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Reading Has Never Looked So Good

Having spent most of my childhood getting teased about my book dork-ery by relentlessly obnoxious brothers, I’ve developed a bit of a complex about reading. I like it and totally don’t mind spending a night in reading over a night out partying, but while a lot of new titles have awesome cover art and a general air of vague coolness, the classics are generally hopelessly dorky looking. Or they were, anyway.

Now I can tote around a tome with an amazingly illustrated image. The new covers are courtesy of Penguin Books and Ruben Toledo (husband of Michelle Obama’s favorite designer Isabel Toledo), and they’ll be gracing the covers of everything from Wuthering Heights to Pride and Prejudice in celebration of Fashion Week.

So yeah, I’m a book dork and I’m proud, not to mention ever so stylish now. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

Free Sephora Samples + Beauty Packing Tips

Who doesn’t love a freebie? Until tomorrow (hurry up!), you can pick five free samples with your Sephora order. Even better, the selection is travel-friendly and includes tiny packages of essentials like Bliss Body Butter, designer eau de toilette, Laura Geller foundation, and PHYTO Phyto 9 nourishing hair cream (our favorite for fried beach hair). The goods come packaged to you in an airport-approved bag, so you can have a handy guideline to follow those pesky travel rules.

After all, summer is the season of the mini-break, and bringing all your beauty products can be a hassle. After the jump, some (beauty product) packing tips that will allow you to avoid checking luggage (getting around the liquid limit for carry-ons), or just slim down your bag. Keep reading »

Crave: Lomo Super Sampler 4 Lens Panoramic 35mm Camera

We love this Super Sampler Camera from Lomography! Not only does it take four pictures at once, but it’s also super affordable. The two settings let you snap moving pics in two different speeds — four photos in 2 seconds or 0.2 seconds. This is the fastest way to tell a story and spice up that scrapbook. [$44.95, Adorama] Keep reading »

Are Certain Fashion Designers & Companies Boob Friendly—And Others Not?

This past weekend I was telling a friend that I was headed to J.Crew this week to try to on wedding dresses. I know without trying one gown on, with a dress that emotionally loaded, I’ll never find something that makes me go OMFG-this-is-the-ONE. I’m too picky, and even though I’ve been known to spend a ridiculous $500-plus on a cocktail dress, there’s something about dropping thousands on a dress I’ll surely only wear once that makes me cringe. My friend replied, “Oh, I love their dresses but have you seen my boobs? J.Crew dresses just aren’t made for people with bigger chests, so I could never wear their bridal gowns.” And after a split second of thought, I mentally agreed, Yeah, she’s 100 percent dead-on with that. Keep reading »

Crave: Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Crystal Studded Disco Ball Ring

The heyday of Studio 54 and gold lamé may be over, but just because people are no longer grooving in bell bottoms doesn’t mean disco has officially left the building. This Kenneth Jay Lane disco ball cocktail ring is all the confirmation you need that the spirit and style of disco is alive and kicking. This statement ring not only screams of fabulous, but of fun and funky as well. Get your boogie on for an updated “Saturday Night Fever” moment or an extremely fashionable trip to the supermarket. [$48, Kenneth Jay Lane, BlueFly] Keep reading »

No Boyfriend To Cuddle With? Meet The Blob

Gee, being single is just so tough. Because, you know, when unattached women get into bed, they feel sad and cold because there’s no boyfriend to spoon them. So naturally, the next best thing is this Blob Heater, a personal heating system, “meant for a broken-hearted [!?] who craves for the body warmth of a partner.” Shucks, why’d no one think of this before? Because what lady wouldn’t want to cuddle up with a gigantic sperm-shaped piece of furniture? As an added bonus, you’ll receive free dreams about pregnancy and alien sex. [Yankodesign.com]
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Roadtest: Can Pheromone-Laced Beauty Products Get You Laid?

Have you ever dated someone who smelled really hot? Not good, mind you—but hot, like sex in a sniffable form. There’s a scientific explanation for this phenomenon—it’s caused by pheromones, hormones we all secrete that shout to the opposite sex, “Hey you! I want to get naked now!”

Last week, the New York Times ran a story about how synthetic pheromones are making their way into beauty products. Evidently, products with pheromones have been on shelves for forevs (you’re late to the party once again, Times), but the article claims that more are coming down the pipeline containing the stuff. Paris Hilton’s perfume has ‘em, as does Urban Decay’s Pocket Rocket lip glosses. Dial is even coming out with Men Magnetic Attraction Enhancing Body Wash for dudes, though please lord, don’t let their commercials veer the way of Axe. [New York Times]

Companies want people to believe these products are akin to love potions. (“We don’t claim using our product you’re going to hit a home run,” said Ryan Gaspar, Men Magnetic Attraction’s brand manager. “We say, ‘We’ll get you to first base.’”) Meanwhile, scientists are hugely skeptical because no one’s sure how, exactly, pheromones play into this whole attraction game.

So there was only one thing left to do: try them for myself. Keep reading »

Cheatsheet: How To Dress Like Flight Of The Conchords

We couldn’t be more excited about season two (FINALLY) being released on DVD, so we were double stoked to see this rather exhaustive article on The Washington Post‘s Express Night Out regarding the oft-overlooked sartorial brilliance that is Flight of the Conchords. They make a great point: “Sure, the wardrobe on ‘The Tudors’ probably took a bit more effort to create, but Conchords fashion is plenty evocative as well. Looking like a lascivious French royal would be expensive and ridiculous, but impersonating an expatriated New Zealander in a ‘guitar-based digi-bongo a capella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo’ is both achievable and affordable. So true! If you’re as busy as we are on Mondays, you may appreciate that we’ve gone ahead and cut through all the superfluous details. [Express Night Out]

The quickie version of how to dress like Bret, Jermaine and Mel cheatsheet — and a hilarious song from season two — after the jump… Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Mini-Cocos Take To the Streets

One Chanel movie, droves of Chanel imitators. [Vogue UK]
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Inspiration Board: Military Style

Here at The Frisky, we’re a peace-loving folk. But from the looks of all the new soldier caps and button-embellished jackets out there, we’re ready to enlist. Sartorially, that is. Keep reading »

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