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8 Black, shiny, studded gowns at the Grammys


1. Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani Grammys

Image: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Gwen's Atelier Versace jumpsuit is less like an outfit and more like art, don't you think? The half nude, half black bodice is most definitely a throwback to her punk No Doubt style.

2. Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor Grammys

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Our lips were definitely moving — to say wow — when Meghan Trainor showed up on the red carpet wearing this sheer black creation by Galia Lahav. We've seen the mini-dress with sheer overlay a lot, but something about the dramatic pattern on this dress definitely puts it on top of the list.

3. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Grammys

Image: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Holy Pilates body! Miley Cyrus looks amazing in her black maxi dress that, like Trainor, looks much like other cutout dresses we've seen this season. Well, that's until you see the back. The cutouts on the sides show off her amazing body... and the strappy top shows off plenty of beautiful back. Hot.

4. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Grammys

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Nicki Minaj knows how to take control of a room, or in this case, the red carpet. The 32-year-old rapper walked the red carpet in an all-black Tom Ford dress with plenty of sequin fringe on the skirt.

5. Kat Graham

Kat Graham Grammys

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The Vampire Diaries star immediately caught our eye in her black Yanina Couture gown that features a white swirl burst from the center. We can't stop looking at her... and we're definitely not complaining.

6. Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne Grammys

Image: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Kelly Osbourne's gorgeous Cristian Siriano gown reminds us of a sky filled with stars. The dress is incredibly sexy with the high neck and sleeves — and her purple hair gives the right pop of color to top off the look.

7. Jessie J.

Jessie J Grammys

Image: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

"Bang, Bang" singer Jessie J also went for the sheer overlay look with her Ralph and Russo gown, but she manages to look completely different than Trainor. The high neckline and floral embellishments make the dress super glam and her slick-backed strands against her porcelain skin make it a way sophisticated look we love.

8. Beyonce

Beyonce 201 Grammys

Image: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Finally, Beyonce. The end.

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Kim Kardashian wears a golden robe to the Grammys


This time, though, it's less like a dress and more like a super sexy robe.

Kim Kardashian Grammys dress

Image: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

The plunging bedazzled dress with a mile-high slit is set off with white trim along with over-embellished pockets and shoulder pads.

She cinched it all up (to keep it closed?) with a thin belt.

The mom topped off the look with her new shorter strands — and she looks gorgeous! The daring, bold style is what we've come to expect from the woman known for breaking the Internet.

"I like nudity," she tells Love Magazine in her latest nude fashion spread. "Kanye always says, 'Dress sexier' — he's always most encouraging."

And you just encouraged us to work in a few extra reps at the gym, Kim!

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'Over 50 Shades of Grey' lingerie launched, with no PVC in sight


The "Over 50 Shades of Grey" underwear range and its accompanying ad campaign comes in response to a recent YouGov survey that suggests as many as three in five British women over the age of 50 feel underrepresented in the media.

“We can expect to be bombarded with images of young women looking luscious in lingerie at this time of year, but what about the more mature woman?" asked Carie Barkhuizen, a spokesperson for JD Williams.

"Interestingly, our research also discovered that 52 percent of UK women feel most confident aged 45+, so what better way to showcase that confidence by featuring mature models aged 50+ looking just as fantastic – and sexy — in lingerie as their younger counterparts?' Barkhuizen added. "Age is just a number and I think our campaign proves that you can good in lingerie at any age!”

Over 50 Shades of Grey campaign

Over 50 Shades of Grey campaign

The ads feature models over 50, with undyed grey hair in simple yet elegant, flattering shapewear. An increasing number of mature women are being featured in major fashion campaigns, including Joan Didion for Céline and Joni Mitchell for Saint Laurent.

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The young women of the U.K. are amongst the biggest fans of over 50s style, it seems. JD Williams recently polled young British mothers who say they often raid their own mother's wardrobes, and over half of them cite their mums are their biggest style influence.

"Few women now regard age as a barrier to being at the forefront of fashion," said Barkhuizen. "The era when British women marked their 50th birthday by suddenly having a blue rinse and changing into clothes which made everyone look like Barbara Woodhouse have gone."

And why shouldn't that style start with the undies?

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The best looks from the Baftas 2015


Reese Witherspoon at the 2015 Baftas

Photo credit: Daniel Deme/WENN.com

Best actress nominee Reese Witherspoon chose a purple Stella McCartney gown with a plunging neckline to walk the Bafta red carpet.

Keira Knightley at the 2015 Baftas

Photo credit: Daniel Deme/WENN.com

Keira Knightley continued her run of amazing maternity dresses in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture (and gets extra points for arriving with a leather jacket over it).

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Felicity Jones at the 2015 Baftas

Photo credit: Daniel Deme/WENN.com

Felicity Jones stood out in Raf Simons for Christian Dior Haute Couture. The black and purple colour block was an interesting combination and the flower embellishment a pretty finishing touch.

Amy Adams at the 2015 Baftas

Photo credit: Joe/WENN.com

Amy Adams' ice-white Stella McCartney gown was a great contrast to the red carpet, accessorised perfectly with a wide side parting and minimal jewellery.

