The Bell Jar Inspires A Fashion Collection

The awesome fashion blog Kingdom of Style always has something I’ve never seen before, and the latest is a series of fashions inspired by Sylvia Plath’s 1963 semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar. The line was designed by Jaggy Nettle, a Scotland-based design house. The cashmere sweater seen here and worn by Kingdom of Style blogger Queen Michelle was modeled after the 1966 Faber & Faber cover of The Bell Jar, the spiraling circles of which seem to allude to Plath’s descent into madness chronicled in the book. In any case, we like our literary allusions wearable. [Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »

20 Celebrity Ghostly Encounters

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“Gossip Girl” actress Taylor Momsen isn’t just all about scaring her teenybopper fans’ parents; she’s also had some scary encounters herself with ghosts. Momsen said, “My mom grew up in Devil’s Lake, N.D., and her next door neighbor died. She was wealthy and her belongings got put in a museum… So I went ghost hunting and took pictures and talked to her and all this stuff. And there are actually two images that I took, one of a hand on a typewriter and one of her entire body in a window.” [People]

I guess that ghosts are just like us—celebrity-obsessed—since so many celebrities have had their own ghost encounters. More after the jump.

Did You Know It’s Technically Illegal For Women To Wear Pants In Paris?

I live in Paris. And I wear pants. Which apparently means I’m in big trouble. I got a crazy talking to the other day from a man sitting next to me in a cafe when he told me what I was doing was illegal. I panicked for a second, hoping that my heroin stash hadn’t fallen out of my bag or that the security tag from my stolen shirt wasn’t showing. No, all good there, so what was the deal? “You’re wearing pants,” the creepster said. “You know it’s against the law for women to wear pants in Paris, right?” Keep reading »

Sound Off: Vent About Your Annoying Coworkers

In honor of Cranky Coworkers Day, I’d like to take this opportunity to create a forum to vent about the most annoying things our coworkers do. Let’s face it, no matter how saintly you are, when you spend eight hours a day in a cramped space with anyone you are bound to get irritated at some point. Of course, my co-workers at The Frisky are a dream to work with, but it hasn’t always been that way. Let’s just say I had a boss who made me print out and fax every email she received to her hotel while she was on vacation. That’s an entire forest, gone in minutes. There was also the coworker who would come by my desk and always take a bite of my lunch without asking. WTF? And last, but certainly not least, the douche bag dude who took all the credit for my work. He made me understand the true meaning of “going postal.” Go ahead, get your rocks off. Tell us what your coworkers do that drive you crazy.
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Dear Wendy: “Should I Move In With My Crush?”

I’m moving to a new city soon. I have a female friend who lives there whom I’ve always had a crush on. I was looking forward to the chance to ask her out, see how she felt about me, and if there was anything between us. However, before I got a chance, she asked if she could move in with me as she was having trouble finding a new apartment. As the request was a bit time sensitive I said yes, not wanting to keep her from having a place to live while I sorted out my feelings. Now I’m not sure what to do. Should I just lay out my feelings and risk freaking her out (and making our soon-to-be living arrangements a bit awkward), should I keep it to myself and see how things work out, or does the sheer fact that she asked to move in with me mean I’m a permanent fixture in the friend zone. — Confused Renter

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Wear Twigs In Your Hair

Adult women either love wearing barrettes or feel too mature for them. But these Tiny Twig Hair Pins are sure to unite both sides of the barrette debate. The unusual twig design will enchant any woman who still has one foot planted in princess fairyland. And the gilded bronze will delight the lady who prefers a bobby pin to an attention-grabbing bow. You won’t have to worry about these hair pins weighing down your hair because they’re made from durable plastic, molded from real twigs, and given a bronze surface treatment.

[$24.50 WoodlandBelle]
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