10 Completely Impractical Moments In The Life Of Rachel Zoe

The Rachel Zoe Project finally abandoned it’s staid format of: Rachel being busy and disagreeing with Rodger while Skyler runs around in some fabulous onesie for the first 40 minutes, with the last 20 minutes being about some super fun photo shoot that Rachel just doesn’t have time for. The latest episode was just got a nicely paced show about Rachel’s generally fabulous and busy life as a working woman with a son that dresses better than every male ever featured on Your LL Bean Boyfriend and off-the-red carpet Anne Hathaway. Rachel is also feeling strained by her bicoastal lifestyle and the never-ending construction on her New York blow dry. Is she fabulous? Yes. A giant lesson in impracticality? Most definitely. And now, a numbered list of the latest episode’s most impractical moments, for your convenience.

3. 1. Rachel wants a giant apartment in New York so that when she goes to New York to work out of her office there she has a place to leave her toothbrush.

Or, if you believe Rodger, she just wants the apartment so that she doesn’t have to worry about hotel reservations. (Because those are so time-consuming and stress-inducing, especially when you’re on Rachel’s insanely tight budget, you know. (???)) Rodger is afraid to even go look for a place because he knows that Rachel is going to want a mansion made of solid white gold and Missoni throw pillows, and he doesn’t want to spend the money on it.

I would also like to point out that Rodger vented his feelings about this potential real estate acquisition to one of his hair-geled bros over white wine and blood orange-colored cocktails and what looked like small plates of dainty tapas or antipasti. Is he single handedly keeping the metrosexual movement alive or is he single handedly keeping the metrosexual movement alive?

5. 2. Rachel has “six hundred coats” but can only wear two in L.A.

She tells this to her shoe team, who flies into L.A. for a day to get Rachel’s feedback on prototypes of the new shoe collection. Rachel apologizes for asking them to make the trip, to which one of the New York women replies (and I paraphrase), “are you kidding? People wear sundresses here. FUCK COATS!” Because seriously, after a month or two of cold, coat weather is the worst, no matter how much mileage it lets you get our of your 80 fur chubbies. But maybe when you don’t have to be outside for longer than it takes to walk from a car into a building you may as well be impervious to the elements. Because elements are for plebeians. That’s how it goes in the upper echelon of fashion people, right? Right.

6. 3. If Rachel had a choice, “every one of [the Rachel Zoe Collection’s] shoes would be on a nine-inch platform heel.”

Because Rachel is petite and that’s all she wears, even to chase her little boy around the merry-go-round. She also thinks it’s “ironic” that her line’s best sellers are flats. What Rachel doesn’t know is that’s not irony at work, it’s the comfort of the general public. But again, when you never have to be outside for longer than it takes to walk from a chauffered vehicle to a building, you’re probably impervious to discomfort — which is also a totally plebeian pastime.

7. 4. Rodger gives Mandanna a chocolate Eiffel tower as a consolation prize for not being able to go with them to Paris.

This is impractical on so many levels. One, you don’t introduce CHOCOLATE to an all-white office with a brand new white shag carpet that looks like it could come alive and eat someone at any moment. Two, you don’t introduce chocolate to a fashion office period. Like, fashion office employees are notoriously self-conscious about choices they have to make in front of each other about food because weirdness about food is part of fashion culture (it’s part of the reason food at fashion parties is always maddeningly tiny). Three, you don’t bring back an awkwardly gigantic model of the Eiffel tower because how the hell do you pack that thing? What about temperature control in the air so that it doesn’t melt? Do you get it its own first class seat next to Skyler? The questions go on and on.

10. 5. Rachel wears black to her Dream Dry construction site after she’s been told you can’t wear black to a construction site unless you want to emerge gray.

To her credit, she wears a leopard coat. Also points for Bravo for queuing the ominous music when the maybe-incompetent Dream Dry lady tells her she “can’t wear black.” (In other words: #Apocalypse.) Ironically Skyler is the most appropriately dressed for the occasion in his oatmeal-colored cable knit sweater with attached leggings.

12. 6. Skyler the baby is trained in footwear selection.

