Yup, that’s her (drag) name. And until I accidentally tuned into this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which happened to be a roast of Ru, I didn’t know much about these goyles. I knew there was a new season and that the gays were gagging every Monday for a new episode. But for non-viewers, simply the name Alaska Thunderfuck is ear-catching. Then I saw her dish it. She’s got spunk. She’s got edge and she’s sharp as a tack. For Drag Race superfans? This is a pretty cool opportunity and you might as well dish out the $30 for the open-bar meet & greet.
That wild child Tammy Faymous is hosting and trying a new layout for a drag show upstairs at Tabu Sports Bar & Lounge. She’s gonna build a stage – no seats. General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and that includes one drink. She’s trying to fill this place up with advance ticket purchases because it’ll probably sell out. Thunderfuck’s Sharon Needles lover, and not for nothin’, but it’s made her and her performance on this current season just a little extra. But I will say this, watching Alaska was captivating and she is going to be such a sassy little visitor to the ‘hood next week.
DJs Xavier B (Fingerbanger/Stash) and K/ Rex (Factory Girls) will be spinning, and some serious local queens are slated to accompany Tammy on stage: The Goddess Isis, Aeryanah Von Moi, Maddy Milan, Roxxy Glamour and Luna Lavey.
For a look at red carpet looks from the SAG Awards, check out Glamour’s recap. Rachel Zoe has a guide with 20 Not-So-Basic Wardrobe pieces. The LA Times has a recap of the drama that’s gone down between Rachel Zoe and her former assistant Taylor Jacobson.
We came across this blog: Kitten Lounge. We love that they have themes for what they feature every day – last week there were posts on lemon colored accessories, and Sunday there was a post on bringing spring into your home. This post features one of our loves, Gerbera Daisies, so we were fans from first glance.
According to US Magazine, Kourtney Kardashian is calling foul in regards to OK! Magazine’s statements about her post pregnancy body, further proving that photo shopping is out of control. It reminds us of that questionable picture of Demi Moore that W Magazine had on their cover a few months back.
NY Times‘ Bill Cunningham has spotted critters on NYC streets in the form of hats and other accessories. His observations are always so intriguing, though we haven’t run into him on his bicycle yet. We’re also big fans of NY Times‘ Style Magazine’s web layout. It doesn’t even matter what they’re covering, it’s gorgeous.
Lastly, The City’s Whitney Port is big in on the other side of the globe. Pretty cool to see her on the pages of Elle Girl Japan.
In addition to restaurant week, there’s another reason to get pumped about dining out this week. One of our favorite restaurants, Tiffin is working to raise money for Haiti. From today until January 31st, Tiffin will donate 3% of it’s sales revenue from all of it’s restaurants will to the American Red Cross Relief for Haiti.
In case you need a refresher, the chain has restaurants in Northern Liberties, Mount Airy, and Elkins Park, as well as their Tiffin Etc. location on Girard. The owner of the Tiffin resturants, Munish Narula will also match donations dollar for dollar if you’d like to give extra cash at any of the restaurants. Glamour also has a list of items from companies that are making donations to Haiti.
On the lighter side, Glamour has a slide show on their site featuring the latest nail trends, and I Heart Daily tells us about an iPhone app that turns your pictures into photo booth like creations.
I’ll be honest, People Magazine’s latest cover story has gotten under my skin. As soon as I saw Heidi Montag on the cover with the headline Addicted To Plastic Surgery, I wanted to read more. People’s website doesn’t tell the whole story, but I will. It’s estimated that The Hills star had $300,000 worth of work done, including liposuction from her hips and thighs, botox injections to fix ‘lines’ — she’s 23, so I’m not entirely sure where these lines are — as well as revisions of her nose and breast augmentations. She had a total of 10 procedures done in one day.
The article states that Heidi didn’t even inform her family that she was getting all of these adjustments made. She told them she was sick after she went under the knife, but didn’t explain that it was because of her surgeries. The photos in People are what really got me, which Samantha Chang, a blogger from The Examiner was nice enough to post on the internets. Since Heidi also states in the article that she is nowhere done with the surgeries, Chang wonders if Heidi will turn out looking like Manhattan socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein, while a blog from Fox News‘ website wonders if Heidi will be the next Joan Rivers. I wondered the same thing as the Fox News writer – I mean how could you not, with the Golden Globes red carpet and all?
