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DIY Project We May Actually Tackle Over The Holidays

Remember our old friend Este Lewis, the 25-year-old artist who makes ultra cute wallpaper out of images of everyday objects like candy dots and pencils? That little busy bee is at it again with one of the most interesting and easy — albeit time-consuming — projects ever: She’s made a scented curtain out of tea bags! (Insert dirty jokes here.) We actually think this is a great idea for when you’re sitting around bored during the holidays. Plus, it’s better for you than chain smoking, so much more modern than making a quilt and it delivers aromatherapy benefits while you work, which you’ll need after you’ve been bickering with mom/dad/Uncle Nick, etc., all day long. All you need are 200 tea bags and some glue and/or needle and thread. Click the link for the full instructions. [Time Out New York] Keep reading »

This Snuggie Impersonator Must Be Stopped!

I never thought I’d be sitting here today defending the Snuggie, but after coming across this blatant rip-off called the “KN Kozy,” I feel like someone has to stand up for this gross injustice. Then again, upon closer inspection, we’re strangely drawn to Karen Neuberger’s ultra-plush copy. At $40 with a satin ribbon trim and “attractive gift tag included!” it’s like a fancier, new and improved version. Go ahead, ask anyone who has actually ordered the original blanket with sleeves and they will tell you the fabric is way lacking. Also, as Amelia points out, this oddly chic getup looks like something style icon Tilda Swinton might wear on the red carpet. Since it’s backless, she’ll want to be careful not to turn around and expose herself. [Karen Neuberger] Keep reading »

Dominique Swain Is Worst PETA Spokesperson Ever

You loved her in “Lolita” and uh, whatever else she was in (hm…), but actress Dominique Swain just did a really, really bad thing that makes puppies cry. Not only was she lame enough to not get her dog fixed (what responsible pet owner in this day and age does that!?), but the cocker spaniel had a litter of eight puppies, and she decided to dump them at an already overburdened Malibu animal shelter. But wait, it gets worse: After driving up in her BMW and insisting they take the pups, workers there informed her that it was crucial that the animals be vaccinated, as puppies can easily die if they don’t get their shots at four and eight weeks. Her dogs were already eight weeks, but they had received none. When they agreed to take the poor creatures and suggested she make a donation to cover the cost of the shots, she claimed she was broke. (Well, like we said, we haven’t seen her in anything lately, but still … animal shelters are broke, Dominique Swain is not.) And the cherry on top of this horrifying tale? Keep reading »

Stella McCartney’s Style Advice And More From Glamour Awards


Missed the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards? Yeah, us too. You know who did manage to show up? Bill Clinton, that’s who. Also, Stella McCartney gives some solid fashion advice, but breaks her own rules. [Examiner] Keep reading »

Hair Model Citizen: Dakota Fanning’s Midi-Bob

In Hollywood, a bob is a bob is a bob, which is why Dakota Fanning‘s ‘do in the new Teen Vogue gives us pause. Sure, we feel a little weird fawning over a teenager’s haircut, but this is a look that would work for any age. The key lies in the layers. There are none, see? It’s as if your typical blunt bob was grown out with just a hint of flip at the ends, and it looks sophisticated without being too precious. To get the look, print this pic out and take it to your hairstylist. Or just ask them to keep it mid-length, go easy on the layers, and blow it all out. For DIY-ers, apply Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to damp hair. This cuts down on drying time, smooths, conditions and shines. [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »

How To Pack: Tried And True Tricks To Make It Easier

There was a time in my life when I was traveling so much it seemed I couldn’t unpack my bags before I had to stuff them all over again. Needless to say, through trial and error, I developed a few techniques to make the process easier and more foolproof. Since several Frisky staffers are already stressing over holiday packing, I figured I’d post a few of my tips, and, seriously, folks, we’d love to hear all of yours. After the jump, some ideas to help make packing way, way easier! Keep reading »

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