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Quick Pic: Ugly Betty Cast Hugs It Out

Do you think they’re making up after fighting over that awesome tiger murse? [New York City, 4/24/09] Keep reading »

Is This Fake Calvin Klein Bra Ad Sexist Or Just Clever?

Is advertising that uses women’s sexuality always sexist? Feminsting.com blogger Samhita says this advertising student’s project is “sexist, voyeuristic and pervy.” It’s a fake Calvin Klein billboard featuring a woman wearing a white blouse. In the sunshine the white blouse looks normal, but when it rains the billboard morphs and reveals the model’s black bra underneath, like a real white blouse would if it were to get wet. Clever, huh?

We’re no Don Draper or Peggy Olson, but we think the two advertising students behind this project were really thinking outside the box with this idea. According to the duo, they hoped their idea would “give a life to Calvin Klein’s sexy feeling.” This billboard certainly accomplishes that goal. What do you think? Tell us in the comments. [Ads Of The World via Feministing] Keep reading »

“Miracle Bra” Saves A Woman’s Life!

Another reason you bra-less babes should wear a brassiere … Super-supportive underwear saved the life of a 57-year-old woman in Detroit when it deflected a bullet. A group of men broke into her neighbor’s house, and when she spotted them, one of the men fired a gun at her. Little did he know, she was wearing a formidable underwire bra! Cops said her brassiere “slowed the bullet down,” and even though she was injured, she didn’t die. And all my push-up bra has ever done for me is gotten me leered at. (While “life-saved-by-underwire-bra” is a great story, it’s not as great as the woman whose hair weave took a bullet for her. Now that’s loyalty.) [Reuters] Keep reading »

Crave: The Walk Of Shame Kit

You just woke up. There are your four-inch heels. There’s the glittery halter top you wore last night. There’s that cute guy. There’s your eye makeup smudged all over his pillow. And there’s his mirror.

Oh, no. Oh, no, oh no, oh no.

Enter the Walk of Shame Kit: a clean pair of lacy panties, sunglasses, a hair tie, a hairbrush, a hand-held mirror and a pen (with which to leave your number!). The goodies are tucked into a tiny clutch that fits easily inside your purse. Salvation for us girls for whom popping a breath mint and running fingers through our bedhead constitute morning-after-grooming. You’re on your own figuring out where you put your car keys, though. [$24.99, The Walk Of Shame Kit] Keep reading »

Does This Make My Toes Look Fat?

That stabbing sensation in a woman’s toes may not always be from her do-me heels. In rarefied circles, it’s a little jab of Botox. Dr. Suzanne Levine is a New York City aesthetic podiatrist for the “Gossip Girl” set, and she perks up the wrinkly feet of ladies who lunch—so their Louboutins won’t reveal their ages.

Dr. Levine charges $500 for Pillows for Your Feet, her biannual Juvaderm and Sculptra injections. “[Some women] are so embarrassed, they go to a separate section of Bergdorf to try on shoes, and they leave their socks on during intimate moments, or even at their gynecologists office, which I just find so hilarious,” she says.”

To all you ladies out their wearing socks in the stirrups because you’re afraid your gyno is going to be appalled by your wrinkly feetyou are way obsessed, my dears. Sounds like you need some foot fetishist love. [NY Observer] Keep reading »

Crave: The Body Shop’s New Dragon Fruit Lip Butter

For girls who love safe sex as much as new lip goo, The Body Shop and MTV have debuted a dragon fruit/shea lip butter to raise money for MTV’s Staying Alive campaign. About $5 from each fruity butter will go towards Staying Alive, which promotes safe sex and teaches HIV/AIDS awareness among young people. Beauty for a worthy cause—we love it! [$8, The Body Shop] Keep reading »

What Does A $4000 Swimsuit Look Like?

Bathing suits and jewel-encrusted bling. They go together like Cheerios and vodka—and maybe there’s a reason for that. Check out Pistol Panties’ $4,000 bathing suit, hand-embroidered with 5,000 Swarovski crystals. The top and the bottom are held together with a gold-colored jewel strip. So, you know, it’s practical. Despite its sale at Selfridges, one of the ritziest stores in London, this suit does have a certain tacky jewel-encrusted-purse-shaped-like-a-panda-bear-that-your-clueless-aunt-thinks-is-the-height-of-fashion quality to it, doesn’t it? Even if you’re a lady who would need a blinged-out bathing suit to wear alongside Ivana and Paris, sunbathing by the Caspian Sea, sipping glasses of Cristal, I’m not even sure this is the suit for you. [Daily Mail]

UPDATE: Commenter BeeGirl is right. The actual price of this swimsuit in American dollars is $2,959.52. Keep reading »

“Grey Gardens” Style: Are You More Of A Bouvier Or A Beale?

“Grey Gardens” debuts April 18, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! (After all, it’s not every day a movie makes my eccentricities seem normal.) The Frisky gals and I attended the “Grey Gardens” world premiere in NYC, and the movie is, as the kids say, the cat’s pajamas. “Grey Gardens” stars Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange as the kooky cat-lady, mother-daughter duo Little Edie and Big Edie Beale, along with “Big Love”-star Jeanne Tripplehorn as their glamour-puss cousin, Jackie O.

Even if you don’t give a fig about Camelot, no woman alive will see this movie without booking it to her local vintage shop early the next morn’. But like the great style dichotomies before us (Betty and Veronica, Angelina and Jen), how do you know if your leanings are more Bouvier or Beale? Do you bat your lashes, or are you just plain batty? Why, consult this handy-dandy chart, of course! Keep reading »

Attack Of The Drug Resistant Acne!

Is a pizza face staring back out at you from the mirror? Your skin isn’t just freaking out because you fell asleep with makeup on—you could have a strain of drug-resistant super-acne on your hands.

I mean, your face.

Antibiotic acne meds were once the salvation of the spotted. But just like the germs which develop a resistance to the widespread use of anti-bacterial hand lotions, the bacteria strain P. acnes bacterium is getting stronger and resisting the antibiotics commonly prescribed to kill it, dermatologists report. Doctors are increasingly seeing drugs are no match for super-acne, says MSNBC. In 2001, a French study found that 50 percent of samples of P. acnes bacterium were resistant to the acne antibiotic, Erythromycin. Eeeeek!

But don’t let this news stress you into another nasty breakout: Doctors are changing tactics to fight the war on zits! A derm may still prescribe antibiotics in conjunction with another medication to squelch La Resistance!, or prescribe antibiotics for a limited time, so the body can’t build up a resistance. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

Crave: Topshop Wonder Woman Boy Shorts

Just imagine how excited your comic book geek will be when he sees your Wonder Woman boy shorts. Don’t be surprised if he puts on a cape and starts chasing you around the room! That should make for a frisky good time. [$8, TopShop.com] Keep reading »

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