J.Crew Ad Showing Boy With Pink Nail Polish Sparks Debate on Gender Identity

The ad you’re looking at above has caused quite a stir amongst some parents and doctors. The ad, which shows J.Crew president and creative director Jenna Lyons painting her son’s toenails is enraging some people.

The image appeared in a feature called “Saturday With Jenna” and includes Jenna’s favorite products, including hot pink Essie nail polish. The caption reads “Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”

“This is a dramatic example of the way that our culture is being encouraged to abandon all trappings of gender identity,” psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow wrote in a FoxNews.com Health column about the ad.

Media Research Center’s Erin Brown agreed, calling the ad “blatant propaganda celebrating transgendered children.”

“Not only is Beckett likely to change his favorite color as early as tomorrow, Jenna’s indulgence (or encouragement) could make life hard for the boy in the future,” Brown wrote in an opinion piece Friday. “J.CREW, known for its tasteful and modest clothing, apparently does not mind exploiting Beckett behind the facade of liberal, transgendered identity politics.”

But Jo B. Paoletti, author of “Pink and Blue: Telling the Girls From the Boys in America” told FoxNews.com she believes critics are overreacting.

“Lots of kids, say 7 and under, might ask their parents for something that would seem to be cross gender, and I think most parents, especially in the privacy of their own home might think, what’s the big deal?” Paoletti said.

J.Crew spokeswoman Margot Fooshee said the company had no comment on the ad. Jenna Lyons did not respond to direct requests for comment.

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Jennifer Lopez named ‘World’s Most Beautiful Woman’ by People!

People Magazine has named Jennifer Lopez the World’s Most Beautiful Woman! The ‘American Idol’ judge opened up to the magazine about what it takes to be as beautiful as her. Not really, but kinda.

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Jennifer Lopez admits she loves glamming it up as a judge on American Idol or for her upcoming album, Love?.

But at home with husband Marc Anthony and their 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme, Lopez is a zero-makeup kind of mom. “That’s when I’m my happiest,” she says in this week’s exclusive cover story. “Just being able to touch my face and rub my eyes and put my fingers in my hair and not having to worry about messing it up. It’s so much better.”

From her skincare regimen to her grueling workouts and portion-controlled diet, Lopez says she makes a concerted effort to stay in top form. “The thing is, it’s part of my job,” says the singer, who ran a triathlon six months after she gave birth. “I don’t want anybody thinking it’s easy. It does take time and it’s hard work. HDTV wide-screen is nobody’s friend!”

Lopez, 41, also has learned valuable beauty tips over the years, and says daughter Emme is starting to prove she’s her mother’s child. “She is very girly-girl, just like me since I was very little. She loves for me to paint her nails,” Lopez says. “She lays out her clothes on the floor like I do with my stylist and she’s like, ‘This matches very good!’ ”

And what about son Max? “He wants to paint his nails too. Because for him, it’s just paint. He’s like, ‘I want the blue!’” Lopez says, laughing. “Then Marc is like, ‘Why are Max’s nails painted?!’ But he won’t sit still so it’s only like two nails.”

As for being called a “diva,” she says, “I kind of like it. We’ve kind of owned it now. But I certainly don’t like and I’ve never been a person who has what they call ‘diva behavior,’ which is something they tried to pin on me for a long time.”

Pick up a copy of the new People Magazine for more!


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LIVE CHAT TODAY Tuesday 4/12 4PM PST- Spring Beauty!

Just when you thought your spring cleaning was done it’s time to open up your medicine cabinet or makeup bag and clean up your products. Come join us  in the CoffeeTalk Community at BlogFrog to discuss makeup stale dates and new spring makeup trends.

Join us to talk about what and when to toss your makeup and which products you can hang onto a little longer. We will also be discussing all the hot new trends in beauty, hello bright nails!

We will share tips on product lifespans and what to spend your money on to create a great new look for spring. We will also be giving away a $25 Target gift card to help pick up some great spring products!

Come join us at 4PM PST

We can’t wait to chat!

Erin & Jocelyn


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Almay teams up their Brand Ambassador Kate Hudson to promote ‘Something Borrowed’!

Almay Brand Ambassador Kate Hudson plays the beautiful and vivacious Darcy in the new romantic comedy Something Borrowed, from Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures, opening nationwide May 6, 2011.  Living in New York City, Darcy has it all – a close circle of friends, including best friend Rachel, a gorgeous fiancé and enviable style.  With flawless makeup and effortlessly chic style, Darcy (like Kate!) is a girl worth borrowing from… and while fans of the movie can’t borrow Darcy’s friends or her fiancé, they can borrow her gorgeous beauty looks with tips, how-to videos and products from Almay.

Almay, Hudson and Warner. Bros. have teamed up to help consumers capture and recreate three of Kate’s favorite beauty looks from the film.  Fans can choose from her day look, which features luminous skin with intensified eye color, her night look, which includes a sultry, smoky eye, and her gorgeous, pulled together professional look, which can be created in just 5-minutes.

Almay has partnered with renowned makeup artist Daniel Martin to create exclusive how-to videos for Almay’s Facebook page that give step-by-step instructions and expert tips and tricks on how to successfully ‘borrow’ Kate’s looks from the movie.  The videos will launch on April 18th.  And beginning May 2nd, Almay will have dedicated displays in-store with product recommendations for each look, as well as instructional pamphlets for easy application.

Almay is also offering consumers the opportunity to not only look the part of Darcy, but enjoy a taste of the character’s lifestyle by giving one winner the ultimate beach weekend at the summertime hotspot where Darcy and her friends enjoy the summer — the Hamptons, New York. The sweepstakes will be held starting May 2nd on Almay’s Facebook page

Watch the trailer for ‘Something Borrowed’ here!


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