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How To Know When A Trend Has “Jumped The Shark”

True story: I mostly miss the boat on trends. About three years ago, Ray-Ban Wayfarers made the scene. I saw them on the likes of Kirsten Dunst and Sienna Miller in paparazzi photos—and, at the time, wasn’t so sure about their place in my wardrobe. For one, I wasn’t about to spend the money on something that wouldn’t at least kick around for a season (cough cough, my numerous misguided baby doll dress purchases) but also, I didn’t know if they could be me. Let’s just say that, sartorially speaking, I’m not hipster-ish, not super-pink-green-and-pearls-preppy—I try to be a classic version of what’s happening in fashion at any given time. How would Vogue characterize me? Slightly seasonally madcap, but optimistically sophisticated? Uh, yeah sure, I’ll stick to that.

So, for the last three years I’ve mulled over the Wayfarer purchase, at times getting quite close to plunking down the 120 dollars—i.e. spending an hour in Solstice discovering that buying a pair can be rather confusing, didja know there are about three versions of the original out there?—and alternatively swearing off the trend completely. Fashion shouldn’t be this hard. I should save my over-analyzing nature for more important topics, right?

Mostly my M.O. is to become entirely no-looking-back enthralled with a trend because of one photo. Keep reading »

Sex Trends: Adult Toy Sales Up, 2009 Sex Predictions, Buildings Get Yonic

Nothing says, “Hey, let’s write a sex story,” like a slow economy. The New York Times weighs in with a report on adult shops that indicates sex toy sales are on the rise. Adult toy retailers say vibrator sales are up as much as 50 percent. Why? According to Babeland founder Claire Cavanah, “People are looking for stress relief and a little connection.” Over at the Huffington Post, Mike Alvear, host of HBO’s “The Sex Inspectors,” predicts 2009 sex trends: 1) more sex, 2) more porn, 3) cheaper sex, 4) more high-tech sex, and 5) more online sex. And having listed the world’s most phallic monuments, Listicles lists the world’s most yonic monuments, from the womb-like to the architecturally vaginal. [New York Times, HuffPo, Listicles] Keep reading »

MSNBC Thinks Kink Is SO 2008

People have been doing it since the dawn of time. In fact, it’s the alluring, torrid, mind-blowing, all-consuming sex explosion that has spawned our entire existence as a species! While over the years, thanks to technological and social advances, we’ve improved upon the original biological need with things like latex, handcuffs, key parties, dirty talk, and general smut, what went up, must now come down. According to an article MSNBC published just today, “trendy sex” is over. So, you can stop lamenting that you didn’t get a webcam for Christmas, because all of a sudden, nobody cares?! After decades of topping off vanilla sex with all kinds of goodies, have people lost their taste for kink?
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Hot New Trend: Horny Bisexual Twins!

Everywhere I turn, there’s a new set of twins, with four big boobs, two heightened libidos, and a camera. 2008 was all about two things: bisexuality and twins. Tila Tequila made a name for herself as a bisexual woman looking for love, while Lindsay Lohan came out and met the Ronson of her dreams. And everyone had twins this year — Brangelina, J. Lo, Nancy Grace, the list goes on. But in 2009, being bisexual and having twins isn’t going to get headlines — to be a STAR, you’ll need to be BOTH. Hugh Hefner just added two new Playmates to his mansion — twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon. This scenario makes my brain and my tummy hurt, because I can’t help but wonder if they get it on with Hef TOGETHER. Likewise, the new season of “A Shot At Love” is actually a “Double Shot” and features the “Ikki” twins, Rikki and Vikki, who are trying to find a perfect match amongst a pool of sexy beefcakes and hot lesbians. Meanwhile, at New York club The Box, the hottest featured act is the Porcelain TwinZ, who put on a fetish-burlesque show. What’s next? Mary-Kate and Ashley doing porn? “Sweet Valley High” erotica? Keep reading »

Fashion Trends That Should Burn!

Yesterday, I saw something on the streets of New York that scared the crap out of me. It was a perfectly cute lady wearing open-toed, high-heel shoe boots with socks. Everyone knows socks with sandals is a faux pas, so why was this girl strutting around downtown have the nerve to stick her wooly, faded, athletic socks under the trendy style shoe? Five other so-called “in” style items I’d like to see OUT by next season, after the jump…

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Trends: Are Girls Jumping Off Buildings The New Black?

After watching this new Rhapsody ad and seeing this recent fashion layout for POP magazine, starring model-of-the-moment Agyness Deyn and shot by Ryan McGinley, I couldn’t help but wonder if women jumping off buildings is the new, new thing in pop-culture imagery. In late June, model Ruslana Korshunova, in an apparent suicide, fell from the ninth-floor balcony of her New York City apartment. What do you think is going on here? Keep reading »

Project Runway’s Leanne Is A Trendsetter

Some of us at The Frisky predict that Leanne will win this season’s Project Runway competition because she has a well-defined design perspective — her designs scream her name. She revisits a combination of trends/elements in each of her covetable designs. Since we know you too have been dying to wear her fashions, we found some items that have these trends and are available now.
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Bartering For Sex: The Oldest Trade In The History Of The Universe

CNN has a story up today about people who trade sex for gifts or favors, from a woman who had sex with a guy for two weeks in exchange for a jungle tour in Brazil, to husbands who vow to be handy around the house in exchange for morning nookie. You know what I say to this story? Duh, obviously, and don’t we all? The essence of dating is exchanging sex for dinners, date activities, and expensive wine. Being in a relationship is all about trading a blow job despite “I’m not in the mood honey” because honey cooked an amazing dinner. The trade may not be spoken or out in the open, but it’s there, in your head. And who cares? Dating and relationships are about compromise and reaching a point that is mutually beneficial. The girl in the story may have slept with a guy she didn’t find that attractive because he was being nice enough to give her a jungle tour and so what? She appreciated the gesture, they had fun and for all the guy knows, she was in the sack with him because she was hot for him. Keep reading »

Sexual Trend: Lesbian Is The New Black

The hit song of the summer, I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry, is the soundtrack for a new sexual revolution. From co-ed LUG’s to Hollywood’s hottest stars, girl-on-girl action is steaming up the streets and screens across the U.S. What publicly started with Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the Video Music Awards in 2003, has grown into a full-on, leggings-style TREND.

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Hollywood Trend: Celebrities Say “No” To “I Do”

Marriage is so out this wedding season! Only Mariah Carey is doing it, that’s how over it is. After a nuptial-less summer — not even Kate Moss made it down the aisle — we started noticing the new Hollywood trend. Longterm partnerships (sans diamonds, splashy affairs, and cheesy photos) are the must-have Ray-Ban Wayfarers of relationships! After both had failed marriages, hippie generation icons Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been going at it, without making it official, for 25 years. In an interview, Goldie claimed their secret to success is, “knowing I can walk out at any moment…that keeps things fresh.” And after going through the pain of divorce, many stars seem to agree.

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