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Miranda Kerr Shows Off Her Nipple For V Magazine

Miranda Kerr, Victoria’s Secret model and submissive wife to Orlando Bloom, posed for the new issue of V Magazine as La Cicciolina. Who’s that, you ask? Just a famous ’70s porn star/Italian politician, who famously gave her political stump speeches with one breast out. Cicciolina, real name Ilona Staller, was elected to Italy’s parliament in 1987,…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 3, 2013

Well Played: Alexa Chung Looking Awesome, Once Again

This is the kind of pitch perfect get up Alexa Chung wears to the friggin’ airport, you guys. Is it any wonder so many of have tried and failed to pull off her bangs? In overalls, a simple button down and a well-arranged trench, she makes the mere mortals flying with her look like disheveled…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 2, 2013

Totally Coveted: Tights, Tall Chests & Consort Skirts

This is Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl can dream — about $1,200 shoes — can’t she? Take a peek at what we’re coveting, and then tell us what you’re lusting after in the comments. …

By: Julie Gerstein / September 2, 2013

Brent The Monkey Is A More Accomplished Artist Than You

They say those that cannot paint, write. Well, not actually. But as someone with absolutely zero artistic talent, I’m in awe of this monkey’s prize-winning artwork. Brent, a chimpanzee who lives at Chimp Haven in Louisiana, was awarded a $10,000 prize for his painting. Thirty-seven-year-old Brent is a retired lab monkey, who now lives at…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 2, 2013

Must Haves: All About Overall Dresses

Let’s face it. We’re not all Alexa Chungs who can wear skintight overalls and look adorable and comfortable doing it. The overalls trend is not for everyone, but it can be — if you’re willing to be a bit creative about it. I’m not going to try straight up overalls, but an overall dress? That’…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 2, 2013

Parker Posey Is A National Treasure

There’s a lot of things you could say about Parker Posey, but you’d certainly have to agree that the woman knows how to live. Look at her here, strolling down the sidewalk in NYC, yapping on the phone to her best gay friend, sipping on some iced coffee. Aren’t you just completely jealz of her mellow lifestyle? [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

By: Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2013

Unlikely Style Icon: Prince In “Purple Rain” Does A Frilly Shirt Proud

There’s really only one man who can get away with wearing a blouse, and that’s Mr. Purple Rain himself, Prince. Nearly 30 years after “Purple Rain” debuted, Prince is still killing it style-wise, and the recent Twitter convert’s music is still as relevant and sexy as ever. Seriously, did you hear his new track, “Breakfast

By: Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2013

Weekend Playlist: I Know Where The Summer Goes

On the one hand, summer holidays are awesome. On the other, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the season. So while we’re stoked to have Monday off, we’re not so excited about the prospect of colder days and wearing more layers. It’s with that in mind that we made this Summer Bummer mix,…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2013

Kathleen Hanna Explains The Origins Of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

This one’s an oldie but a goodie: Riot grrl hero and fellow Colonel Mustard fan Kathleen Hanna is the woman responsible (in small part, anyway) for the epic Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” In this clip from her 2010 performance at Joe’s Pub in NYC, Hanna tells the story of hanging out with Kurt,…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2013

Luxuriate In This Terrifying Portable Plug In Steam Cabinet

Sometimes you’re like, “Geez, I really wish I could enjoy a healthy, invigorating steam while watching ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ in my living room.”  You are always saying that and you know it! Too bad you — and “Rizzoli & Isles” — weren’t around in 1983, when some monster took it upon himself to invent a…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2013

Celeb Style Poll: Ladies In Red (And Black)

Of all the international film festivals, we imagine that the Venice International Film Festival is the tastiest. That’s because it’s centered in Venice, which is home to some of the best pizza and gelato on the planet. Not that we could imagine attendees like Frieda Pinto and Carey Mulligan partaking, per se. No, no, they’re…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2013

Style 911: Find Me An Affordable Black Jumpsuit

“Maybe The Frisky can do a piece on where to find an affordable black jumpsuit. Love the one in your day-to-night guide but it’s a bit out of my price range!” — Brittany
Never fear, Brittany! You asked for it, and you got it: black jumpers at every price point. No matter whether…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2013

When Lil Bub Met Grumpy Cat, A Comin’ Through The Rye

I consider Lil Bub meeting Grumpy Cat as akin as to when Churchill met with Roosevelt. The two greatest cat powers on the continent, combining forces for cuteness. Watch as Bub and Grumps warily address one another at the second annual Internet Cat Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is my couch space, Bub says, tongue out,…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2013

Twin Baby Pandas Means Double The Cuteness

Jessica is out on vacation this week, and that’s left me to cover the amazingly cute panda cub beat. I don’t mind though, because these twin panda cubs, born at the Atlanta Zoo, exist somewhere on the scale between mind-blowingly cute and breathtakingly adorable. The little buggers are about a month old, and weigh just…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2013

Alabama Republican Is Trying To Ban Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye From Schools

Alabama State Senator Bill Holtzclaw, under pressure from the Tea Party, is trying to remove The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison’s harrowing Nobel Prize-winning book about a young African-American girl, from schools because it contains scenes of sexual assault, which conservative Tea Party members argue is “child pornography.” They want to ban the book from schools because…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2013

Her 10 (Birthday!) Best: Cameron Diaz

Today Cameron Diaz turns 41 — happy birthday C-Dawg! We’re not sure how we feel about her being cast as Miss Hanigan in the film remake of “Annie,” but we’ll always love her for her sperm-as-hair-gel turn in “Something About Mary.” To celebrate, we’ve got Cameron’s ten best looks. Take a peek through, and tell…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2013

This Linguistic Map Of The U.S. Fails To Take Into Account The Full Range Of “You” Expressions

I’m totally fascinated by the way people talk. Accents, vocabulary and emphasis varies so much, depending on where in the country you live. I lived in the Midwest (land of “pop,” not “soda”) until I was 9, which is probably why my speaking accent is generally pretty flat and indistinct. But I also happened to…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2013

My Side Part, My Self

For the past several months I’ve been more dissatisfied with the way I look than usual. Sorry to say, but I’ve never been particularly good at practicing radical self-love and acceptance, preferring instead to vacillate between mild self-criticism to severe self-loathing. Of late, that’s been of the physical nature — my body issues are well-documented,…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2013

Adam Levine Shows The World How Much He Hates Wearing Clothes

You know, I wasn’t sure how I felt about Adam Levine’s fiance, Behati Prinsloo. She did seem to come on the scene all of a sudden. But she’s totally won me — and likely thousands of other women — over, by tweeting this hilarious pic of her man in nothing more than underwear and sunglasses.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2013

Forget Miley, Here’s How To Talk To Your Sons About Robin Thicke

Last thing we’ll say on the subject, we swear: Parenting blogs are filled with articles tackling how to talk to your daughters about Miley Cyrus. But how do we talk to our sons about Robin Thicke? As writer Eric Clapp points out, “We need to call bullshit on attempts to end domestic violence and…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2013

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