10 items from 2011
Bow ties and blue dreadlocks, padded bras and bullying: who'd be a teenager? Ten grown-ups, all doing just fine now, remember the agonies of adolescence
I was a teenage geek. I don't mean the 19th-century definition when a geek was "a carnival performer whose act involved biting the heads off helpless creatures". (A sort of Victorian version of Simon Cowell, but with more humanity.) I mean the modern meaning: "An unfashionable or socially inept person."
I wore glasses. I was socially awkward. I collected comic books (even drew my own) and obsessed over certain films and TV shows. For a while, I was so hooked on Jeeves And Wooster, I took to wearing a bow tie to school. Picture that. I'm at a working-class comprehensive in a suburb of Bristol and I'm dressed like a PG Wodehouse character. When the teacher called out the register, everyone else answered »
- Allegra McEvedy, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Katharine Whitehorn, Jenny Colgan, Stephen Merchant, Erin O'Connor, Tom Rob Smith, Tom Rachman
Prince William enjoyed showing off his military helicopter training with his first-ever water landing Monday to the delight of anxious crowds in Canada, where he and his wife, Kate, have been on their first official overseas trip since their wedding.The Duke of Cambridge climbed into the cockpit of a Sea King helicopter for the military training exercise at Dalvay by-the-Sea, a scenic resort along Prince Edward Island's north shore. Prince William, a Royal Air Force rescue helicopter pilot, requested the simulated emergency landing procedure.Dressed in an olive flight suit and helmet, the prince . who is second in line to the throne . settled the large helicopter on the water several times over the course of an hour.From the water, William piloted several takeoffs and hovered in the air before executing dual- and single-engine landings before taxiing around as Kate watched from the ground."He was looking for his »
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went head to head in a friendly dragon boat race today on Prince Edward Island. Prince William was the victor, and he shared an affectionate embrace with his bride after they stepped back onto land. It was a gray and rainy day, but William and Kate's spirits were high as they raced. Later, they took part in a traditional Mi'kmaq smudging ceremony and tasted local delicacies. Pei apparently has special significance to Kate, since one of her favorite books, Anne of Green Gables takes place there. Kate Middleton was heard talking about Anne of Green Gables, saying, 'She [Anne] was a real heroine. You could lose yourself in it. I loved it." William showed off his pilot skills with a turn landing and taking off from a helicopter on the water. Kate's look was casual for the athletic afternoon; though, earlier in the day she »
- Molly Goodson
Christina Hendricks embodies Old Hollywood glamour. With her porcelain skin, fiery red hair, and womanly curves, she stands out from the tan, blond, stick figures that litter Tinseltown. In the August issue of Lucky magazine, the "Mad Men" star talks about dressing her famous figure and why she brushes off critics. Click below for photos from her Lucky shoot and read on for highlights. On dressing her famous curves: “I have to be careful about my proportions and keep it simple,” says Hendricks. “What works for me is structure and something that shows my waist.” On her least favorite outfit: “It’s really hard to find a bathing suit if you have breasts,” she says. “You either get smooshed down or there’s no support. My husband and I have sketched out designs.” On prepping for the paparazzi and fashion critics before a red carpet event: “I try to remain »
- tooFab Staff
Christina Hendricks revelas that she has been dying her hair since she was ten years old with the help of her mom! See why and get top tips for going (and staying) red from celebrity hair colorist Joel Warren, of the Warren-Tricomi salon.
Christina explains that her red hair inspiration initially came from a childhood favorite.
“I was obsessed with Anne of Green Gables, so I wanted red hair,” Christina tells the mag. “My mom said, ‘I’ll throw a rinse on it.’”
Dying her hair all these years must be trying on those red strands! I asked Joel his advice on how to maintain a bright color for a long period of time.
“Always maintain your hair with products that are best for your hair. I only use Inoa by »
- Eden Univer
Kate Is the People’s Princess! Fresh off her romantic Seychelles honeymoon, she sprung into first official duties greeting the Obamas in an affordable off-the-rack dress!
It’s a move Michelle Obama would love . When Kate, now titled, the Duchess of Cambridge, and the Prince shook hands with the Barack and Michelle Obama in Buckingham Palace on May 24, she did it in a nude-color bandage dress by UK based chain store, Reiss, which also has locations in the U.S. Also present were the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla.
The neutral dress was sold out online within an hour, and while it’s still available in stores, a PR rep for Reiss says that “stores are being flooded with calls for the dress.”
Now Michelle, who also believes in keeping her stylish toes on relatable ground, took heat when she First met the Queen wearing a $300 J Crew cardigan. »
How sweet! Kate loved the plucky red-headed heroine and now she’s headed on her dream trip to Prince Edward Island.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are still in the planning stages of their upcoming North American tour, but before they head to Los Angeles to party with the stars, they will stop in Canada to fulfill a dream Kate’s had since a little girl!
William, 28, and Kate, 29, will be in Canada from June 30 to July 8, and Kate has asked to head to Prince Edward Island — the setting for her favorite childhood book, Anne Of Green Gables!
“It is something of a sentimental journey,” a source tells the Daily Mail. “The book was Kate’s favorite when she was growing up. The details of the Canadian tour are still being worked out but she requested that Prince Edward Island be on their itinerary so she could see the house »
- William Earl
Has Doctor Who become too full of cheap shocks for its family audience? Two dads debate whether the programme is safe to watch with their kids
Yes: Clever writing, but not great for getting the kids to sleep
The opening scene of the new series had the Doctor being shot by an impossible astronaut and dying before he could regenerate. Yes, it was in the future and he may be rescued by a plot twist, but this would be deeply unsettling for young children (and indeed middle-aged dads). Most kids care more about the Doctor than God, and he shouldn't die just for the sake of a clever plot.
There's too much sex, too. The Doctor should be a father figure, »
- Michael Hann, Pete May
As part of Reader Appreciation Month, we're featuring mini-interviews with You, The Film Experience crowd. Today, we've got Leehee, originally from Israel -- her name means "she is for me". I love that! I contacted Leehee because she was so happy about that post on The Black Swan (1942).
Nathaniel: Do you remember your first moviegoing experience or obsession?
Leehee: The first movie that I vividly remember seeing on the big screen was "Anne of Green Gables" when I was about 6... But my first obsession was with the first VHS tape I owned The Parent Trap (1961) . My twin sister and I watched it every.single.day for about a year....and it kind of drove our mom crazy! I wanted to be Hayley Mills and have Maureen O'Hara as my mom *so* bad.
- NATHANIEL R
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is named after an unpublished children’s book. A track on their debut was titled “Young Adult Friction.” Their latest album, _Belong_, features an _Anne of Green Gables_ reference (“Anne with an E”). The Brooklyn quartet is twee-er than hand-knitted leg warmers, but their music is strong, which covers a multitude of cutesy sins. »
10 items from 2011
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