Claire Hannum

Claire writes at The Frisky and probably thinks you're fab. Email her at claire[at]thefrisky.com.

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How To Shop For Midi & Maxi Skirts/Dresses As A Petite Girl

I may be a tad biased, but I feel like conventional fashion wisdom leaves petite girls like myself with very few sartorial options for summer comfiness. To make clothes look proportional instead of swimming in too-long dresses, short ladies are advised to show hella leg and whip out the wedges and heels, which is all…

By: Claire Hannum / July 25, 2014

Here’s Every Brand Name Ever Mentioned On “Sex And The City”

A 27-year-old French guy seems to have gotten very bored of some woman in his life’s “Sex and the City” habit, so he put together an alphabetical compilation of every single brand mentioned in the series. Carrie and the girls are even more materialistic than we thought: there are 324 brands mentioned 838 times — and the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 25, 2014

Miley Cyrus Hired A Pet Psychic To Contact Her Dog Floyd

Miley Cyrus hired a dog psychic to help her heal from the loss of her beloved puppy, Floyd, who died in April. Question: is a dog psychic different from a regular psychic? [Mirror UK]
Jessica Biel will guest star on “New Girl” as a rival of Zooey Deschanel’s character. [Cosmopolitan]
Tara Reid believe…

By: Claire Hannum / July 24, 2014

Kristen Bell Is An Underpaid Mary Poppins

Hey, even Mary Poppins needs to pay the bills. Maybe if the federal minimum wage were just a little bit higher, she wouldn’t have to quit! Leave it to Kristen Bell to combine musical theater and social justice. Just a $3 increase can make a living wage! [Funny Or Die]…

By: Claire Hannum / July 24, 2014

This Girl Is Crowd-Funding Her Grad School Tuition (And It’s Actually Working)

Emily-Rose Eastop, a 26-year-old from London, is crowd-funding the expenses of her master’s degree program. The scientist with a talent for singing and dancing graduated in 2010 with a degree in Human Sciences, and was shocked when she was turned down for over 200 jobs (though it’s worth considering that she only applied for work…

By: Claire Hannum / July 24, 2014

Awesome Obstetrician Welcomes Babies Into The World By Singing

Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja, the happiest doctor you’ll ever meet, has delivered about 8,000 babies, and greets most of them with a song. When Andrew-Jaja was in residency, and older physician was in the habit of singing to newborns, and when he retired, he asked Andrew-Jaja to carry on the tradition. He’s been singing to babie…

By: Claire Hannum / July 24, 2014

Justin Bieber Is Reportedly The New Face Of Calvin Klein

Rumor has it that Justin Bieber may become a model for Calvin Klein underwear. Sorry, that sound is just the whimper of my soul being crushed. [Jezebel]
Britney Spears will launch her own lingerie line this September. [E! News]
The beard The Rock wore in “Hercules” was made of yak pubes. Do…

By: Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

I’m Super Excited For Hilary Duff To Have A Comeback

Maybe I should be more embarrassed that I’m so excited about this, but for the first time in seven years, Hilary Duff is releasing a new album! Her new single, “Chasing The Sun,” will be released on July 29 along with its music video, and is already available for pre-order. Duff is still at work o…

By: Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

Blake Lively Decorates Cupcakes In A Mildly Awkward Vogue Interview

Blake Lively sat down with Vogue to answer 73 questions and heartily promote her new lifestyle site Preserve while decorating cupcakes. Things we learned? She identifies most with the male characters on “Sex and the City” (oh how I’d love for her to elaborate on that one), she’s a fan of Alan Watts, and she likes chocolate souffle.

By: Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

Would You Wear A Dress Made Of Condoms?

Ever wonder what happens to all the condoms that fail the quality control test? Artist and social activist Adriana Bertini crafts gowns out of them. Bertini’s Condom Couture project was created to raise awareness about safe sex and STI prevention. Using dyed defective and expired condoms, she puts together dresses that aim to get people talking…

By: Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

Lena Dunham Asked Her Twitter Followers Why They Use Birth Control

In light of the last month’s ruling by the Supreme Court that some employers with religious objections to birth control can deny coverage to female employees, Lena Dunham asked her followers Twitter to start an conversation about why we need the stuff in the first place.
I need birth control because I have endometriosi…

By: Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

Here’s One More Reason Sex On The Beach Is A Horrible Idea

If sand fleas, nasty infections, and sunburn weren’t motive enough, getting arrested might be another reason to think twice about sex on the beach. A couple on Bradenton Beach in Florida seemed to think it was totally fine to get it on in full view of dozens of people, including kids, in the middle of the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

The Twee Font On Kendall Jenner’s Topless Magazine Cover Is Giving Me The Creeps

Kendall Jenner is topless on the cover of the July issue of Love magazine, and something about the cover’s kiddie-style layout feels super skeevy to me. Despite the very grownup-looking photo, the font on the cover is really childlike, and the twee little cartoon flowers and snails don’t help either. Beyond the weirdness of referring to…

By: Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

Conor Oberst Dismisses Libel Lawsuit Against The Woman Who Falsely Accused Him Of Rape

Conor Oberst has dismissed his federal libel lawsuit against Joanie Faircloth, the North Carolina woman who accused him of sexual assault in a comment thread on xoJane. Faircloth released a statement publicly recanting her accusation last week, while Oberst released a statement accepting her apology. [CBS News]
The Carter-Knowles family was spotted happily hanging out i…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

Lana Del Rey Did Not Sleep Her Way To Fame

“It’s commentary, like, ‘I know what you think of me,’ and I’m alluding to that. You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.”
Lana Del Rey told Complex magazine that her song “Fucked My Way Up to the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

Watch Angela Kinsey Tell Conan About Her Adventures As A Rapper

When Angela Kinsey from “The Office” was invited to Share Day at her six-year-old daughter’s school, she ended up performing a rap of “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” As she tells Conan, rapping is something of an everyday habit in the Kinsey household, but her daughter’s classmates were noimpressed. Kids are a way tougher crowd than TV…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Bride’s Favorite Mascot Walks Her Down The Aisle After She Loses Her Father

When Jennifer Sullivan unexpectedly lost her father to a heart attack six months before her wedding, she brought in her favorite mascot to walk her down the aisle. “I knew that I would be thinking about him the entire time,” Sullivan told WSVN News. “I knew I needed to do something really special to take…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

Homeless Pets Are Now Featured In Some Ikea Showrooms

Ikea stores in Tempe, Arizona, and Singapore have teamed up with Home for Hope and the Arizona Humane Society to add life-sized cardboard cutouts of homeless animals to its showrooms. The cardboard critters, which are based on real photos of shelter cats and dogs, will be placed in the spots a real-life pet might hang out — o…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

Even The US Government Is Playing Kim Kardashian’s Game

Last night, the Twitter account for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water accidentally tweeted that they’d made it to C-List celebrity status in Kim Kardashian’s super-addictive iPhone game. Someone at the EPA must be really hooked. Everyone needs a little downtime to just play games now and then, even if their job is saving the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

27 Things That Don’t Define Your Self-Worth

Chaotic and ever-changing as life is, it’s no wonder that we look to external factors to define who we are and how we’re doing. It’s easy to lose sight of how our success in life shows up in intangible stuff, like the way we treat people, how we handle tough stuff, and how much love…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

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