JLO-Barbie

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.

photos by: dailymail.uk.co; papusilemele.com

Cynthia Rowley

Cynthia Rowley Takes on the Beauty World

Cynthia Rowley brings her talent to the world of beauty with her collaboration with online retailer Birchbox. Cynthia Rowley created a collection exclusive to Birchbox and Cynthia Rowley stores.

Cynthia Rowley brings her talent to the world of beauty with her collaboration with online retailer Birchbox. Cynthia Rowley created a collection exclusive to Birchbox and Cynthia Rowley stores. The makeup collection features a variety of makeup must haves including liquid eyeliner, an eyeshadow palette with five different hues, a cosmetic bag, and much more. And the entire collection is credit card friendly with products ranging from $15 to $24. According to Fashionista, Cynthia Rowley intends to expand the collection “within the next couple of years.” Cynthia Rowley told WWD that her future plans for expanding her collection will depend on how well this collaboration with Birchbox does.

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Photos by: stylebistro.com, beautyhigh.com, zimbio.com

Hugh Hefner Halloween

Celebrity Couple’s Halloween Costumes

I must say, this year, celebrities really committed to their costumes. Some of our favorite stars dressed up in costumes inspired from the Wizard of Oz characters, famous band members, zombie killing television characters, and many more creative characters.

I must say, this year, celebrities really committed to their costumes. Some of our favorite stars dressed up in costumes inspired from the Wizard of Oz characters, famous band members, zombie killing television characters, and many more creative characters. I’ll start off with one of my favorites (only because I’m quite obsessed with The Walking Dead). Modern Family star, Sarah Hyland, channeled Maggie Greene and her boyfriend, Matt Prokop, found his inner Glenn this Halloween.

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Next, we have Hugh Hefner and his wife, Crystal Hefner. The pair dressed up as Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke from the oh so scandalous VMA Awards this year. And of course Crystal had to sport the famous “tongue out” Miley pose.

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Two couples were inspired by the Wizard of Oz this year. Gisele dressed up as Dorothy and Tom Brady dressed up as the Cowardly Lion. Their costumes were super cute and Gisele’s picnic basket with a stuffed Toto was adorable. Snooki wore a Dorothy costume and fiancé, Jionni, dressed up as the scarecrow. And their son, Lorenzo, looked precious as the lion.

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New parents, Fergie and Josh Duhamel went all out for their Halloween costumes. The singer dressed up as a sexy Elvira and her husband accompanied her as Riff Raff. The pair was almost unrecognizable in their over the top costumes.

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Lauren Conrad and fiancé, William Tell, dressed up as the tooth fairy and ironically, a dentist. Conrad looked pretty and innocent in a tulle all-over dress, chic top bun, and glittery makeup.

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Cindy Crawford and husband, Rande Gerber looked cool and funky in their Slash and Axl Rose costumes. Is it bad that we kind of love Cindy decked out in tattoos and a big, curly afro? The pair pulled off their looks flawlessly. Absolutely loved their costumes.

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Photos by: eonline.com

 

Pregnant Celebs-Kerry Washington Olivia Wilde Kristin Cavallari

‘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

 

 

Somali_Pirates

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

Pharrell and Helen

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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Photos by: grammy.com, mstarz.com

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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

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

Hayden Panettiere and Fiance

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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