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DIY footwear conjures images of postpedicure paper flip-flops and plastic bags taped over shoes in the rain.
Here to elevate the idea is I Spy DIY’s Jenni Radosevich. For today’s Easy Does It video, we gave her a pair of $17 H&M sandals and told her to make them special for less than $20.
The result: seriously cute, tribal-inspired kicks that took about 45 minutes, start to finish, to doll up. All you need is colorful string, glue, scissors, and a can-do attitude. Just kidding — you don’t even need a can-do attitude (it’s that easy).
Her trick can also be applied — literally — to belts, bracelets, hair bands, you name it.
If you want more (you will), check out her new book, I Spy DIY Style, for enough ideas to keep you busy all summer.
No fake flower hair clips as shoe adornments in sight.
I Spy DIY Style is available online at amazon.com, $15. To see Radosevich’s inspiration, go to ispydiy.com. Want to learn to do more cool stuff? Watch our videos on getting Madonna-worthy hair, making a Kentucky Derby hat, or constructing a candelabra from stuff at the hardware store.
You’re about to fall hard — in more ways than one.
Come Friday, Like Crazy opens in select theaters. Prepare to swoon over: 1. the modern romance that won the 2011 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture and Special Jury Prize for Best Actress; and 2. Felicity Jones, your new style muse.
Right now you can enter to win a pair of Brian Atwood pumps and pay homage. Wear ’em on date night to see why Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers deems the movie a “crazily inventive and totally irresistible tale of first love that makes the familiar seem bittersweet and heart-stoppingly new.”
It’s love at first sight — twice over.
See Like Crazy Friday in L.A. at Landmark, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard; or Arclight Hollywood, 6360 West Sunset Boulevard. See it in NYC at Regal Union Square, 850 Broadway; or AMC Lincoln Square, 1998 Broadway. Purchase tickets and watch the trailer online at likecrazy.com. Enter to win Jones’s style at likecrazy.com/sweeps.
For those who have done Las Vegas right, this should be a no-brainer.
What-happens-here-stays-here moments belong:
a) on Facebookb) on Twitterc) on Tumblrd) none of the above
Of course you picked the correct answer: d(uh). But it should come as no surprise that a new breed of oversharers consistently gets it wrong.
They must be stopped.
After all, though it’s A-okay for your newest friend, Grandma, to sneak a peek at your lovely five-course dinner, you don’t want her to catch you BLEEPing, do you?
That’s where the Know the Code oath comes in: Acknowledge your willingness to protect those top-tier Vegas moments from the Internet (i.e., no posting, tagging, tweeting, or blabbering) and commit to reporting its violators, whom you’ll be able to label as such via social media.
They’ll thank you someday.
Sign the oath and learn more online at visitlasvegas.com/knowthecode.
When it comes to online dating, we’ve heard some doozies: He lied about his height — by five inches. He wore Velcro shoes and transition lenses. When he arrived he said, “Which one are you again?”
But one success would make it all worthwhile. So for today’s video, we enlisted the help of Patti Stanger, a.k.a. the Millionaire Matchmaker, to critique our editor Karen’s Match.com profile and answer a few common questions.
Stanger’s known for her tough love, so her advice wasn’t always pretty (at one point, she told Karen her profile sounded like Lindsay Lohan). But her assertion that a guy who “says he has three jobs — actor/author/waiter — is actually unemployed” might just prove useful down the road.
Unlike the guy who accidentally texted a photo of his man business after the date. (True story.)
Want more? In our Ask the Office Guy videos, our token male editor has flirting tips, thoughts on what to order on the first date, and an opinion on how many postdate texts make you seem crazy. The Millionaire Matchmaker airs Thursdays, at 9 p.m., on Bravo.
Dance Moms alone is proof that fact beats fiction. But for real, unedited tales of weird behavior, just ask an NYC cab driver about his average shift.
For today’s video, we did exactly that — and beyond the usual “People have had sex where you’re sitting” anecdotes, the stories were delightful. Among other insights, we found out what grates on their nerves, who leaves the best tips (including one celeb), and why they like their work.
The video is part of our new, ongoing NYC series “On the Job,” in which we ask local service professionals to sound off about the interesting things they experience. The idea came after we asked bartenders for dating advice and realized those guys were troves of info.
Which is way more than we can say about Bachelor Pad.
Sometimes you don’t need to put a face with a name. Cases in point: Charlie Townsend, Dr. Claw, and Wilson from Home Improvement.
But when it comes to the DailyCandy staff, we’re not always content being blocked by a tall fence. Which is why we’re proud to announce the hiring of our new on-air correspondent, SuChin Pak.
She was a natural choice: In addition to being a news reporter at MTV since 2001, she’s the founder of New York’s beloved alfresco small biz bazaar, Hester Street Fair. Her duties? Be our woman about town and on TV.
In today’s video, we captured Pak’s grueling interview process. Hard-hitting topics included who she’d be on Mad Men and if she likes clowns. We also closely examined her head shots.
We’re sure you’ll agree she puts the best face forward.
Singing. Brainstorming. Luxuriating.
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At this point, New York Fashion Week’s a blur of bright colors, front-row CW stars, and FiberOne bars (they’re being given out by the dozens).
Since it’ll be months until the styles show up in stores, we decided to focus on something we can have right now: the beauty trends originating backstage.
