Cute Crap I Want To Put On My Head This New Year’s Eve

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New Year’s Eve means one thing to a gal like me — it’s the night I can wear a tiara without judgment. I know I’m not a real princess, but I love to put cute crap on my head, as you might remember. This NYE I’m gonna do it like I’m the friggin’ Queen of England, or better yet, the drag queen that lives upstairs who everyone calls “The Duchess.” I, Simcha Whitehill, am going to wear the kind of tiara that would make Miss America cry. And there is no shortage of shiny options — like this here Blakegodbold Silver Crystal Coronation Headband — to help me to show up those beauty queens. Check out what options there are for the eve of 2010!

How To Make Your Hair And Makeup Last All Night

The usual New Year’s Eve conundrum—you go out looking hot, hair and makeup fixed just so, and by the time midnight rolls around your ‘do is a frizz-ball mess (or a flat mess, depending) and your eye shadow is half-way down your face. Rather than constantly running to the bathroom for touch-ups and carrying a whole case of makeup and hair sprays/clips/etc. in your purse, why not make things easier on yourself this year with a bit of pre-party prep? A few stay-put tips, after the jump! Keep reading »

The Brief Is Back

According to the New York Times (and they’ve been on a real roll this week), when it comes to the male undies category, it’s all about the brief. When did the reign of the boxer come to an end exactly? It’s impossible to be certain, but it could have something to do with the recession: “A few years ago, brands started coming out with more and more collections and retiring them sooner,” said Michael Kleinmann, the president of Freshpair, a 10-year-old online underwear retailer. “But when the economy started changing, they scaled it back.” Whatever the reason, according to our rather epic post, “What His Underwear Says About Him,” this is a style favored by Tom Cruise, military types and hipsters. Now we can add fashion-forward gents to the list, too. [New York Times]
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2009: The Year Of The Real Girls

If you came of age in the early 2000s, like I did, pop culture was strange—strangely plastic, that is. Britney Spears had the hottest body on earth, but she married a skeezebag and shaved her head. Paris Hilton had a sex tape, then a TV show and then everyone wanted to be her best friend. Hugh Hefner‘s bunny-girlfriends got their own show and then two of them spun off and started shows of their own.
All the way up to 2007, things were looking weird, when “Gossip Girl” debuted and Blake Lively‘s cleavage co-starred in every scene. Yes, indeed, the 2000s were the decade to be conventionally pretty, blonde, silicone, slick, PR-laden, lawyered up, and above all, fake.

Yes, 2009 sucked and we’re all glad that it’s over. But in 2009, pop culture had mercy on our souls. It couldn’t run on fumes anymore. People, one hopes, got bored. And so, against all odds, 2009 became the Year Of The Real Girl. Keep reading »

Lady Gaga And Perez Hilton Go Back To The ’80s

Even though, technically, these kids missed most of the decade. Thoughts anyone? We don’t know, it’s a little matchy matchy. But extra style points for coordinating Gaga’s wig and Perez’s banana boxers. We never would’ve thought of that pairing. [Miami, 12/30/09] Keep reading »

What’s New Year’s Eve About To You?

They say New Year’s Eve is always a bust. And yet, year after year, we gear up, go out, and do it all over again despite the inevitable hangovers, fatigue, boredom, mistakes, and gluttony.

But you have to admit that there’s something exciting about this night of the year, and there’s at least one thing tempting you into celebration. Maybe for you the excitement is in breaking out the champagne, making resolutions, or going to a big party with your guy on your arm. For the girls out there—is it about the clothes? The romantic potential of getting kissed at midnight? For the guys—is it about the clothes? The romantic potential of getting kissed at midnight? (See what we did there? Har har.) We’re interested to see if the expectations are different for men and women … or what your expectations are at all!

So, please, feel free to sound off in 3 … 2 … 1 … Keep reading »

What Are You Wearing For New Year’s Eve?

After way more time than I care to admit, I finally found a dress to wear tonight at the little New Year’s Eve get-together I’m hosting. In honor of tonight’s blue moon, I decided on this blue dress from French Connection. OK, full disclosure: I didn’t actually make the blue moon connection until after I purchased the dress, but seeing as my husband will be wearing his fabulous baby blue tuxedo purchased a couple months ago at a vintage sale, I think we can successfully claim a blue moon theme. I’m going to pair the dress with this necklace, opaque tights, and black patent leather heels, and if I can manage to get a good picture, I’ll post it next week. But, more important, what are you wearing tonight? We’d love to see you all gussied up in your New Year’s best, so send us a photo (tips@thefrisky.com) and we’ll put together a slideshow next week like the one we did for your awesome Halloween costumes. Have a safe and wonderful new year, everyone! Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: A Celebrity Primer

The New Year is a time for taking stock, a time for looking back and learning as well as looking ahead towards a richer future, secure in knowing that the lessons we’ve learned this past year will help us lead a better life in the next.

Obviously, there is no better source for these life lessons than within the annals of celebrity gossip. Celebrities are richer than us, prettier than us, and—with rare exception—skinnier than us. We watch them onscreen and/or listen to their songs—why shouldn’t we learn from their mistakes?

Sadly for them, 2009 was a rough year for famous people in relationships. There were more breakups than there were deaths! But luckily for us, there are valuable nuggets of knowledge contained within almost every celebrity split … Keep reading »

Cassette Tape Tie

OK, so it’s a little pricey for a tie, but pretty cool once you take a closer look. No, ladies and gentlemen, that tie is not made of mere fabric; it’s actually a whole lot of recycled cassette tape.This strikes us as the perfect gift for that music lover who “has everything” because, let’s face it, there’s a good chance he does not in fact have this. [Sonic Fabric Neck Tie, $120] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Great, But I Don’t Think I Deserve Him.”

I’ve been seeing a guy since October. Although we haven’t put a label on our relationship, things have evolved and are progressively becoming more serious. He went home for Christmas, so I didn’t see him for about a week, but we did text during that time. When he returned on Sunday, he invited me over for pizza, wine and a movie—our usual lazy Sunday night routine. When I asked him about how the holiday went, he said he “finally got to make out” with his best friend’s sister, and that was the best Christmas present he could hope for. He said it like it was the most ordinary thing in the world, then kissed me on the forehead and carried on like nothing was unusual! How am I supposed to react to that? I can’t get it out of my head and I don’t feel the same around him anymore. At the same time, I don’t feel like I have a “right” to be upset about it, since we don’t have a label and he seems to think that’s totally normal. — Confused

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