How many times do we need to explain that it’s creepy to sexually exploit dead people? Bettie Page is the most recent victim of this weird-ass phenomenon. More
This weird-ass culture we live in continues to get weirder-ass. In 2013, women don’t need to be alive to sell products. More
Remember how designers once resisted Kim Kardashian like the Plague because she always used to make $8000 outfits look cheap and ill-fitting? There was even a time when they refused to loan clothes to any editorial associated with the infamous reality TV star. Boy, how things have changed! More
Halloween is fun and great and wonderful… until you end up spending $100+ to cobble together some costume you’ll wear for a single drunken evening before it sinks to the back of your closet, never to be worn again (those whiskey stains don’t help).
So, we’re here to help: these ten dresses will work great for various decade-spanning Halloween costumes… but you can also repeat wear them because they’re not actually costumes. Sure, you might spend a little more, but you also get a nice dress out of it. More
You know you’ve fucked up when even Kate Upton‘s boobs cannot save you. More
Lady Gaga has finally released the music video for her latest single, “Applause,” directed by fashion photography powerhouse Inez & Vinoodh. Since the singer is currently preoccupied with a supposed “exchange” between arts and pop culture (as if one would somehow make the other better?), the video is predictably… arty.
It’s also kind of incoherent–a pastiche of performance, dance sequences and costumes for costumes’ sakes. But since Gaga is some kind of Russian nesting doll of pure expression and radio-friendly hooks–”art’s in pop culture in me”–we know that even her seemingly random fashion and beauty decisions have artistic value.
Using our two and a half semesters of art history class at the junior college, we’re here to guide you through some of the video’s most noteworthy looks. More
Here’s an idea, though–how about instead of mining Monroe’s painfully over-licensed image, we just hire some models? Or currently-alive famous actresses? Sure, there will never be another Monroe (or Hepburn), but it’s probably better than dragging old icons from their graves to sell hairspray. More
One of the overriding themes of my time at TheGloss is how much I love stuff from the 1950′s. I mean, casual misogyny, obviously. Also cocktails. And hot rollers. But also, every single style statement that existed at that time. … More
In the now infamous New York Times article Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan In Your Movie, The Canyons director Paul Schrader made no secret of his ambivalent feelings towards Lindsay Lohan. But she is still, against all odds, the star of his upcoming movie, so that doesn’t mean he can’t say ridiculously nice things about her. (Emphasis on the ridiculous.) More
Love, Marilyn, a one-hour special on HBO about Marilyn Monroe airs tonight, and at the risk of
seeming being insensitive, why are we still so obsessed with her? Sure, she was beautiful and talented and damaged and tragic, but a lot of people are those things, and we let their memories slowly fade over the years. She was mesmerizing in a lot of ways and for a lot of reasons, but I don’t think any of those reasons quite explain the cultural fixation; at least not in a way that’s satisfying to me. More
Yesterday, Justin Bieber said something that irritated a lot of people (in fact, Amanda literally threw stuff across the room and screamed). While visiting the Anne Frank House in Germany, he wrote this message in the guestbook: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”
Yeah. Uhm. More
This February’s Esquire features one of men’s magazines’ favorite covergirls: Megan Fox, open cardigan and pouty queasy facial expression included! In the accompanying interview, she discusses everything from her sex appeal, why being famous is like being bullied in high school on a “massive scale” and the Book of Revelations. Of course, this interview wouldn’t be complete without some Megan Fox quotes wherein she gets sassy about other people, would it? More
One of the most interesting things about the Roosevelt hotel’s ghostly celeb residents is that none of them actually died in the hotel. We all know that Marilyn Monroe struggled with a lot of personal trauma in her life. Maybe coming back to The Roosevelt reminded her of happier times while she was living. More
Did you know that JFK was the first American President to pardon a Thanksgiving turkey? He was. The tradition is often said to originate with George Bush (#41) but that was just the first Official Pardon. When JFK was presented with a turkey wearing a bib emblazoned, “Good eating, Mr. President”, he apparently turned to Jackie and declared, “Why don’t we just keep it?”
I think about that anecdote a lot when I consider JFK, because otherwise I just judge him as that jerk who really dicked over Marilyn Monroe.
Well that . . . and Civil Rights. Those two things. More