For today’s videos, we went behind the scenes to get tips and inspiration for a few of our favorite looks: ’60s era hair (above) and nails at Erin Fetherston, suntan-inspired makeup at Timo Weiland, and the return of big hair at Rebecca Minkoff.
While there, we had a little fun and asked Lincoln Center bystanders to show us their best Blue Steel. (We questioned the models, too, but they were too young to know Zoolander.)
After all, there’s more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Want to know what to wear now? Check out some of our favorite fall trends: polka dots, animal silhouettes, and winter white.
In this age of color-blocked suits and oversize neon dresses, it’s nice to see a detail that stands out by being subtle. Which is exactly why we loved the pale pink nail polish custom made by Butter London creative director Nonie Creme for designer Erin Fetherston’s s/s 2012 show.
To make this shade yourself, mix half a bottle of Tea with the Queen with half a bottle of Pink Ribbon.
If moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty, then it only makes sense we’d ask people to do their best Blue Steel faces outside Lincoln Center over the weekend. This one’s for you, Derek.
We don’t encourage anyone to get a sunburn (in fact, we are SPF junkies). But if anyone could make a case for faking one, it’d be makeup artist James Boehmer. After he was done with them, the models at Timo Weiland’s s/s 2012 show looked like they had just hopped off surfboards.
To get this look at home, use Nars loose powder in Beach and blush in Zen.
Our favorite thing about Grace Coddington (besides everything)? Her hair, obviously. The models at Rebecca Minkoff’s s/s 2012 show Monday rocked a similar look, created by Tresemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu. Though the look isn’t easy to re-create, it left us wondering if perms might make a comeback.
The products used for this look are 24 Hour Body root-boosting spray and 24 Hour Body finishing spray.
Just in time for the opening of its first brick-and-mortar store in Houston, BHLDN veers off the aisle and pumps celebratory wears and decor into its Anthropologie-inspired stock.
Expect a mad dash to rival the one for the bridal bouquet when word spreads about the boutique’s latest additions: a separates line of festive pieces, a vintage tropic coat for elegant layering, and fairy-tale headwear.
Stay in the loop about BHLDN news and private events by joining the email list now, and then let the dressing up begin.
Who said brides should have all the fun?
Sign up for BHLDN emails and shop online at bhldn.com.
Ah, fall: the return of hot coffee, big knits, and college football — not to mention the disappearance of upper lip sweat.
Before we conduct our annual cold weather wardrobe switch, we consulted nine of our favorite NYC-based designers/store owners (including Rachel Antonoff, Whitney Pozgay of Whit, and Alan Eckstein of Timo Weiland) to find out which trends they’re most excited about this season. From Chelsea boots to metallic fabrics, the expert picks sparked our desire to shop.
While you’re in the zone, check out a few of our own must-wears: winter whites, polka dots, lace, and animal silhouette prints.
We predict you’ll fall hard.
Want even more? Follow us on Tumblr for New York Fashion Week coverage. We’ll be sharing our favorite looks, runway playlists, and best quotes overheard in the tents.
Looks aren’t everything. Tell that to the girl who just went on a first date with a great guy who has a rattail straight off the NKOTB Summer Magic Tour 1990.
This sounds like a dilemma for our token male editor and advice giver, Dan. In today’s Ask the Office Guy video, he decides whether she should cut it off (literally and figuratively) or learn to love the long, hairy tuft.
While Dan was at it, we got him to answer more whipsawed reader-submitted questions: What should I do if a guy I went out with tweeted “can’t wait to tap this broad” while we were on the date? How do I get my BF to stop talking incessantly while he drives? And, finally, would you, Dan, like to be five times larger to please her (a vague one submitted anonymously)?
As always, his answers are poignant and ridiculous. What can we say?
He’s got the right stuff.
Have a dating question for our fella? Email email@example.com.
Photo: woodsm / Flickr
We occasionally talk to ourselves while behind the wheel — but only when we’re alone. In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan answers a query from a reader whose boyfriend talks to himself incessantly while she’s in the car. Seems it’s driving her mad (pun intended).
Got a question for our office guy? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: travisbell / Flickr
In the age of social media, it’s always interesting to see new, technology-driven ways in which people can be a-holes. Here’s one: Our reader’s date tweeted “can’t wait to tap this” while they were still out together. In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan shares his take on this WTF? situation.
Got a question for our office guy? Email email@example.com.
Photo: giant mice kill rabbits / Flickr
It’s a serious question: Would you like to be five times larger in order to please her, Dan? In this Ask the Office Guy, our male editor fields a vague, personal question from an anonymous reader.
Photo: net_efekt / Flickr
Any reality TV junkie knows that the test of a good chef is what he can create using only ingredients from a convenience store. (Krispy Kreme bread pudding, anyone?)
With that in mind, we asked the chefs at Chuko, the new ramen restaurant opening tonight in Prospect Heights, to show us what they could do with the 99-cent version you ate in college. We also threw in a Pathmark-prepared rotisserie chicken for fun.
Once you watch (and make it for yourself in the five minutes immediately afterward), imagine what the Morimoto-trained chef/owners — Jamison Blankenship, James Sato, and David Koon — do with real ramen on their small but perfect menu.
Then dream about the gyoza with ponzu dipping sauce, fried green tomato buns with pickled onion and tofu dressing, and homemade ice cream sandwiches.
They win the challenge.
Chuko, 552 Vanderbilt Avenue, at Dean Street, Prospect Heights (718-576-6701 or barchuko.com).