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Makeup Bag: 10 Skin-Saving Sunscreens For The Face

A New Skincare Routine
Make 2012 your most glowing year yet. Read More »

I hate wearing sunscreen, which is particularly unfortunate when you consider that I have the whitest, most translucent, most easily burnt skin this side of hole in the ozone layer. I rarely sunbathe, given that as a mole creature I shrivel when exposed to sunlight, but I will admit to a few incidents when I was in high school that involved careless “tanning” with Italian friends whose skin bronzed to perfection in the rays. I basked enviously that afternoon, confident that I, too, would grow tan if I followed their lead. Wrong. So wrong. I’ll spare you the details, but I was vivid, unmistakable scarlet by nightfall, and I still have residual freckles from the incident. It’s a wonderful recipe for skin cancer, which I sincerely hope I do not get. Keep reading »

What Do Fashion Ad Campaigns Need More Of? Cats, Duh.

A Cat Fashion Show
Clothing for kitties: It's the cat's meow. Read More »
United Bamboo Calendar
So many cats so dressed up! Read More »
Karl's Christmas Present
Maybe his heart isn't made of imported ice, after all. Read More »

If there is one thing in this life that I know for absolute certain, it’s that everything is better with cats (if you disagree, I don’t want to hear it; your argument is moot). I adore cats, and I also adore fashion, so when the two unite — which they often do — I’m in heaven. But what happens when they don’t come together? Well, Fashionista has the right idea: you put them together! Much to my gratification, my fave fashion industry blog compiled 12 spring ad campaigns and blessed them all with a feline touch. Quite frankly, the results leave me wondering why the cats weren’t actually there in the first place. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Israel Passes New Legislation Regarding Models In Advertising

The Model Alliance
A new frontier for the protection of fashion models. Read More »
Too Fat?!
That's what a renowned modeling agency said about this model. Read More »
Christian VS Model Quits
Christian model Kylie Bisutti has quit Victoria's Secret. Read More »

The battle against photo manipulation, namely within the realm of fashion, is an ongoing one with no end in sight. It seems like more fuel is constantly being fed to the fire: a (stunning) size 10 model depicted as a waifish size zero here, an errant penis there. England was the first to ban an advertisement featuring a malnourished model last year, and it would seem that Israel took notes on the subject. The country gave the go-ahead to a new law on Monday, a mandate that forces all advertisements to explicitly admit to the usage of digital imaging in order to make a model appear slimmer. Liad Gil-Har, an assistant to one of the law’s sponsors, said, “We want to break the illusion that the model we see is real.” Keep reading »

Beauty Style Stealer: Mena Suvari

Dianna's Shimmery Look
Steal Dianna Agron's SAG Awards Beauty
Steal her pretty spring makeup from the SAG Awards. Read More »
Angelina's Smoky Eyes
Get her sexy smoky eye look from the 2012 Golden Globes. Read More »
Beauty Investments
The five you need, right now. Read More »
Celeb Beauty Blunders
Stars: they're just like us! ...kind of. Read More »

I assume I speak for many of us when I say that I couldn’t really care less about “American Reunion,” but I am very interested in Mena Suvari. She’s been so awesome for so long — she was subversive in Hollywood before being subversive in Hollywood was cooler than being cool in Hollywood. Does that make sense? No? Okay. Her film debut, 1997′s “Nowhere,” is in my opinion one of the most underrated dark teen films ever made, and then there was “American Beauty,” the amazingness of which goes without saying.

Mena doesn’t come around much anymore, which is why I’m always thrilled to see her on any red carpet anywhere. The dress she donned to yesterday’s “American Reunion” premiere was a bit of a miss, but her makeup and hair were flawless to the bottom line. This is a very low-key beauty look, yes, but the emphasis is in the way her eyes are contoured. This technique makes eyes look bigger, brighter, and more awake with very little effort. Even better, it’s incredibly quick and easy, even for the total makeup novice. I’ll teach you how to take a page out of Mena’s book, after the jump. Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Taylor Swift’s Ladylike Luxe

SS: Nina Dobrev
The "Vampire Diaries"' star is so casual and chic! Read More »
SS: Taylor Swift
Snag Taylor's pretty polka-dot look. Read More »
SS: Miranda Kerr
Capture the model's off-duty cool. Read More »
Taylor For Vogue
Taylor Swift Vogue cover photo
Check out her cover for the fashion glossy. Read More »

Taylor, Taylor, Taylor. Where do I begin? Let’s just say that I don’t particularly care for her music, but her clothes… well, that’s an entirely different story. I’m not alone: here at The Frisky, we’ve publicly drooled over her style more than almost any other celeb. Seriously! I must not be as terrible a snob as I thought, considering I’m all up in Taylor’s gravitational pull, especially this outfit she was spotted in at LAX yesterday. I’m obsessed — obsessed! — with this hip ladylike look, and right now I’m out to steal it. Are you? I’ll show you how, after the jump. [photos via Fanpop] Keep reading »

