We all have our nervous tics- some people constantly glance down to check their cleavage, some people bite their nails. And these people are never alone. How do I know this? Because the ultra-skinny actress in today’s blind item, can count me as someone who understands her insanity (though I realize my own paranoia is not nearly as justifiable.) I’ll let you all in on a signature tic of my own: whenever I am in front of a mirror, especially in a dressing room, I have to check it for two-sidedness [put your face right up to the mirror and cup your hands around your eyes to block out the light- or, if possible, just turn off the lights. When your eyes adjust, you’ll either see a room full of people laughing hysterically with a camera in hand, or you’ll just see your own eyes, in which case the mirror is really just a mirror. I have no idea why I always have to do this- it’s probably my nightmare of people playing a clip of me performing my checklist of tests for say, jeans and short dresses. I think I fell asleep to a 10 o'clock news item about this many years ago, and still cannot extract the fear of it from my mind. Does anyone else obsess over the possibility that someone may be videotaping your shopping trials and selling it on some random site? Or am I the only one?
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After Chris Burch Read That I Was Afraid of C. Wonder, He Took Me on a Tour of the Store: Here's What I Learned
Last week, we reported a rumor that Kate Spade was planning to launch a lower-priced line that, according to the Daily News, would be positioned to compete with C. Wonder, Chris Burch's big, bright (and controversial) concept chain. I mentioned something about how I hoped it wasn't too much like C. Wonder, which, as I admitted, I had never been to because I find the singing and dancing employees a tad overwhelming and scary. I just don't particularly like overstimulating environments and overly-enthusiastic, aggressive employees make me uncomfortable. Since I'd never been there, I didn't know if they actually were aggressive, but it just seemed like they would be and they were always standing right at the entrance so I knew I'd have to deal with them! Well, the next day, Chris Burch emailed me saying he read the article (eek!) and invited me to meet him at the Soho store to experience C. Wonder firsthand. [Ed. note: We think this is pretty awesome of Chris Burch.] So I went. Read on for my more informed assessment of the store, some things I learned about the brand, and what Burch had to say about its inspiration, competitors, and what's next.
It's Friday the 13th, But Don't Fear: Here Are Some Lucky Looks To Get You Through
Today is the first Friday the 13th of 2012, which if you're very superstitious, makes today a very ominous day. (Add this traditionally unlucky day to the purported ending of the world in 2012, and you have a panic attack on your hands.) If you're going to be superstitious, you might as well look good while doing it, so put away your garlic cloves and old rabbit foot and invest in some of these fashionable items that will bring you luck and ward off evil spirits in the new year. There's everything from cross shaped sunglasses (for fending off vampires and/or Twilight fans) to a Wednesday Addams inspired dress that's just plain adorable. Find the best lucky items to buy today after the jump. more