Listen, it’s not new for companies that make hair removal products and tools to focus their messaging on how “gross” body hair is, in particular on a woman. I don’t think I’ve ever met a hair removal ad that made me feel great or even neutral about my body hair. But these new ads from Veet are lame on a whole other level, as they try to make the case that somehow body hair on a woman is not normal or natural and that if you have it, you are a … wait for it … MANNNNNNNN. There are a few versions of the ad (see more after the jump) all of which basically make clear — in a lighthearted, silly way, don’t take it so seriously, you fucking hairy feminist — that even the tiniest bit of body hair, hair that has emerged since you shaved yesterday, means you look like a gross, brutish man and you should be embarrassed for anyone to see you in such a state of un-groomed nastiness. (Which is why you need Veet, duh.) Well, I have a fuckload of stubble on my legs, I do not know what’s happening with my arm pit situation, my bush will do what it wants, and none of these things have anything to do with my femininity or perceived femininity, so please shove off, Veet. [via Jezebel] Keep reading »
This week marks the year anniversary of my big move to Nashville. I can’t believe it’s already been a year. On the one hand, it feels like I’ve been here forever, and on the other, it feels like about 2 weeks has passed since we sold all our stuff and set off on our cross-country road trip. I was talking to an acquaintance at a party the other night when I stopped abruptly after referring to myself as “new in town” — “Wait,” I said, “do I still get to call myself a newbie after a year?” Answers varied, but one thing I’ve realized about relocating to a new city is that the settling-in process is less about a certain amount of time passing and more about the milestones you reach along the way. Hitting the 3-month mark in a new zip code is decidedly less exciting than finally tracking down a new hairstylist you trust with your highlights, for example. Here are 10 signs that you’ve finally settled in to your new home: Keep reading »
If you haven’t already, ease into spring with a pair of relaxed fit pants in a cool, abstract print. I know what you’re thinking. But Sophie, they look like pajama bottoms. ’Tis true, but think of the pajama-like comfort! What’s not to love? Try pairing these printed pants with a short structured jacket and heels. If you aren’t ready to shell out the big bucks on this trend, try the Olive & Oak version on sale at T.J. Maxx for $19.99.
Out of all the gorgeous gowns I saw on the red carpet and on stage at last night’s ACM Awards, the Kristian Aadnevik corset dress Shakira wore to perform “Medicine” with Blake Shelton was my absolute favorite. My reaction to it was a combination of “Oh my God she looks amazing,” and “Oh my God I want to be wearing that right now!” And while most of us don’t have that many opportunities to wear a skimpy corset dress in real life, we can definitely make some opportunities to wear the lacy red lingerie that inspired it. Click through to check out a few fabulous slips, bras, and corsets to bring a little sexy Shakira style into your bedroom (or under your work clothes, if you’re feeling particularly daring!)…
You could basically put anything inside a tortilla, top it with sour cream and Tapatio, and I would eat it. And melted cheese inside? Girl. Hence my love for quesadillas, which can be stuffed with just about anything, including healthy crap for you kale and squash nuts. Here are 10 quesadilla recipes that will appeal to just about everyone.
Vincent Kartheiser, who plays “Mad Men”‘s smarmy Pete Campbell, showed up the show’s season seven premiere with an interesting new look. Talk about committing to his craft! I’m assuming, of course, that Vincent shaved a receding hairline into his scalp (which appears to be growing out) for a role — perhaps Pete is starting to lose his hair? Maybe Vincent is playing a Hare Krishna in an upcoming film? I don’t know, but I am mesmerized. [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
When I found these elegant Kate Spade shorts, I couldn’t help but swoon. Imagine sipping champagne on a yacht in these bottoms, as your tan legs stretch out lazily… OK, so that isn’t quite my life, but a girl can dream. However, I will opt to wear the more affordable MinkPink version the next time I do a beer tasting on Manhattan By Sail’s clipper.
Taylor Swift went and got herself a cool bobbed haircut with swoopy bangs and all of the sudden she’s my style muse. Maybe it’s just that her cool new cut is making me take notice of her and thus her fashion choices of late, but whatever, I am seriously coveting everything Taylor has been wearing lately. Whether she’s in head to toe black or working a touch of oxblood, lil’ Swift always looks pulled together without trying too hard. Click through for just some of the outfits she’s worn over the last week or so…
There are probably, oh, 20 days out of the year where I’d wake up and think to myself, Amelia, I think you could pull of the denim jumpsuit today. In fact, I think you should pair it with kinda crazy heels and a striped cardigan and you will look FLY. (I speak to myself in the third person on those days as well.) I imagine that Jamie Chung wakes up and has the confidence to pull off this look on more days than that. But regardless of how often the urge to wear a denim jumpsuit with a grandpa cardigan and greyish pointy toed booties/pumps hits you, you need to be prepared. Get the look after the jump! Keep reading »
As I have mentioned a million times lately, I reallllllly miss California and am contemplating a move to Los Angeles. (Don’t worry, I’m not bailing on The Frisky — I could do my job from a yurt in the jungle, so long as there’s wifi.) Mostly I’d be going for the sunshine, the more affordable rent, the medical marijuana, the beaches and the tacos, but I also have a deep desire to dress exactly like Jenna Dewan-Tatum, above, at least 300 days out of the year. Stripes, army green skinny cargos, cool shades and flat sandals are my JAM. Get the look yourself (though, depending on where you live, you probably can’t wear this outfit every day) with the pieces listed after the jump!
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