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30 Things Every Woman Should Have Before She Turns 30*

Our editor Amelia is turning 30 in a few short weeks and her essay on the subject really resonated with Frisky readers, both younger and older than 30. With that in mind, we’ll be reposting our “30 Before 30″ series, which originally ran late last year, over the next few weeks. Enjoy! Keep reading »

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Lady Gaga

It’s no wonder Lady Gaga has reportedly gone bankrupt four times because quite a bit goes into her extravagant everyday looks. Homegirl loves her crazier-the-better accessories! After the jump we’ve got the deets for how to get the perfect Lady Gaga costume with things possibly in your closet already and items you could totally wear again (either with more clothing or while role-playing). Keep reading »

The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Fashion Photography

Darren McDonald is an Australian fashion photographer who is exploring a new medium (sort of). His latest photo series involves three simple screen grabs he took during a Skype session with model Caitlin Lomax. Slacker? Or creative? Refinery 29 calls McDonald’s idea a “smart alternative to high-production beauty shots.” If so, then we say becoming a fashion photographer is the easiest job ever! To begin your career change, here’s all you need to do … Keep reading »

Would You Wear Glow-In-The-Dark Underwear?

Here it is only three days away from Halloween and I still have no idea what I’m going to dress up as. I suppose if I wanted to go the sexy route — which I don’t think I do — I could always skip the costume altogether and don this glow-in-the-dark lingerie in a private party for two. The bra and briefs set, called the “Boudoir Collection,” was created by Australian company, Luminglow. The designer, 55-year-old Jan Hawley, said the idea came from her two grown sons. Naturally! Don’t most designers get their ideas for racy lingerie from their kids? “I have to laugh discussing knickers and bras with my sons and asking them what they like and think looks good. It’s hilarious. I can only say its been an illuminating experience from beginning to end.” Hawley says. The bra sells for about $46, the lace briefs for about $26. [via Daily Mail]

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Do You Eat Chocolate In Designer Clothes?

Barbie has her Christian Louboutin shoes, and now the Cadbury Carmel Bunny is getting designer duds too. (Because candy mascots obviously need their own designer pieces.) “It” designer Giles Deacon dressed the sassy-looking bunny in a strapless dress with chocolate polka dots, complete with a matching scarf in the form of a bow, all for the launch of the dessert brand’s limited-edition collection, the Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Nibbles. Delicious and fashionable. On a charitable note, the scarf is all about supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. It will be available for free on select fashion sites on Oct. 29 and 30, and then for sale at John Lewis stores. Proceeds will benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer U.K.

Sadly, the dress is not for sale, but feed us enough chocolate and we’ll be happy. [My Fashion Life]
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How Much Do You Dress Up For Routine Stuff?

While fashion blogger Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes makes dressing up her job, you’d expect that from time to time you might catch her making a coffee run in nothing more than a pair of sneaks and some wrinkled jeans. It would seem, however, that Jane would never make the pages of “Stars! They’re Just Like Us!” because she takes fashion so seriously that she always wears something rad. Always. The teen blogger once told Teen Vogue that it doesn’t matter where she’s going, she makes it a point to put together an outfit, which she enjoys and makes her feel good. In Jane’s most recent Sea of Shoes post, this proves to be true, as she’s put up some pics of her in a grocery store with one very chic getup—shearling sweater, an emerald crushed velvet skirt held up by a larger-than-life belt, and (of course), some sky-high pumps. Keep reading »

10 Tips For Denim Shopping With The Boyfriend

Many boys wear bad jeans. Not always, but it happens. Next time your boy goes denim shopping, tag along and keep him from making the same mistakes once again. Whether that boy is your boyfriend, your dad or any other male with whom you spend any amount of time, they’ll resent you at the time but appreciate it once they realize it no longer looks like their asses are eating their pants.

  1. Boys shouldn’t wear skinny jeans. Period. Next.
  2. Avoid pockets that are too big, small, low or embellished at all costs. There’s really no reason to have a rhinestone-encrusted tiger on your ass.
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Yet Another Study Proves Skeletal Look Not Attractive

The online scientific journal Perception just published findings that claim young men rate women with healthy BMI’s (between 18.5-25) as “the most attractive and healthy looking,” as opposed to thinner ladies. Shocking, we know. Additionally, women were also more into guys with average builds, and both sexes were not turned on by the overweight either, which may be attributed to the fact that they were perceived as unhealthy. A professor associated with the study had this to say: “A take home message for young people is that maintaining a normal weight benefits current health and will improve good looks.” Uh-huh. While none of this information is the slightest bit revelatory, given the current model debate raging on and on, here’s some more conclusive evidence for the advertisers and editors that insist (extreme) thin is in. (Evidently, it’s not and never has been?) [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

The End Is Near For Gray Hair

The days of dyeing your hair to hide the gray might be gone for good, thanks to L’Oreal. They’ve invested over $900 million dollars (whoa) last year alone into research regarding hair color, to most recently find that it’s quite possible gray hairs could be a thing of the past. Basically, in non-scientific terms, hair loses its color because of the disappearance of melanocytes. But a treatment could be developed to re-pigment the hair before all of the melanocytes are gone, through pills and hair care products. The treatment is still quite a while off – about ten years – but there’s hope! In the meantime, they’ve developed a new colorant called INOA (Innovation No Ammonia) that is so gentle on hair it’s actually good for it and could restore it to its virginal state. We’re certainly not getting any younger, but it sounds like our hair is. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Um, No: Teapups Handbags At Barneys

Please tell us these “Teapups” handbags are for children!? We found them while browsing the Barneys website, and while, clearly, these stuffed dog bags seem more like toys than grown-up fashions, we wouldn’t be surprised if Paris Hilton had started this hellish fashion trend. As it so happens, one of the models, a girly Chihuahua with a pink plaid coat, appears to be named after the heiress (what are we teaching our children, people?).

Perhaps Teapups will catch on with dog enthusiasts? You can pick from Malteses, Yorkies, and Dachshunds … woof! All we know is, we are getting serious flashbacks of that heinous stuffed animal bag by Rick Owens that costs $925. Yikes. [Barneys] Keep reading »

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