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Pick Up Some Free Cosmetics at Nordies or Bloomies Starting Tuesday!

Who doesn't like free products? As part of a class action lawsuit several major department stores will be giving away cosmetics beginning Tuesday. The freebies will be available nationwide at Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and several other chains.



The giveaway stems from the 2004 settlement of a suit accusing… Continue

Added by alice on January 18, 2009 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

"Don't Forget"...

It's not that we didn't already know that there's a lot of work going on behind the scenes to make celebs look beautiful. (If we need to be reminded we just have to find articles about Kate Winslet on this subject matter.) But it's fun to see artists take an ad and turning it into a statement. The project… Continue

Added by alice on January 17, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Obama's Inauguration: A Day of Celebration and Food!

Oh baby it's coming! On Tuesday, January 20th, the world welcomes the United States' 44th president into office. I'm sure by now you've heard about the 100 unofficial balls and parties in DC, where headliners will include rapper Jay-Z, Elvis Costello, Sting and hip-hop singer Rihanna.



We had so much fun on… Continue

Added by alice on January 17, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: YaYa Chow's Crazy Creations

Someone get me that gummi bear chandelier! We here at theMET are crazy about finding everyday items that have been somehow reconfigured to make extraordinary pieces of art. This gummi bear chandelier is made of gummi bears, beads, monofilament, plastic, metal and light bulbs by Tiawanese born, mixed-media artis, YaYa Chou. YaYa explores questions about food consumption and… Continue

Added by alice on January 17, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Beautiful Photo Shoot of Actress Olivia Wilde in Flaunt Magazine

I absolutely love this photo shoot of Olivia Wilde in Flaunt Magazine. You may have seen Olivia in the FOX drama House or you if you like slasher films, you'll recognize her as Bea in Turistas. An Irish-American actress, Olivia hasn't been branded a sex bomb like Angelina or Alba but we're sure she's right behind Scientology submission.…

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Added by alice on January 16, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Terror and Joy in Roughly Equal Doses: Coraline

If there is one thing we love here at theMET, it's entertainment that breaks new boundaries. One part horror and one part joy, art or movies that can make us feel a wide range of emotions gets our enthusiastic support. Coraline, which is coming to theatres on February 6, is just one of those movies.



Its storyline is deliciously wicked.



Adapted… Continue

Added by alice on January 15, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Lite-Brite Luggage: DotDrops

Finally! A cool black luggage bag that doesn't look like the same old/same old thing everyone's scootin' around. Customize it yourself with a grid of colorful "microdots" or plastic chits that are affixed permanently to the front. I'm loving the old school pink pacman but I'd probably design mine with Mario (from Super Mario Bros) or Luigi (that guy in green got no… Continue

Added by alice on January 15, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

A Little Funky and A Whole Lotta Fresh: Orla Kiely for Target

I'm digging the retro throwback of these plates and mugs by Orla Kiely. Orla certainly has that 70s vibe going on and though some of it may be a little too funky, taken in small doses it comes off fresh. Launched in 1997, Orla has carved a niche in the fashion scene with her use of color, geometry and… Continue

Added by alice on January 15, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Obamicon.Me - Post-Election Fun By Paste Magazine

Those clever folk at Paste Magazine are letting people make their very own Sheperd Fairey style Obama poster. Got to give it to people, they constantly surprise me with their creativity.



Here are some of my favorites.…

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Added by alice on January 15, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

What's G?



Gatorade's taking a gamble by rebranding themselves just by the letter "G". In these new commercials, mega rap star Lil' Wayne narrates a description of what "g" represents, as popular sports figures like Dwayne Wade, Serena Williams and Bill Russell stare into the camera.



"[G's] the emblem of a warrior, it's the swagger of an athlete, a champion and dynasty," Wayne says in the commercial. "It's gifted, golden, genuine and glorious. It is a lower-case god.… Continue

Added by alice on January 15, 2009 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Obama's Obsessions Plus Other Cool Illustrations By Nick Fosta (3 Total)

Love these cool illustrations by Nick Fosta, UK. I'm particularly getting a kick out of that YouTube camera in Obama's pile. Below is the larger version of the picture so you can check out all the little details. We've also included a few others for your amusement.…

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Added by alice on January 15, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Blame the Kids: Crayon Vandalism!

Love how simple but effective this idea is. To remind employees that "Bring your kids to work day" was coming up, BBDO, an ad agency in New York, cut pieces of acetate, scribbled on them with crayon and then quietly stuck them on 500 of their employees' computers.



"Everyone in the company came into work to find their computers vandalized with crayon scribbles. To… Continue

Added by alice on January 15, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

theMET's 2009 Festival Guide: Coachella!

Ready for the ultimate music experience? We're bringing you the first details to some of the hottest festivals happening around the country. What better way to see dozens of your favorite musical acts all together in one place than at a festival? First up, Coachella.



Coachella: For those of you who want to rage in the dessert's hot hot… Continue

Added by alice on January 14, 2009 at 1:04pm — 7 Comments

theMET's 2009 Festival Guide: Bonnaroo!

Bonna-what? Bonnaroo! Get ready to shimmy and shake to a wide variety of music on a farm in Tennessee!



Bonnaroo: East Coast’s premiere multi-day, multi-stage gathering of the vibes

What is it?: The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee every… Continue

Added by alice on January 14, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Is British Singer Lily Allen Met Material?

Don't let the button nose and cute cheeks fool you. English singer-songwriter, Lily Allen, has become one of the UKs most popular singers by sheer force of will. Allen created an account on MySpace and began posting demos and chronicling her life in November 2005. She quickly gained tens and then hundreds of thousands of friends and is now the fifth most popular… Continue

Added by alice on January 13, 2009 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

A Sneak Peek Inside the Most Whimsical Hotel in La La Land: SLS at Beverly Hills

You hear the words "cool" and "hip" and you think of the W hotel chain. You wonder what happens when the W. guests grow up and out of the crazy club scene (and strike it rich) and you have SLS.



I first heard about SLS back when the Met was just making… Continue

Added by alice on January 13, 2009 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

The Ultimate Parody: Bush Played by Will Farrell On Broadway

Not ready to see Bush go? Then check out You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush, Will Farrell's one-man comedy show coming to New York's Broadway's Cort Theatre on January 20th.



If that date seems familiar it's because… Continue

Added by alice on January 12, 2009 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

The Best Speech of the Night Belonged to Tina Fey



Big congrats to Tina Fey for bringing us one of the funniest moments at the Golden Globes. Tina won best actress for her role in 30 Rock. Though I was hoping she would bust out her Palin imitation, Tina still surprised me by her effortless wit and charm. We love Tina!



Close runner-up? Tracy Morgan, who spoke on behalf of "30 Rock" when the show won its Golden Globe.…

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Added by alice on January 12, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Most Gorgeous Photoshoot By My All Time Favorite Photographer (12 Pics)

There's something purely magical about this photo set from my friend and all time favorite photographer, Jessica Claire. It's the way she so effortlessly captures the beauty of Trista Lerit and her husband Doug during their 5 year anniversary shoot. Aside… Continue

Added by alice on January 12, 2009 at 2:09am — 5 Comments

Can a Cruise With a $40,000 Price Tag Be the Ultimate Experience?

At the end of December 2009, Silversea Cruises, a high end luxury cruise line, will debut a new addition to their fleet, the Silver Spirit. With one of the highest space-to guest ratios, she will accommodate only 540 guests in ultimate style and comfort. Silversea promises about a one-to-one… Continue

Added by alice on January 12, 2009 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

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