Why have hotels stopped stocking their rooms with little sewing kits? We were recently staying in one that actually charged guests for a few measly pieces of thread and a needle. That’s why it’s good to be prepared for the worst. This travel thread kit actually has eight strands of thread in 21 different colors — that’s 168 pieces of thread. So feel free to tear a shirt, lose a button, or rip a crotch. [$10, Kiosk] Keep reading »
This weekend the Sundance Channel screened the 1976 documentary Grey Gardens, the story of Jackie O’s kooky aunt and cousin living in squalor in the Hamptons, but our cable was acting really wonky so we didn’t get to enjoy it. That made us think, “Why in God’s name don’t we OWN this movie anyway?” Luckily, Amazon has an amazing double-disc box set available, so that no rainstorm and undependable cable provider can ever stand between us and Little Edie and Big Edie again! [$39.99, Amazon.com] Keep reading »
In case the new 90210 and Whitney Houston’s song “Like I Never Left” didn’t already clue you in, we have a shocker — the ’90s are BACK. Now that the ’80s are over for the second time around, it’s time for the 1990′s to finally have a resurgence. I, for one, am pleased. The ’90s were my decade and the comeback of comfy grunge style makes me very very very happy. After the jump, 10 modernized takes on ’90s style. There will be flannel. Keep reading »
In the famous Ronson family, Mark’s got the music, Sam’s got the nightlife, and Charlotte, well, she got the style. From head to high-heeled wedges, her simple and sophisticated glamor make femininity seem as easy as sliding into a onesie. You know a girl’s got talent when she can turn booty shorts into a chic ensemble! And she’s done just that with the blue and white striped romper from her Summer ‘08 Collection. It’s the perfect cotton outdoor activity outfit with those little something extras — the back tie, ballet rouched halter neckline, and button pocket details. Just like her siblings, Charlotte doesn’t miss a beat. She makes us wanna romp up the volume! [$106.40, ShopBop.com]
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On Friday, we were perplexed when we came across two product listings on JCrew.com accompanied by photos of Rolex watches. Now that the product information has been updated, it seems that J.Crew is indeed selling luxury timepieces, or at least they will be shortly. While you still can’t add the watches to your shopping bag, both watches‘ descriptions indicate that they’re vintage 14k gold shell models “hand-picked exclusively for J.Crew.” Now, do you think they’ll ever go on sale? A girl can dream. Keep reading »
Kid Robot, proprietor of limited edition figurines from Hong Kong to Heatherette, will be launching its own line of street wear this August. Inspired by the kooky collectibles, their rainbow leaf, polka dot, and robot prints are uniquely fun, yet still so wearable. Cool and colorful hoodies, dresses, jewelry, tees and ties are guaranteed to turn you into on of the brand’s bright plastic toys. We can’t wait to look like a smokin’ Smorkin Labbit! [Nylon]
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Stumped for a gift for your guy that isn’t a 3G iPhone 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 a friggin’ Jacuzzi made by La-Z-Boy! You can thank us after your BF is done thanking you.
Chillin’: La-Z-Boy Spa
The Boy’s brand-new offering brings recliner comfort to hot tubs via up to 7 “Comfort Rest” ergonomic seats w/ soft headrests, 76 hydrotherapy jets, built-in aromatherapy, a TV, an H20-proof stereo w/ retractable speakers, and a floating remote to control it all. Also, the bottom smells exactly like strawberries. Seriously, try it. Eye the beauties up, and find a local dealer on the “Contact Us” page, at LaZBoySpas.com. Keep reading »
The triumvirate of teen queen movies: Pretty In Pink, Mean Girls, and Clueless — are all getting remade into Broadway musicals. Sike! Although we’re sure some of the score will be watered down into electronic bleeps, they’re actually turning the dramas into full on games. Paramount Pictures, who owns all the movies, is creating digital downloads and low-cost “casual” ones for consoles like Wii, Playstation, and eventually Nintendo DS. Finally girl gamers will have some video games all to ourselves, without our boyfriends trying to swoop in and beat our high score! Read on for more details… Keep reading »
When he wakes up next to you tomorrow morning, you don’t want his first reaction to be “Damn! Who the hell let Alice Cooper into my bedroom?”. To emerge looking fresh as a daisy (even if you feel anything but) the morning after, pack your purse with these touch-up essentials. In no time flat, you’ll transform yourself from strung-out Kate Moss to her glowier, dewier alter-ego.
1. Sephora’s Pretty Minty
Banish dragon breath with these teeny tiny yet totally powerful (and sugar-free) breath fresheners. They’re housed in a cute little tin whose lid conceals a mirror, preventing you from having to go all MacGyver in order to get a peek at your much-improved reflection. [$2, Sephora] Keep reading »
While perusing JCrew.com this morning, searching for something amazing and preferably on sale, I happened to click on the jewelry section. Scrolling through it, I saw beaded necklaces, pearl earrings, and then, what’s this, two Rolex watches? Now, the product details are lacking — instead of a product name and description, it says, “Product Short Desc — Please update at the product level,” but unless someone at the company is playing a joke by putting up photos of gold Rolexes with price tags of $4,500 and $5,200, J. Crew has gotten into the luxury timepiece game. Now, will someone give me a J. Crew gift card for $5,000? With it, I could either buy the watch to the left, or 900 pairs of these pearl earrings, which just don’t quite compare. Keep reading for a screenshot of the Rolex on JCrew.com… Keep reading »