When I think of scrunchies, I remember that scene in “Sex and the City” where Carrie tries to convince Berger that the hair accessory is just so not a New York thing. It wasn’t then, and it hasn’t been for quite some time. But now Marc Jacobs has decided it’s time for the massive hair tie to come back into fashion, and along with his blessing comes the new, more chic title of “hair furniture.” No, it’s not furniture made of hair (which I originally imagined and cringed), but rather the idea that your head should be dressed up with massive adornments. Personally, I’m all about the understated glamour when it comes to hair and really not ready to travel back to the ’90s via neon scrunchies. Are you? [Guardian] Keep reading »
I’ve never been one for long lines and cranky register people/fellow shoppers, so I never usually leave the house on Black Friday. I did get up one year for it, at 4 a.m., and went to Kohl’s—my mom wanted company and I was curious and fully committed to going back to bed ASAP after we left the store. What did I see? Mass hysteria. One guy bought about 45 blenders and was rolling them out on a flatbed push-cart. Another lady had the entire stock of black gloves in her cart and was essentially snarling at anyone who came near her (or her stash of pleather). People were yelling at the register employees. The parking lot was a road-rage mess. Frankly, I don’t care what sort of sale is going on; it ain’t worth the very un-yuletide cheer people seem to have going on. Internet holiday shopping, however, is a 100 percent different story—I am all about it. So, as you may guess, today is my day to shine. And I’m not alone. I hear analysts are projecting that 96.5 million Americans are planning to buy something from the internet today—over 10 million more people than last year.
Oh, and as a gift from us to you, we’ve got a bunch of great sales listed, after the jump. Because sitting there at work, you can get, like, half your holiday shopping done (or, OK, fine, pick up a few things for yourself). Just don’t get caught! Keep reading »
A garden center in the U.K. is apologizing today for a very un-PC brochure they reportedly sent to about 900,000 homes recently. An ad in the brochure suggested that men “Make her feel special with a clothesline this Christmas,” prompting some women to criticize the store for its old-school sale tactics. Margaret Green, from a women’s equality group in England, told The Daily Telegraph that the advertisement was an “insult,” saying: “I feel for any man that follows the brochure’s advice because I don’t think a clothesline is going to make anyone feel special. A gift like this is so unromantic and useless it is likely to create a frosty atmosphere in some households on Christmas day.” Well, we can’t have frosty atmospheres on Christmas day, can we? Although, on second thought, isn’t that kind of what everyone’s wishing for when they sing about dreaming of a white Christmas? Anyway, frost or not, we can’t have guys thinking we all want lightweight aluminum clotheslines for the holidays, so let’s spill it: What’s on your wish list this year and what can your significant other do to make you feel special? [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Could middle-aged women become the new ideal of female hotness? It would seem Helena Christensen thinks so, as the 40-year-old supermodel has been making moves to adjust image standards. She appeared nude on the cover of i-D this month (along with Eva Herzigova and Claudia Schiffer), and is also in the buff for a spread (no pun intended) in Elle‘s January issue. According to the Telegraph, Christensen is, “flabbergasted that people could be offended by pictures of naked women.” In the accompanying article, Helena also admits: “I have no problems with showing my body. I love the female shape. It’s crazy — you can have movie posters with men with machine guns but oh, God forbid you show nipples.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. While we give kudos to Christensen’s embrace of the female form at all ages, we do have to say … do many 40-year-old women look as good as her naked? [Telegraph.co.uk] Keep reading »
This month, the French edition of Marie Claire ran a spread featuring jewelry with babies as the models. Was this supposed to be a cute idea that turned out ultra creepy? Is that baby wearing a bracelet as an arm cuff? The tagline: “My baby, my treasure … ” [MarieClaire.fr] Keep reading »
I don’t love corduroy skirts either, but this guy seems to have a major hatred for the fabric. Can someone give this guy a job as the fashion police for UsWeekly? [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
BuzzFeed calls it the “hipster Snuggie.” Urban Outfitters calls it the Booty Buddy Blanket. I call it $68 worth of fugly. Keep reading »
Let’s get one thing straight: not everybody is dreaming of a white Christmas. For those on your shopping list who are anything like us and dread the dropping temperatures this holiday season, there’s the Gap’s soft-looking knit slipper booties. These calf-covering slippers have a no-slip bottom, while the chunky sweater style and dangling pom-poms make them cuter than any cold-weather alternative. Keep your feet toasty and your slummin’-it-around-the-pad-wear cute! [$29.50, Gap]
The Gap is offering Frisky readers FREE SHIPPING AND 20 PERCENT OFF ALL ORDERS at The Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, and Athleta today, November 30th, only. Simply click here and enter coupon code “FRISKY20″ when shopping. Check back daily for more Season’s Savings discounts!
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During a recession, when it comes to your closet, taking care of your clothes and expensive items is of the utmost importance. Because when you buy a designer piece, you certainly want it to last as long as possible. While we all may not be lucky enough to own (or even think about affording in our wildest dreams) Hermès boots, The Telegraph just interviewed their bootmakers, and we noticed that the tips they offered for keeping Hermès investment pieces gorge could be handy for extending the life of any leather shoe, no matter what the designer. Check ‘em out after the jump! [Telegraph]
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The holidays and Black Friday are coming, which means it’s time to hit the mall for gift inspiration. Enter associated feelings of panic. This year, why not recruit a celebrity to do the hard work for you? After all, they’ve spent the whole year trying new clothing, shoes, and goodies, so who else would know better? Stylish girl about town Rachel Bilson’s picks, from Piperlime, after the jump! Keep reading »