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  • “Hillary’s look is a practical one”: Can we stop talking about Clinton’s clothes now?

    01/16/2016 2:24:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Salon ^ | January 15, 2016 | Mary Elizabeth Williams
    In what may go down as the apex of #SlatePitches, on Friday, writer Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart investigated a Democratic presidential contender in a story that declares that "Hillary Clinton Isn't a Lesbian - but She Dresses Like One." You know what, fine, let's take the bait. Because by my calculation we will be having these discussions until at least November. After Vitiello Urquhart establishes that this isn't about sexual identity per se, she commends Clinton by explaining, "If Clinton were a lesbian, I'd be proud to claim her fashion sense. Clinton embodies something many lesbians accomplish effortlessly: She dresses in...
  • Google Wants to Turn Your Clothes Into a Computer

    05/30/2015 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/29/15 | Conor Dougherty
    On Friday, the second day of its annual developer conference, Google I/O, one of the search giants semi-secretive research divisions announced a project that aims to make conductive fabrics that can be weaved into everyday clothes. The effort, called Project Jacquard, is named for the French inventor of the Jacquard Loom, which revolutionized textile manufacturing and helped pave the way for modern computing. Much like the screens on mobile phones, these fabrics could register the users touch and transmit information elsewhere, like to a smartphone or tablet computer. They are made from conductive yarns that come in a rainbow of...
  • Nude Photos Sunk American Apparel Founder

    06/22/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    Newser ^ | 6-22-2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    Insiders also tell the New York Post the naked pictures were allegedly posted on a blog purportedly belonging to Morales, and it's illegal in California to falsely impersonate others online. More woes for Charney: On Friday, a video of him dancing naked in front of two female employees surfaced.
  • Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary

    06/02/2014 12:55:53 PM PDT · by GailA · 33 replies
    ROK Drop ^ | 5/23/2014 | NA
    Since we can't post out of the Military Times you will have to copy/paste link. Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary
  • High School Secretly Edits Girls' Yearbook Pics

    05/29/2014 12:28:38 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 21 replies
    Newser ^ | May 29, 2014 | Arden Dier,
    "Flipping through their yearbooks, female students at Wasatch High School in Utah noticed something amiss. While one girl wore a tank top on picture day, she appeared in a t-shirt in her photo. She wasn't the only one to have her picture edited: Necklines were raised, sleeves were added, and tattoos were covered. But what most peeves students about the secret alterations is that they weren't applied consistently. "There were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn't," one student tells FOX 13."
  • Teen, 14, kills 16-year-old brother in Little River, turns gun on self after fight over clothes

    05/27/2014 1:43:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 26, 2014 | Lance Dixon
    The memorials were hastily assembled on Monday with sad, handwritten messages and stuffed animals in remembrance of two teenage brothers who died from gunfire the night before in a murder-suicide over what may have been the most trivial of sibling arguments. The two brothers fought over sharing clothes on Sunday night with one of them apparently pulling the trigger on himself.
  • Skirts Should Be a Normal Choicefor Both Women and Men

    05/23/2014 3:51:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 22, 2014 | Erin Cunningham
    Schoolboys in France stirred up gender norms when they eschewed pants last week. But men in skirts shouldnt be a provocative sightit should be a choice as normal as women in pants. Last Friday, male students and teachers in Nantes, France launched a campaign to fight the sexism that is plaguing societies across the world through their clothing. The 'Ce que soulve la jupe' (or Lift the Skirt) movement encouraged boys across 27 of the northwest citys schools to sport skirts to class instead of trousers. We noticed that in a lot of high schools in our region, there are...
  • Jimmy Fallon Mocks Hillary Clinton For Dressing Like A Man

    04/22/2014 2:35:31 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-22-14 | Jamie Weinstein
    I want to say congrats to Chelsea Clinton. Last week she announced that she is expecting her first child, Fallon said, setting up the joke. Thats great. Thats great for her. If it is a girl, it will get some of Chelseas old hands-me-downs. And if it is a boy, he continued, it will get some of Hillarys.
  • Admit it. You love nice, cheap clothes. And you don't care about child slave labour

