Sarah Palin's Makeup Artist Spills Her Secrets

Say what you will about Sarah Palin — and we've sure said a lot — but the woman is photogenic. She was made more so (for a rather steep price) by makeup artist Amy Strozzi, best known for her work on So You Think You Can Dance Strozzi gave an interview to Talking Shopping this week, where she dished on brands, Palin's… » 12/10/08 1:00pm 12/10/08 1:00pm

Why Won't Sexist Advertising Go Away?

In an essay on The Huffington Post, writer Alex Leo notes that while this was a big year for women — the first serious female presidential candidate, the first predominately female state senate, the first female Top Chef — the advertising world has a lot of catching up to do. Ms. Leo names the five sexist trends in ads … » 12/09/08 1:20pm 12/09/08 1:20pm

Overwhelming & Odd: Shopping Oprah's New Online Store

The Oprah Store is now online » 11/12/08 1:00pm 11/12/08 1:00pm! In a , Oprah explains that since 600 people line up everyday to watch a taping of her show, she always wanted a place where "they could just get a keychain or something." Of course, Oprah being Oprah, things are that simple. The brick-and-mortar store is 5,500 square feet of items, each…

Victoria's Secret Bras May Cause "Very Sexy" Rashes and Hives

Apparently, some consumers are complaining that Victoria's Secret bras have given them rashes, hives, and even permanent scarring. In the clip above from today's GMA » 11/11/08 2:20pm 11/11/08 2:20pm, Roberta Ritter explains that she filed a lawsuit against the retailer after developing blisters and welts while wearing her Angels Secret Embrace and…

The New Power Perfumes: You'll Smell Like Your Mom And Like It

Apparently, along with our newfound love of 80's power dressing, we're all enamored of heavy, potent, Reagan-era perfumes » 11/04/08 1:20pm 11/04/08 1:20pm, too. You know: Shalimar, Opium, Poison and a bunch of new ones that just smell like them. In general, I'm kind of baffled by these mysterious forces that are supposed to be dictating all our…

Suze Orman Says Couples Should Keep Accounts Separate

Though some of our fellow Gawker Media bloggers » 11/03/08 4:40pm 11/03/08 4:40pm think Suze Orman is bilking women out of their hard earned cash by peddling common sense advice that could be applied just as easily to men, we're fans of Suze's for women. As such we were pleased to find her on the cover of the , doling out advice for how women can get …

Why Are Some States Keeping Real Americans Away From Sex Toys?

Why does Sarah Palin look so blissful at this campaign stop in Pennsylvania? Well, if The New Republic » 10/31/08 3:40pm 10/31/08 3:40pm's , it might be because Pennsylvania is one of the states where one legally buy Trojan's .One of Cottle's colleagues saw an advertisement for it while watching on Lifetime (a reason he prefers to stay anonymous)…

Woman Denied Service At JC Penney Salon For Having Black Hair

Two months ago, Brenda McElmore went to her local salon, inside of a JC Penney in Downey, California, because she wanted to get her hair dyed black — she's got some gray at the temples. According to KTLA, the receptionist at the salon told her, "We don't do African-American hair." » 10/30/08 12:00pm 10/30/08 12:00pm Ms. McElmore feels that she was denied…

Dov Charney May Be More Of A Scumbag Than Anyone Realized

We didn't think we could still use the words "shocked" and "Dov Charney" in the same sentence, but if true, the latest revelation about American Apparel's Chief Executive Sleaze is truly horrifying. According to legal journal "On Point News", when the latest in a string of female employees, Mary Nelson, charged Charney with… » 10/29/08 3:20pm 10/29/08 3:20pm

The Politics Of Style: An Obama-Inspired Shopping Spree At J. Crew

Michelle Obama was on The Tonight Show » 10/28/08 1:00pm 10/28/08 1:00pm last night, and Jay Leno about the bright yellow outfit she was wearing. "What is it, about $60-grand? $60, $70,000 that outfit?" Ms. Obama responded: "Actually, this is a J. Crew ensemble. You can get some good stuff online." Michelle Obama: She's just like us! Anyway, this sparked …

Mystery Product Boosts Confidence, Makes Women More "Feminine"

A reader sent us an e-mail about an item called Waterworks » 10/24/08 2:20pm 10/24/08 2:20pm. In the commercial for the product (embedded after the jump), a gorgeous woman of ambiguous ethnicity sits by a fountain as Frenchy-French accordian music plays. She says, "I'd like to talk about a problem most women don't like to talk about. Vaginal odor."…

Condoms, Cleaning Supplies & Crap: A Q&A With Sarah Haskins

If you've seen her videos mocking birth control » 10/23/08 1:00pm 10/23/08 1:00pm, , or products that make you , then you already know that Current TV star Sarah Haskins is very, very funny. But did you also know that the Harvard grad and self-described nerd loves both and Joan Didion? Or that she wouldn't mind being the President Of France? I…

Urban Outfitters: Seasonal Affective Disorder & See-Through Dresses

The new Urban Outfitters arrived in mailboxes recently, and its models are depressed, yet again. The photoshoot's gloomy, woodsy setting and the muted, colorless clothes only make things worse. It sums up that overwhelming melancholia than can grip a person who dreads shorter days and lack of sunlight as we head into… » 10/20/08 4:29pm 10/20/08 4:29pm

Everything You Didn't Want To Know About Dov Charney And Weren't Afraid…

The NY Observer wants to know why, in a month that might arguably be called financially eventful, Conde Nast Portfolio has put old-newsy sleaze-monger Dov Charney on its cover. They raise a good point: the American Apparel founder's creepiness, idiosyncrasies, success and commitment to "vertically-integrated… » 10/17/08 3:00pm 10/17/08 3:00pm