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Gone Are The Days Of Tweed And Trenches In The Journalist’s Uniform—Bring On The Muscles

America is used to seeing CNN’s Anderson Cooper in a suit and Dr. Sanjay Gupta similarly dressed, or even in a lab coat. So when the two reporters recently appeared on-air from Haiti dressed in muscle-bearing tight t-shirts, they (perhaps inadvertently) sparked a debate about how journalists should be dressing. Laments the New York Times, the two men “looked a lot less like the usual harried, disheveled examples of those in the profession than like bendable action dolls.”

The New York Times is quick to blame Cooper’s dashing-good looks as an influence on the change: “You could call it the Anderson Cooper effect. Mr. Cooper has rarely missed an opportunity throughout his career to showcase his buff physique … ” Valerie Steele, the director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, calls this the “international superstar journalist look.”

How do you prefer your nightly news anchor? Sexy and muscled? Or suited up? [New York Times] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Light Elements Shaping Wax

Goopy hair products are universally icky. We shouldn’t have to compromise the texture of our hair for the ability to style it, but it’s actually pretty difficult to find styling products that aren’t too heavy, sticky or just generally useless. Solve the problem with Aveda‘s Light Elements Styling Wax, which is unusually light and creamy for a wax and won’t stiffen your hair to the point where it feels like it’s going to break off in pieces. The stuff is airy enough that it can be used both for actual styling and to tame fly-away locks, inducing that sleek shininess that we’re all so fond of. [$24, Aveda] Keep reading »

Yooouuu Are Sooo Beauoootiful To Meeeee …

I don’t know what to say other than if you’re a dude parading around outside the Dior show in those heel-less Nina Ricci boots and nylon shorts, you best shave your legs. [No Excuses] Keep reading »

Shop Crush: Je Ne Sais Quoi Online Boutique

When people say that they’re looking for something with that certain Je ne sais quoi, do you have any idea what that possibly means? (Most of the time we don’t, and just nod our heads, faking understanding.)

We think we’re getting a bit closer to the answer thanks to an e-boutique called Je Ne Sais Quoi that we’re seriously crushing on. With a focus on up-and-coming, rare, and international designers, you’ll find an expertly curated selection of distinctive must-haves. Our favorites: little dresses from French indie label Heimstone, bags by the classic British brand Ettinger, finely crafted leather cuffs by Owen & Savary, and printed scarves by Yarnz.

The real reason we love the items from JNSQ is that each manages to bring something special. Which, we realize, is a vague way of putting things. But you know what we mean, right? [Shop Je Ne Sais Quoi] Keep reading »

3 Alterna-Uses For Your Ratty Old Lip Gloss

We all buy way too much lip gloss. Seriously, count ‘em all up; how many tubes/pots/bottles do you own? I buy gloss as an instant pick-me-up, to try out a trend but not spend too much coin, and of course, because they always seem to disappear (or get lost at the bottom of my various bags). So, with all of this gloss floating around, why not figure out a way to make it work beyond the usual smear-on-your-lips-when-going-out routine? Today, BellaSugar has done just that with three pretty genius tricks for using your gloss in new, different ways… Keep reading »

So, Scarily Evil Eyebrows Are In For Spring?

It appears a heavy arch is what’s in vogue for brows, according to Dior. [Paris Fashion Week, 1/26/10] Keep reading »

Say Goodbye To Your Fear Of Swimwear, Thanks To Spanx

Summer may be a few months away, but I personally think that there’s never a better time than now to start daydreaming about warm weather and beach vacations. But for some, the idea of rolling waves or pools might be more of a nightmare, because warm temperatures mean bathing suits and baring it all. If you’re not quite bikini body-ready (and let’s be honest, after the holidays, who really is?), here’s a bit of good news: Spanx, the company revered by many for their body-slimming undergarments, has decided to branch out. Meet Spanx swimwear, which sucks in just like their body shapers but is cute and fashionable — you’d actually want to wear it even if it didn’t give you perfect curves. More after the jump … [Glamour] Keep reading »

How To Save Print Media: “T-Post” Is A Wearable Magazine

Everyone’s thinking digital when it comes to saving the news publishing industry, but maybe the answer is to actually go more for the physical. That’s kind of the idea behind T-Post, a magazine you can wear. Each shirt concentrates on an off-beat (yet relevant) news story; past articles have covered how “Google Earth was being used to find a lost Eden” or “The ethics of mind-enhancing super drugs.” The editors then have artists come up with a related graphic for the front of the shirt, and print the text of the story on the inside. This, in the eyes of the T-Post editors, constitutes an “issue,” which comes out every six weeks. The genius catch: to get your hands on one you have to be a subscriber. OK, so it might not be the most efficient way to get your news. But at least you won’t have to deal with messy ink hands. After the jump, a video by the folks at T-Post, breaking down the details. [Dossier] Keep reading »

Tavi’s Hat Incites Anger From The Twitterati—Except For Uncle Karl

Tavi sat front row at the Dior couture show in Paris, sporting this rather tall hair-bow-hat-thing. Obviously peeved that some teenager had gotten better seats, and will probably take her job next, a Grazia editor Tweeted the pic with an annoyed caption: “Dior through Tavi’s pesky hat.” The outrage quickly spread through the Twittersphere. But the one person who didn’t seem to mind? Karl Lagerfeld (OK, the fake one): “Spotted my niece Tavi today around Paris wearing a delightful hat. Does she do children’s parties?” Welcome to the fashion world, people. [Twitter] Keep reading »

Models Falling: The Extravaganza

We here at The Frisky have enjoyed our share of models falling. It’s just so good to know that, well, models: they’re just like us! They fall down. Some flail, some flop, and some crash and burn. Girls do it, and guys do it. When you hit the runway in sky-high heels, anything is possible. If you, too, enjoy the sight of models taking a spill, Uncoached has taken the time to gather together some of the best. From Naomi Campell’s legendary booty-plant to a few photos that remind why it’s a good thing to wear panties on the runway, here’s to hoping 2010 results in only the most graceful fashion tumbles. [Uncoached] Keep reading »

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