When photographer Julia Kozerski lost 160 pounds following her wedding in 2009, her weight loss journey culminated in a beautiful–and heartbreaking–nude portrait series called “Half,” which explored the emotional repercussions of losing half of your self. But in addition to these striking artworks, Kozerski was also documenting the process in a more casual, intimate way: in the dressing room with her iPhone. She didn’t plan to share these photos with anyone (she took them to map her progress), but I’m really glad she changed her mind. The pictures aren’t aesthetically perfect, they’re just real, and it’s fascinating to see an honest illustration of someone in the process of transforming their body in such a radical way. For Kozerski, these quick iPhone shots are intense reminders of a confusing time: “I recall the thrills of trying on smaller sizes and the satisfaction of feeling more attractive, even sexy,” she told NPR. “More so, I remember the devastation of not recognizing the person reflected back to me in the mirror.” See all the photos on Kozerski’s website.
It’s officially autumn, which means it’s time to bust out the crock pot. We love these one-pot wonders because they make meals that taste like they were slaved over for hours but really just require a few minutes of prep time. Plus, as a Frisky reader recently pointed out, slow cookers are a great gadget for college students. No kitchen? No problem! All you need is an outlet and you can get cookin’. From pulled pork to enchiladas to lasagna, we rounded up 10 delicious recipes to get you started. Click through to check ‘em out…
When my brother texted me a picture of this sign that he found hung up on the wall of his rural high school, I knew I had found my true calling. I mean, I’ve come across many miniature horse care and feeding jobs in my day, but none with such a flexible schedule. Amelia, consider this post my two weeks’ notice. Time to give this mysterious “Carol” a call…
Just one look at this gorgeous wool and leather satchel has me chomping at the bit for a weekend road trip. I’ll wear a baggy sweater and gaze out the window at the blur of colorful leaves, and I don’t even care where the destination is, as long as there’s hot chocolate. Aaaahhh, fall, I’ve missed you so. [$98, Pendleton]
Travel is good for us. Leaving familiar surroundings pushes us out of our comfort zone, introduces us to new cultures and experiences, and allows us to view the world–and our own life–with a different perspective. Basically, any time you get a chance to travel, take it. As you check things off your travel bucket list, take a gander at this list of seven kinds of trips every woman should take in her lifetime. And tell us: how many have you done so far? Which journey are you most excited for? Keep reading »
New mom Kourtney Kardashian was spotted in Miami this week wearing a fabulous printed mini dress, retro sunglasses, and a pair of gold knee-high gladiator sandals. I’m totally feeling the wild choice of footwear, especially (or maybe only) for a day out in Miami, but they’re definitely a lot of look. What do you guys think? Are Kourtney’s sandals a perfectly bold style for a boldly stylish city, or just too much? [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Whether you work in the kind of office where jeans are the standard uniform or the type where the sweet relief of Casual Friday only comes once a month, you will not regret buying a pair of dark denim trouser jeans this fall. Flattering, professional, with the tailored look of trousers and the glorious comfort of denim, you’ll be reaching for these babies again and again. Pair with a colorful silk blouse and suede pumps for a foolproof work outfit. Click through to check out 10 pairs of dark wash trouser jeans in every size for less than 100 bucks!
I’m dying for the slouchy menswear-inspired outfit Kate Bosworth rocked at LAX after arriving home from her cute-outfits-and-snuggling tour of NYC with fiance Michael Polish. She just looks so…cool. Want to snag this badass (and comfy!) look for yourself? Check out the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
The other day, my friend Becca and I were talking about how much we miss being in school sometimes, particularly those moments when you’re sitting in class and have some huge epiphany about society or media or social justice and you’re like, “Oh my god, I have to tell the world RIGHT NOW.” Although I won’t be joining those of you headed back to campus this month, I will be enthusiastically stocking up on
school office supplies, and thanks to this clever tutorial, I can’t wait to turn a couple 99-cent composition books into chalkboard notebooks, perfect for recipes, random brainstorms, and world-changing manifestos. [Warm Hot Chocolate]