Rosamund Pike at th 2015 Baftas

Photo credit: Daniel Deme/WENN.com

Rosamund Pike's form-fitting halter neck Roland Mouret dress won't win any awards for imagination but it's elegant and timeless.

Laura Haddock at the 2015 Baftas

Photo credit: Daniel Deme/WENN.com

The semi-sheer bodice of Laura Haddock's one-off, full-skirted Ashli Couture dress stops it from being too princessy; the off-white colour stops it from being too bridal.

Julianne Moore at the 2015 Baftas

Photo credit: Daniel Deme/WENN.com

Julianne Moore achieved the perfect balance of sophistication and sex appeal in this fiery red Tom Ford number with daring plunging neckline.

Holliday Grainger at the 2015 Baftas

Photo credit: WENN.com

Holliday Grainger chose Antonio Beradi and proved once again that monochrome is hard to beat on the red carpet — especially when it has a vintage feel.

Lea Seydoux at the 2015 Baftas

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Lea Seydoux's canary yellow Prada gown was a showstopper, the cut out sections, capped sleeves and pleating giving a classic shape a contemporary edge.

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne at the 2015 Baftas

Photo credit: Daniel Deme/WENN.com

Possibly the most stylish couple of the night was Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne. Hannah's floaty grey Valentino gown had a feathered collar and beautiful lace detail and her hubby looked the part in a midnight blue Giorgio Armani velvet suit, crisp white shirt and black bow tie.

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How to get rid of blackheads without popping them


1. Switch to a face wash with salicylic acid

"Over-the-counter salicylic acid products help remove excess skin oil and remove dead cells that clog pores," says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, M.D., dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. "This allows blockages to clear out of your follicles."

Try: Bioré Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser (drugstore.com, $8)

2. Clay mask it up once a week

Use an oil-absorbing clay mask once a week to help absorb excess oil and skin impurities.

Try: Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Oil Absorbing Mask (birchbox.com, $19)

3. Use pore strips

The adhesive strips attach to the blackheads and pull them out when you remove them. To get the most out of your strips, it's best to use your salicylic cleanser for a few days to "loosen up" your clogged pores beforehand.

Read more: DIY pore strips

If a hot date's on the horizon and you don't have a few days, The Dermatology Review recommends steaming your pores before applying a pore strip. Fill your sink with uber-hot water, drape a large towel over your head and lean over the sink for about 15 to 20 minutes. With your face moist but not wet, apply your pore strip and follow the package directions for the length of time you should leave it on and how to best remove it.

Try: Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips (drugstore.com, $8)

4. Detox your makeup

"Make sure your makeup foundation has a 'non-comedogenic' claim," says Dr. Roshini Raj, co-founder of TULA skin care. "Comedogenicity is a tendency of any topical ingredient to cause or worsen buildup in a pore that can lead to the development of blackheads." Your best bet would be to use a foundation that's actually been tested not to increase the number of blackheads.

Try: Neutrogena SkinClearing Liquid Makeup (neutrogena.com, $12)

5. Keep your skin calm

Give your skin a chill pill when it becomes inflamed or red by using topical probiotics. "Recent research shows that topical probiotics could help with skin conditions such as acne or rosacea," says Raj. "By secreting anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory substances, they help form a protective barrier that stops your cells from reacting to bad bacteria and developing inflammation."

Try: TULA Hydrating Day & Night Cream (qvc.com, $50)

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10 Cool watercolor tattoo ideas that will make you want one


They look like someone took a paintbrush and applied watercolors to a striking image outlined on your skin. So, if you love splashes of color and you love tattoos, prepare to be inspired by these amazing watercolor tattoos we found.

1. Hummingbird

Hummingbird watercolor tattoo

Hummingbird watercolor tattoo

This amazing tattoo was based on a painting — I love it!

2. Elephant

Elephant watercolor tattoo

Elephant watercolor tattoo

A well-done tattoo incorporating some watercolor effect on a gorgeous black and gray elephant.

3. Dragonfly and flowers

Dragonfly and flowers watercolor tattoo

Dragonfly and flowers watercolor tattoo

This amazing colorful tattoo is a wonderful burst of color.

4. Spiral

Spiral watercolor tattoo

Spiral watercolor tattoo

A little abstract, a lot creative — I love how this design goes on both arms to create the overall effect.

5. Dog

Dog watercolor tattoo

Dog watercolor tattoo

I love the idea of tattooing your pet (or favorite breed) using a watercolor style.

6. Floral

Floral watercolor tattoo

Floral watercolor tattoo

This floral design is large, gorgeous and colorful.

7. Abstract

Watercolor tattoo on back

Watercolor tattoo on back

You can pick any imagery that has meaning to you and up the ante with the watercolor effect.

8. Cardinal in a tree

Cardinal in a tree watercolor tattoo

Cardinal in a tree watercolor tattoo

This amazing tattoo combines a few different elements to pull off a stunning effect.

9. Skull

Skull watercolor tattoo

Skull watercolor tattoo

This gorgeous skull blends a bit of the macabre with pure beauty.

10. Rose

Rose watercolor tattoo

Rose watercolor tattoo

The simplicity of a rose is heightened with a watercolor effect. Love it.

