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Proof That People Have Been Dressing Up Cats Since Forever

In 1915, Harry Whittier Frees published a book called The Little Folks of Animal Land. In it, Frees dressed up kittens and puppies in a bunch of human scenarios and created comical scenes. Because people have generally always loved laughing at animals in people clothes — long before ICanHazCheeseburger figured it out. Click through for a bunch of cute photos of pups and kitties from ye olde times.

A Cat Fashion Show
Clothing for kitties: It's the cat's meow. Read More »
Kitten Magic
When a kitten and a tigrillo hang out together. Read More »

Judd Apatow Responds To “Girls” Brou-Ha-Ha

Things "Girls" Got Right
13 things from the "Girls" premiere that were dead-on. Read More »
I have An Idea
Lena Dunham and Danny McBride should swap shows! Read More »
Give Dunham A Break
She's not the voice of a generation -- and that's okay! Read More »

“When we made ["Girls"]t, we always knew that it was a show you should fight about. It was built to be a show that you’d have to defend or argue about — for some people, it would make them angry — and we go over that terrain for the course of the 10 episodes. So hopefully people will fight about it every week! There’s funny things to hate about it, because it is about people who are self-entitled and smart and screwing up their lives. It’s supposed to be about people who are a disaster and privileged, and every time you do something about people like that, people go, ‘Why are they like that?’ Well, because that’s the point of the show. The joke of it. People go, ‘Why are men immature in your movies?’ Well, because they are immature and it’s funny to see them try to figure it out.”

–”Girls” Executive Producer Judd Apatow on some the storm of criticism and commentary around the HBO comedy. Are you totally sick of hearing about this show yet? [NYMag.com]

Finally! Why Women Have More Migraines Than Men

I have Migraines
What should I do? Read More »
Migraine S-O-S
Help me guys! My head hurts! Read More »
Teenage Meth Head
One woman's experience with "the nastiest drug of all." Read More »

New evidence has come out on why women suffer from more migraines then men. And this is appropo today because I am having a migraine at this very moment! Yes, yes! It’s migraine time, today, so I totally get it when Dr. Andrew Charles, director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program in the UCLA Department of Neurology, describes a migraine as a “spectacular neuro-physiological event.” What’s even more interesting is that Charles, along with neurologist Jan Lewis Brandes, founder of the Nashville Neuroscience Group, believe that migraines are more prominent in women because they’re so intrinsically tied to hormones. Aw, gee, great. Keep reading »

Revealed: Joseph Altuzarra’s Collaboration With J. Crew

Part of (adorable) designer Joseph Altuzarra’s duty as CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner is to design a collaborative collection for J. Crew — and now we’re finally seeing the fruits of his labors. Altuzarra says he was inspired by “Brigitte Bardot in Saint-Tropez and French preppy style” and the seven pieces in his collection reflect that retro-simple look. While nothing in the capsule collection is particularly revelatory or new, it’s nice to see Altuzarra create a series of looks that so seamlessly blends with J. Crew’s aesthetic.

Tie-Dye Shoes, Hippie Chicks Need Not Apply

Saddle Shoes
Are you feeling them this season? Read More »

Usually, I’d run away screaming from anything sporting a tie-dye pattern on it. But these Messeca Tie-Dye Coraline Platform Wedge happen to hit the sweet spot. They’re working the tie-dye hippie thing, sure, but in a decidedly high fashion way. The sleek wedge heel offsets any crunchy, hacky sack vibe, and the bright, cheery color makes these shoes the perfect statement piece for spring. I’m into them, just don’t expect to see me dancing around in any patchwork bellbottoms anytime soon. [$189, Urban Outfitters]

The Good, The Bad & The Totally Meh At Vanity Fair’s Tribeca Film Fest Party

Last night, the Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a party hosted by Vanity Fair, and dozens of celebs — including Dakota Fanning and Julia Louis-Dreyfus — turned out. The purpose of the Robert De Niro-founded fest is technically to promote films, but famous folk are really there to schmooze and party. Oh, and wear crazy clothes. Check ‘em out!

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