We guess good things come to those who don’t wait. A year ago, Brooklynite Amanda Assad was working as a publicist for New York-based shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo (check out his ultra high, dangerously sexy heels if you haven’t already). She started making jewelry in her spare time, and voilà! Now her oversize multiple charm necklaces (like this amazing rosary-inspired piece available at Otteny) are showing up in major fashion editorials, such as this one in Purple magazine. So I think we’ve all learned a very valuable lesson here today. Don’t slack! What’s your big idea? Keep reading »
Architect Zaha Hadid is known for designing notable buildings and structures around the world, but lately she’s had an interest in fashion. Hadid created the container for Chanel Mobile Art, which traveled to Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York and involved contemporary artists’ takes on the luxury brand’s classic quilted bag. Now, she’s designing accessories of her own in a partnership with Brazilian shoe company Melissa. The shoe company already produces crazy plastic shoes, and with Hadid’s help, they get even more futuristic. These aren’t cheap rubber Crocs, either, at $300 a pair. We won’t be at all surprised if we see these on Uhura‘s feet in the next Star Trek movie. [Epaulet via Style.com] Keep reading »
The French have every right to be proud of their national cuisine, and have no problems boasting of its glory. So much so that the country’s post office has just come out with a chocolate-themed stamp collection to celebrate the key ingredient (are you dreaming of rich, flaky chocolate croissants yet?). Designed to look like a fancy bar of chocolate, the limited-edition stamps are also scented! Sending love letters can be even sweeter now.
So what would happen if the USPS decided to make a scratch n’ sniff stamp collection honoring American cuisine? Hot Pocket-flavored mail? [SecretsOfParis.com] Keep reading »
“Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford would always talk about how they’re ’70s kids. And now, I’m thinking about how I’m really a ’90s kid. My ideas come from things that I didn’t notice were trends at the time, like seeing my sister wear Via Spiga and watching ‘Saved by the Bell.’”
– Designer Alexander Wang [W Editors' Blog] Keep reading »
Fall is rolling around and we’ve begun to seriously consider revamping our wardrobes. We will, of course, need a few new items and have to do the requisite closet cleaning. And while it’s all too easy (and fun to get carried away) to splurge on fun items while ignoring what we really need, when it comes down to it, we’ve spent a lot of money on the nice version of clothes we definitely should have bought the bargain basement version of. To help you avoid making the same mistake, here’s a rundown of the splurge-worthy versus the things you should buy on a budget. Keep reading »
For those who live in cities, cramped quarters necessitate some creative maneuvering in the kitchen. Especially if you don’t have one. Over at gadget blog Gizmodo, one writer has taken it upon himself to test out, um, alternative means for cooking. The first experiment involved making a chicken dinner in a coffeepot (just the thought is hard to stomach), by poaching a chicken breast. To accompany, couscous, also prepared in heated water. The results are a bit surprising: “The coffee maker did a perfectly fine job of it. The chicken was moist and the texture was about right, and it is an incredibly easy way to make a meal. I could see this recipe being useful if you’re stuck in a hotel room somewhere—and just happen to have a raw chicken breast on you.” Yeah, and then having bird-flavored java in the morning. Mmmm.
For his next trick, the MacGyver Chef attempted to dishwasher-cook a fish fillet by steaming a piece of salmon wrapped in tinfoil (on the regular wash, not the pots and pans cycle). In two trials, one version came out overcooked with the other was far undercooked.
Interesting ideas…but we gather you’ll probably be sticking to your ramen noodles. [Gizmodo.com] Keep reading »
While the U.S. version of Men’s Vogue folded a few months ago, it’s apparently still in international production. This photo of a male stripper/dominatrix/all-around stud serves as the cover boy for Japan’s version, but looks like it could just as easily be the cover of (also now defunct) Playgirl. It might make sense that Vogue Homme would be looking to sell to gay men, but something this steamy is certainly going to appeal to women too. (You have to admit, it is a bit hard not to stare.) If Vogue Homme is in fact attempting to market itself to women, we have to ask how they’d ever manage to tap the straight male audience—a men’s fashion magazine with a hot girl on the cover? Guess we buy those anyhow. [StyleFrizz.com] Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathys a little something special. This week, five winners will receive Hollywood Behind the Seams Pretty Underarm Protection. Without further adieu, the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »
It’s not all about glitz and glam; Gucci also loves to give. The luxury brand is doing just that with their latest partnership with R&B icon, Mary J. Blige. To raise funds for Blige’s charity, Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now, INC, simply known as FFAWN — yes, the name could have been just a little shorter — they are relaunching a special-edition watch. The all-black, logo-embossed time piece, known as the Twirl watch, will be on sale on September 16, exclusively at Gucci’s 5th Avenue, New York City store (and nationwide on the 17th). A percentage of the proceeds will go directly to Blige’s charity. Now for the tough part: At $1895 a pop, we wonder just how many people will be springing for this pricey piece. Good luck Gucci. [People] Keep reading »
You know that modeling contract you always wanted (before you got real, that is)? It just went to Elle Macpherson‘s labradoodle. Yup, her dog. Bella, a five-year-old half lab/half poodle, is “Britain’s next top dog model” for the site Dogside.com, where he can be seen modeling products like scarves and coats. Bella Macpherson allegedly earns a five-figure sum for his “modeling”—er, sitting still for three seconds. Cute puppy, though. We just hope Elle is not one of those loopy stage parents like the “Toddlers & Tiaras” people. [The Cut] Keep reading »