Stumped for a gift for your guy that isn’t GTA4 or the latest 10-blade razor? Have no fear! The Frisky has teamed up with Thrillist to bring you the top guy stuff that doesn’t suck—like this book of cringe-worthy celebrity vinyl! You can thank us after your BF is done thanking you.
Books: Celebrity Vinyl
A case study in unintentional hilarity, this coffee-table hardcover chronicles 3+ decades of famous people who paid people to tell them they sang well. Highlights: a yellow-sweatshirted Scott Baio’s self-titled debut, the Fat Boys/Fridge Perry collab, 5 discs with Travolta in various states of undress, and Terry Bradshaw’s closing track “He’s The Man I’m Looking For” (Lynn Swann? Jimmy Johnson? Oh, the many men of Terry Bradshaw.). Check out some of the covers at MarkBattyPublisher.com and pick up the awful at Amazon.com. Keep reading »
Posters with inspirational photos and quotes about “success” and “teamwork” don’t make us want to work any harder. No, they just make us think “Who designed this ugly poster?” and “Can’t my dentist hang something more attractive in his waiting room?” Yes, some of us need art that features more direct encouragement (and looks prettier), which is why we’re planning to hang the one that says “Get Your Sh*t Together” in our office. [$40 for 4 or $12 each, OrangeBeautiful on Etsy] Keep reading »
Summertime is all about summer lovin’. How do you go get you some? By getting out of town. Here’s how we get frisky on vacation.
1. Destination Comfortable Make sure your partner is into the vacation. Don’t drag your date to someplace they’d complain about, like taking a meat and potatoes guy to a vegan spa. You both want to be at ease, so you’ll be easy. Keep reading »
There’s some stiff competition, but the sluttiest Barbie of all time has just come out: Black Canary. It’s based on the comic book character and conservative Christian groups are pissed because the kids brand doll has been (even more) tricked out in this outfit — a vinyl teddy and knee high boots with fishnets. Does Barbie like it rough? Now, we’re not sure who the market for this S&M Barbie is, but it looks just like Cher from the “If I Could Turn Back Time” video. Patent vinyl is clearly a timeless fashion classic. [Dlisted]
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The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue revealed the 10 finalists for the fifth annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund initiative, which helps emerging designers with financial support and business mentoring. And the finalists are… (drumroll, please) Keep reading »
Wearing parrot-print dresses is cool. Smoking is not. This message provided by me and the Surgeon General. [Trender Bender] Keep reading »
I must admit, I find off-the-shoulder tops a little tricky, as you have to make the choice — bra or no bra? I can safely go with no bra, because I don’t have much in the jumblies department, but larger busted girls either have to go the strapless route (HATE) or embrace having the straps show. The later is why I love this top — the muted charcoal color means that a bra in a bright fun color would almost be like an extra little accessory, rather than a “Oh, oops, look that chick’s BRA is showing”-embarrassment moment. [$75, Jarbo @ Saks Fifth Avenue] Keep reading »
Boston may no longer be the Hub of the Universe, but there’s a lot to offer everyone. Whether you’re into the outdoors or prefer your fun indoors, like it upscale or getting’ down and dirty, Boston has it all. Keep reading »
Lord knows your purse is filled with unnecessary items (oh what, like you think you really do need to carry around those two extra sweaters?). That said, it might be time to think about expansion. If you’re at least going to stuff your sack with extras, you might as well think about upgrading to a tote (or, if you’re die-hard), adding one to your load. Get the most use out of them now by lugging around your summer beach accessories in these friendly and affordable choices. Cute? Totes. Keep reading »
Bangs are cute and all, but they make wearing hats rather difficult. If you push them back into the hat, then you can’t take the hat off since your hair will be stuck in an awkward style, but if you leave them down, the bangs get plastered onto your forehead. That’s why someone invented the Bang-Go. This combination visor-hat allows your bangs to remain styled while shading your eyes from the sun. Too bad we’re more interested in form than function. [Bang-Go.com via The Fashion Police] Keep reading »