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Cinderella's glass slipper reimagined by top designers


No, this is not a fantasy. In honor of the release of their live-action Cinderella, Disney brought in some of the most exciting designers — including Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman and Nicholas Kirkwood — to build modern versions of the famous glass slipper. And the best part is, come March you can purchase these unique shoes at retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue in the U.S., Harrods in London and Galeries Lafayette in Paris. Until then, I'll be building a second closet to fit all nine variations of my favorite fairytale shoe.

The endeavor is equally exciting to the retailers who get to carry the new designs. Mark Briggs, chief marketing and creative officer at Saks Fifth Avenue, says, "Saks aims to bring back the magic in retail, and what better way to celebrate than enchanting our customers with dazzling footwear fit to make any dream come true?" Couldn't agree with you more, Mark. And now, without further ado, let me present you with the sketches for these incredible creations. All I can say is, I finally understand that song in Cinderella "So This is Love" where she falls in love with Prince Charming. Except for me, it's with these shoes.

Image: Giphy

Jimmy Choo



Oh, Jimmy. If I could write a love sonnet to a shoe, it would be to this one right here. Here, let me give it a try: "Shall I compare thee to a red pump? Thou art more sparkly and more impressive." Yeah, I won't quit my day job. This shoe is just a showstopper, or shall I say a shoe-stopper? Sorry, I couldn't resist. I think I'm looking forward to seeing this one in person the most.

Nicholas Kirkwood



Now this one I have to say looks most like what I imagined the modern-day Cinderella wearing. It has the glassy look, but also doesn't skimp on the shine and shimmer factor. Here's what Kirkwood had to say about his design: "Cinderella has both delicate and strong qualities as a character. The moment of transformation emphasizes both and gave me the design inspiration to create a piece that spoke to the film's magic." Now that's a fashion and feminist-forward design. You go, Kirkwood!

Stuart Weitzman



You always have to be just a little bit different, don't you, Stuart Weitzman? This glass slipper is actually a bootie you can see through with wait... sparkling diamonds, did he say?? Well, this one may be the most precious of the nine, if only in terms of the bling it's sporting.

Charlotte Olympia and Salvatore Ferragamo

Olympia and Ferragamo

Olympia and Ferragamo

Two of the boldest, most inventive designers today offer glass slippers that look to give any wearer super-woman powers. Olympia was thrilled with the chance to create this shoe for Disney: "It was such a pleasure to create my version of Cinderella's glass slipper, which I have aptly named If the Shoe Fits. This transparent platform shoe made with my signature PVC and Perspex materials is adorned with star and crystal detailing as befits any princess." All I can say is Prince Charming had better watch his step while Cinderella's wearing those massive things.

Then we have Ferragamo's offering. To me, this is high-fashion art at its finest. Massimiliano Giornetti, Ferragamo's creative director describes them succinctly, "This shoe made of transparency and light: the cage heel, an iconic symbol of Salvatore Ferragamo, is covered with Swarovski crystals and is transformed by sparkling impalpability into a modern Cinderella fairytale of soft sensuality and a powerful femininity." The heel is a cage of crystals for Pete's sake! That's a dream shoe if ever I saw one.

Can't wait until March to see the rest of these beauties? Check them out at Elle.com. Price tags are still unknown, but with all that crystal, assume they'll be on the pricier side.

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This tutorial is pure makeup mastery (VIDEO)


Not everyone has the talent to create the kind of couture beauty we see on the runways, and that's what makes it so special. It's always seemed so wonderfully inaccessible... until now!

Visual artist Rolando Johnson just created a makeup tutorial for our sister site Beauty High that shows off a truly mesmerizing Harajuku-inspired makeup look. It's not easy, that's for sure: This video condenses over nine hours of detailed makeup application and four hours of prop creation (made of — get this — dollar bills, diamonds and paper) into less than two minutes.

Rolando Robinson makeup tutorial

Rolando Robinson makeup tutorial

He starts off with a pretty mesmerizing palette (his cheekbones are amazing) and explains in detail how he applies everything from white foundation to the jewels and a pretty flirty little hat. The final product is runway worthy and completely breathtaking.

It might not be something you can recreate at home, but you can fantasize about it and marvel at how a little makeup can completely transform someone into a whole new character.

And hey, it might even inspire you to play around with your own makeup a bit. Dying to try a new lipliner? Some pigment eyeshadow? Just try it, you never know what you might create.

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5 Hilariously weird Fifty Shades of Grey tattoos


Here are some of the most bizarre Fifty Shades tattoos we could find. You're welcome.

1. Christian Grey's tie wrapped around your little... ankle?

50 shades of grey tattoo 2a

50 shades of grey tattoo 2a

Adorable idea, getting a tattoo of Christian's signature gray tie. But what's it doing around your ankle and on your foot? And is it just me or does the phrase "full frontal nudity" pop into your mind too when you look at that thing?

2. Christian Grey's pile o' toys.

50 shades of grey toys tattoo 1a

50 shades of grey toys tattoo 1a

So apparently Christian's "red room of pain" had so many pretty things to look at in there that this poor soul couldn't choose just one and instead got them all tattooed in a big jumble on her back. It's kind of a hot mess.