    07/28/2013 7:34:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07/28/2013 | Gethin Chamberlain
    Until three years ago I did not believe in magic. But that was before I began investigating how western brands perform a conjuring routine that makes the great Indian rope trick pale in comparison. Now I'm beginning to believe someone has cast a spell over the world's consumers. This is how it works. Well Known Company makes shiny, pretty things in India or China. The Observer reports that the people making the shiny, pretty things are being paid buttons and, what's more, have been using children's nimble little fingers to put them together. There is much outrage, WKC professes its...
  • From $2,000 dress to $1,000 skirt, Michelle Obama's lavish Hawaii wardrobe revealed

    12/29/2011 5:29:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2011
    Complete title: Well what else would one wear on a $4m break? From $2,000 dress to $1,000 skirt, Michelle Obama's lavish Hawaii wardrobe revealed Michelle Obama successfully managed to rile U.S. taxpayers with her lavish $4m family jaunt to Hawaii this Christmas. But it seems her expensive taste has not stopped there, as her vacation wardrobe has proved to be equally lavish. Though the First Lady has only been spotted on a couple of occasions since arriving in Kailua, Oahu, some sartorial analysis of her fashion choices has revealed that her outfits have been consistently high-end. A classic example, as...
  • Green with envy: Michelle Obama stuns in exotic peacock dress at Hispanic gala (Barf)

    09/15/2011 2:25:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-15-11 | Jessica Satherley
    While greeting a Latino audience to support her husbands speech about opportunities for Hispanics, Michelle Obama decided an exotic gown was in order. As President Barack Obama spoke at the black-tie event, the First Lady looked stunning in the strapless raw-silk dress by U.S. designer Chris Benz. She appeared to be inspired by an Amazonian peacock as she sashayed into the Washington Convention Center with matching emerald hued earrings and classic black heels. And Mrs Obama seemed delighted with the Presidents pledge to put more money in the pockets of Latino workers by the look of her ear-to-ear grin on...
  • Immigration officer comes home to find family of Romanian gypsies squatting in her house

    08/17/2011 11:50:25 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:51 PM on 17th August 2011 | By Inderdeep Bains and Simon Neville
    An immigration officer returned home to find gipsies had moved in, ransacked the place and dressed in her clothes. Julia High was even offered a glass of her own wine by the Romanian squatters. They claimed they had rented the property from her son because she had died, and produced a set of fake documents. Miss High, 55, has no son.
  • London eyewitness: Tottenham unrest 'absolutely manic'

    08/06/2011 11:01:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/6/11
    Police cars have been set on fire during a demonstration outside a police station in north London, according to witnesses. Tottenham resident, Maria Robinson, says the disturbance is linked to the fatal shooting of a man during a Scotland Yard operation on Thursday. Dozens of protesters have been gathering on the High Road in Tottenham.
  • Violent Riots Ravage Tottenham After Shooting

    08/06/2011 11:58:51 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | Sunday August 07, 2011 | Breaking News
    Petrol bombs were thrown, shops looted and eight officers injured during violent riots in Tottenham following a protest over the fatal shooting of a man by police. A crowd of around 300 set fire to buildings, bins and vehicles, while missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in Tottenham High Road on Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Eight police officers were taken to hospital and at least one suffered head injuries. By the early hours of Sunday, many protesters had moved to nearby Tottenham Hale retail park, where some were spotted looting PC World and JJB Sports. Sky's Simon Newton,...
  • Why Do We Let Them Dress Like That?

    03/22/2011 3:50:08 PM PDT · by iowamark · 121 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/19/2011 | JENNIFER MOSES
    Women of a liberated generation wrestle with their eager-to-grow-up daughtersand their own pasts ...In a few years, their attention will turn to the annual ritual of shopping for a prom dress, and by then their fashion tastes will have advanced still more. Having done this now for two years with my own daughter, I continue to be amazed by the plunging necklines, built-in push-up bras, spangles, feathers, slits and peek-a-boos. And try finding a pair of sufficiently "prommish" shoes designed with less than a 2-inch heel... A woman I know, with two mature daughters, said, "If I could do it...
  • Hey Baby Boomers, grow up!

