Here at The Frisky, we’re pretty big Etsy fans. We have a soft spot for all those darling creations and a major appreciation for the type of crafty folks out there who actually take the time to make goods by hand. But sometimes we’re cruisin’ through the site and suddenly come across these sort of random stand-outs that make us think, “Gee, really?” as in, one of these does not belong. Now there’s a storage unit for the more unfortunate items that show up, like these adorable tampon cozies (above). At Regretsy, you’ll find an eerie Michael Jackson baseball, throw pillows that look like condom wrappers, a Lil’ Kim baby gown, and crocheted toilet paper (man those knitters are creative!). Last week, the site refused to link to the real Etsy stores behind the craft fails, but they kind of blew up over the weekend and maybe that’s the reason why you can now click through to purchase the dubious goods. Think of it as your one-stop shop for gag gifts, or maybe just your new favorite four o’clock slack-off site. [Regretsy] Keep reading »
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Do your boobs hang low, do they wobble to and fro? Can you tie ‘em in a knot, can you tie ‘em in a bow?
We would certainly hope not. (And if they do, we’d advise you to look into a little thing called plastic surgery. Kidding.) Unless, of course, you’re all about flaunting low-slung boobage, then some boob scarves will be right up your alley. Another oddity from the land of Japan, these neck warmers feature nipple-adorned cushions at the ends. Most of the designs come in white with a graphic embellishment that looks like a floral tattoo. There’s also a green scarf with matching neon nipples (for clients with alien-sex fetishes?).
Riiiight … well, if you got it flaunt it? We’re just not sure what would be worse—a man or a woman flaunting this fashion “moment”? (Shiver) [Lost At E Minor]
Those who missed the seriously not entertaining (disappointingly so!) “I Know Who Killed Me” will now get a second chance to see LiLo work a stripper pole thanks to new ads for her 6126 leggings line, which is described as “a lifestyle brand of feminine power and grace.” Yup, class act all the way baby! [Los Angeles, 10/2/09] Keep reading »
If you thought Sarah Palin’s moment in the spotlight was over after the election, you were seriously mistaken. The “average hockey mom/governor” won’t give up that fast. Already she has transformed herself from politician to author, completing her memoir and landing on the bestseller list before the chronicle has even been released. But that’s not all. Remember when we predicted that eventually a lipstick would be inspired by and named after her? Sadly prescient. Keep reading »
Prompted by the revival of leather skirts, we decided to dig around a bit more to see what else is out there in leather land, and here’s what we found: shorts. Not hot pants but loose-fitting shorts like this Robert Rodriguez pair, which could be a regular style, except they’re made out of leather. Puzzling. Not sure how you would rock these seeing as you can’t really wear them when it’s hot and when it’s cold you’d have to don tights underneath.
We try to stay away from scales (happiness is not a number, people), but this one caught our attention. Um, as if blindingly bright magenta shag couldn’t. Meet the Plush Size Yay! Scale, a device which doesn’t so much read your weight as it does tell you you’re great. Step on it and the needle points to words like lovely, hot, ravishing, and sexy.
So, would this mean that the fatter you get, the more awesome you are? Oh dear. Here’s the crazy thing about this kooky item that you’d think is a gag gift: It’s sold out and on back order. People are actually buying this and putting it in their homes (oh, the horror!). Although, we hear that Austin Powers put in an order for a couple dozen, so maybe it’s just him. [VoluptuArt.com] Keep reading »
Forgetful Franny? Here’s one way to never lose a shopping list or draw a blank again: To-Do Tattoos, temporaries that stick a lined form on your hand so you can fill in details and take them with you. Or, at least, if you’re the type to write crap on your hands anyhow, now you can be more organized about it. The pack of 12 tattoos also comes with a skin-safe, washable pen for you to write your notes with whether it’s groceries, stuff to do at work, or your five-year plan.
Homelessness is having a “moment.” There are windows at Barneys embracing the sad, unfortunate reality and W magazine gave Sasha Pivovarova designer bags to pose with as she channeled a homeless woman. It’s one thing to have fashion and editorials take inspiration from homelessness. We’re certainly not saying it’s right, but in the time of a recession, life on the street is certainly many people’s reality. But it’s quite another for a toy brand to create a doll who has a deadbeat father and homeless mother.
Yes, that’s right. Mattel has created an American Girl doll named Gwen Thompson who, according to the book written about her, lives in a car with her family, because they are homeless. Her father walked out on the family, leaving her mother alone to raise Gwen. Keep reading »
The French have some weird ideas when it comes to personal odors. To wit, what I like to call the “French Shower,” is where you don’t bathe for three days and douse yourself with deodorant and perfume. Which is why it doesn’t surprise me that French perfume company, L’Etat Libre d’Orange, produces a range of bizarre scents. Keep reading »