3. My name is Christian Grey, apparently.

My name is Christian Grey tattoo 1a

My name is Christian Grey tattoo 1a

Why would you get this when your name clearly isn't Christian Grey? And is that your upper arm, or are you just happy to see me?

4. Laters, Baby... from my wrist (or torso?) to yours.

Laters, Baby tattoo 1a

Laters, Baby tattoo 1a

This would be cute if it weren't one of a trillion other "Laters, Baby" tattoos people have gotten everywhere imaginable. Please tell us that's the spot right below your hand we're looking at and not something else, though.

5. Property of Christian Grey, because he's real, right?

Property of Christian Grey tattoo 1a

Property of Christian Grey tattoo 1a

Another interesting choice. Do you like being owned by people? Do you like the artistic look of passport stamps? Why not put those elements together and get it permanently inked on your wrist (there's that wrist again!) where the handcuffs would go? Makes perfect sense to me.

Have you seen (or gotten) any crazy Fifty Shades of Grey tattoos?

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Valentine’s Day outfits your date will love (even if your date is you)


Dinner and a movie with your man

When getting dressed for your date, you need to think about two things: atmosphere and balance.

Dress for the setting of your date, but also try to elevate your look in some way. You have to keep your guy on his toes.

Dinner and a movie with your man, option one

Chicwish black leather jacket, $55 / Athleta oversized sweater, $89 / MICHAEL Michael Kors stretch pants, $88 / Nine West leather boots, $70 / Ted Baker pink purse, $92

When heading out for dinner and a movie, you could wear leggings, tall boots, an oversized sweater, leather jacket and cross-body purse or relaxed jeans, a blazer and a low-cut top. With the first suggested outfit, the balance is this: focusing on your legs, while wearing tall boots to add an edge of sexiness. With the second suggested outfit, the balance is this: Everything else is covered, while the focus is on the upper body.

Dinner and a movie with you man, option two

Topshop blazer, $90 / Vero Moda slim fit jeans, $79 / American Vintage low v neck t shirt, $69 / Red pumps, $63 / Black studded purse, $100 / Long chunky necklace, $18

You can get away with cleavage because the rest of your outfit is muted and understated.

First date on V-Day

Let's begin by stating the obvious: Men are visual creatures and most men would choose high heels, on a lady, over flats. Lets face it; most women walk and feel differently when they put on their favorite pair of high heels.

I do not care what size you are; we all have a physical asset that we appreciate about ourselves. Therefore, accentuate that feature, and build your look for the date around it.

First date on V-day

H M long length top, $61 / Topshop crochet t shirt, $43 / Pied a Terre blue wrap skirt, $54 / Office strappy stiletto sandals, $99

Show off your legs with a skirt or skinny jeans. With this particular piece and because it is bold and colorful, I would suggest you keep everything else simple. Pair it with tall boots, leggings, a long cardigan and some cleavage, if you would like. However, if you opt out of leggings and show off your legs instead, then your cleavage cannot make an appearance.

Girls night out

Attempt to entice with your look. You can achieve this with a sheer black top under a winter-white blazer. For the bottom portion of your look, a pencil or A-line skirt works nicely, as well as fitted dress pants. A jumpsuit is different and flatters many body types. However, you can also wear the classic little black dress but add some sexy with a plunging neckline, which happens to be on trend this year.

Girls night out

Diane Von Furstenberg black dress, $75 / BCBGMAXAZRIA button down shirt, $71 / Closet white blazer, $76 / Calvin Klein dress pants, $90 / Topshop jumpsuit, $52 / Topshop high heel pumps, $75

You do not have to spend a lot of money to pull off these looks. For instance, Forever 21 is known for its affordability, while also remaining on trend. Here is a statistic for you: 30 percent of items, including jewelry found in stores like Forever 21, Zara and H&M, mimic high-end brands. Therefore, this Valentine’s Day, whether you are single or attached, make yourself feel special because your relationship with yourself is the one you will have forever.

Image: ondine32/Getty Images

13 Valentine's Day date outfits that involve pants (and are still sexy)


1. Ecote Embellished Keyhole Jumpsuit

pants 1

(Urban Outfitters, $98)

2. Morning, Noon and Night Pants

pants 2

(ModCloth, $45)

3. Colorblocked Moto Leggings

pants 3

(Anthropologie, $138)

4. Shimmer Disco Leggings

pants 4

(ASOS, $21)

5. Peg Pants in Retro Tile Print

pants 5

(ASOS, $65)

6. Slicker Than Your Average Jumpsuit

pants 6

(ModCloth, $55)

7. Cropped Kickflare

pants 7

(ASOS, $65)

8. Milo Trousers

pants 8

(Anthropologie, $118)

9. Weekday Relaxed Utility Pants

pants 9

(ASOS, $85)

10. Pleat Front Wide Leg Pant

pants 10

(ASOS, $50)

11. Chainlink Textured Trousers

pants 11

(Anthropologie, $118)

12. Sleeveless Wrap Jumpsuit

pants 12

(Nordstrom, $115)

13. Pleated Leggings

pants 13

(ASOS, $35)

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Montana lawmaker wants to outlaw yoga pants


You read that right. The world's most comfortable pants is considered by Missoula lawmaker, David Moore to be a danger to society, and he would like nothing more than to put a stop to them. We're living in a country where police brutality is rampant, racial profiling is still very much a thing, and cyber bullying has gotten completely out of control, and THIS is what our lawmakers are choosing to focus on?? Sometimes there are simply no words to express how baffled I am by our country's legal system.

