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Before we bring you today’s regularly scheduled content, we want to mention our thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. To make a financial donation to help with disaster relief, go to redcross.org.
The appeal of dressing up as Honey Boo Boo tomorrow night is obvious (but you’d have to eat Cheetos the entire time to be realistic).
To get the necessary props, you’d need to elbow through the nightmarish Halloween store crowds and spend a Benjamin on wigs and boas.
Instead we’ve assembled ten costumes you can make with stuff around the house — from Fifty Shades of Grey and Ermahgerd Gersberms to something we’re calling “Gingham Style.”
None of them requires you to chug go-go juice (sorry).
But you’ll still be the queeeeeeeen.
Check out our videos from Halloweens past to see how to dress up like Shark Week or a Kraft Single (yeah, that’s right).
There’s a difficult decision we face almost daily at this job: Do we tell the world about hidden gems or keep them to ourselves (to ensure we always get a seat)?
Just kidding. We always tell you guys everything. But if we were going to hide something, it’d be Bikinis, a Barcelona-inspired hole-in-the-wall cafe that’s been flying under the radar in Alphabet City for months.
In today’s video, we catch up with co-owner Karina Correa and get her to tell us the Bikinis story, from how the bikini sandwich (a gluten-free take on a croque monsieur) got its name to why she decided to open a restaurant after ten years in fashion design.
At the end of the interview, she even tells us the secret to life.
Clearly, the cat’s out of the bag now.
Bikinis, 56 Avenue C, between 4th and 5th Streets, Alphabet City (212-777-2277 or eatbikinis.com).
Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy
Anyone who thinks it’s hard to keep up with the Kardashians has never parented a 4-year-old.
One minute she’s shooting down a slide, the next she’s crawling in the sand. Wait, did you see where she went?
But we’ve found a way to keep tabs on your littles at least for a while. Turn everyday flip-flops into an afternoon of fun by gluing foam cutouts in the shape of footprints to the bottoms of their shoes. Then let them run wild — stomping down the beach, making water prints on the driveway.
Leaving tracks wherever they go.
It’s warm out there. Break the heat wave with a backyard bubble party and a scavenger hunt on ice.
You might be wondering, “How could a drinks table get better? There’s already alcohol on it.” In this video, see how Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers created a beverage station that quenches your desire for eye candy as much as your thirst.
Want more? Watch the creation of the garland and table setting. Then check out the final product (and learn where to buy what you see).
Photo: Lina Plioplyte for DailyCandy
The greatest thing about summer? Eating outside. In this time-lapse video, we show you how dinner party extraordinaire Karen Mordechai (of NYC’s famed Sunday Suppers) sets her table for a garden party. You’ll never want the season to end.
Want more? Watch the creation of the table garland and drinks station. Then check out the final product (and learn where to buy what you see).
You know when you’re on Pinterest and you see something so pretty that you want the creator’s life immediately? This might be one of those times. In this video, which we shot at our Ready, Set, Fete! garden party, floral artist Brittany Asch makes a garland so grand it doesn’t need a photo filter.
To see more of Asch’s work, go to brrch.com. And be sure to check out the rest of our party.
She’s got embarrassing songs on her iPod. She dated a guy who wore cowboy boots. Her favorite Kardashian is our favorite Kardashian.
Actress Greta Gerwig is BFF material. For proof, watch our videos today: First, we’ve got a 5 Questions interview with our correspondent SuChin Pak (above). Then, in a segment we’re calling Hypothetical Situations, we find out what Greta would do in common pickles (co-worker with bad breath, sibling who won’t move out, etc.).
Further evidence Greta is wonderful can be found throughout the new movie she co-wrote and stars in, Frances Ha. The film, out now, is a realistic take on friendship.
We hope to inspire the next one.
Find showtimes for Frances Ha at fandango.com. For more 5 Questions, check out SuChin’s interviews with model Coco Rocha, nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, and Veep actress Anna Chlumsky.
We’ve all been there: A co-worker has rank breath, a sibling won’t move out, an awesome boyfriend dresses like a tool, and a best friend dates someone terrible.
What’s the best way to handle all of the above? In this video, SuChin Pak finds out what actress Greta Gerwig would do.
Find showtimes for her latest movie, Frances Ha, at fandango.com. For more Greta Gerwig, check out our 5 Questions interview.
’Tis the season for barbecues, baby and wedding showers, and good old-fashioned cocktail parties. Make sure you’ll be invited back with three tried-and-true hostess gifts, courtesy of our woman about town.
This week’s picks are available at dollymoo.com, holstee.com, and drinkupny.com.
There are thousands of makeup- and hair-related channels on YouTube, so if you’ve got the No. 1 spot, you’re doing something right.
Michelle Phan holds the title — and deservedly so: She can do anything with makeup. (Watch her Daenerys Targaryen makeover for proof.)
In today’s Pretty Smart, she demonstrates how to use a cosmetic highlighter for glowing skin and fuller lips in less than two minutes. Ever since the shoot, we consider the product an indispensable part of our routine.
Kind of like her YouTube channel. Want more beauty tips from Phan? Check out the nine items she takes on summer trips and go to youtube.com/michellephan. The highlighter she uses in the video is available at sephora.com.
