Style should be effortless. It is the way you feel, it should come from who you...– Penny Vomva, designer. (via boticcaeditorsnotes)
An Insider's Guide to Madrid!
Drunkronswanson.com. It doesn’t get much better than this.
In Which I Become Obsessed With The Hunger Games
So you know that book/movie everyone is talking about, The Hunger Games? I’m behind the times. I haven’t read the book yet, and I only saw the movie trailer a few days ago, when I began to write this article for Teen about the best Hunger Games fansites. I was hooked. I watched the trailer at least seven times while writing this article. I also ordered the book and became a Panem...
"2011 Has Been A Year of Upheaval"
“For me, 2011 has been a year of upheaval. I took a huge chance on my relationship and moved to a new country, and now I am trying to find a job in a very challenging market. I’ve had plenty to worry about this year, but the Thanksgiving holiday reminded me of everything I have to be thankful for.” Go to Life2PointOh to read the rest of my 20-Something Story.
"I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends"
“I’ve spent the past year in transition: between moving to another country and looking for a new job, I’ve had a lot going on! It’s been tough at times, and I don’t know what I would do without my friends.” Go to Life2PointOh to read the rest of my 20-Something Story.
When Two Editors PMS at the Same Time: a play, in...
bettyconfidential: April: Do you think we’re the only editors in NYC eating bacon cheeseburgers right now? PJ: I think we’re the only ones who eat.
Beauty Splurge: Tata Harper
“If you want to get gorgeous skin using natural products and are willing to drop some cash to make this happen, I have the perfect product for you…” Check out the rest of this story on Christa Marzan’s brilliant blog, FreshSqueezedFashion.com.
Life Is Good, But I Still Need A Job!
“Remember last week, when I explained that I have no regrets about moving to the U.K. to be with my boyfriend? This is still true, but I didn’t mention a major roadblock that’s cropped up on my path to intercontinental bliss…” Go to Life2PointOh.com to read the rest of my 20-Something Story.
Thanks to Rihanna and Beyonce, the ordinary woman on the street is now obliged...– Simon Doonan, for Slate.
"I Know I Am Exactly Where I Should Be"
“I have always been a planner. I started thinking about college when I was eight years old. I chose a university in the fall of my junior year in high school, and decided in no uncertain terms that that would be where I would spend my college years – never mind what that school had to say. Thankfully, the school said yes! I arrived at Fordham College at Lincoln Center and immersed...
I think of myself as a smart and funny person, but I am very girly, and in the...– Mindy Kaling in the Guardian.
Occupy London Stock Exchange: What I Saw
This is something I wrote after visiting the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp at St. Paul’s Cathedral last week. The movement has since expanded to Finsbury Square in London. Over the past several years we’ve watched the global economy collapse and seen extremism take off. We seem to have forgotten how to reach common ground, and our politicians have exiled themselves in the far reaches of...
Beyonce's Fetus Stars In Her New Video
Beyonce’s fetus is front and center in Beyonce’s new video for “Countdown,” and I think that makes her the coolest mom-to-be around. Read more at LondonFestivalFringe.com!
Arrested Development Reunion!
The Arrested Development Reunion was a valuable learning experience. Find out what I learned from the New Yorker’s talk at LondonFestivalFringe.com.
Breast Cancer as Big Business
“Breast cancer has made a lot of people very wealthy.” Great piece in Marie Claire about how October has been turned pink - and who is making big money off of breast cancer awareness.
Salman Rushdie Joins Twitter
What do we think about Salman Rushdie on Twitter - delightful, or too much highbrow+lowbrow? Discuss at LondonFestivalFringe.com.
More From London Fashion Week
There’s more of my coverage of London Fashion Week at BettyConfidential.com. I wrote about the fabulous Anya Hindmarch presentation, as well as two of my new favourite names in accessories, Sarah Angold Studio and Sara Ebbett. Click it!
I'm at London Fashion Week
Check out my London Fashion Week coverage at BettyConfidential.com. I wrote about Estethica, Lost Property of London, Henrietta Ludgate, Goodone, the EJF and more. Go ahead, click it!
I am usually a huge Rodarte fan, but this season, the Mulleavy sisters came up short. Their Vincent Van Gogh-inspired collection should have been luxurious and whimsical, but it ended up looking sloppy and cheap. The poorly-executed collection included prints inspired by - and apparently lifted directly from - some of Van Gogh’s most famous works, including “Sunflowers” and...
The Dahl Family Hires Some Expensive Movers
Why does it cost £500,000 to move Roald Dahl’s stuff? LondonFestivalFringe.com
On the Self-Loathing Brits
Why won’t the Brits support their own literature? LondonFestivalFringe.com
"Happy Endings" Comes to the UK!
“Happy Endings” is now on E4 - don’t miss the new “Friends!” LondonFestivalFringe.com
Why the National Theatre's "A Woman Killed With...
Why did I think “A Woman Killed With Kindness” at the National Theatre in London was terrible? Go to LondonFestivalFringe.com to find out!
Is Digital Media Glamorous? No.
According to Gawker, Page Six Magazine is trying to make digital media seem like a glamorous industry. Professional Tweeters are the new Don Drapers and Roger Sterlings, apparently! Except the reality is that the life of a digital media strategist is often a solitary and stressful one. If Draper were a digital media strategist, instead of creating one Lucky Strikes ad a year, Draper would...
The End of "Girl Colors"
I was thrilled to see this open letter to a four-year-old girl on the Ms. Magazine blog. The letter is addressed to a girl named Bella, and any other girls who don’t like being boxed in by gender stereotypes. Bella loves both pink backpacks and blue Buzz Lightyear shoes, but this doesn’t sit well with some adults at her school. This letter tells Bella to be true to what she wants...
Trendy Toning Shoes
Will “toning shoes” actually help you lose weight? Kim Kardashian endorses them, so they must be good, right? Because she has a perfect, valuable ass? Think again. I asked experts and toning shoe users to weigh in on the effectiveness of this trendy product for BettyConfidential.com. What’s the verdict? Click through to find out. “Do Toning Sneakers Really...
Want to do some good today? Then donate to Planned Parenthood! Planned Parenthood is under attack, and they really need help to keep providing essential health services to women across America. Give to Planned Parenthood today and they will match your donation, dollar for dollar. Do it! Amy Poehler did! While you’re at it, check out this great piece by Jessica at xojane to find out why...
Forget forging connections with people all over the world in real time; the Internet is for self-promotion (and porn, if Avenue Q is to be believed). So why not make the most of this hotbed of narcissism? I’ve published a boatload of stories online over the past few years. If you check out a few of my favorites, I will love you forever: “5 Signs He Isn’t Over His Ex”: I...