Last month, a storm in the Philippines tragically killed nearly 300 people in the city of Marikina. But don’t worry, just 100 pairs of Imelda Marcos’ shoes were harmed!
The Marikina Shoe Museum in Marikina, the capital of the show industry, houses more than 800 pairs once owned by the country’s former first lady, some made in the city, and others from fancy brands like Gucci and Ferragamo. When Imelda’s husband, dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was ousted in a 1986, Imelda left more than a thousand pairs of shoes in the presidential palace, including one pair fitted with batteries and sparkled in the dark. Keep reading »
What we miss most about Girl Scouts isn’t so much the cookies, but constantly getting rewarded for being awesome. (And OK, the cookies.) Want to get back to a place where you wore concrete evidence of your accomplishments? Check out the merit badges from Etsy seller Lee Meszaros, which might not be the same ones you saw in Girl Scouts, but have a way cuter indie sensibility. The round cloth patches are silkscreened, hand-painted, and hand-embroidered, featuring wonderful illustrations like a pie for “being as sweet as pie,” a boy and girl holding hands for “surviving first love,” and a piece of notebook paper for “drawing a blank.”
But maybe the most appropriate one would be of a bird leaving the nest. Because we all have to grow up sometime. [Etsy.com] Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathys a little something special. This week, five winners will receive a Madonna Celebration T-Shirt. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab.
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Heidi Klum and husband Seal welcomed a little girl, Lou, this morning in Los Angeles. She joins daughter Leni and sons Henri and Johan. So cute! [DListed] Keep reading »
OK, it’s officially fall now, so it’s probably about time to look for new winter boyfriends, un-mothball the sweaters, and mourn the passing of the Indian summer. The best way to get over that fast is to consume lots of soup, participate in some cuddling, and spend more time at the movie theater. This week, if you’re dreaming of a vacation, go see “Couples Retreat.” If you’re feeling kinda mod and rebellious, catch “An Education.” And if you’ve been listening to us at all this week, go see “Good Hair.” Keep reading »
Painter Valerie Leonard is the Annie Leibovitz of pet portraits—without the mounting debt and camera, that is. Valerie’s “process” is an insanely involved one: She devotes days to each portrait, studies images of a particular animal, researches traits and characteristics of specific breeds. Then, she researches classic artists for the most fitting painting, using the client’s direction as a guide. And once chosen, she merges the animal image with the human form. In the final product, the animal features and background are often cobbled together from a composite of different images. Wondering what that looks like? Check out the dogs above, and a bunch more of her images, after the jump!
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People were shocked when President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace prize today for his initiatives to reduce nuclear weapons, reduce conflict in the Muslim world, and promote worldwide diplomacy. Why so shocking, since these are Nobel-worthy causes? Because Obama had only been in office for two weeks before the February 1 Nobel nomination deadline. The Nobel Committee doesn’t seem to think it’s a problem. They attribute a change in global mood to Obama’s calls for peace and cooperation, even though his initiatives have not yet had the time “to bear fruit.” So what do you think? Does he deserve the award? [MSNBC]
After the jump, see how Obama stacks up to the other presidents that have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Keep reading »
Do you have what it takes to become America’s next top fashion blogger? Bluefly and StyleList are looking for the next big internet sensation, so give it your best shot by entering their America’s Most Stylish Blogger contest. The gig sounds pretty sweet—eight finalists will compete by crafting weekly posts about Bluefly items, and the blogger with the most votes will get a $1,000 Bluefly shopping spree, a special section on the site, plus a weekly column for StyleList (and, we’d imagine, tons of freebies from all over thanks to the exposure).
To enter, fill out the contest form which asks you questions about your blog, style, and fashion rules. But wait …. is “what’s your #1 style rule” a trick question? Are there style rules? Man, this test is hard. [AmericasMostStylishBlogger.com] Keep reading »
Tired of your hair getting fried and smashed in a typical flat iron? Then get with the program! Everyone in entertainment, from Kelly Clarkson to Cyndi Lauper to Leona Lewis, has an InStyler rotating hot iron because it uses less heat than traditional heat-based styling tools and delivers better results. The bristles first separate the strands, then smooth, straighten, and style your hair gently, leaving it bouncy, shiny, and full of life. Plus, it works on most hair types! [$119, InStyler]
We’re giving an InStyler to five readers, but you have to work if you want one. The five best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, Oct. 9 through Thursday, Oct. 15—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Halloween is right around the corner, and I’ll readily admit that my costume has yet to be decided. Agent Provocateur must be counting on the fact that girls all over will not only wait until the last minute to decide their alter ego for the night, but also on the idea that Halloween is an excuse to dress as slutty as possible. The undies brand launched their newest superhero-inspired collection just in time for the holiday celebration. Sexy Tarantula? Check. Racy Reptile? Also there. Keep reading »