Nashville-based jewelry artist Nora Catherine makes the most exquisite pieces from chains, beads, and hammered metals. Her whole collection has me drooling, from the hummingbird chandelier earrings to the butterfly wrap ring to the truly stunning tree of life necklace, but I chose to feature her spiral chain hoop earrings because they’re such a fun, unique take on a classic style. They’re just fancy enough to pair with a little black dress for a party, but not too fancy to pair with jeans and a blazer for brunch. Oh! And Nora is generously offering Frisky readers 15% off through the end of December. Use coupon code “15frisky1213″ at checkout, and happy holidays. [Hoop earrings: regularly $67, $56.95 with discount, Etsy]
Why We Love It: This one’s for the men! These stretchable masturbators slip over the shaft, each revealing a different sensation, regardless of his size. The set includes 6 eggs with different insides: various-sized nubs, delicate ribs, a web structure, bi-directional wedges, swirling patterns, and wavy ribs. Enjoy! [$39.99, Bunnyjuice] Keep reading »
And you thought she would be a one-crappy-hit wonder … wronnnnnnng! Rebecca Black, the singer behind the Internet sensation “Friday,” is back with a followup called, naturally, “Saturday.” So what makes “Saturday” different from “Friday”? Well, Rebecca is two years older, for one, which means she’s way more mature and got way more freedom. There’s frolicking on a beach and a party where everyone gets doused with a hose and lots and lots and lots of boys. Now, musically speaking, “Saturday” is easier on the ears than “Friday” — it still pretty much sucks, but it doesn’t suck super duper hard. Anyway, I wonder if Rebecca will continue her music career by releasing “Sunday” next. Mellowest day of the week … maybe that one will be a ballad.
Here’s my theory: this whole “going vegan for 22 days” thing was allllllll Jay Z’s idea and he swindled Beyonce into participating. But Bey is starting to miss meat and cheese and dairy and all of its associated deliciousness, and a quiet rage at both Jay and the vegan lifestyle has started to brew inside her. So every time she steps out to a vegan restaurant for the rest of this miserable experiment, Bey is gonna wear her love of animal flesh on her person, goddammit. Yesterday, Bey wore head-to-toe pepperoni pizza print to go out for a vegan lunch. And today she’s taken it up a notch, wearing leather pants and a cow hide sweatshirt to Crossroads Cafe in West Hollywood, a popular, yes, vegan joint. Former Frisky editor, forever friend and vegan Julie Gerstein called it Beyonce’s “silent protest.”
There are still many, many days until this vegan challenge is over. I wonder when Bey will call up Lady Gaga and ask to borrow her meat dress? [Photos: Pacific Coast News]
UM, UPDATE: And another example I missed! On Thursday, Jay and Bey went out for vegan lunch and Beyonce wore FOX FUR. God, I can only imagine PETA’s collective brain is exploding over what to do because on one hand, I’m sure they would love to use Jayonce going vegan as good publicity, but on the other hand, Bey having absolutely zero fucks to give about wearing animals pelts in a vegan restaurant kinds musses up the message. Anyhoo, Jay said that he and Beyonce are doing this vegan challenge for “spiritual reasons,” which I guess we now know has absolutely nothing to do with saving animals.
I’ve known a few Noelles and Hollys in my day, so the trend of giving your baby a name inspired by the season when it was born—especially a magical season like Christmas—isn’t anything new. And we’ve all heard seasonal names like April, Summer, and Autumn before. (Secret confession: Autumn was my number one, all-time favorite name for a girl, no matter what season she was born in, but now I have two boys!)
But even with baby naming, you can have too much of a good thing. Read more on The Gloss…
Just when you thought advertising was nothing but a barren soul-sucking trap (I mean, that’s mostly what it is, right?), a company actually bothered to put a little creativity into their commercial. This Volvo ad stars action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme doing one his famous splits while balancing between two trucks and was shot at sunrise in Spain, all in one take! That’s freakin’ cool. Maybe it’s a little weird to get emotional over a car commercial, but this is just too impressive. Also, it’s set to an Enya song. Because of course it is. [A Cup of Jo]
Lily, a baby elephant at the Oregon Zoo, has turned one year old. To celebrate, the zoo released this heart-melting video of the best moments of her first year. Watch Lily’s smiley face as she meets her dad for the first time, takes baths, and makes friends with the zookeepers. [Salon]
Do you lack time to meet anyone because you’re so busy with work? You may find yourself wondering if it might be a good idea to date someone from the cubicle next to yours. It’d be so easy! You already see each other every day, and you have to admit — he does look pretty cute in a tie. Of course you may also love the thought of having meetings and company outings with a special someone, but step back for a minute: do you really think it’s a good idea to date a coworker? The answer (in case you needed a hint) is a big no. Need further proof? Check out these non-negotiable reasons why an office romance just isn’t a good idea on Your Tango…
The Grammy Award nominees were announced last night and the results were about what you’d expect — lots of nominations for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry Justin Timberlake and, yes, Robin Thicke. I’m most excited that Kendrick Lamar got a lot of love, but am DISMAYED that Janelle Monae was overlooked. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump! Keep reading »