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This $68 Maison Martin Margiela Pen Could Be Your “Thing”

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margiela ostrich pen

This pen could be your “thing.” Like, you could walk around with a fancy cravat and a monocle and tell people you’d decided to eschew your cell phone. Instead, you’d say haughtily, I’ll be using my ostrich feather pen to write my messages from now on. I’ve employed a carrier pigeon to send them hither and thither. I have a carrier pigeon! As a commitment to this “new” you, you’d abandon your fixed gear bicycle and ride a terribly inconvenient Penny-farthing bike. You’d pedal around town quoting Oscar Wilde while perched precariously on your bicycle handles. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying!” you’d laugh! Eventually, to really complete the mood, you’d move out of your modern apartment into a cold, unheated garret. But as a result of the intemperate clime, you’d develop a dry cough, which would then turn into a wet cough, which would then turn into consumption, or as you like to call it, the “wasting disease.” You’d spend your days languishing, lamenting your situation, and it would be doubly sad, because you’d ruin all of your cravats by staining them with your consumptive blood. Suddenly, a wealthy benefactor would offer you a solution: “taking a cure” at a sprawling countryside sanitarium. There, as you attempted to recover, you’d use your fancy ostrich pen to compose your final “letters” — a witty, at turns sentimental, memoir about the wonderful times you spent with your carrier pigeon, Silas. Silas, you’ll say, you were always my good boy. Go on, Silas, fly away home! Live, Silas! Live!

Yes, for $68 this pen and that life could be yours. But then I’d hate you forever. [Margiela Ostrich Pen, $68]

“Dallas Buyers Club” Is Going To Make Me Have All The Feelings

"Dallas Buyers Club" Is Going To Make Me Have All The Feelings
"Welcome to the Dallas Buyers Club"

The first trailer is out for the new film “Dallas Buyers Club.” The movie is based on the true story of Ron Woodruff, a Texas man who was diagnosed with AIDS and given less than a month to live. Rather than accepting his death sentence, Woodroof went to extreme lengths to find and smuggle medication from Mexico. Eventually, Woodroof began selling those meds to other sufferers and created what became the Dallas Buyers Club. Matthew McConaughey plays Woodruff, and underwent a startling transformation, dropping more than 5o pounds for the part. Our boyfriend Jared Leto plays Rayon, an HIV+ trans woman who goes into business with McConaughey.

Even watching the three minute trailer made me tear up, you guys. This movie is going to be so heartbreaking, but so necessary to see. It’s not often that we see HIV/AIDS being represented in major film and television shows, and it seems clear that McConaughey and Leto really committed to their roles. Tears! So many tears! [Celebuzz]

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Kate Bornstein Pens A Moving Open Letter To Chelsea Manning

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Kate Bornstein Pens A Moving Open Letter To Chelsea Manning
  • Trans activist and self-described gender outlaw Kate Bornstein penned a powerful letter in support of Chelsea Manning, who recently came out as trans. Bornstein notes: “Remember that you have brothers and sisters and aunties and uncles all around the world who are so proud of you.” [Out]
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  • So, Fast Company put together a list of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter and — I’m sure you know where this is going since this shit is so damn predictable these days — there wasn’t a single Black woman on the list (though there were a couple women of color). So Twitter user @FeministaJones responded with a hashtag, #SmartBlackWomenOfTwitter — which is already trending — drawing attention to the many women Fast Company overlooked. [Fast Company; Madame Noire] Keep reading »

Spoiler Alert! Hank Reveals His “Breaking Bad” Ending

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"The babe and Hank kiss. A lot. It's awesome."

