This Sunday, Sasha Obama wore this ASOS unicorn sweater to a basketball game, and the internet promptly exploded shortly afterward. People rushed to snatch up the sweater, which was on sale for $20, and it sold out almost immediately. For a while, there was talk of the sweater being indefinitely unavailable. TRAGEDY. As it turns out, it will be restocked on December 2! Get your credit cards ready! Follow ASOS’s Twitter for updates on the oh-so-famous sweater. [ASOS via Huffington Post]
Well, this blows. It’s just come to my attention that a special GroupOn was offered last summer in Mongolia, advertising discounted unicorn rides. If this doesn’t make you squee with joy and sing the theme to “The Last Unicorn,” I don’t want to know you.
The ad reads:
Unlike bigfoot, Santa Claus and the perfect men, unicorns really exist. Today’s Groupon offers full proof with a one-day unicorn-back riding from The Horse Whispers.
The ad goes onto explain that all unicorns will be “USA imported” and if you like, you can choose to ride the unicorn horseback style or enjoy it via a “magic pumpkin,” which appears to be a carriage built to “Cinderella”-style specifications. Keep reading »
Bless you, Lisa Frank, for helping me build my unicorn sticker collection and making sure my school supplies were covered with the mythical, rainbow-colored creatures. I know I was not alone in my girlhood unicorn fantasy. Most young girls indulge in some kind of animal enthusiasm. But some experts think there’s a deeper reason for this. Engaging in an obsession, with unicorns, horses, or dolphins specifically, may help young girls become strong women. Why? They help us claim our power. “They’re all active, they’re all sources of power and motion and transformation … these are all borderland creatures; gateway animals to other worlds. They help us imagine wonderful other ways of being in the world. They let us be cowgirls and oceanographers and mermaids and princesses,” says scientist Laurel Braitman. Find out what important qualities each animal represents after the jump. Keep reading »
Baby, it is cold outside. What we wouldn’t give for that mythical garment that both keeps us warm and enlivens our wardrobe with a little imagination. Does such a thing exist? Why yes! This crewneck’s red and gray stripes will go great with any of the neutrals in your closet, the snuggly wool with banded sleeves is sensible and warm, and that red unicorn on the front? She takes this sweater from basic to majestic.