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By “Don’t Do Drugs” I Really Meant “Just Don’t Emblazon Them On Tote Bags”

Hide Your Kids Weed
You know which is more important. Read More »
Britney Disses Pot
Britney Spears marijuana photo
What's Brit-Brit got against ganja? Read More »

There’s a strong chance that I’m speaking (a couple of years) too soon, but I think we may have finally reached a point in society wherein smoking, ingesting, or otherwise making use of the good leaf doesn’t carry nearly the same stigma as, say, snorting a line of cocaine. As far as substances go, pot is relatively harmless, and by relatively I mean almost entirely. It may not exactly be conducive to productivity and acting as a contributing member of society, but you never — never! — hear of anyone dying or becoming ill from marijuana use or overuse (provided that it is, in fact, marijuana and not that K2 “spice” shit Demi Moore was caught smoking on). Besides the obvious detriment of smoking anything, weed used in a sensible manner has no side effects aside from OD’ing on snacks and “Workaholics” marathons (source: a series of credible clinical trials). Keep reading »

Anna Piaggi, Italian Fashion Editor And Style Innovator, Dies At 81

Today is a sad day in fashion as we mourn the loss of Anna Piaggi, 81, the celebrated Italian fashion journalist and glamorously eccentric sartorial icon best recognized for her visionary double-page spreads of image and text in Vogue Italia. Piaggi emerged on the style scene in the 1960s as editor of Ariadne, Italy’s inaugural women’s magazine, and went on to work with a number of high-profile publications, including a position as contributing editor at the Italian incarnation of Vogue. Keep reading »

Birthday Beauty Inspiration: Andy Warhol And His Factory

NARS x Andy
The cosmetics creator will devote a line to the late great icon. Read More »
Candy Darling
One of Warhol's former muses gets her due. Read More »
Andy's Landlord Trouble
If it could happen to him, it could happen to anyone. Read More »

Andy Warhol, the artist and luminary responsible for the postmodern visual movement known as pop, would have been 84 yesterday. Though his death at 58 was woefully premature, I have a feeling he wouldn’t have wanted to be around today — or, on the contrary, maybe he would, if only to see that America has transmogrified completely into the vulgar, consumer-driven culture he envisioned more than fifty years ago. Nothing I say could ever do Andy proper justice, so I’ll pay him homage this way: beauty inspiration culled from the man himself, a self-proclaimed “deeply superficial person” who believed in “low lights and trick mirrors,” and from the glow-in-the-dark people he surrounded himself with. (Yes, that includes Edie.) Put on a bit of required listening brought to you by Lou, click through, and remember: “If everyone isn’t beautiful, then no one is.” Keep reading »

New Bride Natalie Portman Strips Down For Diorskin Nude Ad Campaign

Natalie Gets Hitched
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied photo
Mazel tov! Read More »
Have You Seen Aleph?
You must. He is beyond. Read More »
Benjamin For YSL
The new Mr. Portman scores a YSL cologne ad. Read More »

As much as I’m thrilled for Natalie Portman, Benjamin Millepied, and their gorgeous Big Serious (Ginger) Baby Aleph, the celebration must come with a certain gravitas because one of Hollywood’s loveliest ladies is officially off the market. I hope that motherhood and married life do not translate into the diminishing of Natalie’s public presence, because she’s been one of my absolute favorite red carpet regulars since I was, like, 14 and loved “Garden State” like every other wannabe manic pixie dream girl. (I know now that I am just regular manic.) Recent paparazzi photos of Natalie in her naturally curly-haired, bootleg jeans-wearing state, coupled with this morning’s news, stoked a certain anxiety in me that I had lost my dear friend (this is getting weird) to some kind of million-legged insect.

Fear no more: two of Natalie’s latest ads for Dior came through today, and girlfriend mama still got it! (Sorry, weird again.) Not only is she the Dior Cherie perfume girl as she has been for the past two years, but she’s also the (flawless, might I add) face of the brand’s new makeup range, Diorskin Nude. Now this is one campaign that could make me shell out $50 for a foundation … but I’m easily swayed. In a word: obsessed. Natalie just kills me with pretty. Click through for the second image, and if you’d please excuse me, I’m off to snip myself a set of bangs. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

Win This! Josie Maran’s Exclusive Pure & Simple Argan Skincare Ritual!

Our love of Josie Maran’s 100 percent organic Argan Oil is well-documented, and we’re not alone — just about every beauty aficionada worth her salt can’t get enough of Josie’s magical multi-purpose oil. Lightweight, soothing, and non-comedogenic, we might as well just go ahead and call it the be-all end-all of beauty products, because there’s nothing this supernatural salve can’t fix or make better. Josie has put together an exclusive, one-day-only Pure & Simple Argan Skincare Ritual containing her Argan Cleansing Oil, 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil, Argan Daily Moisturizer Protect + Perfect Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Tinted Lotion, and Argan Color Stick for her most diehard enthusiasts, available August 11 only on QVC. Now don’t go calling for cable just yet — three very lucky Frisky readers will score the set for free before it even makes its QVC debut. (Find out how to enter after the jump!) If you don’t win (and we hope you do), don’t fret! Just tune in to QVC on August 11 to snag the goods for yourself.  Keep reading »

Lizzy Caplan, Awesome As Always, Emerges In LA For “The Campaign” Premiere

Zooey And Lizzy: Twins?
Zooey Deschanel and Lizzy look a bit too similar for comfort. Read More »
Battle Of The Bobs!
It's Jessica Chastain vs. January Jones... Read More »

Crucial life question: why isn’t Lizzy Caplan more famous? There are sooooo many reasons to love her, starting with Janis Ian, of course. I am not necessarily a fan of this pirate wench-y outfit she wore to the premiere of “The Campaign,” but I do strongly agree with the fantastic bob she’s rocking. I can’t wait to see her in “Bachelorette,” which premiered at Sundance, with Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher — I have very high hopes. Oh, and did you know that Lizzy has been dating Matthew Perry since 2006?! I did not. You learn something new (and vital) every day.

