TLC is branching out from its typical fare (“Jon & Kate Plus 8,” “17 Kids and Counting,” “Trading Spaces,” etc.) with a show that’s still family oriented, but a little more on the sexy side. With “Mother Knows Sex,” the channel will follow Patty Brisben, a Midwestern housewife, churchgoer, and mother of four, as she and her family run their business. Brisben and Co. have made millions from Pure Romance, a company that sells sex toys at Tupperware party-like gatherings at people’s homes. How does a family that works together in the sex industry get along? What is it like to discuss dildos with your mother? We’ll find out when “Mother Knows Sex” debuts Feb. 1 at 10pm EST. [AP] Keep reading »
True story: I mostly miss the boat on trends. About three years ago, Ray-Ban Wayfarers made the scene. I saw them on the likes of Kirsten Dunst and Sienna Miller in paparazzi photos—and, at the time, wasn’t so sure about their place in my wardrobe. For one, I wasn’t about to spend the money on something that wouldn’t at least kick around for a season (cough cough, my numerous misguided baby doll dress purchases) but also, I didn’t know if they could be me. Let’s just say that, sartorially speaking, I’m not hipster-ish, not super-pink-green-and-pearls-preppy—I try to be a classic version of what’s happening in fashion at any given time. How would Vogue characterize me? Slightly seasonally madcap, but optimistically sophisticated? Uh, yeah sure, I’ll stick to that.
So, for the last three years I’ve mulled over the Wayfarer purchase, at times getting quite close to plunking down the 120 dollars—i.e. spending an hour in Solstice discovering that buying a pair can be rather confusing, didja know there are about three versions of the original out there?—and alternatively swearing off the trend completely. Fashion shouldn’t be this hard. I should save my over-analyzing nature for more important topics, right?
Mostly my M.O. is to become entirely no-looking-back enthralled with a trend because of one photo. Keep reading »
Stop the presses! Yesterday, the blogosphere went bananas over a story that Katy Perry had taken a vow of celibacy for 2009. Well, I just got off the phone with the single sexpot (who recently broke up with Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy), and she laughed: “Celibate for a whole year? I’d rather die!” We hear ya’, Katy! The self-proclaimed “prankster” sighed and said that she wished the media understood her sense of humor. Miss Perry still swears, “Yes, I kissed a girl!” While there’s no confirmation on if she liked it, she’s very happy about the Grammy nomination that she received for Best Female Pop Vocal. Keep reading »
We love fun scarves just as much as the next fashionista, but, dang it, trying to make a fancy scarf look cute, rather than like something Jan from “The Brady Bunch” would wear, isn’t always the easiest task. Thankfully, this statement piece crafted from vintage Oscar de la Renta or Chloe silk scarves will look beautiful around your neck, no fancy scarf-tying skills needed. Sure, it costs $125, but just remind your label-loving self that it’s designer. [$125, Manic Trout] Keep reading »
OK, so we here at The Frisky can be real geeks sometimes. We eat up any new information about biology, medicine or human behavior. However, we also come across the stupidest studies that just seem to “prove” “theories” that are just basic common sense. And then we think: “Really? Someone funded this crap?” After the jump, our picks for this week’s stupidest studies. Keep reading »
Today is Blog For Choice day, when pro-choice bloggers everywhere “raise the profile of reproductive rights in the blogosphere,” while commemorating Roe V. Wade, which celebrates its 36th anniversary today. Each year, Blog For Choice poses a question and ask the blogosphere to answer and this year’s is especially timely, given the inauguration of President Barack Obama. “What is your pro-choice hope for President Obama and/or the new Congress?” My hope is that Obama and Congress will work together to redistribute the money spent on abstinence only education the last eight years and put it towards comprehensive and compassionate sex education. Everyone, pro-choice and anti-choice, wants abortion statistics to go down and the only way to get there is by making sure everyone, particularly teenagers, understands how to protect themselves from pregnancy (and STDs). So what’s your pro-choice hope for President Obama and/or Congress? Answer in the comments! Anti-choice? Sorry! [Blog For Choice] Keep reading »
Recently, Kanye West has been talked about more for his daring fashion choices than for his music. I mean 808s and Heartbreak was okay, but you know what Kanye did this week that was so totally over the top? He rocked …dare i say it…a mullet. During his performance for the Youth Inaugural Ball, Kanye shocked everyone with his regular hair cut, but with this thing hanging in the back. Almost like Uncle Jesse’s hair in “Full House.” But you can’t tell Kanye he didn’t look good. After the jump, more awful celebrity hair styles.
Not even three full days into being The First Lady, Fashion Week organizers are already planning to invite Michelle Obama to the festivities in February in New York City. Mrs. Obama has been making headlines for her fashion trends for some time so this invite comes as no surprise. She’s been so influential for her fashion sense and style. J.Crew’s Website saw a 64 percent traffic spike the day after she wore the label on “The Tonight Show.” She put designer Jason Wu in the spotlight for her inaugural gown, and she continues to make other designers become household names like Thakoon Panichgul and Mario Pinto. Mrs. Obama’s invite couldn’t have come at a better time considering many designers have pulled out of Fashion Week and the industry really needs a boost right now. IMG senior vice president said, “We have several other great initiatives like that that I certainly think are perfect for her and her daughters.” No word on which shows are extending invites. [NY Mag ] Keep reading »