It’s always awesome when a big Hollywood name not only defies beauty standards, but does so in a “hey, beauty standards shouldn’t exist in the first place” kinda way. Given how accepting — whether it’s reluctantly or without question — the general celebrity crowd treats ideals regarding women and aging, I was so, so excited to read Winona Ryder‘s comments on her own process of growing older. Spoiler alert: it’s not self-deprecating nor is it critical toward others. It is wonderful. More
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Let’s see a letter from a reader who’s friend is stuck in a shrubbery-filled rut. More
For the second time in a week I’m watching Heathers; and for the second time in a week I’m overly impressed at the insanely brilliant dialogue in the movie. More
Anne Hathaway has chopped off her long hair for Les Miserables, a play I have never seen and am still unable to pronounce correctly. More
According to sources, Johnny Depp and his lovely partner of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis are throwing in the towel on their relationship. This might be the most disappointing news of the year. Last year we watched in sadness as Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon said adieu and now this. It’s as though love has no place in this world anymore. Damn you, world.
Vena Cava let everyone know what Fall 2011 was about before the show even started: the music thundering through Milk Studios was all ’90s, subtly-dancey remixes of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Garbage’s “Stupid Girl,” Luscious Jackson, Elastica, The Breeders. Every guest even received a little grunge-era zine (” ‘Zina Cava,” natch) with images of CK1 ads or Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp in love. Then the studio went dark: the ’90s tunes were replaced by sounds of pouring rain water and flickering lightning effects. The show began and: ’90s like whoa. We’re talking square necklines, bodycon maxis with skintight sleeves, high-waists, crop tops, and at least one polka dot mini that Courtney Love would have worn at her kinderwhore pinnacle. When PJ Harvey started growling “Down By The Water” over the sound system as the models filed out with stringy, unkempt, almost wet-looking hair and elegantly wasted glitter tears, I knew the ladies behind Vena Cava were having an intensely nineties moment. Also: flatforms. More
Sometimes, famous people make bad choices. And sometimes, they make them in ink.
In the land of red carpet fashion, there are good dresses, bad ones, and ugly ones. But more than these three combined, there is the ubiquitous Boring Gown: safe, forgettable, mermaid-hemmed columns in sparkly neutrals etc etc etc. Here are the non risks and the dresses neither great enough nor terrible enough to land a Best or Worst title. More
The Academy Awards–otherwise known as The Superbowl for Women–is around the corner, which means much speculation about what all the lady attendees will wear (but no speculation about bro-xedos because man fashion on the red carpet is the only thing more boring and safe than lady red carpet fashion). So here’s a gallery of the women nominated (or women in films that are otherwise nominated, eg Tilda Swinton) and our guess for their Oscar night looks. More
Pick up any fashion magazine and you’re inundated by campaigns: usually a beautiful, thin woman dressed immaculately, photographed in some glamorous way. But what separates a truly great campaign from the hundreds that clog women’s glossies every season? It’s simple: a great campaign makes you forget that you’re being advertised to. When a great model, a great photographer and a great idea come together, the results are something we remember for years. This is Part I. More
The Social Network premieres tonight! Are you excited? Yes? Us too! Here’s a funny parody of it! What about Burlesque? How awesome and campy is Burlesque going to be? You say you’re excited about it, too?
Well, stop it. You need to save all your excitement for Black Swan, because we’re pretty sure it’s going to be the best movie ever. The psychological thriller centers around Natalie Portman as a ballerina who has to suppress her demons when she stars in Swan Lake. If the trailer alone isn’t enough to convince you, here’s why: More
How do you know when you’ve become an adult? Sure, you could say “on my eighteenth birthday, because that is the day I reached the age of legal majority,” but being an adult and feeling like an adult are two very different things. Here’s the moment when I felt like an adult: when I reread Little Women for the umpteenth time and finally understood why Jo chose Professor Bhaer over Laurie. More
Wow, Winona. It’s been a while. But was this really how you wanted to reappear on the scene? Looking like you are wearing a dress from a lost scene in Beetlejuice? The black backdrop is making the pronounced amount of … More