The Very Not-Religious Cat Power Is Wearing a Cross Necklace in Her New Video

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Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, sports a cross necklace in her new video for "Manhattan."Normally, that might not be interesting. But Marshall has spoken out against religion many times in the past and even called it a "pyramid scheme" on Twitter recently, so what's with the neckwear all of a sudden? If you want a sense of exactly how not-interested-in-religion Marshall is, here's an excerpt from a very revealing interview in Dazed magazine: My dad was a Jehovah’s Witness. My parents both … [Read more...]

‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Yolanda Foster Is Selling Rosaries … and Horoscopes

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This season, Yolanda Foster joined the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Yolanda, a former model originally from Holland, is married to musician and songwriter David Foster. She's also apparently trying to brand herself as some kind of lifestyle expert. She owns an interior design company, and she's now hawking 14K gold rosaries. I didn't realize that Yolanda was religious, but at least the rosaries are really pretty. That said, there's also a section on her site where she lists romance … [Read more...]

Jewelry Brand Tries to Use Religion to Sell Products

The Norway-based jewelry line Bjorg has been featured in magazines like Vogue, Elle, and Nylon, but it doesn't have household name recognition the way that, say, Alexis Bittar does. So the brand relied on a time-honored way to get attention: openly courting religious controversy. The ad for their new line features two models doing things like posing angelically in front of a wooden stake and one pouring water on the other's head.Though the ad is entitled "Heresy," I don't really see what it … [Read more...]

What’s the Big Deal About Connor Cruise Wearing a Jesus Necklace?

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Connor Cruise--son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman--wore a Jesus necklace to a recent event. While it's not at all unusual for starts to sport religious jewelry (hi, Justin Bieber), Connor's necklace is a much bigger deal. Why? Because Connor, like his dad, is a Scientologist. Although Scientology often stresses that you can belong to any religion you want and still practice Scientology, wearing obvious Christian jewelry is a pretty big "don't," especially when your dad is the most well-known … [Read more...]

Dolce & Gabbana Think Every Stylish Woman Should Carry a Rosary

Allure magazine recently asked Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana what ten items they think every woman should own. Some of the things were pretty obvious, like high heels, makeup, and the Mediterranean Diet. (I think that's a thing you "follow" and not a thing that you "have," but whatevs.) However, they did have one less expected item: a rosary. "It reminds us of our beloved Sicily, and of the roots and traditions that have become such an important part of our DNA. [A … [Read more...]


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