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Bridesmaid Shoes That Won’t Break The Bank

If you’re in a friend’s wedding, be prepared to spend big bucks, because you’ll have to buy everything from a plane ticket to your bridesmaid dress. And if the bride wants all her ladies in waiting to wear matching shoes, that’s another hundred bucks out the window. Hopefully you can convince her to go with…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 5, 2010

Love Vandal: Always In Style

Reader Ellina snapped this in Montreal.

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 4, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld’s Shrine To Barbie And Ken

Karl Lagerfeld’s studio is featured in The Selby Is In Your Place, and there’s a preview of the space on TheSelby.com. When we first saw this photo, we thought, “Does Karl have a seriously weird Chace Crawford and Barbie obsession?” But then we realized it was a picture of Chanel model/muse Baptiste Giabiconi and a…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 4, 2010

Cheery Nail Polish For Sunshine-Filled Seasons

Put away all your dark nail polish until next fall, because just like last year, J. Crew has anointed two colors of Essie nail polish as the shades of spring and summer. Punchy Pink and Russian Roulette look so bright and fun they’ll wipe away any lingering memories of the long, cold winter you barely…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 4, 2010

Do You Want To See Average-Looking Women In Magazines And Movies?

Elle editor-in-chief Robbie Myers went on “Today” this morning to talk about body types and how curvier models are getting more attention in the fashion industry these days, with more womanly figures walking the runways at Louis Vuitton, Prada, and more. She said, however, that women reading magazines or watching movies don’t want…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 3, 2010

5 Lies We Tell Ourselves While Shopping

When we’re out shopping and a shirt catches our eye, we’ll tell ourselves anything to justify buying it, even when we already have at least 25 other perfectly good tops hanging in our closet. We’ll find a way to convince ourselves to make a purchase seem practical if we want it badly enough. What lie…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 3, 2010

Friends Let Friends Wear Maxi Dresses

It’s always fun to see which celebs are friends, and two of our favorite ladies spent time together over the weekend. Liv Tyler and Eva Mendes put on maxi dresses, got some iced drinks, and went shopping around NYC on Saturday.

By: Catherine Strawn / May 3, 2010

Love Vandal: Fortress Of Feelings

Writer Judy McGuire snapped this scrawled on the wall of an ancient fort while sightseeing in Puerto Rico. Apparently it translates to: “Jumaris: I want to know what sets your heart on fire so that I can be that and more. I love you, Jose.”

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even

By: Catherine Strawn / May 2, 2010

Dakota Fanning Is A Chic Geek

Dakota Fanning probably just wore glasses and a cozy outfit for her flight, but she looks quite sophisticated, no?

By: Catherine Strawn / April 30, 2010

Never Change, Courtney Love

Years may go by, but Courtney Love will always look the same: glamorous and slightly out of it. [Design Scene]…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 30, 2010

Vidal Sassoon Doc Shows The Man Behind The Famous Hairdos

The Tribeca Film Festival comes to an end this weekend, and among the scores of movies shown during the 12-day film fest, I’m looking forward to the hair documentary “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie.” You might know the name Vidal Sassoon from the haircare commercials with the tagline, “If You Don’t Look Good, We Don’t Look…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 30, 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]…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 29, 2010

Do You Prefer To Talk About Your Problems With People Or Pets?

It’s pretty normal for people to talk to their pets — I do it all the time — but is it OK for humans to prefer sharing their problems with their dog, rather than, say, their spouse? A slightly disturbing new survey of more than 1,000 pet owners found that 33 percent of married wome…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 28, 2010

Heels Don’t Always Equal Stylish

Sometimes designers try to put their spin on a classic style, creating something completely amazing. Boots with heels, for example, are a wardrobe staple now, but when they first debuted, did the combo puzzle people? Still, adding height to normally flat shoes doesn’t always work. High-heeled sneakers have yet to take off in a big…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 28, 2010

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