From the runway to the pages of magazines, fashion is experiencing a resurgence of SM-inspired style. Calvin Klein handcuffs? Check. Whip-wielding models? You bet. Back in the 90s, Versace paved the way with bondage gear that borrowed heavily from the underground fetish scene. Now that kink has gone mainstream, more designers are finding their influences in the SM scene. Last year, Dolce & Gabbana brought the sexy back with crops and padlocked belts. Today, fetish is everywhere. Keep reading »
A couple weeks ago we did a post on this awesome, but expensive tank-top/garter combo from Kiki De Montparnasse — because the tank was the kind with the ribbing, I used what I thought was the most common term for the tank itself. A wife beater. Last night, I got an email from a reader which read:
There is absolutely no reason for a website for ladies to be using “wife beater” as fun slang! Ladies in the know also call them boy beaters — I don’t appreciate that either but take note of the language you use and accept. It influences our culture!
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Pearls are timeless and ribbon is so girly. But for some reason, when you put the two together, they kind of a have a rock ‘n’ roll edge. This necklace from Wink would look amazing with a white wife beater tank, jeans, and heels. Kind of like Jackie O, gone bad. [$58, WinkNYC.com] Keep reading »
Just as fashions change with the seasons, so do nail polish colors. Spring and summer are generally bright or pastel, while fall and winter are full of dark, rich colors. OPI’s fall/winter Couture Couleur La Collection de France follows these general guidelines with lots of plum, brown, and raspberry shades. The colors are lovely, but the punny names (Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, You Don’t Know Jacques!, Bastille My Heart, A Oui Bit Of Red) are the best part. [Just4Beauty.com] Keep reading »
This fall season the cardigan is making a statement. And that statement is: “Anything goes.” Whether stripes, bubble sleeves or silk-trim, the cardigan has definitely been updated. But don’t fret, old standbys–like a simple, over-sized cardigan–still feel current. Keep reading »
Since you’ll be stuffing your feet into boots for six months come November, why not have a little more toe-action with the latest crop of peep-toes, while you can? These shooties, booties and oxfords are sure to make the transition from summer to winter a lot easier, with their supple suede, classic leather and jewel tones. And you don’t even have to switch your bright toenail polish—this season is about breaking rules, after all. Keep reading »
We have a thing for enamel jewelry at The Frisky (check out this slideshow), so we’re totally in love with this ring. The bold gold outline, abstract rose design and knuckle-to-knuckle size will definitely get you noticed. This ring is a stand-alone accessory–it should be worn with a simple timepiece and small earrings, so it doesn’t have to compete. [$24, Bebe.com] Keep reading »
Marc, I love you, but things aren’t working out. I just can’t afford your $400 tops anymore. This is why I’ve turned to Urban Outfitters lately to get my designer fashion fix.
Over the past few months, Urban Outfitters has jumped on the fashion “class for the masses” bandwagon, a phenomenon made popular by Target’s collaborations with luxury designers. This time, however, Urban is reaching out to a more indie aesthetic, commissioning cult designers like Geren Ford and Charlotte Ronson to create exclusive, secondary collections. The lines play no second fiddle to the real deal. In May, UO launched with Ford’s collection, titled Hawks, an assortment of bright pieces with a candy-coated sailor vibe.
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We recommend a lot of rad products, clothing designers, and crave-able items on The Frisky. Occasionally, however, we discover that an item was not worthy of our desire or endorsement and we want to take it back. After finally sampling a few of these goods ourselves, we’re totally not craving:
1. Sally Hansen Nail Pen: I finally tried this bad boy and discovered two things: A) A nail PEN is a really good idea and definitely makes polish application easier, but B) the actual polish colors available are heinous (I made the mistake of going for a iridescent opal which was trés old lady), they apply very thin and watery, and they dry extremely matte.
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We know you don’t want to hear it, but autumn will be here before you know it. And if you’re anything like us, the cooling weather will present you with a fashion quandary: what is light enough to wear under sunny skies, but warm enough in case there is a chill in the air? Well, this dress with its short sleeves and denim fabric is the perfect solution when you’re not sure what to expect from the weather. And it’s comfortable and affordable to boot. [$66, BuyDefinition.com] Keep reading »