Friends With Benefits

“When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all “Grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have kids, and that’s it.” But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.”
Doctor Who

Ugg Boots
Now that the signs of this brutal winter are fleeing (who am I kidding? I live in Bangkok), it’s time to talk Whooga boots aka Ugg boots.

I’m dodging stilettos, I’m sure. The truth is, before the fashion faux pas’ were riddled with fame and Paris Hilton-synonymity, Uggs were the love of my post-dance life. And they’re due for a comeback. Especially in the form of Whoogas.

With a pair of both at your disposal you will find that:

  • The sheepskin on Whooga ugg boots are both thicker and softer than other brands.
  • They are cheaper! More bang for your buck and almost half the standard price. (Also, they have been kind enough to give you guys 10% off this week with the discount code “1578LELA“!)
  • The shaft/height options are much more flattering for the shape of your calf. No more looking like a tantrum-stomping alien.
  • The heel has more support: the kind that curves to your foot’s contours!
  • Whooga are also running a boot giveaway to everyone that signs up to their newsletter (open worldwide)! Personal ‘winner’ wishlist? Pink ugg boots. Wait, the mini ones…and the chocolate weave…and…and…

    Moschino Suit Man Style

    Moschino Suit Fall/Winter 2010

    In order to portray a perfect silhouette, one that projects elegance, confidence and overall perfection, fit is essential: I can’t stress it enough.

    A slim figure will flatter your body shape, making you look your absolute best. The truth is that most men don’t know their measures or correct size: some don’t even have a clue when it comes to fit. Sure, they are able to wander the stores and grab a somewhat fitting item, but more often than not it will be on the looser side of the spectrum.

    Ever noticed a bulge on your shirt, right above the belt? That is usually the result of an oversized shirt: the extra fabric accumulates over the pants causing the bulge (pants may also be responsible for this).

    A simple, yet effective way to enhance your look is to size down: you might think your size is a Medium but please try on a Small, it may work wonders for you. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to every item and I’m not supporting the idea of skin-tight clothes, but I recommend you try it. Next time you’re out shopping, just pick both sizes of the item you want and take them to the dressing room, it only takes you an extra 2 minutes and can make a huge difference.

    If sizing down isn’t an option and you’ve got your size right, try experimenting with different models and cuts. Nowadays, most brands have a “slim” or “fitted” label which will adjust better to your body shape. Give them a try!

    A common misconception is that fitted or tailored clothing equals discomfort: this “urban myth” couldn’t be further from the truth. Looking smart and fabulous can be easily accomplished while feeling great, so bear this in mind.

    Rachel Zoe and Taylor JacobsonIn the first 10 minutes of last night’s new episode of the Rachel Zoe Project, our beloved stylist revealed that her ex-stylist – the very whiny Taylor Jacobson – was fired by Rachel’s husband Rodger due to “financial discrepancies” tied to the junior stylist’s book-keeping. Brad Goreski, her preppy and nice styling assisant (well, actually Styling Director as of last night’s promotion), also accused Taylor of stealing clothes from Zoe’s sample closet.

    I knew all that bleach would mess up her neurosis.