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What Should Betsey Johnson’s Plaza Hotel Eloise Suite Look Like?

It was announced last September that fashion designer Betsey Johnson would be designing an Eloise-themed suite for The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Those of you who were obsessed with Eloise to the extent that we were as kids may or may not have peed your pants in excitement at the news. Now, finally, the unveiling of the room is just a few days away. On July 29, we’ll all see what Johnson has done with the room and probably wish we were 8 years old all over again. (Take a look at Johnson’s apartment at left and you’ll know why we’re so jealous of grade schoolers.) We’re hoping that the room involves a healthy amount of artsy crayon on the walls and a cage for Skipperdee the turtle. What does your dream Eloise room look like? [Fashion Foie Gras] Keep reading »

Quotable: Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa Says Waifs Are So Over

“Calvin Klein originally started the whole waif moment and not much has been done since then … Lara was our exclusive four years ago. We’ve never had someone who really represented our houses and all our licensees in the same way. She is very current, very beautiful and very womanly. It’s time for that persona and for that body. She’s divine, gorgeous and we will support her in that.”

– Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa on model Lara Stone’s more curvy figure and its place in high fashion. It’s good to see that even Calvin Klein, the brand that hired a nearly-naked, teenage Kate Moss to usher in the era of the waif, is broadening its approach in terms of weight. Lara Stone’s “curvy” physique is still totally slim, but she’s at least got the sort of body type that every day women are more likely to relate to — you know, not emaciated. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »

Check Out Tiffany & Company’s Boring $4,800 Handbag

Sorry to be a downer, but we’re totally underwhelmed by Tiffany & Company’s soon-to-be-released handbags. The iconic jewelry maker is stepping into the handbag market this September with the help of the design duo formerly behind the recently-shuttered bag line Lambertson Truex. The designers, who formerly made incredibly ladylike bags, make total sense for the brand, but the prices don’t. Tiffany & Co. is, of course, an expensive brand, but while that may be understandable for their jewelry, there are plenty of bags we’d rather spend thousands of dollars on if we could! Charmed though we are by the promise of a classic Tiffany blue lining and the Holly clutch (named, we assume, after Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast At Tiffany’s), the bags just don’t pack enough bang for all that buck. [The Bag Snob] Keep reading »

Victoria’s Secret Bedbugs Aren’t Very Sexy

Hot on the heels of the recent Hollister bedbug infestation and cleansing, Victoria’s Secret on New York’s Lexington Avenue had a fun little infestation of its own. Apparently, bugs were found and the store was closed down for sniffing by bed bug-detecting dogs, a quick, intense chemical spray and, finally, another dog sniffing. The company claims that the issue was isolated to a small area of the store and has been completely neutralized, but the whole thing still leaves us feeling a little skeevy. Victoria’s Secret has committed to having all of its stores sniffed for bugs, though, which is more than most can say. Where do you think the vermin will hit next? [The Huffington Post] Keep reading »

How To Salvage Your Nasty Summer Feet

We’ve done a post about maintaining pretty feet. This is not that post. This, rather, is a guide to going apes**t on your feet once you’ve let them get to what seems like a point of no return. Having recently pumiced my own mangled extremities half to death and come out alive, I’m not unlike a war hero in the battle for more lovely toes. Click through if you know what I’m talking about when I mention blisters, band-aid buildup, and the sort of dry, dirty skin not even a mother could love. Keep reading »

Lane Bryant Wasn’t Always So Full-Figure-Friendly

Lane Bryant may still be a plus sized Mecca, but they’ve certainly changed their approach to advertising. Now, curvy ladies parade in their undies instead of hiding under massive coats and calling other “chubbies” to join the ranks. We think that’s a win. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Worth The Splurge: Dannijo Jewelry

Designed by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder, Dannijo jewelry is a rather cool mix of sleek and boho. Necklaces made of crystal stop short of being hippie-appropriate when draped in silver chains and studs, causing us to drool just a little bit. Whether it’s a cocktail ring you want or a necklace that’ll make everyone assume the rest of your outfit is a win as well, these girls have got you covered. Is their stuff for the faint of fashion? No. Should it inspire you to be a little more bold with your style? Definitely. [$695, Dannijo] Keep reading »

Worth The Splurge: Alexander Wang Fall ’10 Shoes

A lot of our internet time here at The Frisky is dedicated to watching shoe porn. Call us pervs, but there’s nothing like a sleek pair of heels on a Monday morning to make the work week feel a little more bearable. At the top of our radar right now are Alexander Wang’s fall ’10 shoes. Aside from a couple foibles — like these and these — there’s not a pair of artfully deconstructed, interestingly shaped kicks we wouldn’t wear. Our favorites are the ankle boots at left with their textured toe area and rabbit fur heel detailing. They’re expensive as hell, of course, but if you find six crisp Benjamins laying in a gutter, you won’t be disappointed with these. [$578, Alexander Wang, Oak] Keep reading »

Check Out The New eBay Fashion App

I’m a staunch believer in buying clothes and shoes on eBay. Though not a lover of used things, I am a huge fan of deals, and the enormous selection of new goods still tagged and in their boxes makes it my go to website when I’ve got something very specific in mind and don’t want to pay full price. (I got new studded Prada heels for $400 from $800 this summer, for example. Win.) Annoyingly, though, eBay’s iPhone app isn’t great for browsing, meaning that my shopping problems used to have to wait for a desk top. Now, however, I’ve been obsessing inappropriately all morning with the new eBay fashion app for iPhone. The app lets you store items you’re interested in a virtual “closet,” share links via Facebook, Twitter, and a whole cadre of other social media outlets and even build outfits using items from different parts of the site. Download it here. [Forbes] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 8 Awesome Dog Accessories

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Last weekend, I saw a dog in an absolutely badass black leather and spiked harness and subsequently fell in love both with the pup and his style. If you’ve got a dog in a boring collar, consider upgrading to one of these more interesting collar and leash options. [$17, Yuppy Puppy]
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