It's hard to think that cringe-inducing, deep-pile shag, a preferred venue for making whoopee in the '70s, could make a comeback in our homes, but it has. Once a blemish on the time line of American interiors, shag is back in the game and kicking butt.
Everyone from Pottery Barn to Design Within Reach is selling the fluffy stuff, and I'm loving it. Here, interior designer Galo Verdesoto has used it to add warmth to a cold Manhattan apartment. It looks cozy, but paired with tailored furniture, it's also not too casual. With a dog in the house, going shagadelic isn't the smartest choice for me: it would be a vacuuming nightmare. But, I absolutely urge you to try it!
. . . would you set this pair of Mongolian shaggy lamb x-based stools ($9,500), designed by influential interior decorator Dorothy Draper, in your living room?
It's time for this week's installment of Bella Donna, in which I profile beauty icons throughout the ages. This week's woman is a change from the beauties we've highlighted before. Though Joan Jett is an attractive woman, she isn't what you'd call a classic beauty—she's just got too much attitude for that.
Joan burst onto the music scene as a teenager as part of the all-girl punk band the Runaways. Their snarly hit, "Cherry Bomb," nudged Joan toward stardom, but it was with her later band, the Blackhearts, that she became a superstar. "I Love Rock and Roll" was one of Joan's nine Top 40 hit singles, and with the growth of MTV, it wasn't long before teenagers were mimicking the hot tough-girl style shown in the video.
To find out how to get the quintessential Joan Jett look, and to see her iconic video, read more