Claire Hannum

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

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Style

I don’t know what it is about a cape that looks so sophisticated, but every time I put one on I feel like some classy winter minx who wears leather gloves and saunters around the Met every weekend. Freezing in winter weather doesn’t have to be all miserable, right? Capes make outerwear a bit more fun –… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I live for good advice, and sometimes I spend a little too much energy attempting to absorb others’ hard-learned lessons into my own life. When I graduated from college, my attempts to gather as much advice as I could from everyone who’d already done it left me so overwhelmed with information that I went on… READ MORE »


Celebs

Nicki Minaj’s new music video is a smug, obnoxious rip-off of a Nazi propaganda film, and that was a horrible idea. [Playboy]
According to Us Weekly, Solange Knowles, younger sister of Beyonce and noted elevator brawler, is set to marry longtime boyfriend Alan Ferguson this Saturday in New Orleans. [Us Weekly]
New reports suggest… READ MORE »


Celebs

Lara Clarke, a talented self-taught British baker and “Hunger Games” fan, was honored with a gold prize at the Cake International competition for this life-size cake of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. The cake matches J.Law’s measurements exactly, and Clarke brought along a backup cake just in case — a giant Tyrion Lannister from “Game… READ MORE »


News

Upcoming documentary “Vessel” follows the experiences of Rebecca Gomperts, a Dutch physician who founded Women on Waves, which brings contraception and safe abortion services to women in countries with few reproductive rights. Gomperts felt the need to take action for women whose control of their own bodies are prohibited by their nation’s government, often at… READ MORE »


Celebs

“Sex is such an important part of a healthy life, in the sense that it’s such an intrinsic part of who you are. When your sex life is not healthy, you resort to other things as an outlet.”
Nick Jonas, former purity ring enthusiast and talented crotch grabber, is presumably enjoying all the sexytime he… READ MORE »


News

Kickass girl-empowering toy company GoldieBlox has released a new ad, and this one features Metric’s “Help I’m Alive” while brilliantly mimicking Apple’s famous “1984” ad. The ad’s goal is to shatter the myth perpetuated by dolls that little girls’ worth rests on their looks. To combat it, the company created an action figure for girls. READ MORE »


News

Doris Baker, a 97-year-old Virginia Beach woman, spent decades teaching the children of US Special Forces soldiers at their base in Bad Toelz, Germany after World War II. On Wednesday, she became an honorary Green Beret for her hard work, which is a title only 10 people hold. A ceremony with full military honors was… READ MORE »


Style

This year’s Lingerie Fashion Week in New York coincided with the 75th anniversary of the invention of nylon stockings, and the pin-up inspired lingerie line Secrets In Lace celebrated with a vintage runway show and burlesque performance. From the sounds of it, the show was the kind of fashion celebration vintage dreams are made of — models walked the… READ MORE »


Style

Autumn is in full swing, and that means the perfect excuse to eat rich, hearty crock pot soups for every meal. There’s nothing better than walking through the door in the evening to the smell of a delicious dinner that’s been slowly cooking for you while you toiled away at work. Even though you just… READ MORE »


Celebs

I have an ongoing obsession with Kourtney’s pregnancy style. Maybe it’s because I’m petite/curvy like her and like her fashion ideas for my body type, or maybe it’s just because she has super duper expensive clothes and thus looks way more chic than your average reality TV star. All I can say is that she… READ MORE »


Celebs

I don’t know why I’m surprised. This is coming from a guy who became one of the highest paid actors in the world by regularly being rewarded for being a hypocrite. Life’s not going to be fun for his baby daughter, huh? [Crushable]
Gabrielle Union spoke out in the December issue of Cosmopolitan about her… READ MORE »



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