Friday, November 30, 2007

Lindsay's rehab romance is over

Lindsay Lohan and Riley Giles, the 25-year-old snowboarder she met while seeking treatment at Utah's Cirque Lodge, have ended their relationship. "They're over – they've broken up," a source says. "They split after Thanksgiving weekend." Adds another source: "She is concentrating on her life and her career." Lohan, 21, checked out of the exclusive Cirque Lodge on Oct. 5. She had been there since August. (The breakup was first reported by E! News.) A week after his daughter had left Cirque Lodge, Lindsay's father, Michael Lohan, said of Giles: "He's a great, great kid. If you met him, you'd like him." On the career front, Lindsay is gearing up to head back to the studio to record an album for Universal Music Group's Motown label, to be released next year. (She had previously recorded with the parent company's Casablanca label.) A label source says Lohan "is expected to start recording within the next two weeks." In addition, she is gearing up for a scheduled cameo on ABC's Ugly Betty. Says her rep, "As we left it, she was in talks to do an arc on Ugly Betty, which she is a huge fan of. She's hoping that the [writers'] strike ends soon. She'd love to get back to work."

New couple alert: Elle and Bryan Adams?

Is there romance in the air for Canadian rocker/photographer Bryan Adams and Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson? Reports in the British papers have linked the couple in recent days, suggesting Macpherson got flirtatious with Adams at a private party at his London home on Tuesday, following the opening of his latest photography exhibit. "Elle and Bryan are great friends. That's all I know," said Adams's rep. Macpherson, 44, split with longtime partner Arpad Busson, with whom she has two sons, in 2005. Adams, 48, has never married or had children.

Julia holds her own with paparazzi

Julia Roberts, a mother of three, has made it clear – in her actions and now in words – that she doesn't like paparazzi staking out schools in order to get photos. Roberts, 40, recently chased down a photographer in her SUV near a school and gave him an earful, in an incident that was caught on video and shown on TMZ. Asked by Access Hollwood for Friday's show what she said to the man, Roberts replied, "I just told him a school is not a place for a grown man to be crawling around trying to take pictures." She added, "If you want to take a picture of a person, then go to an adult place. Go to the coffee shop, go to the grocery store, go to the restaurant. Don't stake out someone's children's church, school or playground environment." In the recent incident, Roberts, who did not have her kids with her, pursued a car of photographers and got them to pull over. Telling one man to shut off his camera, she said, "I want to talk to you about the fact that you're at a school where children go. Turn it off!"

Fun Cropped Jackets

For something more trendy and fun this season (even though they will be dated after a season and will probably not quite as versatile), here are a few suggestions: Bold Colors: Adds instant oomph! This electric blue (right) is especially hot this season! (Both: Anthropologie) Plaid: Yes, plaid is still hot. Plus, it fits right into the Christmas mood! Here we have the more classic cut crop by J Crew (left) and a more edgy crop by LAMB (right). I especially like the wide plaid on the J Crew jacket. More Plaid: For something a little bit more subtle, versatile and less festive I am loving these two plaid crops from Vince (left) and Marc by Marc Jacobs (right). Patent: Well they are everywhere for shoes, so why not for cropped jackets? Yes, it may look like a raincoat, but styled by this way by Robert Rodriguez (left), its a very chic raincoat. And I just thought I'd throw in this crop by Ella Moss (right) even though its not patent just because I think the design looks so smart, simple and CUTE! Metallic: The perfect cover over your party outfit! I LOVE these two by Walter (left) and Express (right). The color and print is subtle and versatile, but the material gives it an extra shine that lends it a more night-time feel.

Image Sources: J Crew, Shopbop, Anthropologie, Express and Saks Fifth

More Balenciaga Badness

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GAH! Aside from the EVERYTHING that's wrong north of her knees, Jennifer Connelly is also redirecting the traffic of misery south of her ankles with these moiré-inducing Balenciaga heels.

For those of you who don't know what moiré is -- and don't worry, I knew that it existed, but I wasted like 30 minutes looking for the term in Google -- it's that terrible pattern you see on TV, especially when someone's wearing tweed or houndstooth. It makes a jumping effect, and it's created by two sets of patterns that basically overlap and make your eyes wanna barf.

Just like so!

Anyway, there's your science lesson for the day! Still, it's NO excuse for these heinous zig-zag heels!

Marimekko For H&M! Behold! Rejoice!

Huzzah and huzzah and huzzah!

