We have all been there. At some point in your life, you’ll be forced to drag your sorry ass home in the harsh light of day. Whether you regret the dude or your laziness, you inevitably regret that you wore such a short sparkly mini with “do me” pumps. Tragically, it is a universally accepted fact that last night’s hot number is this morning’s hot tranny mess. While we at The Frisky will never judge your sexual exploits (we will likely share them!), we might judge your post facto fashion. Granted, you are never going to look as polished as Michelle Obama as you run from bush to bush in a doomed attempt to minimize sightings, but at least we can give you a few tips so grannies do no avert their eyes in moral indignation. Keep reading »
So, it’s officially not a good month to be Abercrombie & Fitch. Hot on the heels of a lawsuit from yet another employee, the company has announced plans to close the entire chain of its Ruehl stores. What exactly is Ruehl you ask? Well, if you can actually remember, the chain opened roughly five years ago and offered a “sophisticated” range of denim, casual separates, leather goods and fragrance. The pieces were priced slightly above A&F’s standard fare and targeted at post-collegiate men and women between the ages of 22 and 35. Well needless to say, it never really caught on and to date has lost over $50 million. Sucks to be a post-grad frat boy today! [LA Times] Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky are computer geeks. There’s no use denying it, and we wouldn’t want to if we could. You can still look cool as a geek because some tech-y accessories are just begging to be worn, vaguely embarrassing or not. Among them is this plastic heart-shaped flash drive, which makes our real hearts flutter. It’s red, it’s geek chic and it holds more info than our minds ever could. What’s not to love? [$12, DealExtreme] Keep reading »
Theory is synonymous with impeccably fitted items that have a look that is fashion-y, but at the same time simple and clean. Keeping in mind Theory’s emphasis on fit, quality and polished/chic look, I asked Theory’s Women’s Design Director Istvan Francer a few questions on how to wear this spring/summer’s hottest looks. Keep reading »
Every month a gazillion magazines boldly discover the top three items we must have for this season. I mean must in the sense that the articles foretold our fashion doom if we did immediately drop the glossy pages and run to the mall. I will give the magazines their due, most of them have toned down on the necessity of buying a new closet every year and the average price of featured items are not as absurdly high as they used to be. So, when all the magazines this winter told me there were only three must have trends for this summer, my glee poured from every fiber of my fashion being…until I realized what these trends were: harem pants, jumpsuits and sheer. Maybe it’s just me, but I have not seen one everyday woman wearing harem pants down the street. These trends died a premature death, with is just fine with me because I thought they were butt-ugly anyway, but why did these three die when so many other fugly trends are allowed to live on? Here are my diagnoses on why the three major must have’s died. Keep reading »
About 100 high school students in the U.K. used Facebook to stage a walkout from class Friday after the headmaster threatened a ban on skirts due to ever-shortening hemlines.
“Since half-term, the skirts have got ridiculously short,” headmaster Jane Holland wrote in a letter to the governors of Upton-by-Chester High School in Chester. “The skirts are too revealing especially on staircases. It’s not appropriate for the time and the place.” Keep reading »
Who’s your nipple role model?
Have no idea what we’re talking about? Good. You haven’t been brainwashed by yet another plastic surgery trend we don’t understand: nipple surgery to change the shape, color or size of your areolae. Keep reading »
Fad drugs may come and go, but drinking will always stay in style. Which is perhaps why NYC bar Local 138 asked fashion designers to concoct cocktails for its summer drink menu. Marc Jacobs created an updated mint julep which he called the Marc Mint Martini, while Ralph Lauren made a rum punch with fresh crushed raspberries and lime juice. Tory Burch’s bevvie, the Tikki Tini, is the loudest with blends of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. If you’re in New York this summer, give them a taste at this bar in the Lower East Side, where you just might overdose on hipness if not from your drink. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Thomas Voorn likes to think of fashion as a conceptual tool to create art and images, and as part of it he’s photographed a dude in a floral print…Speedo? Banana hammock? It’s a sort of mix of the two that we’ve never seen before. Either way, it’s an I’m-very-comfortable-with-my-sexuality swimsuit. We’re okay with that. [Thomas Voorn] Keep reading »
When I went for a facial at Ildi Pekar last week, my aesthetician took one look at my skin and said, “You have stomach problems, don’t you?” Astounded, I was unsure as to whether this spa was just really thorough and had been spying on me for a week prior, or if she was psychic. “Oh, you know, kind of…” I replied, a bit too embarrassed to go into detail about WW III that goes on in my stomach on a daily basis (for the past ten years). She continued to tell me that people who suffer from constipation and improper digestion tend to display acne due to a lack of hydrochloric acid, which stalls the destruction of bacteria. I expected her to then tell me what doctors have been pushing on me for ages—eat whole grains, drink water, fiber, fiber, blah, blah. But then she explained that what I should be doing is brushing my stomach. Excuse me? Suggesting a body brush, which women often use to try to get rid of cellulite, you’re supposed to stroke the paddle in a large counterclockwise circle, about 12 times, once a day, to aid digestion. Weird? Yes. But if it’s a peace offering that may end WW III, I’m willing to give it a try. [$6, Nens Natural Body Brush, Bebeautiful.com] Keep reading »