Clear is the new black according to fashion designer Kei Kagami, who just debuted this “water dress” at the Arnhem Biennale. The exhibit has taken over the center of Arnhem (in the Netherlands) for a month to display works by dozens of fashion labels including Lanvin, Hussein Chalayan, Jil Sander, Rick Owens, Martin Margiela and Viktor & Rolf. The theme of the exhibition is “shape,” which Kagami chose to interpret by using an amorphous material, water, to create a dress form. Splashing! [A Shaded View on Fashion] Keep reading »
If someone has a zit dead-smack in the middle of their nose, you should ignore it and never point it out. But if a woman is walking down the street and doesn’t realize she’s displaying a wardrobe malfunction, you should tell her discreetly, even if you don’t know her. This is part of the girl code, because, unfortunately, we’ve all been there. After the jump, seven instances when it’s appropriate to embarrass a female stranger in order to save her from more embarrassment in the long run. Keep reading »
Here in The Frisky’s hometown of New York City, fresh bike lanes have been popping up all over the place. It’s great to finally see some initiative to make NYC more green, and we can only hope that we’d one day become a new Amsterdam. Well, historically we are already, but perhaps now we could become a new, new Amsterdam. As more and more people jump on the bike wagon, the next logical step would be to make it your own. Induce bike-envy with these hot accessories:
- A-tisket, a-tasket, you wouldn’t want any old bike basket. Get girly with this crocheted design. [$70, Marie-Louise Gustafsson, Aplusrstore.com]
- Adidas recently launched Zeitfrei, a line of bike shoes that are already super in-demand with the hard-core cyclists. You might have to take to eBay. [$198, Adidas, Store.hypebeast.com]
- Look stylish holding your bike lock with a snazzy holster. [$24.57, Cyclodelic, Amy-Fleuriot.com]
- This pretty-in-pink helmet makes us want to deck our ride out with streamers, too.[$98.30, Sawako Furuno, Cyclefashion.co.uk]
At the risk of seeming totally un-hipster (which, would make me more hipster? Like, whatever…), I don’t ride a bike. I would like to, but I am terrified. And riding around in the dark? Forget it. This new invention by Leah Buechley, however, gives me hope and calms my fears. A sweatshirt outfitted with flashing LED lights on the back (connected to sensors at the edges of the sleeves) allow you to select a left or right turn signal. Pressing both at the same time creates an overall glow to show your presence to drivers.
While not available for purchase yet, DesignBoom tells you how to make one yourself (which seems remarkably uncomplicated). Plus, we’re pretty sure that you bicycle-minded folks are already pretty handy with repairs and such. [Design Boom] Keep reading »
Sam Fine is a makeup pro whose career has spanned more than 10 years. He’s made up almost everyone, including Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams, and Jennifer Hudson. So we were totes excited to learn he’s releasing “Fine: The Basics of Beauty,” a DVD version of his Fine Beauty, which promises to help the everyday woman get dolled up and look naturally gorgeous. The makeup master lets us in on the secret to bronze-y skin, pouty lips, and perfectly-arched brows by making up three women with different skin tones and beauty needs. Sounds exciting right? Well, in an evil plot to keep us from becoming our own Sam Fine, his website says the DVD was released last month, but we can’t find it anywhere. Who is this twisted person that would dangle a gem like this in front of our faces, but not deliver? We will keep checking Amazon, because when it comes to looking fine, we won’t be deterred! Keep reading »
Andre (formerly Andrew) Edwards, a fledgling transexual, was ecstatic when she was hired as a cab driver at Leyland taxi in Northern England. “When I went for the job I explained about the gender issues and they said, ‘As long as you can drive, we don’t care.’ It was a real boost for me because last year I wouldn’t have dreamt of wearing bright nail polish or anything like that.”
But it was those eye-catching nails and short skirts that may have cost Edwards her job—she was recently let go by her employers. Edwards boss claimed she was canned because of her attitude and not her attire. Apparently, co-workers complained Andre was a biotch who criticized their weight and supposedly called a staffer’s haircut “dreadful”.
Well we think the peeps were just jealous of Edwards and couldn’t handle her hotness. If its any consolation to Andre, her meds are totally working because making fun of co-workers awful style is very diva thing to do. Maybe she can be a guest judge on the new season of “Project Runway?” [The Sun] Keep reading »
Times are tough and women are looking for ways to cut back. We at The Frisky are determined to bring you the best budget beauty out there, but we are also not going to lie to you: some things you just can’t skimp on. You may never notice the difference between a CoverGirl and a Chanel lipstick but there are certain beauty products and treatments where you will. So save yourself some medical danger and grief and read our five beauty treatments we beg you to fork over the dough for. Keep reading »
Your favorite children’s book, Where’s Waldo?, is set to become a feature film. This is a big deal, people! The Where’s Waldo books have become a cultural phenomenon, making Waldo quite possibly the biggest celebrity of all time. Since we all follow celeb fashion, we thought you’d might want some style suggestions inspired by the elusive lad. When you think about it, he’s actually quite fashionable and has that whole hipster thing going on for him…skinny bod, sheepish grin, skinny jeans, glasses…find out how to get the look after the jump! Keep reading »
We are not down with hunting animals, but animals carrying guns kinds turn things on their head! The “Charlie’s Angels”-inspired oversized animal pendants from Ravishing Jane are guaranteed to be fun conversation starters. You have your pick of a sexy magnum-wielding pig, cat or bunny in red or black. Whichever your poison, it’s sure to hit the target. [$29.99, Etsy] Keep reading »
I’m on the borderline of sizes between plus and misses — a 14/16 that can easily fill an 18 after a Snickers bar. So, every time one of my friends takes the plunge, I have to try to squeeze into dresses that look great on all the other, thinner girls. I get to sport that skin sausage look, which, although unflattering, helps me get lucky with the single groomsmen — they look at me and can tell I’d do anything to get out of the tight dress.
For once, I’d like to wear a dress that fits me and doesn’t cause post-traumatic dress disorder. It’s not any of the brides’ faults, they are true friends. Most boutiques and designers only go up to a size 8, 10, or 12 at best. What am I supposed to do, sew two dresses together?! Or, the shops are strictly for big beautiful women and they only go from 14 up. What are those skinny girls supposed to do, cut the dress in half? Keep reading »