From IG Trendcentral:
"Launching this April, Finnish textile company Marimekko is partnering with H&M to do a collection for women and children that will include tunics, dresses, hats, and bags in their signature striking prints. We’re hoping their classic tulip patterns will make an appearance."

Now THAT I might stand in line for and risk mass stampeding!

Reese tops female box-office earners

Reese Witherspoon, 31, who earns between $15-$20 million a movie, has topped the Hollywood Reporter's annual list of the highest-paid actresses. Angelina Jolie, 32, comes in second, with a similar paycheck, though she only took home $8 million for Beowulf. Third place: Cameron Diaz, 35, who cashes in about $15 million a flick. However, she banked $30 million for the third installment of Shrek this year. After a string of flops — including this summer's The Invasion — Nicole Kidman, 40, dropped two spots and now commands $10-$15 million a film. Renée Zellweger, 38, and Sandra Bullock, 43, also take home $10-$15 million, as does one-time box office champ Julia Roberts, 40 — who returns to the big screen in December's Charlie Wilson’s War. Rounding out the list: Drew Barrymore, 32 and Jodie Foster, 45, who make $10- $12 million per movie and the five-months-pregnant Halle Berry, 41, who nets about $10 million. The salary list appears in the Hollywood Reporter's "Women in Entertainment: Power 100" issue is out Tuesday.

Lindsay pimps herself out

Lindsay Lohan isn’t doing much to quell rumors that she’s strapped for cash. Lohan reportedly shopped around staged Thanksgiving dinner photos that included her mother Dina, sister Ali, her brothers and boyfriend Riley Giles to many of the celeb weeklies. Her asking price began in the six-figure range before dropping to $20,000. “She thinks she’s a huge star. She thinks everyone is dying to read about her, but she’s lost her fan base. Her decisions are being driven by cash, not repairing her image,” said a source who was approached about buying the pics. Although her photos didn't earn her any money (and her rep denies the entire incident), word is that her Black Friday shopping trip did. Lohan was photographed shopping at an Armani Exchange and Intermix store in Manhattan on Nov. 23, and a source close to the rehabbed starlet says the trip wasn't just pre-arranged to give the paparazzi a heads up, she was paid for the visit, too. “Seems like everything Lindsay does is to make money,” said the disillusioned source.

You could direct Britney's next video

Britney Spears may have shot a video herself earlier this week, but now it's your turn. For her next Blackout single, "Piece of Me," the singer wants fans to give her a piece of them right back — by directing a separate video for her, with the winning clip to be played on TRL. The "Britney Spears Wants a Piece of You" contest launches on Monday, at which point MTV will open its vaults of the footage shot of the pop singer over the years, including interviews, red-carpet appearances and performances. Fans who want to get their Spielberg on can access the goods via the MTV Video Remixer. Pick the shots you like, mash them up and hit "send" — clips can be up to 3:34 in length or shorter. The grand prize winner also will receive a brand new Haier Ibiza Rhapsody device along with a one year subscription to Rhapsody, as well as the entire catalog of Spears' CDs and DVDs released in the U.S. Looking for inspiration or guidance to see how video mashes like these have been done in the past? Kelly Clarkson, Nelly Furtado, Common and Paramore have all given their fans chances to do Web-based video remixes on the site using Adobe Premiere Express, so watch their remixes first if you want to learn the technique, and then give Britney your best shot. MTV, Jive Records and Britney herself will decide the winner, whose video will be premiered exclusively on "TRL" on December 20. That's well before the airing of the video Spears shot this week — that won't surface until January at earliest. The winning "Piece of Me" video will also get an all-day premiere on MTV Hits and an online premiere on

Katie's new look

Katie Holmes showed off a new bob while accompanying her husband Tom Cruise at the 59th annual Bambi Awards in Dusseldorf, Germany, Thursday. Cruise won an award for his willingness to take risks in his films, including his latest flick, Valkyrie, which centers on the failed Operation Valkyrie to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

