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 »
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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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 »
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 »
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 »
Most meat-eaters prefer to not think about the previous life of their duck confit or the origins of their rack of lamb. Similarly, most of us don’t put too much thought into where our clothes really come from (we can’t advocate the use of fur, but do admit to wearing a bit of leather). Maybe that’s because most fabrics seem non-threatening. But now you might wince the next time you wear your winter wool sweater. Liz Jones of the Daily Mail explains that the wool in your clothing probably came from sheep raised for slaughter, not garments, as wool is now a devalued fabric.
Jones took the case one step further by taking in some sheep headed for the slaughterhouse, and making her own sweater (pictured) from the pets. Umm…
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Diane Kruger has one hell of a hair stylist. Every single time she’s photographed on the red carpet, she’s rocking a new, genius look. Side braids, retro and sculpted waves, casual and side-pinned, a low chignon sprinkled with tiny braids throughout—nothing ever looks too shellacked or forced. In fact, she always looks like she just may have done it herself. (We know that isn’t true, though. Still!) Sure, the Jennifer Aniston‘s of the world will always have a nice-looking blowout, but there’s just something to be said for taking the chance and switching it up. So when I saw Diane’s hair from a red carpet event in Sydney today, I had to give her a shout out for two reasons. It looks great, but also, since one-shouldered dresses are everywhere now but I never know how to fix my hair when I wear them, I’m stealing her idea. How it’s done, after the jump! Keep reading »
Ronan Gregory, the guy behind Ronan, Edun and Loomstate, just teamed up with Barney’s CO-OP to put out a line of eco-friendly Keds that feature rather adorable prints and lace-less construction. But as darling as the shoes themselves are, the promo video may be even cuter. Admittedly, we’re not entirely sure what a naked, frolicking girl has to do with gym shoes, but we’re feeling this Loomstate for Keds promo anyway. We’re liking it so much, in fact, that we’re willing to make some allowances for the gratuitous skinny girl nudity and chalk it up to some sort of homage to nature. Yeah, anyway. Keep reading »
While Anna Wintour has been at work making her magazine “recession-friendly,” the international Vogue editions have been heading in an artsier direction lately with innovative collaborations and special editions all around. Now, Vogue Australia has also decided to do something a bit different. For its 50th anniversary, the magazine is putting out a commemorative issue (September 2009) featuring the work of famous fashion and celeb illustrator, David Downton. In four separate covers, Downton sketched Cate Blanchett in vintage styles that recall the days before photography. It’s a great reminder of the history behind the magazine, as well as fashion’s journey through the years. Vogue Australia also seems to have a solid marketing strategy: While the issue will be sold in a gold box as a limited edition, the price is a mere 12.95 Australian dollars, which is about 11 USD. That’s recession-friendly and chic. [WWD] Keep reading »