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Carine Roitfeld Thinks Borrowing Clothes Is In Bad Taste

“I think it’s terrible to wear borrowed clothes. I don’t think it’s chic. A couple of years ago, Azzedine Alaïa loaned me a coat that I wore to New York. It was photographed a lot, and everyone wanted to buy it afterward. When I went to return it, Azzedine said, ‘No, you keep it. There’s nothing less chic than a woman who borrows clothes.’”

–Ex French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld in V magazine, on her distaste for borrowing clothing. Whatever. I don’t care whether it’s chic or not; it’s certainly much cheaper. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Great Scott! You Can Buy “Back To The Future” Shoes Now!


You know those grey, light-up, self-lacing high tops Michael J. Fox wears in “Back to the Future 2″? Yeah, well, now you can actually purchase them — if you’ve got a spare few thousand dollars lying around. Nike has teemed up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to produce the NikeMag, a pretty much exact replica of the shoes Fox sports in the film franchise. The brand is selling 1,500 pairs of them exclusively via eBay, to raise money for the foundation, and man, are people going cuh-razy. At last count, one pair was up to more than $75,000. Maybe it’s because of the promo video, which features NBA-er Kevin Durant, Bill Hader and OG “Future” scientist “Doc” Christopher Plummer? [eBay] Keep reading »

Botticelli, With A Beyond Fat Cat

You knew I was going to love this, didn’t you? It has cats, fat cats, a cat that looks like my own increasingly obese polydactyl cat Colonel Mustard, and it makes fun of art. It’s pretty much a recipe for a good time. Here we have the Cattus de Milo (natch). More great works of art, enhanced with fat cats, after the jump. [Laughing Squid] Keep reading »

People Have Been Dressing Dogs Up In Stupid Costumes Since Forever


Take a look at this video from the ’50s of a wedding between two Pekingese dogs. Yes, you heard that right. Two Pekingese dogs getting married, with bridesmaids and wedding guests and everything. Proof that people have been pretty crazy about pets for quite a while. [Hit Dan Back] Keep reading »

Model Inner Monologue: Make The Flowers Stop!

Peter Som’s Spring 2012 Collection is rife with bright colors and garish oversized flower prints. See the whole collection here. Keep reading »

Our Recollections From 9/11: Julie

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change—how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense of national security and global terror were irrevocably changed. The Frisky staff took the time to share our personal experiences of 9/11, and hope that this will inspire you to recall your own feelings and experiences in the comments. We see this as an opportunity to remember, memorialize and come together, and we hope you’ll join us. So far, we’ve heard from Amelia, Ami, and Jessica. Here is Julie’s memory of that day. Keep reading »

Madonna Is A Rice Krispie Treat Whiz

“Cooking is not in my DNA. My kids all cook really good. I could cook if you put a gun to my head, but after a long day at the office I want to come home and find my dinner on the table. Oh, my gosh, everyone prepares it, but me. Sometimes my daughter Lourdes likes to cook my food. They all help. I can boil an egg, scramble eggs, cook pasta, make coffee, whip up a round of sandwiches and — get this — concoct ‘Rice Krispie’ treats.”

Madonna, explaining the limited extent of her cooking repertoire to the Daily Mail. It’s very hard to imagine Madonna making anything with marshmallows. [ONTD] Keep reading »

So … About Fashion’s Night Out?

As much as we hate that we want to know, we want to know: how did your Fashion’s Night Out turn out? Did you hit any great deals? See anything amazing? Score any free drinks? I skipped the whole thing and went to a TV on the Radio/Broken Social Scene show where I was within spitting distance of Scarlett Johansson (and yes, she is every bit as gorgeous and winsome as you’d hate her to be). So tell us your FNO victories and horror stories in the comments! Keep reading »

Model Inner Monologue: But What About My Jacket?

For her latest show, Imitation of Christ designer Tara Subkoff staged a mock wedding, with models playing bridesmaids, flower girls, grooms and such. Here, two wedding guests take a walk down the aisle. See the whole collection here. Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 10 Flower Prints Inspired By Peter Som

We couldn’t help but fall a little bit for Peter Som’s exuberant, larger-than-life flower prints in his Spring/Summer 2012 collection. But one thing we can’t abide — or afford — is Som’s exorbitant designer prices. So we’ve searched around and found 10 pieces that evoke the same sense of joy and happiness that Som’s flowers do, without the majorly bummer price tag. The key to wearing any of these floral items? Make sure to keep everything else very, very basic. Check out our picks!

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