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Tara Subkoff Got Lucky, Health Insurance After Tumor Discovery

Last summer, we wrote about Imitation of Christ designer Tara Subkoff’s terrifying situation: They found a tumor in her brain and she didn’t have health insurance to pay for its removal, so her famous friends — from Chloe Sevigny to Wes Anderson — held an auction to raise money for her care and post-operation expenses.

Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2010

Upgrade Your Clear Nail Polish With Iridescence

My childhood nail-biting habit returns from time to time, especially if I’m not wearing any polish. So, on one particularly rough day at work a couple weeks ago, I decided I needed to stop nibbling and quickly brushed on an iridescent top coat that was sitting on my desk. Not only did the paint sto…

Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2010

Is That Roadkill Wrapped Around Your Waist?

Artist Carlee Fernandez designed a series of roadkill-esque accessories, including this lovely deer fanny pack, which we wouldn’t be caught dead in for a number of reasons, i.e., we don’t do fur or fanny packs. [Carlee Fernandez via I’m Revolting]…

Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2010

What Do You Think Of Heidi Klum’s New Bob?

Heidi Klum debuted a new hairdo in West Hollywood yesterday. Her formerly long locks had been shortened into a bob with bangs. While Heidi looks gorgeous no matter what, we’re not sure how we feel about the cut itself; something about it (the way the bangs curl under?) reminds us of Florence Henderson. What do…

Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2010

Make Over Your Bed With Nate Berkus’ Nautical Sheets

Putting new sheets on your bed is like getting a whole new wardrobe — and it can cost that much, too, especially if you want a soft, high thread count set. Luckily, Nate Berkus’ line of bedding for HSN looks high-design, feels high-quality, and costs, well, a lot less than you’d expect. Plus, the rope-like…

Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2010

Love Vandal: A Hospital For Aching Hearts

Reader Ashley snapped this in the bathroom of a Madison, WI, bar.

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

Catherine Strawn / April 20, 2010

Men And Women Run For Different Reasons

Before I started training for the New York City marathon a couple years ago, I didn’t like running. I hated it. In fact, I didn’t even sign myself up to run the marathon — my mom, who counts exercising as a favorite hobby, thought it would be fun to do the race together, so she…

Catherine Strawn / April 20, 2010

One Person’s Oral Fixation Is Another Person’s Necklace

Australian jewelry brand Chewed by Tuesday creates precious metal pieces “based on random items that people chew. But aren’t meant to chew.” Handmade in Melbourne, the first offering by designer Vivienne Gibson is a sterling silver pen cap based on the classic Bic pen’s cap. Depending on your taste, the necklace is available in chewed…

Catherine Strawn / April 20, 2010

Jimmy Choo President Tamara Mellon Took Off Everything But Her Shoes

Tamara Mellon, the co-founder and president of Jimmy Choo, let scandal-bound photographer Terry Richardson shoot her in the nude (besides a pair of Choos, of course) for Interview. When was the last time you saw a company’s top brass tout the brand while wearing nothing? “I wonder what they’ll say at the next board meeting,”…

Catherine Strawn / April 20, 2010

Jennifer Lopez Wears Good Earrings In A Bad Movie

India Earrings, $68, Judith Bright
Gold Paisley Earrings, $58, Judith Bright

Sometimes trailers do the opposite of what they’re supposed to do, which is get you to go to the movie. After seeing the preview for Jennifer Lopez’s new movie, “The Back-up Plan,” I definitely won’t be plunking down $15 to see it i…

Catherine Strawn / April 19, 2010

Finally, Cupcakes For Men

We thought everyone liked cupcakes, but apparently some guys find the usual variety a little too cute and unmanly for their tastes. To compensate for the large amount of “girly” cupcake shops and to ensure that men can eat cupcakes without feeling any less masculine, David Arrick started Butch Bakery. The New York City-based company,…

Catherine Strawn / April 19, 2010

Shelter Success Stories Make For Cute Stamps

We’re all about adopting animals here at The Frisky, and many staffers have given homes to strays or shelter dogs and cats. So, we’re pretty pleased about the initiative the U.S. Postal Service is launching later this month. The USPS will offer a set of stamps featuring adopted pets photographer Sally Anderson-Bruce found in her…

Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2010

What Would You Build On Top Of This Lego Ring?

Playing with Legos might be a little juvenile, but can we wear them? Accessories designers Dee and Ricky Jackson have built an empire based on Lego belts, pins, and rings, with fans like Kanye West. But we think metalsmith Shannon Conrad’s $70 2×2 Building Block Ring is a heck of a lot better than Dee…

Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2010

How To Make Doing Next Year’s Taxes Less Painful

If you’re like us, you probably spent the better part of the week ripping out your hair as you collected and combed through bank statements, pay stubs, and W-2s to get your taxes finished on time. (You sent in your taxes by yesterday, right?!?!) Since we don’t want to experience a similar last-minute meltdown next…

Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2010

We Like These “American Idol” Accessories Better Than The Singing

We’ve heard quite a few people complain that this season of “American Idol” is, well, lackluster. Where are the show-stopping, tear-inducing performances? While we haven’t gotten goosebumps listening to the contestants sing, we couldn’t take our eyes off Siobhan Magnus’s cute bracelets (which she wore with floral Dr. Martens). Lenora Dame designed the animal-covered decoupage…

Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2010

The Best Cooking Show Of All Time

We’ll watch anything on the Food Network and can’t get enough of “Top Chef,” but “Zaylee Jean’s Yippity Yo Show!” is by far our favorite cooking program. The 3-year-old’s baking commentary is first-rate, and she has sooo much energy it makes us want to run home to our kitchen and toss flour i…

Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2010

Khloe Kardashian Battles “Vajayjay” And “Aunt Flow”

Besides sharing her first period story with the world as part of a Kotex video series, Khloe Kardashian has joined the Declaration of Real Talk campaign. The initiative, launched by the feminine products brand, is supposed to empower young women to talk about their bodies without resorting to the use of slang terms like “vajayjay.”…

Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2010

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