I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I almost prefer Fashion Week street style to the clothes marched down the runway. I know, I know, it’s basically blasphemy, and I acknowledge that none of the real-girl style would exist without catwalk collections to forecast trends, but there’s nothing quite like seeing an actual outfit put together in an individualistic way. Of course, the attendees of the shows also happen to be some of the best-dressed ladies in the world. Checking out street style shots induces way more envy in me than the designs alone. I always find myself thinking, “where did she get that?,” or “damn, I wish I thought of that first.” I didn’t think of it first, but I will relentlessly copycat the effortless, inspired outfits until I’ve mastered creating them myself. If you, like me, are in the throes of style thievery, try these three Paris Fashion Week street style-inspired looks on for size.
It took Will Ferrell 21 years of making jokes as an excuse to talk to girls before one finally deflowered him. He told Rolling Stone in a recent interview that he lost his virginity his junior year of college. “In my mind’s eye, it seemed like the way it was supposed to happen,” he said. But the joke was on him. He revealed that his mom assumed his deflowering took place much earlier with a “loose” high school classmate. “She said, ‘If you slept with this girl, you’d better slap a condom on that pecker of yours.’” That sounds like an awfully awkward convo. Click on through to hear more stories about celebs losing it … their v-card, that is. [Celebitchy]
There was once a time when a woman’s pregnant belly was shrouded in over-sized fabric, concealed from the world. Nowadays, pregnancy is a good excuse to rock even tighter clothes to emphasize the growing waistline (“That’s not a burrito, that’s a baby!”) or, if you’re famous, to chuck the cover-ups entirely and show off your swelling belly on the cover of a magazine. Jessica Simpson did just this for this month’s issue of ELLE. Oh, and by the way, it’s a GIRL! Jessica’s hardly the first to strike a preggo cover pose. We can thank Demi Moore for this particular pose. Vanity Fair 1991 anyone? Click through to see some other sexy stars who’ve graced magazine covers while with child. [People]
My dad is a survivalist who has been teaching my brothers and me to tie tourniquets and fend off attackers since we were toddlers. This month, The Frisky’s theme is “Every Woman Needs,” which seemed like the perfect opportunity to ask my dad to give us a rundown of the items you would need to survive some kind of apocalyptic event: an earthquake, asteroid strike, zombie attack, etc. Click through to check out his suggestions, and, to borrow a quote from The Hunger Games: “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
“Creative” and “eccentric” are adjectives that pretty much go hand-in-hand, so it’s hardly a surprise when clothing designers get a bit quirky with their creations. It’s almost never a bad thing — in a profession devoted to the manufacturing of wearable works of art, an odd bent here and there is not only appreciated but encouraged. Some designers take their whims to dresses, but for others, it’s shoes. Some of the world’s most renowned visionaries are responsible for kicks that you’d hesitate to put on, lest they bite your foot off. Many are incredible and inspired, while others are just weird. One thing is for certain: these designer deviations are not cheap. Looking extra avant garde comes at a price.
Presenting my three coworkers’ most identifiable associated sounds! Ami: vigorous typing; Julie: heavy sighing; Jessica: squeeing. Just thought you should know! Click on to see what the vigorous typer, heavy sigher, squee-er, and I are wearing today!
Chevron stripes first came into popularity as a design element in coats of arms. These days, though, they’re just considered flattering and slimming clothing patterns. And we’re really digging them for spring. Check out 10 dresses, tops and sweaters featuring the chevron mark.
I don’t know Vogue Japan Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo, but I like to imagine that she exudes a kind of “Grey Gardens”-y vibe: dotty, inappropriate and definitely camp. After all, this is a woman who’s prone to showing up at fashion shows with styrofoam eggs on her head. Can doddering spinsterism and a lifetime of sweater bikinis be far off? I hope not. After the jump, some of Dello Russo’s more awesomely out-there outfits.
Manties: will they ever cease to be entertaining? Especially when they are made of beef jerky. And bedazzled with rhinestones. And rumored to mix perfectly with ball sweat to enhance natural male pheromones. No, they will not. You can buy your man a pair of these tasty, meat haute couture Brief Jerkies on Etsy for a mere $15. But really, would you destroy his self-esteem like that for the sake of your own amusement? Well, maybe you would.
This slideshow needs no further introduction, but I will just say that, after doing some research on the subject, I will never be the same. Click through to see some more manty styles that a dude should never be caught dead in. [Etsy]
I must say, everyone at The Frisky is looking quite fetching today. Click on to see what we’re wearing today!