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Designer Sue Wong Launches L.A. Fashion Week with ‘Alchemy & Masquerade’

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 - by Kate O'Hare

Sue Wong may not be a name often heard on Hollywood’s red-carpet runways, but if her Spring 2016 collection – revealed last Monday night in Hollywood – is any indication, that’s a fashion faux pas. To start with, Wong is a real American success story. Born in the countryside of southern China in 1949, Wong came […]

9 Reasons You Deserve to Wear a Bikini This Summer

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 - by Megan Fox

Ah, bathing suit shopping season is here! I can hear the groans of moms all over America agonizing over dimply thighs, loose belly skin, and stretch marks. I hear it all the time from friends: “I could never wear a bikini,” or “No one needs to see that,” and it makes me sad. It’s true […]

Admit It: You’re Wearing Yoga Pants or Pajama Bottoms Right Now and You Need a Wardrobe Makeover

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - by Megan Fox

Why Do All Men’s Colognes Smell the Same?

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 - by Robert Wargas

I used to be a cologne fanatic — I bought a lot of them — until a few years ago when I suddenly admitted to myself, after perhaps a few years’ worth of denial, that all men’s colognes were starting to smell the same. I got bored and stopped buying them. Has anyone noticed this? There […]

The Latest 20-Something Feminist Fashion Trend: Fifty Shades of Gray…Hair?

Monday, April 6th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

It really is as strange as it sounds. While pop artists like Katy Perry and Selena Gomez tween themselves down to look like hypersexual pre-pubescents, models in their twenties are dying their locks gray in an embrace of the “granny hair” trend sweeping the runway. Being inspired by older models strutting the catwalk with natural […]

Oh Dear! Notice Anything Funny About This Collection of Presidential Hopeful Ties?

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

An online retailer is planning to create a collection of ties in honor of the 2016 presidential race. According to the company’s president and founder, Hendrik Pohl, they’re taking a poll and the Top 5 most popular ties will go into production. Voting ends April 30th. Currently Christie, Clinton, and Paul are in the lead. […]

Was Rod McKuen the Secret Godfather of Punk Rock?

Monday, February 9th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

For hacks of a certain vintage, the name “Rod McKuen” served as a effortless go-to punchline ingredient, the way “Sarah Palin” or “Justin Bieber” does today. Zillion-selling author and lyricist McKuen was the Thomas Kinkade of poetry. His death last week left me decidedly unmoved, except that I was quite distressed to learn this, from […]

Halle Berry Says Women Should ‘Be Prepared’ with Fabulous Lingerie

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - by Paula Bolyard

According to Halle Berry, who is hawking a new lingerie line at Target, women need to be prepared “in that area” because you never know who’s going to see it. reports that Berry told reporters at a preview of her new Scandale lingerie line, I have some friends—who will remain nameless—that wear the same janky bras […]

Vivienne Westwood: Dame Hypocrite’s New Clothes

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by Kathy Shaidle

Be honest: Making fun of Al Gore, Michael Moore and Tom Friedman is getting stale. Those liberal hypocrites are all so… ten years ago. Luckily, veteran English fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has stepped into the breach, providing us with a brand new clueless, tone-deaf progressive do-gooder millionaire to make fun of. Westwood first rose to […]

Going Bam-Bam on Pebbles Prices

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 - by Stephen Green

Pebble smartwatches on sale (temporally?) for just $100. I wouldn’t be surprised if that became the permanent “sale” price, if Android Wear begins taking over the bottom end of the nascent market and Apple takes over the top. But at that price, I might just pick up one to replace the el cheapos I keep […]

10 Reasons Why I Will Forever Love Joan Rivers

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

I pushed off the idea of writing this article when I first heard that Joan Rivers, one of my comic icons, was rushed to the hospital after a botched outpatient procedure last week. I didn’t want to think about having to say goodbye to Joan, to bid farewell to yet another icon of an age […]

The 10 Most Essential Women’s Shoes in the 1970s

Sunday, June 15th, 2014 - by Paula Bolyard

Are you a true child of the 1970s? See how many of these essential shoes you owned to find out! 10. Earth Shoes Going from worst to first, I’m almost reluctant to name Earth Shoes to a list of “essential” anything because they were so completely unfortunate looking. The “negative heel technology” shoes represented one […]

Look at Lana

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - by Hannah Sternberg

The first thing I thought when I saw this announcement of Lana Del Rey’s new single “West Coast” off her upcoming album Ultraviolence, was, “Oh, wow, she’s brunette now. I wonder where she’s going to go with that.” I’ve written before about the importance of Lana Del Rey’s image in her music, and how that image […]