On Tuesday, Moore introduced House Bill 365 in the House Judiciary Committee which proposed expanding the indecent exposure law to cover, "any device, costume, or covering that gives the appearance of or simulates a person's buttocks, genitals, pelvic area, or male/female nipple.” So you know those fun giant t-shirts that are painted to look like you're a bosomy model in a tight bikini? Yeah, you'll likely get cuffed for wearing it.

Moore drafted the bill in response to the "Dare as You Bare" cycling event, in which many cyclists rode nude through downtown Missoula on August 17th, 2014. While city officials were not thrilled with the idea of naked bikers riding through their town, they felt that denying them a permit would breach freedom of expression, so they allowed it. Apparently some residents were "outraged" by the mass indecent exposure, and Moore was no doubt at the center of them.

While the bill doesn't specifically outlaw yoga pants, the language of it leaves a lot of room for interpretation by police officials. Moore was quoted saying, "yoga pants should be illegal anyway" after the meeting over the bill, and trusts law enforcement officials will use discretion and their best judgement in each case. Oh, and he threw provocative clothing in there too without clearly defining the parameters of it. So if you're ever on a date night in Montana, make sure your outfit isn't too clingy if you enjoy your freedom.

Thankfully there was some rebuttal on this bill from Republican Virginia Court. She was concerned this law was unfairly targeting women (which of course it is), especially because of the nipple clause. I mean, there are some things, like cold weather, you simply cannot control, am I right?

While it is unlikely this bill will get very far, because it is, in fact, in violation of the Supreme Court's ruling that clothing is a form of freedom of speech, it's still an infuriating thing with which to be faced. It leads me to wonder, if an indecent exposure bill can go as far as to include the suggestion of sexual parts, what's to stop them from going even further down this rabbit hole? Here are a few absurd proposals of my own that we might have to look forward to if this indecent exposure thing progresses:

Ordinance #1: Your skirt hem must not reach above your fingertips.

Image: Giphy

I don't know about you, but this was definitely a clothing rule in my high school. A teacher could stop you anywhere anytime and ask you to drop your arms to see if your skirt (or shorts) hem reached higher than the tips of your fingers. Now imagine that teacher was a police officer who could arrest you, charge you a $500 fine, and give you jail time for up to 6 months. That's first offense indecent exposure penalty in Montana. Suddenly mini skirts take the term "risque" to a whole other level.

Ordinance #2: No outfit can expose your belly button.

Image: Giphy

Now this was originally a television rule from the 1950s. On I Dream of Jeannie, even though Jeannie was in a full on harem outfit, her pants could never be too low for fear that her belly button would be exposed to the thousands of children watching the show. She was basically wearing a bra and cropped vest on top, but God forbid we see the tiny indent in the middle of her stomach! Also you couldn't say the world "pregnant" on air, which is censorship around which I can't even began to wrap my head.

Ordinance # 3: No cleavage measuring longer than one inch.

Image: Giphy

If the appearance of nipples is out the window, chances are cleavage is not far behind. I mean, according to Moore's proposal, anything that simulates the appearance of a butt should be against the law, and that is totally what cleavage looks like, so there you go. It's really a shame, because, well, just look at those gorgeous things all out and proud. Only a monster would want to hide that.

Ordinance #4: No illicit dancing!

Image: Giphy

Okay, so I know this doesn't really concern clothing, but I had to put it in here because, to me, it's just as ludicrous as outlawing yoga pants. I don't know about you, but I'm totally hosting a Kevin Bacon-style dance party in protest where the dress code will call explicitly for yoga pants and nothing else. You're all invited.

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Jamie Brewer crushes Down syndrome stereotypes at Fashion Week (PHOTOS)


Jamie lit up the catwalk wearing a custom Carrie Hammer dress, as part of the designer's genius initiative to showcase "role models over runway models." As an actress on the hit show American Horror Story, a seasoned vet of both camera and stage, and a vocal activist in the Down syndrome community, Brewer has the role model thing on lock. As she strutted her stuff, her excitement and energy were obvious (and a welcome change from the endless processions of straight-faced blank-slate young women on the catwalks).

Jamie Brewer Fashion Week

"I love to show my personality through how I dress," she says. "I find a lot of inspiration in fashion. I'm very sassy and spunky and glitzy." But don't try to lock her into one style. "I'm all about wearing a wide variety of things!" she adds, gushing over the elegant blue dress she wore to last year's Emmys.

Her love of fashion definitely shows. She looked like a seasoned pro and that's because she says she wasn't nervous to be in front of all those people ("not even a little bit scared!"). "I know how to channel fear," she explains of how she's been able to accomplish so much. But if she ever does feel a twinge, she repeats a line from one of her favorite movies, Haunted Mansion: "You try. You fail. You try. You fail. But the only true failure is when you stop trying."

Jamie Brewer Fashion Week

And that's a message she wants to share with other women and girls as well. "You don't need to be scared," she says. "Just keep trying. Listen to your heart and advice from family and friends and be an inspiration. You'll find a way to do what you dream."

