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Quote Of The Day: Bee Shaffer Rebels Against Anna Wintour

“I really don’t want to work in fashion. It’s just not for me. I respect her, obviously, but it’s just a really weird industry … She wants me to be an editor. I would never put it down, but I just don’t want to take it too seriously. People in there act like fashion is life. It’s really amusing, but if that’s your career — there are other things out there, seriously … I think I want to be a lawyer.”

—Bee Shaffer explains that despite mom Anna Wintour‘s hopes for her, she’s not too keen on going into the family business, possibly making her the only person who has ever dared to defy the devil in Prada. How very Saffy from “Ab Fab” of her! [Fox News] Keep reading »

Would You Put Bull Semen In Your Hair?

Well, would ya? What if it made your hair look as shiny and lustrous as Brooke Shields’ hair circa 1982? The sperm, uh, “facial” recently exploded (sorry, can’t help it) on to the skincare scene with products like SkinScience‘s “Spermine For Professionals”–again, the jokes just write themselves here–and CMEN Beauty Now. We could’ve guessed that next the sticky suspects would end up in our hair. Super-fancy London salon Hari’s is offering the Aberdeen Organic Bull Semen Treatment, and the owner couldn’t be more chuffed, as they say in Jolly Old: “I have been searching for an organic product with a lot of protein because that is what hair is made of and that is what it lacks when it is dry,” says salon owner Hari Salem. “The semen is refrigerated before use and doesn’t smell. It leaves your hair looking wonderfully soft and thick.” He claims he prefers it over more traditional, fatty, protein-enriched products like avocados and truffle oil. Huh. How ’bout that?

Eh, I’m not the precious type. I’d totally go for it. You? [Allure and Naturally Curly Hair] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: May We Suggest Some More Weather-Appropriate Footwear?

Hermes debuted their A/W 2009 ad campaign featuring Raquel Zimmermann at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. We assume this is her real foot. Or does it belong to a stand-in? [Fashionologie] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Kristen Stewart Is Like, So Punk Rock

Kristen Stewart is looking so dang hardcore lately. She’s either sartorially-inspired by her role in “The Runaways” as Joan Jett or simply a method actress. Either way, we wonder how the hell she could sit through the Teen Choice Awards in this Rock & Republic dress without sustaining any serious injuries. [Los Angeles, 8/10/09] Keep reading »

Britney Spears’ Odd, Uncomfortable-Sounding Beauty Secret

According to, erm, Ireland Online of all places, Britney Spears has a rather strange beauty regimen involving aluminum foil:

“The ‘Womanizer’ singer reportedly uses cool strips of the metallic cooking aid to give her lips an instant pick-me-up when she is feeling tired. A source said: ‘To keep her lips looking perky and fresh, her make-up artist takes a sheet from a stockpile of frozen foil in his freezer, pokes a hole in it so Britney can breath through her mouth and smoothes it over her face.’”

Really?

While I’ve heard of plenty of crazy beauty remedies and tried loads of weird treatments in my day, I’ve never heard of using freezing cold foil on your face, especially to make your lips look “perky and fresh?” Could this actually be for rizzles? Was I absent this day at beauty school? Anyone actually heard of this? [Ireland Online] Keep reading »

Was Kelly Clarkson Slimmed Down Or Just A Victim Of Routine Airbrushing?

Like many celebrities, Kelly Clarkson appears on the September issue of Self looking more svelte than recent pictures of her in real life. We’ve been talking about airbrushing all week here at The Frisky, and we’ll continue to until it’s less of an industry standard. (Mind you, once that day comes, then we’ll probably talk about the dinosaurs who’re still doing it.) While it’s no big whoop that yet another star is airbrushed on a glossy magazine cover — after all, they all are each and every month — we noticed that Jezebel suggested that the editors at Self had not just airbrushed but also used Photoshop to slim the pop star down. Way down. Keep reading »

More GOOP From Gwyneth: Homemade Beauty Recipes!

Another day, another Gwyneth Paltrow GOOP edition chock-full of sage advice. This time she addresses the beauty realm, and here’s a synopsis of the tips: Make a body scrub by mixing Turbinado (that’s sugar that comes from the first pressing of the sugar cane), olive oil and coarsely ground coffee, the latter of which Miss Paltrow does not, repeat, does not ever drink. Soften skin with oatmeal and honey before rubbing it with aloe vera juice to reduce redness, and reduce puffy morning eyes by placing chilled spoons over your lids or use cotton pads soaked in cold milk. Prevent wrinkles by doing daily facial exercises like sticking your tongue out as far as you can while keeping your eyes wide for 30 seconds. Apply a boatload of coconut oil after a bath to goop up your skin, which we can assure you is the story behind her seriously oily legs on “Letterman” recently.

Okay, Goopy, let’s talk. Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Karl Lagerfeld On Feminism

“I was never a feminist because I was never ugly enough for that.”

— Karl Lagerfeld pretending to be Coco Chanel in Harper’s Bazaar. We wonder if he used a girly voice to answer the questions. [Also, shut up Karl! -- Editor] [Chic Report] Keep reading »

Curly Or Straight? Tell Us Which You Prefer & Win Hair Products, Too

Decisions, decisions. We love how voluptuous and sexy curls look (a la Amy Adams, here at the New York premiere of “Julie and Julia“), but we’re also suckers for slick, straight hair. For these particular events, her hair guru, Matrix celeb stylist Mark Townsend, made the style decisions above based on the clothes and um, just a “feeling.” For the NYC event, he wanted her hair to look modern and glamorous to match her ritzy Carolina Herrera gown. “I’ve been very inspired lately by hairstyles from the ’80s with lots of volume,” he said. But for the more slick look in LA, he was inspired by “beauty shots from the ’80s that I’ve collected over the years, very Carol Alt,” he says, referring to the supermodel who reigned supreme back in the day.

We’re torn. Which do you prefer?

Oh, and P.S. We just happen to have a few bottles of the Biolage Shine Endure Spritz that Mark used on Amy laying around the office. It’s good for shine, protection and both straight and curly hair. It costs about $14 in stores, but we’re willing to part with three bottles for our favorite comments regarding woman’s greatest mystery, that very serious conundrum: curly or straight? Keep reading »

Common + Cologne = Free Concert

If you’re a big fan of Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., aka Common, and like so many chicks we know, prefer to wear men’s cologne because so much girly perfume smells like fruit and pink flowers, then listen up: To celebrate his new Diesel fragrance, the rapper is holding a private concert for his friends and celebrity fans at NYC venue Capitale, which is small enough to ensure that onlookers just might get close enough to literally smell him. But what’s a girl who’s not a close personal friend or “celebrity fan” to do? Starting August 10, the first 500 people to make a Diesel Only The Brave purchase of $117.50 or more at Macy’s in Herald Square (and other select NYC locations) will receive two general admission tickets to this exclusive concert. Normally we’re not the hugest celebrity fragrance fans around here but you might be surprised at Common’s complex combo: With top notes of lemon blossom, mandarin and coriander leaves; a heart of labdanum, black rose and lavender; and a dry down of amber, tolu and ebony woods, this stuff actually smells really good. So there. Keep reading »

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