Want To Smell Like Amy Winehouse?

Ummm, not sure if anyone’s in the market to smell like Amy Winehouse, but if so, you may be in luck. Rumor has it that a perfumer has offered the troubled star close to a million dollars to launch a 1950s-inspired fragrance. There’s no word yet on the name, but can we take a guess at what eau de Amy would smell like? Top notes of earthy substances, bottom notes of tobacco and middle whiffs of vodka and gin. After the jump, more celeb merch no one asked for! Keep reading »

Are We Too Nostalgic?

This week, New York Times writer David Browne argued that Generation Y is all about nostalgia—and that we develop sentimental feelings about things at a much more rapid pace than Baby Boomers. I fully admit that even at the young age of 21, I feel nostalgic for my childhood all the time. And haven’t we all? At The Frisky alone, we’ve reminisced recently about Zack Morris, Jem and the Holograms, our favorite kids TV show hosts, and even our favorite childhood dolls. But I’m not running to trade in my iPod for a Walkman or my flat iron for scrunchies. I just enjoy a trip down memory lane. And because I’m young, my memory lane doesn’t go on for miles and miles. Keep reading »

My Husband Wanted A Big Wedding—So He Planned It

My husband and I are married not because I said, “I do,” but because he said, “I’ll do it.”
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Mind Of Man: Interview With A Feminist

When it comes to “feminism,” I have more questions than answers. So I emailed Sady at the smart, free-wheeling lady blog Tiger Beatdown and asked her if she’d answer some of them. In the interest of full disclosure, she has, on occasion, offered succinct and thoughtful analysis of some of my work on this site. I realize that what I know about “feminism,” specifically its recent history and its academic role, could fit into a thimble. My questions might seem basic, but remember, I’m the one with the testicles over here.

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Star Couplings: Nicole Richie Is Going To Have Her Own Wacko Jacko!

  • Nicole Richie is reportedly going to pay tribute to Michael Jackson by naming her unborn child after him — Michael for a boy or Michelle for a girl. [Starpulse] — I’m vetoing that idea because those names don’t go with Harlow Winter.
  • Kristen Stewart says she can’t wait to play a pregnant Bella in a future “Twilight” movie. [E! Online] — If she really wants a baby bump, why doesn’t she do it the old-fashioned way?
  • Roger Federer and wife Mirka welcomed twin girls recently. Like every other celebrity, he took to his website to make the announcement. [Us Weekly] — What, no Twitter page?

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Gallery: When Celebrities Attack!

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It was a classic case of she-said/she-said when Amy Winehouse headed to court today and plead not guilty to assaulting a fan named Sherene Flash, who was attempting to take a photo with the singer. Amy swears she had no idea what was happening and was terrified, hence pushing Flash away. “I was scared,” says Amy. “People are mad these days.” Flash tells a very different story. She says she asked Amy if she could get a photo with her, and that Amy—either drunk or high—socked her in the eye. [NY Times]

Whoever’s at fault here—haven’t people learned not to disturb celebs, especially the drug-addled variety? Apparently not, because there’s a slew of celebs who’ve been set off by photo-snappers and lashed out at them. Here are the best examples.

Bizarre Fashion Trend: Rubber Boots And Criss-Crosses

Once we discovered Fashematics, the blog that shows where fashion comes from through equations, we began to see the logic behind it everywhere in our style research, as in, “Huh, funny, that dress kind of looks like an apple and Jerry Seinfeld at the same time!”

Today’s find: Givenchy rainboots + Anzevino & Florence tie leggings = Lacoste/Zaha Hadid for Colette spiral boots? [HighSnobette, 80spurple.com, Colette.fr] Keep reading »

Matt Lauer Is Totally OK With Your 15-Year-Old Running Around Naked

This morning on “Today,” Matt, Meredith, and Al (do they even need last names anymore?) were introducing a segment about kids running around naked during the summertime. Meredith asked, “At what age does it become inappropriate?” and Matt, pausing to think for a sec, responded, “Sixteen?” Eww? Clip of the awkies moment above! Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: The Wall Street Journal Frets About Cankles

  • The Wall Street Journal worries if there is a cure for cankles—i.e. “fat ankles.” [Wall Street Journal] — But if you don’t have a job on Wall Street, no one has to see your cankles, right?
  • A town in Ireland held its first wolf-whistling championship. That’s right, wolf-whistling, a.k.a whistling at hot ladies who pass by. [BBC] — Maybe the “you pig!”-and-face-slapping championship will be next month?
  • What to say when someone makes a rape joke. [Mother Jones] — My favorite suggestion? “I knew this guy in college, and he totally got raped during rush and had to go to the doctor! He’s in therapy now! It was hilarious!”
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Topshop And Other Stores That Sell Recycled Clothes We’d Actually Wear

Topshop is known for selling clothes that hit all the current trends, but the retailer will take a trip to the past at its flagship store in London this summer by selling vintage clothes and fabrics. Designed by young up-and-comers, the first reworked vintage collection is Sport Nouveau and includes ’70s sports shirts that have been transformed into tennis skirts and old dresses that have been made into jumpsuits. Yum!

The British retailer isn’t the first company to sell old clothes alongside new ones. Urban Outfitters has carried out a similar strategy with its Urban Renewal line since the ’80s, selling both vintage pieces and styles that have been created using vintage fabrics or by reworking items. Where to get the goods, after the jump… Keep reading »

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