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Crave: Hollywood, Mon Amour

The French have an uncanny ability to take anything and make it chic — just think about how cute they look toting loaves of bread under their armpits! On Hollywood, Mon Amour, Nouvelle Vague producer Marc Colin takes songs from ’80s movies — “Take my Breath Away” from “Top Gun,” “Don’t you Forget About Me” from “The Breakfast Club,” etc. — and has various singers record them in a way that sounds sexy but simple. After listening to Yael Naim’s rendition of “Flashdance What A Feeling,” you will never again associate that song with oversized, off-the-shoulder sweatshirts or Jennifer Beals’ fancy footwork. [$13.98, Amazon.com] Keep reading »

Slideshow: Supermodels Over 35

Nearly 40, Claudia Schiffer is lookin’ good on the cover of the April issue of Vogue and we have to admit, it’s nice to see a friendly face- not to mention an adult one. In an age where models seem to be getting younger and younger, Schiffer is part of a trend of talented women breaking through the ageist industry and proving they’re as sexy and valued as ever! As Schiffer tells Vogue, i“All of my friends are my age and we are all aging at the same time. We talk about it and moan, but it doesn’t bother me.” And we highly doubt any man could complain about this knock out! Seriously, the confidence of these sexy models, who are not teenagers anymore, are beating the odds of a highly critical, looks based business. Thanks to the women in this slideshow, true beauty is something we all can achieve at every age.

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Crave: Gap Belted Trench

No item of clothing says spring has arrived more than a trench coat. It is the rainy season after all. But a trench in a bright color like this creamy yellow means you’ll still look weather appropriate when it’s sunny. To change up the look, you can add a grosgrain ribbon belt or some brooches. [starts at $49.99, Gap.com] Keep reading »

Style Buzz: Will “The Rachel Zoe Project” Be Back?

  • TV cameras for Bravo trailed stylist-to-the-starlets Rachel Zoe at Fashion Week. Does this mean The Rachel Zoe Project is up for a second season? I’d die. D.I.E. DIE. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Vogue put a woman of color of their cover for the second time this year! First, Michelle Obama…now Beyonce on the April issue! [Jezebel]
  • Last week, European Union banned animal testing for seven different toxicity tests of cosmetics, including skin and eye irritancy. It’s also banned the import of chemicals that were tested in this way on animals. Great news for animal lovers, but it won’t go into effect until March 2013. [Nature.com]
  • Um, ew. Some poor guy in England got a tattoo as a birthday present from his girlfriend but the tat became infected and he died. That story right there will be repeated millions of times by mothers the world over, I promise you. [Telegraph]

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Warm Weather Booties Scare Us

There’s something weird going on in the fashion world right now, and as much as we like to experiment with clothes and accessories, we can’t agree with it. Strange bootie-like shoes are popping up all over the place, but they’re not boots in the traditional sense because they’re a part of or can be added to summery shoes.

I was perusing one of my favorite online shops, Creatures of Comfort, when I came upon these espadrille booties by Zucca. While I am looking for a new pair of espadrilles, you won’t see these on my feet. Don’t designers remember how hot it gets in the spring and summer? My legs would overheat if they were ensconced in thick canvas.

Similarly, we spotted something called “Bootilegs” on Trend de la Creme. These spat-like calf coverings can be added to any shoe or sandal, so they can be worn in any season! Please, for the sake of your beautiful calves, Just Say No to summer booties. Keep reading »

Hot Outta The Oven: Peppercorn-Crusted Steak

Ask any man where he wants to go for his birthday and 98% of the time* he will answer “steak house.” Ask him today, and hopefully he’d have the good sense to utter, “Steak and a blow job please,” as today, March 14, is the unofficial reverse Valentine’s Day known as “Steak & Blow Job Day.” I won’t tell you how to do the latter (that’s Dr. V’s territory), but I can handle the former. Face it, if you’re hitting up a spot a few steps up from the Red Lobster, chances are the meal will cost you a few Benjamins. As with most DIY projects, this steak dinner will save you enough greenbacks to fund a new birthday dinner outfit without compromising what it is he desires – a juicy seared steak. (*unconfirmed but highly probable statistic) Keep reading »

Style Buzz: Interview Magazine Declares Zac Efron Is The Future!

  • And it looks so bright! [Refinery 29]
  • OMG, is it prom dress time ALREADY? Modern Bride magazine has launched Project Bridesmaids, which will donate bridesmaids’ dresses and other formal gowns to teen girls for prom. Some lucky girl out there will get to wear a gown from Kelly Rutherford on Gossip Girl and Kim Raver from Lipstick Jungle. [WWD]
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Crave: CHEER! Inside The Secret World Of College Cheerleaders (Win A Copy!)

Cheerleading isn’t just pom-poms and “Go team, go” these days. Nope, it’s a rough-and-tumble sport where women routinely fly 25-feet in the air and National Championships are won and lost by hundredths of a point. That’s what we learned reading CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleading, by The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick. Fractured skulls? Steroids? Secret Societies? In cheerleading? Yeah, we had no idea either. [$12, Amazon.com]

We’re giving away seven copies of CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleading, but you have to work if you want it! The seven best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, March 13 through Thursday, March 19—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Is That Gun In Your Purse Or Are Your Just Collecting Loose Change?

I admit, there are certainly times when I’m out shopping or running errands that I feel like pulling out a gun and just totally going postal. Woman grabs the last pair of peep toe pumps just as I reach out to try them on? Bang! The cashier at the grocery store puts up a “closed” sign on her register after I wait in her line for 15 minutes? Bang! Make a special trip to Whole Foods to get my favorite organic ice cream just to discover they’re out? Bang, bang! Sprint down the stairway to catch the subway just as it’s closing its door and pulling away even though the conductor clearly saw me and could have waited five measly seconds to let me board? Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bag! But, fun as it would be to pull out this Lassey James-designed handgun-shaped coin purse and pretend to off every d-bag I come across, something tells the effect may not be quite as cathartic — or as safe — as I might like. Plus, didn’t this kind of accessory lose its edgy cool back in, like, 2006? [via Behance] Keep reading »

Style Buzz: Stop Looking In My Chanel Bag, Bitch!

  • We love clear accessories, but this Chanel bag is ridiculous. [My Fashion Life]
  • Lindsay Lohan’s self-tanner, Sevin Nyne, debuts next month and counts caramel, sugar, coconut, Chardonnay and goji berries amongst the ingredients. So if it doesn’t turn you Lilo Orange, at the very least you can expect to smell like one very weird bag of groceries. [Daily Mail]
  • Rumor has it, Vogue‘s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, actually shook hands with the vice president of PETA, who has lobbed red paint and eggs at her and her fur-wearing ways for years. Is the end of the Israel-Palestine conflict next? [NY Post]
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