Poll: Will You Brave The After-Christmas Crowds For Thakoon’s Target Collection?

Designer Thakoon Panchgul’s GO International Collection for Target hits stores Dec. 28, mere days after Christmas. The clothes are cute, if a bit summery, but are you going to be all shopped out and in no mood to fight angry women for a strappy dress in the middle of winter? Keep reading »

A 9-Year-Old Pick-Up Artist Shares His Secrets

Holy adorableness. While Mystery, “The Pick-Up Artist,” makes our hair stand up on its ends, the 9-year-old version makes us squeal. Little Alec Greven just published a book with Harper Collins called, “How To Talk To Girls.” In it he explains how a young gentleman can win the affections of his paramour on the playground, with such gems as “comb your hair and don’t wear sweats” and “if I say hi and you say hi back, we’re probably off to a good start.” He also warns his readers, “It is easy to spot pretty girls because they have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewelry. Pretty girls are like cars that need a lot of oil.” He advises, “The best choice for most boys is a regular girl. Remember, some pretty girls are coldhearted when it comes to boys. Don’t let them get to you.” HA! For the record, Alec is happily single, saying he is a little too young for actual dating. Call us in 10 years, cutie. And in the meantime, send us an IM — we have an open slot on our “Guys On Our IM” roster… [NY Post]

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The Frisky Gift Guide: Guy-Approved Boyfriend Gifts

Sometimes, we think we have the best gift ideas for boys, but then realize we bought what we would have wanted, not what they would actually like to get. Since we’re not guys, we asked a few of our friends what they were hoping and praying for this year, in a dream world. Crib one of their wishes for your lover/boyfriend/husband…

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10 Pop Culture Phenomena We Hope Don’t Come Back In 2009

Now that 2008 is winding down, we realize that a lot has happened in pop culture this year. Some pop culture phenomena were rather awesome, like the launching of The Frisky and Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin impersonations, but others were rather annoying or dreadful. So after the jump, our list of the 10 pop culture phenomenons we hope don’t repeat in 2009 (in no particular order). Keep reading »

Love Vandal: Italians Do It Better, Part Due

Reader Haley took this in Rome on Christmas last year right between the Colosseum and the Forum/Palatine Hill area.

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com. Keep reading »

Crave: Measuring Tape Wallet

This awesome wallet, with its measuring tape pattern fabric and vinyl exterior, caramel brown and dark brown vinyl interior, and tri-flap design, is just one more reason we wish the economy was better and we all had mucho money. Somehow, filling it with gum wrappers, tattered Valpak coupons, and loose pocket change just doesn’t seem right. [$44, Quiet Doing] Keep reading »

Hot Trend: Butt Cleavage Body Jewelry

Men just love the booty. (Who can blame them?) So while we ladies have been doing everything we can to draw attention to our assets by wagging them on the dance floor, bending over, slipping them into tight jeans, and even sporting the occasional panty that shows off our butt cleavage, there’s a new permanent attention grabber causing a commotion on the market: butt crack jewelry. At piercing parlors around the country, both men and women have been getting their booty cleave surface pierced. Basically, the finished piercing looks just like a belly button barbell for your flipside. Unlike Steve-O’s “Jackass” (no pun intended) stunt where he painfully pierced both his cheeks together, the tushie cleavage barbell is just the cherry on top of the split. And it’s a hit, according to this poll, which gave it a 63% vote of hotness! While it takes a special kind of lady to bravely let someone poke their butt, it’s going to take an even more courageous gal to explain herself at an airport security metal detector. [Trend Hunter]

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The Frisky Gift Guide: 25 Awesome Gifts Under $25

Just because your pockets are hurting doesn’t mean you have to give crappy gifts. After the jump, 25 totally sweet gifts for $25 and under. We might just buy them for ourselves. For fun. Keep reading »

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Even With Girlfriends

Girlfriend break-ups can be just as traumatizing as regular old break-ups with boys. The process is even similar: the anger, sadness, mourning, and finally, acceptance. While you may not have left precious clothes, expensive facial lotion, or significant jewelry at her house, you do feel like a real part of your soul missing as there’s really nothing like a good girlfriend. What exactly happens when we decide (or our friend decides) we’re just not a good fit anymore? Keep reading »

Wife With A Life: How My Mom Planned My Entire Wedding and Nobody Got Hurt

I worship my mother. She’s smart, funny, annoyingly good at most things she does, determined, stylish, everything. And I’m still kind of scared of her. We’re talking about a woman who booked the date of my wedding before I even knew I was going to get married. That’s right—between the time that my soon-to-be-fiance Steve asked for my parents’ blessing and the time that he actually popped the question, Mom made a few phone calls. She already knew she wanted the wedding to take place in the fall. Many years earlier, she had told me this, and I had casually mentioned it to Steve in one of my casual reminders during the home stretch of our five-year courtship that I was ready to move forward. When he spoke to my parents, Mom asked what time of year he was thinking for a wedding.

“Fall?” Steve said.

“What a great idea!” she said. Of course it was a great idea—it was her idea. Keep reading »

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