I am so pumped that spring weather has arrived! Shorter hemlines, lighter fabrics and happier prints, GET AT ME. Speaking of the latter, one of my favorite trends for spring is fruit. Lemons, limes, strawberries, watermelon and pineapple abound in many of the textiles being used for everything from dresses and skirts to crop tops and rompers. Seriously, looking at that striped pineapple dress in the middle is making me both hungry and sartorially inspired. Click through for more fruity fashion…
After meeting internationally-known, award-winning boudoir photographer Angelica Roberts at this year’s Lingerie Fashion Week, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pick her brain about her job and learn more about what’s involved in a boudoir shoot. What if I’m bloated from my period? Can you make me look slimmer? How do I prepare for a shoot? Angelica, whose work has been featured in “Vogue,” was happy to answer all of our burning questions about boudoir sessions— just in time for me to DO ONE! I’m super excited to work with Angelica, and I’ll obviously be writing about (and maybe if you’re lucky, sharing pictures from) my first boudoir experience on The Frisky, but until then, check out what she had to say to see if a boudoir shoot is for you. (Psst … it is!) Keep reading »
It’s been forever since I actually used a pencil (do I still remember how? Kidding! Kind of!), but after seeing this awesome set of hot pink “Clueless”-themed pencils, I’m ready to bring graphite back into my life in a big way. I actually used to have one of those feather pens that Cher uses in the movie (I used it to take my history tests in junior high), but these are way better. They’ll go perfectly with my plaid mini skirt, knee-highs, and the loqued out Jeep daddy bought me. [$8 for set of 6, The Carbon Crusader]
Cupcakes and macarons have had their day in the spotlight. I propose we elect these delightful little cakewiches — yes, I just made that up — as the latest “it” dessert. Easier to bake than a macaron and more portable than a cupcake, these treats have moved to the top of my must-bake list. Try one of these inventive recipes and report back on your favorites.
I’m suddenly majorly regretting our family’s decision to get rid of my grandma’s retro-riffic wardrobe after her passing because I just know it was full of dramatic tie-neck blouses in crazy prints and stripes. Then I really could have emulated Emma Stone’s look above, since blouses like hers are kind of hard to come by. Instead I settled on a button-up with similar vertical stripes and picked out a pair of black pumps with some special details around the toe and ankle. Topping everything off with a cropped tuxedo jacket and skinny jeans makes this graphic look even more modern. Get the look after the jump! Keep reading »
Made is a UK brand offering affordable fashion forward jewelry crafted by skilled artisans using environmentally sound materials. Rest assured, no sweatshops were utilized to create these beauties. The company offers their Kenyan artisans training, job security, and safe work environments in an effort to empower developing communities. The results are lovely pieces that will enhance your jewelry collection and daily style. Click through to see eight of our favorite pieces.
Believe it or not, saying goodbye your virgin hair is a lot like losing your actual virginity. Whether you’re getting highlights, lowlights, or a full-head dye job, altering your natural hair color for the first time, especially as a full-grown adult, can be pretty terrifying … but also exciting!
I recently decided to undergo a hair transformation myself, and while it wasn’t super drastic, it was enough of a change that I still felt all the feelings. Dirty blonde up until this time last week, I decided I wanted to lighten my locks with a full head of highlights and go blonder for the first time ever. So I did. And now I’m MUCH blonder. Believe it or not, I found that parting ways with my former hair was a lot like having sex for the first time all over again. Let me explain… Keep reading »
Karyn Washington, the founder of the site For Brown Girls and the #DarkSkinRedLip project, has died at age 22, Clutch Magazine is reporting. On the #DarkSkinRedLip website, Washington posted photographs of Black women proudly wearing red lipstick; the project came about after the rapper A$AP Rocky said that women of color can’t wear red lipstick. With her site For Brown Girls, Washington sought to fight colorism within the Black community by embracing women of all complexions. In an interview last year with Jane Thang Productions, she called herself “empowered by other strong women and girls, even those who don’t know they are inspiring.” Washington continued: “Women who are doing what they can to uplift others around them and make a difference in their community motivate me to do the same. I think it is so important for women no matter what complexion, race, or religious background to be united in making sure our voices are heard – that we are being leaders and positive role models to the younger generation.” We are sad to hear about Karyn Washington’s death and hope she knew many women looked to her as a role model. [Clutch Magazine] [Image via AliyahMonea.Wordpress.com]