Monday, April 30, 2007

Out and about

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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden at Bondi Beach in Australia

Hilary Duff at the National Kidney Foundation gala

Selma Blair and Debra Messing at the Tribeca premiere of Purple Violets

Kate Moss modeling her clothing line in a Topshop window

Kirsten Dunst at the Today show

Ginnifer Goodwin and Elijah Wood at the Tribeca premiere of Day Zero

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. at a Tribeca event

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Casual Tees for Spring!

First of all, I'd like to make an important announcement (which is so important we decided to reiterate it on our side bar!). As most of you know by now, since forever, we've been blogging from mon-saturday every week (give or take a few hours). But because of upcoming finals and all (HG is having her end of year finals, one of those UK uni ones where they accumulate everything they've taught in the last year into one big exam at the end- *shiver* I'm so glad I follow the US system) our blogging schedule is going to be temporarily changed to tue/thu/sat until the week of June 11th 2007, with a few extra blogs thrown in should time allow. After that, we promise we will be back on schedule with even more of our rantings and observations on fashion and life in general!

So anyways, back onto today's topic. Now that spring has finally arrived, I was digging through my spring/summer wardrobe I have here in Chicago and realised that I had a serious lack in casual tees. Especially those that didn't have "Abercrombie" emblazoned all over it. Now here is one of those times when I ask myself- WHAT was I thinking?

Why, from the whole A&F store, did I not choose something more discreet and versatile like this tank and this henley?
Or even better some pretty tops that don't say Abercrombie at all, but are just casual and cute. If only I can get my money back on those tees and get these instead.
I really can do with more simple but pretty tops this spring/summer, like these two from Express. I was looking for a top to go with my summer skirts this weekend, and these two with their neutral colors and simple but girly designs would've been perfect!
A pretty laced tank with contrasting colors, such as this one (left) from American Eagle would be great too- oh wait, I already have something very similar from Coco and Mimi last year and I wear it all the time. LOL. Or you can go just go with a simple plain tank, like this one from J Crew (right). To make it fun, try layering tanks of fun, bright, summery, neon colors with more neutral colored tanks.

With everything going loose these days, a simple loosely fitted tee, like this one (left) from American Eagle may be all you need. For a bit more style and fit, try this empire waist tee with flirty sleeves from Forever 21(right).

More loosely fitted bubbly tees from FCUK (left) and Urban Outfitters (right). I am LOVING the look of the FCUK one. Oh and these simple scooped neck tees would be the perfect complement to wear those funky loud necklaces HG was talking about the other day.
And just to conclude, we have these classic graphic tees, which I am absolutely LOVING from J Crew. They are cute with graphics on them in such a way that are not overly loud or obscene. You can wear by itself or with a fun jacket/skirt and not have to worry about patterns clashing and such.

I definitely need to go shopping this weekend to check all these out for real!

Courtney to auction off Kurt's stuff

Courtney Love plans to sell former husband Kurt Cobain's belongings, twelve years after the Nirvana frontman committed suicide. "I'm going to have a Christie's auction," Love told "[My house] is like a mausoleum. My daughter doesn't need to inherit a giant Hefty bag full of flannel f***ing shirts. A sweater, a guitar and the lyrics to Teen Spirit - that's what my daughter gets. And the rest of it we'll just f***ing sell... Everyone's been positive and behind me on it. We'll make a lot of money and give a bunch of it to charity." An rep for AOL, which runs, announced today that no date has been set for the auction. Although Love has had a few boyfriends since Cobain's death, including actor Edward Norton, she says he's still a big part of her life. "I still wear his pajamas to bed," she says. "How am I ever going to go form another relationship in my lifetime wearing Kurt's pajamas?"

Ellen to do show from bed

Ellen Degeneres hurt her back so badly over the weekend that she will be doing her show from a hospital bed this week. The popular host has had to reschedule a planned show from a Delta Airlines flight later this week, and was also forced to cancel a charity event in Chicago on Saturday. Guests for the week include Lindsay Lohan and Ryan Seacrest.

United nations

London goes nuts for Kate Moss's Topshop collection - ICYDK

Tom and Katie step out for dinner with Brooke - Just Jared

Madonna's got a new 'do - MollyGood

Shirley Manson hits the stage and sings with Gwen Stefani - Popbytes

More celebs at Coachella - Dlisted

Britney's date with Howie Day - Popsugar

Inside Posh & Becks' new home - I'm Not Obsessed

Pregnant Jaime Pressly hits the club scene - TMZ

Angelina opens up about A Mighty Heart - Us mag

Britney's secret gig canceled

Britney Spears's secret comeback gig has been postponed. The singer had been working hard for a gig at Forty Deuce in LA last Wednesday, but canceled at the last minute. "She wants to get back to performing on a small scale before she gets back in front of a big crowd," says a source of Spears's choice of venue for the show. Details are not known about the cause of the cancellation, but insiders speculate it was management-related, and that someone decided the popstar wasn't quite ready. As reported late last week, Spears is scheduled to perform three shows this week in San Diego, Anaheim, and on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Elisabeth is pregnant; Roseanne suggested as co-host