’70s Pop Superstars ABBA Reveal The Truth Behind Their Outrageous Signature Look

Monday, February 17th, 2014 - by Chris Queen

Sometimes musicians make decisions that seem to run counter to rock and roll. Björn Ulvaeus, one of the masterminds behind the ’70s pop group ABBA, has revealed in a forthcoming book that their over-the-top fashion choices were not as much about looks as one might believe. The glittering hotpants, sequined jumpsuits and platform heels that Abba wore at […]

Morality, For Sale at a Store Near You

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 - by Leslie Loftis

Preparing for the Houston Ice Storm 2014, Part Deux, I hit the grocery store. I was in that ready-alert state of mind that allows a person to see details usually missed. The promotional-items section at the front of the store caught my eye, as Kroger has designed it to do. They featured a new brand, […]

The High Heel Cliche

Monday, January 27th, 2014 - by Leslie Loftis

The Hillary Clinton 2016 speculation began a while ago. Time is on topic this week with Clinton’s leg and black pump on the cover. Over at Slate, Amanda Hess finds this cause for concern. Clinton’s presumptive bid to become the first female president does position her as a powerhouse poised to stomp through the patriarchal […]

It’s Not Porn, It’s HBO!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

HBO CEO Richard Plepler is thoroughly amused at the fact that his network’s original programming can be so easily misconstrued as pornography. No, the laughs didn’t come at a Porn Addicts Anonymous meeting. Rather, it was a blip on the Internet’s radar along with the short that garnered the remark and a few million hits to […]

Duck Dynasty Daughter Shows Off New Line of Daddy-Approved Prom Dresses

Monday, September 16th, 2013 - by Paula Bolyard

In an episode of A & E’s Duck Dynasty last season, Sadie, the teen daughter of the Robertson clan’s Willie and Kori, needed a dress for the homecoming dance. Like many families, daddy and daughter had different ideas about suitable attire for the dance. Willie ordered Sadie to return the first dress she purchased. “Is there […]

Gen. Weasley Clark Leaves His Wife of 46 Years

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

Clark, who was once a Democrat presidential hopeful, is blaming “general indignities.” In Arkansas divorce law, “general indignities” is a catch-all for a lot of stuff. “Rudeness, vulgarity, unmerited reproach, haughtiness, contempt, contumeliousness, studied neglect, intentional incivility, injury, manifest disdain, abusive language, malignant ridicule and every other plain manifestation of settled hate, alienation, and estrangement.” […]

Shopping Madness: 5 Tips to Get an Extra Bargain

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 - by Bridget Johnson

Retail stores are opening earlier than ever to try to catch the wave of Black Friday shoppers — see disgruntled Wal-Mart employees for more information and kvetching — but a scan of the ads thus far isn’t offering too much incentive to risk life and limb at a midnight — excuse me, 8 p.m., whatever […]

The Manolo’s Eighth Blogiversary! And We Missed It!

Friday, October 19th, 2012 - by Charlie Martin

A thousand apologies, my friend! Congratulations and many many more! Go wish him Encore! *** And See posts from The Manolo here at PJ Lifestyle: Financial Times: Fashion Bloggers Should be Registered Tom Cruise’s Pimp Hand Was Strong Scientia Omnia Vincit! Shoes Say Things About the Wearers!

Classic Rock and Cheap Wine: Jimi Hendrix, Love Beads, and My First Concert

Saturday, October 13th, 2012 - by Myra Adams If you ever want to start a lively conversation among aging baby boomers just ask the question, “What was your first rock concert?” There is a definite pecking order of impressive answers. First, is the Beatles. (I have a close friend who wins this prize.) Second, is Led Zeppelin and then there are many […]

The End of Glasses?

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 - by Helen Smith

Will glasses soon be obsolete? Maybe so, according to this article at Tech Crunch (via Hotair): Unless you’re a Hipster, eyeglasses are a major pain: kids wearing them get bullied, they’re expensive, they don’t play well with sports, and they can’t make up for perfect 20/20 vision. Finally, there may be a cure for nearsightedness […]

What Father Would Permit His Young Daughter to Wear a Bikini?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 - by Dave Swindle

From Vesta Vayne at her must-read blog The Cowardly Feminist, “Itsy bitsy bikini”: Did you guys read about Elizabeth Hurley’s line of sexy kiddie bikinis? Much like the author of the article, for me, the problem is a combination of two things – the bikini itself and the child model’s pose or, I should say, the […]