What we miss most about Girl Scouts isn’t so much the cookies, but constantly getting rewarded for being awesome. (And OK, the cookies.) Want to get back to a place where you wore concrete evidence of your accomplishments? Check out the merit badges from Etsy seller Lee Meszaros, which might not be the same ones you saw in Girl Scouts, but have a way cuter indie sensibility. The round cloth patches are silkscreened, hand-painted, and hand-embroidered, featuring wonderful illustrations like a pie for “being as sweet as pie,” a boy and girl holding hands for “surviving first love,” and a piece of notebook paper for “drawing a blank.”
But maybe the most appropriate one would be of a bird leaving the nest. Because we all have to grow up sometime. [Etsy.com] 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 Madonna Celebration T-Shirt. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab.
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Painter Valerie Leonard is the Annie Leibovitz of pet portraits—without the mounting debt and camera, that is. Valerie’s “process” is an insanely involved one: She devotes days to each portrait, studies images of a particular animal, researches traits and characteristics of specific breeds. Then, she researches classic artists for the most fitting painting, using the client’s direction as a guide. And once chosen, she merges the animal image with the human form. In the final product, the animal features and background are often cobbled together from a composite of different images. Wondering what that looks like? Check out the dogs above, and a bunch more of her images, after the jump!
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Do you have what it takes to become America’s next top fashion blogger? Bluefly and StyleList are looking for the next big internet sensation, so give it your best shot by entering their America’s Most Stylish Blogger contest. The gig sounds pretty sweet—eight finalists will compete by crafting weekly posts about Bluefly items, and the blogger with the most votes will get a $1,000 Bluefly shopping spree, a special section on the site, plus a weekly column for StyleList (and, we’d imagine, tons of freebies from all over thanks to the exposure).
To enter, fill out the contest form which asks you questions about your blog, style, and fashion rules. But wait …. is “what’s your #1 style rule” a trick question? Are there style rules? Man, this test is hard. [AmericasMostStylishBlogger.com] Keep reading »
Tired of your hair getting fried and smashed in a typical flat iron? Then get with the program! Everyone in entertainment, from Kelly Clarkson to Cyndi Lauper to Leona Lewis, has an InStyler rotating hot iron because it uses less heat than traditional heat-based styling tools and delivers better results. The bristles first separate the strands, then smooth, straighten, and style your hair gently, leaving it bouncy, shiny, and full of life. Plus, it works on most hair types! [$119, InStyler]
We’re giving an InStyler to five readers, but you have to work if you want one. The five best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, Oct. 9 through Thursday, Oct. 15—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Halloween is right around the corner, and I’ll readily admit that my costume has yet to be decided. Agent Provocateur must be counting on the fact that girls all over will not only wait until the last minute to decide their alter ego for the night, but also on the idea that Halloween is an excuse to dress as slutty as possible. The undies brand launched their newest superhero-inspired collection just in time for the holiday celebration. Sexy Tarantula? Check. Racy Reptile? Also there. Keep reading »
Looks as though the red lipstick trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Have you seen any of the Prada spring 2010 runway beauty? It’s high time we get to dealing with those pesky lipstick stains we are all leaving behind on our wine glasses. Seriously, how didn’t we already know this hyper-easy trick? What you do: Before taking a sip, lick (as stealth-like as possible) the spot on the rim you’re about to touch your lips to. You won’t lose any color and the glass won’t look tack-town. [Cup of Jo] Keep reading »
File 2LoveMyLips gloss in the “So Useful We Didn’t Even Know We Needed It” file. Sold in British vending machines, the gloss will turn your lips blue if your drink is tainted by a date-rape drug. Judging by the look of things, Sean Lennon‘s model girlfriend Kemp here is about to be date-raped any second, as are the gals on the Doo.Ri spring 2010 runway. Models, they’re date-raped, just like us! (OK, gah, that was in really poor taste, I know. TGIF!) [BuzzFeed] and [Gawker] Keep reading »
Yesterday we talked cool breast cancer awareness products, and since it’s October, they keep rolling in. Today, the major standout is this delicious-looking canvas tote created exclusively for chic retailer Intermix. The bag is printed with a still from one of our favorite photographers Marilyn Minter‘s art film, “Green Pink Caviar,” and a percentage of proceeds will benefit Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization that focuses on empowering high risk women to take care of their breast and ovarian health. At $48, it’s affordable, super stylish, and goes towards supporting a great cause. Works for us. Buy it here. Keep reading »
The menswear look is always a winner, but it’s best to not look like you just piled on your boyfriend’s clothes. Anais has the tomboy-chic look down pat on the streets of Bordeaux. Her Sandro ankle-skimming pants and oxford shoes are masculine yet sexy. So, uh, you know, let’s hear it for the boys! Keep reading »