Spice kids hit with chickenpox

Geri Halliwell is being forced to leave her 18-month-old daughter Bluebell at home while she and the other Spice Girls prepare to kick off their world tour in Vancouver on Sunday. "Bluebell caught chickenpox from Cruz," Halliwell revealed Friday morning on the British TV show GMTV. "She's now completely pelted now so I left her at home. Normally they're running around the set." As Halliwell suggests on the official Spice Girls' blog, the outbreak was inevitable. Daughter Bluebell, she says, "loves hanging with the Beckham boys. Cruz and Bluebell have play dates, and Romeo – well, he is just gorgeous with her. Actually, it was a beautiful moment when we were rehearsing the other day and all of our kids were playing on the stage at the same time. It made me smile." Between them, the girls have seven children: Victoria Beckham, 33, has three sons, Brooklyn, 8, Romeo, 5, and Cruz; Emma Bunton, 31, has one son Beau, born in August; Mel Brown, 32, has two children, Phoenix Chi, 8, and Angel, born in April, while Halliwell has little Bluebell. Melanie Chisholm, 33, so far is kid-less.

Coupon & Promo Code Bonanza

Mysterious frequent commenter "Poop McGee" sent me a rip-roarin', rootin'ly tootin'ly massive list of promo codes. I've tried to strip out the suckier ones (! Rave!). Anyway, GO! SPEND LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW!

Alloy: ALYGIFT (20% off entire order til Dec. 3, 2007)
American Eagle: 64152219 (15% off from Nov. 27 - Dec. 11, 2007)
Armani Exchange: STYLE20 ($20 off $100 from ? - ? )
Banana Republic: BRHOLIDAY (20% off from Nov 27 – Dec 24, 2007)
Bare Escentuals: BEFAMILY (20% off from Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2007)
Bath and Bodyworks: VELVET10 ($10 off $30 from Nov. 27 - Dec. 2, 2007)
BeBe Sport: FAMILY25 (25% off from Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2007)
J. Jill: FFNV25 (25% off on Nov 27 – Dec 2, 2007)
JC Penney: CHAMPION (20% off from Dec. 9, 2007)
Levis Store: LOJVWYJ9 (20% off $75 from Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2007)
Liz Claiborne: FRIEND40 (40% off from Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2007)
Macy's: MACYSFRIEND or MACYSFF or CFF117 (20% off from Nov 28 – Dec 03, 2007)
MetroStyle: MSTYLE50 (50% off Single Item from Nov. 28 - Dec. 31, 2007)
New York & Company: 9897 ($30 off $75 from Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2007)
Nike: 2PCTH7A (20% off $125 from Nov 27 – Dec 24, 2007)
Overstock: 73989 (10% off $45 from ? - ? )
Ralph Lauren: HOL2007 (30% off 11/10 - 12/10)
Red Envelope: AMX25WISH ($50 off $200 from ? – ? )
Sephora: FF2007 (20% off from Nov. 28 - Dec 31, 2007)
Speedo: FRIENDS4 (25% off on Nov 27 – Nov 30, 2007)
Ulta: 84447 (20% off Single Item from Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2007)
Victoria's Secret: FA78113 or FA78449 ($15 off $100, $30 off $150, $75 off $250, & $150 off $500 from Nov. 28 - Dec. 20, 2007)
Victoria's Secret: WARM25 (25% off Single Sweater from Nov. 28 - Dec. 1, 2007)

Portman Slams Hollywood's Fashion Obsession

Actress NATALIE PORTMAN has slammed Hollywood's obsession with fashion, branding the attention paid to clothing labels "annoying".The 26-year-old Closer star only agrees to wear designer frocks to red carpet events to avoid giving fashion critics an opportunity to mock her.Read full story...(Source:PRInside)

Victoria Beckham to go nude for fashion shoot

Victoria Beckham is to pose naked for designer Marc Jacobs.Posh, 33, will be the face of his new Spring/Summer 2008 collection.As part of the deal, she'll strip off to promote a range of T-shirts to raise money for a skin cancer charity.Her nude body will adorn the tops, which will retail for £10 each in Marc Jacobs stores.Read full story... (Source:NowMagazine)

I Dream of a Lifestyle Involving Many Cocktail Dresses I: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Since the SS06 season, I haven't really been loving Marc's collections. The colours were sort of murky and unflattering, and some of the pieces looked more fit for a country bumpkin than a chic city girl. But this FW and Resort season, the Marc dresses seem to have really hit all the right notes.

This tiered hemline dress was the first dress that caught my eye this season. I love the hemline layers. The design combines 60's style (mini dress) with a hint of 20's style (the details concentrated at the bottom). It's cute and very modern -perfect for events like dresses-up house parties.
These two dresses are so cute and classy. Imagine yourself going out to a fancy dinner in winter, wearing stockings with platform heels. Fabulous scene huh?

