Birkenstock Sandals Still Fashionable This Summer!

If there’s one thing Emmanuelle Alt loves to put in her Vogue Paris, especially during the summer issues, is a looooot of skin! Bare skin. Highly tanned and muscled up. This month’s pictorials have plenty of that! Anja Rubik was just a modest example, not to mention the very cover!

But if you look closely, there’s another must in Vogue Paris’ pages! Birkenstock sandals! Much like white court shoes, I was really against socks in sandals. They just look like a certified fashion fail. And still, when it makes its way up in Vogue’s pictorials, you kinda start thinking about pairing your Arizona Birkenstocks with thick wool socks. Don’t you?

Birkenstock sandals still fashionable in Vogue

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Wolverine’s First Cover. With Claws And Frown

Talking about beards. And Men. And Movies! Waiting for Wolverine to drop in theaters worldwide in about a month or so (end of July, to be more specific), Entertainment Weekly is way ahead of us as they’re making Hugh Jackman take out his Wolverine claws on their June cover.

This is so becoming for the 44yo actor who makes such a credible Logan/Wolverine. Not that he didn’t do an outstanding Valjean as well, but Miserables wasn’t my cup of tea. As I said the other day, I’d rather have brainless fun at the cinemas instead of singing through my tears in desperate misery. Theatrically speaking, biensur. So this sounds like a super-movies-year with The Man of Steel dropping mid-June and Thor 2 this fall, not to mention the great Iron Man 3 a couple of weeks ago.

Given that the summer is still young, I’m still hoping for better super-covers than this. But EW had the merit of being the first. Right?

Hugh Jackman Wolverine s first cover EW

How To Radically Change Your Look: Ewan McGregor

I may have mentioned it a couple of times, but I won’t get tired of saying it over and over again: I have a serious weakness for beards. And more specifically for my Adored Husband’s beard. It just… it’s just!

Naturally, I won’t miss any opportunity to praise the free use of beards and this new look sported by Ewan McGregor is exactly the water I needed to run my beard mill! I’m guessing he’s doing it for a new role, as I don’t think he would’ve freely undergo such a dramatic transformation out of his free willed aesthetic spirit. Ewan McGregor is now a full fledged dark haired individual. And while he’s looking like Clive Oven’s long lost brother, I can’t help but notice how dramatically changed he is just because he added that facial hair do!

how to radically change your look Ewan McGregor

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The Creepiest Clutch For Halloween. And More!

I know this is not a sight you’d want your eyes to glimpse at before Halloween, but recent events in London made me think twice before leaving it for later.

The Bloody Cleaver Clutch Purse is the creepiest Halloween purse I’ve seen in a long time and you know I have a thing for unusual, daring finds. But wait, there’s more! Not only does it look ghoulish on the outside, but the inside is lined with red satin cleverly printed with ‘Kreepsville 666’.

World s Creepiest Halloween bag

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Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova’s Sweet Style

Now that she’s ranked no. 2 in the world, Maria Sharapova is stepping up her fame game by launching her sweets brand: Sugarpova. Now I may be the only one who finds that a world-class athlete such as Maria Sharapova branding herself through sugar products is a bit too strange to digest, as I’m guessing her fans won’t say no to a bag of chewing gums shaped like miniature tennis balls.

But Sharapova is at the best moment to sell herself in her career so just because she was blessed with amazing physical genes won’t stop her from selling candy to anyone willing to buy (after all, her sugar brand is already 1 year old but these days we hear about it for the first time).

Sugarpova Maria Sharapova

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Liv Tyler’s Beauty Secrets

Talking about Amanda Seyfried earlier reminded me about an interview with Liv Tyler I read just yesterday in which she spilled out her beauty secrets. Naturally, I came back to it, see if she said anything about Givenchy. Now that she’s out of contract (wink). Gossip-gossip.

Most important beauty trick she swears on? Exfoliating. And I couldn’t agree more: just like Liv Tyler, I use my scrubbing glove every time I shower. Not only is it invigorating but also gets rid of all those dead skin cells that keep on dreading the look of your skin. Moisturize, yes, but scrub before! Liv said she learned a lot from her own grandmother and her rebellious mother. And she misses the way things were in fashion and celebrity in the 90s.

The times when A-listers would carelessly go out and down the Red Carpet with no makeup on, no stylists army to back their look and seemed to have more fun. We did too. We enjoyed casual mishaps more than we appreciate the polished outfits and carefully chose frocks our celebrities wear but have no merit at all for putting together.

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About Aging And Kids With Julianne Moore

I sometimes ask myself, whenever I see a new, extraordinary, revealing story with yet the same famous person who was interviewed tens of times before, on numerous occasions and answered pretty much the same questions: ’what’s there to read that I haven’t read before?’ What’s the novelty? What’s to be revealed more than it already has been before? And I skipped the story altogether. Even if I enjoy reading about that person, I don’t enjoy reading the same thing over and over again. Out of respect for me, for the person in cause, for the column and the one who wrote it under contract and so many other directions I choose to respect.

Julianne Moore finally addressed this issue and for this (and many reasons more) I love her to heavens and back! She was featured in DuJour magazine as ‘The Most Honest Actress in Hollywood’ and the talk she had was really sincere and upfront! Hit the jump to convince yourself!

Julianne Moore DuJour cover

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Affordable (Rip-Off) Catwalk Fashion Via H&M. Good Or Bad?

I’m not always memorizing catwalk looks which I then identify in fast fashion stores. But when it does happen: identifying a catwalk ripoff, I feel strangely ambivalent about it.

On one hand, I think it’s terrible for the fashion designer, to have his or her work so blatantly copied and replicated with no credit due whatsoever. Not to mention royalties. But then again, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so… And then there’s another aspect of fast-fashion: not many customers are fully aware of what they’re buying as being a catwalk ripoff. They just pick it up from the hanger, at best try it on see if it fits and then just blindly wear it. Without thinking if it’s this or that season, this or that designer lookalike. Because, just like the name suggests it, they fast-buy fast-fashion which they fast-wear. There’s no ‘thinking’ about it. No time. It’s all fast.

Catwalk ripoff HM vs Kenzo

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