Christian Louboutin Wants To Get You Drunk

Christian Louboutin sure knows his customer. First he gave women bitchy red-soled stilettos that practically beg to be taken out for a night on the town. Now he’s providing the booze. Last night, the designer launched his very own champagne in collaboration with Piper-Heidsieck, at, according to his press agent anyway, “an exclusive private press viewing of a scandalous ritual which, having thrived in the 19th century, became emblematic of a luxurious era when Europe was living life to the fullest.” Whatever that means. It’s well known that Loubs loves to swing on the trapeze, but we’re pretty sure that’s not what they’re referring to, and we were too busy to attend, sniff. Next, he’s opening up a dating service. (Just kidding on that last one, but a girl can dream.) Keep reading »

How To Pack For A Weekend Away: 10 Tips

Labor Day weekend is a week away and friends are already stressing over what to pack. Which is silly. Packing for a long weekend should be easy as hell and take no more than 20 minutes. We’ve got some tips to do it quickly and right after the jump. Keep reading »

What’s The Longest Acceptable Amount Of Time You Can Go Without Washing A Bra?

Over on Slate, a male reader wrote to Dear Prudence, asking whether it was normal that his girlfriend of six months has been wearing the same bra every day for two weeks. Was she unhygienic, or simply a normal gal? Prudie responded, saying she polled some of the cleanest women she knows and they wash their bras at most once a week.

We did a little research on the topic, and while it’s pretty easy to find information about how you should be washing your bras (preferably by hand in cold water, air-dried), how often isn’t something that has been spelled out or set in stone. Keep reading »

The Girlfriend Keeper: Nothing Says Love Like Automated Texts And Emails To Your Girlfriend

How pissed would you be if the schmoopy text messages your boyfriend sent you every other hour were automated from an iPhone app called the Girlfriend Keeper? Alas, the Girlfriend Keeper is actually a real application and costs only 99 cents at the iTunes store. You should be suspicious if you’re getting charming/creepy texts like, “Your birthday is in 45 days, maybe I’ll get you something blue to match your eyes” or “Did you know we started dating 53 days ago?” (Uh, what guy actually talks like that?)

After the jump, check out some pics of the Girlfriend Keeper app that will seriously depress you regarding the state of modern dating (and datebook-keeping). Keep reading »

Winking Pants Man Is A Huge Success!

A few weeks ago these hilarious “winking pants” went viral on the Internet, and everyone had a good laugh. Apparently, however, people actually want to wear Winkers and have their butts adorned with the cheeky eye prints. William Jones, the Washington state-based inventor of the pants, has been barraged with an onslaught of orders, and received a quarter million hits on his website. (We like to think our post about it added to Winkers’ success.)

Unfortunately, customers probably won’t be receiving their orders within the blink of an eye—the 73-year-old artist makes each pair by hand. [King5.com]

No offense to Mr. Jones, but we have to wonder who is buying these. Would you order a pair? Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Hot, Shirtless Dudes Wrestling In Tomatoes

Ask me the question, “Hey, wanna roll around in tomato sauce?” and my answer would usually be a resounding “No.” But ask me, “Hey, wanna roll around in tomato sauce with a bunch of hot, shirtless Spanish guys?” and it’s a totally different story. Let’s just say that the scenery at yesterday’s annual La Tomatina food fight in Valencia, Spain, gives me a serious hankering for a Bloody Mary. [Yum Sugar] Keep reading »

Black Hair: The Debate Untangled

To straighten or not to straighten is still a heated debate within the black community, as the New York Times article, “Black Hair, Still Tangled in Politics” points out. The topic came up recently when 11-year-old Malia Obama was criticized for wearing her hair in twists while visiting Rome this summer. She was deemed by some to be unfit to represent America because her hair wasn’t straightened. Also, Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair” sheds further light on a culture in which “good” straight hair is preferred to “bad” nappy hair, especially when Chris asks a hair store owner: “So my nappy hair isn’t worth anything?”

I’ve had my own trials and tribulations with the “creamy crack,” as chemical straightener is sometimes referred to in the black community, so choosing to leave my hair natural was a decision that came, well, naturally to me. However, the Great Black Hair Debate still weighs heavy on my mind at times because naturally nappy black hair still isn’t widely accepted. Keep reading »

Happy Friday: Cute Otter Already Enjoying The Weekend

One of the best parts of this video isn’t just the way it will make you grin like an idiot at your desk, but it’s kind of rad to hear the giggles and disbelief of the people who’re witnessing this crazy coolness go down. Oh right, and the otter part is really, really cute, too. Keep reading »

Barbie Takes Off Her Clothes, Finds Her Way Into Famous Paintings

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“Sleepers After Courbet”

Czech artist Kristyna Milde recreates famous works of art by Francisco Goya, Gustave Courbet, and more, posing Barbies in place of the women the artists painted. Milde said she wanted “to show the similarities between stereotypical representation in the past and the present time.” We know art can be deep and say things about society, but all we can think of when we look at these are the dioramas we made for a fifth-grade class project. Obviously, our mini worlds were not nearly as well-done as Milde’s, which even include sunbeams. Click through to see more of Milde’s creations and the famous works that inspired them. [MildeArt via Designboom]

The Frisky Guidebook: The Venice Of The North

It was only a matter of time before we covered a city famous for sex. But Amsterdam is really less about the Red Light District and coffee shops than it is about great Dutch architecture, trendy restaurants, and great vintage shopping. Keep reading »

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