Archive: Oct 2009

Fashion’s Night Out—The Sequel

Did you go to Fashion’s Night Out in September? Well we did, and we had lots of fun (and even had the hangovers the next day to prove it). Of course, the question everyone asked after the Anna Wintour-organized extravaganza was “did it work?” because so much of the hype appeared less about shopping, and…

Leonora Epstein / October 31, 2009

Women Fleeing Beatings From Their Husbands Could Get Asylum Here

Rody Alvarado Peña, now 40, was 16 when she got married in her home country of Guatemala. Her husband severely beat her for more than 10 years—pistol-whipping her, using her head to smash windows, chasing her with a machete, dragging her down the street by her hair, and kicking her repeatedly in the stomach i…

Kate Torgovnick/ / October 31, 2009

Snuggle Up With A Sleeping Bag Coat

It may not look like the most fashionable coat on the market, but it is designer-made (as iconic as the DVF’s wrap dress to many), and will keep you toasty warm. Norma Kamali’s sleeping bag coat usually retails for $595 in stores, but she’s decided to be nice and generous. The designer not only bega…

Bianca Posterli / October 31, 2009

Gadzooks, We’re Putting Our Makeup On Backwards!

So, picture it, I’m putting on my makeup last night (fascinating right?)—mostly doing the same, exact thing I do every freaking time. Clearly, I need to change up my “look”—but that’s a whole different post. Anyway, the application order goes something like this: Clarins Flash Beauty Balm, concealer, bronzer/powder, eyeliner (I’m way into navy liner…

Nina Carbone / October 31, 2009

4 Tricks To Instantly Connect With Anyone

It’d be great if dating and flirting were easy—things you could approach with excitement and nonchalance. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. You want to make a good impression on your potential love-interest, yet the very act of pondering how the other person perceives you can make you less confident! Below are four tricks for… / October 31, 2009

Sonia Rykiel For H&M Coming Up Roses—Just Not Where You Want Them

Here’s a first look at Sonia Rykiel’s upcoming H&M collection, featuring some mighty interesting lingerie. At first, we glanced at the French designer’s signature rose details and those little mesh boy shorts and thought, Not bad! But then we realized that these might be the least logical pieces of underwear. Ever. Unless you enjoy the…

Leonora Epstein / October 31, 2009

Road Trip Essentials So You And Your Man Don’t Break Down (Or Break Up)

Taking a road trip with a lover is sometimes as precarious as a first date. Say or do the wrong thing — or forget to bring a proper caseload of snacks — and you’re in trouble. While it’s clear that some things should be utterly avoided on the road — like discussing whether dating for…

Lemondrop / October 31, 2009

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread, And Make Sure It’s Fresh From Chanel

There’s a new online fashion magazine out there called Flamboyant, and its debut issue presents this “artistic” spread of designer-inspired loaves of bread. In the mix are carb-loaded replicas modeled after brands like Hermès, Valentino, and Vivienne Westwood. Normally, we squeal girlishly (um, you know, on the inside) at these types of conceptual fashion/food photographs.

Leonora Epstein / October 31, 2009

Diary Of A Former Fat Girl: Sex And The Scale

Tucks of skin trickled out from a pink, tropical bikini top. My half-naked body glared back at me from the unforgiving gleam of a fitting room mirror as I modeled a two-piece suit, gripped to the grooves of my body. / October 31, 2009

How Celebs (Over) Do Kiddie Birthdays

Even though Angelina Jolie has a career, six kids and spends her time saving the world and stuff, she still managed to make Maddox’s birthday cake this year, using Sandra Lee’s recipe from Semi-Homemade Cooking, which apparently consisted of buying a white sheet cake, putting a round white cake on top, surrounding it by cupcakes,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 31, 2009

Style Buzz: The Blue Vagina Monster!

Model Kimbra showed up at 1st Annual Guggenheim Art Awards last night dressed as what many think was intended to be a blue vagina. And no, it wasn’t a costume party. [Jezebel]
Steve Madden is starting a clothing line this spring. We can only hope it’s a classy as these leopard bow pumps. [Second City

Lily Q / October 31, 2009

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Jareth The Goblin King

I probably watched Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth”–starring a young Jennifer Connelly opposite the rawtha formidable one-and-only David Bowie, who played Jareth, the intimidating Goblin King–approximately 100 times when I was a kid and that’s no exaggeration. You better believe Bowie brought his signature sexy androgyny to the table and let’s just say it made a very…

Erin Flaherty / October 31, 2009

This Week On The Frisky: What Were The Cool Kids Reading?

What had the cool girls muffling their laughter in the cubicle this week? These were the most popular stories of the week on The Frisky:

MONDAY: 21 Halloween Costumes That Will Not Get You Lad
TUESDAY: Shocking Celebrity Threesomes
WEDNESDAY: Die, Trend, Die! 10 Popular Fads We Want Killed
THURSDAY: Thirteen Tips For Us

Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2009

Quickies: Crying Ghost Girl & Paris Hilton Puts Out Voodoo Hit on Cristiano Ronaldo

Halloween means spooky, spooky ghosts are lurking, so check out what you see in the above video. [Urlesque] — Scary crying ghosts girl or figment of the collective imagination?

Erica Maxwell / October 30, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For Oct 31st-Nov 1st 2009


“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” on AMC at 10:00 a.m.
“Ghosthunters” on Syfy at 11:00 a.m.
“Slumdog Millionaire” on HBO at 12:00 p.m.

Erica Maxwell / October 30, 2009

Today’s Lady News: 6th Person Arrested In Gang Rape & Obama Lifts HIV+ Immigration Ban

A sixth person has been arrested in the the gang rape of 15-year-old girl in California . Police say the rape occurred during a homecoming dance, allegedly while as many as 20 people watched. [ABC News]
A judge upheld a restraining order on a new law which would’ve required details about Oklahoma women who’ve had…

Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2009
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