Following her dreams is what got her where she is. "I've always been myself," she says proudly. As a young child she fell in love with the arts and says that acting, dancing and singing have always been the best way for her to express herself.

Jamie Brewer Fashion Week

Even though she's already a star on an award-winning TV show, she's still got big dreams. Right now she's focusing on changing the screen industry from the inside out. "We need more character roles available to women to show who we are and let that shine from our hearts," she says, adding that she'd love to branch out and play roles like an engaged woman, a young mother or a lawyer.

Listening to her talk about her love of acting and people — she cites J.K. Rowling, Maria Shriver, Ellen Degeneres and athlete-turned-actress Dot Marie Jones as her role models for both successful media careers and life in general — her enthusiasm is infectious. It's clear that this is a girl who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to work hard to get it.

Jamie Brewer at Fashion Week

What's next for the vivacious, talented starlet? Right now she's working on voicing a cartoon fairy for the upcoming movie Snow Moon: Cinderella Chronicles Saga. But we see big things for her for years to come, including (hopefully!) another stint as a model.

Images: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/SheKnows

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Makeup tutorials for women of all shades


The best way to find out what makeup colours suit you is to experiment. Test lots of different bases, eye shadows, lipsticks and blushers: it's a process of elimination. The right makeup should emphasise your features, make your skin look smooth and healthy and make you feel awesome.

Pale skin

Makeup tips for pale skin

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Pale skin makeup Collage


If you have the complexion of a porcelain doll, it's best to avoid the overly made-up look. Really pale-skinned women don't normally manage to get that sun-kissed glow the natural way (SPF 30+ all the way) so to achieve gorgeous dewy skin, start off with a good quality tinted moisturiser. Use face powder sparingly as pale skin is more susceptible to that caked-on look. Try: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.


Brown mascara and eyeliner should be a pale-skinned girl's makeup bag essentials. Black eyeliner should be used with caution and only when balanced out with eye shadow. Brown will blend in with your skin much better, particularly if you have a pink-toned complexion. A light taupe or peach shimmery shadow over your entire lid with a pale champagne highlighter is always a winning combination on pale skin. Try: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in Champagne.


Pale skin doesn't have to mean pale lipstick. Be brave enough to experiment with brighter shades. Just remember the one golden rule: bright lips work best with muted eyes. Try a few different lip colours until you find the one that best suits your skin tone. If you want to stick to a subtle lip, go for a pinky beige balm. Try: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Satisfaction.


Again, finding the right blusher for your pale skin depends on its tone (i.e. pink or orange). A honey-apricot blush, applied onto the fullest part of your cheeks and swept up towards the temples, is great for warming up pale skin. Stay away from sparkly or glittery blushers, which look awesome on darker skin shades but are likely to turn you into a circus act. Try: Rimmel London Stay Blushed in Apricot Glow.

Medium skin

Makeup tips for medium skin

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Medium skin make up collage


If you have medium skin, you can afford to spice up your neutrals a bit more than your pale-skinned sisters. Foundation and concealer with yellow undertones will flatter your pale-but-not-too-pale complexion. Try: Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in Medium.


For a variation of the dark smokey eye that looks great on medium skin, apply a light layer of pale golden-bronze or rose-gold shadow from lids to creases. To open up your eye area, blend a shimmery highlighter in a pearl hue along your brow bone and in the inner corners of your eyes. Try: Jemma Kidd Eye Essentials Shimmer Eyeshadow in Pearl.


A nude lip is always a great lip choice either for that "no makeup" day look or with dark eyes for night. You can't go wrong with a reddish-brown lip liner to warm up your lips; it will work with any colour of lipstick. Try: Body Shop Lip Liner in Beech.


A soft, pinkish-brown blush is your best friend if you have medium skin, as your skin is probably already warm and only needs a little enhancement. This lets you go bolder with the rest of your makeup look. A muted mauve blush is perfect for a slightly edgier look. Try: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Soft Colour Mono Blush in Pink Rose.

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Olive skin

Makeup tips for olive skin

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Olive skin makeup


Women with olive skin, as well as those from India and the Middle East and with Hispanic roots, are lucky in that they can pull off the widest range of makeup colours. For a base that complements but doesn't mask the natural beauty of your skin, pick dewy products with names like caramel and honey. Try: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Caramel.


Olive skins can really go to town with eye makeup, from rich browns and burgundies to dark greens and sapphire blues. Eye shadow with a shimmer effect will lift your eyes rather than weigh them down. Pair with dark brown or black eyeliner and mascara to really enhance your peepers. Try: Shu Uemura Pressed Eyeshadow in Dark Green.


Warm pinks, sheer shimmery nudes, corals, peachy apricots, bronzes, golds and sheer blood reds are just a few of the lip colours that work really well on olive skin. Try: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Heftiest Hibiscus.


Olive skin has green undertones so finding the right colour blush is crucial. Warm colours work best such as berries, deep peaches, golden corals, deep warm pinks, dark apricots and bronzes. Go for a cream formula to get that dewy look. Try: Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Rude.