Okay, maybe not the ending of “Breaking Bad” but an ending for “Breaking Bad”  — if the actor Dean Norris, who plays Hank Schrader, had his way. It involves a reverse-hair-growing process, a sexy babe, and a talking skateboard, so yeah, we’d totally watch this Hank-created version. Wouldn’t you? [Funny or Die]

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"Breaking Bad" Bingo!
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Breaking Bad: The Musical
Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical
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What To Wear On A Girls’ Night Out

What To Wear On A Girls' Night Out

Hey, not everything is about getting a date. Sometimes you just want to hang with your best lady friends. My best friends and I are terrible at scheduling hang time — we’ll spend an entire huge email chain trying to pick a night that everyone’s free, and then somebody will suddenly remember that they promised to go to their uncle’s best friend’s wedding (looking at you Erin!). So if you’re lucky enough to have some non-flaky friends and can get together, you don’t want to have to worry about your outfit. Thankfully, we’ve chosen for girls’ night looks that’ll keep you looking cute — no matter whether you and your friends are the sip-wine-quietly-at-home types or the up-til-the-wee-hours-raging kind. Keep reading »

Style 911: Plus-Size Maxis
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Start Your Day Right With A Fox In A Box

Start your day right with a fox in a box
Cute, Cute, Cute!

Foxes are so cute! But they’re underrated in the animal kingdom. You forget how adorable their little half-dog meets sort-of-cat faces can be. Thankfully, we have this video of a baby fox in a box to help get us through this Tuesday. Please listen with the sound up so you can hear his cute little fox yelps. [Have You Seen This?]

#Armpits4August Is Movember For The Ladiez

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For those of us who love mustaches, November is like an early Christmas. That’s because each November, tons of hot dudes participate in what’s known as Movember, an annual mustache-growing event meant to raise awareness about testicular cancer. Now, a bunch of British ladies have created a female-centric version of Movember, called Armpits4August, now in its second year, which encourages ladies to grow out their armpit hair to raise funds to fight polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a disorder that effects up to 10 percent of women worldwide, and results in fertility problems, painful periods, and hormonal problems. Keep reading »

Are You “Quirky-Interesting” Enough To Join Dating Site Loveflutter?

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How quirky are you? Quirky enough for LoveFlutter? It’s a new dating site that’s set on matching your “Amelie”-loving ass with some guy who’s really into Neutral Milk Hotel. LoveFlutter aims to be the dating site of the “quirky” and “interesting,” but not every quirky person can make the cut. To get access to LoveFlutter’s pool of sexy origami-making, vegan unicycle-riding, basket-weaving weirdos, you’ve got to pass the Loveflutter test. Oh, what’s that, you ask?

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Tim Gunn Thinks Fashion’s Size Standards Are “Repugnant”

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“I’ve had my own moments in front of designers when I’ve actually said, ‘You know, there’s a market here for expanding your work, and here it is,’” Gunn told us. “And frankly, there are two markets: The women who are larger than the 12, and then there are women who are petite. And most designers that I talk to have absolutely no interest in addressing either of those populations, which I find repugnant.”

– “Project Runway” judge Tim Gunn on the dearth of options for plus-size and petite-size women. Gunn is also frustrated by the lack of thought and care that goes into so much of the plus-size clothing out there. “Go to Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue, I think it’s the eighth floor, and it’s just a department called ‘Woman,’” he said. “It’s rather devastating. You’ve never seen such hideous clothes in your entire life. I mean, it’s simply appalling. Thank God there are no windows on that floor, because if I were a size 18, I’d throw myself right out the window [after seeing those clothes]. It’s insulting what these designers do to these women.” He’s got a point. What’s your favorite plus-size brand? Share with us in the comments. [Huffington Post]

A Fake Subway Sign That (Sadly) Should Be Real

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You’d think that it’d be pretty obvious: clipping your nails in a public place, especially a crowded subway car, is a bad idea. Not just a bad idea, but also a very unhygienic one. And yet! People still feel totally comfortable doing things they should probably only ever do in the privacy of their own homes, under the veil of anonymity on public transportation. Some fed-up soul put up this subway etiquette poster reminding commuters that, no, clipping your rotting toenails is not appropriate public transportation behavior. As the sign notes, “it’s crazy that this even has to be mentioned,” and yet, unfortunately, it really does. [Twitter]

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