Apparently not, says one Fashionista writer who remarks that her cheap-o H&M sunglasses offer full UV protection, whereas many of the designer brands you might drop a couple hundred on offer nothing in the way of protection. That’s something else to add to the list of expensive sunglasses caveats. Not to mention that sunglasses are among the most easily lost and broken items in your fashion arsenal. On the other hand, sunglasses can be seen as “power pieces,” and how awesome would it be to own a pair of boss vintage Dior sunnies? (Answer: very awesome.)
What about you—do you favor cheapies over pricier lenses? How much can you spend on sunglasses before the purchase becomes ridiculous? [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Willow Smith hit up her brother Jayden’s “Karate Kid” premiere with one outer ear painted a pewter color. She inherited her father Will Smith’s ears, but instead of rushing to pin them back or covering them with a lock of hair, Willow has decided to accentuate her ear with paint. As someone with an ear tattoo, I like the idea of decorating ears in non-traditional ways. [7/25/10] 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.
It was nearly 100 degrees in NYC this weekend, with a million percent humidity — seriously, it was soupy outside. So I did what any hungry genius would do on a day as hot as the devil’s balls — I made chili! This is the same recipe I made a few months ago and swore I would post (and then didn’t). My dad always made really yummy chili for us when I was growing up. This isn’t his recipe, but it’s inspired by him, as he always made a straight-up bean chili, without any meat (although you could certainly add ground beef or turkey if you’d like). Also, this time around, I made sure to wear plastic gloves when chopping the jalapenos (you can also use red chili) because chili oil is really hard to get off your skin, as I found out. Keep reading »
Picture the scenario: You’re partying with P. Diddy on his yacht, you’ve got a diamond bracelet on one hand, a glass of Cristal in the other, wearing a JWoww-designed dress and some metallic pumps. Somehow, a bulky life jacket doesn’t really figure into that equation, now does it? To solve your fears of going overboard, there’s the Bandeau Belt, an inflatable accessory that disguises a life jacket in a sleek pouch. The belt sits around your waist like a hot fanny pack (gold bling included!), but opens up to become a cute pink life preserver. So when you’re partying on your yacht, you can put your Titanic fears out of your mind, and be prepared without looking paranoid. Wait—you have a yacht? Did we mention how cute you’re looking today?
Check after the jump to see how the Bandeau Belt transforms! [Fashioning Tech] Keep reading »
With all these newfangled things like the internet, iPads, I-Dosing … we often wonder if it’s better to be a teenager now or if we would keep our adolescence in its original era. One thing to consider: the profusion of cute juniors lines. One of them we would consider shopping would be Charlotte Ronson‘s collection for JC Penney. Her fall lookbook is out, and we’re pretty keen on the sophisticated styling. It’s got a bit of a Brigitte Bardot vibe that’s more vibrant and punky. It definitely gives us some ideas for playing around with layers this coming season. Of course … we could just as well purchase some of the pieces for ourselves. We are grown-ups now and allowed to do what we want, right?
Check out some of our favorite outfits after the jump. What do you think? [Nitrolicious] Keep reading »