When Rachel goes on a shopping spree in the Brian Atwood store, where all the shoes are basically on a nine-inch platform and therefore perfect for maybe only her, she asks Skyler which of two shoes he likes. Without thinking, as though it just comes to him naturally because he has styling in his blood, he lifts his index finger and places it on the glittery one and delivers his verdict: “sparkly!”

14. 7. RZ’s spawn gets animal crackers served to him on a silver tray.

Most adults go their entire lives without being treated that well in shoe stores. But also, many adults do not behave nearly as well when watching someone try on 50 pairs of shoes.

15. 8. Rachel dresses herself in terms of “story.”

Rodger asks Rachel how many coats she’d wear a week if she lived in New York, and she decides seven, and then rattles off all the styles she’d need, like a gray one so that she could do a “story” — as in, what you’d call a shoot she styles for a fashion magazine — with platinum and golds. Of course she doesn’t just wear “outfits.” She wears stories. Important distinction!

16. 9. Rodger teaches his son to say “gorgeous.”

Obviously a highly important part of any L.A.-based Bravolebrity’s son’s vocabulary. One can only assume “maj” is already part of his semi-comprehensible toddler babble.

18. 10. When Rachel views apartments all she can think about is which bedroom would become her closet.

The places they look at buying had to be at around $10 million, though there is one five bedroom apartment listed on Street Easy for a suuuuuper reasonable $125 million. That’s about the cost of what, one Brian Atwood shopping trip? One point five Brian Atwood shopping trips? Something like that.

Anyway, Rachel sees one huge (by New York standards) apartment that has three bedrooms (again: huge by New York standards) which means that “one can be a closet,” Rachel reasons. “That’s part of the reason I moved to L.A. — I need more closets.” Despite the gorgeousness of the place that had five bedrooms, 3,700 square feet of interior space, and 4,000 square feet of outdoor space, Rodger somehow convinces Rachel that they don’t need it. It was maybe the only practical moment of the episode. Rachel moves on from the loss quickly deciding her next project doesn’t need to be decorating a New York apartment so that she has a place to store her electric toothbrush — it needs to be making a baby girl.

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11 Examples Of “Shit” Bloggers Really Do Wear

1. Valentino “Rockstud” Pumps


Hannelli Mustaparta and Jane Aldridge of “Sea of Shoes.”

2. 3.1 Phillip Lim “I Love Nueva York Tee”


Michelle Wan of “M Wan Wan” and Suzie Bubble of “Style Bubble.”

3. Handmade Flower Crown


The “Manrepeller” herself, Leandra Medine, and “Style Rookie” Tavi Gevinson.

4. Zara Culottes


Worn by Rumi Neely of “Fashiontoast” and a “Girl Off Fifth.”

5. Chloé “Susanna” Boot


Krizia Schiavone of “Shark Attack Fashion” and Chiara Ferragni of “The Blonde Salad.”

6. 3.1 Phillip Lim “Mini Paschli Bag”


Annabelle Fleur of “Viva Luxury” and Hanneli Mustaparta.

7. Nike “Free Runs”


Charlotte Groeneveld of “The Fashion Guitar” and Mija of “Creators of Desire” and

8. Brian Lichtenberg “Homiés” Sweatshirt


Hedvig Opshaug of “The Northern Light” and Teresa Karpinska of “Style Drifter.”

9. Céline Luggage Tote


Jennifer Worman of “Red Soles & Red Wine” and Jiye “Gia” Lee of “Dress Up Files.”

10. Balenciaga boots.

Rumi Neely


Leandra Medine



Rumi Neely and Leandra Medine.

11. Chanel Espadrilles


Aimee Song of “Song of Style” and Maria Kabardi of “Style Fax.”

For more uncanny illustrations of “Shit Bloggers Wear” visit their Tumblr.

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16 Random Sassy Quotes From Fashion Show Reviews

Sometimes discussing the same well-cut suits over and over gets boring, so fashion critics got creative with their writeups from the men’s shows in Milan.

1. Versace

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Tim Blanks for style.com. It’s a tough trade-off though: rock-hard thighs or picking up some of Judge Sheindlin’s one liners.

