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Beauty Test Drive: Kate Spade’s New Eau De Parfum, Twirl

Watermelon wouldn’t be our first choice for an eau de parfum. Who shops for fragrances thinking, “Hey, I’d really like to smell like a watermelon today?” To be more accurate, the official scents in Kate Spade‘s new eau de parfum Twirl are “pink watermelon, blackberry and red current with additional notes of orange blossom, star jasmine, sweet magnolia, and French macaron.” I would describe Twirl as “chic fruity”: you’ll smell like a fancy lady who shops at Kate Spade, but one with a whimsical and girly side. Keep reading »

Why We Voted: For Gay Marriage, For Immigration Reform, And For Those Little “I Voted!” Stickers

Happy Election Day — yes, an end to campaign commercials on TV is in sight! Whether you dragged yourself out of bed before work, will stand in line at the polls before going home tonight, or plan to do it mid-day, all that matters is that you exercise your right to vote! Yesterday, I asked readers to tell us why they’re going to vote and share with us the state they live in and races they’re passionate about. Not only did your responses crack me up, but it was really cool to see that The Frisky has readers everywhere from Kentucky to Louisiana to Texas. Also: you are a bunch of bleeding heart liberals. After the jump, find out how the rest of the Friskyverse is votin’ (and try not to wet your pants, OK?). Keep reading »

Cher Sometimes Calls Her Son Chaz Bono “Her”

“If I woke up tomorrow in a guy’s body, I would just kick and scream and cry and f**king rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am — a girl. I would not take it as well as Chaz has. I couldn’t imagine it. … She’s a very smart girl — boy! This is where I get into trouble. My pronouns are f**ked. I still don’t remember to call her ‘him.’”

Burlesque star Cher on her daughter-turned-son, Chaz Bono, who had gender reassignment surgery and was legally granted permission to change his name and gender this past May. I’m sure a lot of parents like Cher are supportive of their kid’s decision to have a sex change, but find it hard to say “Chaz” instead of “Chastity.”

After the jump, find out what Cher has to say about Meryl Streep and aging gracefully: Keep reading »

Should We Be Concerned That These 5 Celebs Are Cutters?

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Quitting Twitter is always a bad sign. As we told you earlier today, Demi Lovato has left her gig opening for the Jonas Brothers and has checked into rehab. But for what? A source says that Demi is battling an eating disorder and that she has issues with cutting. Which makes sense since Demi had the blogosphere all atwitter after repeatedly appearing in public with mighty yikes-worthy slashes on her inner wrists. We hoped she just has a ferocious cat—not a cutting problem—but it appears that isn’t the case. [People, WWTDD] After the jump, more stars we suspect are cutters.

Feminists Say Lad Mags Should Be On The Top Shelf Next To Porn

Wondering what happened to your Maxim magazine? An activist group in the U.K. — that calls itself Object — storms into stores and magazine stands throughout London once a month on “Feminist Fridays,” stuffing lad mags into paper bags scribbled with phrases like “This magazine dehumanizes women! Don’t buy it! and “Love women, hate sexism!” Object say lad mags like Maxim (former employer of our dear Amelia, as well as John DeVore) and the U.K.’s Zoo are just watered-down versions of porn magazines like Hustler and even if they aren’t as, um, gynecologically educational as pornographic magazines, they’re just as raunchy and disrespectful in their depictions of women. Keep reading »

Meet My New Roommates, Simon Doonan And Jonathan Adler!

Don’t be jealous or anything, but I’m totally moving in with style writer/creative director for Barney’s Simon Doonan and designer Jonathan Adler, into their New York City apartment. They don’t know it yet, but we need to be roommates. The Hermés orange wallpaper! The ping-pong table! The life-sized poodle sculpture! I’ll sleep on top of that giant ceramic rhino if I have to, dammit.

Check out the full house tour for more rooms to envy design ideas. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »

Monogrammed iPhone Wallpaper? That’s A Preppy Move I Can Do

Somehow I grew up in the preppiest place in the world and still managed to never have one of those monogrammed L.L. Bean tote bags that inform the world your name is “Muffy” or whatever. But monogrammed iPhone wallpaper? I want now. The 3initials app, $1.99 from the iTunes store, lets you pick a variety of preppy fonts and colors — mostly pink and green, natch — and saves your monogram into your photo album. Tap it to make your monogram into your iPhone wallpaper. It’s easier than popping your collar! [3initials.com] Keep reading »

Taylor Swift Likes A Guy Who Takes Charge

“I want a guy who takes charge, but lets me have my say once in a while. A good relationship is all about balance and chemistry.”

—With a headline like “I Like Dominating Men,” you might think this article would tell us Taylor Swift‘s a kinky mofo. But no. All she meant is that she likes a guy who isn’t lazy. And bloggers will flip out again about how Tay-Tay is “bad for feminism” in five … four … three … [Digital Spy] Keep reading »

Election Day Is Tomorrow — Tell Us Why You’re Going To Vote!

As if you could forget with all the attack ads gumming up TV right now, tomorrow is Election Day. Presidential elections are definitely a lot more exciting, but midterms are actually pretty important, too. If you care about forwarding President Obama‘s agenda — or would give all the Girl Scout cookies in your cupboard to stop him in his tracks — then you’ll want to send someone to Washington who’ll represent your interests. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Jury Acquits Rapist Who Climbed In Window With A Knife

  • Good news, ladies! A man who broke through a woman’s kitchen window and raped her at knife point has been acquitted by a jury. Timothy West broke into a stranger’s house at 1:30 a.m. and raped her while her family slept elsewhere in the house. When he was finished, he asked for her number, and she saw an opportunity to help the police catch him so she gave it to him. The victim’s brother called 911 after he left and she can be heard crying in the background. Police secretly recorded their conversation when West called her the next day and said — get this — “I do apologize from the bottom of my heart. … You mad at me? I can’t call you no more?” The victim agreed to meet him at a Dunkin Donuts that night, but when he showed up, police were waiting and arrested him. A jury acquitted this fine human being because they assumed she must have known the victim and invited him over. Let me repeat this: They didn’t believe her. I know all my hookups come in via the kitchen window holding a knife! Timothy West is currently in jail serving out the rest of an unrelated sentence for burglary. And then he’ll be back on the streets. Good job, justice system. [Jezebel]

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