Mindy Kaling always looks so cute, and I especially love this outfit she wore to the FOX Winter 2013 Television Critics Association previews, rocking mixed patterns like a pro. I spent forever trying to find an affordable version of her printed coat, but ultimately had to settle for a polka dot number that’s not an exact replica, but will still go beautifully with a floral dress. After the jump, get the shopping details on all the pieces to recreate Mindy’s look — for $80 or less! Keep reading »
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Judging from the excitement surrounding the third season of “Portlandia” and all the emails in my inbox from readers who want to know more about visiting the city, Portland is having another moment (our really big moment happened back in the early 00s when The New York Times realized that not only did Portland exist, but the people here have beards and eat artisanal cheeses–it’s like a trend piece wet dream!).
When I asked my Portland friends for recommendations of things to do in this weird, wonderful city, their suggestions ranged from “Streak across the Steel Bridge” to “Drop out of graphic design school” to “Occupy something,” so obviously the Portland experience is tough to encompass in a single list (or even a single trip), but I’m going to try to focus on 10 activities that will guarantee a fun, fulfilling trip. Oh, and maybe finally convince my NYC-based Frisky coworkers to come visit me… Keep reading »
Paired with a simpler ensemble, these red leather shorts Padma Lakshmi wore for a night out in West Hollywood would have been a badass statement piece. But when you add in a bright yellow purse, tights, chunky necklace, and fur-lined jacket, suddenly the shorts are just one statement piece in a sea of statement pieces. This outfit is kind of like a dish with too many competing flavors. Right, Padma? [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
As we all learned last year, Chick-fil-A’s secret seasoning blend includes a heaping spoonful of homophobia and a generous slathering of bigotry. In response, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, a comedy group that parodies conservative “family values” organizations, created this fake coupon offering a free chicken sandwich to anyone who renounced their homosexuality. It’s a hilarious piece of satire on its own, with fine print stipulations like, “Offer only applies to persons currently choosing to be gay,” but when the guys from the Chick-fil-A Foundation decided to put their bogus coupon to the test, something really crazy happened: Chick-fil-A redeemed it. After the jump, check out a video of the encounter… Keep reading »
I’m in the process of plotting out my travel schedule for the new year (if I don’t have at least one trip in the works, I feel aimless and empty), and between all the travel porn viewing and frantic airfare price-checking, I’ve also been reminiscing about the trips I took over the last year. When I think back on the best travel moments, it’s definitely a toss-up between swimming with sea turtles in Maui (and learning a few life lessons in the process), and dancing to an amazing bluegrass jam band in a dive bar in Nashville: two very different experiences that I’ll never forget. After the jump, check out the highlights from other Frisky staffers’ 2012 travels,and please share your own in the comments! Did you take any major trips this past year? What experience stands out the most? Do you have any travel goals for 2013? We want to hear about it! Keep reading »
Fei Fei Sun, a strikingly beautiful Chinese model who has appeared in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton, made history this week when she became the first Asian model to appear alone on the cover of Vogue Italia. To Fei Fei, I say “Congratulations!” To Vogue Italia, I say, “About damn time!” Click on the gallery to check out some more photos from Sun’s gorgeous spread, shot by Steven Meisel. [Vogue Italia via People]
Beautiful goddess/actress Connie Britton is absolutely killing it in this slinky red gown, and causing me to experience a tidal wave of conflicting and confusing feelings, such as, “Can I please make out with you?” and “After we make out, will you sit me down and give me motherly advice?” and “Could I just have one small lock of your hair to wear in a vial around my neck for the rest of my life?” Uuuungghh I just love her so much it hurts! [Photo: Splash]
New Year’s resolutions be damned — it’s cold outside, and we want comfort food. Care to join us? Grab your skillet and cook up one of these amazing grilled cheese sandwiches. Some are elegant, some are unexpected (strawberries and goat cheese, anyone?), none of them are particularly healthy, but they’re all totally delicious. And if you’re looking for a great soup to serve on the side, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered there too. Now, bring on the cheese!
“Downton Abbey” finally returned to the American airwaves last night (have you checked out all the gossip in the latest issue of Downton Glamour?), and while many DA fans are having mixed feelings about season three, a Tumblr blog called “Edith With Googly Eyes” is getting rave reviews. As a hardcore Edith fan, I felt a little bad for laughing so hard, but once you scroll through a few photos, you’ll see it’s impossible not to. [via Gawker]
I go hogwild for anything vanilla. It’s my favorite flavor, and I will eagerly eat anything that includes the word “vanilla” in the title, even if it’s, like, a vanilla tuna casserole (yum!). So I’ll definitely be clearing a space on my kitchen shelf for Pure Vanilla, a whole cookbook dedicated solely to delicious vanilla recipes. Vanilla bean donuts and vanilla coconut popsicles? Yes, please! [$23, Modcloth]