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Compassionate Fashion: How A Shopaholic Fashion Writer Is Learning To Be A More Conscious Consumer

Forever 21 & Sweatshops
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Compassionate Fashion: How A Shopaholic Fashion Writer Is Learning To Be A More Conscious Consumer

This post has been a long time coming. I decided to write it on April 24th, 2013, but I didn’t know how to write it; all I knew was I needed to change the way I thought about fashion in a big way, and fast.

April 24th was the day that Rana Plaza, a clothing factory in Bangladesh, collapsed, killing over 1,000 people. The building was not designed or certified to be used as a factory, and even though the workers — the vast majority of whom were women — had reported massive cracks forming in the ceiling the day before the collapse, their supervisors told them they would be fired if they skipped work. So they returned to Rana Plaza to sew cheap dresses and tops that would be sold by companies such as Mango and Walmart, and they died.

One of my Facebook friends summed it up in nine words: “America, your addiction to cheap T-shirts is killing people.”

As a clothes hoarder, fashion writer, frequent shopper, and feminist, I felt an intense wave of guilt in the wake of this tragedy. Keep reading »

Street Style Star Of The Week: Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough’s red carpet style is notoriously hit and miss, but her everyday outfits have been catching my eye more and more often lately. Her look is pretty casual and trend-driven (see: crop tops, leather skirts, camo print leggings) and easy to replicate even if you’re working with a small budget. As someone whose wardrobe is 80% black, I also appreciate how often she wears white (and am in complete awe of how she keeps her whites so white). Click on the gallery to take some style cues from this gorgeous dancing queen!

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: The Twisted Ponytail

Women's long hairstyle

When it comes to hairstyles, my ultimate goal is always “find a way to make a basic ponytail look cooler,” because basic ponytails are easy, quick, and flattering, but — let’s face it — a bit boring. This gorgeous twisted ponytail is exactly what I’m talking about: not much more complicated than a basic ponytail, but it looks infinitely more polished and chic. Check out more pics and a video tutorial over at Love Maegan!

This “Golden Girls” Doll House Is Everything I’ve Ever Wanted

Yesterday, Julie sent me a link to this scale model of the house from “The Golden Girls,” I just immediately started crying with joy. It cost $175, but for that level of detail and the number of hours I would spend making my Dorothy paper doll shake her head at my Rose and Blanche paper dolls in the living room, and then serving tiny slices of cheesecake at the kitchen table while my Sophia doll told a funny story about her childhood in Sicily, it seemed like a total steal. Today, it’s sold out, and I’m crying for a different reason. See a couple more photos of this amazingly detailed masterpiece after the jump! [Etsy] Keep reading »

Golden Girls On Gay Marriage
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WTF Tributes On Etsy
celeb tribute art
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Watch This: The Worst First Driving Lesson Ever

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Drunk Driving
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GPS Gone Rogue
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Drive-By Wank
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Worst First Driving Lesson Ever
Use the braaaaaaaakes!

Due to a confluence of events including me moving across the country, misplacing my driver’s license, and the Oregon DMV refusing to emerge from the dark ages, I might have to take the Tennessee driving test to get a replacement license. The prospect of taking the road test again makes me feel almost exactly as terrified as I did when I drove to the DMV with my dad on my 16th birthday, but with an extra dose of embarrassment because I’ve now had 12 years of driving practice and I still don’t know how to parallel park. Oops.

I must say, though, that watching this video made me feel a little bit better. I don’t speak Korean, but the internet says this is a video of a woman’s first driving lesson that went so wrong, so fast. I might biff the parking section of my test, but I’m fairly confident I won’t, you know, FLIP THE CAR. [Neatorama]

What Would You Do If A 7-Foot KFC Bucket Randomly Appeared In Your Yard?

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“I was driving by, I saw this giant Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket in my yard, and I thought for sure I was hallucinating, so I called my teenagers who were at home and had them go outside.”

Seriously, have you ever read a better opening line to any story, ever? This gem of a quote comes from a woman named Aleena Headrick, who did indeed discover a 7-foot KFC bucket in her Waynesboro, Georgia, yard. Whereas I would have assumed it was a not-so-subtle message from hungry aliens and retreated to my underground bunker, goodhearted Headrick decided to share the strange scene on social media. “Too often we just need something to laugh about,” she told reporters, “so I put it on Facebook and told [my friends] that I would bring chicken to the next potluck.” Keep reading »

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