Topic: umbrellas

Friday Style Icon: Bianca From ‘The Rescuers’

Friday Style Icon: Bianca From 'The Rescuers'

This week’s Style Icon is an unlikely one: Miss Bianca of the famed Rescue Aid Society (the only cabal of mice in the basement of the United Nations building that won’t give you hantaviris, presumably). Anyway, Bianca was pretty chic for a mouse. She didn’t wear much (weather permitting) but many fashion types would say that means her wardrobe was well-edited: pillbox hats, gloves, fur stoles and everything perfectly accessorized. Here’s some Bianca looks over both Rescuers films. More »

Five Things You Can Do While You Wait Three Days For an Abortion in South Dakota

Five Things You Can Do While You Wait Three Days For an Abortion in South Dakota

Today, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law a bill that will require women to wait three days for an abortion after first meeting with a doctor. During that time, they’ll also have to visit a pregnancy crisis center, clinics that are commonly known to encourage women to either keep their future baby, or give it up for adoption, rather than having an abortion. More »

Shopping Guide: 20 Not-So-Basic Umbrellas To Tough Out Rainy Days

Shopping Guide: 20 Not-So-Basic Umbrellas To Tough Out Rainy Days

Yesterday, our shopping guide was, apparently, a little too season pushy. While we were scouring the internet for nude shoes worthy of an outdoor cocktail party, it was pouring outside our window. Today, we’re being a little bit more realistic by rounding up cool, striking, interesting umbrellas. Granted, some people are the kind that always lose things like umbrellas or sunglasses or what have you, so if you’re one of them, maybe sticking with the cheapy $6 street vendor umbrellas is the way to go. If you’re a little more mindful of your things, however, a nice umbrella is a really good accessory: it keeps you dry, won’t break in a stiff breeze, and can be a cool personal touch. More »

Retro Snap: Cecil Beaton Again

Retro Snap: Cecil Beaton Again

Cecil Beaton, 1948

I just really like Cecil Beaton this week. Maybe I’ll only post him forever now. I don’t know! I might! But then Richard Avedon would be sad, right? Sad from beyond the grave about not being prominently featured on TheGloss every week? Maybe Richard Avedon should have done more gentle, feminine portraits of women in pastels, huh? Maybe it sucks to be Richard Avedon. More »

Gift Guide: 10 Heart-Shaped Things You’ll Actually Like

Gift Guide: 10 Heart-Shaped Things You'll Actually Like

Every year around Valentine’s Day I say to myself, “Self, if I see another thing shaped like a heart I am going to barf!” And then I usually see fifty more things shaped like hearts, and I usually don’t barf. But if you are sick of buying chocolate shaped hearts, you might love these other slightly more original – and, for the most part, less fattening – goodies instead. More »

Umbrella Chic Canadian Style

Umbrella Chic Canadian Style

Project Runway Canada aired their second episode last night on Slice. I must say, I’ve been very impressed so far. Iman is a fantastic host (she’s bitchy in a way that Heidi never is), the production value is very high … More »