I really feel bad for Heidi more than anything. Every girl and even some guys have had their fare share of body issues. The doctor that operated on Heidi says that she doesn’t have body dysmorphic disorder but she states that she’s not anywhere near finished getting work done, even after being in extreme pain and needing assistance breathing after surgery. Something’s wrong. I also feel bad for every little girl that sees Heidi’s picture on newsstands at the supermarket and thinks that Heidi is the ideal she must live up to.
We also found this man-girdle thing this weekend in the back of the coupon section of the newspaper. It made us feel like we were losing our minds a little. It can be found on a website called Four Corners, which has a whole host of odd things that will most likely be on a television near you at 4am very soon.
On the not so crazy side of things, Glamour has some ideas on how to dress plus size bodies, Wallpaper* City Guides are now available as apps for iPhone and iPod touch, Self Magazine wants you to get more sleep, and Target is coming out with a line from Jean Paul Gaultier. Have a non blurry peek, and try not to let the craziness get to you today.
Pam Anderson’s planned visits to the area don’t stop with Rite Aid. Next Saturday, she’ll be hosting the opening of the 360 Lounge and Nightclub at Parx Casino in Bensalem from 9pm – 2am. The nightclub includes slot machines, a stage, 3 108-inch LED TVs, a 100,000 watt sound system, signature cocktails and an LED-lit lava dance floor that pulsates to the music. If 360 turns out to be terrible, there’s a Chickie’s and Pete’s at Parx Casino that’s set to open soon. Nice.
Katy Perry is Glamour’s cover girl this month, and they’ve posted a slide show of pictures, as well as info on some great sales – up to 70% off! A designer with local roots, Tory Burch is also having a sale. Her stuff still isn’t cheap but you’ll have the chance to save quite a bit.
Nylon and O Magazine tried out products so ‘you don’t have to’ – Nylon says that Sephora’s Zit Zapper works, and Oprah’s staffers say that everything was going well when they tried Bumpits, until someone asked if they had a Lego in their hair.
An e-mail was just sent out by Glamour.com claiming that nude nail polish is the next big thing.
“I hate to tell snowy white-polish lovers this, but it’s no longer numero uno on the neutral nail-polish list. Nope, right now it’s all about nude nail polish—something we predicted would be big a few months ago and has finally begun showing up on the red carpet.”
Glamour suggests these colors from Spa Ritual and Butter. We’re just not sure how we feel about this ‘nude’ color nail polish. We’re indecisive enough at the nail salon, without the pressure of keeping up with trends. It’s sort of silly that we obsess over whether or not the shade of polish we pick sticks with certain trends, but we find it super nerve wracking when the manicurist says ‘pick a color!’ Really. For now we’re thinking of sticking with Real Beauty’s metallic recommendations.
Another area of obsession: lip balm. This winter has been brutal. There are lots of chapsticks/lip balms out there, but we find that when our lips get really chapped, only Neosporin Lip Health will do. Normally, Nivea, Carmex, Rosebud Salve, Burt’s Bees and regular old Vaseline do the trick, but when things get really bad, Neosporin is the only guy we turn to. Rachel Zoe recommends Sugar Lip treatment by Fresh, which sounds like we might want to try it since it has an exfoliator element and we love scrubs.
Daily Candy is highlighting these little straps that will perk up your boots, and Avenue of the Arts is gearing up to put planters along Broad Street. It’s part of their 5-Year plan to “Improve and Beautify the Streetscape,” so keep your eyes peeled!
Loved by many across the pond, the once exiled hair spray Elnett from L’Oreal is back in the states. We’re excited to have shiny hair care of this spray. Woohoo! We’re also big fans of Pantene Pro-V’s Ice Shine, which as far as we know wasn’t ever any sort of watch list.
Glamour has suggestions for shoes that will rev up your confidence. All the shoes they feature are gorgeous shades of red, from high price ranges to low ones. Semi-pricey but not astronomical Stuart Weitzmans are pictured at the left. We hate lugging around fancy shoes in our purse while we wear Uggs or Wellies through the snow or rain, but for these we’ll be sure to shift things around.
Plus size ladies are all over V Magazine for their spring issue. The pictures are gorgeous, but blogger Katerina Gkionis isn’t the photo spread’s biggest fan. A fashion blogger in her own right, Katerina is happy to see plus size ladies on the pages of glossy magazines, she just doesn’t get why they have to be so extreme…or nekkid.
Lastly, Guest of a Guest ponders the question that keeps us up at night: is Guido the new Preppy?