Archive: Nov 2009

Quick Tip Of The Day: Make Rain Boots Look New Again

You know how your rubber rain boots start looking as drab as an old tire after a season in the rain and snow? And nothing that you try restores the luster? Well, I got you. The quickest, cheapest, and easiest solution to this problem is Armor All Protectant Wipes. Yes, the same wipes used o…

Annika Harris / November 30, 2009

Blind Item: Which Famous Athlete Isn’t As Perfect As He Seems?

Well this is an awfully timely blind item. Maybe it’s written in such a way to throw us off, but it seems way obvious, no? Via if this famous athlete didn’t have enough dang problems right now, you can add a couple more to the list. His wife knew that he had relied o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2009

How Do We Feel About This Tribal Print Trend?

This whole “designs based on Navajo and other indigenous tribal art” fashion moment is clearly not going away. The look is popping up on bags, shoes, dresses, jewelry and even the so-called “hipster snuggie” by Urban Outfitters that is such a blatant rip-off of Lindsey Thornburg’s Cloaks, left (the latter laughably priced at $925, but…

Erin Flaherty / November 30, 2009

Scare Off Unwanted Suitors With This Ring

Rihanna is a fashion trendsetter who is sometimes so far ahead of the curve it’s hard for us to keep up. But, like with Lady Gaga, the best way to follow Rihanna’s lead is to do so subtly. For the past several months, she’s been all about spiked clothes and accessories, from killer rings and…

Catherine Strawn / November 30, 2009

It’s A Bird … It’s A Tree … No, It’s A Model

Don’t you hate it when the tree wears you, and you don’t wear the tree? Pity the Monica Maria Escobar model who wore this greenery. [Colombia, 11/27/09]…

Susannah Breslin / November 30, 2009

Is The Twilight Saga Making Pale Skin More Desireable?

Years ago, I was forced to accept my pale skin after burning my face so badly that blisters covered my nose. Now, while others slather on tanning oil with single-digit sun protection, I have to cover myself with a muumuu and wide-brimmed hat for fear of burning. If the Twilight Saga had been around earlier,…

Catherine Strawn / November 30, 2009

Quotable: Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky Announce Their Engagement

“We’re sorry for the mass e-mail but we wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving! We also wanted to share that we are engaged! We didn’t get married this past summer despite the stories to the contrary, but we are looking toward next summer and hope you all will be there to celebrate with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2009

Multitasking: A Phone And Bracelet In One

For me, finally getting my iPhone went way beyond the image of being a cool user of the Apple product. The second I purchased it, I became wrapped up in a world of new accessories, planning to pimp my cell out with a case and get a few pairs of fingerless gloves. In a way,…

Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2009

Erin’s Style Diary: Monday

What I’m Wearing Today:
Thrift Store Blazer
American Apparel T-shirt
Patrizia Pepe Jeans
Sam Edelman Zoe Boots
Yves Saint Laurent bag

This is what I refer to as “my uniform,” which is basically an easy go-to consisting of my favorite old jeans (which miraculously fit even after consuming T-day extravaganza food and drink all…

Erin Flaherty / November 30, 2009

Sex Diary: Awkward Groping, Meh-Makout, Ex-Tension, & An Emotionally Ambiguous Cuddle

Welcome to the Frisky “Sex Diary,” in which an anonymous person shares the details of her sex life over the course of a few days. Sometimes these entries are filled with revealing romps, while other times there is nary a naked moment in sight. Some of these diarists are frequent contributors. Want to share a

Anonymous / November 30, 2009

Please Do Not Deposit Your Baby In The Trash Receptacle

If you don’t want your wailing infant, give him or her to a kindly fireman or nurse instead! Thank you, and have a pleasant day. [BuzzFeed]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2009

Dig Out Your Scrunchies — They’re Back In Style!

When I think of scrunchies, I remember that scene in “Sex and the City” where Carrie tries to convince Berger that the hair accessory is just so not a New York thing. It wasn’t then, and it hasn’t been for quite some time. But now Marc Jacobs has decided it’s time for the massive hair…

Bianca Posterli / November 30, 2009

“Twilight” Love Story Has All The Components Of An Abusive Relationship

One of the primary criticisms of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series is that the incredibly idealized love story between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen is actually, well, kind of creepy and pathetic. But an eagle-eyed blogger has noted that their relationship — beloved by teenage girls and their sisters and mothers — fits the profile of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday: Your Click-To-Buy Gifts Cheat Sheet

I’ve never been one for long lines and cranky register people/fellow shoppers, so I never usually leave the house on Black Friday. I did get up one year for it, at 4 a.m., and went to Kohl’s—my mom wanted company and I was curious and fully committed to going back to bed ASAP after we…

Nina Carbone / November 30, 2009

365 Days In Paris: Post-Turkey Day Depression

This has been a real week de merde and I’m currently bumming out big time. It was great having my sister here for Thanksgiving (or le Sanks-geev-ing-uh as the French like to say). We spent the past few days on a veritable Parisian binge—drinking bordeaux, shelling out at fancy restaurants, and buying typically Parisian clothing.

Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2009

Meryl Streep Scores Herself A “Vanity Fair” Cover

Meryl Streep, Vanity Fair’s cover girl for December and the star of “It’s Complicated” with Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, is a “new box-office queen.” VF reports that her 2008 musical, “Mamma Mia!,” grossed $601 million worldwide, 2008’s “The Devil Wears Prada” grossed $324 million, and this year’s “Julie & Julia” has already grossed $121…

Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2009
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