We have a thing for enamel jewelry at The Frisky (check out this slideshow), so we’re totally in love with this ring. The bold gold outline, abstract rose design and knuckle-to-knuckle size will definitely get you noticed. This ring is a stand-alone accessory–it should be worn with a simple timepiece and small earrings, so it doesn’t have to compete. [$24, Bebe.com] Keep reading »
Marc, I love you, but things aren’t working out. I just can’t afford your $400 tops anymore. This is why I’ve turned to Urban Outfitters lately to get my designer fashion fix.
Over the past few months, Urban Outfitters has jumped on the fashion “class for the masses” bandwagon, a phenomenon made popular by Target’s collaborations with luxury designers. This time, however, Urban is reaching out to a more indie aesthetic, commissioning cult designers like Geren Ford and Charlotte Ronson to create exclusive, secondary collections. The lines play no second fiddle to the real deal. In May, UO launched with Ford’s collection, titled Hawks, an assortment of bright pieces with a candy-coated sailor vibe.
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We recommend a lot of rad products, clothing designers, and crave-able items on The Frisky. Occasionally, however, we discover that an item was not worthy of our desire or endorsement and we want to take it back. After finally sampling a few of these goods ourselves, we’re totally not craving:
1. Sally Hansen Nail Pen: I finally tried this bad boy and discovered two things: A) A nail PEN is a really good idea and definitely makes polish application easier, but B) the actual polish colors available are heinous (I made the mistake of going for a iridescent opal which was trés old lady), they apply very thin and watery, and they dry extremely matte.
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We know you don’t want to hear it, but autumn will be here before you know it. And if you’re anything like us, the cooling weather will present you with a fashion quandary: what is light enough to wear under sunny skies, but warm enough in case there is a chill in the air? Well, this dress with its short sleeves and denim fabric is the perfect solution when you’re not sure what to expect from the weather. And it’s comfortable and affordable to boot. [$66, BuyDefinition.com] Keep reading »
Achieving that Brigette Bardot-esque “bedroom hair” look is damn tricky. I tried it once, and instead of getting sexy, sultry, I-just-rolled-out-of-bed sexpot locks, I wound up with messy, unkempt, Amy Winehouse-in-her- darkest-days hair. Not pretty, to say the least. To make sure I get it right the next time, I consulted Liam Carrey, stylist from New York’s Ted Gibson salon, for his top tips on how to get glam — not grunge — bedroom hair.
1. Consider what your hair naturally does in the morning, and use that as your inspiration.
“Bedroom hair” is soft, not particularly well-manicured hair with lots of texture and loose, tousled messiness — essentially, what you get when you just wake up, but prettier, Carrey says. After you drag your butt out of bed in the morning, look at your hair in the mirror, paying careful attention to the volume you get at the crown and the natural waves and bends it has taken on. “Creating your ‘bedroom hair’ look should be a cleaned-up, prettier version of your reflection,” he explains.
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We don’t care whether it’s a shirt worn as a dress or a shirt dress, we like it. Especially with her espadrilles. [Trender Bender] Keep reading »
You wouldn’t think an episode of A&E’s Intervention would be the place to get style inspiration, but then, there’s never been an Allison. The subject of the show’s recent “huffing” episode carried a seriously awesome bag, and we’ve found it! The tote comes in red, gunmetal, black, and camel. So now you too can emulate the style of a woman who inhales computer duster, without, you know, actually turning your brain into JELL-O. [Amazon.com] Keep reading »
A new saying is showing up all over New Orleans these days – Soul is waterproof. After 10 minutes in this unique city, you’ll see just how true that is. What keeps the city going post-Hurricane Katrina are its strong roots in family, food and music, as well as the undying belief in another famous New Orleans saying: Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll! The one thing you should know about New Orleans is this – nobody is going to let you rest until you’re over fed, a little bit tipsy and dancing down the street in the French Quarter. So, grab your dancing shoes, your fat jeans and your sense of humor and head on down to N’awlins baby. Keep reading »
We all have an abundance of random T-shirts, boxers and sweatpants. You know, stuff that you wouldn’t want to be caught dead in, but is extremely comfortable. So, it’s pretty easy to get into a style rut when it comes to lounge wear. To combat this problem, we came up with 10 picks for sexy, yet comfortable lounge wear. And we’re pretty sure you won’t be ashamed when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. Keep reading »
Last night, The Frisky’s Emily and I celebrated 15 years of Bust magazine in a circus tent packed with crafty, sassy, stylish babes and their gay boyfriends. Performances by booty beat internet icon Leslie Hall (who autographed the concert t-shirt her mom sold me), burlesque style strippers like Peekaboo Pointe, Amy Sedaris, DJ JD Samson from Le Tigre, and drag king lounge act lover Murray Hill are how these girls like to get down! The ladies of Bust are a good time — and not just because they gave away 500 vibrators to the crowd. Since 1993, they’ve also given women’s mags an irresistible edge. In a market flooded with stupid self-help tips and fashion for stick figures, they showcase women who are hip, hot, and, above all, their outrageous selves. The mag is not afraid to support the freaks and geeks that are flying in the face of traditional pre-packaged celebs. They put revolutionary people in print, without discriminating based on looks and marketing machines. They go for vigilantes with vaginas who are shaping our generation of bad ass bitches. Like their favorite women, Bust does what it wants and it really has an eye — they’ve featured cover girls like Amy Poehler, Beth Ditto, Bjork and Charlotte Gainsbourg. So, congratulations Bust! You keep the magazine rack well-rounded. Keep reading »