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Curly Or Straight? Tell Us Which You Prefer & Win Hair Products, Too

Decisions, decisions. We love how voluptuous and sexy curls look (a la Amy Adams, here at the New York premiere of “Julie and Julia“), but we’re also suckers for slick, straight hair. For these particular events, her hair guru, Matrix celeb stylist Mark Townsend, made the style decisions above based on the clothes and um, just a “feeling.” For the NYC event, he wanted her hair to look modern and glamorous to match her ritzy Carolina Herrera gown. “I’ve been very inspired lately by hairstyles from the ’80s with lots of volume,” he said. But for the more slick look in LA, he was inspired by “beauty shots from the ’80s that I’ve collected over the years, very Carol Alt,” he says, referring to the supermodel who reigned supreme back in the day.

We’re torn. Which do you prefer?

Oh, and P.S. We just happen to have a few bottles of the Biolage Shine Endure Spritz that Mark used on Amy laying around the office. It’s good for shine, protection and both straight and curly hair. It costs about $14 in stores, but we’re willing to part with three bottles for our favorite comments regarding woman’s greatest mystery, that very serious conundrum: curly or straight? Keep reading »

DKNY Tee for Charity

It can be a lot of work justifying new purchases when we’re totally broke and probably didn’t need that fifth tutu skirt if we’re being totally honest. So before you buy yet another black dress, consider a purchase you wouldn’t have to feel guilty about. DKNY‘s new charity tee shirt is the perfect, cute loophole in your no-shopping contract!

The simple black-and-white illustrated tee costs $65 and funds benefit one of five New York charities. Best part is that you get to pick which charity you want the money to go to. Pick one up at DKNY stores or online and bask in the glow of your new shirt and the karma points you’ll get for buying it. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

Common + Cologne = Free Concert

If you’re a big fan of Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., aka Common, and like so many chicks we know, prefer to wear men’s cologne because so much girly perfume smells like fruit and pink flowers, then listen up: To celebrate his new Diesel fragrance, the rapper is holding a private concert for his friends and celebrity fans at NYC venue Capitale, which is small enough to ensure that onlookers just might get close enough to literally smell him. But what’s a girl who’s not a close personal friend or “celebrity fan” to do? Starting August 10, the first 500 people to make a Diesel Only The Brave purchase of $117.50 or more at Macy’s in Herald Square (and other select NYC locations) will receive two general admission tickets to this exclusive concert. Normally we’re not the hugest celebrity fragrance fans around here but you might be surprised at Common’s complex combo: With top notes of lemon blossom, mandarin and coriander leaves; a heart of labdanum, black rose and lavender; and a dry down of amber, tolu and ebony woods, this stuff actually smells really good. So there. Keep reading »

Ready, Set, Prep: The Best Makeup Primers For Your Eyes, Lips, & Face

As the ultimate makeup junkie, I have a tough time saying no to a new shadow shade, lip color, or nail hue… and it certainly shows in my inability to organize it all. But now that my makeup collection has successfully taken over every drawer, zip case, surface, nook and cranny of my humble abode, I’m starting to resist the urge to buy more and more pots of colors that I’ll probably never use more than once. Instead, I’ve narrowed my focus to scouting out the newest and best priming products that can help make the most of the colors I already have for easy application, flawless appearance, and maximum smudge-free wear all day long. Continue reading Keep reading »

Nicole Richie Flaunts Her Pea In The Pod

Naturally, just because you’re about to be a mom doesn’t necessarily mean you want to look like one. But have you had a chance–or a reason for that matter–to look at the maternity clothes options out there? You’ll realize quickly that chic maternity picks are just as hard to come by as plus-sized ones can be. Then Nicole Richie got pregnant! The socialite-turned-reality-star-turned-designer/model has upped the ante for pregnant fashionistas everywhere by designing and starring as the face of her first maternity line, which will be sold at A Pea in the Pod stores. In an interview with People, the pregnant mom (her first child, Harlow, is 19 months old) said carrying a child can totally derail your style. More looks, after the jump! Keep reading »

Anorexic And Bulimic Woman Says Beauty Pageant Changed Her Life For The Better

You know those articles where a woman writes that something that’s generally considered to be shady is really friggin’ fantastic? Yeah, us Frisky ladies tend to be skeptical. Maybe being a mail-order bride really did turn out well for that woman featured in Marie Claire last month! But don’t kid yourself that you’re not an exception to the rule.

We’ve got similar “meh” feelings for the way Terri Graham, a member of More.com’s reader community, confronted her anorexia, bulimia and body dysmorphic disorder: competing in “countless” beauty pageants and strutting across the stage in a swimsuit and heels caused Graham to stop hating her body. [More.com] Keep reading »

Advances In Textiles To Produce Sweat-Proof Fabrics? Please Say Yes.

The future of fashion has nothing to do with mod space-like suits, computerized visors, or moon shoes. Instead, it will be about taking what we already have and making it 10 times better. Specifically, we’re talking about the textile industry’s recent advances in “smart fabrics,” some of which would be sweat-proof, allowing you to live in a world without pit stains (which only existed previously in movies and fashion magazines). Keep reading »

Crave: LuLu’s Friendly Lion Bracelet

If you’re going to wear fake bling, just be shameless. Like fake-jewels-and-animal-faces shameless. That’s why you need to get your paws on this Friendly Lion Bracelet. Those fake diamonds! That fake ruby! And it’s “gold!” And I bet it goes well with leopard or zebra print, too. Rrrrrrow! [$15, LuLu's] Keep reading »

1986 CHANEL-TRICkeD CUTLASS!! WOw!!! WILL NOT LAST! ACT NOW!

Option #1: Drop several thousand bones on Chanel handbag you always dreamed of. Option #2: Spend practically the same amount and get … a Chanel CAR!

We found this money 1986 custom Cutlass on the Detroit Craigslist. The owner chopped the top off and tricked her out with black and white Chanel logos on the dash, doors, and trunk. According to the post, the $4,500 car runs well and has low mileage. (We might also note that among the “keywords” in the post are “donk,” “Chevy,” and “Ashanti.”) Oh and yes, we checked: The owner verified it’s still available.

We wish we could buy it and use it as the Friskymobile, because that’s how we ride. Class. Act. [Craigslist.com] Keep reading »

Louis Vuitton Solves All Of Your Intergalactic Packing Woes

This creation makes us question which planet Louis Vuitton is living on. (Oh right … France.) It’s a space-egg-suitcase-contraption that contains all the necessities for your next trip to Mars and yes, as in the one in outer space. From the illustration, we gather that the essentials for the LV lifestyle include a lounge chair to recall your sunny St. Tropez memories, books on style and fashion, drawers in which to organize your Vuitton accessories, and dishes. Makes so much sense, right?

The description, however, is in French, so here’s our stab at a translation—roughly—after the jump… Keep reading »

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