This weekend a friend told me that she washes her hair almost every single day, and I was kind of stunned. I started making the calculations: If you wash and condition everyday, that’s around 10 extra minutes per day spent in the shower. Plus, if you blow it dry, let’s tack another 30 minutes on to that and we’re talking almost five hours per week spent on fussing with your hair. (This is a frugal estimate too, since I’m not really factoring in the kind of days where you bust out a complicated hairstyle that involves braids, a perfectly polished blowout or a fancy updo.) Of course, if you have thick monster hair like me, maybe you can get away with less shampooing — and most stylists warn that overwashing is ultimately bad for your scalp and hair since you need to let those natural oils do their job. Then again, if you have fine or thin hair like my friend does, the grease factor can get really unattractive really fast. I prescribed her a regimen of cutting down to four times a week bolstered by Bumble and Bumble hair powder, a talc-like starch you can work into greasy roots to absorb some of the oil. Will keep you posted on how that works out. But now I’m curious: How often are you washing your hair? Do you resent the time it takes or is it just a way of life? Keep reading »
We’re a tad biased, but we happen to think that fashion bloggers are pretty legit when it comes to clothing selection (as opposed to sitting around in sweats all day, which is fine too, but … ). Proving our theory are a handful of e-fashion mavens who recently ran wild in the closets of Elle magazine to put together their favorite day and night looks. Honestly, there’s really not an outfit in the bunch that we wouldn’t happily steal. From Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power (left) of WhoWhatWear to the now-ubiquitous Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes, Elle covered quite the spectrum, style-wise. Check out more pics after the jump and the rest here. [Elle] Keep reading »
I’ve got a jewelry box full of chokers from this elaborate jewelry phase I went through a couple years ago. I’m still a little bit in love with most of them. But having grown out of that particular style of way overdone, I couldn’t really figure out what to do with them forever. So they just sat there and we engaged in that familiar pattern that formerly-adored clothing and accessories know so well: Occasionally I’d pick one up, put it on, remember the good old days and then take it off again, thinking that maybe said good old days are gone for good and I should just give up on the relationship.
Conveniently, a mere day before I started my slash-and-burn closet cleaning for the fall, Erin came in wearing a sparkly, ribbon-y necklace that I totally wanted to
club her and steal from her unconscious body copy. The front of the body of the necklace is an old, really cool, Vivienne Westwood choker that Erin wasn’t really feeling anymore. To make it amenable to her more grown-up wardrobe, she added a thick ribbon and turned it into a longer necklace. I’m kind of in love with how it looks with all things slouchy and jacketed now. Plus, doing it is maybe the easiest thing ever. Here’s how: Keep reading »
My inspiration board is filled with photographs taken by the Sartorialist master Scott Schuman, and my wallet has been depleted ever since Topshop came to New York City.
Now, to make all my style dreams come true, the British high street store has tapped Scott to create shopping pages for customers, based on his iconic photographs. He’s broken down his top five looks from Fashion Week and made each item shop-able through the Topshop website. Meaning that his brilliant eye for fashion has quickly translated into online shopping.
The best part? Your new style looks only require a quick click to buy and all of the sudden you’ve become the stylish girl on the cobblestone streets. All that I’m left wanting for now is my own image appearing on his blog… [Topshop]
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Yesterday, Apartment Therapy ran a bunch of genius (and, at times, ridiculous) photos of women’s clothing used as decor—and coming from a clothes horse like I sometimes am, it makes total sense to decorate with your clothes. Hey, some of my most beautiful pieces of “art” are hanging in my closet! It reminded me of the now shuttered Shabby Chic store in NYC—they used to hang a row of various colored tutus from a rod attached high on the wall, up near the ceiling. The effect was frothy and enchanting—and it could be an adorable thing to do in a little girls room. Another clothes as decor follower? Jane Aldridge, the Sea of Shoes blogger. She’s all about displaying outfits as room art—her mannequin is regularly done up with some couture/vintage concoction and her wall of shoes is visually gorgeous! Check out the Apartment Therapy photos, and get inspired, after the jump. Keep reading »
Indie fashion, we love you, but we get it—most of the time you’re made for the ladies small enough to go braless, not for curvy ones. That’s where Jibri steps in, a line tailored for sizes 14-24, replete with that independent sensibility you see all over Etsy. Some of the dresses take vintage inspiration with ’50s-era classic cuts (think fancy “Mad Men“-esque pencil skirts with ruffled peplums), while there are also high-waist skirts that beg to be worn sexy-style to the office. For a solid buy, check out the selection of LBDs, which incorporate cute details like bubble hems or one-shouldered necklines. Don’t miss: the Hand Painted Spring Jacket with its retro Jackie O-style and the Anti-Wallflower Dress (ha!), a strapless number with a pink and purple floral print. The prices are on the steep side, but keep in mind that Jibri lets you specify sizing and measurements. So your indie fashion can find a perfect fit. [Etsy] Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathys a little something special. This week, five winners will receive a pair of Tsubo’s Hepti Heels. Without further adieu, the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »
“Boyfriend” everythings are available in stores right now. Madewell has bf T-shirts and ex-boyfriend jeans; DKNY has boyfriend cardigans; and Juicy Couture has boyfriend watches, to name a few. We’re pretty psyched companies are making oversized clothes for women, because we have trouble wearing actual man-friends’ button-downs (they weren’t made for boobs) and jeans (they’re huge!). Amanda Seyfriend gets the boyfriend blazer right by not wearing it with other bulky clothes, well, except for that huge handbag. Click through for seven oversized jackets that’ll make you look put-together in skinny jeans and a T-shirt, or business-appropriate when paired with a pencil skirt and a tank. Keep reading »
We know you ladies lead very active social lives when you’re not glued to your computer reading The Frisky. We think this leather snake-print clutch from Nicole Lee will help you go from the office to cocktails with friends without forgetting your credit card or lip gloss, because it’s the perfect size to use as both an everyday wallet and an evening handbag. Simply throw it in your oversized purse in the morning, and when you’re ready for the festivities later, your clutch is already packed and ready to go. [$39, Nicole Lee]
We’re giving a Nicole Lee Snake Clutch to five readers, but you have to work if you want one. The five best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, Sept. 25 through Thursday, Oct. 1—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »