Posts tagged "london"

This Sandcastle Replica Of London Is Giving Me Anxiety

This incredible sandcastle version of London's famous architecture is currently being finished and detailed by sculptors at the Sand Museum in Tottori, Japan in honor of the 2012 Olympic Games. If you weren't amazed enough by the mere existence of a sand museum, get this: the sandcastle exhibit will open to the public on April…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 10, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The Totally Meh At The “Titantic 3-D” Premiere

Love it or hate it, "Titanic" is definitely back, and this time in 3-D. The stars of the film turned out to support the premiere in London this week, and it's incredible to see that Kate Winslet seems to hardly have aged at all. What has changed -- the media landscape around her. One i…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2012

The Ballad Of Bobcat And James

Anybody who's ever owned a cat knows that they choose you as much as you choose them. And that's what makes the story of stray cat Bobcat and his owner James all the more remarkable. James, a street musician, takes Bobcat with him everywhere that he goes, and Bobcat happily seems to comply, even submitting…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 25, 2012

The Best Hair At London Fashion Week

We love looking at all the crazy fashions on display at fashion week, but sometimes the hair is even better. While designers like Sister by Sibling and Louise Gray took their fashion show hair to a crazy place, other designers were a bit more subdued. Either way, they've given us plenty of inspiration for future…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 21, 2012

Miu Miu Releases 46 Unique Bags For Fashion Weeks

It's February already? Fashion weeks are fast approaching, that's for sure, and New York is the first up as always, with shows beginning on Thursday. Regretfully, one brand us Manhattanites don't usually hear much from is Miu Miu, which shows in Paris. This year, though, things are different. How different, you ask? Well, we still…

By: Rachel Krause / February 12, 2012

Travel Diary: Cheers London!

I'm spending this month traveling around Europe and documenting my adventures for The Frisky. So far I've said awkward things in cheese shops in Paris and braved the terrifying highways of Italy ... today we're talking London! When I first arrived in London I went straight to a coffee shop and ordered an earl grey tea…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 4, 2011

Playboy Club Opens In London And Feminists Say “Eff Off Hef”

Perhaps is not such exciting news now that we live in an era when 8th graders go to Hooters on a field trip, but a new Playboy Club opened this weekend in Mayfair, London. Hugh Hefner first brought a Playboy Club to London in 1966, but it closed after 15 years. The new Playboy Clu…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2011

Rich Lady’s Jokes About Cutting Back Turn Out Not To Be So Funny To Not-Rich People

Rich people are having a hard time, y'all! Cutting back on helicopter rides. Re-soling shoes instead of buying new pairs. No new clothes, handbags or makeup. It utter cruelty is what it is! These are the tongue-in-cheek gripes of Lisa Unwin, who blogged anonymously at a blog called Austerity Mum about cutting back on expense…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2011

Fashion Flashback: Swinging London

These teens hanging out in London in 1969 so perfectly illustrate the big trends of the time: bright stripes, slim suits, impossibly over-sized sunglasses, berets, and Paul McCartney haircuts. And check out the girl in the background rocking a striped men's tie and plaid miniskirt. Be still, my vintage-loving heart!

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 10, 2010

Who Pays For The Royal Wedding?

When many American couples are planning a wedding, tradition dictates the father of the bride foots all or most of the bill. Sure, Kate Middleton's parents are self-made millionaires from their mail order party supply company, Party Pieces. But that's nothing on Prince William's deep-pocketed relatives, of course. Luckily, the royal family is not going…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2010

Taking Fashion To New Heights—Literally

Holy models scaling buildings! And here you thought being a model was a luxurious job where all you had to do was sit around looking pretty. For the beginning of High Street Fashion Week in London, ladies in designer goods participated in a "vertical fashion show," seductively sliding down Oxford Street buildings by harness and…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 7, 2010

One Of The Kookiest Hotels (If You Can Even Call It That) We’ve Seen

Speaking of kooky hotel things, there's a new London establishment that's one of the more bizarre lodging concepts we've seen. The Jacques Townhouse isn't quite a hotel—it only has two guest rooms—but is more of an "Alice in Wonderland" experience. The place is done up in quirky white plaster molds with fairy tale-like trees sprouting…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 29, 2010

Spice Up Your Life! A Spice Girls Musical Is In The Works

So tell me whatcha want, whatcha really, really want ... it's a Spice Girls musical, isn't it? No? Well, too bad, you're getting one anyway: theater producer Judy Craymer, who brought "Mamma Mia!" to the stage, has announced she's creating a Spice Girls musical called "Viva Forever." The show will include 14 Spice Girls hit…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2010

Posh Spice Goes Incognito

We'd know you anywhere by your shoes, Victoria. [12/10/09, London]…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 11, 2009

London To New York: You Suck. So, What’s The Best City Out There?

"New York has lost its edge," claims The Times in London. We're not exactly sure how London is in a position to judge the city where Frisky HQ is located, but their story is that NYC can't compete anymore with the international creative scene, and that it's become a land of losers (e.g., bankers). What…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 23, 2009

17 Hot Songs Straight From London Fashion Week

Music is crucial during a fashion show (or after-party)—it gets the crowd buzzing, the models seriously strutting their stuff and generally sets the mood for a collection. Oh, and it's pretty hard to miss—especially if it sucks. Thankfully, Elle UK has listed a bunch of songs designers are using in their runway shows and after-parties—great…

By: Nina Carbone / September 23, 2009

Quick Pic: Some Day My Prints Will Come …

For its "Prints Charming" exhibit, Liberty, the famous London fashion house, dressed up its façade in one of its iconic floral prints. During the August event, visitors to the Carnaby Street store will be able to buy Liberty fabrics by the meter. Pretty! [StyleBubble.co.uk]…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 13, 2009

Foolproof Way To Win Reality TV Love Shows: Leave!

Hey there, ladies. You want to be the last contestant standing on a reality TV looking-for-love show, right? Sure, we all do! If you want to walk away with Jason Mesnick or Brad Womack, or even Bret Michaels or Ray J, I have a new strategy for you -- leave in a dramatic huff. But…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 28, 2009

Daisy Picks Her Dude. And, Of Course, It’s London.

While most of you were drooling over "True Blood" last night, I had much more important things to attend to. Namely, the season finale of "Daisy Of Love." What went down wasn't a shocker to anyone who'd been watching the season, which took trashy reality dating shows to a whole new glorious low. In the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 27, 2009

Love Vandal: I Went To London And All I Got You Was This Love Vandal

I didn't spot much graffiti when I was in London last week -- they sure do keep things clean -- but on my last day I saw this little heart-shaped block plastered to a brick wall. Pretty fancy for vandalism, eh? Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the

By: Catherine Strawn / March 17, 2009