Feminists Say Lad Mags Should Be On The Top Shelf Next To Porn

Wondering what happened to your Maxim magazine? An activist group in the U.K. — that calls itself Object — storms into stores and magazine stands throughout London once a month on “Feminist Fridays,” stuffing lad mags into paper bags scribbled with phrases like “This magazine dehumanizes women! Don’t buy it! and “Love women, hate sexism!” Object say lad mags like Maxim (former employer of our dear Amelia, as well as John DeVore) and the U.K.’s Zoo are just watered-down versions of porn magazines like Hustler and even if they aren’t as, um, gynecologically educational as pornographic magazines, they’re just as raunchy and disrespectful in their depictions of women. Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: Faux Fur Fun

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Today, we had a fashion flashback to “Clueless,” to the scene where Dionne says, “At least I wouldn’t skin a collie to make my back pack” and Cher rebuts, “It’s faux!” This season we’ll be rocking faux fur (well, maybe not on a backpack). Keep a cozy wardrobe and conscience with these affordable faux fashions!

Do You Believe In Astrological Compatibility?

I’m an Aries. That means I’m bossy, love to be number one, and am totally stubborn. I think Aries have some positive traits, too, but right now I can’t remember any of them. I read my horoscope daily, and the one I read tends to be pretty spot-on, so I guess you could say I believe in astrology, but I take it with a grain of salt. When it comes to astrological compatibility, I’m on the fence. According to astrology, there are signs I’m supposed to date and signs I’m not supposed to date. Sometimes, this has proven right, but sometimes it’s proven totally wrong. Plus, what about Chinese astrology, wherein your birth year dictates who you are and who your best mate is? Oftentimes, Chinese compatibility seems at odds with regular astrology, and … and … who knows what to believe anymore. Do you believe in astrological compatibility? Have the stars been right about your astrological hook-ups — or wrong? Keep reading »

Meet My New Roommates, Simon Doonan And Jonathan Adler!

Don’t be jealous or anything, but I’m totally moving in with style writer/creative director for Barney’s Simon Doonan and designer Jonathan Adler, into their New York City apartment. They don’t know it yet, but we need to be roommates. The Hermés orange wallpaper! The ping-pong table! The life-sized poodle sculpture! I’ll sleep on top of that giant ceramic rhino if I have to, dammit.

Check out the full house tour for more rooms to envy design ideas. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »

20 Frisky Reader Halloween Costumes

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Don’t worry, this is just the first batch of photos of Frisky readers all decked out for Halloween! You’ve sent in so many so far, I’ll be doing multiple slideshows over the course of the day …

Monogrammed iPhone Wallpaper? That’s A Preppy Move I Can Do

Somehow I grew up in the preppiest place in the world and still managed to never have one of those monogrammed L.L. Bean tote bags that inform the world your name is “Muffy” or whatever. But monogrammed iPhone wallpaper? I want now. The 3initials app, $1.99 from the iTunes store, lets you pick a variety of preppy fonts and colors — mostly pink and green, natch — and saves your monogram into your photo album. Tap it to make your monogram into your iPhone wallpaper. It’s easier than popping your collar! [3initials.com] Keep reading »

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