We’ve got Olympic Fever here at The Frisky, and the only prescription? More Union Jack! Yep, the original red, white, and blue is back in style in a big way thanks to the upcoming London games, showing up on everything from purses to dresses to sunglasses. Click through to check out 10 crazy awesome pieces (some more crazy, some more awesome) featuring the bold design of the Union Jack…
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The Spice Girls’ 1997 film ”Spice World” was probably a terrible, terrible movie — it was a campy, poorly-written, and ridiculous, but I loved it to death and I still watch it on occasion because the Spice Girls changed the world with the music. Seriously! How many people can really say they didn’t love “Wannabe” or “Spice Up Your Life”? Unfortunately, whenever I think back on dancing to Spice Girls jams, I always have to remind myself I’m no longer in the musical era of girl-power girl bands. So while it’s almost certainly not true, based on the source, me and other Spice Girl fans can at least entertain the fantasy that the pop girl group sensation will be reuniting to perform at at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony. You crazy ’90s kids. Read more…
Today in Things That Aren’t Cute: these uniforms Ralph Lauren designed for the U.S. Olympic Team. Blazers, berets, knee-length skirts — the company’s statement says the outfits aim to “embody the spirit of American athleticism and sportsmanship,” but I think they’re more “Phillips Exeter Academy, sailing, affected accents from a place that doesn’t exist, that kid you know named John Charles Johnson III, your mom’s Valium in the mirrored bathroom cabinet, and things that do not and will never genuinely define America as a whole unless, of course, you happen to be asking Ralph Lauren.” I grew up in Connecticut. I know this shit.
If all goes well for 24-year-old gymnast Alicia Sacramone, she’ll end her sports career with a bang this August at the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London. Sacramone is one of the older competitors on the women’s gymnastics team, which gives her the advantage of being more experienced, but the disadvantage of possibly being aged out by younger, more flexible girls. No matter, says Sacramone, who’s competed at the international level for several years now. Even if she doesn’t make it to the Olympics team this year — which she’s heavily favored to do — she’s got a plan B. Sacramone’s going to finish school and work in fashion, she says. She’s already got one fashion line under her belt — and she designs all her own leotards.
And that’s not all: Alicia’s also teamed up with P&G Beauty to help raise money for the Team USA Youth Sports Fund. She’s encouraging all of us to “like” P&G Beauty’s Facebook page; for every like, P&G will donate a dollar to the sports fund, which supports athletic programs around the country, up to $100,000.
Check out our interview with Alicia after the jump! Keep reading »