Want to reinvent a pair of jeans, spruce up a boring old sweatshirt, or turn a tank top into a feminine t-shirt? Want to create your own one-of-a-kind bracelet or eye-catching necklace? Want to find a creative new way to organize your jewelry, or add a flirty detail to a basic scarf? To paraphrase The Beatles, “Lace Is All You Need.” Click through to check out 10 DIY projects that make the most out of a little bit of lace…
I came across the brand Show Me Your MuMu on the racks of the boutique where I work on weekends. Every time I’d check the tag of a fabulous new skirt or slouchy tunic, I kept finding the words, “SHOW ME YOUR MUMU” along with a phrase that made me really happy: “MADE IN THE GORGE USA!” A little research informed me that Show Me Your Mumu was formed by two best friends, Cammy and Cologne, who wanted to design flowy, flattering clothes for free-spirited ladies like themselves. And those tags weren’t lying: every MuMu piece is indeed made right in downtown LA. Does this translate to a slightly higher price tag than other brands who churn out their clothes in Chinese factories? Of course. But remember: you’re paying for a quality product that was made by fairly compensated workers. And if that’s not enough, the endless compliments you’ll get on your SMYM clothes will surely justify the extra bucks. Click through to check out 11 of my favorite MuMu pieces!
Usher sees your Smokey the Bear/Arby’s logo hat, Pharrell Williams, and raises you a DAVY CROCKETT FUR HAT. Ha! But, alas, as of this posting, Usher’s fur hat does not yet have its own Twitter account, so for now, Pharrell is still winning the Stupid Hat Game. But who knows who might throw their, heh, hat in the ring next … Justin Timberlake with a fireman’s helmet? Justin Bieber in an aviator cap? Stay tuned… [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
You know what’s great about LA besides Ryan Gosling and tacos and the beach and smog, J/K not that last one? You can wear this much damn white year round and no one looks at you like you’re crazy because HAHAHA it’s 76 degrees in February SUCKERS! That’s what Reese Witherspoon’s self-satisfied smirk is conveying to me right now, anyway. But luckily, Spring can’t be alllllll that far away for the rest of the country, so we can at least start planning warm-ish weather outfits now. Find out how to get this one for yourself, after the jump! Keep reading »
I know some of my fellow bibliophiles balk at the idea of cutting pages, but I have a real soft spot for book art. What I love most about these evocative sculptures by Malena Valcárcel is their suggestion that something within each book is alive. Check out more book sculptures on The Mary Sue…
The cold, dry air of this winter has been wreaking absolute havoc on my skin. I’ve been going through gallons of lotion trying to soothe my dry legs, chest, and elbows, but I’ve found many deep conditioning lotions to be too greasy, while quick-drying formulas don’t really do anything. These organic lotion bars I found on Etsy might be my Goldilocks moment: they’re made with nourishing organic oils and melt to your body temperature. Plus, they come in amazing scents like lavender chai and jasmine mint. Mmmm … my elbows are drooling already! Don’t spend too much time thinking about how that last sentence made no sense, OK? Just buy yourself a lotion bar. [$20 for set of 3, Unearth Malee]
This week marked the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo. Cake artist Michelle Wibowo commemorated the occasion in a very, ahem, sweet way, by recreating his masterpiece, “The Creation Of Adam,” using frosting, marshmallows, and sprinkles. The resulting edible artwork is breathtaking (not to mention drool-inducing), and the entire process — which took 168 hours and half a billion cake sprinkles — was documented in this time-lapse video. It’s calming and slightly hypnotic to watch her turn a pile of sprinkles into God. And now I really want a piece of cake. [YouTube via Design Taxi]
Big-busted ladies rejoice! This year’s Lingerie Fashion Week concluded with intimates for every size. Affinitas and Parfait carry hard to find bra sizes like 28D and 40K, along with flirty panties in sizes XS to XXL. Why limit yourself to full coverage bras when Affinitas’ and Parfait offer balconette and plunge-styles? Finally!
Check out this year’s supportive collection and follow The Frisky Instagram to see runway photos!
As I stated earlier in the week, when I shared my recipe for roasted chicken, potatoes and broccolini, my cast iron skillet is probably the most essential item in my kitchen. It can go straight from on the stove to in the oven and is ideal for cooking everything, from the obvious (roasted meats and vegetables) to the surprising (like brownies and pot pie). Need further convincing to buy one yourself or make use of the one you have? Click through to see just 13 recipes — from breakfast to dessert — that you can cook in a cast iron pan…