If you purchase a piece of clothing from Wal-Mart, beware: the retailer may be spying on you from your closet. The megastore soon plans to put radio frequency “smart tags” on all its jeans and underwear, allowing them to geo track each garment’s whereabouts. While the tags are removable, they don’t ever stop working, so Wal-Mart would at least know where you chucked your tags. Kind of creepy, huh? The measure is supposedly being employed to keep better track of inventory, but privacy critics naturally say it’s far too Big Brother-y of Wal-Mart to do such a thing. (Think about it—they could potentially know whether you’re a slob and have left your pants strewn on the floor as opposed to folding them neatly in a drawer.) Actually, they’re really more concerned that criminals will start looking at your trash to see what types of purchases you make. Keep reading »
We suppose weird, ahem, we mean original engagement rings are the thing du jour with all you “non-conformist” couples. Most of the accessories we see stay in the realm of design, but this bear tooth engagement ring is quite possibly more creepy. (The ones pictured are done in brass, but we were sure there was a real tooth version up earlier. Guess it sold out!) The inspiration behind the ring, by Etsy designer Blood Milk, is actually quite romantic. It was created out of a Grimm fairy tale in which Snow White shows kindness to a bear (who is really an imprisoned prince). After the spell is broken, the prince goes on to marry Snow White, so the ring symbolizes her love for the man even in his bear form. Which might as well just be a modern translation where the bear is played by the Joaquin Phoenixes of the world. What do you think of this animal tooth-inspired engagement ring? Too creepy? Or sweet in principle? [Etsy] Keep reading »
Posh Spice chillaxes with a big ole martini on the cover of Vogue Turkey. Think she knows that martinis are packed with calories? Best to keep that detail a secret. [Red Carpet Fashion Awards] Keep reading »
In honor of the season four premiere of “Mad Men” on Sunday, July 25th at 10/9 Central on AMC, this weekend The Frisky is re-posting a few of our favorite “Mad Men”-inspired essays.
As a redhead, I’ve often been told I resemble, well, anyone else who also happens to have red — or even reddish — hair. When I had a pixie cut, people told me all the time I looked like a young Mia Farrow from “Rosemary’s Baby,” and before that, when my hair was longer, I always got compared to Lauren Ambrose from “Six Feet Under.” About two years ago people started telling me I looked like a character on a new series called “Mad Men.” I’d never seen the show, but a friend soon emailed me a picture of Joan Holloway and wrote “Your doppelganger!” in the subject line. I had to admit — we did kind of look a little alike. Keep reading »
What sometimes controversial tell-it-like-it-is television talk show host owns a behemoth Beverly Hills mansion that includes this garish (or, some might say, opulent), funhouse-like breakfast room lined with dizzying, beveled mirrors? Find out … Keep reading »