(Judge Judy wins out, always.)

2. Philipp Plein

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Serving second degree burns in the guise of a review, Matthew Schneier for style.com.

3. Umit Benan

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Apparently wholly unaware of the greater sociocultural context, Cyprian de Coteau talking during a ShowStudio panel.

4. Diesel Black Gold

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Horror movie buff Sofia Celeste writing for NowFashion.

5. DSquared2

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A weary Tim Blanks writing for style.com.

Bonus: more DSquared2 snark from Charlie Porter, writing for the Financial Times.

DSquared2 was so traumatic, I’ll just type what happened: Curtains pulled back to reveal a tropical scene with a crashed wartime plane, overgrown with plants; centre stage was a waterfall, underneath which stood a model in tight white swim briefs, presumably meant to be a pilot coping with the traumas of war by acting sexy. What followed was a procession of the sort of clothes you’d expect to see on a budget airline flight back from Majorca, from white trousers cropped mid-calf to vests.

6. Prada


A condescending section of Cathy Horyn’s review for the New York Times, which none of those apparently terrible “junior editors” will bother to read because they’re all to busy Instagramming photos of their cats or something, am I right?

7. Salvatore Ferragamo

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Sofia Celeste for NowFashion.

8. Bottega Veneta

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The AP with a killer quote from backstage at Bottega.

9. Gucci

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Lou Stoppard for ShowStudio.

10. Moncler Gamme Bleu

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Matthew Schneier writing for style.com.

11. Vivienne Westwood.

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Lou Stoppard for ShowStudio. Bonus: here’s the quintessential “gah yah” experience summed in video form.

12. Emporio Armani


Charlie Porter writing for the Financial Times, just before the craze in Paris for baseball caps stitched with the “Feline” slogan instead of Celine. (Then instead of “Dion” written below, there’s just “Meow.”)

13. Trussardi


Lou Stoppard reviewing for ShowStudio.

14. Giorgio Armani


A little age-shaming wrapped up in a compliment, courtesy of Tim Blanks, for style.com.

15. Fendi

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Writing for NowFashion, Sofia Celeste could have just run with the “indoor beach” metaphor, but no.

16. Dolce & Gabbana

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And it’ll take more than a penile surprise to impress Cathy Horyn, writing for the New York Times.

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17 Photos And GIFs Of Male Models Showering, Walking Around With Parrots

1. The Dsquared2 runway design team set up a special waterfall all so the show’s audience could ogle a buff, nearly naked male model soap himself down. Just a quick rinse, though.

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2. With some lavender-scented soap.

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3. “I smell so good right now.”

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4. Cue the lights, and some admiring glances. (Not just from the other models, either.)

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The audience’s attention was certainly captured.

5. Just drying off now, because this shower is totally the real thing and not elaborate, campy catwalk art.

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6. And walk.

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7. (Still walking.)

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8. The moment in fine gif-form.

9. You might be wondering where our model friend found the time to put on his glasses.

But seriously, if that’s all you’re wondering when watching these gifs then, well, I don’t know what to say about your priorities.

10. Here’s his model friends having their moment also.

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11. They didn’t get to (pretend) shower but they don’t seem too upset about it.

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12. Following this brief collection of briefs-themed finery, the collection offered up much of the expected DSquared2 aesthetic: low-rise denim and visible nipples.

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13. Leather accents on jackets and shirts, skinny belts and layering. Hipster glasses remain a thing, too.

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14. Yes, there was some swimwear in the mix. It’s a spring/summer collection after all.

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Not to mention it’s tropical beach-themed. Designers Dean and Dan Caten explained they took “James Dean crash landing on a paradisiacal island and deciding to hang around — as you would, naturally, if the natives looked like DSquared2 models.

15. And things don’t get more tropical than a live parrot.

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Or, you know, a grass skirt over jeans. Take your pick.

16. This sassy ball of feathers closed the show.

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17. Just look at that poise. There’s definite potential for editorials with Choupette in this parrot’s future, if Karl’s cat can handle the competition.

