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How To Rock A Headscarf A La The Marni Runway

While designers in New York and London were sculpting elaborate hairdos this year at Fashion Week, Marni went the opposite route by covering it all up—just goes to show you that you that sometimes revealing less is sexier. At the designer’s summer 2010 runway show in Milan, models sported bright, printed headscarves and chunky jewelry, giving off a jet-set vibe that we’re dying to try out ourselves. While it’s probably not a look you can wear to the office (unless you have a casual/stylish work zone like The Frisky does!), a Marni-inspired headscarf style would be great for weekend wear (bring on the large sunglasses) or going out (we’re thinking skinny jeans, a clutch, and some vintage jewelry).

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Product Test Drive: Rear Gear Sports Cushion

I was given a Rear Gear Sports Cushion, a rollable butt pad, while vacationing in Las Vegas this past weekend. I was in total relax mode while lounging next to the hot tub, so I wasn’t really thinking about work or testing any products. But the moment I sat my caboose on the Rear Gear I knew it was a product I wouldn’t be able to live without. For starters, it made my chill time even more pleasant because it stopped my butt from sinking through the plastic slats of my lounge chair. It also helped make my six-hour flight home a little more bearable because the foam keeps its shape and sort of cradles the behind, taking pressure off the hips. I’d imagine a lot of sports spectators enjoying this too because sitting on a hard bench or bleacher seat for more than 15 minutes can be rather painful. And there’s no embarrassment factor either because this pad is really discreet. It folds into its own pouch and has a handy zipper compartment for keys, a credit card, or cell phone. Rear Gear looks like a fanny pack when it’s rolled up, and it can also be used for lumbar support in this position. Our butts don’t really get any love normally, even though we use them all day long. So why not treat your bum to some R & R? It will thank you. [$18.95, Rear Gear] Keep reading »

Drink This, Get Pretty! (Or Maybe Not)

What the hell is Kombucha tea? Why is everyone all of a sudden slugging coconut milk? What about the whole green juice craze?

The makers or retailers of any of these drinks would have you believe glowing skin, shiny hair and a flat stomach really is just a bottle away. But we all know better. Or do we? Just this weekend, The New York Times opined on how all these Williamsburg hipsters in New York are toting around real-deal coconuts with a straw sticking out, claiming what health foodies have been saying for a while — that coconut juice is the magic get-purdy drink loaded with nutrients. Recently, I’ve noticed health food stores and even corner bodegas here in NYC have started carrying an alarming amount of very expensive Kombucha Tea. What is it, you ask, and will it make me hotter? Well, I’ve tried it and here’s the deal … Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Isn’t This Against The School Dress Code?

We don’t care how permissive your fancy prep school is, we’re pretty sure this skirt would get you kicked out. Also, now we know who Kelly Osbourne was complaining about at the Teen Vogue party. [NYC, 9/29/09] Keep reading »

How To Do Your Makeup In 5 Minutes

When I hear stories about people who wake up at 5 a.m. to “put their face on,” I kind of feel like vomiting. (And if I weren’t too busy sleeping in, I would.) Honestly, it should never take more than about five minutes to put on totally passable makeup for the day. And if you pass the 20-minute mark, you’ve got way too much junk on your face. Here’s all you need to look good without waking up at the ass crack of dawn. Keep reading »

How You Can Knit For A Good Cause

Knitters, listen up! Use your skills and take action by participating in Knitting Against AIDS (brought to you by the Designers Against AIDS foundation). All you have to do is put those needles to work, knit a scarf, and send it in (you will have to pay for international shipping because this particular project works with STD- and HIV-awareness organizations in Antwerp … but, charity, people!). They’ll slap on a special tag, and sell the goods a week before World AIDS Day (December 1, 2009). Your garments will be sold alongside those of famous fashion designers. The proceeds will be donated to the Cause-For-AIDS Fund.

With the recent advances in the field of AIDS and HIV research, it’s important to keep the momentum going. So take part and warm some hearts! Or, erm, necks. [DesignersAgainstAids.com] Keep reading »

Fashion In The Future May Require Tech Support

You certainly wouldn’t let your IT department predict clothing trends for next season. So, why is the fashion industry looking to scientists for their opinions on the future of design?

Yes, that’s right. When it comes to the new looks on the future runways, scientists are working with designers to come up with high-tech, brand-new fashion inventions, like spray-on clothing and outfits that change the environment you walk into. But the creative genius doesn’t stop there. How about clothes that can snag you a date by exuding just the right smell? Keep reading »

Do You Want Your Dude’s House To Be Nicer Than Yours?

Interior designer Kimberlee Paige Hanson has just launched a new firm called “Sexy Bachelor Pad” which focuses on transforming post-college bachelor-pad disaster zones into hip, chic and sexy spaces. According to Hanson, “Women are nesters, so when they walk into a home where a man has really created atmosphere, it creates a different kind of connection with the man, and it makes them see him in a different way. We try to give him a little edge in that arena.” And her firm’s catchphrase is, tellingly, “Trust us. You need our help.” Since so many residential-focused interior designers get their start working on bachelor homes and apartments, a firm explicitly geared towards unmarried men with a good amount of disposable income makes sense! But get a load of this transformation video, featuring one apartment. Now, imagine yourself walking into that apartment for “post-date drinks”—what the hell would you think? For me, it’s a little too aesthetically pleasing and a touch too done-up—c’mon, what guy has a spice rack? (Uh, I’m decently into cooking and even I don’t have a full-on spice rack!) What say you: Does a done-up apartment make a guy sexier or slightly off-putting? [Daily Candy] Keep reading »

New Fashion Site For Pets Makes Us Want To Roll Over And Play Dead

It’s quite possible the internet has finally gone too far.

While social media is taking over the fashion industry — D&G provided bloggers with their very own laptops in the front row — now it seems that dog and cat lovers have their own community as well. Fooniverse.com is a new social networking site for obsessed pet owners where you pick a preferred animal and then proceed to dress it, style its hair, have it strut down a runway, and have a photo shoot. There are prizes for the quickest blow-dry at the grooming salon, a special Foo currency, plus all the precious pics from that photo shoot can be saved to slip into your wallet for showing off like a proud parent. Yikes.

Of course, everything translates to Facebook. So now each and everyone one of your friends will find out through their news feed how your virtual pet fared on the catwalk. It’s like Tamagachi, but way, way overblown.
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Milan Fashion Week Wrap-Up

Milan Fashion Week is finishing up, and then it’s off to gay Paree. If you were suffering from fashion fatigue this week, here’s a cheat sheet to what the critics had to say:

  • NYT fashion scribe Cathy Horyn was none too pleased with Milan’s presenters, singling out Dolce & Gabbana for “cafe curtain lace” corsets, Marni for “Dr. Seuss characters,” and, “Heavy on beige, Karl Lagerfeld’s boudoir show for Fendi made you think a giant pair of old pantyhose had fallen over Milan.” Ooh, burn. [NY Times]
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