    02/27/2011 3:03:31 AM PST · by Scanian · 132 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 26, 2011 | TRACEY JACKSON
    Baby Boomers are having a hard time. Not just with the economy, or the health issues that crop up in your 50s and 60s, or even getting caught between taking care of our aging parents and unemployed kids. No, Im talking about the fact that many Boomers, of which I am one, do not want to grow up. Those of us born in the Baby Boomer period, between 1946 and 1964, range in age from 47 to 65. We are either on the young side of old, or were just a hop, skip and hopefully not a fall into 70....
  • New RNC Chief of Staff Bought Sarah Palin $150K in Clothes?

    02/04/2011 7:27:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2011 | Matt Lewis
    Jeff Larson, a Minnesota Republican operative, is expected to become the new RNC Chief of Staff. But as Yahoo!’s Holly Bailey reported, back in the fall of 2008, Larson gained another sort of notoriety: He provided his credit card for Sarah Palin’s infamous $150,000 clothing makeover. As you may recall, this became a pretty big — if superficial — scandal back in 2008.As Newsweek reported, The disclosure that the Republican National Committee spent more than $150,000 on clothing and accessories for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family set off recriminations among GOP officials—and, more important, party donors. It...
  • Lice DNA Study Shows Humans First Wore Clothes 170,000 Years Ago

    01/09/2011 9:30:07 AM PST · by Salman · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Jan. 7, 2011 | Science Daily staff writer
    A new University of Florida study following the evolution of lice shows modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to successfully migrate out of Africa. Principal investigator David Reed, associate curator of mammals at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus, studies lice in modern humans to better understand human evolution and migration patterns. His latest five-year study used DNA sequencing to calculate when clothing lice first began to diverge genetically from human head lice. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the study is available online and appears in this...
  • Beware Kohl's matching "doll and girl" clothing

    12/26/2010 4:18:04 PM PST · by Ellendra · 19 replies · 2+ views
    12-26-10 | Me!
    Kohls sells clothing to fit an 18" doll, along with a matching outfit for the girl to wear. Nightgowns seem to be the most popular of these. Only, it seems someone forgot to set the dye! Perspiration from little hands causes the dye to bleed, where it then stains everything those little hands touch. (I work for a doll company, and we've been getting a lot of calls from people whose brand-new dolls are now ruined. Not to mention their sofa, carpet, wallpaper, etc, etc) Further details as they become available.
  • What Not To Wear? Clothes A TSA Issue

    11/23/2010 5:06:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies · 1+ views
    AP via The Pittsburgh Channel ^ | November 23, 2010 | DAISY NGUYEN
    LOS ANGELES -- Travel experts say the more thorough security pat-downs at airports underscore the need for better fashion choices that can help people breeze through screenings with their dignity intact. --snip-- Experts suggest avoiding clothes loaded with metal studs and bras with underwires. Slacks instead of skirts are preferred. Any baggy clothing can require extra scrutiny.
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: 'Must-Haves' for Christmas

    11/09/2010 9:04:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | November 9, 2010 | Rebecca Hagelin
    "He's been asking me for weeks to get him a Nintendo DSi for Christmas," Alicia explained. Her son, Alex, is only nine. Christmas is well over a month away but he's been relentlessly pressing for the "must-have" electronic toy that his classmates already own. Money is tight for Alicia's family these days, and the handheld device starts at 149.99. Games are extra, at $35 a pop. Alicia doesn't indulge in expensive clothes, trendy bags, or "must have" purchases-at least for herself. But when it comes to her son, mom-guilt too easily clouds her perspective. And retailers and advertising gurus wouldn't...
  • Top 10 Womens Fashion Rules

