Category - Style

10 Eye-Catching Matching Prom Ensembles

It’s prom season, parents!  If your darling teenager is having problems choosing that special dress, be sure to share these can’t-fail fashion tips for her and her date.  That’s right — what could possibly be cooler than MATCHING PROM OUTFITS?  Nothing, that’s what.  Learn from the style masters:

1.  Despite wearing camouflage, there is no way this couple is going to blend in with the crowd.  Plus, if anyone suggests a post-prom hunting trip, they can hit the ground running!  Excellent forethought.

The Best, The Worst and the Most ‘Frozen’-Inspired Dressed at the 2014 Oscars: As Critiqued by Me, My Husband and My Four-Year Old Daughter

Because when you think of quality family time, you think of judging celebrities’ outfits together.  Also, I should note that I did not prompt or in any other way influence my four-year-old daughter’s responses to the photos.  Turns out, she is a fashion police NATURAL.  (*Sniff* I’ve never been so proud.)

Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani

Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani

4-YEAR-OLD:   Yes.  Looks like it has butterflies on it.

MR. CANDY: Pretty dress, but washes her out.

ME: Looks like she had Britney Spears’ Toxic bodysuit made into a ballgown.

Because It’s Fun to Laugh at Hipsters: Jimmy Kimmel Tricks Fashion Week Attendees with Fake Designers

As moms, we can often feel out-of-the-loop with the latest trends.  Because when we’re juggling one-million-and-two things, keeping apprised of which color is “the new black” this season and how low or high our waistbands should be kinda fall off the priority list.  (When in doubt, go with a mid-rise.  Actually, always go with a mid-rise. And the “new black”…? Black.)  But don’t worry — even those who are “in the know” ain’t so in the know, after all, as you’ll see in this hilarious segment from Jimmy Kimmel’s “Lie Witness News,” in which New York Fashion Week attendees claim to be familiar with collections from made-up (yet somehow familiar) designers such as Purina Chow (“Asian designers are so unique!”), George Costanza, Ricardo Montalban and Willy Loman.

FUN GAME OF THE DAY:  Find a way to casually work  “It’s called fashion, look it up” into conversation!  Bonus points for really laying on the pretentiousness.

The Maternal Fashion Police: What the Heck is Going ON with You, Miley Cyrus?

I have to admit, when I watched Miley Cyrus “perform” (read: dry hump) with Robin Thicke at the VMAs, I wasn’t all that shocked or outraged.  Then again, I was on vacation just steps from the beach and Mr. Candy and I had already indulged in a few glasses of wine, which admittedly may have softened my attitude.  But now that I realize Miley clearly is on a non-stop “LOOK AT ME!  LOOK AT ME!  LOOK AT ME!” bender that crashes through any obstacles — aghast fiances and impressionable fans and pesky clothes, oh my! — in its attention-seeking path, I can’t help but offer a few gentle, motherly reprimands.  Especially when it comes to her choice of clothes (or lack thereof).  And I’m SURE when Miley reads this (I hear “glean life lessons from parenting sites” is at the top of her daily to-do list), it will make all the difference in the WORLD!  *Ahem*

Oh, well.  Here goes, anyway.  Because she needs to hear something besides “You go, girl!” from her own parents.

Swinging naked on a wrecking ball (or, as I usually call it, “Friday night”):

In London:


I mean, if Paris started posing half-naked all the time just to get attention, would YOU — um, never mind.

Also in London:

Preschooler Fashion Police: Rihanna Edition

Nobody is more honest than kids (except when it comes to admitting guilt about “freshening up” the patio furniture with permanent Magic Marker, that is), so we thought we would launch a fashion police feature asking THEM what they think about celebrities’ wardrobe choices.  In this premier post, Laughing Stork founder Candy asks her daughter for her thoughts on Rihanna’s latest typically subtle ensemble…


Funny — we thought the shoes were the LEAST of Rihanna’s problems.  But, then again, we are not style experts like these kids are.

Feel free to e-mail photos of celebrities, along with what YOUR kids think of them, to!