A Lagerfeld Life In 24 Hours

Karl Feigns Normalcy
Don't worry, it's just a photoshoot. Read More »
Herr Karl
Before he was the king, he was just Karl. Maybe. Read More »
Karl's Christmas Present
Maybe his heart isn't made of imported ice, after all. Read More »

I get such a kick out of Karl. After casually poking fun at, like, everyone who isn’t Karl Lagerfeld last week, the kaiser is back and biting with a first-person Harper’s Bazaar feature that documents his life in 24 hours. If you’re sensitive to the shameless bourgeois, skip it, because I swear to god this article reads like a Bret Easton Ellis novel… and hilariously, awesomely so. However alienating he may be, Karl and I do have one thing in common: we refer to our cats as being “very refined.” After the jump, check out some of my favorite quotes from the feature. [Harper's Bazaar] Keep reading »

Karl Lagerfeld Puts His Gramercy Pad On The Market

Karl Feigns Normalcy
Don't worry, it's just a photoshoot. Read More »
Herr Karl
Before he was the king, he was just Karl. Maybe. Read More »
Karl's Christmas Present
Maybe his heart isn't made of imported ice, after all. Read More »

If the three bedroom, 3.5 bathroom NYC apartment (in the Gramercy Park neighborhood in Manhattan) Karl Lagerfeld has put on the market for $5.2 million looks completely uninhabited, well, that’s because it is. The German couturier never actually moved in to — and most likely never even spent a night in — the stunning airy abode he paid $6.575 million for six years ago, and there’s no sign of the apartment having been anything more than one very beautiful and exquisitely pristine model home. Both the location, which overlooks the park, and the space are ideal: the building’s address, 50 Gramercy Park North, is a division of the Gramercy Park Hotel… as in, the staff of the hotel is also by extension the staff of your home. Two words come to mind: room service. Not for the Kaiser, of course, and definitely not in this virginal crib. What’s the point in having a magnificent apartment if you can’t eat in bed? None, I say. And, um, what’s good with the creepy headless statue? [Curbed NY]

Would You Wear: Bustier Tops?

Preen For Aldo
Would you wear this designer shoe by the budget brand? Read More »
Floral Pants
Would you wear this celeb fave? Read More »
Saddle Shoes
Are you feeling them this season? Read More »

Lingerie-inspired dressing is hot right now, and celebrities are taking note. Just last night, Miley Cyrus attended the premiere of “The Hunger Games” in a glorified bra-and-maxi skirt combo. While her interpretation fell flat for us, I would totally snag that bustier top and pair it with something less matchy-matchy, or even wear it under a sheer blouse. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry are all repeat offenders, and Madonna made it famous in her day, so maybe it’s a pop star thing. However, just because they wear theirs cropped above the bellybutton doesn’t mean you have to — a bustier-style tank top or dress is equally alluring without the added midriff exposure. So, what do you think? Would you wear it? After the jump, check out my choice picks for emulating the trend. Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Miranda Kerr’s Off-Duty Cool

SS: Camilla Belle
camilla belle photo
Camilla Belle's '70s-inspired casual cool. Read More »
SS: Taylor Swift
Snag Taylor's pretty polka-dot look. Read More »

Miranda Kerr leads a pretty charmed life, what with being a Victoria’s Secret model with a killer body who also happens to be married to Orlando Bloom and all. I have to give the girl some credit, though, for putting together a consistently cool style repertoire. When she’s not all decked out at events — or, on the flip side, not dressed at all for her VS work — Miranda is out and about in casual, breezy looks that I can’t help but covet. In fact, I would even go so far as to compare her natural command of separates to that of my (and everyone else’s) ultimate style icon, one Kate Moss. A bold statement, yes, but Miranda never disappoints. Case in point: this look that Miranda wore out in NYC yesterday is simple but not boring and urban chic without losing its elegance. Find out how to steal the model’s effortless style, after the jump! [photo via Just Jared] Keep reading »

Models Remove Their Shoes On The Catwalk In Melbourne

Model Monologue: Flat Top
There's flat-chested and there's flat-chested. Read More »

If you ever entertain the notion that modeling as a job must be a piece of cake kale, think again. We’ve seen so many models trip, stumble, and cry on the runway at this point, it’s practically old news, but every time it happens it’s impossible to look away. At yesterday’s Melbourne Fashion Festival, so many models removed their platform stilettos midway down the runway that it almost seemed like an organized revolution. I don’t know exactly how many girls participated, but it was apparently enough for Australian news sources to refer to the situation as a “silent protest” or a “runway revolt.” Seeing as this is the alternative, I give the models credit for knowing when enough is enough. The CEO of the festival, Graeme Lewsey, expressed his disappointment to the Sydney Morning Herald but he did confirm that “models know, if there’s the slightest problem, they have to remove their shoes for safety.” Indeed: one model told the newspaper that she removed the shoes in fear of “breaking an ankle or worse.” God, I’m so thankful I barely break five feet, but not at all. [Fashionista]

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