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Be My Boyfriend: The Beautiful Minds Behind Beloved Shirts

The One That Started It All
Forget Jesus, check out this Oprah face sweatshirt. Read More »

An incredible thing happened to me on Sunday night: I saw God for the very first time. Or, you know, this Oprah face sweatshirt, but it’s the exact same thing. I texted Julie immediately to make her aware of my intentions to purchase two (one for each of us, naturally) so that we might match, and never wear any other shirt ever again in our lives. She took it one step further and pointed me in the direction of the sweatshirt’s source, a Utah-based company called Beloved Shirts. Man, if you thought that Oprah sweatshirt was great (and I did, obviously), check out all these other ones!

I’m not entirely sure who is behind Beloved, or if they would like to date me, but I’m putting it out there that I would definitely like to date them. On the off chance that they don’t want to date me, which would be weird, I guess I could settle for them sending me one of their beautiful creations. Please take a look at some of my choicest favorites in this gallery, and keep in mind that I would happily accept every single one, though I am most emotionally invested in the Step Brothers sweatshirt (shown), and am also pretty loose about giving out my address to strangers. Only in the name of perfect sweatshirts, of course. [Beloved]

Kelly Osbourne Needs To Step Away From The Bronzer, Stat

Choosing A Bronzer
Which bronzer is right for you? Read More »

I can’t be sure if Kelly Osbourne‘s unfortunate mishap is the result of an overzealous bronzer application, or whether self-tanner is to blame — really, it could go either way. But Kelly usually has such lovely fair skin, and it goes so well with her glamorous, edgy vibe… As a lifelong Extra Pale, I always feel disappointed when a fellow fog-dweller turns to the bronze side. Why do some celebrities have such an aversion to their natural skin tones? There’s nothing wrong with being pale; it just helps people find you better in the dark! I’ve always fancied myself a bit of a human lantern, personally. Oh yeah, and above are some other celeb tanning disasters…

Spring Must Haves: 10 Perfect Pairs Of Printed Jeans

Like an amazing piece of statement jewelry, a pair of printed jeans takes a basic look and turns it into something special. White tee? Grey sweatshirt? Sneakers? Add colorful printed denim and you’ve got a serious Outfit (yes, with a capital O) on your hands. It’s nigh summer, which makes it the perfect time to recruit one of these 10 show-stopping pairs into your springtime wardrobe…

That’s A Lot Of Look: Leigh Lezark Is Covered In Chains

Cavalli Vs. Karl
Roberto gives Karl a run for his money in the "weirdest designer" stakes. Read More »

Leigh Lezark, one-third of the notorious New York City-based DJ trio The Misshapes, generally dresses all sorts of fabulous: the Chanel ambassador (Karl loves her) sticks to a simple monochromatic palette and streamlined shapes punctuated by killer accessories. So. With that said. What fresh hell is this? What kind of occasion even calls for this sort of attire? What is the Calzedonia Summer Show Forever Together, and are there calzones? Because it sounds like a place where there would be calzones.

Who Had The Best Look In Black At The Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair Party?

The Tribeca Film Festival began with a bang last night with its star-studded Vanity Fair kick-off gala. Countless familiar New York City names were spotted at the annual event, from the festival’s founder Robert De Niro to “socialite” and headband-wearer Arden Wohl. This is New York City, after all, so naturally many of the partygoers were in head-to-toe black looks. Adorably preggers Evan Rachel Wood was radiant in a flattering black halter dress, and Sienna Miller looked rad in a short black-on-black floral frock that showcased her killer shoes. Both Karolina Kurkova and Rachel Roy chose pantsuit looks for the occasion, and Whoopi Goldberg looked like the awesomest good witch/cool aunt ever in her trademark Cool Flowy Black Thing. (I love Whoopi.) So! Who do you think wore black better at the Vanity Fair party? It’s a tough call, right?

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Will Beyoncé Succeed In Singlehandedly Bringing Back The Bellybutton Ring?

Ear Piercing
Remember when piercing your ears was the biggest deal? Read More »
Be More Like Beyonce
kathleen hanna and beyonce photo
Kathleen Hanna says Beyonce doesn't sit around reading mean comments. Read More »

I couldn’t tell you why, exactly, but bellybutton piercings viscerally repulse me. I should probably preface that by saying that bellybuttons viscerally repulse me, and a crystal stud right up in there does nothing for the biological aversion I feel in regard to that weird spot. Navels are just so human, you know? Like, there was a bloody fucking cord in there that attached you to your mother, which is weird enough, and then you had to go and stick a Swarovski (if you’re fancy) in for good measure? Ugh!

