One of my good friends is a doctor, specifically he is the kind of doctor that rarely sees patients (he looks at slides for other doctors to help diagnose disease). This friend also happens to be gay and so, despite the fact that he is a doctor, he actually has very little practical experience with breasts. So, I guess it is not all that surprising that he had questions about female nipple hair; specifically, how common is nipple hair and in what quantity does it occur. The answer: nipple hair is actually very common and can vary widely in quantity, especially in brunette and raven-haired women. Several websites advocate waxing or plucking this hair, to which I say: "WTF. Seriously, would you ask a man to pluck his balls?" It sounds like torture. If you feel compelled to remove nipple hair, shaving should work just fine.
This conversation made me start thinking, I wonder how many women out there think they are abnormal because they have chin hair, nipple hair or a bit of a mustache? Our examples of female beauty: models, actresses...and barbies are all hairless wonders. These ladies are usually waxed, plucked and lasered within an inch of their lives. Not only do they lack these taboo hair patches, they usually have totally hairless crotches as well. Well, I'm here to tell you: hairless is not the natural state of the female body. There is nothing wrong with removing all of your body hair, but you shouldn't feel ashamed of your body becuase you have to pluck chin hair and wax a happy trail. There is nothing wrong with you!
Well, I would be irresponsible if I didn't add that in some rare cases there might actually be something wrong with you...if you have lots of body hair, abnormal periods, acne and weight gain you should check with your doctor to see if you have polycystic ovary syndrome.
21 September 2009
16 September 2009
|From Dictionary.com: blowzy, blowsy (perhaps misspelled blousy)|
[From obsolete blowze, beggar woman, slattern.]
Josh Groban: Now you might be thinking why would a pop star like me come over and talk to you? Well let me tell you something, throngs of screaming teenagers don’t do it for Josh Groban. No, Josh Groban loves a blowzy alcoholic.
Josh: uh, oh, wow
Doodle: You have to forgive me, man, I am afraid I’m a little bit drunk,and I’m not making good choices right now
Image and Quote from Glee
14 September 2009
13 September 2009
Dropped by Target today to check out the Anna Sui Gossip Girl inspired collection, and I was totally disappointed. Even by GO standards, it seemed a bit heavy on the sheer clothing, which would normally be lined but is not because its Target and its $20. The collection just seemed kind of dated, like thrift store Anna Sui, but poorly made. I was going to recommend the collection as an inexpensive way to do a Gossip Girl Halloween costume, but honestly, the GG folk wouldn't be caught dead in these clothes.
The white dress pictured on the far left is a decent approximation of an actual Blair costume, but just looks kind of dingy and cheap in person. Also, if you wear the Blair dress and you're over 5'2 you might find yourself featured on Daddy Likey in "Don't Show-cha Your Chocha, the recurring feature where Daddy Likey readers strike back against the trend of, like, not wearing pants with shirts."
The Jenny inspired hole-y leggings (middle left) gave me some horrible early 1990s flashbacks, *shudder.* VBS will be administered to any and all that wear that particularly disastrous piece...unless of course you're going to be a zombie tranny for Halloween, in which case you should also check out the matching top.
P.S. If you are looking for a more comprehensive review, head over to Golden Means. She totally rocks the black Serena dress.
11 September 2009
I really kind of love Glee. It's amusing. It's heart warming. It's good, clean campy fun and I don't really even like musicals. The singing is phenomenal. There are a couple of songs performed in each episode, but they are a good mix of catchy classics and modern pop. Thus far, the high school caste system is well portrayed without veering off into the painful, a la Superbad. Check it out over on hulu, they have the pilot and the first regular season episode up now.
P.S. Oh, my darling hot, hot Cory Monteith, you can't actually go to Czechoslovakia...it hasn't been a country since 1993. But, I'd still make out with you anyway.
10 September 2009
September brings with it crisp, cool nights, nostalgia for school...and Chuck Bass. I wish all men dressed like him. Gossip Girl starts back Monday at 9 pm with "Reversals of Fortune." On dock for the next two episodes: "The Freshman" and "The Lost Boy."
09 September 2009
I hereby declare the Keep Calm Carry On poster "over." Anyone who actually purchases the anthropolgie "Keep Calm Carry On" area rug deserves a VBS to bring them back to their senses. I dearly loved this poster and considered for sometime purchasing a copy, but I hesitated too long. Today is a sad day. Damn you anthropologie for pushing this trend over the edge! Although...the "Keep Calm, Have Lunch" brown paper bag did nothing to help the trend.
08 September 2009
So, I got really sick of Coach; I was totally and completely over it. In some part this was because Coach got kind of boring and in some part this was because Coach became the darling of label whores. I like to check in on brands that I write off from time to time, you know, just in case they turn things around. I really did love the old Coach, with its beautiful leather handbags, after all.
So, I'm here to tell you Coach is struggling along on the road to style redemption. I would encourage you to continue to shun the C monogrammed cloth bags, the blight of the shopping mall. However, I encourage you to reward Coach for its attempts at good taste by purchasing one of these beauties:
P.S. Dear Coach, You have one of the most unfriendly websites I've ever seen for a major brand. It is nearly impossible to share links from your website, and when you try to copy and paste product names, they come out in all capitals, not to mention trying to grab pictures...I gave up! -S
06 September 2009
- The Basics of Blogging on Girls Guide to Blogging
- Coming Soon: Thomas Pink iPod Commuter Tie on Charming Dandy
- But honey, it was an art class! on Charming Dandy