Posts tagged "recession"

Have You Given Up Champagne Toasts Because Of The Recession?

The Times reports that champagne sales are down this holiday season and not necessarily because people can’t afford the bubbly. Amid layoffs, foreclosures and other economic losses, as well as…

Wendy Atterberry | December 26, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Will Recessionistas Budget For Botox?

The New York Times has an interesting story in today’s Style section about how the recession and tanking economy will affect the cosmetic surgery and beauty industries. Will people, specifically…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 18, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Carrie Bradshaw Is Dead

Once upon a time, Carrie Bradshaw was a role model for women across America, and “Sex and the City” promised a Manolos and men-filled life. Even after the show was…

Susannah Breslin | December 18, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Girl Auctions Off Hot Older Brothers For Christmas Money

We’ve all come up with little creative ways to cut back on spending and raise money for those holiday gifts, from taking on a second job to selling clothes on…

Persia Ali | December 16, 2008 - 7:30 pm

Tips From A Recessionista: Five Ways To Stay Fabulous On A Budget

I admit, I’m pretty much a walking gender stereotype — I like shopping, getting pedicures, grabbing drinks with the girls after work, obsessing about my hair, and lusting over other…

Wendy Atterberry | December 14, 2008 - 7:30 pm

A Trophy Wife? You May Be SOL

You thought you had it all figured out. Marry a rich guy, you’ll never have to work, and you can spend the rest of your life shopping. Unfortunately, the global…

Susannah Breslin | December 11, 2008 - 12:00 pm

You Could Spend $75 On A Psychic, Or You Could Buy Something For Yourself

Because the stock market and the economy are so volatile right now, people are looking for any kind of guidance they can get — even if that means turning to…

Catherine Strawn | November 24, 2008 - 8:30 pm

Necessary Luxuries: What We Won’t Give Up, Recession Be Damned

I wouldn’t consider myself to be a Grade A snob, despite what some may think. I may carry an expensive bag or be sporting expensive shoes, but chances are that…

Leigh Raines | November 23, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Tips From A Recessionista: The First 30 Days

Unless you’re living in a cave somewhere in, I don’t know, rural Alaska, far, far from civilization, you’ve probably noticed that our economy is in the crapper. And despite last…

Wendy Atterberry | November 12, 2008 - 3:00 pm

It’s A Recession, And I’ll Buy What I Want To

With the state of the economy as it is (sad, very sad), U.S. retailers are cutting orders an average of 10 to 15 percent and expecting reduced spending in the…

Catherine Strawn | November 10, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Hot Outta The Oven: Food For A Week…Cheap!

We’re hoping that with this week’s election, the financial situation will straighten itself out — but it’s not going to happen overnight, so we’re gonna need to be a little…

Catherine Strawn | November 8, 2008 - 5:00 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Brothel Business, A Risque Running Outfit, And A Bachelorette Breakup

Even brothels are seeing a decrease in business due to the economic recession. [LA Times]
A 27-year-old man from Great Britain ran the New York Marathon on Sunday wearing a…

Catherine Strawn | November 4, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Create A Recession Email Filter To Combat Your Internet Shopping Habit

All of us at The Frisky are pretty addicted to websites like Gilt and Shop It To Me that email us about designer deals. It’s hard to resist dresses that…

Catherine Strawn | November 1, 2008 - 12:00 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Moschino Hotel, Recession Beauty, & Brad Pitt On Marriage

Fashion label Moschino will open a hotel in Milan in 2009. The interior is being overseen by Moschino’s creative director and her design team. How fancy. []
You may be…

Catherine Strawn | October 29, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Hot Outta The Oven: Cumin-Roasted Cauliflower Pasta On A Recessionista’s Budget

Hot foodie Teri Tsang Barrett knows her way around a kitchen—a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, she works as a Food Editor at Everyday With Rachael Ray in

TTB | October 28, 2008 - 6:45 pm

Will Confessions Of A Shopaholic Bomb In This Economy?

Just six months ago, the “Sex and the City” movie and its crazy-expensive clothes hit theaters. And we ate it up — even the $800+ pair of Manolo Blahnik heels.

Catherine Strawn | October 27, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Recession Sex Is Good For Women

These days, America can’t get enough when it comes to recession sex. For women, former Us Weekly and Star editor Bonnie Fuller finds, the upside to the stock market downslide…

Susannah Breslin | October 23, 2008 - 11:30 am

The Recession Is Good For Business At Sex Shops

Bonnie Fuller wrote yesterday on The Moment blog about how the recession is affecting people’s sex lives, a topic we have explored before. So, are hard economic times helping people’s…

Catherine Strawn | October 17, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Quickies!: Janet Jackson And Jermaine Dupri Are Ooover

DON’T FORGET to come to The Frisky TONIGHT starting at 9pm EST — Amelia will be liveblogging the “Project Runway” finale, postponing less important activities like debate watching. Live blogging…

Annika Harris | October 15, 2008 - 8:00 pm

Cheapskate: Trendy Clothes From Kohl’s

Yesterday we showed you some styles from Wal-Mart that are super-cheap ($15 for a navy blazer!) and they don’t look too shabby, either. Today the spotlight is on Kohl’s, where…

Catherine Strawn | October 8, 2008 - 4:00 pm