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CULTURE / March 22 2012 10:46 AM

Design of the Times: The Evolution of Brand Icons — Part 1

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Isn’t it comforting to see a familiar face smiling back at you from a box of pancake mix, or a package of paper towels? But as anyone on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills can tell you, a face occasionally needs some spackling and shellacking over time to keep people interested. In Part 1 of this two part drunken ramble, we explore the changing looks of some famous brand mascots and icons. From Aunt Jemima’s roots on the plantation to Willard Scott‘s turn as Ronald McDonald, these icons have had Cher-levels of work done. Now let’s turn back time.

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CULTURE / March 16 2012 10:00 AM

INDIE REWIND: How to Wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day (without Looking Like a D-Bag)

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St. Patty’s Day is tomorrow which means three things: 1.) Dave & Buster’s is going to have their busiest day of the year 2.) My own all-day drunkeness will be masked if not completely eclipsed by everyone else’s and 3.) There will be a sea of green flooding the streets…followed by a sea of vomit. Sure, the Irish have only so much to be proud of* — a potato famine and Bono, I mean, I get it — so they want to show off their pride the only way they know how: by wearing head-to-toe green and getting sloshed beyond comprehension. I’m all for that. But there are ways to wear green — even in a head to toe fashion, which, not gonna lie to ya is tricky and best left to the masters. How many ways, you ask? Let’s say 5…and discuss.

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BEAUTY, CELEBULITE, CULTURE, FASHION / March 10 2012 8:30 AM

5 Steps to a Style Icon: Vivien Leigh

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Vivien Leigh, the Lady Olivier, stole our hearts when she played one of the most iconic silver screen characters of all time, Scarlett O’Hara. An Oscar winner for her roles in both Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire, Leigh possessed both talent and incredible beauty. When it came to style, Leigh was always dressed like a lady, a style we’ll never get tired of channeling. How can you get her classically beautiful look? We’ll show you in five easy steps.

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CULTURE, FASHION / July 20 2011 4:06 PM

How To Dress Like a Southern Belle

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There’s nothing more American than a little Southern Hospitality. After visiting Savannah at age 12, I became obsessed with the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, picked out a white-columned house on Oglethorpe Street, sneaked a weekly brandy from my parents liquor cabinet and convinced half my high school class I was born and raised in the historic city until age 5 when my parents dragged me against my will to the Midwest. Needless to say, becoming a Southern Belle in my own mind was an compulsion. Anyway, our rockstar intern Hannah actually was born, raised and attends university in the South, so I immediately asked her for tips on what to wear while you’re sipping on sweet southern cocktails. So if you too are wondering how to dress like a Southern Belle, check out our guide and start mixing the spiked sweet tea.

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CITY, CULTURE / March 16 2011 3:12 PM

How to Wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day (without Looking Like a D-Bag)

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St. Patty’s Day is tomorrow which means three things: 1.) Dave & Buster’s is going to have their busiest day of the year 2.) My own all-day drunkeness will be masked if not completely eclipsed by everyone else’s and 3.) There will be a sea of green flooding the streets…followed by a sea of vomit. Sure, the Irish have only so much to be proud of* — a potato famine and Bono, I mean, I get it — so they want to show off their pride the only way they know how: by wearing head-to-toe green and getting sloshed beyond comprehension. I’m all for that. But there are ways to wear green — even in a head to toe fashion, which, not gonna lie to ya is tricky and best left to the masters. How many ways, you ask? Let’s say 5…and discuss.

How to Wear Green on St. Patricks Day (without Looking Like a D Bag)

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