Posts tagged "frisky q and a"

Frisky Q&A: Joyce Maynard, Author Of Labor Day & Kate Winslet’s Personal Pie Instructor

Seeing your novel be made into a mainstream film is one thing. But teaching two of Hollywood’s biggest stars how to bake your mother’s pie recipe? Joyce Maynard has the life.

Maynard is the author of Labor Day, a novel about an agoraphobic, fragile single mom  who is brought out of her shell…

Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Emily Matchar, Author of Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing The New Domesticity

One upon a time, the phrase “domestic diva” referred to Martha Stewart and stereotypes of 1950’s housewives. But you may have noticed recently that all your friends are knitting and growing their own kale. Your cousin is raising chickens in her backyard. Your mom is making her own pickles and selling them on Etsy. And…

Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Teen Designer Talia Castellano Is Fighting Cancer With Fashion

Tania Castellano was seven-years-old when she was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, an aggressive cancer of the nervous system. Despite the diagnosis — and the harrowing treatments — Talia pressed on with the business of living. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, Talia reveled in her favorite activity — playing with makeup — and created a thriving YouTube…

Julie Gerstein / May 23, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Tyler Marcum, The Man Behind The “I’m Getting Older 2″ Video, Talks Unicorn Masks, Beyonce & The Importance Of Dancing In Your Underwear

Tyler Marcum will heretofore be known as the man who made a “sensible mashup” of himself dancing to “Landslide” in his underwear at age 20 and again at age 30. The moment I saw his “I’m Getting Older 2″ video, I knew two things: 1) that we needed to be friends and 2) that he…

Ami Angelowicz / May 22, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Author Elizabeth Cline Talks Rana Plaza, Sustainable Style & Our Addiction To Fast Fashion

In the weeks since the horrific collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory — and subsequent deaths of more than a thousand factory workers — we’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a conscientious consumer. As Americans, we’re privy to more and cheaper goods than ever before — and as globalizatio…

Julie Gerstein / May 20, 2013

Frisky Q&A: “It’s A Disaster” Star Julia Stiles Loves Spanish Judge Judy, But Hates Brunch

Looking over Julia Stiles’ IMDB page is a reminder she’s more than just the woman we know and love from “10 Things I Hate About You.” Yeah, that movie was my everything during high school and college. But she’s had a looooong career doing different movies and TV. Whether you fell for her in “Dexter,” “Silver…

Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Authors Jennifer Armstrong & Heather Wood Rudulph Discuss “Sexy Feminism”

It’s no big secret that one of the many battles the feminist movement fights against is its own poor PR. Many see feminism as the other “F-word” due to  stereotypes that paint feminists as mean harpies with no sense of humor who hate men, makeup, bras, and shaving their legs. Despite the majority of feminist…

Avital Norman Nathman / March 15, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Patti Stanger From “Millionaire Matchmaker” On Facebook, Rom-Coms And Feminism

I’ve always been a little afraid of “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger — not because I think she’ll yell at me and tell me I am doing everything wrong in my relationships (I am. That’s fair), but I am afraid that if I actually took her advice I could possibly live happily ever after (which my…

Jo Piazza / December 11, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Kiara Belen, Runner-Up On “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 19

She wants to be on top! Kiara Belen placed runner-up on Cycle 19 of “America’s Next Top Model,” the college edition. The gorgeous, statuesque former UC Irvine basketball player lost to cornsilk-blonde Laura James, the daughter of “Dynasty” actor John James, in an extremely close final panel. But as pained as I felt watching Kiara…

Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Songstress Anya Marina

Fans of “Grey’s Anatomy” have long been captivated with the pixie-voiced Anya Marina, whose  song “Miss Halfway” wowed everyone on the show’s very first soundtrack. In the past seven years, Anya’s relatable lyrics have been featured everyone from “Twilight: New Moon” to “The Real World” to “How I Met Your Mother.” Oh, and if you’re…

The Frisky / February 13, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Lionel Shriver, Author Of “We Need To Talk About Kevin”

One of the best perks of being a blogger is the opportunity to interview people who admire. Interviewing the author Lionel Shriver, whose Orange prize-winning novel We Need To Talk About Kevin — the film starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller, that is currently in theaters — was one of the best experience…

Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Kate Monro, Author Of “The First Time: True Tales Of Virginity Lost & Found”

When a friend introduced me to the author Kate Monro over email, explaining she’d just published a book filled with virginity loss stories, I knew that I would love it, sight unseen. The First Time: True Tales Of Virginity Lost And Found (Including My Own) totally delivered! Monro, who used to work for the band…

Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2011

Frisky Q&A: Tiffany Talks About Her New Tour And Her Lingering Fondness For Jean Jackets

I was already convinced that the coolest of girls had red hair, thanks to Pippi Longstocking. But then Tiffany exploded on the scene in 1987 with her monster hit, “I Think We’re Alone Now.” Tiffany was one of the first CDs I ever purchased and I listened to it on repeat for hours at a…

Frisky Q&A: Dr. Peggy Drexler, Author Of “Our Fathers, Ourselves” About Women And Their Dads

Confession: I’m a bit of a daddy’s girl. My dad has always made me feel protected and loved, even if he hasn’t always verbalized it the way my mom does. In the back of my mind, I’m always comparing how well the men I date treat me with how well my father treats me.

Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2011

Frisky Exclusive Q&A: Levi’s Responds To Controversy Over Their Curve ID Jeans

If you have opened a magazine or looked at a billboard anytime in the past few months, you have heard of Levi’s new Curve ID jeans. Last summer, Levi’s launched a new fit system for their denim based on a woman’s body shape, instead of her size. The company performed body scans of 60,000 wome…

Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Gwen Stefani Talks Harajuku Lovers Fragrances & Being A Working Mom

Gwen Stefani will launch five more Harajuku Lovers fragrances, called Wicked Style, Nov. 1. This time around, G and the Harajuku Girls — Love, Lil Angel, Music, and Baby — are back in Tokyo on Takeshita-Dori, a pedestrian-only street where fashionable people go to chill, and are dressed in fashions that originated in Japan –…

Annika Harris / September 21, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Jessica Simpson Talks New Jeanswear Line And Fall Fashion

If you’ve tried Jessica Simpson’s shoes, then you’ve probably fallen in love with them. Now, Jessica, who pretty much exemplifies modern American style with her love of denim and rock T-shirts, is bringing jeans to the stylish woman on a budget. Jessica Simpson Jeanswear, a denim-inspired line that includes jeans and woven and knit tops,…

Annika Harris / September 2, 2010

Frisky Q & A: Songstress Kate Nash Talks Love, OCD, And Bunny Rabbits

If you are reading this and “Foundations” isn’t running through your head right now, you have problems. Kate Nash burst onto the music scene in 2007 with her album Made of Bricks, giving a whimsical alternative to other British songbirds like Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen. Three years and one mental breakdown later, she i…

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