Am I the only one brave enough to say that girls-only baby showers are a total drag? I know that girl-exclusive baby showers are as old as time, but this is the new millennium, people. The more I observe in my social circles and on social media, the more I see coed baby showers popping up as an alternative to snooze-worthy ladies brunch showers, and I welcome the change with open arms. More
When you’re pregnant, there are hundreds of ways you can milk the situation, pun intended. Yes, I’m talking about baby showers and so much more. I always thought a baby shower was a baby shower was a baby shower—until I read on a previous Mommyish thread about the many different pregnancy celebrations that are popping up on Birth Boards.
Good god, my life is so boring. More
Is the second half of “#YOLO” the acronym “SALAD” (So Act Like A Douche)? Because I’m starting to wonder why the ones who popularized the phrase most/worst are the most obnoxious, unlikable human beings in America.
I blame the Smirnoff. More
What is it with people these days choosing to push boundaries with party themes? Sometimes, these ideas are playful and fun. It’s lovely. Sometimes, these ideas are terrible; for example, that sorority from Penn State who assumed all Mexicans are impoverished drug addicts. Not so lovely, and that is why they were publicly ridiculed.
Of course, not everybody learns the “be creative, not cruel” rule when it comes to parties; now, Flaunt magazine wants in on the good ol’ racist action, too. More
This past weekend, I threw myself a goth mitzvah for my 28th birthday. There were friends, fun, pizza, cake, post punk, ’90s goth kid music, booty rap, laser lights, space helmets, and a good bit of debauchery. It was my friend Dana’s birthday too, and while she didn’t need a goth mitzvah as much as I did, she was happy to participate. More
So it’s no secret around these parts that I attend a decent number of social and cultural gatherings, especially on the weekend. Often, the people at said gatherings are wearing “cool outfits” which they have picked out for themselves. Hence, in the interest of fashion journalism, I will now be taking pictures of some of these outfits and posting them every Monday. Some of the subjects are people I know, others are friends I haven’t met yet, but you can bet that pretty much all of them are having a good time.
Note: I apologize in advance for the quality of these photos…I’m going to obtain a real camera this week…but in the meantime, I hope you will consider their “lo-fi” quality a part of their gritty, Brooklyn charm. More
After all, we compete about every other major life event: birthday parties, turning 16, turning 15, getting pregnant, having crazy baby showers, getting married, having a ridiculous reception, insulting everyone else’s weddings… there’s just a whole lot of competitiveness surrounding things that should be celebrations. But funerals? Really? More
Also, college students of Penn State: seriously, get it together, guys. More
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I love throwing parties. Ever since I moved into my first tiny apartment on 121st and Amsterdam, I’ve endeavored to bring people together and make them have as much fun as space and noise ordinances will allow. Since then, I’ve graduated to larger and more elaborate productions, from dance parties in my giant loft apartment I shared with five other people, to full-on dirty basement after hours decadence. I’m far from perfect at it, and I’ve made a ton of mistakes, but I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two since that first crowded party nine years ago during which my male friends decided to play “touch the pipe” with the exposed heating element in my kitchen. Hence, I give you: 14 road tested tips for throwing a party people will remember for the rest of their lives. More
Earlier this week when discussing ideas for posts, Jennifer suggested I try to sneak into a fashion party and write about it. I said no. More
Part of why I hated covering fashion week last year (and why I’m fleeing the state during most of it this year) was because my name was frequently not on the list when it was supposed to be. This was annoying because I was not there for fun, but work, and it forced me to scramble to make up for lost time/money. Eventually I gave up and just started writing about shows I hadn’t even gotten into, which was actually more fun, to be honest. But let’s say that you, unlike me, still want to go to events you’re not on the list for. Perhaps you’re not even supposed to be on the list! Here are some tips on how to do that, courtesy of a real, live PR person who would prefer to remain anonymous. More
On Paris Hilton, cool moms, and my personal partying philosophy. More