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Sure, Baby Beauty Pageants Are Lame, But Are They Child Abuse?

Former beauty pageant star Brooke Breedwell (um, yes, that’s her real name) has spoken out about her pageant past. You may recognize her from this disturbing documentary, “Painted Babies.” Today, she doesn’t look back on her participation fondly. Now a sophomore in college, Breedwell claims that her mother not only pushed her too hard, the experience scarred her for life. “Pageants have put a lot of stress and anxiety on my life,” she told “Good Morning America.” “I feel the need to be perfect at everything, and I know that’s not realistic. You can’t be perfect at everything.” Is it time we start regulating baby beauty pageants? Keep reading »

The “Mad Men” Drinking Game

It’s “Mad Men” mania over here at TheFrisky. The only way we could possibly overdose is by playing this drinking game. Round up some friends for the season premiere on Sunday night and see if you can keep up with the characters. If you want to class things up, take a cue from the set’s self-described “Alcohol Department,” which told the New York Times that the painstakingly accurate cocktails imbibed on the show include martinis, rusty nails, Tom Collinses, and vodka gimlets. You can also check out AMC’s 1960s Cocktail Guide. After the jump, the rules. Keep reading »

Models Go Bare-Faced For September Harper’s Bazaar

Hopping on the au natural, no-makeup trend that French Elle popularized, Harper’s Bazaar features bare-faced supermodels in its September issue. In an eight-page spread, Peter Lindbergh captured iconic models like Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Helena Christensen in black and white photos wearing simple tanks and shirts and naturally styled hair, as if they had just rolled out of bed. (If only we normals could look that incredible first thing.) Also included: Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, Kristen McMenamy, Nadja Auermann, and Tatjana Patitz. Gorgeous. [Models.com] Keep reading »

Style Buzz: Magical Jeans And The Next Tyra Banks

  • Loeffler Randall’s got a new e-commerce site rife with angsty campaign images and awesome boots. [Refinery 29]
  • Speaking of shopping, Gilt Groupe addicts can now get their style on via more affordable new lil’ sis, Gilt Fuse. [Gilt Fuse]
  • Model Sesilee Lopez wants to be the next Tyra Banks. And here we were worrying that the crazy would die when Tyra does… [W]
  • Graff Jewelry on London’s Bond Street was robbed of a staggering 40 million British pounds worth of jewelry last week. If anyone sees a ten-carat necklace pop up on the black market, our necks are getting awfully cold and lonely… [Vogue UK]
  • Justin Timberlake bought a house in Connecticut. Plenty of golf for him there. [New York Post]
  • This just in: Gap‘s new 1969 jeans collection is, in fact, miraculous. There’s allegedly a style to fit literally any and every shape. [Nylon]

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The Lazy Girl’s Insta-Garden

Who doesn’t want local, fresh vegetables—especially when those veggies are, like, from your backyard local. Just because you don’t have hours of free time to slave away in the dirt and blazing sun, doesn’t mean you can’t follow Mrs. O’s gardening lead. Behold, your very own roll out and grow garden kit. The Roll-Out Veg Mat is a cardboard roll with four different types of seed and organic fertilizer pre-sown in. You “plant” the roll as a whole, water it, and wait for veggies to make an appearance. The seed choices change as the seasons do so you’ll always have seasonal veggies. [Trendhunter] Keep reading »

What Are Your Biggest Fashion Money Wasters?

I have a closet stuffed with clothes. Yet I have I-have-nothing-to-wear syndrome coupled with the sad realization that I wear only 25 percent of my wardrobe. However, that doesn’t seem to stop me from adding a half-dozen things every few months that usually end up with the other 75 percent of my collection. Apparently, I’m not the only one who wastes money on fashion! The Daily Mail reports that an astonishing 45 percent of swimwear purchased each year by U.K. women goes unworn, wasting the equivalent of about $470 million. It’s clear why swimsuits make for money wasters (stupid ladymag bikini body programs that you vowed to do, but didn’t). What else is going unused in your closet? The answers, after the jump.
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Quick Pic: Lighten Up, Kim!

Kim Kardashian made her post-break up hair appointment and is a blond now. It’s so true! You really gotta wash that man right outta our hair. Lookin’ good, girl! [Los Angeles, 8/11/09] Keep reading »

Seventeen Mag Goes Retro For September Issue

Of all the high-fashion, high-concept, high-flying September magazine covers out there, this is our fave. Behold the first-ever cover of Seventeen magazine, from September 1944, which will also be the subscription cover of their upcoming September issue for 2009 in honor of their 65th anniversary. We love that the cover model hasn’t changed: a young, pretty, all-American girl. But everything else has! Notice the single cover line? The first edition keeps it simple with “Young fashions & beauty, movies & music, ideas & people,” instead of the standard shtick you see on teen fashion magazines today. (“284 ways to change your look” — anyone?) The magazine was pretty cheap too, only $0.13. Today, it’s $2.99. [Chic Report] Keep reading »

Introducing The Thiphone, The Modern Garter

Used to be that ladies would store flasks of hooch in their garters. Nowadays, we’re as easily intoxicated by the iPhone, so we have the Thiphone, a leg mount for your gadget. It comes in black, red, or pink, so you can color-coordinate to look extra geeky. Love it! [$29.95, Thiphone.com] Keep reading »

Lady Gaga Is A Total Style Biter!

Lady Gaga, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do. Irish pop star Róisin Murphy claims:

“Lady Gaga is just a poor imitation of me. She has copied my style.”

Holy crap! We didn’t think it got any crazier than all that “Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite” shiz, but, from a style perspective, this is insane. The shocking evidence and proof that pictures don’t lie are after the jump. Keep reading »

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