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August 26, 2014

An Ode to Ezra Koenig’s Greatest Selfies

Right up there with snow days and being rewarded with free pizza after an over 30 minute wait, are the selfies of Vampire Weekend’s lead singer, Ezra Koenig. The Instagram aficionado of the band (who basically has the online persona of an 11 year old Japanese girl), is everything you could want in a man. All of his photos manage to have the perfect balance of self-deprecation and irony, and almost /always/ incorporate a strange reflective surface. Here is a comprehensive guide to Ezra Koenig’s greatest selfies.

So EnJoY! yeaaaHH HeeeYYY ~*~ read more…

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Lifestyle
August 26, 2014

An Ode To: Nicole Richie

There are some people in this world that after viewing them for a mere moment you just wish, at the very least, you were friends with them, and at the very most, you WERE them. Nicole Richie is one such person. Even during her more questionable years (The Simple Life) her exuberance, spontaneity, and quick wit was completely enviable. Richie has completely pulled her sh*t together, and is now an unbelievably effortless fashion icon and mother to two cute, lil, rugrats. This is my 5 part ode, to the one and only, Nicole Richie.  read more…

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Lifestyle
August 26, 2014

Pop Videos Analyzed: Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off Edition

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As all of you ladygals know by now, our woman crush Tay Swift’s music video for “Shake It Off” was just released. And… it’s…interesting? I mean, FORA thinks she looks absolutely beautiful in the video – when does T-Swift not look flawless? However, we’re just a little confused with the theme of it all. A part of me believes that this was Tay’s way of telling us we can be whatever we wanna be (because in this video, she is many, many things). In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a play by play by yours truly. read more…

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Beauty
August 25, 2014

Why You Should Go *Bold* For Back To School Makeup

If there’s one thing the characters from 90s high school movies have taught me, it’s that blue eyeshadow solves everything. There’s a reason the prom queen always wears bold lipstick. And the class president would be nothing without their heavily stenciled-in brows. Based on the aforementioned data, I’ve concluded that a ~fancy face~ must be the missing exponent to the puzzling mathematical equation: __________ + pizza = BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER. To ensure everything adds up, I’ve created a cheat sheet of beauty tips to score *insert 100 emoji* on the Back To Cool/School test. With Cher Horowitz as your spirit animal, let punchy lips and unconventional shadows be your ticket to the best BTS yet. read more…

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Beauty
August 25, 2014

It’s A Cruel, Cruel, Cruel Summer (Beauty)

Taking inspiration from the song Cruel Summer, I’ve kicked off my summer with a darker beauty regimen – and even though we’re currently in the fleeting moments of August, it’s not too late to do the same! The end of summer doesn’t have to be all about maintaining that pre-September *glow*. Sport SPF 70, maintain yr porcelain skin, and continue to scoff at the colour coral!!! Yas gurl, U DO U!!!! read more…

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Beauty
August 25, 2014

FIT CHATZ: Nike Training Club with Sharlene Chiu

FIT CHATZ: It’s kind of like chit chats except with fitness and a “z” for added visual interest. Get it? Anyway…

Last week we may have “om”-ed with Phoebe and Lauren, but this week, we ditched our typical noms“, and bumped up the intensity by sitting in on a Nike Training Club session with Sharlene Chiu. read more…

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Fashion
August 22, 2014

Street Style Lookbook: We Wear Da Pants

To adequately prepare ourselves for da ~end of summer~, we’re putting away all of our sundresses (loljk what sundresses) and pairing our sneakers/loafers/smiles with a good ol’ pair of appendage-coverers (read: pants) – or, in one specific case, THE CUTEST PUPPY EVER (hi, Jacob!). Yes, notions of “transitional dressing” are all fine, dandy, and (mostly) practical, but truth be told, we’re just excited to optimize our fall wardrobes once again!!!

PS: Appropriately, one of our street style savants has Seasons by Future Islands on repeat. Soulmates? Yeah, I think so. read more…

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Lifestyle
August 22, 2014

Pop Videos Analyzed: Britney Spears’ Everytime Edition

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I’d like to think Britney Spears’ greatest accomplishments were 1) the creation of her Everytime music video and 2) leaving the Cheesecake Factory without paying. I don’t think you guys would enjoy the breakdown of her dine-and-dash experience at America’s favourite chain restaurant, so I decided to break down one of the most puzzling pop videos of all time.

That being said, it’s time to dissect the completely illogical and equally magical video released in 2004 (post Justin’s Cry Me a River). No one does the de-glamorization of the lonely pop lifestyle quite like Britney. So, put on your baseball cap and stilettos because it’s time to psycho-analyze, Everytime. read more…

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Beauty
August 21, 2014

Beauty Inspiration: Grimes

Excuse me while I fangirl out of orbit for a minute…but guys, we need to talk about Grimes (and how awesome she is).

Miss Claire Boucher is an extraordinarily talented artist and has been on repeat on my iTunes for the past 1,095 days. I recently saw her perform live and those near me may have heard me say, “I wish I could freaky friday with her!”, and folks – I meant it. To wake up with the voice of Mariah Carey from space? To sport glitter like you were born that way? And to look incredible with absolutely any colour of hair? That is the life, my friends.  read more…

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Lifestyle
August 21, 2014

FYI: Gourmet Popsicle Recipes

I love popsicles - just look at my author photo – and there is nothing more refreshing that having a sweet, icy popsicle on a hawt day. Similar to the cupcake, there is an art (and accompanying niche) for the popsicle trend. Basically, the fresher the ingredients and more elaborate flavours the better (not to mention, prettier). Here are a few popsicle recipes for you to try before summer is overrrrrrrr… read more…

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