All Cake wanted was “a girl with a short skirt and a long jacket
.” Wall Street would settle for half that sassy combo. According to the “Hemline Indicator,” the higher up the leg that mini goes, the higher stocks rise. But an analysis
of 25 designer’s collection during New York Fashion Week offered mixed results on the state of the nation’s economy this spring.
Whatever fashions are in stores this season, customers might find them displayed on more voluptuous mannequins
. A company that makes the fashion dummies said there’s an increasing demand for fuller-bodied, more realist examples of today’s women.
The same can’t be said for Carl’s Jr. The fast-food franchise is ordering up a burger with a side of Sports Illustrated
‘s swimsuit cover bombshell Kate Upton—the company’s new spokes model.
Another Sports Illustrated
cover—and more specifically, its hashtag
—has fueled the hype over basketball star Jeremy Lin. But as Advertising Age recommends
, Lin’s media handlers would be wise to curb the “Lin-sanity” sensationalism and work to build a brand around the athlete.
Speaking of sensations, Obama’s reelection campaign has found a harmonious new strategy—singing. A month after the president’s soulful rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,”
Obama’s at it again. This time he’s singing the blues alongside B.B. King and Buddy Guy
with a little “Sweet Home Chicago” as part of the White House’s “Red, White and Blues" program Tuesday evening. It might not be “American Idol,” but we’ll see how Obama’s judged if those approval rating go up again.
Meanwhile, the coroner’s office has yet to issue the final results of a toxicology examination in the death of Whitney Houston, but sources report
a deadly combination of Valium, Xanax and alcohol were found in the late singer’s system before her untimely passing.
We’re not sure about the cause of death of 94-year-old Josie Anello, although according to her peculiar obituary
, there’s a chance it was due to betrayed trust and a broken heart.
Don’t want to break the heart of your local nonprofit? Neither does YouTube, which launched Next Cause
, a program designed to help nonprofits get better use out of online videos.