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Fashion Week Breakdown: The Wild Bunch

Fall fashion shows — highlighting Spring 2012 collections — continue on throughout Europe. And as they slowly wind down, we’ve noticed a bunch of designers who are truly pushing the boundaries of what Ready-to-Wear means. European designers like Ann Demeulemeester and Gareth Pugh aren’t staying safely within the confines of traditional sportswear, but instead are pushing their own unique perspective. Take a look at our gallery and check out some of the best more out-there looks.

 

 

Not Watching The Guardian’s Beauty Tutorials By Sali Hughes? You Should Be!

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Little known fact about  me: I love makeup. Love. It. I love playing with the colors and the textures and different brushes and learning what products do what. I don’t wear makeup every single day, because I actually don’t especially care about how I look. But I still have baskets and drawers and makeup bags rivaling whatever frightshow Katy Perry’s got going on in her closet and it’s one of the joys of my life.

When I noticed a series of videos on the UK Guardian‘s web site called “beauty tips,” I had to click on them. The Guardian is one of those smarty-pants papers that Americans mention reading when they want to sound intellectual; any video about lip gloss or false eyelashes on the Guardian‘s web site, I had to see. So a few weeks ago, when I was laid out in bed with a Beastly Virus From Hell, I watched one.

And then I watched all of them …   Keep reading »

Not Your Typical Jack-O-Lantern

So Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday at the moment, owing in part to getting dumped around the holiday last year, and having not-so-fond memories of waking up November 1 last year still drunk and covered in corn syrup blood (and that junk does NOT come out of your sheets very easily, let me tell you.) So anyway, whoops!

But I am kind of excited about this pumpkin carving tutorial I stumbled upon, which shows you how to make cool jack-o-lantern cut-outs using cookie cutters! Find out how, after the jump.

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Beauty Test Drive: Maybelline FIT ME Foundation

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Maybelline FIT ME foundation

I am 27-years-old and I have been wearing makeup for 13 years. And it has taken me all 13 of those years to find the perfect foundation, a creamy (but not too creamy) and illuminating (but not too illuminating) base.

Goodbye, MAC. Goodbye, Smashbox . Welcome to my life, Maybelline FIT ME foundation. Keep reading »

Halloween Inspiration Board: Allison, The Computer Duster Huffer, From “Intervention”

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You’ve seen one meth head, you’ve seen ‘em all. Ditto for cokeheads, dope fiends, and alcoholics. That’s why A&E’s “Intervention” can get a little stale. Thankfully, there are occasionally people like Allison on the show to remind us, “Wait, you can get addicted to that?” Allison appeared a few seasons ago, but she’s kind of gone down in history as the show’s most memorable addict because of her intense addiction to huffing computer duster which she buys in bulk from Staples. Allison is possibly best known for saying in a singsong-y voice, high on the dust, “I’m walking on sunnnnnshiiiiiiine!” And so am I, every time I watch this episode. (I don’t mean to downplay or make light of the seriousness of Allison’s addiction — I am very glad to hear she is in recovery and doing well.) In a sea of Snookis, Allison makes for the perfect unique reality TV-inspired Halloween costume. Find out how to get her look after the jump! Keep reading »

Travel Diary: Cheers London!

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I’m spending this month traveling around Europe and documenting my adventures for The Frisky. So far I’ve said awkward things in cheese shops in Paris and braved the terrifying highways of Italy … today we’re talking London!

When I first arrived in London I went straight to a coffee shop and ordered an earl grey tea and a scone, because it seemed like the British thing to do. When my scone arrived it was accompanied by a little glass pot of preserves and a tub of something called clotted cream. I squealed with glee at my tiny corner table, smearing the strange and delicious condiments onto the warm scone and taking a bite. And let me tell you: that cool, sweet, clotted cream, whatever it was, brought me as close to true happiness as a dairy product can.

My first UK google search was “What the f**k is clotted cream and where has it been all my life?”

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