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Horn again, Christian: Maria Hose Cristerna was raised in a deeply religious family but turned to body art after years of domestic abuse by her ex-husband.

Horn again, Christian: Maria Hose Cristerna was raised in a deeply religious family but turned to body art after years of domestic abuse by her ex-husband.

Now Tat’s Scary

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Coins, Keys, and candy for cuties

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Helmut Newton

A Scene From Pina Bausch’s Ballet 1983, Die Keuschheitslegende (The Legend Of Virginity)

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Bringing back the mullet

Is it time to bring back the mullet…business at the front and party out  back?

It seems to be making a comeback amongst the glitteratti. The bogans will be ecstatic.  Read more »

Turei sells out her roots. At what price?


The loyal Whale Army and fashionistas everywhere have been reading my posts this week on the Green Fashion Watch and Metiria Turei’s questionable attempts at smartening herself up by paying thousands and thousands of dollars for designer clothes from an extremely posh Auckland designer called Adrienne Winkelmann.

It seems Seven Sharp has also been keeping a close eye on my blog because lo and behold they had a feature on Turei last night in which the stark contrast between the dirty hippy Turei and the trough-snorting corporate power-grabber was laid bare.  Read more »

The hairdressing secrets of the Vestal Virgins

via Kottke

A fascinating look at the hairstyling techniques of the Roman Vestal Virgins:

Studying translations of Roman literature, Ms. Stephens says, she realized the Latin term “acus” was probably being misunderstood in the context of hairdressing. Acus has several meanings including a “single-prong hairpin” or “needle and thread,” she says. Translators generally went with “hairpin.”

The single-prong pins couldn’t have held the intricate styles in place. But a needle and thread could. It backed up her hair hypothesis.

In 2007, she sent her findings to the Journal of Roman Archaeology.

Understanding why women wear high heels

As a proper bloke who prefers RM Williams boots to shoes, and wearing hunting boots as often as I can I fail to properly understand why women wear high heals…until now:



Ask a woman why she endures the awkwardness and discomfort, and she’ll probably respond, “They make me look, and feel, more attractive.” Newly published research suggests this perception is accurate, but perhaps not for the reason you’d expect.

It’s not the artificially increased height that turns heads. Rather, it’s how such footwear changes the mechanics of a woman’s gait.

“High heels may exaggerate the sex-specific aspects of the female walk,” a University of Portsmouth research team led by psychologist Paul Morrisreports in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. While noting that preference in footwear is based in part on culture norms, they argue the enduring popularity of high-heeled shoes suggest their fundamental appeal stems from a deeper impulse.

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Lenny to the rescue

Len Brown was down at NZ Fashion Week today when a model went for a skate…so desperate for attention he is he fair leapt from his seat to save her. Fortunately one of my tipsters was there to catch the event.

It is pretty embarrassing falling over in the first place but even worse being rescued by the sneaky Len Brown…who is a couple of inches shorter than the model. Here he is going for the grope.


Borrowing to Live?

The AUSA executive protests “borrowing to live”.

Unfortunately one fool, Sam Bookman, forgets to take off expensive Calvin Klein underwear while doing so.

Perhaps should stop buying heinous overpriced undies if he can’t afford basics.


Not getting it

I have noticed that some younger typically hipster fools about are into those big hole ear piercings…it took about bit of research but I have found out that they are pofficially called “flesh tunnels” or scalpelling.

Scalpelling is a body art procedure similar to body piercing for the creation of decorative perforations through the skin and other body tissue, and is most commonly used as a replacement for or enhancement of ear piercing. Whereas piercing is typically performed with a hollow piercing needle or an ear piercing instrument, scalpelling is performed by using a scalpel to cut a slit into the skin. Unlike dermal punching, no flesh is removed. The technique can immediately produce holes with a larger diameter than can be achieved by piercing. This is a more rapid means of accommodating larger gauge jewellery than stretching, a technique whereby piercings are enlarged by inserting gradually larger jewellery. Scalpelling is performed to quickly achieve a large-gauge piercing, when scar tissue is preventing further stretching, if tissue has thinned to the point where further stretching could cause it to break, or to combine two closely placed piercings into one hole.

I simply don’t get it…what is the point? What sort of fool does this?