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Style On The Street: Rainy Day Chic

Spring is a lovely season, except when it rains — a regular occurrence. Our friends at Trender Bender alerted us to this lovely lady, who knows that wearing pants on a wet day means you’ll end up wearing wet pants. Platforms, however, keep you above the puddles. [Trender Bender] Keep reading »

Crave: Bare Back

Did you watch American Inventor? I didn’t. But apparently there was this genius invention on the show — a completely backless bra. The design is so simple, it’s pretty crazy nobody had thought of it before. But hooray for Elaine Cato, the inventor, because Maidenform thought it was pretty great and they started selling her Breakthrough Backless Bra last week. [Maidenform and Business Wire] Keep reading »

Woody Allen Beats Off American Apparel

American Apparel is known for perverse ads which feature their scantily dressed female employees. Although, CEO Dov Charney has already been sued by some of his former employees, he believes in equal opportunity, or so he said in a deposition tape, “I frequently drop my pants to show people my new product.” Vomit. But now someone with a little more to his name is suing American Apparel. Woody Allen, who was featured in a few ads in 2007, including a billboard in New York City, is suing the company for using his image. If you’re afraid to see Woody bent over wearing nothing but a neon g-string and some tube socks, fear not, the ad is actually just of his face — a shot of him dressed up like a Hasidic Jew from his classic romantic comedy Annie Hall. According to our friend Nachshon, who translated, the ad’s slogan reads in Yiddish, “The Holy Rebbie,” which essentially means Woody Allen is Dov Charney’s perv hero. Allen isn’t honored, and just slapped American Apparel with a $10 million dollar lawsuit. While Charney might get away with the ads by calling them “parodies”, it’s comical that someone found a way to make Woody Allen feel violated. [Ad Week]
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Crave: Good Girl Vs. Bad Girl

[Bows, $375, and Snakes, $315, at ShopBop.com. Why does it cost $60 more to be good?] Keep reading »

The Presidential (Fashion) Race

Last week, fashion writer Hadley Freeman critiqued Hillary Clinton’s wardrobe. This week, she takes on the male presidential candidates’ sartorial choices. There aren’t as many options for men, but the cut of a suit can suggest a lot.

“Look at McCain, striding around in his boxy blue suits, single button always done up to cover the paunch, ties always just that little bit too wide,” Hadley writes. “This man could not look more establishment if he went around doing secret handshakes and butt-slapping Karl Rove.” In contrast, “Obama does not feel the need for such sartorial alpha-male armor and instead shows off his slimness. This is not a man who would engage in phallus-waving drinking matches with the boys down the ranch on a Saturday night, one suspects.”

All politics aside, we love how Obama wears a more modern cut. Otherwise, he might look like a 15-year-old kid wearing his father’s suit. [The Guardian, U.K.] Keep reading »

Send NSFW Links With Care

You seriously have no idea how many Not Safe For Work stories and links we’re tempted to post on The Frisky, but don’t, for fear of getting you lovely readers in deep doo-doo with the corporate entities which cut your paychecks. But now we don’t have to! Why? According to LifeHacker, “Web site NSFW.in is a URL-shrinking web application à la TinyURL with a twist, allowing users to share Not Safe For Work (NSFW) links without fear of compromising your poor, unsuspecting friend.” When a person clicks on a NSFW.in-adapted link, they are told that the link they are about to enter is potentially dangerous for a work scenario and they have to confirm that it’s okie-dokie to continue on into smutty territory. So, the next time a “Two Girls, One Cup”-esque viral video hits the interweb and you’re dying to send it to your BFF who works at a law firm, first shrink the URL by going to NSFW.in. She’ll know to wait until she’s moved her laptop into the storage closet near the men’s restroom to click “continue”. [NSFW.in via LifeHacker] Keep reading »

Fashion Slideshow: Barely There Bralettes

Yay! Next week is National Bra Week! Here are some underwire-less ones we like. Because not everyone has enormous ta-ta’s. Click the images for mo’ info. Keep reading »

Who Wants Their Wedding Theme To Be “Tacky”?

Whoa. I’ve heard of theme parties, but never theme weddings. Our girl Erin, who’s an Editor over at Shine, posted about the increasing popularity of theme weddings and equated the trend with the prevalence of bad tattoos. But one particular link within her story caught our eye: WedThemes.com. The site has literally hundreds of tickety-tackety wedding theme ideas, from “your favorite creatures such as dolphins, doves, butterflies and other insects, birds, and fish”, to “sorcery and enchantment await your guests when they witness the wedding magic of your wizard’s wedding.” So that got me thinking about what my dream theme wedding would be, were I the type of person who would invest time and money into such a thing. Catherine said, “I would totally do a ’30s or ’40s theme wedding — not a flapper wedding, like from the ’20s, but something very retro. Or, because I have Scottish-blood, maybe I would do a Scottish wedding and wear my family tartan as my wedding dress. Can I do that? I don’t think that white is really a good color for me.” As for me, I think I would do something extraordinarily over the top, like a Marie Antoinette-themed wedding, with powdered wigs and bustles and little mini cakes. [Shine] Keep reading »

Sleep Tight Without Fearing For Your Life

Are you afraid of being attacked while you’re sleeping? Are you the wife of a gangster or sought-after criminal? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, the Quantum Sleeper is the bed for you. It’s covered in fireproof, bulletproof plating with a filtered ventilation system, see-through head cover, motion detector, microwave, refrigerator, and more. You might feel claustrophobic, but at least you’ll be safe. [QSleeper.com via MentalFloss]

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Where is Chloe Dao Now?

After each season’s finale, you only hear bits and pieces about what former Runway contestants are doing, even past winners. But pretty soon Chloe Dao is going to blow up. In the near future her designs will be sold at stores around the country, not just at Lot8 in Texas, and right now you can buy a bunch of her designs for cheap on QVC. Keep reading »

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