Fashion

07.02.14

New York City's Professional Bridesmaid; Fox News Creates 'Beyonce Voters' Demographic

And The Met's Anna Wintour Costume Center goes goth for Fall.

New York City's Professional Bridesmaid: “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride” is perfectly fine for one 26-year-old New Yorker who took out a Craigslist ad Saturday enlisting her services as a professional bridesmaid. Jen Glantz, who says she's already been a bridesmaid four times this year, lists her array of skills, which include “holding up the 18 layers of your dress so that you can pee with ease on your weeding day,” "doing the electric and the cha cha slide," and “responding in a timely manner to pre-wedding email chains.” [The Cut]

Fox Creates “Beyonce Voters” Demographic: Speaking on Hillary Clinton’s response to Hobby Lobby, the recent SCOTUS decision that allows employers the right to deny birth control coverage to its employees on religious grounds, Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters used a rather offensive way to describe his view of the former Secretary of State's only chance of winning a potential presidency: ”the single ladies vote.” “I call ‘em the Beyonce voters,” he said. “Obama won the single ladies by 76 percent last time, and they made up about a quarter of the electorate. They depend on government, because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need things like contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.” Considering Beyonce was just named the most powerful celebrity in the world, Watters may want to revise his definition. [Cosmopolitan]

The Met's Anna Wintour Costume Center Goes Goth For Fall: The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be in mourning at the close of its inaugural exhibition, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, which christened the newly remodeled and re-named Anna Wintour Costumer Center. The Institute’s first fall presentation in seven years will be Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, displaying 30 pieces of funerary attire from 1815 to 1915, including gowns once worn by Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra. [Fashionista]