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Style Stealer: Madonna’s Vintage Material Girl Style

Out magazine released some stunningly gorgeous vintage shots of Madonna in her “Get Into the Groove” finest — from before she released her first record. She’s rocking a petticoat! A petticoat! After the jump, we give you everything you need to be your own “Lucky Star.” Keep reading »

Libyan Woman Says She Was Raped By Qaddafi’s Men, Is Detained At Gunpoint By Government Forces

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On Saturday, Libyan woman Eman al-Obeidy walked into a hotel in Tripoli, Libya, populated by foreign journalists in order to let the world know that Col. Moammar Qaddafi’s military forces had beaten and raped her. What followed was a violent scuffle, as al-Obeidy was forcibly removed by Qaddafi’s men, despite the protests and protections of international media. It was a violent and graphic reminder that women and girls often face specific and harrowing abuse in times of war and conflict.

According to reports, al-Obeidy barged into the breakfast room at the Hotel Rixos, where journalists had been staying at the behest of Qaddafi’s regime, and breathlessly told members of the media that she had been repeatedly raped and violated by 15 of Qaddafi’s men. “They say that we are all Libyans and we are one people,” she said. “But look at what the Qaddafi men did to me,” pointing to a bruise on her face, a scar on her thy and scratch marks on her leg. “I was tied up, and they defecated and urinated on me. They violated my honor.” Al-Obeidy stressed that the real story of the struggle in Libya wasn’t being told. “There is no media coverage outside,” she said. “They swore at me and they filmed me. I was alone. There was whiskey. I was tied up. I am not scared of anything. I will be locked up immediately after this.” She added: “Look at my face. Look at my back.”
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The Best & Worst Looks Of The Week!

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tk Bruiser Bracelets to Do Battle With

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Every few years, fancy dangly earrings make a comeback. These attention-grabbing earrings can kick jeans and a T-shirt up a notch or add a little something-something to formalwear. So show off your ears and neck with these 10 fancy dangly earrings.

Does A Nine-Year-Old Need A Padded Bra?

Oh, Abercrombie and Fitch. We never took the preppy clothing company as the arbiter of good taste and class, but we think they’ve perhaps gone way over the line by producing a collection of girls’ bathing suit tops–aimed at ages 8 to 14–with padded bras included. Just what, pray tell, does a little kid need with a padded bra, A&F? Who thought this was a good idea? Your company already gets accused–over and over again–of oversexualizing young teens and children, and this certainly isn’t helping to improve your already-sullied reputation. Keep reading »

You Wear It Well: 9 Dudes Who Love The Lumberjack Look

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We love the lumberjack look — and apparently so do some of Hollywood’s hottest guys. After the jump, we’ve curated a collection of gorgeous dudes in flannel and plaid who would make Paul Bunyan very proud.

The Littlest Hipster In The World

“Shut up mom, I’m trying to get this mix right for my next DJ gig at Les Deux. Have you heard that band Odd Future? I saw them down at SXSW and they totally killed it. Trevor says he’s going to have me model in his fall lookbook — it’s got a very French New Wave/Truffaut vibe. Mom! Mom! Mommmmmmm! Where’s my binky?” Meet Marcel, child model in this month’s Vogue Enfants. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Valerie And Camilla Of A Butterfly By Day

Mother and daughter duo Valerie and Camilla started their blog, A Butterfly by Day, two years ago after cleaning out a storage closet filled with designer pieces they had once worn. “Going through the closet and trying on the clothes with Camilla, we decided to document them on a blog,” explains Valerie. “After that, a collaboration between us was born.” The pair create style shoots influenced by both fashion and the art world, and feel that “the mix of generations collaborating as one and inspiring each other was unique to us.” Check out some of this awesome twosome’s favorite things after the jump! Keep reading »

Guy Makes Perfume Out Of His Own Poop

See this guy? Isn’t his expression just the definition of a s**t-eating grin? That’s because he’s invented a perfume. Made from human poop. His name is Jammie, and he was able to create a perfume distilled from his own fecal matter. He’s selling the perfume, dubbed Surplus, for around $75 dollars a pop. Keep reading »

An Open Letter To Chris Brown

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Dear Chris,

Let’s have some real talk … I know you think you’ve been having a really bad week and everything, what with your totally unfair “Good Morning America” interview earlier this week, when you were asked by Robin Roberts about your life after Rihanna. You remember Rihanna, right? She was your girlfriend — the one you beat up in February 2009, so violently that many media outlets refused to show the pictures of her. Well, Chris, you really have managed to outdo yourself this time; acting a fool on “GMA” was bad enough, but it was the unapologetic bulls**ttery after the fact that really takes the cake. You should be shocked and awed that you even get invited onto talk shows at all. I know I am. Keep reading »

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