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Hair Model Citizen: Dita Gives Good Head

Nobody works glamorous, 1940s pinup-girl style like the one and only Dita Von Teese. She gets an honorable citation today for denouncing the modern trend of sloppy ‘dos by sticking with a classic formula that looks good on her every time. Here’s how you can recreate the look: Treat slightly damp, towel-dried hair to a dose of Redken Crystal Curls Defining Shine Gel. Divide hair into multiple sections (about two inches each), and roll into large curlers, securing with bobby pins. Either go to sleep (if you’re doing this overnight) or use a blowdryer to completely dry your hair. Remove curlers, part to one side, and touch up with hairspray for hold and to smooth flyaways. Hey, we didn’t say looking this good was easy. [Madrid, 10/5/09] Keep reading »

Colette’s “Fresh Paper” Candle: Highbrow Or Silly?

Sometimes these artsy-fartsy designer collaborations are deceptive: High prices aside, your instincts tell you that the appreciation for the product is more about the concept; and if it’s not something artistic, then it’s something ridiculous meant to rile up excitement.

Then, there are these special edition products that walk a fine line between highbrow design and sheer uselessness. They almost seem to be mock-testing your taste. Like, for example, Colette‘s collaboration with the conspicuously edgy Another Magazine: a scented candle in the aroma of “freshly printed paper” which Colette describes as “much more than just ‘another’ product!”

Is this the kind of design item or conversation piece you’d like to have in your home? Or complete rubbish? [Colette] Keep reading »

Men’s Fashion Don’t #231: Annie Hall Pants

Let us add this to the list of things we never want to see our boyfriends wearing: baggy, Annie Hall-style khaki pants. Here’s a reminder that some menswear looks are better suited (heh) for the ladies. Guys, if you want to go ahead and rock out with your Dockers out, be our guest. We’ll even be happy to see you in an untucked button-up and vest. But please, for the love of Diane Keaton, don’t wear these. Because chances are if you do, we’ll just be stealing them from your closet. [Oki-Ni.com] Keep reading »

Would You Wear Your Wedding Dress Again? Could You?

Now here’s an economical answer to the now-ubiquitous I-want-two-dresses-for-my-wedding trend: zip-off dresses! (Like those rip-off cargo shorts, but chicer.) The Morgan Boszilkov Natural Bridal Collection designs detachable tiers that allow eco-savvy brides (bonus: the dresses are made of hemp and silk) two lengths for the price of one. If you’re looking for one of those “celebration dresses” for your reception, you got it—just detach the longer tier. If you can’t stand to buy something you’ll only wear once—they’ve got you covered. Just detach the second tier and wear it with, say, a very rock-and-roll leather motorcycle jacket for a night out. Check out what the dress, above, looks like after the big detach, after the jump! Keep reading »

What Do You Think Of Ombre Hair?

Photographer Tommy Ton snapped this photo of stylist and Dazed fashion editor Katie Shillingford, who’s in Paris for Fashion Week. She certainly took Drew Barrymore’s light-roots-dark-ends style to a whole ‘nother level with this ombre dye job. Perhaps this is going to be the next big thing in hair, kind of the opposite of frosted tips, which were huge for guys in the ’90s. [Jak & Jil] Keep reading »

Fashion First Aid Underwear: The Thong That Wasn’t

For some, thongs are a natural staple, either for their sexiness or utilitarian panty-line reduction value. The rest of us can’t stand butt floss, but make our cracks endure it when need be. The latter may want to check out this solution: seamless boyshorts by Fashion First Aid. With heat-sealed seams and some sort of vague-but-impressive-sounding “laser technology,” the panties give your bum full coverage but won’t produce VPLs. They come in black for everyday wear, as well as nude for the more complicated garments. Interestingly, Fashion First Aid also makes a thong variety of these invisible underpants. For the overly protective perhaps? [$16.50, My-Wardrobe.com] Keep reading »

How You Can Help Afghan Women And Snag A Gorgeous New Scarf Too

Matin Maulawizada is no stranger to leading a double life. Many know him as a top fashion and celebrity makeup artist (at least, editors and clients like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep and Claire Danes do). Some know him as Neutrogena’s in-house science expert on cosmetics. After all, he does have a Master’s in Molecular Biology. But Kubul-born Matin also has another occupation: He is the founder of Afghan Hands, a hybrid education organization/business dedicated to empowering Afghan widows whose husbands were killed by the Taliban and have no employment prospects or ways to support themselves and their children. The business model is simple: Matin brings the women together and provides a safe place where they can gather to hand-embroider scarves, shawls, throws and more, then sells their wares in the U.S. and abroad, and the profits go back to fund the womens’ education. You can purchase one of their gorgeous cashmere, wool, cotton and silk blend pieces here, but if you can’t afford it, you can also support them by voting for them in the BBC’s World Challenge competition. Right now, they’re in the running to receive the prestigious award, grant and widespread media attention geared towards informing people of the cause. It takes five minutes to vote. Do it here. Do it now! (Please.) [Afghan Hands and BBC World Challenge] Keep reading »

Do You Wear More Black As You Get Older?

Recently, The Cut interviewed Natasha Lyonne about her fashionable closet, her “crisis” (as she call the drug-addicted and warrant-out-for-her-arrest period of her life) recovery-process and the need to be skinny to be fashionable. Besides Natasha’s viewpoint that fashion exists for skinny people (I’m choosing to ignore this ridiculous, ridiculous statement and chalk it up to long-term drugs-induced idiocy, fashionable ladies exist in sizes well about size 2) the interviewer mentioned something that stuck with me—”It seems most people move to all-black later in life.” Huh. Well, for me… Keep reading »

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Carmen Sandiego

I bought a long, red trench at a thrift store a couple years ago, and, without fail, I get called Carmen Sandiego every time I wear it. Dressing up as your favorite educational villain is simple if you already own a red trench — or want to buy one to wear on days other than Halloween. And if you’re not into forking over 50 bucks for a coat you’ll wear once, the Salvation Army is always a good place to start your search. Keep reading »

Regretsy, Where Bad Crafts Go To Thrive

Here at The Frisky, we’re pretty big Etsy fans. We have a soft spot for all those darling creations and a major appreciation for the type of crafty folks out there who actually take the time to make goods by hand. But sometimes we’re cruisin’ through the site and suddenly come across these sort of random stand-outs that make us think, “Gee, really?” as in, one of these does not belong. Now there’s a storage unit for the more unfortunate items that show up, like these adorable tampon cozies (above). At Regretsy, you’ll find an eerie Michael Jackson baseball, throw pillows that look like condom wrappers, a Lil’ Kim baby gown, and crocheted toilet paper (man those knitters are creative!). Last week, the site refused to link to the real Etsy stores behind the craft fails, but they kind of blew up over the weekend and maybe that’s the reason why you can now click through to purchase the dubious goods. Think of it as your one-stop shop for gag gifts, or maybe just your new favorite four o’clock slack-off site. [Regretsy] Keep reading »

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