Attention, vampire fetishists! Your favorite show, “True Blood,” doesn’t return for over a month (June 16th), but we’ve got a first look at the sixth season thanks to these just released promo photos. Sookie, covered in blood! Bill, looking grumpy! Eric, sadly clothed! And we’ve got a good look at a few new characters too. Click through to see all 22 pics…
Don’t get us wrong; we all adore our real moms, but sometimes it’s fun to fantasize about being the spawn of a celebrity. In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought it would be fun to spotlight our 10 celeb dream moms. From Amy Poehler to Michelle Obama to RuPaul, click on the gallery to see our top picks!
A few days ago, author Maureen Johnson tweeted, “I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, ‘Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it. – signed, A Guy,’” and the Coverflip challenge was born. Johnson asked her followers to “take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like.” Some of the resulting cover makeovers are funny (like the above reimagining of Shutter Island as a beachy “novel of self-discovery”), some are pretty ridiculous, but they all say a hell of a lot about how books are very clearly gendered, and how publishers market male and female authors in drastically different ways. Want proof? Click on the gallery to check out a few more crazy Coverflips… [Huffington Post]
If brunch is part of your Mother’s Day celebration plan (and let’s face it, it probably is), take the easy, delicious route and whip up a creative quiche for the occasion. Quiche is a classic brunch dish, and seriously you guys, they are so easy to make: just mix your ingredients with eggs, pour into a pie crust (store-bought is just fine), and bake. Boom. Instant grateful mom. Click through to check out 10 delish quiche recipes guaranteed to please this Mother’s Day!
The collapse of Rana Plaza, a clothing factory in Bangladesh, has been a horrifying wake-up call about the consequences of “fast fashion.” Here at The Frisky, we’re dedicated to bringing you the styles you love at prices you can afford, but we’re also working hard to make sure to recommend companies we believe in and advocate for better working conditions for the people (mostly women) who make the clothes we buy. When it comes to ethical shopping, it can be hard to know where to start, so we’re going to be spotlighting some specific brands and general shopping tips in a new feature called Compassionate Fashion.
First up: Karen Kane. You’ve probably seen Karen Kane labels while browsing the racks at Macy’s or Nordstrom, but did you know that nearly all Karen Kane clothing is made in the USA? That’s a rare feat in the fashion world, and one worth applauding. Click on the gallery to check out 10 of our favorite pieces from her current collection (including plus sizes!), all proudly made in America.
A new survey done by a totally biased, “traditional” mattress company found that couples who sleep on memory-foam beds are having the shittiest of shitty sex lives. Some people surveyed described sex on their memory-foam mattresses as “stuck in quicksand,” “uncomfortable,” “difficult” or even “horrible.”
Well, that sounds terribly unsexy, unless you’re into S&M. But you just can’t trust this study because the market for memory-foam beds has jumped 20 percent in the last eight years, so these traditional mattress companies — like the one who sponsored this research — don’t really have your best, sexual interests at heart.
But we do! May The Frisky bureau of consumer affairs present a fair and honest review of all the mattresses we’ve hit it on. [9News]
If there’s one thing we can say for certain about Monday night’s “punk”-themed Met Gala, it’s that there was certainly a lot to look at. Like, a lot. We hardly even know where to begin. There was the good, which was at its best over-the-top and in keeping (or attempted) with the misappropriated theme, and then there was the cringeworthy bad, which was either a total miss (do you even know what you’re here for?) or uncannily similar to a first-degree crime committed on the local Hot Topic store. But the beauty, by and large, was spectacular! Red carpet events usually call for boring stalwarts of things like “red lips” and “Hollywood waves,” but makeup artists and hair stylists really got a chance to show their edgier chops last night. For this, we are grateful… and, naturally, jealous of the stars who got to wear some of the best looks at the gala. We’re taking cues from six of our favorite looks of the night, right here…
Happy Tuesday! Or something? Happy anything? The “Gatsby” soundtrack hit Spotify earlier today, and I don’t think any of us have listened to anything else since. My favorite parts are the dialogue. Is that weird? Totally. Come see what we’re wearing today…
The Met Ball was poppin’ off last night. Not that we were there, but like, we could have been. The Costume Institute Gala is always home to some of the wildest fashion you’ll see all year long, and this year’s theme of “PUNK: Chaos To Couture” lent itself especially well to all things amazing and outrageous. Of course, there are two sides to every coin, which still does little to explain some of the more ridiculous looks you’ll see in the gallery above…
We could get into the atrocious politics, the end-of-culture-ness that having a Costume Institute Ball themed around punk entails. We could talk about how political punk icons like Joe Strummer and the dudes from Crass would be appalled by such a blatant cultural misappropriation. About how the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Met actually created a replica of the fucking disgusting bathroom at long-dead punk club CBGBs (which has ironically been replaced by a John Varvatos clothing store). Or about how the attendees at last night’s Met Ball — despite their safety pin appliques, dyed hair, spiked heels and studs – had no clue about punk’s tenets, beyond the obvious and cliche aesthetic signposts.
We could talk about all of those things ad nauseum, because the misappropriation of punk — the turning of punk into little more than a fashion statement — is simply another symptom of how capitalist culture dilutes, chews up and swallows cultural movements and distills them into non-threatening, easily commodifiable shadows of their former selves. But hey, let’s just look at the clothes instead.