The New JLo Barbie Doll

Well, Mattel you have done it again. You have made a new doll in the likeness of Jennifer Lopez and once again have made her figure unrecognizable to anything that resembles JLo’s curvy body

Well, Mattel  you have done it again. You have made a new doll in the likeness of Jennifer Lopez and once again have made the figure of the doll unrecognizable to anything that resembles JLo’s curvy body. Just as the original Barbie doll is overly exaggerated to be an unrealistic version of a woman, you have cut the curves from Jennifer like you were slicing corned beef in a deli; ultra thin and very unsatisfying to receive.

Jennifer has long embraced her curvalicious form to the great delight of millions of fans. She has built her wardrobe around her booty and her thighs to show she is proud of her womanly figure and not afraid to show it. But Mattel in their misogynistic-type judgement has decided Jennifer is not perfect enough to show in true form but needed a little sculpting.  Hence the doll that looks like Jenny From the Block’s super skinny counterpart.

Let’s compare the two, shall we? Here are the dolls, dressed in outfits Jennifer has worn in real life. On the whole the dolls are pretty but with the trademark look that Mattel has established as a “real” woman’s body; big boobs, small waist, skinny thighs.

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A side view showing her “JLo booty”:

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Here is Jennifer dressed in the outfits in real life:

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The doll is obviously not playing up her “ass”ets and is another disappointment to real women everywhere when the doll maker is once again promoting the idea that the “real woman” is going to be 36-18-33 in measurements. (Maybe in the 1800’s when women were wearing whalebone corsets and squeezing their innards into organ damaging shapes.) For once, I would like to see a doll that really shows the configuration of the person that they are trying to sell.

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‘Tis The Season For Celebrity Babies

We thought this past summer was the season for celebrity babies but Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, and Kristin Cavallari proved us wrong.

We thought this past summer was the season for celebrity babies but Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, and Kristin Cavallari proved us wrong. Scandal star is expecting her first child. This is yet another surprise announcement from People’s Best Dressed Woman winner. Earlier this year, she revealed a secret wedding with her now husband, 49ers cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha. We’re definitely excited to see her pregnancy style on and off camera.

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And we just got a glimpse of Olivia Wilde’s pregnancy style yesterday when she made her first public appearance since revealing her pregnancy. The actress looked beautiful in a Cushnie Et Ochs figure-hugging dress at the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Awards in Beverly Hills. The dress was classy yet still sexy and showed us that she’s just as or maybe even more glamorous with her baby bump. This will be her and her husband, Jason Sudeikis’, first child.

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And former Hills star, Kristin Cavallari, is pregnant with baby number two. Cavallari and her husband, football player, Jay Cutler, celebrated their son’s first birthday over the summer and have expressed their desire for a big family. Cavallari told E! News that she “want[s] a little girl, but if I had another boy I would be so excited as well.” We loved Cavallari’s bohemian chic style when she was pregnant with Camden, so we can’t wait to see what look she goes for the second time around.

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Photos by: usmagazine.com, eonline.com, becauseimfabulous.com, huffingtonpost.com

 

 

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Music That Can Drive Even a Pirate Away…ARRRRRRR!!!

“Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most,” Merchant Navy Second Officer Rachel Owens told the Metro UK.

“Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most,” Merchant Navy Second Officer Rachel Owens told the Metro UK.

Whose songs? That would be Britney Spears. Songs like  “Oops! I Did It Again” and “…Baby One More Time” have been used by naval officers to ward off Somali pirates off the east coast of Africa.

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“These guys can’t stand western culture or music, making Britney’s hits perfect. As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can,” Owens continued.

Apparently attacks on cargo ships are at their lowest since 2006. Since the beginning of the year, only 17 ships have been attacked as compared to 99 in the same time period during the previous year.

Britney has become something of a hero if you really think about it. Actually her pop culture counterpart, Christina Aguilera, is doing her part to help her country also. Her song “Dirrty” is regularly used as a method of disorientation in military interrogations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Go figure…

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Photos by: whitegadget.com, wikipedia.com, worldnewsviews.com

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Pharrell Williams Marries Model Helen Lasichanh

It seems like this is the year of celebrity engagements and weddings…but I may or may not have shed a little tear over this one (seeing as I was pretty sure Pharrell would find his way to me).

It seems like this is the year of celebrity engagements and weddings…but I may or may not have shed a little tear over this one (seeing as I was pretty sure Pharrell would find his way to me). For all of you that had that super crush on him, Pharrell Williams is now officially off the market. After their more than 5-year-relationship (10 years Hollywood time) and 4-year-old son, Williams has married to fashion designer/model Helen Lasichanh. The two were suspected of having a secret ceremony in France a few months ago, but Williams and Lasichanh are only confirming their recent wedding this past Saturday. On the day of their ceremony, the pair were seen being photographed by Terry Richardson on a boat named “Never Say Never.” According to People, the couple exchanged their vows at the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Gardens. With Williams’ major music comeback and his new, beautiful and talented wife, we’re impatiently waiting for what he has coming next. Even though our hearts are breaking just a little, we congratulate the beautiful couple.

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Michelle Lesniak Franklin WInner of Project Runway Season 11

We had an opportunity to chat with Michelle Lesniak Franklin, designer of AU clothing and winner of Project Runway Season 11.

