It was about a year ago that I realized it was time to just make a commitment.
If I had a checklist for where I was in my life, it would have looked pretty good: late 30s, living in Manhattan, freelance writer, founder of an improv school, volunteering for an organization dedicated to creating a better future, plenty of good friends – all dimensions accounted for.
Well almost. It was everything but “a man.”
I was one of those “date a few times and then be inseparable for two years” people. When I moved to NYC in 2001, “Sex and the City” was at its peak. That show and its promise of the perfect city life for a young single woman was a factor in me moving from LA. I know, it’s sad. But it just shows how deep and powerful the desire to find — and how much fun it is to look for — that one guy really is. Keep reading »
Don’t bother denying it, you’ve been trying to dress like Blair and Serena for months now. Well, your days of attempting to make $50 dresses look like Chanel are over, courtesy of Anna Sui. The quirky chic designer has just released images of her Gossip Girl-inspired collection for Target and we’re definitely getting the appropriate level of Blair vibes from the dress all the way on the left. Check out the whole collection here before it launches September 13. [The Cut] Keep reading »
These shoes look creepily like gloves for your feet. They are called Vibram FiveFingers (which sounds more like the name of a vibrator) and are designed to make you feel like you’re walking barefoot. Also, they cost over $150. Expensive shoes should accentuate your calves and butt, not your toes. [Vibram FiveFingers] Keep reading »
In the last 24 hours I’ve been shocked by how, well, overwhelmingly glowing and one-sided the rememberances of MJ have been by celebrities, the media, and the public in general. Is reflecting on the undeniable strangeness — to some, grotesqueness — of Michael Jackson suddenly off-limits because he’s dead? Keep reading »
A photo from Madonna’s second Louis Vuitton ad campaign was leaked, and — surprise, surprise! — it features Madge wearing a pair of the bunny ears she rocked at last month’s Met Ball. Luckily, they look a lot less crazy in the campaign than they did in real life — some fashion just doesn’t translate to life beyond the Playboy mansion. In this upcoming campaign, she appears less like a hooker than she did in the last one, but I still prefer the brand’s series featuring former astronauts. No one sells Louis bags like Buzz Aldrin. [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
This summer, Anna Hathaway takes the stage in New York City as Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. You might have thought that if the Hollywood A-lister was to play a Shakespeare role, it would be one that relies on her beauty, like a Juliet. Yet, Hathaway proves that feminine charm can have nothing to do with being sexy—her character, when washed ashore in a shipwreck, disguises herself as a page named Cesario with whom another woman, Olivia, falls in love. Anne told New York magazine that she was stoked on cross-dressing: “I was feeling like I could do more to get into my character,” she explains. “So I decided, What if I walked around New York trying to pass for a boy? What if I had to make people look twice to figure out what I was?” [NY Mag]
Here at The Frisky, we’re all about the boy style lately, so we’re intrigued by the appeal of the gender-bending world Anne will inhabit this season. After the jump, some of our favorite cross-dressing characters and moments in history! Keep reading »
Model Gisele Bundchen still hasn’t confirmed that she’s pregnant, but it looks an awful lot like there’s a baby on the way. [LA, 6/25/09] Keep reading »
Need just the right card to express your emotions on your cousin’s trip to rehab? Amy Winehouse has your back. The Sun is reporting that Winehouse is coming out with a line of gift wrap and greeting cards using her famous lyrics. (That’s a fake mock up card, to the left. )I guess that just because she’s on permanent vacay down in St. Lucia doesn’t mean her “people” can’t make money off of her—Amy’s publishers are rolling out “Rehab” wrapping paper (the song chorus will be printed continuously) followed by “Back To Black” and “You Know I’m No Good” greetings cards. Her publishers are claiming: “The Amy-branded cards are classy too. ‘You Know I’m No Good’ is best for heartfelt apologies and ‘Back To Black,’ with an appropriate wreath, will be the respectful response to a bereavement.” Now, who the hell will actually buy them? Those with friends currently doing a stint in rehab? [The Sun] Keep reading »