New Yorker Amy Borkowsky is trying to raise $3 million so she can buy a 30-second ad during this year’s Super Bowl, which she will use to try to find a husband. “Dating is a numbers game,” she said. “I need to reach a large pool of guys.” So far she has only raised $1,121, and a spokesperson for NBC said there are fewer than eight ad spots left for the Feb. 1 game. If Borkowsky does raise the money, do you think this is a genius idea, or has the woman lost her mind? Check her fundraising progress at SuperBowlSingleGirl.com. Keep reading »
While we think sparrows may be a bit tired as a modern design motif, we don’t disparage all birds in design, especially when it comes to this adorable Victorian bird box which looks a little like a family heirloom (if your ancestors had great taste and style, that is). At $14, it’s a budget friendly piece to store your baubles and keepsakes…maybe even your favorite hand-me-down earrings from that old, stylish aunt of yours with the great taste. [$14, Patina] Keep reading »
The guys at AskMen.com unveiled their list of the “49 Most Influential Men of 2008″ and the results, voted on by their readers, may surprise you. Check out the full list and then, over the next two weeks, check out our picks for the “10 Most Influential Women of 2008″ — The Frisky picked a female counterpart for each of the men in AskMen’s Top Ten. We hope you agree with our choices!
#8 — Our Pick: Sarah Haskins AskMen’s Pick: Rob Kay
We had to make a bit of a leap with this pick, as Rob Kay is the dude who created the video game Rock Band and I could not, for the life of me, think of any female video game influencers because, duh, we, in general, don’t play video games. But we do like VIDEOS! One of our favorite web video stars is Sarah Haskins, who has her own show, “Target Women”, on Current. Every few weeks she tackles a new topic facing women with her hysterical, dead-pan, feminist perspective. Whether she’s talking about women and pooping or women and Sarah Palin, she always hits the nail on the head. Yes, we have a girl crush. And just because we have a lot of girl crushes, doesn’t mean the one we have on her isn’t extra special. Keep reading »
In middle school, when my friends and I first started wearing makeup, glitter was all the rage. We wore glitter eyeshadow, glitter bronzer, glitter lip gloss, glitter nail polish, and glitter anything else we could find.
Now that I’m older, I think glitter makeup makes me look like a grown-up who’s trying really, really hard not to age a day over 14. But I don’t need to be without sparkles — shimmer is totally allowed. Polishes like Dior’s new color Black Sequins look sophisticated, not sophomoric because the little bits of shine are teeny-tiny, whereas with glitter, they’re chunky. See, size really does matter. Check out more, after the jump… Keep reading »
We’ve seen some cuh-razy footwear on the red carpet lately — some cool, some hideous, all totally painful to wear. After the jump, eight pairs that would make our dogs bark. The pain would just be worth it for some. Keep reading »
Why, it’s Beyonce, of course. And we basically think she’s fallen off her rocker. I mean when non-celeb-types start coming up with alter-egos, they’re usually deemed insane, and if they commit some heinous crime, then “Law & Order” immortalizes them with a ripped-from-the-headlines episode. But since Bey is the extremely talented entertainer that she is, we’ll give her a pass on this one. And chalk all of this Sasha Fierce business up to marketing for her new album. Keep reading »
Starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Justin Long
Directed by Kevin Smith
Last night I got to see the much-talked-about movie “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” as part of the CMJ Film Festival. Quite honestly, I was not impressed. Maybe it’s because there has been so much media attention surrounding the movie because of its title and the banning of certain posters. Or maybe my sense of humor just doesn’t mesh well with writer/director Kevin Smith’s. Either way, I thought the story was a big cliche, and Seth Rogen really didn’t need to say “f&*k” so many times without reason. Keep reading »
The Sartorialist, a.k.a. Scott Schuman, is one of my favorite photographer bloggers, with his candid, beautiful shots of cool fashionistas and slick stylists, who he finds on streets around the world. Now, Fashionista is reporting a rumor that Sart, whose own image appeared in a recent GAP campaign, has scored a book deal, possibly with Harper Collins, for a coffee table book of his iconic images. After the jump, my top ten favorite Sartorialist photos so far in 2008. Keep reading »
So now that you know five tips for staying chic for cheap and how to throw a kick-ass clothing swap, you can’t just expect to stop lusting after those Frye riding boots you’ve had your eye on forever, or that your longtime trusted hair stylist is going to suddenly start cutting her prices. The fact is no matter how frugally you learn to live, there are still going to be some things you’ll want to splurge on, and that’s okay. I mean, this is a recession, after all, not a potato famine. You don’t have to give up all your luxuries or switch to low-cost everything; you just have to get savvier about making extra money for those treats you enjoy. But I’m not talking about getting a second job or really working that much harder; a true recessionista knows how to make extra cash for little luxuries while leaving plenty of free time to enjoy them, too. After the jump, seven ways to make more money without taking a second job… Keep reading »