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Balenciaga Vs. YSL? Two Similar Pairs Face Off

Here’s a look at one of the accessories from Balenciaga’s highly-anticipated Fall 2009 collection, a super sexy pump that features a cagey, mesh detail and bow tie closure. Yet something about it is strangely (or not?) reminiscent of YSL’s hugely popular cage strappy sandals. Both have a similar structure and feature ribbons around the ankles. Is it just us, or do you see the similarities, too? And if so, is it okay for another designer to steal draw inspiration from another? You tell me. [Highsnobette.com, Net-a-porter.com] Keep reading »

Flutter Away With Butterfly Prints For Summer!

They call it the “butterfly effect”– the theory that a butterfly can flap its wings in Chile to create a windstorm in Central Park (not to be taken literally, of course). Regardless of the power the butterfly’s wings have, it’s obvious that they’re a trend to watch out for! Names like Diane von Furstenberg and Juicy Couture have embraced the butterfly, so it’s no wonder these beautiful creatures have translated well into clothing and accessories. Consider it a happy medium between ultra-feminine floral prints and sultry animal prints. You can go small and subtle with a butterfly print scarf or go big with a skirt that looks like butterflies are resting on top! Remember, with all printed apparel, it’s best to keep accessories simple. This summer, stand out from the crowd of floral prints and reach for the butterflies instead! Take a look at the slideshow for a selection of butterfly prints. Keep reading »

Angelina Jolie’s Skincare Secret Involves Needles!

Some are inclined to think that Angelina Jolie possesses some kind of superhuman powers because no one manages to look that good with such a non-stop schedule. Most of us normals know that most life issues show up on our faces first, whether we’re tired, eating poorly or just plain stressed. So, how does she get the glow? Turns out Angie is allegedly into a bizarre (what else is new?) treatment called derma rolling that involves taking a roller of teeny needles to your face to make small punctures all over your skin. Not surprisingly, derma roller manufacturer, Environ, claims miracle results. The theory is that puncturing the skin stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that make your skin look smoother and more youthful. It’s also a way to help products to penetrate pores more deeply: “The principle of the Cosmetic Roll-Cit™ is that the ‘micro-needles’ puncture the horny [huh, huh] layer of the epidermis, which is the main obstruction to penetration of active ingredients,” explains Environ’s website. The LA Times describes it as akin to “aerating your lawn when fertilizing.” Other supposed benefits include improving acne and scarring. Keep reading »

You’re Beautiful Just The Way You Are, Says The Magazine Stand

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with lady mags, but art activist Lillian Hsu stands defiantly in the “anti-” camp. She’s flinging spitballs at the glossies that exist to tell you to count calories with magazine-sized posters that read “Beautiful Just The Way You Are.” She’s suggesting other activists print out her posters and leave a couple amidst the magazines at bookstores, supermarkets, libraries, and waiting rooms. That’s quite cool! [BJTWYA] Keep reading »

Style Buzz: Top Models On the Cheap

  • Models walked for 50 euros instead of their usual 1,300 or more fee at the Christian Lacroix couture show. A rather sweet show of solidarity with the struggling designer, don’t you think? [Imaginary Socialite]
  • Lindsay Lohan and Christina Aguilera are slotted for cameo spots on upcoming episodes of “Project Runway.” This totally makes sense given how classy and fashionable those two always are. [The Mirror]
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Gift for Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of July 10th 2009

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 Cathy’s a little something special. This week, five winners will receive a Wonderbar. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: How To Really Work A Red Carpet

Phyliss Navidad, Barry Morse, and Eric Mueller hit up the Outfest 2009 27th Annual Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’s opening night gala film “LA MISSION.” [7/9/09] Keep reading »

Crave: Bristols 6 Hem Tape For Denim (Win One!)

Don’t have time to go to the tailor? Can’t afford to buy one pair of jeans for flats and another for heels? Hem Tape to the rescue! It’s very strong double-sided tape that will instantly hem long jeans. Now we can stop using duct tape and staples, and still wear those jeans meant for a supermodel legs the day after we purchase them. [$12, Bristols 6]

We’re giving away five Hem Tapes For Denim, but you have to work if you want to feel refreshed whenever you want. The five best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, July 10 through Thursday, July 16—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

What To Do When Your Heel Breaks And You’re, Well, Screwed

In the hopes of avoiding lawsuits and the wrath of women everywhere, Charles David just recalled 3,200 pairs of shoes for potentially faulty heels. And thank god, because we’ve all been there: You’re walking down the street, stairs, whatever, in your heels and feeling kind of like the s**t when all of a sudden one of those bad boys snaps right off and swaggering turns quickly into stumbling with a side of crashing and burning. Rarely do we see it coming, it’s pretty much always horrifying, and sometimes you even get a sprained ankle as an added bonus. In short, few things are more sartorially infuriating than a broken heel. [WWD]

But as some famous guy somewhere must have once said, it’s not the tragedy so much as how you deal with it that speaks volumes about you as a person. We think the best way to handle the ruined shoe, street-dirtied outfit and shame combo is to laugh it off like a pro and totter back home for a change of footwear. But we’ve heard from a few victims of the heel horror who dealt with it a little differently. True tales of mortification and redemption after the jump, (and feel free to share your own in the comments)!

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How Do You Like To Waste Your Time?

Next time you find yourself standing in front of your closet agonizing over what to wear, consider this: Your towel-clad wardrobe rifling may cost you nearly a year of your life. That’s right, the average woman spends 287 days looking through her wardrobe and considering which outfit to wear. [Telegraph]

Hearing that we’ll have semi-wasted nearly a year on wardrobe selection by the time we’re too old to care came as a bit of a shock. (Kind of like the day we realized that eating half a bag of cookie crumbs is basically the same thing as eating half a bag of cookies.) Though we all recognize that the half hour each morning, wardrobe obsessing before a date and endless thought about what to wear to a meeting with the boss has got to add up, we never really considered that it could amount to so damn much. The whole thing kind of got us thinking about all the other ways we habitually waste minutes and even years of our lives. Check out our top time sucks after the jump…

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