When TOMS Shoes first came out, I thought they looked weird and wouldn’t put on a pair to save my life (or even to help charitably put shoes on a child, as Toms does with every purchase). But this fall, they released a lace-up version that comes in various wool and canvas fabrics. Finally, a pair of TOMS for me! Thankfully, come spring, Toms will continue offering its lace-up Cordones in warm-weather-friendly canvas stripes and plaids. I’m not sure how I feel about the new striped wedge heels (photo after the jump), but with the right Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” outfit, I could be sold. Question though: TOMS isn’t giving this style to children in need, right? [Issuu, HuffPo] Keep reading »
If you’re in New York City next week, you’re a lucky girl. On Nov. 6 and 7, shoppers will be able to snap up deals and steals from more than 80 designers, including Frisky faves like Mint Jodi Arnold, Charlotte Ronson, Hanky Panky, and Rachel Comey, as part of Lucky magazine’s Lucky Shops event. Tickets start at $20, but with free cocktails (if you’re legal), giveaways, and up to 75 percent off designer goods, the discounts and extras make up for the price of admission. [Lucky Shops]
WIN IT! Can’t make it to New York for Lucky Shops? We’re giving away two Lucky Shops VIP gift baskets filled with goodies like Kiehl’s sunscreen, Huggable Hangers, Redken styling products, and a Nine West vintage belt, but you have to work if you want one. The two best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 5 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
I love Halloween. I want to believe that everyone loves Halloween — like it’s a universal Tim Burton-style Christmas — and that we all come together, unified, for the sake of weirdness and costumes, zombies, vampires, princesses, and gore. I’m torn, though, on whether I love it enough to take Vogue‘s costume suggestions. For the haute couture undead look that’s all the rage, they suggest booking a professional stylist. The people of MAC, Sephora, Nars, or Henri Bendel will make you fabulous for a price. Some of these ghastly makeovers run over $200. I didn’t even spend that much for my wedding up-do! Silly and frivolous or the expensive style solution for the biggest dress-up day of the year? What’s a ghoul to do? Keep reading »
Requirements for buying any woman a gift:
1. One size fits all. Too big is unfortunate and too small is a suicide attempt waiting to happen.
2. It must be a classic style. When you have the universal fashion nod of approval it’s unlikely your cousin Tammy will return it.
3. It still has to be cute!
During the holiday season, I usually hit 2 out of 3 requirements and call it a success, but this year, Heather Hawkins is 3 for 3. Keep reading »
Girls don’t snore, right? (Wink.) But your guy probably does. For those with snoring problems, there’s a frightening new solution—an injection treatment called “snoreplasty,” which can supposedly replace surgery for those who wish to solve their severe snoring issues (or, at least, appease the women they’re torturing on a nightly basis). The shot, currently available in England, is done under local anesthetic, and targets the roof of the mouth. The compound is a “hardening agent” which prevents vibration in the nasal passageways. While the injection sounds pretty suspect and a little nasty, snoreplasty is apparently cheap, only 3 GBPs (about $5), and it takes only two minutes to administer. Whaddya think? Wanna sign the man friend up? (Or, um, someone else you know?) [Marie Claire] Keep reading »
It was inevitable that Madonna‘s eldest, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, would be a style icon by the time she became a teenager. Well, now we know what’s in the closet of the 13-year-old celebuspawn, thanks to the tell-tale red soles of Christian Louboutin shoes, which tend to retail at about $600 per pair. Here, Lourdes was recently spotted wearing a pair of these must-have studded flats. Of course, the children of celebrities are naturally predisposed to be well-dressed in luxury goods, and they’re some damn lucky kids. But for the rest of the “normal” world, at what age should girls be allowed to wear high-end designer labels? It seems like more and more, there’s a growing culture of teens and pre-teens who are just really, really well-dressed. Honestly, it does make us a little jealous. When we were 13 years old, we would have given anything to live in Cher Horowitz’s closet. How old were you when you started wearing more high-end goods? At what age is it appropriate (if any) for the younger set to start sporting Louboutins, Chanel purses, or whatever happens to be hot these days on Shopbop? [Style Frizz] Keep reading »
My first encounter with bird skull jewelry came a few weeks ago at a motorcycle/clothing/coffee (I know, weird combo) shop in the West Village. The ring was sterling silver and the bird skull cast was the perfect length for my finger, but the ring itself was too big. Much to my dismay, the smallest size the company makes slides around on my long, thin, witchy fingers. Being a bit on the obsessive side though, I decided not to let go of the dream but to hunt down an alternative bird skull ring. Much to my surprise, it wasn’t quite the hunt I’d expected. Bird skull jewelry is all over the place these days. Get your hands on some before you’re the only girl out there not wearing a necklace modeled after a skull. Cause how embarrassing would that be?! Info about where to find the aviary-inspired pieces shown above after the jump. Keep reading »
Sometimes we feel like E!’s “The Fashion Police” and other similar style critics can be a tad harsh. Also, they tend to have these really boring, conservative styles and we have to wonder what their real fashion credentials are. (Case in point: US Weekly‘s “Top Cops” include random comedian Stefanie Novik and Chet Cannon of “The Real World, Brooklyn.” When did they ever go to design school!?) The Fashion Peacekeepers are here to say, hey, can’t everyone’s styles just get along?
Never heard of British actress Ophelia Lovibond? You will. This young lady has a whole mess of movies coming out in 2010, and she’s got some kind of Audrey Tautou/Audrey Hepburn/Zooey Deschanel thing going on that people just go nuts for. Judging by what she wore to the premiere of “Nowhere Boy” in London this week, we also have the feeling she’ll have the privilege of ending up on a few worst-dressed lists at some point, too. Would I wear this silky blue, schoolgirl-inspired dress for a red carpet appearance? Eh, no. But then again no one is asking me to walk alongside Kristin Scott Thomas (her costar). It’s a little cray-cray, no doubt, but she looks kind of cute and refreshing. Love the fun matching earrings, plus she gets mega bonus points for thinking outside of the blowout/Herve Leger mini-dress box. Nice job, kid! Keep reading »
Ever thought of making a career in the fashion world? The Daily Mail‘s anonymous “fashionista” columnist will definitely make you think twice. Reading her tales is kind of vom inducing, and her latest update recounts in shameless detail just how horrible she and her colleagues are. So, here’s our takeaway, boiled down for you, of what it means to work in the fashion industry, according to this nut anyway … Keep reading »