Believe it or not, the push to be hyper-thin hasn’t always been present. In the ’50s and ’60s, women were sold the idea that a curvy, bodacious bod was best, and companies like Wate-On advertised that they could turn a skinny girl into a voluptuous vixen through their weight-gaining products. Whether Wate-On worked, it’s refreshing to see a different kind of body type being coveted — one that doesn’t promote a protruding hip or clavicle. Check out these great vintage “anti-skinny” ads. [Daily Mail UK]
Hold on. Can we have a moment of silence for the previous 11 months of 2011 which have apparently come and gone without me really noticing? Where the hell did this year go? I still think I have Christmas 2010 presents to shop for. Oops. Anyway, click on to see what we’re wearing on this 1st day of December!
We all know someone who is perpetually under the weather during the winter months. (Hell, that “someone” may be you!) And the reason why we all know someone who fits this description is that people who aren’t feeling well never shut up about not feeling well. Prove to that person that you’ve been listening to their talking and hacking and sniffling by gifting them with something that you shows you care about their sinuses or glands or IBS or whatever. Here are 10 gifts for the perpetually sick person in your life!
Why am I not surprised that Chanel Iman’s 21st birthday party today is taking place on a private island? The model has rented a small island off the coast of Jamaica where she’ll be ringing in legal drinking age with a reggae-themed bash. If that doesn’t sound like one poppin’ party, I don’t know what does. [Fashionista]
I have to give Chanel credit, though, because her fête sounds positively down-to-earth in comparison to some other celebrity birthday blowouts we’ve seen …
Every winter, artistas and galleristas gather down in Miami to celebrate the newest and next in the art world. If you’re at Art Basel Miami art fair, chances are you’re rich or famous, or some combination of both. But having lots of money or celebrity doesn’t always equal sartorial splendor. Click through to see some of the best and worst of Art Basel.
Having a “tramp stamp” doesn’t make you a tramp at all, it makes you a person who made a bad decision at some point in your high school/college years. (Not to imply all lower back tattoos are bad decisions. Just, um, a lot of them.) I should know. I have one. My Chinese symbol for the word “Angel” was acquired two months before my 18th birthday at a hole-in-the-wall tat shop on Bleeker Street. I was a Freshman at NYU and I mostly got the regrettable tattoo because I was pumped that they didn’t card me. I know, really solid reason to get inked for life. Nowadays, my stamp makes me cringe, but at least it’s well hidden … most of the time. Ben Affleck probably feels similarly sheepish after he accidentally revealed his tramp stamp while getting his daughter out of the car. It’s a dolphin, which he got to cover up the name of a high school girlfriend. Geez, I don’t know which is more embarrassing. I feel for him. Click on through to see more celebs with tramp stamps. [NY Post]
The Frisky offices are fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to be exactly a half-block from the location of J. Crew’s current sample sale. All of us went this morning and came outhigh on adrenaline, cashmere, ballet flats, and the thrill of insane markdowns. Luckily, we were also unharmed, save for our wallets, despite the frenzied and feral behavior inside. Anyway, here’s what we wore to battle the crowd — and to work, of course.
Move over, Scarlett! Dolce & Gabbana: The Makeup has selected Felicity Jones as the new face of their upcoming Kohl Collection, to debut the first day of the new year. The designers chose Jones to play the “aristocratic sauvage girl” that inspired the line, which is comprised of five new shades of kohl eyeliner and an eye palette — and who wears eyeliner these days better than the gorgeous Brit? If you’ve never heard of Felicity, you may remember her as the Autumn/Winter 2011 face of Burberry Prorsum. She’s currently starring on the silver screen in Like Crazy, which I haven’t seen because I think it would make me cry. Regardless, Felicity is most definitely having a huge moment right now, and why shouldn’t she? She’s young, British, beautiful, and on the verge of becoming the latest indie darling. Here’s 10 things you should know about this prospective It-girl.
First things first: I never wear red lipstick. I have a fatal combination of lips with a tendency to chap and a complete destitution of desire to draw attention to myself, especially my damn face. I own a number of red lipsticks, all of which I have bought with the best intentions and a daydream of a new lease on life, but they collect dust in the back of a drawer somewhere. But I just read this article over on xoJane, and I’m totally inspired. It can be a real challenge to find the right shade for your skin tone, so I thought it would be in my best interest to take cues from the people who know best*: celebrities. Maybe even I can find my perfect red, thanks to the stars. Tell me your favorite in the comments!
* Probably not.
Themed pencil sets add a wonderfully retro feel to any desk, nightstand, or bookbag, and they also make fantastic stocking stuffers. We scoured Etsy shops for the nerdiest writing implements and settled on these 9 sets, decorated with references both helpful (chemical element symbols) and not-so-helpful (assorted quotes from “The Big Lebowski”). Write on…