“I don’t think of myself as a powerful person. You know, what does it mean? It means you get a better seat in a restaurant or tickets to a screening or whatever it may be. But it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to help others, and for that I’m extremely grateful.”
–Vogue editor Anna Wintour on the spoils of power. Wintour also noted that though her powerful position may garner better restaurant seats, she’s also had to deal with cruel portrayals because of her position. Though when pressed, she refused to point to any specific examples (“The Devil Wears Prada,” we’re looking at you.) [Forbes] Keep reading »
Look at Olivia Wilde trying to be all incognito in the photo above. It’s okay, Liv, we’re paying more attention to your early fall look than you, actually. Why are we so smitten with her ensemble, you might ask? Well for starters, we’re suckers for stripe maxi dresses. But even more than that, we love that Olivia took a summer staple and made it appropriate for fall. The trick to successfully working a maxi dress for autumn is to have hints of skin showing while also adding rugged leather and suede pieces. That way you don’t look as if you’re trying to push the season too far or hold on to the last one. A word of caution, though: your leather items should be more boho than biker. Click on to see our inspiration look. Keep reading »
Leave it to a Harvard guy to figure out a way to market male attraction to women. That’s exactly what Ivy League grad Shaan Hathiramani and his team of “researchers” did by creating a new fragrance called Eau Flirt, which they claim will do all the work of attracting men. “We’ve also conducted kind of uh, clinical studies to figure out what get guys excited,” said Hathiramani. Apparently the answer is: pumpkin and lavender, two of the main notes of Eau Flirt. (We would have guessed beer, pizza, the smell of plastic packaging on a new Sony Playstation, etc.) Too bad Hathiramani didn’t spend as much time researching what attracts women to buying products; the package design and marketing for Eau Flirt are an Eau Disaster. Need more convincing? After the jump, see a “very scientific” example of how men seem to prefer Eau Flirt over Chanel No. 5. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Capes are one of my favorite trends for fall. They’re so chic and dramatic–I love how they look paired with a casual outfit (t-shirt and jeans, anyone?) or dressed up with a pencil skirt and heels for a glamorous 40s throwback. The only problem? They’re a bit difficult to pull off. I tried one on yesterday at Banana Republic, for example, and I kind of looked like a khaki version of Gregor the beetle from The Metamorphosis. I showed it to my friend Kyle and he was like, “I don’t get it. Where are the sleeves? Is it just, like, a piece of fabric sitting on your shoulders?” Very helpful, as always. So, what do you think of the cape trend? Will you be wearing one this fall? [Via Spiga Cape, $138, Nordstrom Keep reading »
There’s a lot to love right now, so we’ve compiled a list, in no particular order, of some of our favorite things at the moment. Check out our favorite books, music, movies and more — and tell us what’s inspiring you in the comments.
Come on, Irene! If you live on the East Coast, you have no doubt been hearing nothing but OMG A HURRICANE IS COMING!!! for the past 24 hours and are kinda sick of it already. Alas, you should probably be prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store this weekend. We know ladies who read The Frisky are smart cookies, so you’ve probably already stocked up (or are planning to stock up) on candles, a flashlight, bottled water and non-perishable food to get you through the hurricane. You might think, then, you’ve got all your bases covered. But you would be oh so wrong … Keep reading »