Erykah Badu has long been one of my favorite neo soul artists, not to mention one of the most fashionable people, um, anywhere (putting aside that her influence may have led to then-boyfriend Common embracing crochet pants, but I digress). So it’s awesome to learn that Badu has been named the face of Givenchy’s latest ad campaign, in part because having a Black woman be the muse for such a high fashion brand, in an industry where they are generally wholly underrepresented, is a breath of fresh air. In fact, all of the female models used in Givenchy’s latest campaign are women of color. Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisschi told Style.com of the homogeniety in fashion:
“It’s 2013. Everybody’s being so cool about Instagram, about Facebook, any media — everybody’s being so open. At the end of the day, why are not so many black girls or Latin girls in shows? When you have an American president who is black! When I see this happening, it’s quite sad, I think. People can be so avant-garde, so advanced, but actually not, because people are still making differences between skin color.”
As for his selection of Badu, apparently he had the singer in mind for awhile, saying, “Erykah, she’s an icon—come on! … “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life. She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.” Truth. Click on through for just a small handful of Badu’s amazing fashion statements over the years… [Style.com]
At his San Antonio concert on Sunday, Kanye West stopped the show to reprimand an audience member for shouting at him to take off one of the masks — which admittedly is kinda creepy-looking — he wears onstage. Then he kicked her out of the arena. Because, in his words, he is “Kanye Motherfucking West.” He told her she can see his face on the Internet whenever she wants (true) and marveled at her supposed audacity for “tryin’ to tell me how to give you my art.”
Kanye then spent a good four minutes or so on an impulsive auto-tuned rant that compared him to Miles Davis, Tupac, and the Notorious B.I.G. (they’re all Geminis, after all, so he obviously shares their talents). Security then escorted the fan out, which some audience members protested. “Do I look like a motherfucking comedian?” Kanye asked. No, Kanye, “comedian” is definitely not that word I’d use to describe you. [Gawker]
Geri Halliwell sauntered into a London Christmas party wearing this fabulous outfit that I’m dying to recreate. That white shawl collar coat is divine (and Olivia Pope approved), and the hot pink (or is it radiant orchid?!?!) clutch adds a formal, festive touch to the whole ensemble. Want to steal this Spice Girl’s style for yourself? After all, it’s perfect for all sorts of holiday gatherings. Get all the shopping details after the jump!
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I’ve always felt a little meh about Emmy Rossum, probably unfairly based on the fact that she dated Adam Duritz from the Counting Crows, with his fake dreamlocks, and I’m just like HOW? But now I think she may actually be really funny and cool, based purely on the fact that she turned Gisele Bundchen’s “Having It All” vision board-essential Instagram photo into a meme. Tori Amos should be next, only she should be breastfeeding a pig, natch. [Instagram via NYMag.com]
Happy birthday, dear Sagittarius! As our gift to you, we put together this handy love compatibility guide so you can check out the pros and cons of all your romantic match-ups. Read on to get the astrological perspective on your love life! Keep reading »
Pregnancy is such a magical and wonderful time in a woman’s life — but it’s pretty safe to say that some aspects of it are definitely easier than others. Every mom-to-be has good days and bad days and everything in between — including those instances where you do whatever you have to just to make it through the day without having an emotional meltdown. Read 15 lies pregnant women tell in an effort to make the darker side of those nine months more bearable on The Stir…
The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got gifts for the outdoorsman (or woman).
There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the upcoming new year: a fresh start, a bunch of well-meaning but ultimately forgotten resolutions, a new supply of vacation days, etc. But the most exciting thing about 2014? Season 3 of “Sherlock” debuts on New Year’s Day in the UK and January 19th in the US. As fans know, the stellar second season ended with a bang (and a fall, and so many questions, and so many tears). This amazing trailer for season 3 promises a few answers, many more questions, and the glorious return of Benedict Cumberbatch in a long, tweed coat. Cannot wait. [YouTube]
P.S. If you’re a “Sherlock” fan (and/or a feminist) and haven’t read Nicole Cliffe’s brilliant rankings of the first 6 episodes, please do that now.
I don’t blame you if flip-flops are one of the very last things on your mind today. I know that I am personally far more concerned with hunting down functional yet stylish all-weather boots (digression: do these exist, and if so, please point me in the right direction) and a down jacket that won’t make me look like I’ve been pumped full of air from the neck down. In fact, just this morning I wondered aloud, “Will I ever feel warmth again?” Keep reading »
It’s been a long time since I have written you. I thought I would give it a go again because my list is long, my bank account is low, and I’ve been a very good girl this year. Okay, there were maybe about two months where I was stressed and emotionally burnt out over the wedding so I was kind of being a bitch, but that’s not typical. Otherwise, I should totally be near the top of your Nice List. So, Santa, this Christmas, can you puh-leeze deliver…
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