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Style 911: How Do I Cover Up My Arms Without Looking Frumpy?

“I’m a pretty confident woman but one thing that I really hate is my arms. I try to cover them up with cardigans but that can look frumpy. Any advice?” – mmkw

Though we are huge cardigan fans here at The Frisky, they’re not always the ideal way to cover up, particularly if you’re self-conscious about your arms. After the jump, we’ll take a magical tour through the world of cardigan alternatives. Keep reading »

Hair Bows That Are Gaga, Ooh La La

Girl, you know I heart putting cute crap on my head. And when it comes to Lady Gaga I have major hair bow envy. Well, that was until now, because I found this lil’ Etsy shop that custom makes her iconic updo, PuppyCatMeow. The luxury synthetic weave comes in 22 shades of awesome colors, everything from salt-and-pepper to red velvet. And you can get all this glamour for a mere 20 bones! Soon, depending on the USPS delivery timing, I’m gonna be able to get my bow on like I’ve never gotten my bow on before! [Etsy] Keep reading »

Your Lips Are The Fountain Of Youth

Get out your red lipstick and be prepared to learn how to line your lips to perfection, because apparently, if you want to look younger, the secret is all in your pucker. Studies found that though wrinkles may be most women’s hated addition to their face, it’s really the size of your lips which determines your age based on your physical appearance. From childhood until the age of about 30, it’s safe to assume that your lips will maintain their size, but with aging they tend to deflate. But here’s a hint: “Lip height” tends to be genetic, so take a peek at pictures of your mother and grandmother for a prediction of your own future. Of course, there are unnatural ways to elongate the time you’ll be able to enjoy full lips, but don’t get all Botox happy and inflate your lips to unrealistic sizes just to hold on to your youth. You don’t want to get all Meg Ryan on those suckers. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

The Perfect Nude Lipstick

For their new spring collection, Nars had supermodel Amber Valletta channel Catherine Deneuve in the iconic “La Chamade.” “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way,” said Francois himself. “She [Deneuve] is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.” While we love the bouffant hair and even the fun yellow eyeshadow, we’re especially drawn to the new lipstick, called Cruising. Past attempts at a Bardot-like French nude pout have drawn us down a questionable path (concealer on the lips anyone?), but this hue works because it has a slight amount of sheer pink to make it more wearable. So you know, c’est magnifique or whatever. [Nars] Keep reading »

Sneak Peek: Vanessa Paradis For Chanel

Behold, Vanessa Paradis (aka Johnny Depp‘s main squeeze) in the first photo from her new Chanel ad campaign for the brand’s Rouge Coco lipstick. Could she (and this photo, above) be anymore beautiful? So pretty! The campaign photos were taken by Jean Baptiste Mondino and stay tuned for a short film starring Vanessa as well. Rouge Coco goes on sale in March and it looks set to be Chanel’s top product in 2010. (The lipstick is based on a design dating from 1952—a team of “investigators” has tried to emulate the lipstick that Coco Chanel would have liked.) Check out a few behind-the-scenes outtakes, after the jump!

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Beauty Test Drive: DiorLiner Liquid Liner

So, you know how you put on eyeliner in the morning, trying to make it look subtle and work-appropriate, and you’re feeling good about the whole thing until you catch your reflection in the mirror around lunch time and throw up a little? No? Well, it happens when your liner is prone either to smudging below the lash line or obnoxiously transferring to the middle of your lids when you blink. Either way, it’s not cute and countless women fall victim to this problem daily.

In what we can only call a deeply selfless and humanitarian effort, The Frisky staff has been in tireless pursuit of eyeliner that solves this enormous problem. Keep reading »

Check This Out: Artsy Barbie

Looks like there’s a Barbie art trend catching on. Not too long ago, we saw some amazing re-creations of Lady Gaga costumes modeled by the doll, and now we’ve come across another designer who makes her over according to artist themes. There’s Vermeer “Girl With a Pearl Earring” Barbie and Coco Barbie. She also stars in a Helmut Newton photograph, dips her toes into the Dada movement in a Man Ray photo, and dresses up as German painter Otto Dix. Those are some pretty impressive gigs to add to your resume, Barbie. Maybe now people will stop making fun of you for being such a ditz. [BarbieMaMuse.com] Keep reading »

Sea Of Shoes For Gryphon Collab

Teen fashion blogger Jane Aldridge designs again—this time she and her mom created a special bell-sleeve trench coat for the label Gryphon. What do you think? [Sea of Shoes] Keep reading »

Something’s Missing …

Photographer Juergen Teller seems to have forgotten something when shooting models for Celine’s spring 2010 ad campaign … where are their heads? Decapitation fashion? [Tais-Toi, Sois Beau] Keep reading »

Sneak Peek: Kardashians Design For Bebe

Never ones to pass up an opportunity to be in the limelight, the Kardashian sisters have collaborated with Bebe to provide the world with their “brilliant” fashion stylings. Though you’ll have to wait just a few more weeks until the collection launches in Bebe stores this February, here’s a sneak peek at one of the designs that Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney dreamed up. The one-shoulder, white, form-fitting dress with a leather cap sleeve looks exactly like the majority of the clothes in their massive walk-in closets, so needless to say, we’re expecting a full collection of sexy, skimpy designs. If you want to dress like a Kardashian, head to Bebe as soon as this launches. What do you think — will you buy anything? [The Recessionista] Keep reading »

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