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Makeup Makes Women Appear More Competent, Say Companies That Make Makeup

Always check your sources, you guys, especially when it comes to the endless studies splashed across blogs, magazines, newspapers, and mentioned on the evening news. Check who sponsored the study, and then you’ll have the whole picture and can decide if you buy it or if you need a grain of salt … or a […]

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Business Casual Superstar #457: Speak Out Against JCPenney and Forever21’s Effort to Profit Off the Perceived Intellectual Deficiency of Girls

You’re probably heard by now of the stupid t-shirts being sold by stores like JCPenney and Forever21, like “I’m too pretty to do homework,” and “allergic to algebra.” As a girl who always did her homework on time and to the best of her ability (sometimes going embarrassingly overboard) and a girl whose love of […]

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If you use personal shopper services, like Anthroholics, beware …

I’m not saying all personal shopping services are rip-offs. I promise I’m not. I know some image consultants and personal shoppers who work very hard trying to get to know their clients, selecting great pieces for them, and even collecting and bringing all the pieces to the client because it’s much easier for the individual […]

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Oh, Lola! By Marc Jacobs: This ad makes me wildly uncomfortable

Um, ew. Just … ew. Who signed off on this? Was that person not aware of how truly icky this picture was? How truly icky this entire concept was?! (Forgive the horrible pic quality – I snapped it with my iPod.) And yes, I realize that Dakota Fanning is, like, sixteen or seventeen or something, […]

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Pretty News: Fendi Menswear Launch at Barneys!

You read that right: Today is the Fendi menswear launch at Barneys New York. Fendi first opened its doors in 1925 and continues to be a fashion power house to this day. If you’re in NYC, head on over to Madison Avenue, second floor, to check out the goods. If you’re not in NYC, everything […]

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Pretty News – Ew, Goopy Gwyneth Paltrow needs to cram it, too

Gwyneth Paltrow hates peasants. We’re uneducated because we don’t learn the lessons of life from Tibetan monks, we’re poor because we buy our nail clippers at Walmart instead of having them flown in on a private jet from Solingen, Germany, we use drugstore shampoo instead of the placentas of Slow Lorises, we’re unhealthy and have […]

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Pretty News – Dear Sarah Jessica Parker: Cram it

So Sarah Jessica Parker was recently summoned for jury duty and was heard (loudly) complaining about it. I realize everyone complains about jury duty. That doesn’t make it okay. That doesn’t make it any less dumb. Do your civic duty, do it honestly, do it well, and go home. It’s not that hard. The funny […]

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Business Casual Superstar #371: Want the Same Nail Polish Given to Academy Award Attendees?

Oscar Swag Bags, in my opinion, are completely effing ridiculous. But they’re also full of some really cool stuff. This year, for example, Natalie Portman, who won Best Actress for her performance in “Black Swan,” walked away with a giant African Safari vacation with a paid 5-star chef, a Motorola Xoom, and … this nail […]

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Oh, Shut the Hell Up, Gwyneth Paltrow

Obscenely rich women are, generally speaking, ridiculous. It’s like the more money you get, the bigger a waste of skin you become. Gwyneth Paltrow is showing us just how ridiculous she can be, when she tells us in her newest Goopy Goop Goop newsletter that we should buy our children designer clothes that are not […]

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“Skinny and Confident” is a HUGE oxymoron in this case

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels..– Skinny&Confident. I found this micro-blog and it makes me very…uncomfortable. Not with my body. I’m basically almost totally fine with my body. I mean, sure, I hate the little freckles on my legs that look like stubble even after I just shaved my legs, and I don’t like […]

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