While these two dresses won't flatter short people at all, I like how the designs are good to go from day to night.

For day, you can layer a long-sleeve t-shirt/ sweater and leggings underneath the dress. And for night, wear the dress by itself (in a hopefully warm venue.)

For office parties, this long-sleeve silk dress can take you from the office to the party without looking inappropriate but still chic.

Contrast these two dresses -the black dress is another office party dress choice, while the vibrant pink dress is great for any holiday/ beachy parties if you're spending your holidays at some beach resort.

For something very party-perfect, this black sequined dress and silver dress is sparkly and oh-so-trendy.

If you want a dramatic flair to your dresses, these two dresses are 'omg, so cute!' (As overheard by two girls exclaiming at Neiman Marcus in LA last August.) I'm not sure how practical they are though. They look like dresses that can only be worn to events once or twice.

The Nix Check Halter dress looks versatile enought for many occasions, (think from bars and clubs to restaurants and house parties), and can be worn many times. I'm definitely keeping my eye out for this dress.

These dresses are the other two I'm looking out for. I love how chic, classy and cute the sleeveless dress (left) looks. And the red dress has a nice flattering A-line silhouette with the purple silk tie high up the waist. Plus it's nice to be in a colourful dress that doesn't look like it's from the 80's.

Magazinul Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney si-a decorat pentru sarbatori magazinul din Mayfair, luxosul cartier londonez, si, alaturi de prieteni si clienti fideli a organizat si o petrecere la care au fost aprinse ornamentele luminoase. Ea a purtat o tinuta all black compusa dintr-o haina din casmir si lana cu doua randuri de nasturi, fusta si cizme inalte.

credit foto: wireimage

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Jessie Randall for Target

Target's newest designer collaboration is with Jessie Randall of Loeffler Randall. I am always on the look out for ballet flats and these metallic ones are adorable. The matching bags are cute to. Available at Target stores December 30th.

Nicole opens up about her kids

Nicole Kidman's children refuse to call her mom. The Oscar-winning actress says Isabella, 14, and 12-year-old Connor - her two adopted children with ex-husband Tom Cruise - are reluctant to use the traditional parental moniker and instead call her Nicole, much to her annoyance. She told the UK TV show GMTV, "My kids don't call me mommy, they don't even call me mom. They call me Nicole, which I hate and tell them off for it." The Golden Compass star recently revealed that she is unhappy Isabella and Connor are being raised as Scientologists in LA. Catholic Nicole lives in Nashville with her second husband, Keith Urban, while her children live with ex Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes. "Yes, they're being raised as Scientologists. I don't want to go there," Kidman says. "My daughter and son, their life is molded by the way I live. If I wasn't willing to take on that responsibility, I shouldn't have adopted them. Then it can be argued that I should never have divorced, and that's true, too, but sometimes you don't have a decision in that. People fall out of love, they do... When children are teenagers, they have a say in where they want to be. Los Angeles is a big draw, and I'm looking to get a place there so we can share more."

MK and Ashley relist NY pad

Nearly three years after their 12-room Greenwich Village condo in New York first hit the market - without ever having lived in it - Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have relisted it for sale. Only this time, the price tag of the nearly 6,000 square feet of luxurious living and Hudson River views has jumped some $4.7 million, to just under $12 million, after the sisters paid $7.3 million in December 2004. Not that the Olsens have been losing money all these years. "The apartment has been rented, and has been continually rented since" the Olsens first took possession, a property management associate told the New York Observer. Monthly rent has been $35,000. Included is a 53-foot-long entertainment space interrupted only by a glass-enclosed fireplace. "It's very dramatic, very dramatic," said the agent. "You walk in and it's right there, bang." River views are available from the living/dining room, the master bedroom, the master dressing room - which the realtor calls "as large as a large maid's room, basically - and the other two bedrooms.

Jennifer Love Hewitt engaged

Jennifer Love Hewitt is engaged to Scottish actor Ross McCall. "They got engaged last week," her rep confirmed. The couple is currently vacationing in Hawaii. Hewitt's antique engagement ring has been in Ross's family for over 100 years. Her rep had not details about the wedding date.