We had an opportunity to chat with Michelle Lesniak Franklin, designer of AU clothing and winner of Project Runway Season 11. The Oregon designer has been very busy since her Project Runway winning collection hit the Lincoln Center runway in New York City and was putting the finishing touches on the collection that is showing on the FashionXT Runway in the shipyards of Portland, but she had time to answer a few questions for us.

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FNL:  It has been a few months since you have won Project Runway, How has your life changed?

MLF:The biggest change is my frequent flyer miles. I travel a ton. Including overseas which is super exciting. I always have a suitcase packed because a lot of times, the travel is last minute.

FNL: What projects/events do you have coming up?

MLF: FashionXT, rebranding, new website, working on production, the list goes on…

FNL: What do you think of the fashion scene in Portland compared to what is going on across the country?

MLF: Portland has a real DIY attitude towards fashion, if you can dream it you can do it…I think that is the biggest advantage Portland has over other cities.

FNL: One piece of clothing/Accessory that is a must have in your closet.

MLF: A great pair of jeans.

FNL: Favorite piece you have ever made whether for sentimental value or for aesthetics.

MLF: My first leather jacket. I made it for my 30th birthday.

FNL: Favorite designer

MLF: Bottega Veneta; a design house that started out in handbags, beautiful and feminine but with an edge.

FNL: What was the first thing you ever made? What age?

MLF: I altered vintage clothing in high school. First thing I ever designed was my prom dress???

FNL: Where do you see yourself in five years?

MLF: Hopefully in an ice cave in Finland with a bottle of Aquavit and some pickled fish.

FNL: Are you excited about FashionXT?

MLF: Of course. FashionXT feels not only like a family but also helped launch my career.

FNL: Who was the biggest influence in your life in relationship to your career choice?

MLF: Family; my Mom, a couple of Aunts, my Dad, and teachers. There isn’t just one person.

Image by Michelle Lesniak Franklin Facebook

For More on Michelle:

Project Runway Winner: Portland, Oregon’s Michelle Lesniak Franklin

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Hayden Panettiere Finally Reveals Engagement

Earlier today, Hayden Panettiere announced on “Live With Kelly & Michael” that she is in fact engaged to long time (well in Hollywood time) boyfriend, Wladimir Klitschko.

Earlier today, Hayden Panettiere announced on “Live With Kelly & Michael” that she is in fact engaged to long time (well in Hollywood time) boyfriend, Wladimir Klitschko. When Kelly Ripa commented on Panettiere’s ring, the “Nashville” star replied, “I mean, I think it speaks for itself.” And that it does. The beautiful, emerald-cut diamond ring is definitely a statement. Panettiere and Klitschko met in 2009 and even spent some time apart but obviously found their way back to one another…and it’s a good thing they did! Her engagement ring is definitely enviable.

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Photos by: nydailynews.com, stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com

 

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Kate Moss Meets Topshop…Again

Kate Moss is collaborating with Topshop for a second time to create a new collection. The collection, which becomes available in April, will feature 40 pieces including accessories, clothing, and even shoes.

Kate Moss is collaborating with Topshop for a second time to create a new collection. The collection, which becomes available in April, will feature 40 pieces including accessories, clothing, and even shoes. Moss previously worked with Topshop between May 2007 and November 2010 to create a collection based on her own personal style. Kate Moss is known for sporting the grunge/hippy chic look and we wouldn’t expect anything different with her new collection. And if the Kate Moss and Topshop collaboration didn’t hook you in, “Vogue contributing fashion editor, Kate Phelan, and stylist Katy England,” are thrown into the mix as well to create pieces for Moss’ collection. Moss’ previous collaboration with Topshop was very popular and she was hands during and even after the project-when she revealed the collection, she even posed in the store windows of Topshop’s Oxford Street store. Pieces from her last collection with Topshop included lots of sequins, embroidery, lace, flowy silhouettes, floral patterns, and beading. The collection was detailed, relaxed, delicate, and a little rock ‘n’ roll. We’re excited to see what Moss has come up with for this current collection. Unique - Front Row: London Fashion Week SS14

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Keeping Up With the Kardash…Eh…Who cares?????

Rumor has it that people have now “Kept Up With The Kardashians” for long enough.

Rumor has it that people have now “Kept Up With The Kardashians” for long enough.  The talk is that E! may not want to carry the show anymore as ratings have dipped to an all time low from a high of 4.1 million viewers when Kim and that one guy she married (what was his name again??? Oh yeah, who cares…) to now 1.1 million patsies, I mean viewers.

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They had a good run, made a ton of money, found a fame for absolutely doing nothing but being gossip points and had their names besmirched, belittled, and bespoken  (generally proving that if there is money to be made, they will find a way to make it even if it is selling little pieces of their souls (and privacy) off bit by bit.)

Who will the next reality star family be? Will Khloe and Lamar work things out? Will Kris and Bruce televise the inevitable divorce the tabloids are all screaming about? Will Honey Boo Boo and Momma June have a chance to finally capture those ratings? How will people get their next fix of what the Kardashians are keeping up with now? Stay tuned and find out if they have a chance to pull another publicity stunt to raise the ratings. 

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