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Nicole Kidman Wears Anne Hathaway’s Original Oscars Gown At Cannes

1. This is the dress, from Valentino’s Spring 2013 Haute Couture collection.

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It’s heavily speculated to be the gown Anne Hathaway intended to wear to the this past February’s Oscars.

2. It’s as ethereally extravagant and romantic as just about all other Valentino dresses, ever.

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And yet, for some crazy reason, Anne Hathaway (or her stylist Rachel Zoe) didn’t feel sufficiently confident in its beauty to send her down the Oscars carpet when a similar look may have also been sashaying.

3. So instead, Anne went with this Prada evening apron.

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Remember the nipple seams? Yes, you do remember the nipple seams.

4. While Amanda Seyfried wore the “look-a-like” proudly.

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Really, it’s not even that similar.

5. Nicole is glad everything worked out in her favor.

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Also, look at the floral pattern up close. It’s stunning.

6. And Anne pretends to be happy for her but inside she’s having a jealousy meltdown.

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13 Awkward GIFs From A Model Dance Party

Miu Miu’s fall 2013 campaign features top models including Lindsey Wixson and Georgia May Jagger.

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It’s supposed to look like they’re on a big boat/cargo ship approaching New York City, maybe?

As well as Daphne Groeneveld and Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima.

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Anne Verhallen, Katlin Aas, Emily DiDonato, Marina Nery and Hind Sahli complete the campaign’s cast. And they’re all having a dance party. A really terrible dance party.

Suggested soundtrack:

1. Lindsey starts things off with a terribly stilted little shimmy.

Confession: I dance just like this.

2. Ok wait, no, this is a terrible shimmy.

3. This is how people “dance” to Enya’s music.

And by “dance,” I mean flail wildly as if experiencing the cosmos anew thanks to crystal meth.

4. Seriously, hasn’t anyone learned how to twerk?

Or at least to pop, lock and drop it. Come on now, girls.

5. This is barely even voguing. Fashion models should know better.

6. This is a surefire route to hip problems in later life.

7. And these sorts of moves would get you thrown off the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway.

From now on, let’s watch Adriana extra closely when all the models parade out en masse at the end of show and have their little self-congratulatory dancey clapfest.

8. Daphne’s not even trying.

9. Because the old Willow Smith headbanging is a classic “don’t want to be here, don’t look at me” move. Also, it’s so 2010.

Let’s also have a moment of silence for Lindsey Wixson, because this is a tragedy.

10. Uh-oh, now Lindsey’s jealous.

11. Someone is extremely unhappy with their dance partner, their dance moves, and quite possibly life itself.

12. This couple seem a little happier, or just more resigned to their sad slow-dancing fate.

13. And this couple are ecstatic, they just can’t dance for shit.

So let’s remember nothing can best the dancing models in Lanvin’s fall 2011 campaign:

Wait for the Alber cameo, WAIT FOR IT.

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Ryan Lochte’s 18 Fashion Rules

1. Embrace corny USA tees.

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Obviously these tees aren’t optional for Olympic athletes representing the U.S., but Lochte takes the corny factor one step further with the faded sort of graphic you’d expect to see worn either:

1) Ironically with the arm holes cut to gaping proportions over neon sports bras with cut-off jorts and studded converses. Or,
2) On People of Wal-Mart.

Lochte, seen here preparing for a relay race alongside Michael Phelps, manages to make the shirt not look like a red, white, and blue popsicle wrapper, which is a feat when you’re wearing what look like biker shorts (i.e. the suburban mom’s de facto amusement park outfit).

2. Find unique ways to incorporate American flags into your look.


Lochte wore this semi-controversial diamond flag grill for his gold medal ceremony the other day. An official told him he wouldn’t get his medal — the U.S.’s first gold in these Games — if he wore it, so he put it on after they gave him the medal, that sassy thing. Judging by some of Lochte’s poolside fashion statements, depriving him completely of bedazzlement would be like trying to iron the wrinkles out of an elephant’s skin. Some creatures just have a look, you know?

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And really, what about this gray jacket and black pants uniform sparkles even close to the way the diamond dentures do? Nothing about it, that’s what.