No more nude scenes for Brad

Brad Pitt has vowed not to film any more nude scenes - because he doesn't want his kids to see them. "I don't want to be embarrassed when my kids get old enough to see my films," Pitt told the BBC in an interview that aired Tuesday. "I can't see any more nude scenes [in my career]." Pitt previously burned up the screen in the buff for Thelma and Louise and Troy. As for his future in film, the 43-year-old said, "I figure I've got very few films left. Who knows how many I'll get to do now, so I want to do something I'm interested in. Otherwise, I don't want to bother. I think it's a younger person's game." Pitt, who recently dropped out of the film State of Play, said he wasn't interested in making anymore Ocean's movies. "There's no more," he said of the series of caper flicks he made with George Clooney and Matt Damon. "I think we need to put away childish things." Of working with his buddies again, Pitt added, "We'll find something else. I just don't think there's anywhere to go with that particular story."

Pam mulls retirement

Is Pamela Anderson thinking about retirement already? According to USA Today, it appears the ex-Baywatch babe is counting down her time before heading back to Canada for good. "Five more years of (T&A), and I'll go back to Canada," the BC native told the paper. "I've got some land. It'll be time." Anderson, 40, is ready to wrap up her show The Beauty of Magic in Las Vegas on December 8 and resume her full-time gig as a mom in Malibu. "I'm lazy. I don't want to work. I want to be with my kids (Brandon, 11, and Dylan, 9). So I just fly in from LA, do a few days of shows and go back home." She also told the paper that her quickie marriage to Rick Solomon in October is going extremely well. "I'm the happiest I've ever been. We're good for each other," she said. "We're in every night. Having sex."

Lindsay's hearing to be videotaped

Lindsay Lohan's next performance may be direct-to-video - despite her lawyer's efforts to stop the production. On Wednesday, and LA Superior Court judge denied Lohan's bid to bar a video camera from her upcoming deposition in a civil lawsuit involving a car crash to years ago. The ruling came after the strong objections of Lohan's attorney, who says he fears the video would be sold by one of many people who'd have access to it. "If a single picture of Ms. Lohan can sell for thousands of dollars, a videotape of the deposition will undoubtedly sell for tens of thousands of dollars, or more," her attorney wrote in court papers. He added that he believes the real purpose of videotaping is to "annoy Ms. Lohan and to attempt to gain a litigation advantage by causing her concern about the embarrassment of such a videotape." Lohan is to be deposed in a lawsuit brought by Raymundo Ortega, an LA busboy alleging the actress had been drinking when she crashed a black Mercedes-Benz convertible into his van in West Hollywood in 2005. Lohan's camp denies the allegations and is countersuing for $75,000.

Kirsten fronts Miu Miu campaign

Kirsten Dunst has signed on to front Miu Miu next season. The actress recently shot the spring/summer 2008 campaign. Miuccia Prada has always been fond of using celebrities for Miu Miu campaigns - previously casting Kim Basinger and Lindsay Lohan - although last season model Laeticia Casta starred in the ads. Miu Miu is set to expand further in the U.S. next year with new stores planned for New York and LA.

Top 31 Fashion Casual and Sport Footwear brand in the market

While there are plenty of fashion casual and sport footwear in the market, some of them might not be in your list. So I've gathered together a list of what I believe are the top fashion casual footwear brand on the internet. Tell me if I've missed out any of the brand you think fit into this category.

Victoria - imaginea Marc Jacobs

Ceea ce initial a fost doar un zvon, s-a confirmat: Victoria Beckham va fi imaginea colectiei de primavara a lui Marc Jacobs. La showul Victoria's Secret, Posh Spice a purtat pe covorul roz o tinuta Marc Jacobs din aceasta colectie.

Christina Aguilera in Marie Claire ianuarie 2007

Sexy mama, Christina Aguilera este cover girl pentru numarul din ianuarie 2008 al revistei Marie Claire.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Live up to your personal style

Current retro men’s styles include men’s logo T-shirts, patterned men’s button-down shirts and motorcycle-style men’s jackets. Who knew that the men’s styles that you loved in the past would once again become fashionable? A great collection of the latest fashion clothing for men can be found at various websites with simple search.

Man Fashion is not just about what you wear however, but how you wear it as well. You could take the exact same male clothing and put it on two different men and it could look completely different. No matter what type of men’s fashion clothing it is, the fashions will look better on a man that is in shape than a man that it is out of shape.

Taking care of your body is simply a matter of making a few minor changes to your lifestyle such as diet and exercise. Working out a few hours at the gym every week won’t kill you and you will definitely see a difference in your body. You’ll feel better about your body, be more confident and, therefore, look better in whatever men’s fashions you choose to wear.

