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Rock One Earring

madonnaThe tragic accident that changed my life: my ear lobe split in half after countless years of rendezvous-ing with big, hackin’ earrings.

So what’s a girl to do with a lone left ear piercing? Not since Madonna’s one-ring stint in the 80’s have women been fashionably able to rock the one earring look.

Thankfully, while looking through a few Fall fashion photos, I came to the joyous realization that single earrings are in style (with some exceptions… a single golden hoop would just look silly, for instance).

Here’s how the stars are going solo this fall…

Single-Earring-Vanessa-HudgensSplurge on a feather earring and get Vanessa Hudgen’s look from the Jacquie Aiche collection at, $132.

cuff_earrings The Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2011 runway featured solo fringed pieces. A variety of cheap alternatives can be found at Urban Outfitters, no pierced ears needed. Fringed silver cuff pictured, $18.

cross_earringMadonna isn’t the only gal able to pull off her signature cross earring anymore. Get this one at, $28.

–Marissa Oswald

Top 5 Best Dressed at the 2011 Grammy Awards

The Grammys are always an interesting carpet to watch because, much like the MTV award shows, anything goes.  From the elegant to the extreme, you can pretty much count on seeing fashion across all spectrums.  So without further ado, here’s our picks for who pulled it off the best last night, in no particular order:

1. Jennifer Hudson in Versace


2. Nicole Kidman in Jean Paul Gaultier


3. Nicki Minaj in Givenchy


4. Selma Blair in Lanvin


5. Ciara in Pucci


–Kat Blazowski

All photos via

Hot List: Late Summer Edition

It’s been awhile since I’ve given you a hot list. Check out what I’m endorsing in the late summer and tell me if you love it, you hate it or you think that I need a lesson in what’s HOT.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. He’s the cutest thing I’ve seen on the Internet in years and the dialogue he’s having with his off-camera interviewer is truly genius. I also dig his tennis shoe choice. Directed by Dean Fleisher-Camp and voice/writing by SNL regular Jenny Slate.


The 23 Hottest Male Models Behind the Campaigns by Details. I can’t help myself, I love a little eye candy on a Friday. Don’t worry fellas, I have a pick for you on the list too.

The Mann Music Center. I’ve had a few opportunities to get out to the Mann this summer and it’s resulted in catching some awesome outdoor ampitheater music including a raucous evening with Passion Pit and the jaw dropping experience of the Philadelphia Orchestra playing Planet Earth Live. You can still catch Pavement, Cake and the Chamber Orchestra before the gates close for the chilly months.


The Philly Fringe “Plan Your Festival” Facebook App. This is awesome. I get overwhelmed whenever I thumb through the Fringe/LiveArts catalog. Thankfully this application does all the hard work of planning for you. Click on a date and it lists what performances are happening that day with links to purchase tickets. The Philadelphia LiveArts/Philly Fringe Festival runs September 3-18.

La Perla

Okay so this is my “for the gents” portion of the post. (Go ahead and ogle gal in the photos while your girlfriend shops for the $600 lingerie). I’m a big fan of old school underwear and shape wear and this fall it’s coming back in a pointy way. Prepare yourself for the return of the pointy bras, yes the same ones strapping in the chests of the ladies of Mad Men. Though I tend to stick to the non-pointy bustier options, I like the idea of a lingerie fad that’s a little more classy than those of previous years—like the horrifying trend of showing the top of your thong.  The above photo is from a lingerie line by Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla.

Gaultier has a special guest


Oh my god, y’all: You may have heard that Jean-Paul Gaultier sent his boxing-inspired men’s collection down the runway this past week on male models made up to look bloodied and bruised, and (in solidarity?) took his bow looking like someone had punched him in the face:


But wait a sec, I think I recognize that guy in the red shirt in the front row…


This has gotta be the most epic publicity OOPS moment I have ever seen. Like, I’m not just saying that.

via The Cut

emily g | Jan 22 2010 6:18pm | FASHION, chris brown, jean paul gaultier | Comments 5

How Much is Too Much?

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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.

Gaultier trunk show today


I mention the Gaultier trunk show at Joan Shepp today not because I think anyone who is willing and able to afford Gaultier isn’t aware of it, but mostly because I want to say that for Halloween, I myself recreated a Gaultier outfit:

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