Trendsday: Why Is Ayn Rand Suddenly Everywhere?

Love her or hate her, you can’t deny the controversial impact of Ayn Rand. Just mentioning her name can illicit unpredictable and impassioned responses. When I first read and fell in love with The Fountainhead in college, I didn’t realize that becoming a Rand fan meant I was automatically an Objectivist and a heartless, self-serving Capitalist. While I do feel her philosophy lacks compassion and by no means consider myself an Objectivist, it’s still one of my all-time favorite books because of the complexity and intensity of the characters and plot.

Seems like I’m not the only one loving on Ayn. After the jump, the latest sign of Ayn Rand fever. Keep reading »

The Inspiration Board: Where The Wild Things Are

We’re excited about the scary sweet monsters from Where the Wild Things Are, and surprisingly also inspired by their bold style. Sport a stripey sweater or golden crown, stare down the competition and consider yourself ready for the fall. We weren’t the only ones inspired though, check out these pics from a recent British Vogue fashion story if you haven’t had enough. And click after the jump to find out where to find these wild inspirational pieces…

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10 Reasons Why We Are So Ready For Alicia Silverstone’s Comeback

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen “Clueless.” I always adored Cher Horowitz’s valley girl awesomeness. And don’t even get me started on her computerized revolving closet. Obviously, I was elated to hear that Alicia Silverstone is back, at least on Broadway. The ’90s It girl is leaving her pink boa and Beverly Hills behind and hitting the stage in New York City, to play an editor’s girlfriend in the play “Time Stands Still.” I am so hoping that this is the beginning of her comeback. Let me count the reasons why. [The Huffington Post] Keep reading »

We’re Back!

Hi, readers! We’ve been having some server issues today, but we’re working them out. You might have missed a few of the posts we’ve put up as a result, so here’s your recommended reading list:

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“Alice In Wonderland” Looks Like The Best Movie Ever

The trailer for Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” has finally come down the rabbit hole and it looks a-maaaazing. Johnny Depp, in particular, looks deliciously wicked, definitely channeling the same dark kookiness of his version of Willy Wonka. Only this time, we hope his brilliance is fully appreciated. With Wonka, he could not escape comparisons to Gene Wilder, but his Mad Hatter can only be held up against a cartoon — we’re sure he’ll hold his own. Keep reading »

Crave: Pharmous Gold Mosaic Leggings

These leggings are kind of making us wish for winter. Imagine them with black motorcycle boots and a slouchy, dark T-shirt dress and you’ll be imagining our uniform once the cold comes ’round. We’ve seen gold leggings before, but we’ve never seen them done this well with so much detail. These are not your standard American Apparel gold leggings. They are at least 20 times more badass. [$91, Pixie Market] Keep reading »

It’s Probably Time To Stop Sleeping With A Teddy Bear

Dear Gregory,

I think we should stop sleeping together.

I’m moving in with my boyfriend at the end of the month and I don’t know how he’ll feel about us. I know you and I have known each other forever and I want you to know how special your relationship has been to me—going to London and Prague together, that time you stayed with me for a week when I had a sinus infection.

But I’m sorry, Gregory. It’s time I stopped sleeping with a teddy bear. Keep reading »

Girls Want A BFF, Boys Like Hanging Out In Big Groups

Those kooky scientists, always launching big, expensive studies to tell us things we already know. Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health took MRIs of children’s brains to figure out what exactly happens when they make a new friend. The kids were asked to look at pictures of potential friends and rate them, depending on interest. Researchers told the test subjects they would be meeting their favorites from the pictures in a few weeks. For girls, preparing to meet a friend got their brains all hyped up. But boys’ brains pretty much did nothing at all. (Ha, what else is new?) The scientists concluded that this shows that girls tend towards one-on-one relationships, while boys prefer the nature of large groups. Perhaps so they have more people to burp with? [Time] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Jessica Biel Has An Insatiable Thirst

Jessica Biel must have worked pretty hard in rehearsal for her “Guys and Dolls” debut at the Hollywood Bowl later this month if she thinks she needs to drink an entire gallon of water afterward. [LA, 7/21/09] Keep reading »

WTF? Justin Timberlake and Olsen Twins Join CFDA?

So, of course, being invited to join the CFDA, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, is the highest honor an American designer can achieve. Oddly enough, William Rast, Justin Timberlake’s clothing line, and The Row, from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, have both been inducted to the council. Is anyone else uber confused? We sorta get the Olsens. After all, their clothing line has been gaining lots of buzz since it first debuted, and the fashion set loves it for being well-made and well-designed, if a little pricey. But William Rast? What’s to love? It’s primarily known for producing denim. We need answers, and we need them now! If not, we’d at least like a CFDA invitation ourselves since it looks like anyone with a needle and thread can join. Sorry, but we had to take it there! [CFDA] Keep reading »

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