Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Vans x MadeMe Party

Friday, October 29th, 2010
Last night Vans and MadeMe threw an awesome party to celebrate the release of the Vans x MadeMe collaboration. Our Editor-at-Heart, Miss Hana May was there for all the fun. Hop on over to Hana May's blog to see how the Vans x MadeMe party went down.

ROUND-UP

Friday, October 29th, 2010
Halloween is this weekend? What are you going to be? A slutty nurse or a can of beer? Or just D.T.F.? We pooled together some of favorite Halloween links. Spooky! Philip Seymour Hoffman really knows how trick-or-treat, but apparently M.K. doesn't. [Very Mary-Kate] House of Diehl's Halloween Style Wars in NYC. Because fashion and Halloween were grown in the same womb. [Bust] Ten Halloween costumes to avoid and you guessed it, "Anything Sexy" makes the cut. And please, make sure your costume isn't sexy and racist. [Gawker] Chucky Nightmare's are nothing compared to the Twilight dolls. [Buzznet] This is from last Halloween but any list of "feminist" Halloween costumes that includes Jem and the Holograms is awesome. However, we say be the Misfits this year because everyone loves the underdog bitch with bright hair. [Bitch] Sexy Clownfish anyone? [The Awl]

S2A Artist T-Shirts

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
For Fall/Winter '10 Surface to Air employed two talented artists to design their graphic tees. From romantic symbolism to cosmic abstraction, Jonathan Zawada and Mario Hugo took their own design aesthetic and applied it to the Surface To Air feel. The result is beautifully decorated black and white tees. See more from Jonathan Zawada and Mario Hugo for Surface to Air below. Surface to Air x Jonathan Zawada Surface to Air x Mario Hugo

Mommy and Daddy of Alt Rock

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore. Wife and husband. Mother and father of Alternative Rock. Sonic Youth dream boats. If you don't know who these two amazing culture makers are, we can't help you. Recently, VBS TV met up with Kim and Thurston to do a live studio audience interview in rainy England. Hosted by Ian of The Chain and The Gang, he quizzes the couple about their music being a feminist influence (Tobi Vail's idea), vegetarianism in comparison to pop stars, why no one is buying vinyl anymore, why black metal is deathless and everything in between. This is a must watch. Via: VBS TV

Cruise With Hello Kitty

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Hello Kitty lovers can now cruise around with their bestie, Miss Kitty herself, all the time (that is if you already have a Smart Car). Partnering up, Smart Car and Sanrio are releasing Hello Kitty car wraps. Pair with a Hello Kitty license plate frame, Hello Kitty head rests and Hello Kitty steering wheel covers--okay, maybe the steering wheel cover is over the top. See more Hello Kitty Sanrio and Smart Car car wraps below. Via: Blogue

Maura Kelly Offends “Fatties”

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
When Marie Claire published an article called, "Should 'Fatties' Get A Room? (Even on TV?)" feminist writers, bloggers and commenters laid into the author, Maura Kelly, like a giant fist to the face. The piece referred to a television program, Mike & Molly, which is about two people who met at Overeaters Anonymous. Kelly penned the following in her long-winded, anti-fatty piece:
My initial response was: Hmm, being overweight is one thing — those people are downright obese! And while I think our country’s obsession with physical perfection is unhealthy, I also think it’s at least equally crazy, albeit in the other direction, to be implicitly promoting obesity! Yes, anorexia is sick, but at least some slim models are simply naturally skinny. No one who is as fat as Mike and Molly can be healthy. And obesity is costing our country far more in terms of all the related health problems we are paying for, by way of our insurance, than any other health problem, even cancer. So anyway, yes, I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I’d find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair. [Emphasis from Feministing]
It's shocking to hear these kinds of thoughts displayed in a mainstream magazine. What is so offensive about "fat" people kissing, loving one another or even the thought that they might be having sex? Furthermore, what is so disgusting about a fat person walking across a room as Kelly said she is repulsed by. What is even more disturbing is lots of people support this kind of thinking. It's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with eating habits and exercise, but some people can do this and still not look like they are stereotypically "healthy." Kelly defends the opposition, pointing out that some models are just naturally skinny. Yes, this is true so then can't others just be naturally big boned? And what is so gross about that? What's really disgusting is Kelly's attitude and Marie Claire's decision to print this piece. According to Feministing, Kelly has apologized for her article. Also, the Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire has declared that, "Maura Kelly is a very provocative blogger,” adding, “She was an anorexic herself and this is a subject she feels very strongly about.” It also should be noted that this isn't the first piece Kelly has published in regards to gaining weight. She published, "Is Your Guy Making You Fat?" in Fitness magazine last year. And the plot thickens. Is this all for press? Is Marie Claire's readership failing that immensely? We thought the Mary Kate cover of the September issue would have put them back on the map. Via: Feministing