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Why Are Guy Friends So Trendy?

Girlfriends are getting a lot of flack these days. Despite the popularity of "Sex and the City," "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," and "Lipstick Jungle" (well, maybe that one wasn't so popular), female friendship is under attack. In the past few years it has become trendy to poo-poo girlfriends and hang with a posse of…

By: Ali Jawin / June 25, 2009

Girl Scouts Host First Ever Duct Tape Fashion Show

As a born and bred New Yorker, I never had the inclination to join the Girl Scouts and learn the necessary wilderness skills to survive the jungle otherwise known as Central Park. Just because I can't figure out how to start a fire by rubbing rocks together and lack the super cute uniform does not…

By: Ali Jawin / June 25, 2009

A Ringtone That Enhances Your… Breasts?

A Japanese "scientist" claims he has composed a breast enhancing ringtone. According to Hideto Tomabechi, a woman can increase the size of her breasts in only 10 days if she listens to the ringtone 20 times every 24 hours. Sounds easy, but don't get too excited just yet. The ring tone apparently has many layer…

By: Ali Jawin / June 24, 2009

Blood Suckers & Flesh Eaters: Medieval Medical Practices Are Back With A Vengance

I am completely traumatized. This morning I went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist, expecting to just have the big shot doc shine a light up my nose and then merrily skip off to work. Oh, how wrong I was. After sticking something scary looking up my nose, my doctor declared, "Yep, we…

By: Ali Jawin / June 24, 2009

When Did Bravo Go From Fantastic To Trash-tastic?

Oh Bravo, why did you do this to me? I lost my faith in TV after the second season of "Survivor," but found hope again in the wonder that was "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy." Upon viewing the first promotional commercial I remember thinking: Could it be? Is it true? Is there really going…

By: Ali Jawin / June 24, 2009

Girl Talk: Can You Regrow A Girlfriendship?

I have been truly lucky in my life in terms of the quality of female friendships I have experienced. As much as I love being in a romantic relationship with a man, the love in a girl friendship is somehow much sweeter. I tenderly look back at the hours on the phone every night giggling…

By: Ali Jawin / June 23, 2009

Making The Walk Of Shame Less Shameful

We have all been there. At some point in your life, you'll be forced to drag your sorry ass home in the harsh light of day. Whether you regret the dude or your laziness, you inevitably regret that you wore such a short sparkly mini with "do me" pumps. Tragically, it is a universally accepted…

By: Ali Jawin / June 22, 2009

Q&A: Theory’s Istvan Francer On Spring/Summer Fashion Trends

Theory is synonymous with impeccably fitted items that have a look that is fashion-y, but at the same time simple and clean. Keeping in mind Theory’s emphasis on fit, quality and polished/chic look, I asked Theory’s Women’s Design Director Istvan Francer a few questions on how to wear this spring/summer’s hottest looks.

By: Ali Jawin / June 22, 2009

What Ever Happened To This Summer’s “Must Haves”?

Every month a gazillion magazines boldly discover the top three items we must have for this season. I mean must in the sense that the articles foretold our fashion doom if we did immediately drop the glossy pages and run to the mall. I will give the magazines their due, most of them have toned…

By: Ali Jawin / June 22, 2009

Where Celebs Go On Vacay

It’s a tough life being a celeb. You have to live in a palace in the constantly glorious LA sun. You have to dress in free designer garb for fabulous parties. You have to hangout with other Hollywood hotties. You might even have to *gasp* work every few months. It’s a rough life, but someone…

By: Ali Jawin / June 22, 2009

Girl Talk: How Much Do Boyfriends And Best Friends Really Need To Get Along?

I love my best friend, I love my boyfriend. These two people who hold such special places in my heart should love each other like I love them. In theory, if I have enough in common with both of them to have such a strong bond with each, shouldn't the two of them also have…

By: Ali Jawin / June 22, 2009

Pawn Off Your Bling From Your Ex For Extra Cash

I have always been stumped about what to do with presents from exes. I have never been engaged so I haven't had to deal with any seriously valuable or sentimental jewelry, but I have a couple of rocks that I just wasn't sure what to do with. I think you should always offer to give…

By: Ali Jawin / June 21, 2009

Optimize Your Daily Dose Of Snail Secretion

Snail secretion...ew. If we at The Frisky did not feel a great responsibility to report every beauty secret we discover/investigate/stumble across, we would have left the snail dribble alone and kept down our lunches. Yet, sadly for my stomach, we take our beauty products seriously. I was prepared to laugh off snail secretion face cream…

By: Ali Jawin / June 21, 2009

The “Slim Mouth Piece”: Beauty Product Or Choking Hazard?

Everyone wants a tighter something this day. Someone at some point decided that our butts and thighs need to have more elasticity than a gumby doll. While this obsession with tightness has added two, ahem 20, minutes to my daily beauty routine, it's definitely worth it during bathing season. What's not worth it: the Slim…

By: Ali Jawin / June 21, 2009

Top Five Reasons To Date The Sidekick Instead Of The Leading Man

I love a hero. It's hard to resist those devastatingly handsome leading men who duel evil at great personal cost. And yet, I have more of a thing for the sidekick. Sure their characters are underdeveloped and their emotional growth is equal to that of a chia pet, but sidekicks are severely underrated. Just because…

By: Ali Jawin / June 20, 2009

Wear Big Hats This Summer—Without Looking Like The Queen Mum

Big hats are often placed in the little-old-British-lady-at-a-garden-party category. Not anymore! They are the chicest chapeau to wear if you want to look properly polished while making a serious style statement. If you are bold enough to wear one, that is. Be warned—these wide-brimmed, bright-colored and flowered-covered numbers are not for wallflowers. Here's a few…

By: Ali Jawin / June 20, 2009

Bruno Gets Flack From Gay Rights Groups

Once again Bruno is in the hot seat, and this time we don't mean Eminem's face. "Bruno," one of Sacha Baron Cohen's many alter-egos, will make his big screen debut on July 10, but the film is already receiving non-fashion related critique. In the film/mockumentary, Cohen (aka Borat and Ali G) plays the-not-the-brightest-bulb-in-the-shed, homosexual Austria…

By: Ali Jawin / June 18, 2009