Dark skin

Makeup tips for dark skin

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Dark skin make up collage


The darker your complexion, the more careful you have to be with your base. If you have a lot of ashiness in your skin, counteract it with a warm base with red in it. Go for an extra-hydrating concealer to keep your skin glowing. Try: Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Perfecting Makeup Duo in 15.


Gold eye shadow is the best highlighter for dark skin. You can wear the boldest eye colours of all skin shades: coppers, bronzes, coffees, jewel-toned greens, purples and blues and the darkest blues, purples and greys will look amazing. Make the whites of your eyes really pop with a sapphire blue eye pencil along the inner rims. Try: Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette.


Go for sheer lip gloss in shimmering bronzes, golds, honeys, oranges, corals, tangerines and plums or lipstick in sheer blackberry, maroon, burgundy and raisin. Try: Max Factor Lipfinity in Frivolous.


Use a bold, highly pigmented blush shade on your dark skin, otherwise it will look muddy or simply won't show up at all. A chocolate blush under the apples of your cheeks and up towards your temples always works on dark skin but don't be afraid to try burnt orange, magenta or fuchsia, which would look intimidating on paler complexions but are super pretty on dark skin. Try: Sleek Blush By 3 in Pumpkin.

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1. Ecote A-Line Sheath Dress

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(Urban Outfitters, $39)

2. Ribbed Midi Bodycon Dress

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(Topshop, $48)

3. Ink Positively Dress

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(ModCloth, $75)

4. Color Block Pencil Dress

dress 4

(ASOS, $90)

5. Calvin Klein Print Batwing Knit Dress

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(Zappos, $100)

6. Topshop Lace Hem Slipdress

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(Nordstrom, $85)

7. High/Low Hem Jersey Tank Dress

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(Nordstrom, $68)

8. Embroidered Lips Crepe T-Shirt Dress

dress 8

(Nordstrom, $138)

9. Makes the Cutout Dress

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(ModCloth, $50)

10. Blur Print Belted Fit & Flare Dress

dress 10

(Nordstrom, $110)

11. Leopard Print Sleeveless Cotton Sweaterdress

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(Nordstrom, $148)

12. Embroidered Lace Blouson Dress

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(Nordstrom, $195)

13. Grand Gallery Dress

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(ModCloth, $60)

14. Print Ponte Popover Dress

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(Nordstrom, $138)

15. Floral Cutout Dress

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(Nordstrom, $70)

16. Scarf Print A-Line High/Low Dress

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(Nordstrom, $268)

17. Chevron Body-Con Dress

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(Nordstrom, $198)

18. Embellished High Neck Tunic Dress

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(Topshop, $45)

19. Luck Be a Lady in Black and Red

dress 19

(ModCloth, $80)

20. Michael Kors Long Sleeve Boat Neck

dress 20

(Zappos, $110)

21. Floral Print Dress

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(Nordstrom, $118)

22. Cap Sleeve Crepe Fit & Flare Dress

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(Nordstrom, $158)

23. High Neck Swing Dress

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(Nordstrom, $85)

24. Tie Dye High/Low Jersey Maxi Dress

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(Nordstrom, $68)

25. Twist Wrap Asymmetrical Body-Con Dress

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(Nordstrom, $54)

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10 Simple ways to make the most of your hair


Many people don't understand what their own hair is capable of. They don't know how to take what they have and help it reach its full potential. Others may be able to identify what they don't like about their hair, but are stumped to find a solution and don't know where to begin.

So rather than focusing on the problems, I've outlined 10 simple solution-oriented suggestions to consider when building a healthy relationship with your hair.


  • A haircut that has short pieces of hair around the face will bring attention to the area of the face where the ends fall. As an example, straight across bangs will really bring attention to your eyes.
  • Are you a short hair person or a long hair person? Maybe you need to be able to put all of your hair in a ponytail. Or maybe having a lot of hair bothers you and you'd rather it just be gone. It should look right and feel right.


  • Do you want your hair color to look natural or obviously colored? Timeless or trendy?
  • Whether your hair is chemically colored or not, clear glosses at your salon will seal your cuticles and make your hair shine.


  • Your shampoo should be gentle and not damaging to the hair. It should also be moisturizing without being too heavy and greasy.
  • Use a hair mask, like the Kerastase Masque Elixir Ultime, once a week in the shower for 10 minutes. A hair mask is an intense conditioning treatment that will soften your hair, prevent color from fading and slow down split ends that are forming.


  • Your hair is an expression of who you are and how you want to be perceived. Choose a style that reflects your mood and personality.
  • Give yourself enough time for your styling routine. If you know you want an amazing style, then plan ahead, set your alarm, wake up earlier and look amazing.
  • Use products that smell great to you. Especially finishing products like hair spray or dry shampoo. The better they smell the more likely you are to use them regularly.
  • If you find yourself getting a little bored, just change it up. It is only hair after all!
Hair by: Devin Toth at Salon SCK using Kerastase products, model Cristina Nunez

15 Emotional stages of getting a tattoo


1. "I should totally get a tattoo."

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2. "But what if I hate it?"

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3. "But what if I love it?"

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4. "Knowing my luck, I'd sneeze right in the middle of it."

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5. "Screw it, I'm getting one."

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6. "It's going to cost how much?!"

