Archive: Apr 2010

Today’s Lady News: Navy Will Allow Women On Submarines

The Navy announced today that women will be allowed to serve on submarines for the first time ever beginning in 2012. Twenty-four women — for guided-missile attack subs and ballistic-missile subs at bases — will begin training to be sub officers this summer. “We’re going to look back on this four or five years from…

Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010

Burberry’s Special Edition Rain-Themed Collection—Redundant?

Burberry just launched a small, limited-edition collection based on the theme of rain (April showers, more specifically). The range includes Haymarket checked rain boots, printed umbrellas, trench coats, and a whole mess of small accessories. We have to laugh for a second because if this special line is rain-themed, then what was everything else Burberry…

Leonora Epstein / April 29, 2010

If It Doesn’t Come From An Animal, Can We Call It Milk?

This morning on “Good Day New York,” the anchors were discussing how to refer to drinks like soy milk that don’t actually come from a cow. Should we still call them milk? Learn the interesting alternative anchor Rosanna Scotto suggested in the clip above. [via Gothamist]…

Catherine Strawn / April 29, 2010

Models Kick Actresses Out Of The Ad Campaign Racket

For the first time in a very long time, most of next season’s major designer ad campaigns have been claimed by models, not actors. Alessandra Ambrosia grabbed the Moschino campaign, Karlie Kloss is going to continue to be all up in Dior’s piece, and Balenciaga is bringing on a cast of ten models for their…

Lily Q / April 29, 2010

Style 911: How Do I Pull Off Sparkly Clothing?

I want to buy a few sparkly pieces but I’m not sure how to wear them without looking tacky. Any ideas? — Melanie

Ahh, yes, the age-old “how much shine is too much shine” conundrum. We know it well. A general rule of thumb when wearing sequins and sparkles is to make sure you’re…

Lily Q / April 29, 2010

Quotable: Laura Bush Says The Bushes Have “A Number Of Close Friends Who Are Gay”

“In 2004 the social question that animated the campaign was gay marriage. Before the election season had unfolded, I had talked to George about not making gay marriage a significant issue. We have, I reminded him, a number of close friends who are gay or whose children are gay. But at that moment I could…

Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010

Armani’s New Dubai Hotel Looks Like The Matrix Set

Giorgio Armani has just opened his first hotel in Dubai, and while the super-sleek design definitely has the designer’s mark, the aesthetics are so minimalist that the place might as well be the backdrop for a “Matrix” movie. The muted color palette of grays, browns, and blacks, in combo with modern furniture, gives off that…

Leonora Epstein / April 29, 2010

If We Were Louis Bardo Bullock’s Stylists…

We find Sandra Bullock’s adopted son Louis as adorable as the rest of you, but why, why was the kid wearing that ridiculous beaded necklace on the cover of People? He’s not white, we get that, so does he really need a set of tribal-looking beads to drive home the point? Couldn’t they have throw…

Lily Q / April 29, 2010

Why Do Women Abandon Their Friends For Their New Lover?

I’m not one of those people who demands a lot of time from friends, because vegging out on the couch watching reality TV is one of my favorite pastimes. Not only that, but I’m my mom’s only child, so I learned to entertain myself from a very early age. But lately, I’ve considered calling out…

Annika Harris / April 29, 2010

The Rock Bottom Remainders: Writers Gone Rock Star

As the cliches go, critics want to be artists, actors want to be directors, and writers want to be rock stars. Very few of the latter actually go for it—which is why I am so in love with The Rock Bottom Remainders, a band made up of authors like Dave Barry (guitars), Amy Tan (left,…

Beauty Test Drive: Fresh Under Eye Concealer and Brightener

I’ve whined about the state of my under eye circles before, and my continued pre-occupation with them means I’m not done experimenting with fixes. This week, it was Fresh’s new Supernova Radiance Brightening Pen. Yes, the name is ridiculous, but the brightening aspect is legit. The company claims the pen acts as a concealer and…

Lily Q / April 29, 2010

Hoot, There It Is: Columbia’s Awesome Student-Run Fashion Mag

Several of us on the Frisky staff were newspaper dorks back in college (like this is surprising), so we hold a fondness in our heart for school papers. Oh how the times, they are a changin’: Columbia students just put out the debut issue of a publication called Hoot, a glossy fashion journal that put…

Leonora Epstein / April 29, 2010

Quotable: Robert Downey Jr. Nostalgic For … Jail?

“When the door clicks shut, then you are safe. There is nothing aside from a rogue correctional officer that can do you harm if you have the right cellie. You are actually in the safest place on Earth. Safe from the intruders.”—”Ironman” Robert Downey Jr. tells Rolling Stone about the stints he spent in priso…

Inspiration Board: A Nightmare On Elm Street

Honestly, I have no plans to see “A Nightmare on Elm Street” when it’s released April 30 because Freddie Krueger has scared the crap out of me since I was age 8. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the murderer for his, uh, style. I mean, he’s wearing stripes and a fedora. I never…

Annika Harris / April 29, 2010

“Pretty Wild” Teen Tess Taylor Snapped Topless With Drugs

Getting photographed smoking out of a bong is dumb. But getting photographed smoking out of a bong while topless?

“Pretty Wild” reality star Tess Taylor — the one Alexis Neiers calls her “sister,” even though the two are just friends who are not biologically related — was snapped sans bra with a big…

Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010

Borba Margo Designs In Cold Blood

For all our beef with violence in fashion ads, we didn’t give much consideration to whether the clothes themselves were actually violent. (A cheery yellow Marc dress? Not unless metaphorical sunshine kills.) Borba Margo’s red paint-splattered accessories will make you look like you just came from the slaughterhouse. [StyleBubble.co.uk]…

Leonora Epstein / April 29, 2010

8 Ways To Deal With Jealousy

For the most part, I’m a pretty happy, confident person, but, man oh man, when feelings of insecurity start seeping in, a small part of me inevitably turns into a little green-eyed monster. If I’m having a “fat week,” I’m jealous of women with great figures; when I’m feeling like everything in my closet i…

Wendy Atterberry / April 29, 2010

Eva Longoria Parker’s Fragrance Won’t Make You Sneeze

Confession time: I’m a huge Eva Longoria Parker fan. Every Sunday during “Desperate Housewives,” my girl crush on Gabrielle Solis gets just a little bit bigger. But when I heard the news that she’s joining the celeb-turned-designer brigade and creating her very own perfume, I was a little disheartened. Unlike some actresses who turn to…

Bianca Posterli / April 29, 2010
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