Of all the bunnies in the Playboy mansion, Holly Madison reigned supreme through most of the 2000s. Everyone’s favorite “Girl Next Door” and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant was Hugh Hefner’s primary girlfriend for six years, and many speculate that she broke his heart when they broke up, she moved out and then started dating Criss Angel soon after. But in the latest issue of Life & Style magazine, Holly reveals that she was always insecure about her looks—and that her insecurities shot to a whole new level when she started dating Hef. Hence, that was when she opted for plastic surgery. She says she was sensitive about her smallish chest (“I always stuffed my bra. In fact, I had a boyfriend for years, and we moved so slowly. We didn’t have sex for a long time because I had to gradually bring down my bra size so he wouldn’t find out”), but didn’t decide to get implants until after she moved into the mansion in 2001. In 2003, she had her nose done because “it photographed really big in front of my face. If I wanted to do anything in the entertainment industry, I needed to get it fixed.”
This quote really sticks out to me: “Living with Hef brought down my self-esteem a lot. I was comparing myself to the other girls…You have to look a certain way at the mansion.” [Life & Style via NY Daily News] Keep reading »
It’s been quite a braid-happy past few months. Which is why, when I spied this photo from the Venice Film Festival of Italian actress Laura Chiatti, I had to get all up in your (beauty) grill about it. Look closely at her hair. It ain’t a side braid; it’s a twist. (Remember those from back when? I was a huge braid and twist fan — whatever hairstyle worked to keep my long, stringy hair out of my face for school and didn’t take longer than three minutes to put together my mom could get behind.) Laura’s twist is chic and feels really boho. Want the hair how-to? It’s a snap, actually.
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I love killing some time at work with (“some”) online shopping as much as the next girl, but I’m getting serious mouse-click cramps after paging through all the goodies on Bluefly. Then my dude, of all people, told me about Shop It To Me, a free email service that sends you a daily notice summarizing all the sales on your favorite clothing brands which are in your size. You choose however many brands you are interested in from a list of both pricey and less-expensive designers, ranging from Urban Outfitters to Gucci. It rocks: All the markdowns on Anna Sui, Shoshanna, Diane von Furstenberg, Ali Ro, and my other faves come right to my inbox and I don’t have to click half a dozen buttons to see if those fabulous shoes I’m looking at come in a size 9 1/2. (Only problem is, it absolutely kills me to see all these super-cute dresses on sale that I still can barely afford.) Shop It To Me may be a fashion timesuck, but at least I’m not getting arm cramps anymore. [Shop It To Me] Keep reading »
The ’80s were so weird. Check out this awesomely hilarious opening sequence for a PSA intended to spread awareness about sexual activity called … wait for it … “How Can I Tell If I’m Really In Love?” It stars, among some randoms, Justine Bateman (in a fierce plaid jacket, natch), brother Jason, and Ted Danson. Keep reading »
“I’ve been reading The Frisky for a month or so (religiously!) and I thought this would be the place to get my questions answered. (You guys always seem to have the answers.) I’m getting married on Oct 31st of this year and want to know if it’s acceptable to wear a black wedding dress. I would pair it with an ivory shawl (in cashmere) with white pearls as accessories. Is this a fashion no-no? I just want something non-traditional and the bridal stores aren’t doing it for me. I’ve found this vintage black cocktail-type dress and hope that I can wear it! Thanks in advance!” – Melissa
Hey Melissa, what’s up? And welcome to The Frisky! Glad you’re here. I love your question because, personally, when it comes to fashion rules, I like to get all rebellious and say there are none. (Eh, OK, maybe just a few…) After the jump, let’s discuss whether a black dress can work for you on your wedding day or not. Keep reading »
Can you guess who hates their older brother? Loves wearing a bikini? Hates when girls don’t put out after you pay for a date? If you ever needed additional proof that you can’t judge a book by its cover, this interactive website will convince you. I have wasted waaay too much time today playing Haters + Lovers 20 Questions, a trivia game where you try to match pictures of people of all different colors and creeds with their particular loves/hates. When you click on their square, you see live footage of them revealing their thoughts. It’s seriously got me giddy—my best score so far was 12. Gotta run … I have another round to play.
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Sometimes, pillow talk needs no words. At least not the ones you speak out loud. Perhaps that’s the view of artist Louise Bourgeois, who recently presented an installation at London’s Tate Modern, which featured a wood-paneled bedroom. The bed sported a red duvet and a pillowcase with the French words “Je t’aime.” The Tate then created saleable pillowcases based on the work, using beautiful cream cotton to embroider the red phrase where you lay your head. Another variety has “Je t’aime” screen-printed in repetition. In short: we aime it. [$40.37, Tate Modern]
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The Baby Phat fashionista and her daughters took a break from their shopping spree to vogue it out. Work it girls! [West Hollywood, 9/2/09] Keep reading »