So Close: Jessica Biel Got Tangled In Extra Fabric On Her Way Out The Door

Jessica vs. Kate
Who did it better at the Hollywood premiere? Read More »
Jessica's Bangs Trauma
Ahhhhh, get them off!!! Read More »
JT Tells JB What To Wear
I wouldn't necessarily follow his advice, but... Read More »
Jessica & JT Engaged
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are finally going for it. Read More »

Let’s start with the good: Jessica Biel‘s subtle, glowy makeup at the NYC “Total Recall” premiere is gorgeous and ethereal, her hair is as close to perfection as it can get with the distracting fringe, love the reptile pumps, and that ring must have cost a grand heap of “Sexy Back” royalties. This look almost — almost — gets it so right, but she had to go and make a goddamn travesty of a lovely dress by throwing on an inexplicable matching lace cape! Whyyyyy, Jessica? Did JT insist? Are you taking a page out of Natalie‘s book and getting married beneath a chuppah directly after the premiere, which would explain the need for covered shoulders? Were you just cold? How cold? Was Colin Farrell cold, too? Do tell.

Ouch: France To Unveil A Statue Depicting Carla Bruni As … A Working Woman

French First Lady Fashion
What Does François Hollande's Election Mean For French First Lady Fashion?
Valérie Trierweiler throws down the gauntlet. Read More »
Carla Bruni's Vices
Carla Bruni photo
She missed smoking and drinking while pregnant. Read More »
First Lady Beauty Contest
Michelle showed Carla who's boss. Read More »

Carla Bruni certainly made her mark as one of the more, uh, contentious first ladies ever to hit French office: the longtime singer and model, not to mention the heiress to an industrial dynasty, made ceaseless waves with her swank wardrobe, party-girl past, and dubious intentions when she wed recently divorced French president Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007. Sarkozy vacated office earlier this year (in favor of François Hollande, whose own live-in girlfriend has stirred up quite a bit of national strife herself), but his disheartening political demise was far and away from the last we’ve seen of the couple — Mr. and Mrs. Sarkozy have recently found themselves mired in allegations of corruption over illegal cash donations the former president may or may not have received from Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to L’Oreal and France’s richest woman. And if you thought the disgraced couple’s public humiliation saturation point had maxed out (one would assume, after their mansion and offices were raided by police last month), well, it’s time to reconsider. Keep reading »

That’s A Lot Of Look: Cate Blanchett’s Givenchy Get-Up Is Several Shades Of Distracting

A Lot Of Look: Katy Perry
Daisy Buchanan called -- she wants her look back. Read More »
A Lot Of Look: Rihanna
Is Rihanna post-style or something? Read More »
A Lot Of Look: J. Hudson
Has Jennifer Hudson given up? Read More »
A Lot Of Look: V. Hudgens
1969 called and wants its style back. Read More »

Shockingly, it has come to my attention that the perpetually sleek Cate Blanchett has fallen victim to A Lot of Freakin’ Look. It’s certainly not the first time a celebrity has gone a little overboard, nor will it be the last, but Cate is usually so damn impeccable! Let’s break it down. The top: love, skirt: love — worn together, the otherwise awesome pieces synthesize into all kinds of patterns and stripes and not knowing where exactly to look. So while this isn’t necessarily a bad look, it is indeed a lot of it … but I would still steal that shirt right off her back any day. She won’t miss it.

Duchess Kate Wears Too Much Eyeliner But I’m Obsessed With Her Anyway

Dear Kate Middleton's Hair
Your constant perfection is kinda depressing. Read More »
Well Played: Duchess Kate
She steps up her princess style game. Read More »
Caption This: Kate & Queen
What are these two talking about? Read More »
Kate's Cousin
katrina darling burlesque photo
... a burlesque dancer who is posing for Playboy! Read More »

When Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, isn’t all glammed up for events, I think she is so freakin’ adorable. Is that disrespectful to say of a future princess? I just mean that she looks so relaxed and smiley, like a fun normal girl with exceptionally shiny, voluminous hair, that I want her to be my best pretty princess friend. Bonus points for looking downright fabulous in Yves Klein blue! So if we did happen to become best pretty princess friends, which is almost entirely possible, I would gently advise her to loosen up the vise grip on the black eye pencil, and steer her in the direction of a thin, clean liquid line on the upper lid. There is no reason that anyone, especially a girl as lovely and as married to Prince William as Kate, should be wearing such heavy-handed liner to a daytime sporting event (oh, just the Olympics). However, I will note that she is clearly magic, because she’s sitting in the sun and that stuff is not budging. I would die to know what’s inside Kate’s makeup bag, but I feel pretty confident that she will never, ever tell. That skin! It’s gotta be the bee venom.

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