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7. "Here comes the needle... last chance to run."

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8. "Omgomgomgomgomgomg it's happening!"

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9. "Ow... ow... ow... this hurts worse than when I couldn't poop."

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10. "This is taking forever. Is there an intermission or something?"

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11. "I can't look."

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12. "Holy s***, I have a tattoo."

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13. "I'm a total badass."

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14. "I should probably look up laser removal. Just in case."

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15. "I should totally get another tattoo. So the first one doesn't get lonely."

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Models with disabilities just took over Fashion Week (PHOTOS)


And we say, heck yes.

The FTL Moda runway had a "Made in Italy" theme but featured clothes from designers all over the world. More importantly, they partnered with Fondazione Vertical, a foundation aimed at curing spinal cord injuries, and Models of Diversity, a model agency out of London that pushes for greater diversity on the catwalks.

So naturally, several of the models on the fashion show came down the runway in wheelchairs, canes and with prosthetic limbs. Because, dear fashion industry, these people wear clothes too.

See the pictures and ogle at the awesomeness.

Fashion week model in wheelchair

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Fashion week models with disabilities

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Model at Fashion Week in wheelchair

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Inspiring disabled model at Fashion Week

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Inspiring disabled model at Fashion Week

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Fashion week model

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Male model with prosthetic leg

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Modeling in a wheelchair at fashion week

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Model in a wheelchair

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8 Absurd clothing items that actually exist


1. Cropped sleeveless sweaters

Cropped Sleeveless Sweater

Cropped Sleeveless Sweater

I don't understand the juxtaposition between fabric and season: If you were to wear this in the summer you'd sweat like you're early to the menopause party, and if you were to wear it in the winter, you'd have to layer it with an item with sleeves, which would then turn it into a sweater — so why not just wear a sweater?

2. Any clothing with tiny or no pockets

No pockets

No pockets

I'm not sure which is more cruel: Teeny tiny pockets you can't fit anything into or a fake pocket you don't realize is fake until you try to use it and look like you're feeling yourself up. What's worse: The fancier the garment, the more likely the pocket is strictly decoration. I'm sorry, but if I'm going to spend a fortune on a piece of clothing, I want my pocket!

3. Dry clean-only sweatpants

Dry clean only sweatpants

Dry clean only sweatpants

?!?!?!?!?!!!! They're too fancy to wear around the house, yet not fancy enough to wear to a party — oh no I've gone cross-eyed.

4. Booty Pop underwear

booty pop underwear

These padded undies add some serious junk to your trunk. You know, because women want nothing more than to walk around looking like they're wearing a (full) adult diaper.

5. Open-toed winter boots

Open toed boots

Open toed boots

I don't get it. I really, really, really don't get it. Why (literally) leave your toes out in the cold like that? And if you need to take them off at any point, you're now the weirdo who isn't wearing socks in the middle of winter.

6. A wine rack bra

wine rack bra

Silicone be damned! Now you can make your boobs look bigger and get drunk whenever you feel like it! Yep, just fill this sports bra with your bevvy of choice and party on.

7. An emergency bra

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Image credit: Emergency Bra

I suppose this emergency bra, which converts into a protective face mask, would work in a post-apocalyptic world where there are zombies and vampires and anthrax and whatnot, but I can barely take off a normal bra without injuring myself. Plus, there's the much simpler option of carrying a regular face mask in your purse while wearing a regular bra and leading a regular life.

8. Smittens


A red, heart-shaped mitten for two. (I wish I were joking.) If he actually goes down the street with you in one of these and doesn't throw up, marry him. Like, right now. I'll be the bridesmaid in the pocketless dress, fake ass and bra fit for Armageddon.

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Man walks into thrift store, leaves $35,000 richer


If you really like shopping, and I mean actually derive pleasure from the capitalist's version of hunting and gathering, then you know there is nothing quite as thrilling as finding a fantastic accessory or article of clothing at a thrift shop like Goodwill. But let's be honest: We have to sift through quite a few homemade Annie costumes to get our hands on a long-forgotten Gucci bracelet. But that just makes the occasional find even more special.

Zach Norris from Phoenix is a man after our own materialistic hearts. Even though Norris collects watches, his sole reason for recently visiting a Goodwill store was to buy a golf pull cart. And then his eye wandered for a second and landed right on a treasure: a rare 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch. But the poor person who donated the watch clearly had no idea of its value, and the price tag on the coveted accessory was a measly $6.

I'm pretty sure Norris forgot all about his golf cart, because he says he snatched the watch right up and was so afraid of losing it to another buyer that he wanted to hold it in his hand while the clerk scanned it. Norris admits the watch doesn't look fancy and that you'd have to know what it was to determine its worth.

But here's the crazy reality: There were only 900 of these watches ever made. And after Norris placed it on Hodinkee, a watch collector's website, a fellow collector made him an offer he couldn't refuse: $35,000 plus a $4,000 Omega Speedmaster watch.

So what do you think he's going to do with his small, unexpected fortune? The sweetest thing, believe it or not. After donating a portion of the funds to Goodwill (good man), he and his fiancée are finally going to start planning their wedding.

So the only sad part of this story is that our shopping soul mate is taken.

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