Annika’s Best Posts Of 2010

While there are still a few days left in 2010, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2010—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2010. Next up: Annika!

Adventures In Rihanna’s On-Stage Self-Love

“We have a sneaking suspicion that Rihanna is trying to steal Michael Jackson‘s crown as the No. 1 crotch-grabber. For some reason, RiRi’s fingers repeatedly wander down to her nether region when she’s on stage. Maybe the pressure of having thousands of eyes staring at her makes her yearn for a sweet release? We have no clue, but one thing’s for sure, she has no problem giving herself some loving.”

Women Of Black History: Fashion Icons

“This Black History Month, we’ve introduced you to notable artists and writers, inventors, entertainers, and trailblazers. Now, it’s time for a look at the fashion icons.”

Ann Taylor Or J.Crew? It’s Hard To Tell

“We, along with other fashion insiders and shoppers, have noticed that Ann Taylor and Loft have been looking a lot like J.Crew. All three retailers seem to be targeting the same group—women who want a tasty and stylish stew of Parisian, preppy, and urban chic. So we decided to play a little game to see if there’s a difference between J.Crew and Ann Taylor. Does Ann Taylor come close to recreating J.Crew’s aesthetic? Can you tell the difference between the two brands?”

I Survived The “Regis & Kelly” High Heel-A-Thon

“I competed in the “Live With Regis & Kelly” High Heel-A-Thon in Central Park and actually survived without falling, breaking any bones, getting pushed, or spraining an ankle. It was all good times. The race was sponsored by and benefited The Heart Truth, a campaign to educate women about heart disease. Hundreds of women entered, but only three went home with cash prizes. The Frisky’s amazing resident photographer Shana Cutler shot all the photos, so keep clicking to see what happened during my first-ever high-heel race.”

The 11 Reality Shows I’m Ashamed To Say I Watched

“I’m a reality TV junkie. I watch the stuff more than I watch scripted TV or films, for that matter. I just find the so-called real-life drama and editing manipulation to be much more interesting than a sitcom or another annoying episode of “NCIS.” But looking over the last decade, I’ve watched some pretty moronic reality shows that really wasted my time.”

69-Year-Old Grandma Shoots Intruder With Her .38 Special

“It was 3 a.m. when a robber decided to invade 69-year-old Ethel Jones’ home. The Decatur, Ga. grandmother told the Decatur Daily she heard the intruder at her back door and then her front, and she thought someone was trying to get inside. The robber eventually removed an air conditioner from a window to gain access to Jones’ home. But he picked the wrong lady to rob.”

“Sesame Street” Schools Black Girls On The Beauty Of Their Hair

“‘Sesame Street’ has aired a new song, ‘I Love My Hair,’ aimed at young black girls to teach them to value and love their natural hair. The character dances and sings in every little girl hairstyle imaginable, from a small Afro to ponytails to cornrows to twists. This is an important lesson for black girls to learn because even if they come from a household where natural hair is celebrated, like I did, they will no doubt get the “lesson” from the outside world that straight and silky is better.”

I’m A Jeggings Convert: Thank You, Jessica Simpson

“I didn’t understand the point of jeggings until recently. I had assumed they were just super-thin jeans that suffocated the legs. I was not a fan of the trend, but I think I may have been jaded by the early iterations that trend-driven stores sold next to their hosiery. The legwear was so cheap it didn’t even deserve a hanger and was packaged like a pair of tights. I like leggings, but couldn’t bring myself to wear imitation jeans. Good thing I found out I was so wrong about jeggings. And I have Jessica Simpson to thank for this revelation.”

Willow Smith & Other Celeb Kids’ Hairstyles

“Some folks were horrified when the footage from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony showed Willow Smith, daughter of Will and Jada Smith, wearing what was deemed a too-adult hairstyle. Half of Willow’s head was shaved in a style similar to Cassie‘s buzz cut that had the blogosphere whirling last year. The controversy, however, was unnecessary. How else is Willow supposed to make a name for herself when her father is a huge superstar and her brother Jaden Smith is already following in his dad’s footsteps?”

Is The Carnival “Queen” Of Samba Role Too Sexy For A 7-Year-Old?

“Brazil carnival often has an anything-goes kind of attitude, but the naming of a 7-year-old to the coveted role of drum corps queen is causing controversy this year. Julia Lira has been appointed to the duty, usually reserved for barely-dressed models … And a children’s rights group says she’s too young for the role, especially in a country where sexual exploitation of children is a major problem.”

When The Frisky Took On Ted

“SI was tasked with styling a man and woman for her hypothetical first time meeting his parents at their Notting Hill home. I sent tweets to #TakeOnTed to give directions on my styling.”