All the advice you will need on how to be the perfect hipster this summer. Phew I was starting to worry I hadn’t planned hard enough… Thank you Henry Conway for introducing us to the genius that is “Chloe”.
This video makes the age-old practice of punishing passed-out friends, by shaving off their eyebrows and writing ‘Virgin’ on their foreheads with indelible marker, look tame. I am highly impressed with the ingenuity of the youth of today. If someone has shaven your brows here are two product that will really help Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die For regrows hair quickly and until that happens you can draw them back in with T LeClerc Eyebrow Pencil. alexia inge
The conservative American press, and by that I mostly mean Fox, have been getting their knickers in a knot about a recent J Crew mail-out featuring their creative director Jenna Lyons, pictured in a cute pose with her son (see below). So far so sickly sweet… The fact that she has painted his toenails pink, and talks about how fortunate she is that it’s her son’s favourite colour, has sparked conservative bloggers to accuse the retailer of pushing homosexual and transgender propaganda. WTF, seriously!! I thought we were in an age where we were trying to break down gender barriers and petty profiling based solely on a chance of genetic fate.
What do you think, does anyone think this could be harming the boy? He looks pretty happy to me. If anyone fancies following suit we suggest you check out our nail varnish collections, there are some lovely pinks!!
Kate Winslet appears to have fallen on hard times, now moonlighting as a late night chat-room worker. The cheesy syth music has me waiting for the breathy voice-over to cut in, “Feeling lonely? At Bonkome we have 100′s of beautiful girls waiting to talk to YOU.” Who are all Kate’s sultry come to bed stares aimed at, because it sure as hell doesn’t make me want to buy lipstick? alexia inge
Shame on you Pantene and shame on you Disney for allowing your audience to be manipulated in this fashion! Using a Disney film to openly promote Pantene products to CHILDREN not yet equipped to make the distinction between reality and cartoons, even using cartoon versions of the product in the trailer. This is an incredibly misguided marketing campaign that should never have made it through advertising standards authority, Boooo Hissss Boooo. alexia inge
Monsieur Lagerfeld and his cronies at Chanel Inc. have decreed, in a full page(s) advert in Women’s Wear Daily, that any “Fashion editors, advertisers, copywriters and other well-intentioned mis-users of our Chanel name” will be sued within a kitten heel of their lives.
Most brand creators would give their eye teeth to establish an ‘ism’, bringing the brand name into the common vernacular (to google, to hoover etc.) Nothing short of a baby-eating, nazi-animal shagging, radioactive-eco disaster could harm the solidity of the beautiful Chanel brand, but this move stinks of a serious lack of a sense of humour! alexia inge
Just when you thought it was safe to go to the supermarket, another food-like product has hit the shelves…Squeez Bacon. I kid you not! The process, discovered by Swede Vilhelm Lillefläsk, uses 100% cooked bacon and due to the patented electro-mechanical process by which Squeez Bacon is rendered, it apparently contains no preservatives or other additives.
I just love the tag-line, and the Sushi serving suggestion….wow, some beautifully fresh omega-rich salmon, how can I better it? Aha, some squeezable pork…
For an amusing Christmas pressy buy your Squeez Bacon here
It’s Friday afternoon, we’re cruising the net looking for funny little facts to ease you through the last hours of ‘work’ and look what we stumbled upon!
In Victorian times, gentlemen used to style their hair with Macassar oil, made from coconut or palm oil mixed with ylang ylang oil, and so named because it was said to be made from ingredients bought in the port of Makassar, Indonesia. Byron apparently called it “thine incomparable oil, Macassar’ and he was mad, bad etc etc (in short, a prime male-model-Monday candidate).
So…. these natty chaps would leave oily stains on the high backs of those uncomfortable armchairs so beloved of our humourless ancestors – gross, right? And lo, from the 1850s, dinky white lace-trimmed doilies started appearing to protect aforementioned back-of-armchair and they were christened… antimacassars! Anti-macassar – as in oil! Get it?!
OK, so this make up range is much loved by notoriously difficult bloggers. But I feel like I’m taking crazy pills – does no-one else find Edward Bess a little freaky? Looking at the image he chose for his homepage (see below, pictured with his 3 sisters) he looks rather like an extra from the Twilight series, posing with his next lunch.
I have been inspired to write this by the insane amount of sycophantic twaddle twiddling its way round the super highways. All you read about in reviews of Edward’s range is his aMAzing bone structure, charming manner, tumbling chestnut locks and background in modelling…not one word qualifying why. Why should we buy a range formulated by a boy, where are his beauty credentials other than being ‘pretty’ himself?
Where are the years of experience in the industry honing skills and understanding the needs of the women using his product? There are so many brands out there so much more qualified to receive such gushing praise. Bess’ range, while good quality with easy to wear colours, is nothing unique. This idea has already been executed beautifully by Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown and Trish McAvoy.
….Aaaand release bee from bonnet….alexia inge