It’s more like “halo hair,” but here you have the latest hair trend they have dubbed “splashlights.” The creator, NYC colorist Aura (coincidence?) Friedman, says she wanted it to look like you are standing in a spotlight. She likens it to when a laser beam hits your hair at a certain spot. Out with the ombre in with the splashlights. Now which celeb will rock it first? (via Allure)
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Cue the media freakout. Shamboiling, also referred to as bubbling, is allegedly the latest teen fad getting the internet up in arms. Like jenkem before it (and vodka tampons, butt chugging, bath salts, eyeball shots, and other things WHICH DO NOT EXIST, PEOPLE, or at least do not happen in numbers great enough to warrant wide-spread panic) Shamboiling is a practice where shampoo is brought to a rapid boil and then the fumes are inhaled for a hallucinogenic effect. Says CNN: “While no one knows for sure how the trend started one thing is certain, that shamboiling is catching on quickly and that it is potentially deadly.” So: “Parents lock up your shower supplies.” *Eye roll.* Although if anyone can, um, tell me which kind of shampoo is best, I’ll try it out in the interest of good reporting and get back to you. (via Groupthink)
That damned Givenchy nose ring. Sure, when you first see it you think “Oh! Isn’t that marvelous? Like a very chic bull!” And of course no trend should be practical – trends by definition are pointless and senseless and slightly idiotic – but this goes beyond that. I mean LOOK AT IT. You can’t drink a cocktail, do a bump, suck a dick, eat a chicken wing – NOTHING. I imagine by the end of every night it’s been partially ripped out and there are pubic hairs tangled in it and dried blood and sticky stuff all over it. It’s gonna get stuck on your sweater as you take it off, it’s gonna get tangled up in some queen’s wig, some snatchy bitch is gonna rip it out of your nose for giving her the side-eye AND THEN WHERE WILL YOU BE?
LOVE the excitement about the song in the credits of In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye. Of course, up to this point it has been all about the owl. The octopus made a valiant attempt to snare the zeitgeist in its tentacles, but the owl has gone on and on. However, as more and more retailers appropriate this wise old bird for their nefarious ends, it can only be a matter of time before the owl jumps the shark.
These are memes for greater minds than mine to parse but, unlike the owl and the octopus, the butterlfy is an open book; almost anything can be about the butterfly, even if it is not a butterfly. It really is a Rorschach test. They don’t call it the butterfly efffect for nothing.
And in this random yet connected vein does anyone remember that Barbra Streisand ’70s folly The Butterfly? Instead of the to-be-expected butterfly, the cover showed a fly on butter. No less weirdly, the album featured covers of David Bowie’s “Life On Mars” and Bob Marley’s “Guava Jelly.” According to Wikipedia, it is her least favorite album. So there you have it. What should the cover for It’s All About the Butterfly be? Butter? A fly? Or?
From the moment the now-Duchess of Cambridge was introduced to the world as Prince William’s betrothed, she has been setting the fashion/trend world on fire. Kate Middleton’s McQueen numbers make everyone take notice, but apparently so do her eyebrows. Her “Scouse brows” are all the rage and the cosmetic companies have taken notice and are reaping the benefits. Sales of eyebrow products are soaring as chicks everywhere are stocking up to recreate Kate’s dark, thick eyebrows. She is a young Lynda Carter if I’ve ever seen one, a true stunner (though I don’t get the brow thing; hers are just regular, not even thick a la Brooke Shields) but most of all, she is quickly becoming a fashion icon just like her much adored and greatly missed mother-in-law, Princess Diana. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
If the monster had worn a mullet: horror in the front, party in the back.