When developing your own personal men’s style the most important thing to remember is to stay true to yourself. Just because a men’s fashion trend looked great on your favorite actor doesn’t necessarily mean it’s for you. If you’re uncomfortable in it, chances are it isn’t the style for you.

So be your own style from today onward.

Sequin Tops Galore

I have spotted so many cute sequined tops and dresses lately. I love this one by Jamison, and the back is all cotton which gives it a more casual feel. It would look great with dark skinny jeans.

Stella McCartney 2007's 'Designer of the Year' at the British Fashion Awards

The annual British Fashion Awards named Stella McCartney as the Designer of the Year at the Westminster's Lawrence Hall London on November 27. She had bested two other nominees in her category, Luella Bartley and Anya Hindmarch to take the most sought after award, which acknowledges the leading British designer of couture, ready-to-wear, knitwear or accessories."My team really deserve this,"

Jake to play Joe Namath

Universal Pictures will turn the life of Joe Namath into a feature film, with Jake Gyllenhaal playing the Hall of Fame quarterback. The movie will tell the story of how the golden-armed kid became Broadway Joe, the New York Jets quarterback who became a 60s cultural figure. The handsome non-conformist became a sensation on the fields, in nightclubs and on Madison Avenue as the first star to become a magnet for commercials. "Most of the stuff you saw in Forest Gump, Joe lived through all of it," said the executive producer. He witnessed the struggle for civil rights in Alabama, the sexual revolution and Vietnam.

Justin takes Drew home for Thanksgiving

Looks like Drew Barrymore and Justin Long are getting serious. The He's Just Not That Into You co-stars spent Thanksgiving with Long's family in his hometown of Fairfield, Conn. Then, on Friday, the couple kicked back at the nearby Southport Brewing Company. "They started out in the bar area and then moved to a booth, where they sat next to each other and kissed and hugged," said a witness. Long recently posted a new entry on his official website, saying he was headed to the East coast to see his "girlfriend" and spend Thanksgiving with his family. He also raved about Flower Films, Barrymore's production company.

Xtina's baby surprise

Mom-to-be Christina Aguilera is making like Demi and Britney - displayed her bare belly on the cover of the January issue of Marie Claire. Aguilera reveals in the interview that pregnancy wasn't really on her mind when she found out she and husband Jordan Bratman were expecting their first child. "We were planning on starting to try after the tour. And so, I had gone off the pill to prepare my body, because I didn't know how much time it would take," Aguilera says. "You've heard it takes some time - except with Power Egg and Super Sperm here. I'm like, oh, my God, can you believe it just happened?" Of continuing her grueling tour despite the pregnancy, Aguilera tells the mag, "I was paranoid. There are so many things that could go wrong - somebody could slip, somebody could fall, I could fall. There was no way in hell I was going to jeopardize my baby for my show." Her solution was to wear a carefully hidden heart monitor. When asked if she was upset when Paris Hilton publicly introduced her as "the most beautiful pregnant woman in the world" before she'd announced the news herself, the popstar says, "Because I hadn't said anything, people thought I was trying to keep this big, bad secret, and that's not the case at all. I just wasn't commenting. I'm not being like, 'Hey, everybody, I'm pregnant!' I'm not that girl."

Pierce Brosnan cleared of battery charges

Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan won't face criminal charges over accusations that he struck a celebrity photographer in October, LA prosecutors said yesterday. "After a complete review of the investigation done by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, there is insufficient evidence to prove this case to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt," the LA County deputy district attorney said in court papers. Sheriff's officials said they had been investigating Brosnan over allegations he had committed battery. Authorities declined to give more details, but he had reportedly been accused of scuffling with a photog outside a Mexican restaurant in Malibu.

Spears 12 hours late to shoot video

Britney Spears upset dancers and the crew on the set of her "Pieces of Me" video by showing up 12 hours late to the shoot Tuesday at LA restaurant and nightclub Social Hollywood. Despite an 8 a.m. call time, Spears didn't leave her Beverly Hills home until after 7 p.m. after Kevin Federline's bodyguards picked up sons Sean Preston and Jayden James. She arrived on set around 8:35 p.m. "I've been there since 3 p.m. and have not shot a thing!" one dancer told Us mag. "I finally finagled my way out. It's all very unorganized. They are calling in more people for late night." In the video, Spears and four lookalikes - dress in black newsboy caps, sunglasses, black trench coats and short blonde wigs - try to trick the paparazzi. Spears used a "body double to shoot all the scenes that don't require her face," according to an on-set source. The shoot wrapped just after 5 a.m.

