Big hats are often placed in the little-old-British-lady-at-a-garden-party category. Not anymore! They are the chicest chapeau to wear if you want to look properly polished while making a serious style statement. If you are bold enough to wear one, that is. Be warned—these wide-brimmed, bright-colored and flowered-covered numbers are not for wallflowers. Here’s a few things to keep in mind:
First, big hats with wide brims are a great way to enforce a personal bubble. Just make sure you don’t accidentally knock someone over every time you turn around. Second, keep the rest of your look simple. Think solid colors dresses with classic lines and a subtly detailed clutch. Fabulous hats are a whole lot o’ look on their own. Pairing a hat with a clean and fresh outfit is an easy way to be fashion forward rather than costume-y. Last but not least, wear it as if you just made it big at the Kentucky Derby. You will certainly look like you did! Keep reading »
Uh, we don’t know what’s going on in your neck of the woods, but here in NYC the weather gods have decided to piss on our summer fun. Literally. It’s like living in London, except without all the fun double-decker buses and tea times. We’re not getting to the beach anytime soon and we’d cry ourselves a river over it were it not for these products that at least let us pretend that we’ve been happily bopping around the beach. Put the wavy surfer-girl look back into your locks with these aids. Apply to damp hair, scrunch with your fingers, and allow your hair to dry naturally. If you’re in a hurry, use a blow dryer with a diffuser, blowing hot air up into your locks.
- John Master’s Sea Mist is organic, using real sea salt in the mixture to get an authentic texture. [$15.95, Vashonorganics.com]
- Kusco-Murphy Beach Hair gained fame for its use on Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. Bamboo and other natural ingredients work to produce volume, texture, and strength. [$35, Bigelowchemists.com]
- John Frieda’s Beach Blonde Ocean Waves spray is tough to find, which is a shame, because it’s one of the best products out there. The super strong texturizer uses sea water and oil for a feel that’s pretty darn close to the real thing. [$69, Stuff4beauty.com]
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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, seven winners will receive The Celestial Sexpot’s Handbook. Without further adieu, the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »
It’s hot. It’s sunny, and you have a job interview. You must look savvy, chic and like the job candidate any company would be so lucky to have. But you don’t want to sweat through your three-season suit you rely on through the fall, winter and spring. Solution? Something crisp, airy and modern, like the Banana Republic collarless linen jacket paired with their white cotton-blend sheath dress. You’ll be comfortable and look totally put together. Shoes are a tough act, because most sandals are too casual. To avoid any possible offense, either stick with a classic pump or a peep-toe heel like this DAVIS by Ruthie Davis patio peep toe hidden platform pump. Check out the slideshow for more great summer job interview pieces! Keep reading »
Aretha may have crooned about a chain of fools, but she probably didn’t consider what a love fool one would become after seeing Vivier’s chain-print tote bags. Made from French linen and hemp handles, each purse features a printed navy chainlink design, a thoughtful detail that transforms the concept of totes from casual to chic. There are three styles to best suit your needs: a purse-like zip bag, a foldover messenger, or a simple market tote. In the market for something less summery? We’re crushing on the rest of the Vivier collection, which includes affordable and roomy teal suede carry-alls, functional laptop bags, and clutches crafted from special leather remnants which are made to resemble old-fashioned bank bags. Whichever you pick, you’re sure to find the missing link in your wardrobe. [$80 and up, SeeVivier.com]
We’re giving away one Vivier French Linen Zip Sac, but you have to work if you want to win. The best commenter for this coming week—from today, Friday, June 19 through Thursday, June 25—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules.
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Hipsters would call these concept bindis “art.” We would call them “ugly.” To begin with, we’re pretty sure the whole bindi/sari/Gwen Stefani thing happened in 1999 and stayed there. Second, how exactly, do you expect to be taken seriously when you have hair, cloth, or stones stuck to your face? The sets of body stickers by Face are each one of a kind, organized by themes, some of which are translatable like the Hot Topic set with a plaid circle and a glass bead with a fishnet pattern. Others, like the Space Bindi set are more esoteric with a half circle attached to yellow feathers and a tan teardrop. For the truly desperate attention-seekers, there’s also a set of reflective eyebrow stickers. Different? Yeah, you could say that. [$48, Face, Newhighmart.com] Keep reading »
There’s lots of literary esteem to be held for classic coming-of-age stories like Little Women or Jane Eyre. And while The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High may not qualify for a place in the cannon of American literature, there’s no denying the iconic impact of the YA series you grew up with. If you feel like you’ve outgrown those paperbacks of yesteryear, consider these picks, some old, some new, that are surprisingly grown up. Keep reading »
Someone get Juno off her hamburger phone! A hamburger purse with all the fixings is what the cool kids are wearing these days. But just in case the Whopper is not your junk food of choice, Garudio Studiage in the U.K. also sells savory chicken leg and hot dog handbags, each with a zipper and long chain. Maybe don’t wear any of them around the dog, though. [Garudio Studiage, $46] Keep reading »
MTV’s new “TRL”-esque show, “The Alexa Chung Show,” started this week and its VJ’s style has already caught our eye. Good thing, then, that MTV.com will be detailing just what Alexa wore every episode online, with links to where the exact and similar items can be purchased. And look! She’s even rocking Catherine’s favorite nail polish shade — jade green! [MTV: Buzzworthy] Keep reading »