Unless you are some sort of superhuman, summer inevitably brings on the butt sweats, and, um, sweat in other private areas. This extra moisture can cause inner thigh irritation if you’re doing a good amount of walking in a skirt or dress. One way to avoid this super uncomfortable rash would be to wear shorts under your skirt (or just not wear skirts?), or you could safeguard against chafing with an anti-chafing gel. Our pick: Monistat’s Anti-Chafing Powder-Gel, which is non-greasy (meaning it won’t damage your clothes) and guards against wetness (ew, sorry, we know that sounds dirty). If you’ve already hit Chafe City, try a diaper cream (no, really) to relieve irritation in a snap. Mustela’s Vitamin Barrier Cream has an incredibly rich texture to soothe and reduce redness. [Mustela Vitamin Barrier Cream, $9, Sephora; Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel, $7.99, Drugstore.com] Keep reading »
Animal rights activists are currently hating on Elle Macpherson because she admitted to using rhino horn powder as a beauty treatment. Talk about weird beauty products people eat (collagen coffee, anyone?), the supermodel engages in a rare practice of ingesting ground-up rhinoceros horn, which, she says, tastes like “crushed bone and fungus in a capsule.” Besides the ick factor, rhino powder is illegal because the animals are an endangered species and on the no-poach list. Macpherson’s admission is pretty careless considering she’s previously been engaged in animal rights causes and projects. So, what gives, Elle? [New York Daily News] Keep reading »
Even the housewives on Bravo never looked this good while performing their mundane tasks, but Stefano Gabbana maintains that the down-to-earth quality of the ordinary woman was the inspiration for the fall Dolce & Gabbana ads featuring Madonna. The images, which were shot by Steven Klein in Harlem, were inspired by the Italian classic film “Mamma Roma” and continue the story of Madonna’s spring ads with the fashion house. “We wanted to continue pushing our current message that shows fashion’s more human nature and our heritage. This is yet another tassel of that mosaic,” said Gabbana. “We believe the campaign is comforting and that people will somehow identify themselves in the images, which again display a more human and approachable side of Madonna,” he added. In the ads, Madonna has a strange moment with a baby, wrangles some chickens, has a skirt hemmed, and goes grocery shopping — all while looking quite extraordinary thanks to the power of designer fashions, great photography, and Photoshop. More photos after the jump. [WWD, Absolument Madonna] Keep reading »
Hi Frisky readers! Fun fact about me—I love to make and eat food! Now, if Kelly Bensimon were to meet me, I’m sure she’d emphasize in her psychotic way that I am a cook not a chef, and I would agree. That being said, I think I manage to whip up some tasty things in my tiny New York kitchen, so when the mood strikes (I’m aiming for every week) I’m going to introduce you to an easy recipe I’m currently loving.
I am from California, which means that you could basically put anything in a tortilla and I would eat it. Mexican-influenced food is my mother-effing jam and there is nothing I love more than a breakfast taco or burrito. A place near my apartment has an amaaaaazing breakfast burrito for brunch on either Saturday or Sunday — whichever day it’s not available, I’m left to fend for myself, which is how I came up with this super simple I’m-almost-embarrassed-to-publish-it recipe for breakfast tacos. I’m not embarrassed to post this recipe because chances are, you probably are in a bit of breakfast/brunch rut and trading in your usual omelet or Eggo waffles for Mexican breakfast is a sure way to start your weekend off right.
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The best part of this cat in curlers is that the kitty stylist took the time to bobby pin her ear hair. [Charlie Le Mindu] Keep reading »