All That Sweet Hollywood Swag May Come With Strings Attached

Companies throw themselves at celebrities with the shameless abandon of a bobby soxer at a Frank Sinatra concert. Everyone knows stars are showered with free shit, watches and clothing and shoes and bags and vacations and jewelry. The bigger the name, the more luxe the swag. But now one watchmaker is trying to claim… » 6/27/14 10:00am 6/27/14 10:00am

What’s Inside the Crazy $80,000 Gift Bags for Oscar Losers

The only thing worse than not being nominated for an Oscar is being nominated and then losing the Oscar. (Just kidding: There's absolutely nothing on Earth that's possibly worse than losing an Oscar.) Such psychic wounds can't be easily mended, but this year's Oscar losers will receive a modest gift bag worth $80,000.… » 2/19/14 2:45pm 2/19/14 2:45pm

Goldman Sachs Lures Women To Coding With Beauty Accessories

First, the good news: Goldman Sachs sponsored a conference with the express purpose of getting women interested in the typical sausagefest profession that is computer programming. Now, the bad news: they placated attendees of said conference with some kind of feather-rufflingly stereotypical swag: mirrors and nail… » 2/11/14 9:30pm 2/11/14 9:30pm

British Vogue Feature on "Silicon Wives and Girlfriends" Is Bollocks

It appears as though our imperialist friends across the Atlantic have elevated the feature-length glossy troll to an art form. There is no other way to explain why the December issue of British Vogue decided to refer to Yahoo CEO (CEO!) Marissa Mayer, One Kings Lane cofounder Alison Pincus, and Kleiner Perkins partner » 11/14/13 11:57am 11/14/13 11:57am

Kim and Kanye Showered With Free Designer Baby Clothes in Paris

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been enjoying Paris Fashion Week, and also accumulating a bunch of stuff to declare at customs. Instead of frankincense and myrrh, fancy-pants designers are offering tiny luxury outfits to the infant deity known as Baby Nori, and Kim's been posting the presents on Instagram. » 10/01/13 10:00am 10/01/13 10:00am