3. Add bracelets.

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Lochte appears to enjoy the men’s styles by jewelry brand Niyala, according to Coolspotters. Our aquatic cherub here does not swim in these things, but wears different styles, sometimes stacked. It looks like the kind of thing any average Lochte wannabe/fan could pick up at their local mall kiosk BUT…

Many of the styles are actually quite expensive (the average seems to be $400ish, the sparklier styles being costlier). The brand’s website includes a celebrity section, boasting photos of everyone from Justin Bieber to P. Diddy wearing this jewelry. Egregiously, Lochte is nowhere to be found.

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4. Get tattoos of meaningful things.

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Lochte’s alligator tattoo pays homage to his alma mater, the University of Florida. In an incredibly awkward 2008 interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, he says “once a gator always a gator,” or something like that. The clip was so painful to watch I couldn’t bear to rewind it and watch it again to make sure that’s the exact transcription.

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Adorning his right bicep are the Olympic rings.

5. Embrace festive swimwear.

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Lochte is the most interesting to look at when he’s not competing, I’d say. During practice he unleashes his smooth, bulging thighs from the tight speed-enhancing trunks he wears for competitions, and slithers into brightly patterned swimming manties that only a true Floridian could pull off.

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In this photo of Lochte conversing with Australian Kenrick Monk during an Olympic training session in London, we see the impeccable fit of Our Man’s briefs. Where Kenrick’s sag and bunch in the front, Lochte’s mold perfectly to his pelvis while leaving no embarrassing muffin top.

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Pruning the hedges is going to be key for this look.


6. Experiment with bold accessories.

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BEAUTY TIP: avoid matted pool hair by hiding it under a cap with a brim that won’t compete with your diamond grills, ego, etc.

7. Tie your scarf like a true northerner.

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This is so… YALE of him. He’s so wonderfully versatile like that.

8. Wear sparkly sneakers.


Here’s our little fish receiving his gold medal following the men’s 200 m backstroke at the Olympic trials in Nebraska. To go with his tee, which read “I [HEART] BREAST” on the front and “STROKE” on the back (probably to support breast cancer), he wore shiny green sneakers that might have been tied with ribbon laces.

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According to the New York Times Lochte collaborated with Speedo on these shoes. You can buy a flip-flop version.

In this video made by Speedo, Lochte discusses his shoe collaboration. “All the stuff that I do, like, the crazy shoes I wear — like the grills I wear on the podium, the crazy shoes all that crazy stuff — like, rock star,” he explains. “It’s just all my personality — I’m letting you know the real Ryan Lochte.” Thank goodness — I was worried we were getting the fake version.

9. Also try: winged flag sneakers.

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Another look from the Nebraska trials. If anyone has the gams to pull it off, it’s this guy because this style really is a cankle risk.

10. Don’t deprive yourself some studs.

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While stretching at an Olympic trials practice session, Lochte flashed studded khaki cargo shorts. Right now, he’s probably the only man hot enough to pull off studded khaki cargo shorts (aside from maybe Bieber, but his would be the eye roll of America in about five minutes).

(Also what exactly do you think the “USER” in “USER FRIENDLY” might refer to?)

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As if the bright yellow color of Lochte’s backpack weren’t enough, it also came with rows of edgy metal studs. And all Michael Phelps got was the porn star ‘stache.

11. Medals can double as shirts.

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After winning the gold for a 200 m swim at a meet in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lochte wore his medal as his shirt, which, when you have those breasts, is kind of owed to the world.

12. When not at a match, wear necklaces instead of medals.


For a press conference prior to the Charlotte meet, Lochte offset his tan with a snmug white tee, and offset his tee with a flashy necklace.

13. Tailor your jeans.

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Something Lochte — pictured here during a Today show appearance with his mom AWWW — failed to do properly. Unless he’s saving the extra pant leg for some fierce platforms he plans to wear later, or something. Let’s not put anything past this man.

14. Wear a scarf with your evening wear.

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It breaks up all the white so you don’t look like a big refrigerator with a bow tie.

(This photo of Lochte with his mom AWWW is from the Golden Goggle awards.)

