Setting the Mood: Dream a Little Dream

By |June 25th, 2012|Setting the Mood|

midsummer nights dream themeWell, it is officially summer.  June 20th (typically the 21st , damn you, leap year) marked summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year.  This may bring visions of starry lit soirees, dining al fresco, and soft cascading fabrics.  What better time to channel Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  No, I don’t mean that of the pasties and panties of the Playboy Mansion.  I mean ethereal makeup and hair full of flowers.  Sheer chiffons and strappy sandals.

If you happen to be a fan of HBO’s Girls (um, of course you are), you watched the wild Jessa tie the knot wearing a dress so simple and Bohemian, she could have been a character straight from the play.  It was the perfect casual summer frock to wear when saying “I do.”  Heck, it would have been a lot cheaper than an $8,500 Vera Wang (anyone need a dress?).  So whether you are looking to tie the knot in something simple or just sport a fresh and summery frock, let Jessa’s look and Shakespeare’s intoxicating tale lead your wardrobe inspiration.

jessa wedding look girlsdress: Morning Story Dress, $188, headband: Deepa Gurnani Floral Crystal Headband, $195, shoes: Miu Miu Strappy Peep Toe Platform, $790

O, hell! to choose love by another’s eyes.



The List Volume LX

By |December 9th, 2011|The List|

The holidays and weeks leading up to them can really bring out the best in people.  More often than not though, it brings out the worst.  It seems like some of you completely forget what the season is all about and chuck your manners right out the window.  Get it together, people.

  1. Ugly Christmas sweater parties. This is kind of like an 80’s party to me.  Why do you want to purposefully look bad when there are so many other fun things you could be wearing?  Like sequins?
  2. Speaking of which… SantaCon.  You could traumatize a lot of little children.  Do you want to live with that kind of guilt?
  3. Fitted sheets.
  4. The Lea Michele/Ashton Kutcher rumors.  Ashton, if this is your rebound, we need to talk.  Have your people call my people.  You’re better than this.
  5. Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots.  I don’t care how you try and spin it.  These are ugly.  Not to mention likely to result in a sprained ankle.  And is looking like a clown on stilts really worth a hairline fracture? 
  6. Blue Christmas lights.
  7. The Post Office.  In general, but especially during the holiday rush.  I have better things to do with the next two hours of my life…. but I’ll wait.
  8. Lindsay Lohan’s “leaked” Playboy pictures.  The entire thing is a problem. 
  9. Bruised bananas.
  10. Regifted gifts.  If you don’t want it… what makes you think I would?

Image via Harriet the Spy

Would You Wednesday: Picture Phone Peekaboo

By |June 1st, 2011|Why Did or Why Don't?|

As many of you have probably read, another young starlet has a “nude photo scandal.”  The lovely Blake Lively of Gossip Girl fame allegedly has some leaked naughty nude photos running rampant via the web.  Her reps were quick to deny they were Blake (shocker), but the resemblance is uncanny.

A couple of things: 1. If I was Blake, I’d claim that body.  Don’t care whose it is- Yowza! 2. If this is not, in fact, Blake, I trust that the fine folks over at Victoria’s Secret/Sports Illustrated, are on the hunt for the young lady who this bodacious bod belongs to.

Okay, so back to the real topic at hand.  When the hell are girls (especially those of the celebrity species) going to learn?  If you take naked pics and send them to your beau du jour, at some point in time an unintended audience will probably be fortunate enough to enjoy your nekkid body.  Now, (Dad- earmuffs), I have sent some racy photos to a significant other before… And while I do wish this fella was no longer in possession of said sexy photos, they weren’t something I’m morbidly ashamed of.  That said- I would NOT want the entire world to see them.  I take care of my body and would like to keep its splendor strictly reserved for my future hubs and my best gal pals (not modest, kids).  If I wanted the entire planet to see all my nooks and crannies, I’d just do a spread in Playboy.  At least I’d get paid…

So what do you think? Yay or nay to nudie photos?





Photos via The Superficial

Why Did You Wear That: Aubrey O’Day

By |March 20th, 2009|Celebrity Style, Why Did You Wear That?|

I couldn’t choose just one hideous outfit, so I figure I would just dedicate an entire post to Aubrey O’Day (formerly of Danity Kane fame).


I don’t even have to see the rest of her outfit to know I hate it.  That headband is so stupid, there is no way there is any “saving grace” in the full length photo.  She has way too many different trends going on here. If you’re going to pick a stupid trend, pick just one.


Here is Aubrey as a transvestite.  I really don’t know what else to say.  Actually, some transvestites actually look better than Aubrey does here.


WTF is this?  I think Aubrey is confused.  Some of the time she looks like a very dirty girl, but here, she looks like she is in search of rainbows and cupcakes with her BFF, Rainbow Brite.  There is nothing nice to say about this outfit. So I won’t say anything (else).


Oh dear lord.  She has more than one of these frou frou ridiculous dresses. My bet- she’s wearing crotchless panties underneath.  Come on, this is the same girl who posed for Playboy not so long ago. You’re not fooling anyone with that dress, Aubs.


Aubrey was cleary in the McCain camp because there is no way she thought by wearing this shirt she would swing any votes for Obama.  She actually probably lost him a few. And DO NOT even get me started on what she is doing to that poor little dog.  Just because you want to look like a jerk, doesn’t mean that your pup does.  Leave him out of it.

Remember when Aubrey was that adorable and actually talented little thing on Making the Band? I won’t even lie, I  kind of liked her back then.  What happened to this girl?


It’s not too late, Aubrey.  A little make under and you’ll be good as new (or in this case old).