    11/06/2010 7:27:08 AM PDT · by mattstat · 240 replies · 2+ views
    You must first decide for whom you are dressing. If it is for other women, I have few rules to offer and no advice to give. I will not pretend to understand the infinite gradations of behavior and microscopically subtle signaling women use to communicate with each other. Ill give one example of such signaling. A female asked me to read over an email that she was going to send to another female. The subject was of political importance. I began to read the email aloud. Sally, I said, for this was the opening, but I was stopped immediately by...
  • Custom-Made to Match Your Kicks (graffiti-inspired custom made clothes and shoes in the Bronx)

    05/16/2010 11:04:18 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies · 535+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 13, 2010 | David Gonzalez
    MARK SERRANO says he spends 98 percent of his money on sneakers and the rest on food. He looks it. Thin as a skeleton, he sports spotless black Nikes one of more than 200 pairs he owns. But collecting every new shoe he likes can pose a problem: how to make the rest of his outfit live up to his footwear, especially given new sneaker styles with hard-to-match metallic finishes in offbeat colors like cranberry and copper. Problem solved. For a growing number of sneaker fanatics, Da Bakery, a Bronx store specializing in graffiti-inspired clothing, cranks out custom-designed T-shirts,...
  • Designer Has Fan at Top, but Too Few at the Stores (Obama curse lives)

    05/02/2010 6:54:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies · 891+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2010 | Susan Saulny
    Fashion and politics are seasonal and unpredictable, yet the two came together quite well here for the hometown designer Maria Pinto and Michelle Obama, whose first memorable bursts onto the national scene were often in Pinto creations. ......................................................... So when Ms. Pinto abruptly put up a closeout sale sign in the window of her West Loop boutique and announced that she was folding her fashion business, Chicago and Pinto devotees all over reacted with disbelief: What in sartorial heaven happened? I pushed as far as I could, Ms. Pinto, 53, said in her first lengthy interview since the...
  • Michelle Obama's designer goes bankrupt

    03/13/2010 7:55:50 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 74 replies · 1,748+ views
    India Times ^ | 3-13-10
    CHICAGO: US first lady Michelle Obama's favourite city-based designer Maria Pinto is going out of business as sales have waned in a bad economy. Pinto, whose clientele also includes talk show host Oprah Winfrey, is closing her store Lola Black LLC. In a five-day sale starting here next week, her collection of daywear, eveningwear and accessories would be liquidated at 50-70 per cent off. Her designs were carried by major stores like Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys and Takashimaya in New York, as well as high-end boutiques across the country, reported Chicago Tribune. But the designer hit a rough...
  • First Lady's Passion for Fashion Earns Kudos (BARF ALERT!!!)

    01/19/2010 1:50:26 PM PST · by Baladas · 29 replies · 828+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 19, 2010 | KAREN TRAVERS
    First Lady Michelle Obama came to Washington a year ago with an agenda: settle her family into a new life in the White House, focus attention on the challenges of the work- and family-life balance and reach out to military families. Mission accomplished. But it's her wardrobe choices that seem at times to draw the most attention and media coverage. From belted cardigans to sleeveless sheath dresses and bold-statement jewelry, Obama's style has been celebrated for its innovation and reflecting her age, 46, and her role as a working mother; functional yet fashionable, classic yet affordable. The first lady's style...
  • Airport Chic - what to wear

    07/08/2009 8:29:04 PM PDT · by shmotter · 454+ views
    A fun trip to watch fireworks ended with violence for several spectators, and police said the teen who assaulted at least four people are still at large. Akron police said the victims believe they were punched, kicked and stomped by a gang for no reason. Marty Marshall and his family had just left Firestone Park after watching fireworks on June 27 and they went to a friend's house on Girard Street. That's when, according to Marshall, 30 to 50 kids between the ages of 9 and 18 turned violent out of the blue. Marshall tried to help a friend who...
  • Men's Health June 2008 page 70 - 0bama's now a fashion leader