12 Man Fashion Designers from Europe

After the fashion designers from New York, here are the famous European man fashion designers which have launched their Spring 2008 collection.

1. Bottega Veneta - is the leader in luxury fashion best known for its signature leather goods, including handbags, luggage and leather wallets.
2. Dolce & Gabbana - A luxury brand of unapproachable desirability distinguished for its high sartorial content and original styling of the apparel.
3. Dsquared - Make popular by rough-and-ready casual wear of their own style.
4. Etro - The mEtro ruler of thought combines action and contemplation, work and leisure.
5. Fendi - With the theme of less is more for Spring 2008, Milan
6. Gucci - The brand speak for itself
7. Jil Sander - the style with
understated and sleek designs, luxurious fabrics and her perfume line
8. Paul Simth - His moto: "I give classics just a little kick"
9. Prada - Don't require any introduction
10. Raf Simons - His recent message for Spring 2008 "
Forget MySpace, and find your space in the material world"
11. Veronique Branquinho - A native of Belgium with her own style.
12. Stephan Schneider - style with an edgy and urbane

Vanessa a aprins Parisul

Ieri, Vanessa Paradis a avut onoarea sa aprinda decoratiunile luminoase pentru Craciun, din Paris. Ea a aratat tres chic intr-o haina in carouri Chanel,din colectia de pret-a-porter toamna-iarna 2007/08 cu talia marcata de o curea neagra, dresuri negre si pantofi din lac cu mai multe barete.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Seventh On Sale: Fashion Dos & Don'ts Galores

Okay, I don't see what the BFD is about Seventh On Sale. I'm glad it's for a good cause, (100% of the eBay proceeds go to HIV/ AIDS charities, and you can't argue with that... unless you're George Bush or something) but it's basically a black tie flea market. Mainly, I'm confused about what happened to my invite -- it must've gotten lost in the mail. Harumph! Oh well. There's always next year. Til then, let's talk about the abundant fashion mortses, and a few gems too.

While I do agree with one Popsugar commenter, who referred to MK's Giambattista Valli white frock as a "Huggies" dress (tee!), I LOVE the fun, much-ballyhooed hot-pink stilettos (also Giambattista Valli) Mary-Kate wore. The dress is, as most anything she wears over a size 3T, humungo on her, the shoes work. And considering some of the batshit-nuts get-ups she often wears, this is seriously tame. And yes, they're an impractical 18 inches tall or something, but doesn't she have someone she pays to carry her? Observe the look in this less scowly shot below. Yay! ... Now if only she'd get rid of that baby fat already! HOW WOODE!

Jessica Seinfeld also could've wrapped Mary-Kate around her waist for a "pop" of color!

Yes, it's bit flamenco-y, but Jennifer Connelly is spellbinding in Oscar de la Renta, and it fits her so well on top that she actually manages to stand out from the dress and not look like the dress is wearing her. Minus several points though for the Bert and Ernie brows.

Dita Von Teese continues to scare me. Am I supposed to care that she fucked Marilyn Manson?? She reminds me of a slutty Mona Lisa. And what's more, Eve appears to be growing out of the side of her Marchesa gown...

... While Blake Lively appears to be playing an invisible harp growing out of her head while doing an impression of Cher.

Kate Spade may be an arbiter of questionable accessories and often boring little handbags, but she's CLEARLY doing something right since she's a billionairess. She knows what's up, right? So why is she wearing metallic blue ankle straps with this purple pup-tent of a dress? And the belt looks like those tie-down thingies you use to hold down your Igloo cooler to the top of your Rav4. Perhaps she had to dash off to a camping benefit straight away!

Michael Stipe is flashing you. (I smell a LOL Cat in here!)

Can we PLEASE just stop humoring Parker Posey? Yes, she does a funny Southern accent and was hilarious as the Busy Bee lady and great as a creepy fake Jackie O. But she's clearly NUTTY! Just swap out her bag with the New York Times, and you've got suburban "Just Grabbin' The Paper" couture. Seriously, you should not sleep naked in a hotel, lest the fire alarm goes off in the middle of the night and you gotta bolt. Should that occur, you should definitely have a poly-sateen bathrobe on hand.

Okay. Beddy-bye time for Tams!