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I Wanna Dress Like Kelly Kapowski

Ever since the return of Zack Morris on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” the “Saved by the Bell” reminiscing hasn’t stopped. Bayside was a factory of ’90s fashion, and may be the only place where denim-on-denim will ever remain respected (sort of). With her neon scrunchies and flowered denim outfits, it-girl Kelly Kapowski influenced a generation of young girls. You can still get her hot look, which, if you’re lucky, might land you your own Zack (swoon!).

  1. Mixing florals with a graphic design gives off that funky flair. [$17.99, Charlotte Russe]
  2. This denim vest is slightly OTT, so rock it with Kapowski confidence. [$248, William Rast, RevolveClothing.com]
  3. These flower-print sneaks are scarily close to the ones we wore in ’92. [$20, Cabbage Rose, Urban Outfitters]
  4. Kelly lived in denim minis. Easy to see why when one like this would show off your hot legs. [$19.80, Forever 21]

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Stylehive’s Stylescopes Help You Beat The Heat With Cool Summer Pastels

Inspired by a friend’s shiny new pair of Jeffrey Campbell stacked heels in the most refreshing shade of mint, I got to thinking. Who says pastels are only suited for your Easter basket? We tend to associate pastels like eggy yellows and dainty pinks with the early springtime, but what’s more summery than a bowl of mint ice cream or a cloudless blue sky or the aqua tint of the ocean on a perfect day at the beach? Creamy cool tones are about as fresh as colors come and are the perfect calming, crisp alternative to obnoxious 90s neons. The stars predict warm weather ahead, so surrender to the the summer spirit and get your hands on some cool-toned pastels! For example, Leos can swap their trusty LBD for a more daring satiny spearmint number and Libras will ditch their old wayfarers for a fun pair of lavender-hued frames. Check the slideshow and see if your sign is destined to don lilac, aqua, or mint! Keep reading »

Jury Duty: Avoid Being A Courtroom Fashion Victim

Do you swear to tell the truth, avoid neon colors, and not wear sunglasses as headbands, so help you God? In a courthouse, there is a legal oath as well as a fashion oath. Few people would repeat [Michael Jackson’s pajama-clad court appearance faux pas, but many overlook the less obvious style no-no’s in a courtroom. Whether you’re in the jury box, testifying, or, heaven forbid, the defendant, there are certain rules everyone should follow in front of the (fashion) judge. Keep reading »

André Leon Talley Thinks You Look Like A “Beast” In High Heels

“Designers with an obsession for towering torture chambers, often poorly designed for the well-being of the foot, must get a reality check.

I, for one, am over the mania for the high, high heel.

Too many career women look like a herd of fashion beasts, aping one another in impractical shoes.”

Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley [Style.com] Keep reading »

Gift for Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of June 12th 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 Food & Wine Cocktails 2009. Without further adieu, the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »

Last Nights Episode Of “The Fashion Show” Had Nothing To Do With Fashion

“The Fashion Show” is supposedly about “real fashion, for real women.” I never bought the whole “real women” shtick and remained even more unconvinced after last week’s episode when all the contestants balked at the challenge of designing an outfit for a woman who weighed in at over a whopping two lbs. Whatevs, I don’t really care if the show is about “real people.” Reality TV is nothing about real people anyway. I want fabulous and disastrous fashion (in equal doses, please), snarky judges and crazy contestants. I don’t think I am asking for much, especially considering the fact that this is “The Fashion Show.” And yet, last night’s episode was oddly devoid of fashion. Sure there was fabric, but fabric clearly took a backseat to contrived drama and Kelly Rowland’s rant. Keep reading »

Etsy Find Of The Week: Creative Dexterity Jewelry

Guys: wooing a woman with diamonds is one way to go about things. But we what we really like is when you talk nerdy to us. Start your courtship with Creative Dexterity, an Etsy shop full of jewelry made from Apple keyboard pieces. Get matchy-matchy with your lappy by wearing the Computer Bling ring, a Command key flanked by pairs of cubic zirconia gems, or sport an “OMG” necklace made from letter keys. Guys can get in on the geek chic look as well with the cufflinks fashioned from circular on switches. We’d just be careful about which styles you present to your lady, as some of them can have double meanings. The necklace with an Enter button could be sexy; the ring with the esc key could send the wrong idea. [Creative Dexterity]
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Rethink: The Bean Bag Chair (No, Really!)

The last time I plopped myself down on a bean bag chair it was freshman year of college—and to give you an idea of my and my roommates decor scheme then, our other furniture consisted of a “coffee table” made from salvaged plywood and cement blocks and sorta-stained slipper chairs that a roommate talked the campus health center into giving us rather than throwing out. It wasn’t exactly the stuff of Elle Decor photo spreads. I’m thinking a lot of us don’t really think of bean bag chairs in the fondest light. Well, get ready to reconsider your decor stigma, because the 2009 version of the bean bag will shock you—Pottery Barn Kids has a go-with-everything, wide-striped bag, it’s actually an in- and outdoor chair so you can throw ‘em out in the backyard for instant seating. West Elm has it’s own very modern-looking version. And my favorite is from Serena & Lily—it’s a bit more structured, will cost you 45 bucks and could even double as an ottoman or low side table. Keep reading »

Crave: The Celestial Sexpot’s Handbook (Win One!)

Astrosexologist extraordinaire Kiki T. advises Frisky readers every Monday with her FriskyScopes, but if that isn’t enough celestial guidance for ya, she’s got a whole book! The Celestial Sexpot’s Handbook deconstructs men of every sign, telling you how to get and keep him right where you want him: in bed. [$14.99, Amazon]

We’re giving away seven copies of The Celestial Sexpot’s Handbook, but you have to work if you want your sex life to be out of this galaxy. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, June 12 through Thursday, June 18 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

David Lerner’s Leggings Aren’t For Me, But May Be For You

I often find myself judging the quality of an outfit in relation to whether or not I would wear the outfit. And since I have a simple traditional taste, I rule out a lot of great fashion-forward looks. For example: the revival of the 70s and 80s legging-as-pants look. For those of you with the legging fetish, behold [David Lerner's half-ripped, ripped, and latex leggings!] Although you will never find me in ripped or latex pants, I commend the women that pull the look off flawlessly. Imagine how self-assured you have to be to strut your stuff in shiny, skin-tight material. The leggings-as-pants wearers do not care if passerbys stare and they do not worry about what other people think. They simply live life and exude confidence. This is not to say that those of us who have a more conservative style are any less secure—we just like a different look for one reason or another. However, it is more common to dismiss a woman (as a friend, an employee, etc.) because she is wearing something eccentric rather than to accept her for it. And thus, it is important (for me) to remember that the fashion daredevils warrant the respect and approval of all fashionistas.

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