15. Monogram your shoes.

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If you’re looking for the proper font, Lochte, judging by his choice here, might suggest you spend a couple hours watching Kimora Lee Simmons’s Life in the Fab Lane reality show for inspiration.

16. Have fun with costumes.

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Lochte, unhappily devoid of his usual sparkles, at a photo shoot where he posed as a British guard.

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But he was a good sport and managed a grin, despite the woefully plain state of his footwear and this atrociously bad lighting.

17. Pop the collar, role the pants.

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Pack a bleach pen, etc.

18. Don’t fear pink.


Or, well, strategically placed stars.

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10 Easy Ways To Adjust Your Beauty Routine For Warm Weather

1. INSTEAD OF: Heat-styling your hair

You know humidity and sweat is going to immediately ruin all your hard work upon leaving the house. Plus, blow-drying when it’s hot is like an at-home simulation of what hell must be like.

TRY THIS: Anti-humidity styling products

Throw that round brush across the room and work some frizz-proofing gel or mousse through your hair. Problem solved.

2. INSTEAD OF: Leaving your hair down at all

Yes, certain frizz-fighting products may be awesome, but some days the thought of letting your hair battle the elements is just beyond you. It’s okay. This bunny gets it.

TRY THIS: A pretty braid that won’t weigh you down.

You can experiment with pretty braided styles if you simply can’t bear the thought of wearing it down on your sweaty neck on particularly sweaty summer days.

3. INSTEAD OF: Lipstick

Oh, cool, your $50 Guerlain lipstick just melted because your kept your purse near a sunny window. It’s so much fun how everything in your bag is covered in pink wax now!

TRY THIS: DIY lip stain

It’s waterproof, will last all day, and is also totally delicious. Plus, it won’t melt all over your cell phone.

4. INSTEAD OF: Liquid or powder foundation


TRY THIS: Tinted moisturizer or BB cream

In the heat, you want makeup that blends into your skin instead of sitting heavily on top of it. Also, you can get one with tons of SPF and have it double as your sunscreen!

5. INSTEAD OF: A makeup look with like 12 million steps

Love you, Chanel Winter 2009, but this look isn’t going to cut it for days at the beach, farmer’s market or county fair.

TRY THIS: A face that’s fresh to death.

Take a cue from this model’s gorgeous, pared-down makeup at Tracy Reese’s Spring 2012 show. All you need is a little cheek tint, a subtle lip, and mascara to duplicate it at home.

6. INSTEAD OF: Dark nails

You spent the winter wearing dark polish to match your wardrobe, right? It’s time to brighten things up!

TRY THIS: Picnic-inspired manicures!

As if it needed to be any harder to not chew on your nails, now they look like adorable little strawberries. This nail art is a blessing and a curse.

7. INSTEAD OF: Perfume with musky or woody notes

You smelled like an earthy forest all winter, but that’s a bit much for spring and summer. Get out of the woods and into the garden!

TRY THIS: A floral scent

It’s time to swap heavier fragrances for floral- or citrus-based ones! That way, you can smell as summery as you feel, even if you happen to be a cartoon skunk.

8. INSTEAD OF: Complicated smoky eyes

While these look great in colder months, they’re more prone to smudging in the summer unless you use a really good primer. Even then, it seems like a lot of effort when you could use that time to read a book in the park.

TRY THIS: A single shade of gel- or cream-based shadow

Pick a colorful one to make your eyes pop with minimal effort. Just swipe it onto your lids and get outside, already!

9. INSTEAD OF: Powder blush and bronzer

How are you going to layer a fake tan/flush onto your face when the sun is shining? All you need to do is walk outdoors to get these colors naturally.

TRY THIS: Cheek stain

If your skin tone isn’t one that tans easily, swipe on a liquid- or gel-based stain instead. That way, the color blends into your skin instead of looking like it was painted on.

10. INSTEAD OF: Cat-eye liquid liner

While this is a really cute look for cooler weather, it can be hard to make liquid liner stay all day when things get hot and humid.

TRY THIS: Waterproof color liner

Rim your whole eye with a bright pencil liner for a colorful and seasonal update on your go-to eye makeup. Choose a waterproof formulation and it’ll last as long as you like.

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