But that’s just my opinion. Obviously not everyone shares this sentiment, because enough people have rocked bellybutton rings in the past (and present!) for it to have been a Thing. (My mother texted me a couple of weeks ago to ask me if she should get hers done with her fellow bellydancers, which, again, is ugh on so very many levels.) And now that Beyoncé‘s gone and flaunted her navel jewel in her new H&M ads (why, Bey, why?), do we think it will make a resurgence? Don’t they get all crusty and grimy and get stuck to your sheets and maybe cause infection? I don’t know, man. Would you be willing to give this very ’90s trend another go? [Refinery29]

Your Daily Reminder That Men Are Capable Of Being Truly Terrible

I am in the midst of an apartment search right now. It is annoying, frustrating, and anxiety-producing, but it is just Something That Must Happen. Somewhat more exasperating than just looking for an apartment is the fact that I am also seeking a roommate situation, which has led me to where else but that great cesspool of all things terrible and soul-crushing, Craigslist. Just how soul-crushing could it possibly be?, you inquire, doubting my integrity and ability to separate Truly Bad Things from Simply Irritating Ones because I am a young and very sensitive woman inclined to hyperbole and melodrama. Here, I present to you an actual post I was led to by my innocent hunt for a suitable (female) housemate. I would now like to wash my hands, and then maybe sew up my vagina. Inquire within! [Craigslist]

Missed Connections
5 Craigslist missed connections I won't ever get... Read More »
Selling it all on Craigslist
Winona sold all her stuff on Craigslist. Here's what she learned! Read More »
Dating An Ex-PUA
pickup artist
She dated an ex- Pickup Artist. Read More »

Universal Pictures Plans A “Pitch Perfect” Sequel To Hit Theaters In 2015

Meet The Bellas!
This handy character guide introduces you to the Bellas. Read More »
"Pitch Perfect"
It's a guilty pleasure on par with "Bring It On." Read More »
Meet Rebelicious!
She's Rebel Wilson's rapping alter ego, natch. Read More »

Can you say, aca-fuck yes? The Barden Bellas of “Pitch Perfect” are returning to a movie theater near you in 2015. The head of Universal Pictures has confirmed the studio’s plan for “Pitch Perfect 2,” with the original screenwriter Kay Cannon on board. Judging by what the actors have said in past interviews — and Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards reunion performance — we’re willing to bet that the full cast, or at least the majority of it, will be back for a second round. Two words: Rebel Wilson. (And if you haven’t seen the movie by now… see it. Just do it.) [Slash Film]

Chanel Reigns Supreme In The Fashion Film Game With This Dreamy Video

Chanel Gets Trippy
Flashbacks! Read More »
Tilda Swinton For Chanel
The ethereal actress is the face of Chanel's latest campaign. Read More »
"Fashion Film"
Lizzy Caplan stars in this brilliant parody. Read More »
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Say what you will about (kooky/krazy/kreepy) Karl Lagerfeld, but when it comes to his creative directorial role at Chanel, the man is aces. Filmmaker Trevor Undi took Karl’s vision and interpreted it into this hypnotic 2 and a half-minute video comprised of clips from the French fashion house’s Paris-Édimbourg Métiers d’Art 2012/13 runway show, which took place in a castle in the Scottish highlands. Never before have runway-side iPhone photographers looked so, well, otherworldly. [Vimeo]

Makeup Bag: The Best Of Blotting Papers For Summertime Skin

There’s nothing sexier than a sweaty face in the summertime, am I right? As the self-proclaimed Sweatiest Person of All Time (no wonder everyone wants to date me!), I’m kind of an expert when it comes to the best methods of controlling oily skin when the temperatures rise. First things first: as little clothing and makeup as possible, naturally, and blotting papers. Let your powder compact hit the floor and pick up one of these five tried-and-true packs of oil-absorbing sheets for clear, controlled skin all spring and summer long… Keep reading »

5 Natural Face Cleansers
Make an Earth Month switch to one of these 5 tried-and-true cleansers. Read More »
Cleaning Makeup Brushes
The simplest 3-step guide to cleaning your makeup brushes. Read More »
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