Keepin’ It Classy: Can I Bring A Date To A Wedding If The Invite Is Only Addressed To Me?

While we’d like to raise a glass to any happy couple, this week, The Frisky is celebrating weddings. Sometimes the protocol can get a little cloudy, and you don’t want to rain on someone’s special day so we’re going to cut through the cake and give it to you straight. First things first: arm candy. Can you bring a date if they’re not explicitly on the invite?

With this kind of party, the hosts don’t always feel the more, the merrier. Weddings are expensive, and, a lot of times, brides and grooms don’t want to pay for a plus-one you’re going to dump before they come back from their honeymoon. Or they want to keep their affair to a close-knit group of BFFs and family. Or they already invited the exact capacity of the hall where the reception is being held. No matter what the lame excuse, frequently, they’ll send us unmarried ladies and invitation for one. Boo, fo’ sho’. But before you just give up an go stag, here’s what you can do about it! Keep reading »

Thank Heaven For Little Girls—And The Perverted Brits Who Love Them

Sasha is a 34A. Kayla’s a 32C. Kristi’s a 32D.

Sasha, Kayla and Kristi are ages 13, 14 and 16, respectively. And they’re all vying for the title Miss Teen Queen U.K.

Miss Teen Queen U.K. is a “Hot Or Not”-style online beauty pageant which some are criticizing for it’s Lolita-esque practices. The teen girls’ bra sizes are posted up on the pageant site along with their shoe and dress sizes, plus some pictures that often look straight out of a Maxim photo shoot. For example, 14-year-old Rebecca lies on her back, wearing a short black dress and dark nail polish, high heeled legs up against the wall, gazing into the camera. We feel icky just looking at her. Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Kate Bosworth’s Little Denim Vest

Kate Bosworth showed up at the airport yesterday for a flight to London, and she looked better than we do, even on a good outfit day. A fancy skirt and a gray T-shirt is one of our favorite combos, but it was Kate’s denim vest that really caught our eye. We’d long thought this hard-to-pull-off piece belonged only in the closets of people still stuck in the ’80s or — if it’s really tight and worn with nothing underneath — loose women. Kate’s denim vest is neither dated nor trashy, and it adds a little toughness to an otherwise tender outfit. Keep reading »

Crave: Matryoshka Stacking Doll Candles

Can you find it in that sick, twisted little heart of yours to burn this set of three Russian matryoshka nesting dolls? Thought so. Just don’t tell your bubbe. [$25, Plasticland.com] Keep reading »

Jon & Kate Plus A Sweatshop?

First came the sordid affairs, then the looming divorce, and now a possible lawsuit? The Pennsylvania Department of Labor is looking into claims that the Jon and Kate Gosselin are violating child labor laws by having their lil’ army of kids work 40 weeks out of the year.

While we don’t exactly know if being themselves in front of camera crews constitutes as “work,” people are pretty up in arms about the situation. After the jump, the onslaught begins. Keep reading »

Wedding Guest Dress Guide: The Black Tie Wedding

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Receiving an invitation to a wedding that specifies a “black tie” dress code can be rather intimidating because your standby LBD won’t cut it for this type of event. Although, “black tie” requires women to wear formal gowns, don’t let the name fool you — you don’t have to show up in head-to-toe black. If you decide to wear a color or a print, just make sure it won’t clash or match the bridesmaids’ dresses or steal attention away from the bride. Black tie attire doesn’t have to be mega-expensive, either. All of our gown choices cost less than $200.

Quick Pic: Miranda Kerr Gets Naked For Rolling Stone

The Aussie model, who’s dating Orlando Bloom, goes buck naked for the Green Issue of Rolling Stone. Keep reading »

What Exactly Were These Abortions Dr. Tiller Performed?

A 51-year-old anti-abortion activist is in custody in Wichita, KS, after he allegedly shot and killed Dr. George Tiller, 67. Tiller, who had provided abortions to women for over 30 years, was gunned down in the foyer of his church while he passed out the church bulletin. [NY Times]

Some anti-choice extremists think all doctors who perform any abortions should be killed. But Dr. Tiller, in particular, was a lightening rod for controversy because he was one of only three doctors in the country who performed abortions on women in the third trimester, also referred to as “partial birth abortions.” But why are abortions in the second or third trimesters so controversial? Here are five things you’re probably asking yourself right now. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Only Chloe Sevigny Could Pull Off This Look

Chloe Sevigny was one of several celebs to hit up the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic today. It looks like she found this hat in a trunk in her grandmother’s attic, but it really goes with her retro suit with scalloped edges. And her exposed legs keep the look from being too staid. [NYC, 5/31/09] Keep reading »

Dating Amelia: Everyone’s Got Advice

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of advice. Solicited, unsolicited, much of it from female friends, most of it contradictory. Many of my female friends are in relationships, including my four closest girl friends, two of whom are married and two who are headed in that direction. They all are living vicariously through my “dating adventures,” though I’ve tried to tell them that it’s about as exciting as a bowl of oatmeal.

People give advice based on their own experiences. What works for them has got to work for you too, right? Like following a cake recipe, if you follow the right steps, you’ll get the end result you want. Except dating is nothing like baking and there’s no “right” way when it comes to matters of the heart. I watched “He’s Just Not That Into You” this weekend (out tomorrow on DVD) and if there’s a takeaway from that movies it’s this: everyone has a dating tale that is an exception to another person’s rule. Which is why all of the advice I’ve been getting has been making my head spin. Keep reading »

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