide is intended to aid our fellow Americans in giving a good impression while visiting those threateningly sophisticated nations known collectively as Europe. More
So I just got back to New York after seven weeks in Europe, four of which I spent living in Berlin. I’d never even been to Berlin before, but my boyfriend told me I’d like it there, and I trust him to know what kinds of things I like, so I went. I liked it so much, you guys. One might even say I loved it. I’d probably be willing to live there indefinitely, if I could get a visa and import at least 10% of my friends. I won’t say it’s better than New York, exactly, but it’s different. Sometimes in good ways, and sometimes just in random ways. Here are some of the differences I was able to photograph. More
She’s not wearing any pants, for starters. No pants at all. More
Tragedy struck recently when Til, a famously earless baby bunny, was crushed by a cameraman at the height of its sudden fame. The editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff are apparently in a very dark place right now and, ahead, discuss baby Til, Holocaust jokes, Bubonic Plague (and you), Crush films, humiliating children on their birthdays and also that Liam Neeson wolf-killing movie that isn’t really about him killing wolves. And Ashley’s birthday! More
Once in a while, I come across an editorial in a small, under-the-radar magazine that makes me incredibly happy. Such is the case with this new set of photos from German fashion magazine FELD 1oo, which just put out its second ever issue this week. There’s no crazy lighting or pyrotechnics, just solid photography and styling, and a beautiful model to boot. Not much info can be found online about Carine aside from her page on the m4 models site, but judging from that, she’s already got quite a few cool editorials under her belt, and I would very much like to see more of her in the glossy fashion mags. More
But what abut the children? More
And there was a horse drawn carriage! And a flower crown! And…tophats. Oh, the tophats.
Who are these beautiful mascots of old timey civic pride? Prince Georg Friedrich Ferdinand of Prussia, great-great-grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II(!) and Princess Sophie of Isenburg. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, they were relatively unknown prior to the wedding, but that’s not going to stop the German people from putting down their cabbage and Nietzsche for a second to celebrate the fact that the ol’ Kaiser’s bloodline is still kicking/marrying. In a purely ceremonial, non-Second-Reich-y sort of way, of course. Here are some pretty pictures. More
Waity-Katie waits no more! Kate Middleton and Prince William have officially announced their engagement. So, he’s gone, now. Here are some replacements. They’re super hot. Well, most of them, anyway.
This is actually an image from an exhibition in Germany called “History and dissemination of the Bible,” demonstrating the smallest bible in the House of Bible in Dresden, but I can easily see this becoming a new fad with the … More
Always dreamed of running a brothel? The Bordell im Kietz von Berlin-Rixdorf in Berlin has a vacancy for a manager, and they’re auctioning the job off on eBay with a starting bid of €2.50. The ad is in German, but luckily The Gloss contributor Megan Carpentier stepped in and did translating duties.
One of the oldest of Berlin’s neighborhood brothels — open since 1980 in a good neighborhood in a beautiful restaurant type old building — is seeking a new operator. More
Congratulations, America! We have finally found someone who is possibly more disliked internationally than we are. 2,717 European travelers were polled about national habits abroad by TripAdvisor.com, and here are some of the findings: 36 percent said that British people … More
According to Lindsay Lohan’s Twitter, she spent yesterday shooting a spread for German Vogue with photographer Ellen Von Unwerth. DListed has what appear to be photos from the shoot, with Lindsay in what I can only describe as a caveman-inspired … More