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Hello Kitty Plays in the Litter Box With Forever 21

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By now, you can imagine how I personally feel about Forever 21. (It’s the pits.) However, I’m dutybound to inform you of the company’s latest collaboration with Sanrio’s very own Ms. Hello Kitty. The very low-priced collection — every piece is below $30 bucks — will appear in Forevs stores in November, and will surely be snatched up by preteens — and women reliving their preteen years — everywhere. [Racked]

Andre Leon Talley Out, Kelly Cutrone In In “ANTM”?

Who can understand the whims and desires of International Top Supermodel and Media Mogul Tyra Banks? For the past several cycles she’s had the inimitable Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley as a panel judge for the show, but now rumor has it that he’ll be replaced by PR guru/life coach/”The City” HBIC Kelly Cutrone. Perhaps Talley was over the dreckitude–or perhaps there was a more sinister situation happening between himself and Banks. We can only imagine that two people which such big, uh, personalities may have run into conflict from time to time. In any case, we’ll miss his oversized muumuus and would clamor to sit in his “sa-lon” anytime.

But on with Cutrone, whose sharp tongue and chipper new age-y self help advice will no doubt put a different spin on “ANTM”‘s model panel. (Hell, she’s even wore a muumuu or two of her own during the debut season of “Kell On Earth.”) And now we’ve got a new Cutrone-related drinking game to employ: A swig for every time she’s able to  work the title of her 2009 memoir If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, into upbraiding some poor wannabe. [Fashionista]

 

Where’s Waldo, As Explained by Werner Herzog

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Ever wonder how quirky German film director Werner Herzog might interpret your favorite children’s books? Wonder no more! He’s taken it up on himself (okay, okay, not Herzog, but a Herzog-alike) to give pitch-perfect analysis of classics like Winnie the Pooh and A Christmas Carol. Here, “Herzog” explains Where’s Waldo. “At the ski slopes, I find him almost immediately,” he says. “At the sea, I hunt until I am mad.” As you do. [YouTube]

Find This Hairstylist Love And Get Free Styling For Life

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All Jill wants is true love, and she’s willing to pay big to make it happen. Jill, you see, is the owner of Extensions by Jill, a hairstyling salon in New York City’s East Village. And she’s offering her clients a very special deal. If you set her up on a date, she’ll give you 20 percent off her services. If the date goes well, you get another 2o percent off. If she and the guy you set her up with really hit it off — like, wedding bells hit it off — you get free hair services for life. Not a bad plan, and she’s made this video, with very soft Barbara Walters lighting, to prove it.

 

As Jill explains it, she’s looking for a smart, funny guy who’s the perfect mix between Stephen Colbert and Jeff Goldblum. That shouldn’t be too hard to find, right? So ladies, do we know anybody for Jill? And what’s the craziest deal you’ve ever made to get set up? [Hair For Love]

Is Karlie Kloss Too Young To Be Nearly Nude In Allure?

How young is too young for nude shots? Some are up in arms over a recent photo of 19-year-old model Karlie Kloss that appeared in Allure magazine. Allure, you say? Yes, shockingly the beauty mag has raised the ire of fashion critics for employing the still-technically-a-teenager-Kloss in a Allure’s “Best of Beauty” shoots–one of which is a soapy beauty photo where her breasts are barely covered by bubbles.

But are the photos really too racy?

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Nicki Minaj’s Fried Chicken Charms

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Rapper Nicki Minaj finds ever-novel ways to accessorize her over-the-top outfits. Over the weekend while performing at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, Minaj went with a delicious hot pink fried chicken charm. Now that’s multitasking neckwear.

Do Not Want: A Boney Hand Bracelet

Sorry, but unless it’s Halloween, I guess I’m never really going to get the whole skeleton aesthetic thing — keep your bones inside your body, I say! So this skeleton hand bracelet by Delfina Delettrez is less than appealing. What’s next? Spleen rings? Intestine earrings? Yeah, yeah, I know, I sound like someone’s mom. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Supermodel Lindsey Wixson Was Teased, Too


Seventeen-year-old Lindsey Wixson is one of the modeling world’s biggest sensations, but life wasn’t always Gucci, Prada, and miles of stark white runways. Before she broke big on the pages of W magazine, Wixson says she was bullied by girls in her class, who made fun of her for her gap teeth and height. “I actually had a group of girls who made a list of things they didn’t like about me,” she claims. But despite the early taunts, Wixson says she’d still like to return home to her native Kansas sometime soon because she misses her parents. “They keep me grounded,” she says. [Telegraph] Keep reading »

“Drive” Trailer: What A Difference A Song Makes


Nearly everything can feel different if you simply change the music. Don’t believe me? Check out the trailer to Nicholas Winding Refn’s new hyper-intense film “Drive,” starring Ryan Gosling. Only this time, instead of its electro-rock soundtrack, the trailer’s been set to Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is a Highway” and romantic tunes from Enrique Iglesias. Whatever, Gosling still looks goooood. [Funny or Die] Keep reading »

Rodarte’s Designers Don’t Even Wear Rodarte

“People always wanna know, well, you’re a female designer, do you want to wear your clothes, why aren’t you wearing a gown to this event. In a weird way, I’ve really become distant from what we do … it’s nothing I would wear in my day to day life but I’m much more minimal and pared back and if I designed clothes that I would want to wear every day, I would be very bored as a designer.”

–Rodarte designer Laura Mulleavy, explains that she has no interest in wearing her own incredible designs, and actually creates clothing with no particular person in mind. I wonder how many other designers feel the same way? [Fashionista] Keep reading »

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