“I first met Michael back in 2009; it was on the set of the Christmas commercial for Victoria’s Secret [which Bay directed]. I remember the first thing Michael said to me- before he even introduced himself or asked me my name-was “Can you walk?” And I looked at him like, “What is this man talking about? Yeah, of course I can walk.” And then he proceeded to tell them to get me in the car, and then I was driven-I mean, honestly, I want to say it was about half a mile out in the desert. I kept thinking, “This is a joke, right?” And the car dumped me in the middle of the desert. All I was wearing was a bra and underwear and a big, billowing, black, floor-length cape and high heels. And he says, “OK, when we shout action, you’re going to walk!” and I assumed I would be doing this in several stages. They yelled action, and the car sped off back to set, and I just was like, “Well, what am I supposed to do?” So I walked all the way back to where the camera was standing, which took me-I would say a good 10, 12 minutes, and it was a proper runway stomp-on salt flats; it was like 100 degrees, felt like fire. I remember walking back and being not impressed by the whole thing. I was pretty pissed off afterwards; I just looked at Michael, and he goes, “I guess you can walk, then.”—Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the first time she met Michael Bay
Nicole Richie is expanding her House of Harlow 1960 line to include handbags. The collection of handbags will consist of hobos, clutches, and cross bodies. As far as cost, the bags will have a price range of $150 to $625. The bags will be available for purchase in mid-July. For now, take a look at some of the clutches from the upcoming collection!
Those of us who live in the United States have been waiting for H&M and Zara to launch online stores in our country for what seems like forever! Well, say goodbye to all your money, because I have some good, make that great, news! Some of us can shop those stores now! Suddenlee is an incredibly awesome website that lets you shop 300+ e-commerce sites, including those without online stores for the USA! You can bundle everything into one order and get everything shipped to you next day! The bad news is, this service is rather limited at this point. They only serve areas in the Northeastern part of the United States. So, I won’t be shopping through them anytime soon. Guess I have time to save up. However, they say they’ll be trying to expand soon, so let’s keep our fingers crossed!
UPDATE: I think you may still be able to checkout as a guest, even if you live outside their areas of service that allow you to register. Does anyone want to test this out and report back to me? I’d really, really appreciate it!
I’m terribly sorry about the slow post day (and random post that only had a title) yesterday! There was a terrible storm at my house, which caused our phones and internet to stop working. The phone company just cleared it all up, so I’ll get back to posting for you. :)
Pierre Hardy is quickly becoming one of my absolute favorite shoe designers! His Cruise 2012 collection is eclectic, but awesome! Overall, it features a mix of neutrals sprinkled with bright color. There’s also this feeling of modern art that seems to permeate the collection.
Take a look at the rest of the shoes after the jump!
It may take some sewing skills, but this has got to be the most useful type of DIY guide! You can go to a thrift store and pick up a dress for under $5 and turn it into something that would have cost you upwards of $40!
For years now, people have been talking about how the FDA should do something to regulate sunscreens and the claims companies make on their packaging. The FDA has created new guidelines that are much more strict, but these guidelines should benefit consumers and ease the burden of finding the best sunscreen for their lifestyle.
The New Guidelines in Short
You won’t be seeing any SPF values above 50. This is because there is little research to support the idea that SPF values higher than that are any more effective.
Only broad spectrum products with an SPF value of 15+ can claim to be protective against skin cancer and early aging. Any product that does not fall into those parameters can only claim to protect against sunburn.
"Waterproof", "Sweatproof", and "Sunblock" are no longer allowed. In addiction, products cannot claim to provide more than 2 hours of effectiveness without reapplication.
Products can still claim to be “water resistant”, but must state that reapplication is necessary.
Spray sunscreens are getting a lot of heavy fire, because there is some evidence that they just aren’t as effective as more traditional forms of sunscreen.
Fun Fact: This collection was named “Romantic Utility”
Overall: I’m fairly certain I’ve said this before, but McQueen can do no wrong. Each collection is beautiful, wonderfully crafted, and stunning. What I love most about the brand is the very clear vision and aesthetic that has come to be associated with McQueen. That is a testament to Burton, for she has had to step into some of the biggest shoes in the fashion world and she’s doing just fine. This collection, with it’s juxtaposition of lace and frills with more structured elements, is typical McQueen. And, please take the jump, if anything for the last 3 evening gowns of this collection. They are breath-taking!
For example, my digits may not be painted at the moment, but my plan for today was to paint them a nice blue. Here’s what that, apparently, says about me:
"Sara Liz Pickett, who founded Ginger + Liz along with Johnson, says blue nail polish tells the world you are youthful, fun and willing to try new things. "Blue nail lacquer is very on-trend this season and sends the message to admirers that you are a stylish trendsetter yet down to earth," she says.
How to wear it: This color will steal the spotlight, so wear it either on your nails or toes, and offset the look with a more subtle color.”
Oh, my goodness! Eddie Borgo's capsule collection for J. Crew is finally here! The collection, which is in honor of the designers CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up win, features Borgo’s typical edgy aesthetic, even if it is a little dimmed down. I am in love with the pearl and spike necklace seen above! Take the jump for the whole collection and prices.
To those of you who have been following Glam for quite sometime, it may come as no surprise that I have a severe weakness for Marc Jacob handbags. They’re always a perfect balance of fashion and functionality! These are handbags you can take on a trip to a grocery store, to work, to a job interview, or to a fancy gathering. See the full collection after the jump!