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101 Things To Do With A Tainted Wedding Dress

Meet Kevin, the hilarious dude behind the blog “My Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress.” A few months ago, Kevin’s wife of 12 years left him. And when she packed up her stuff, she left something behind—her wedding dress. And so Kevin hatched a plan to come up with 101 uses for said wedding dress and document each one. So far, he’s used the dress as a grill cover, dental floss, gym towel, shoe polish rag, and dog toy. Amazingly, it’s stayed relatively intact and clean until his most recent post, when he shoved it in his car’s gas tank instead of a gas cap. (That’s what’s going on in the photo above.) Oh, but Kevin’s got many more ideas. He plans to use the dress as a dust cloth for painting, a mop, a pasta strainer, etc. By the time he gets to the 101st use, he hopes to have a book deal. Good luck, dude. [My Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress] Keep reading »

Funny New Blog: @#$% My Kids Ruined

In case you were thinking about having kids anytime soon, this new blog S**t My Kids Ruined will make you think twice. This alternative form of birth control features the worst that can happen when little hellians go on a rampage. The path of destruction left by an angry or curious child is not always so cute. It kind of makes me want to apologize to my mom and dad. You were probably right about not going to sleep with gum in my mouth. It really does always end up in your hair. First up, this lovely little Suzy Homemaker was just doing a little light baking. Secret ingredient? Baby powder. Delish! After the jump, a few more of my favorite kiddie crime scenes. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Frisky Q & A: Sassy Editor Christina Kelly Weighs In On Life, Today’s Teen Media, And Cute Bands

To us Gen X ladies, Sassy was the ultimate teen magazine. Each issue left us feeling a little cooler, because we weren’t just in the know—we were in the know. And no one was more responsible for that feeling than editor Christina Kelly. Her columns “What Now” and “Cute Band Alert” were everything a 16-year-old, flannel-wearing girl wanted or needed. Plus, she wrote the mag’s infamous Kurt and Courtney cover story. The woman was idol-worthy.

It’s been four years since her last job as Editor-in-Chief at ELLEgirl magazine. Since then, her name has been missing from mastheads. But now she has joined the blogosphere—cheers!—with Fallen Princess, a site where she discusses everything from her love of “Glee” to her thoughts on being a mom. After the jump, The Frisky sits down and asks Christina a few questions. Keep reading »

Fake Karl’s Advice For Coping With The Recession

Sure, the recession has hit us normal people hard. But no one, according to Fake Karl, has it quite as bad as the wealthy fashionistas and fashionistos out there. Karl has decided to take it upon himself to instruct the rich on “how to do things” so they can get by. Since all of us could use a refresher course on “things,” first up in Karl’s Guide To Doing Things For The Rich has a hilarious rundown on supermarkets. Here, a few basics:
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Street Style Blogs Passe; Vlogs Where It’s At


We’re not ashamed to admit that we’re full-on street style blog addicts. (Although, mainly out of jealousy of their impeccably-dressed subjects.) We’re noticing that the genre is moving to a different level after seeing real-style documentarians move to video platforms, which gives a whole new feeling to street style. We recently came across Vimeo user Jake Davis’s dreamy Test Shot videos, which offer a more poignant look at the featured person’s outfit through slow-mo close-ups and smooth beats. His short movies go beyond the aesthetics of style, and begin to talk more about the person behind the clothes, almost like a mini-narrative. Check it out! [Vimeo] Keep reading »

In Case You Care: Bee Shaffer Has A Blog, Doesn’t Have A Copy Editor

Bee Shaffer, spawn of Anna Wintour, has launched herself a blog called New York Notebook. In the About section: “Hi I’m Bee Shaffer. You might know me from gossip blogs and others, but let me tell you, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This page is where I write my thoughts and observations about life, fashion, people and other things.” Huh, that’s funny, because hasn’t Miss Shaffer been famously quoted as saying, “I really don’t want to work in fashion.”

OK, whatever, young people are allowed to change their minds any number of times in their life. (God knows we have.) And to her credit, the title “New York Notebook” is really quite catchy. However, you’d think that perhaps the daughter of one of the most famous magazine editors in the world would have learned a thing or two about copy editing (or writing in general, for that matter) before posting her prose for the world to see. Just a few glaring errors that we can’t quite get over, after the jump … Keep reading »

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