Swoon: Michelle Obama’s Fierce “Essence” Cover

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama and her power-arms grace the October issue of Essence. Does this woman take a bad picture, ever? I would make a joke about wanting to raid her closet, but the Secret Service might come after me. [Essence]… More »

The Flaming Lips Are Recording A 6-Hour Song

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 3, 2011

I adore the Flaming Lips. Why? Because Wayne Coyne and crew always come off with slightly bonkers ideas to make music just a little more fun. Like, when they got friends to dress up in animal costumes and dance with flashlights at their shows. Or when Wayne took to rolling a giant bubble over the… More »

Lanvin Makes Clothes, Awkward Dancing, Cool For Everyone

By: Julie Gerstein / September 3, 2011

As if we could love Lanvin any more than we already do, they had to go and make this hilarious video for their fall collection, featuring models Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmerman swaying awkwardly to Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me.” And watch for an adorbs cameo from Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz at the very… More »

Hot New Band Alert: Foster The People

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 3, 2011

Fresh off their nomination for Best New Artist at the MTV VMAs, Bing has dropped this cool video about LA-based band Foster the People. Find out how they went from playing local clubs to award nominees largely through word of mouth and offering their tunes for free online… More »

Everything You Need To Know About Sleeping Can Be Found In This Snoring Shar-Pei Video

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2011

It’s much easier to sleep lying down than with your head propped up, chin-first.
Snoring is only a permissible bedtime behavior if you’re an adorable Shar-Pei.

That is all. [Huffington Post via YouTube]… More »

Evening Quickies: Tavi’s Web Magazine, Rookie, Launches Monday

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2011

Teen style blogger Tavi Gevinson’s web magazine, Rookie, for teen girls is set to launch on Monday. Rookiemag.com will feature monthly themes, the first one being “beginnings,” and post three times a day: “after school, after dinner, and before bed.” We’re way, way past our teen years but we’re still excited! [WWD]
Um, what? Watch… More »