For fashion’s biggest night of the year, the brightest names in Hollywood pulled out all the stops. The theme “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” inspired many to wear head-to-toe metallics, pile on sequins, and quite literally glow in LED lights. But who stood out or adopted the theme best? Take a look at our choice favorites from this year’s red carpet for the Costume Institute’s annual exhibit.
15. Taylor Swift in Louis Vuitton
Ever since Anna Wintour encouraged Taylor Swift to go edgier on the cover of the latest Vogue, the pop star has been making waves in the fashion world. From her bleached bob to her thick gladiator heels, Swift’s ensemble is daring. Though the mini dress figure with tiered ruffling isn’t our favorite, all the other elements are working in her favor. Continue reading
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Coachella is only a week away! If you’re headed to Indio next week, chances are you’re scrambling to find the perfect outfits (check out our suggestions) and preparing yourself with plenty of essentials on hand (the Coachella survival guide is a key reference for this).
But if one thing is for certain, it’s your tunes.
Queue up this playlist before you hit the road and sing along at the top of your lungs! It’s just practice for the real thing.
Feeling more Spring Broke than Spring Break? For local California babes looking to chill out or Coachella-bound explorers, we suggest getting lost amid the jaw-dropping scenery in Joshua Tree. Not only does the city boast an impressive National Park (you can’t beat $20 for a 7-day vehicle permit — go ahead, invite all your friends), but the surrounding off-the-map destinations (see below) are just what the doctor ordered for creative-minded adventurers. And it’s all mere miles away from Los Angeles. Continue reading
When most people hear that my name is Caitlin O’Connor, it usually elicits some comment to the tune of “ah, what a nice Irish-Catholic girl.”
I’m not helping any Irish stereotypes when I tell them my dad is the owner of a bar here in San Diego called The Scoreboard (a.k.a. O’Connor’s Pub during the month of March). So when St. Patrick’s Day grew nearer this year, I decided to ask my dad, who also happens to be the in-house veteran bartender, what he would recommend for St. Patrick’s Day drink recipes. He told me there was no such thing. Continue reading
While we know most people watched the Oscars for Leo’s shining moment, we’re just as thrilled by the dresses that made our hearts flutter this year. Alicia Vikander’s princess moment, Jennifer Lawrence’s sultry lace comeback, and newcomer Daisy Ridley’s most stunning look yet. But who received the honor of Best Dressed at the 2016 Oscars? Vote for your favorite below.
10. Rachel McAdams
The most star-studded night of the year is meant to be an event. We don’t just watch the Oscars, we make guesses about winners and yell at the TV when we’re wrong. So why not invite friends over to bask in this moment?
The 2017 ceremony begins at 8:30 p.m. EST/5:30 p.m. PST on Sunday, February 26. Red carpet coverage gets good around 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST, so that’s when we suggest starting your shebang. Unsure how to host an Oscars party? We’ve compiled a helpful DIY-friendly guide, complete with games and printable ballots to get you and your friends in the awards season spirit! Continue reading
Got a date for Valentine’s Day? Cuddle up and pop in one of these new, mostly off-beat classics. Before you think you’ve got our list all figured out, remember that we’re only including movies released within the past 10 years (2006 or newer), and therefore this rules out The Notebook (2004) and Love Actually (2003). Continue reading
The Blonde Salad
We know, some guys out there are hard to impress. And you’ve tried. You made this grand gesture and he didn’t elicit as much excitement as you had hoped. This Valentine’s Day, instead of throwing your money around for something grandeur, try one of these simply cute ideas for your sweetie.
By Lisa Linh
Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or hopelessly lost when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, we’re here to provide you with a few low-cost options that she’ll truly appreciate. As the saying goes, it really does boil down to the amount of thought and time you put into your gift for her. For new couples and those who know each other all too well, these romantic ideas are foolproof. Continue reading
Will you be our Valentine? We want to show YOU how much you mean to us! We’re giving away goodies over on our Instagram and Facebook pages, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Head over there now, or scroll down for more information & contest links. Continue reading