    05/21/2009 9:33:52 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies · 475+ views
    05.21.09 | Perdogg
    The current issue of Men's Health has a one-page article about 0bama's clothes. I may be wrong but I never recalled Men's Health having an article on Bush's fashion (which is essentilly no different - in fact, I believe the ties in the jumbos are the same). I promissed myself I wasn't going to buy the magazine anymore, but when you spend a lot of time in Airports, and they are somewhat interesting. It's not like I can bring a Playboy on board and read the articles. Rummy and Cheney had great fashion sense. Rummy was always dressed to the...
  • Americans Donate Shoes, Clothes to Aid Afghan Village

    12/12/2008 3:37:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 415+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Tammie Moore, USAF
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2008 A need for a pair of shoes provided the catalyst for a donation that benefited an entire Afghan village. Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Thomas Knolmayer helps an Afghan girl try on donated shoes at a humanitarian assistance visit to the Afghan Department of Refugees and Repatriation village. The doctor spearheaded efforts to bring clothes, shoes, coats and blankets to the refugee camp. U.S. Air Force photo(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Earlier this month, a handful of volunteers and the Kapisa and Parwan Provincial Reconstruction Team delivered hundreds of pairs...
  • Palin got $30K more in clothes

    12/04/2008 2:25:50 PM PST · by BGHater · 100 replies · 2,426+ views
    Politico ^ | 04 Dec 2008 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    The Republican National Committee will report Thursday that it spent about another $30,000 on clothes and accessories for Sarah Palin during her vice presidential bid, a GOP source tells Politico. Palin took a major public relations hit when Politico revealed that the RNC in September shelled out $150,000 for clothes and accessories from high-end retailers for the Alaska governor, who built her political persona around a folksy, regular-gal demeanor. The additional spending will be detailed on the committee's post-general election report, which is due to be filed with the Federal Election Commission before midnight.
  • Gorgeous In Green: Sassy Elisabeth Hasselbeck Introduces Sarah Palin [PHOTOS THREAD]

    10/26/2008 2:25:24 PM PDT · by TheFourthMagi · 106 replies · 9,958+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 26, 2008 | The Sarah Palin Station on Youtube
    Video here. Classic line when she refers to the flag pin, an "accessory" Obama dislikes. Anyone who has pictures of Sarah Palin, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Laura Ingraham, and other both principled and attractive conservative women, please post them all here. Who can post the most? Let the contest begin.
  • Palin Pushes Back Against Media "Clothes" Attacks - Video 10/26/08

    10/27/2008 3:50:24 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 558+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 27, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Gov. Sarah Palin in Florida yesterday, where she pushed back against the media's attacks against her and the clothes the RNC provided for her during the campaign. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Sarah Palin: "My Own Jacket From Wasilla Alaska"

    10/25/2008 7:22:43 PM PDT · by TheFourthMagi · 66 replies · 3,683+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 25, 2008 | YouTube
    Video here. Who agrees that she looks very very good in it? Perhaps they should call it a smoking jacket, because she looks smoking hot in it!
  • Sarah Palin shops resale in real life

    10/25/2008 6:17:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies · 2,264+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 24, 2008 | Emili Vesilind seems the folksy politico isn't a Neiman's shopper -- she regularly peruses the racks at designer resale store Out of the Closet in Anchorage (ironic, considering her stance on gay marriage). ......Retailer Christos Garkinos recently hosted the owners of the Alaskan store at Decadestwo, the designer resale store he co-owns with Cameron Silver in Los Angeles. "I was saying that Alaska's been in the news a lot, and they said that Palin shops at their store all the time," he said. The Out of the Closet owners ended up "buying a ton of stuff," but the L.A. retailer --...
  • Eighties Goth is Baaaaaack! (Leather Pants are In for women)

    09/16/2008 2:52:47 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 19 replies · 4,489+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Sep 16th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Yigal Azrouel, Balmain, Collette Dinnigan Fall/Winter 09When we saw the leather pants and leggings at the Givenchy, Balmain, and Alexander McQueen shows, it became clear that Eighties Goth is back.
  • Plunging necklines blamed for plunging sales by female M&S shareholders (Marks and Spencer in UK)

