Women’s Wear Daily commissioned dozens of designers to sketch gowns for Michelle Obama to wear to the Inauguration Ball on Jan. 20. Every designer is dying to dress this budding style icon, but some of the proposed gowns were downright fugly. So we culled our top 10 picks and decided to leave the decision to the people. This is a democracy, after all. Keep reading »
The holidays are a great time to buy the people in your life items that add to their homes’ ambiance and convenience. For example, my mom came over for Thanksgiving and brought her turkey baster, and it was so busted that I am totally buying her a new one for Christmas. Likewise, I hope she buys me a new comfy, cozy throw for my couch, because I am cold. Right now. And don’t forget to check out everything else in our amazing Gift Guide 2008! Keep reading »
As the romance capital of the world, Paris has the authority on many sexy things. After all, they did give the world couture dresses, Catherine Deneuve, and, of course, French kissing. Here are our suggestions for getting down in the city of love.
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Our minds can’t remember everything we need them to, and we’re not middle-aged yet. Grocery lists, gift ideas, websites we want to visit, books we want to read — we’d forget them all if it weren’t for the handy notebook we carry around in our purse. Modofly creates beautiful ones decorated with gold-colored designs by a slew of different artists. And, if you feel the need to be a true individual, they’ll even make custom notebooks featuring whatever artwork you want. [from $22, Modofly]
We’re giving away five Modofly notebooks customized with The Frisky logo, but you have to work if you want them. The five best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, Dec. 5 through Thursday, Dec. 11—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Do you ever notice how conversation always turns to sex and relationships when you’re having cocktails with friends? It’s probably because your inhibitions get drowned the more you drink. Well this board game is the perfect accompaniment to cocktail convo because it tests your sex IQ and asks funny personal questions. Plus, you’ll learn a lot about your friends’ personal lives when you try to guess their answers to some really tantalizing trivia. [$14.99, Amazon.com] Keep reading »
Velvet is corduroy’s fancier cousin. A decidedly wintertime fabric, it’s soft without being slouchy. Everything made with velvet looks rich and sumptuous, so you’ll look like more than your paycheck says you’re worth when you’re put some on. Keep reading »
We’re self-proclaimed beauty junkies, so one of our favorite gifts to receive and give is a Sephora gift card. But since there’s no joy in unwrapping a gift card, we put together this list of beauty products we’re just dying to receive…Oh, and give. Plus there are some great ideas for your guy, so he’ll start caring for his lovable mug.
Okay, that’s a lie. There are wrong ways to wear a blazers. Most of the time, however, they’ll make you look a whole lot nicer without much effort. The best (and cheapest) blazers are the ones in the boys’ department. The small size means the fit is less boxy, and the sleeves will be 3/4-length on you, which is less stuffy looking.
1. Boys’ Cherokee Suiting Jacket, $34.99, Target.com (Don’t be deceived by the photo. Amelia has this and it looks divine on.)
2. Women’s Essential One-Button Blazer, $39.50, OldNavy.com
3. Claiborne Boys Poly/Wool Single Breasted Blazer, $59.50, Macys.com
4. Silence & Noise Menswear Smoking Blazer, $78, UrbanOutfitters.com
5. Check thrift shops. I own blazer #3, but I picked it up for $1.50 at Goodwill. Some 10-year-old boy had outgrown it. Keep reading »
I was flipping through New York magazine at the gym last night and was absolutely puzzled when I came across a small ad for something called “Bootie Pies.” These boots are made for wearing during the winter after you get a pedicure. The company means well. They don’t want your newly painted nails to get smushed in shoes, or for your feet to get frostbite from wearing flip-flops home from the salon. But the aesthetics just aren’t there. Basically, the boots are Uggs with a removal toe covering. They also have a zipper in the back that allows you to slip your foot in easily. It’s true that peep-toe booties are in right now, but these don’t fall into that category (and that trend is questionable anyway). Why spend $128 on ugly boots when you can just spend an extra 5 minutes at the drying station? If it snows, your Bootie Pies certainly won’t protect your tootsies. [Bootie Pies] Keep reading »
Just as most women have a list of celebrities they dream about sleeping with, we all lust after a few items that we almost certainly won’t receive, even if we weren’t the least bit naughty this year. Read The Frisky staff’s wishes below, then tell us what you’re dreaming of in the comments … Keep reading »