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Hair Personality: Which Bun Are You?

If you lack the manual dexterity to braid your hair into fishtails or pretzels, you’re in luck. After years in the top spot, the braid has a challenger that’s far more attainable: the bun. No, it’s not new—Athenian women wore the style back in ancient Greece—but the bun has been popping up everywhere from runway…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 4, 2012

What Do You Wear Under A Backless Dress?

At the CFDA Awards earlier this week, model Carmen Kass showed some serious skin in a backless Michael Kors dress. She couldn’t get away with a regular bra with this cut, and this got us to thinking: What do you wear underneath dresses with open backs? Keep reading for your best backless bra options.

By: Catherine Strawn / June 9, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Model Lizzie Miller Talks Curvy Role Models And Realistic Body Types

Last September, Glamour magazine printed a small photo of model Lizzie Miller looking happy in next to nothing. Tons of readers wrote into the magazine, saying they loved seeing such a realistic-looking woman pictured in the pages of the glossy. Glamour listened, and other magazines have followed suit, mixing things up by hiring plus-size model…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 9, 2010

Love Vandal: Sweet Embrace

Reader Shannon snapped this photo from her car (eyes on the road, please!): “I was driving to work today in San Francisco and snapped this pic from my car. It was a good way to start the morning! Sorry it’s a tiny bit blurred, but you can see it’s definitely a sweet embrace.”

Have

By: Catherine Strawn / June 8, 2010

Love Vandal: The Stages Of Romance

Reader Erin snapped this in Breckenridge, CO: “It made me a little bit sad, because it is true. I was in Breckenridge to hang out with a boy who I’ve passed through the “lover, love, loved” cycle with already, and after three years of not speaking, we are moving through these stages again. Hopefully I…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 6, 2010

Get Jessica Biel’s Soft Waves At Home

Jessica Biel’s hair and makeup looked relaxed but lovely at Thursday night’s premiere of “The A-Team” in Hollywood. Her soft waves are super easy to replicate at home, especially since celebrity stylist Mara Roszak, who worked on Jessica’s hair, gave us instructions. On damp hair, apply TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse all over, especially…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 5, 2010

The Anti-Taxidermy Deer Head Vase

I’m not really into taxidermy — stuffed beasts sort of freak me out — but this deer head vase reminds me of hunting wall mounts in a good way. Hanging a 3-D decoration adds an extra element to any room, and how awesome is it that this animal not only isn’t dead but serves a…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 3, 2010

See-Through Dresses Abound!

Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present” closed at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art earlier this week — which our Amelia wanted me to say she “loved, loved, loved, loved, loved” — and Givenchy hosted a star-studded celebration fêting the performance artist. The celebrities in attendance seemed to think that since the exhibit featured…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 3, 2010

Would You Keep Your Legs Cool In A Pair Of Sheer Pants?

The other day, while walking down the street, I noticed (without trying) that the woman in front of me was wearing shorts sheer enough that her undies were completely visible. The shorts were so transparent there was absolutely no mistaking she knew what she was showing the world. Sheer clothes are big for summer, and…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 2, 2010

Did A Home Hair-Dyeing Disaster Cost Megan Fox Her “Transformers 3″ Role?

Hair is a big deal in Hollywood, and if we listen to the rumors on RadarOnline.com, Megan Fox may have lost her role in “Transformers 3” due to a home hair-coloring mishap. Megan supposedly tried to dye her hair black the day before meeting with Paramount studio execs. Her locks apparently looked so bad that…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 2, 2010

Love Vandal: This Way To Your Soul Mate

Reader Jillian snapped this photo in Jerusalem last week and said, “There may not be peace in Jerusalem, but at least there’s love.”

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com.

By: Catherine Strawn / June 1, 2010

Summertime Studs

Do you like piña coladas? And getting caught in the rain? Well, then these tiny pineapples belong on your ears. The sterling silver studs will put you in that laid-back Friday afternoon mindset, because that’s what tropical fruit do — besides mixing nicely with rum, cream of coconut, and crushed ice.

By: Catherine Strawn / June 1, 2010

A Swimsuit For Taking The Plunge

Anyone who says one-pieces fall into the senior citizen swimwear category obviously hasn’t seen Quiksilver’s McCall suit. This vintage-inspired number covers up more than a bikini would, but the monokini cut and deep V-neck sex things up. Put it on and you’ll enjoy your day at the beach twice as much as you would wearing…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 31, 2010

Love Vandal: Repeat As Needed

Reader Xiaofan snapped this repeated sentiment in Nassau, Bahamas.

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com.

By: Catherine Strawn / May 30, 2010

Naming A Cereal “Muffin Tops” Seems Like A Bad Move

Blueberry Muffin Tops cereal has been around for a few years, but we just noticed it at the store and can’t believe a company would name a cereal after the fatty flesh that hangs out over the waistline of pants, especially since it doesn’t look like the tops of muffins. What’s next, Love Handles ice…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 28, 2010

No Wedding Ring On Your Finger? Try A Special Divorce Or Single Gal Ring Instead

Even if you’re unmarried, you can “put a ring on it” yourself, according to an article in The New York Times. While the paper won’t call it a full-fledged trend, several companies, like D Jewelry Co., now offer divorce rings, and a few others sell rings that celebrate your singlehood. (There’s even something called the…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 27, 2010

A Doll In The Kitchen

If cooking’s your thing, you better have the tools to get the job done right. Sure, regular ole measuring cups can ensure you mix up correct amounts of flour and sugar, but will they make you smile when you pull open your kitchen cabinet? Because these Russian Doll measuring cups will.

By: Catherine Strawn / May 27, 2010

Quotable: Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky Will Wear Converse At Her Wedding

“I have never in my life thought about what my wedding would be like. I don’t like to be all glammed up. I want my hair to be really natural and I plan on wearing Converse under my wedding dress.”
— “Bachelorette” Ali Fedotowsky on what her wedding will be like. Would you wear…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 26, 2010

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