    07/09/2008 1:36:49 PM PDT · by Stoat · 80 replies · 1,122+ views
    Plunging necklines blamed for plunging sales by female M&S shareholders Last updated at 19:42pm on 09.07.08 Plunging necklines have been blamed for plunging sales as Marks & Spencer chiefs today came under fire from lady shareholders.Executives faced complaints from some that its fashions are too young, offering too much cleavage for its loyal older customers.Investors have been getting worried because the value of M&S shares has slumped in recent days after the iconic high street chain revealed a fall in sales.And today at the company's AGM at London's Royal Festival Hall, shareholders lined up to offer a diagnosis of...
  • Draping Queen (Glamorous Classy Dresses for Freeper Women)

    06/30/2008 2:19:15 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 23 replies · 172+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jun 30th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    For those who want to add some romance to their summer wardrobe, there is an amazing draping trend. Lots of delicate chiffon and silk layers subtly cling from evening gowns to cocktail dresses and drive you to a flirty mood.
  • Would you ever wear a $10,000 pair of jeans?

    06/14/2008 8:24:59 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 22 replies · 85+ views
    The Fashion Time Blog ^ | Jun 12th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Blog
    Believe it or not, but these Key Closet jeans cost $10,000. Are they made out of gold, you ask. Yes, partly. The buttons on the back pockets are made of white gold. Tiffany-set Swarovski crystals for the thighs and one-carat diamonds on each back pocket, for a total of two carats for the derrire. The graphics are accented with foil and hand spray paint.
  • Style Basis: White Shirt (for stylish Lady Freepers)

    06/13/2008 10:28:59 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 20 replies · 37+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jun 11th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Humanity isnt aware of a better chic basic than a white shirt. It is difficult to find a woman who doesnt have one in her wardrobe. A crisp cotton white blouse is a must have item for all seasons, but there are a lot of style options available, like silky shirts, demi-sheared, with bows or ruffles, sleeveless, or pleated.
  • Style Basis: Trench coat (For Stylish Freeper Women)

    06/01/2008 7:34:08 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 19 replies · 33+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jun 1st, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Free People Dropwaist Trench Coat ($108.00) A cult item of every womens wardrobe is the Burberry trench coat. For more than 50 years, the double-breasted beige-colored coat with the leather buckle closure on the belt and cuffs, has been considered a womenswear classic. To read more...

    05/14/2008 10:49:49 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 3,998+ views ^ | May 14, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    IF you thought the soft-porn image of Disney teen queen Miley Cyrus - wearing nothing but ruby-stained lips and a bedsheet - in Vanity Fair magazine was disturbing, you ain't seen nothing yet. Pop diva Beyonce Knowles, 27, and her fashion-designer mother have launched a girls' clothing line that makes Miley's bare-backed glam session look like a Shirley Temple photo shoot. The Knowles' family business, "House of Dereon," recently published ads for its "Dereon Girls Collection" with young models who look no older than my second-grade daughter. They are seductively posed and tarted up, JonBenet Ramsey-style, with lipstick, blush and...
  • Britain makes camera that "sees" under clothes

    03/09/2008 9:01:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies · 1,602+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/9/08 | Luke Baker
    LONDON (Reuters) - A British company has developed a camera that can detect weapons, drugs or explosives hidden under people's clothes from up to 25 meters away in what could be a breakthrough for the security industry. The T5000 camera, created by a company called ThruVision, uses what it calls "passive imaging technology" to identify objects by the natural electromagnetic rays -- known as Terahertz or T-rays -- that they emit. The high-powered camera can detect hidden objects from up to 80 feet away and is effective even when people are moving. It does not reveal physical body details and...
  • Media Expert Decries Campaign Coverage (LOL: Clintonistas shocked to discover media bias?)

