"I'd be crazy to sit here and tell you that I've never thought about it. [But] I never can beat myself up about it. I definitely am not restrictive. [Laughs.] You're a human being, you live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damn red velvet cupcake."
— Emma Stone on the pressure to measure up to Hollywood's standard of staying skinny. Emma is one of three actresses photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath for Glamour's May issue, which will be on newsstands April 5. Ashley Greene and Freida Pinto were also chosen by the magazine to show off bright floral looks for the Spring.
Red velvet ice cream?! Genius! Here reader myhousemd shares an amazingly creative recipe that we can't wait to try.
After an impromptu trip to the grocery store to buy this ice cream, my friend and I became absolutely addicted. We didn't even touch the Rocky Road that he bought! We kept thinking about it for weeks afterward, and I decided that I needed to learn how to make it (because that's what I do when I taste something amazing). A Google search gave me nothing. Plenty of recipes for ice cream with red velvet cake, but no red velvet cake flavored ice cream. Having much experience with making multiple flavors of ice cream using multiple methods, I knew it was time to put my kitchen skills to the test. I decided to make my own recipe.
Velvet—especially red and oxblood colored—was all over the New York runways for fall 2010. Alexander Wang draped the deep red fabric into asymmetric mini dresses with black lace detailing, Zac Posen used vampy reds for pleated bustier dresses and seventies style trouser suits, and Ralph Lauren kept it classic with velvet mutton sleeved tunics and floor-length evening gowns.
Click the gallery below for more fall 2010 velvet looks from New York.
I celebrated the season premiere of True Blood this weekend with a southern classic: red velvet cake. Rather than make a layered cake, I opted to try a cookie variation. Traditionally the cake is iced with a vanilla cream cheese frosting; however, I was in the mood for something more decadent and concocted a dark chocolate cream cheese frosting. In addition to the sinful filling, to add a little crunch I sprinkled each cookie sandwich with roasted hazelnuts.
The cookies are simple to make, but take into account that they spread, so avoid overcrowding the baking sheet. Don't feel limited to cream cheese frosting filling; a variety of ice creams would be a delectable Summer treat. I definitely want to make these again to celebrate the Fourth of July — the color is perfect! Whether you make them now or later, you'll need the recipe. Get it when you read more