More news from The View... Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced this morning that she is pregnant with her second child. "Like, I'm totally three months pregnant," Hasselbeck said on today's show. "I figured that we're going to be lonely without you," she said to fellow host Rosie O'Donnell. "So, Tim and I thought we should get busy and maybe make a little co-host." Hasselbeck and her husband, football quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, will welcome the baby in November. The couple have a two-year-old daughter, Grace, and don't plan to find out the new baby's gender until the birth. ABC released the news in a statement just prior to the airing of this morning's show. In other View news, sources say Roseanne Barr is reportedly the top contender to take Rosie O'Donnell's spot on the show next year, though Barr's rep denies the story. "She's a piece of work, she's a character, she says what's on her mind and she's funny," says an insider. Barr avoided directly answering the question when asked by Larry King last week. "I'm not looking for the job," she told the CNN host. "Well, I want $10 million, like Rosie." Since O'Donnell announced her plans to leave the show last week, several big names have been circulating as possible replacements, including Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathie Lee Gifford, Connie Chung, Bette Midler and Kathy Griffin.

Young actress welcomes daughter

Australian actress Keisha Castle-Hughes and her boyfriend welcomed a daughter last week, according to her rep. Castle-Hughes caused a stir when her pregnancy was announced as she was only 16 at the time. Now 17, she and her 20-year-old boyfriend have been dating for three years and live in New Zealand. Felicity-Amore was born on Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. weighing 7 lb, 6 oz. At 13, Castle-Hughes was the youngest actress nominated in the Best Actress Oscar category for her role in Whale Rider.

Boy George arrested for assaulting gay escort

80s popstar Boy George (whose real name is George O'Dowd) has been arrested in charges of assault and false imprisonment in London after a male escort told police he was grabbed and chained to a wall in the singer's apartment. The escort told a British newspaper he was invited to O'Dowd's home after meeting on a gay website and agreed to pose for photos in kinky outfits for $890. O'Dowd and another man are accused of jumping the man and handcuffing him to a hook, and after the second man left, O'Dowd allegedly brought out sex toys and whips and told the escort, "Now you'll get what you deserve." The man said he was able to yank the hook out of the wall and ran to the nearest newsstand to call the cops dressed in underwear and a T-shirt. "I was convinced I was going to die," the man told a British paper. O'Dowd has been released on bail.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Britney caught speeding

Britney Spears was stopped by police on Friday night on Sunset Boulevard. "She was pulled over for speeding," a Beverly Hills police sergeant confirmed. "She was warned about her speed and let go. She was not cited." Spears has been working hard on her comeback album, with frequent visits to the Millennium Dance Complex in LA and trips to the studio to work with producer (and brief fling) JR Rotem. "Everyone talked about how happy she looked to be back in the studio," says a source. "She came in focused from the start. She's always been a pro when it comes to her music."

Lindsay confesses love for paparazzi

While Lindsay Lohan seems to have tamed her problems with alcohol, she admits she has another addiction: shopping. "I talk about my impulses with my therapist - I have a shopping problem," the actress told Nylon mag. She also revealed that she kinda likes the paparazzi: "I get embarrassed about the paparazzi if I'm in a chic restaurant, or when I was in the AA meetings... I feel really disrespectful because those people are doing that for themselves and it's no one else's business. But that was the only time it was embarrassing. Other times, I obviously like it... I wouldn't ever want them to not take my picture... I'd be worried. I'd be like, 'Do people not care for me?'"

Natalie endorses loan programs

Natalie Portman is lending her star status to support microloans. The Star Wars actress has been working with FINCA International, an organization that provides small loans to people in developing countries. Portman described meeting young mothers who only had access to low-paying jobs working in poor conditions and says, "And then they're able to get a loan and start their own business out of their house and be with their children. It changes the whole system... If a woman can't tell her child, 'I can feed you tomorrow, I can pay for your school,' then where do they go? What do they do? What do they choose? It's really trying to reach the poorest of the poor and offering banking services to them."

Weekend pics

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Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore at the Coachella music fest

Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton and Tara Reid at Coachella

Christina Applegate and Kate Bosworth at the opening of the Duo Grand

Britney Spears shopping in LA

Pink, Fergie, Nicole Richie and Kristin Cavalleri at the MTV Australia Awards

Marcia Cross and her husband out with their twin daughters

Kate Bosworth in Maui

Catherine Zeta Jones at the Michael Douglas celebrity golf tournament

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James out in LA

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