    03/01/2008 4:33:22 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies · 102+ views
    Associated Press / Breitbart ^ | March 1 2008 | BETH FOUHY
    DALLAS (AP) - The founder of a prestigious institute on media and politics added his voice Saturday to the chorus of complaint over perceived press bias in favor of Democrat Barack Obama...
  • Team Brings Medical Care, Winter Clothes to Afghan Villagers

    01/24/2008 4:01:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 28+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison, USA
    FIREBASE NAWA, Afghanistan, Jan. 24, 2008 As seasons change in Afghanistan and the snow starts falling, assistance missions shift from development efforts to missions that focus on providing protection from winters harsh conditions. Army Pvt. Shawn M. Testa, combat medic, 3rd Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, inspects an Afghan boy complaining of ear pain Jan. 12, 2008, at a clinic in the Nawa district of Afghanistans Ghazni province. Photo by Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison, USA(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Recently, the Afghan National Police and...
  • First Farmers Wanted Clothes, Not Food

    10/18/2007 8:47:45 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies · 62+ views
    The Discovery Channel ^ | 10-15-2007 | Anna Sellah
    First Farmers Wanted Clothes, Not Food Anna Sellah, ABC Science Online Oct. 15, 2007 People turned to farming to grow fiber for clothing, and not to provide food, says one researcher who challenges conventional ideas about the origins of agriculture.The Original Crop Ian Gilligan, a postgraduate researcher from the Australian National University, says his theory also explains why Aboriginal Australians were not generally farmers. Gilligan says they did not need fiber for clothing, so had no reason to grow crops like cotton. He argues his case in the current issue of the Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association. "Conventional...
  • NZ investigates China clothes imports

    08/20/2007 1:32:59 AM PDT · by djf · 30 replies · 739+ views
    Pierceland Herald ^ | Aug 18, 2007
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealands government is investigating clothing imports from China after some were found to contain dangerously high levels of the chemical formaldehyde, officials said Monday. Formaldehyde a preservative that is used to give a permanent press effect to clothes and also as an embalming fluid can cause problems ranging from skin rashes to cancer. "Target" producer Simon Roy said scientists from government agency AgriQuality had tested a variety of new childrens and adults clothes. Ministry of Consumer Affairs general manager Liz MacPherson said it had launched an investigation into the nature and size of...
  • Attention-Getters

    06/25/2007 9:51:39 PM PDT · by gpapa · 13 replies · 602+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 26, 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    People can get attention either from their accomplishments or from their deliberate attempts to get attention. Today, almost everywhere you look, people seem to be putting their efforts into getting attention. Wild hairdos, huge tattoos, pierced body parts, outlandish clothing, weird statements -- all these have become substitutes for achievements. Some parents give their children off-the-wall names, as if that is the way to give them some kind of individuality. On the contrary, it means joining a stampede toward showiness.
  • America Supports You: Groups NBA Clothes a Slam Dunk with Troops

    04/27/2007 5:42:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 182+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2007 Sew Much Comforts adaptive clothing has always helped injured servicemembers, but now, with the help of the NBA, the troops can proudly display support for their favorite National Basketball Asociation teams. Sew Much Comfort is a member of America Supports You, a Defense Department program, which connects citizens and corporations with members of the military and their families at home and abroad. Through (a) working relationship with America Supports You, we were made aware of the terrific things that Sew Much Comfort was doing for our troops as well as the needs they have,...
  • Sexist? Pelosi's wardrobe

    11/21/2006 7:46:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies · 4,736+ views
    AP ^ | November 21, 2006 | JOCELYN NOVECK
    NEW YORK "The emperor has no clothes," House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi once famously said about President Bush. Well, actually he has some fairly decent ones, but it's been Pelosi's clothes _ stylish, well-chosen and nicely cut, of the Armani variety _ that have garnered attention since she became the most powerful woman in American politics earlier this month.
  • Project Runway Thread

    10/11/2006 9:38:24 AM PDT · by proudofthesouth · 12 replies · 343+ views
    Project Runway has a two part conclusion for this season starting tonight. I've been wanting Laura to win since the beginning. However, I'm watching the reruns of the show where the designers have to choose a dog and design an outfit for the dog and the model. Gasp! Laura isn't a dog person and thats a point against her in my book. I can't believe it but Jeffrey (who I think is a complete a$$hole) has scored a point with me cause he choose the Corgi dog to design for and my beloved Scruffy is a Corgi mix. I'm extremely...