Has your suitcase ever been so full you couldn’t fit even another tube of mascara? Or is that just us?
Prevent overpacking with help from YouTube superstar Michelle Phan (she’s got more subscribers than Lady Gaga — no joke). In today’s video, she has just nine hair and skin products that fulfill all your vacation needs, from a day on the beach to cocktails on the town.
Want more beauty tips from Phan? Check out her summer makeup secret and go to youtube.com/michellephan.
It’s normal to get nervous in the presence of greatness. But when Judith Hill came to our offices and performed on our back couch, we could barely form words.
In this video, she sings “Desperation,” which she wrote for Twenty Feet from Stardom (a film about the lives of backup singers, including hers, now playing). As you’ll see, her voice (which you might recognize from The Voice) blew us away.
Find Twenty Feet from Stardom showtimes at fandango.com. For more entertainment, check out June’s must-see movies, our GoWatchIt channels, and the latest Download picks.
Between the chlorine and UV rays, summer can do a number on your hair and skin. That’s why, in today’s video, SuChin has a DIY protectant for your strands and a facial in a jar. As a bonus, she’s got a chemical-free mouthwash that you won’t want to kiss without.
This week’s picks are available at dollymoo.com and etsy.com.
Sometimes in parenting you want need a no-fail, crowd-pleasing “Free Bird” moment.
We’re giving you three. Our DIY bubble party elevates the humble bubble to new levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re mixing it up on a front stoop or throwing down in the backyard — we promise your kids’ minds will be blown.
Odds are you have most of the materials on hand already: dish soap, water, a plastic water bottle, washcloth, rubber band, kiddie pool, and Hula-Hoop. Dress for slippery, wet fun.
They’ll beg for an encore.
Follow your bubble party with a backyard dream day and a DIY bird feeder.
Who doesn’t love a makeover? We have a fresh look, and we hope you’re as jazzed about it as we are.
Join chief correspondent SuChin Pak and style makers such as Alison Pincus of One Kings Lane, Christian Leone of Vaunte, and NBC’s 1st Look’s Ali Fedotowsky for a tour of the new features that make DailyCandy sweeter than ever.
We think you’ll love ’em.
It’s easy to be jealous of Tori Praver: She looks like a goddess even without makeup, is engaged to pro surfer/model Danny Fuller, lives half the year in Hawaii, and helms an eponymous swimwear line.
And yet you can’t help but love her. In today’s video, the easygoing, down-to-earth beauty showed us around her ocean-inspired home and introduced us to her 4-month-old daughter, Ryan.
We’re drooling over her insane art collection (Schnabel, Hirst, what?), the handmade feather mobile in Ryan’s room, and her lush green backyard.
It matches our envy perfectly.
To shop Praver’s latest collection, go to toripraverswimwear.com.
Photo: Bridget Palardy for DailyCandy
Some nights you just want to stay inside, watch Clueless, and stuff your face. In this video, SuChin has a few items to make your evening that much sweeter.
This week’s picks are available at samorenyc.com, alderandcoshop.com, and dailycandy.com (we’ll show you how to make the DIY face scrub).
Most people reserve head-to-toe leopard print (socks included) for Halloween.
Lina Plioplyte is an exception.
When the Lithuania-born filmmaker dresses in full-body spots, she gets photographed by The Sartorialist.
In today’s video, we head to the street style superstar’s Brooklyn neighborhood to get the lowdown on her three favorite outfits — and attempt to uncover how she makes her Clarissa Explains It All-meets-Iris Apfel look work.
We’ve watched Plioplyte turn heads while behind the camera at multiple DailyCandy videos in the past, so when a group of high school boys asked for her digits during this shoot, we were hardly fazed.
She’s the cat’s meow.
To see Plioplyte’s work, go to teenagepeanut.com. Want more street style? Cast your vote in our contest to find the most stylish city in the country.
Wedding season is in full force (we’re sure your wallet is aware). In today’s video, SuChin has a dress, hair accessory, and nail polish that you can wear to all of them.
This week’s picks are available at pritinyc.com, bhldn.com, and jenniferbehr.com. For more of SuChin’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel.
Travel the world. Photograph well-heeled, beautiful people. Chronicle adventures. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.
That someone is Yvan Rodic, the brains behind go-to street style blog Face Hunter. In this 5 Questions with SuChin Pak video, we go behind the lens, learning everything from how Rodic chooses his subjects to his opinion on the most stylish city in the world (you’ll be surprised).
Rodic also fills us in on his latest book, Travels with Face Hunter, a picture diary of a year in his fabulous, jet-setting life.
He really took one for the team.
Travels with Face Hunter is available at amazon.com, $17. To read his blog, go to facehunter.blogspot.com. Want to keep watching? Check out our interviews with actress Anna Chlumsky, nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé, and supermodel Coco Rocha.
Don’t dread swimsuit season. Embrace it with two new suits and a cover-up (that also works as a dress), picked by our woman about town.
This week’s finds are available at marahoffman.com, geronimocollection.com, and opheliaswimwear.com.