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DIY Trick For Your Old, Beat-Up Wood Furniture

After seeing these hilariously beaten-up, wooden stools I totally had an I-can-make-that-myself moment — and wanted to share, because who doesn’t have a totally beyond sand-paper repair banged-up piece of wooden furniture? An old table? A clean-lined chair? The more dented and imperfect the better. How to get your own? Take said wood stool/chair/bench/table and…

By: Nina Carbone / December 6, 2009

Can Redheads Rock Red Lips?

Check out Christina Hendricks and Nicole Kidman, two of Hollywood’s more famous redheads. Now, look at their red, red lips. What do you think; do the red lip shades they choose work with their red hair? The jury is still out for me on Christina. (What do you think? Does it work?) But I think…

By: Nina Carbone / December 4, 2009

Models Photograph … Themselves?

In another ode to social networking technology, Vogue Italia has devoted its entire December 2009 cover to the magic that is Twitter and Twit pics. (Previously, Steven Meisel created the January 2007 issue inspired by YouTube and webcams.) The result is pretty rad—a new feel for a cover, actually, with all the cropped shots. Relative…

By: Nina Carbone / December 3, 2009

Free Makeover For Your Profile Pic

For the next week or so, Estée Lauder makeup artists are offering free “put your best face in cyberspace” makeovers at a couple stores across America, which basically means they’re on the makeover train, again—but this time, they’re taking photos of you after your beauty upgrade. Why? Lauder wants to pretty up your Facebook (or…

By: Nina Carbone / December 1, 2009

The $895 Infinity Dress—A Test Drive!

Remember that Donna Karan dress that you could wrap and twist and tie all sort of different ways, thereby creating a whole new dress with each twist/tie? Well, a reporter for The Daily Beast has just finished up a test-run of the convertible, loads-o-looks frock and attempts to answer the question: “Can a $895 dre…

By: Nina Carbone / November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday: Your Click-To-Buy Gifts Cheat Sheet

I’ve never been one for long lines and cranky register people/fellow shoppers, so I never usually leave the house on Black Friday. I did get up one year for it, at 4 a.m., and went to Kohl’s—my mom wanted company and I was curious and fully committed to going back to bed ASAP after we…

By: Nina Carbone / November 30, 2009

What Do You Wear To The Gym?

I spy Miss Ashley Tisdale headed to (or is she coming from?) the gym! And despite the oh-I-just-threw-this-on-ness of her gym duds, methinks those baggy sweats and sneaks are actually some sort of pricey, fancy-pants gymwear in the same vein as that Stella McCartney stuff for Adidas. Next time you’re at the gym, take a…

By: Nina Carbone / November 29, 2009

You’ll Be Seeing A Lot More Natalia Soon

Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova is set to have a very busy spring—she’s just signed on to do three major ad campaigns—and us Frisky-folk couldn’t be more pumped up about it. Not only is Natalia set to replace Christy Turlington as the face of Yves Saint Laurent, she’ll apparently also star as the face of next…

By: Nina Carbone / November 28, 2009

Quotable: Carolina Herrera On Less Than Ideal Customers

“Have I ever been horrified to see someone in my clothes? Many times, but I close my eyes and look the other way.” Carolina Herrera, who wouldn’t be in business if she only sold dresses to the Renee Zellweger-double-zeros of the world. Riddle me this: Shouldn’t she be thankful/glad/happy that people buy and love her…

By: Nina Carbone / November 28, 2009

What Makes Short Hair Chic And Not Mumsy?

Love Heidi’s new-ish short cut. .. L-O-V-E. A little while back I was inspired to chop off my hair to about the same length—I wanted a chic, modern ‘do and what I got was a total soccer-mom-inspired look. Ick. For some reason, I just couldn’t get my slightly-above-the-shoulder-length hair to look anything but ho-hum. Every…

By: Nina Carbone / November 27, 2009

Check Out The Eye Shadow Technique Here!

First, ignore the fact that not only did Leighton Meester play up her lips (bright red!) but also played up her eyes (major smokey shadow!)—I’m not a fan, but hey, rules are created to be broken. Now, look instead at the interesting eye shadow trick she’s got going: Shadow in her crease, shadow above her…

By: Nina Carbone / November 26, 2009

Beyonce’s Spending Spree—What’d She Buy?

Beyonce has been in London working her butt off onstage in front of packed venues on her sold-out tour—but this past weekend, she managed to eek out a few hours for herself. Well, for shopping … for herself. And did she ever shop. The estimated total damage done at the Harvey Nichols department store: £6,000,…

By: Nina Carbone / November 24, 2009

Jewelry Pet Peeve: Statement Necklaces And Strapless Dresses

OK, so here it is: I can’t stand when people wear giant necklaces with strapless dresses. It just doesn’t make sense—you go to all that trouble to wear a strapless dress to show off your pretty skin and shoulders and collarbone and then what do you do? Throw a necklace over all the bits that…

By: Nina Carbone / November 23, 2009

Your Monday Dose Of Hot Naked Supermodels

Me-ow! What a way to start the week: Eva Herzigova, 36, Helena Christensen, 40, and Claudia Schiffer, 39, in nothing but thigh-high leather boots and big, blown-out hair. Clearly these “aging supermodels” aren’t doing anything of the sort. The three were shot by photographer Kayt Jones for this month’s i-D magazine. (And for those of…

By: Nina Carbone / November 23, 2009

10 Little Ways To Pretty Up Your Bathroom For Guests

Despite the fact that I live in a teeny apartment, I had houseguests this past weekend. And seeing that it’s getting to be the holidays, I’m sure to have more before the year’s done. Oh, and don’t forget about having people over for holiday drinks—I’m totally throwing some sort of mini-bash.

Whenever someone…

By: Nina Carbone / November 22, 2009

How To Do Your Makeup In Five Minutes (According To Whitney Port)

In need of some morning makeup routine guidance? Normally, I wouldn’t look to the likes of Whitney Port for my makeup tips, but, hey, the girl’s got a pretty, five-minute easy and everyday appropriate look! (I suspect she spent a wee more than five minutes in the above photo, but you get the point…) And…

By: Nina Carbone / November 21, 2009

Polaroid Of The Month Club—You Want In?

Yes, it’s another “whatever of the month club” subscription—but, hold up, this one is worth it, mostly because they aren’t sending you cuts of beef or different cigars each month. Polaroid of the Month Club was started by Melanie from the darling You Are My Fave blog. She takes pretty pictures of pretty things with…

By: Nina Carbone / November 20, 2009

Screw Bling—We Love “Floating” Rings

It’s all about the 3-D, baby! These rings have got loads of wow-factor, for zero karats. Choose between a beer pouring (above) or gravy boats, a tea cup, sushi and chopsticks, and more—all curiously perched atop your ring finger! Could it be the perfect gift for that pesky, never-have-something-good “Secret Santa” situation? [Trendhunter]…

By: Nina Carbone / November 20, 2009

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