This weekend my friend Molly and I went to the fabric store and picked out a piece of gorgeous black fabric with pink polka dots. “You know,” said the woman at the counter, “we’re not supposed to call this color ‘black’ anymore. ‘Caviar’ is the new black.” Molly and I were stunned by this new development, and it got me wondering about other blase color names that could be replaced with elite artifacts from the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Check out my suggestions after the jump, and please share your own ideas in the comments! Keep reading »
Whatever the reason, there often comes a time in our lives when reading takes a back seat to, you know, everything else. Maybe your crazy schedule leaves you no time to go to the library, let alone relax with a good book. Maybe Twitter has ruined your ability to read anything longer than 140 characters. Maybe you were so traumatized by the endless assigned readings in college that you can’t remember what it’s like to read for fun (seriously, I didn’t voluntarily pick up a book for at least a year after graduation). We’re celebrating Rad Reads Week here at The Frisky, which just happens to be the perfect time to rediscover the magic of a good book. Wondering how to get back in the habit? Check out our 10 tips, after the jump! Keep reading »
Merry Monday and happy Chocha Day, everyone! This week we’ve got a crop of floaty white summer dresses that happen to float up a little bit too high, plus a “sweater dress” that is very obviously meant to be a regular sweater. Click through to check ‘em out, and remember, if you spot a chocha moment, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
On my recent trip to Hawaii, I spent pretty much every night watching the sun set over the bright blue ocean and just, you know, thinking about life. There are certain places in the world–Maui, for example–that invite you to slow down, take a breath, and consider this amazing world we live in and our place in it. Inspired by that pristine ocean view, I decided to hunt down a few more perfect places for pondering. From waterfalls to banyan trees to a stunning starry sky, click through to check them out…
Sometimes an outfit is so perfect it makes me gasp and do a little office chair dance. Example: this chic, summery ensemble sported by Freida Pinto on her way out of “The Today Show” studios. I love the dreamy yellow dress, the crisp blazer, and trendy details like the colorful snakeskin bag, oversize sunglasses, and raspberry lipstick. Perhaps the best accessories of all? Those exquisite eyebrows! Damn, girl. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Black isn’t an obvious choice for a jersey summer dress, but if you’ve ever tried on a jersey dress, you know that black is by far the most forgiving color (I may never recover from the time I tried on a cream colored jersey dress while wearing a slightly-too-tight pair of underwear–the horror!). I love new mom Hilary Duff’s simple black dress, paired here with bold accessories, and totally want to recreate it. Get all the shopping details, after the jump! Keep reading »
Headbands are a great way to dress up a basic outfit and distract from crazy summer hair issues. like grease and frizz. Our friend Jamie from Do It, Gurl put together this cute video to teach you how to make the headband of your dreams–keep it simple with a pretty color of ribbon, or embellish it with anything from flowers to bows to rhinestones. I’ll take mine with everything on it, please! [Gurl]
“Yeah, one [romance] was with an entity that was actually a monster. And the other was with a holographic representation of the woman who designed the Enterprise engines. Neither of which I would necessarily call a healthy relationship. I just wish [the writers] had allowed that part of Geordi to evolve… Because there were a couple of one-line gags that were present in the character — the first one being, “The blind guy flies the ship.” And we solved that by giving Geordi a specific area of expertise from which to contribute, when we moved him to engineering.
The other stereotype was that of the nerdy guy, the engineer who is inept around women. And we just never had the opportunity — we ran out of time, I guess — we never had the opportunity to evolve beyond that. And I believe with the core of my being that ‘Star Trek’ is better than that. ‘Star Trek’ is better than stereotypes.”
– LeVar Burton talks about his character Geordi La Forge’s lack of romantic interests on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” which is coming out on Blu-Ray on July 24th (yay!). Amelia and I have always wondered about Geordi’s complete lack of game, especially because, in my view, Geordi was suuuuper hot. But what can I say? I’m a sucker for a guy in a Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement (VISOR). [io9]
My tropical storm has a first name, it’s F-A-B-I-O! But really you guys, the latest weather system ravaging its way across the Pacific is named Fabio. So far the storm doesn’t pose a threat to any land besides a tiny island, so you don’t have to feel weird about any sexual feelings this swirling mass of wind and rain might be bringing up for you. Apparently “Fabio” has been on the World Meteorological Organization’s list of storm names since 1982, when it replaced “Fico,” the name of a particularly devastating hurricane. According to The Weather Channel, 1982′s Hurricane Fabio “followed a path similar to the one expected for this year’s Fabio, staying well offshore. Afterward, Fabio returned every six years. Storms named Fabio brought locally heavy rainfall to Hawaii as remnant lows in 1988, 1994, and 2006, while the 2000 version of Fabio was a tropical storm that affected no land.”
As much as I like to think the storm-naming meteorologists had a thing for bodice rippers, the Weather Channel points out, “Fabio’s first appearance on the cover of a romance novel was for Hearts Aflame in 1987…So it would appear that ‘Fabio’ the storm came before ‘Fabio’ the model and actor.” [The Weather Channel]