Jennifer Hudson Loved Her Old Body, Too

“I never thought I was overweight. I thought my old look was pretty normal. That was how all the girls looked growing up in Chicago. I didn’t have any problem with it. It makes me smile to think back to myself when I did ‘Dreamgirls’ with Beyonce. I did see all these women in Hollywood, all very slim and I thought, ‘Wow, these ladies are very into themselves.’ I loved that I stood out in a room. You knew when you saw this woman it was Jennifer Hudson.”

Jennifer Hudson on her body image before her dramatic weight loss. I love that she said this. I think that’s a sign of true self-esteem if you can approve of yourself at every size and shape. She does look fantastic, but I’m wondering if she’s implying that she’s really into herself now that she’s one of those slim Hollywood ladies or if she no longer feels like she stands out in a room. [Hello Beautiful] Keep reading »

An Open Letter To Everyone Who Has Ever Offered Me A Store Credit Card

Dear Everyone Who Has Ever Offered Me A Store Credit Card,

I don’t want a store credit card. I really don’t. I haven’t wanted any kind of credit card since I got my first one at age 18 and maxed it out in an eBay bidding war over a pair of limited edition purple Ugg boots. At the same time, I understand that selling store credit cards is an important part of your job, so I always try to validate your efforts. I nod and smile as you tell me about the benefits of a store credit card, and then I sigh and say something like, “Hmmm … maybe next time.”

And herein lies the problem… Keep reading »

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Not Smell As Sweet

One whiff of Andy Tauer’s scent creation, Incense Rose, and I knew I never wanted to smell like anything else. This perfume is a contradiction, contrasting the darkly seductive and masculine scent of incense with the feminine sensuality of rose. It contains notes of clementine, bergamot, Bulgarian rose, orris, cedarwood, incense, myrrh, patchouli, and amber. Just a tiny spritz will send you out into the world a sexy and mysterious creature.

[$117.40 Tauer Perfumes]

Did Pippa Middleton Outshine Big Sister Kate?

Usually if any woman besides the bride dared to show up at a wedding wearing white (or cream or ivory or eggshell or ecru), she’d be kicked out before the ceremony began. But no one seemed to mind that Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the bride and her maid of honor, escorted Kate to her wedding to Prince William dressed in an ivory dress that could very well have been a bridal gown. Obviously, not an ounce of proper etiquette could have been overlooked at the royal wedding and the dress was designed specifically for Pippa by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (who also did Kate’s wedding gown), so I assume wearing white(ish) passed muster. But I wonder if anyone expected some to say she managed to outshine her sister? “It was supposed to be Kate Middleton’s big day — but her younger sister Pippa made heads turn,” said The New York Daily News. Will “Pippa-ed” become the new way to say “stole the spotlight”? One person who seemed to notice how lovely Pippa looked was Prince Hot Ginge, I mean Harry, who stole a couple glances during the ceremony. But alas, he’s out of luck — Pippa has been dating some former cricket star for some time. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

10 Celebrity Theme Weddings

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Two weeks ago, Sara Rue, host of The CW’s “Shedding for the Wedding,” gifted sweethearts Samantha and Brooks with their dream wedding after they collectively lost 30 percent of their body weight over the course of the show. Now that the show is over, Sara is turning her thoughts to her own wedding, which will go down next month. Samantha and Brooks went eco-friendly with their wedding, and Sara and her fiance have a similar theme in mind. “The birds and the bees,” as Sara explained. Oh, no wait—she doesn’t mean that her wedding will be all about explaining sex and reproduction to kids. She just means that she’ll be taking lots of inspiration from nature. “I have these beautiful brooches that are all butterflies,” she said. “Hummingbirds and butterflies to me represent an ‘everything is right in the world’ kind of feeling, and that’s what I wanted on my wedding day.” [People]

After the jump, more stars who went the theme wedding route.

Show Us Your … Super Cool Mom!

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we’ve been thinking about our mamas a bunch. We’ve loved the website My Mom the Style Icon since we first stumbled onto it last year, and we’re reaching out to you, dear Frisky readers, to create a compendium of our moms in honor of Mother’s Day. Do you have a cool picture of you and your mom (or just your ma!) that you want to share with us? {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” title=”Send it to us”} and tell us a little bit about what makes your mom special, and we’ll include it in a Mother’s Day roundup! Keep reading »

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