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Hautelinks: Week of 4/25/13


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* Wow, this made me want to cry. People can be so cruel, but it’s beyond cool that this girl is taking it all in stride and creating something thought-provoking.

* Garance Dore wrote about friendship, and we couldn’t agree more with her thoughts.

* Have you guys seen the new trailer for the film The Bling Ring? If not, watch it now!! I’m obsessed with Emma Watson’s amazing LA-girl accent, and, well, this whole movie in general.

* Haha, oh my god: Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority Letter. (This is obviously NSFW due to language.)

* Also funny: Jimmy Kimmel Gets Coachella Attendees to Lie About Liking Fake Bands. (Oh, hipsters!)

* I linked this on our Twitter yesterday (are you following us yet?), but if you didn’t see it, it’s good: 33 Absolutely Universal Truths About Fashion, from Buzzfeed.

* One more from Buzzfeed because oh my god, why didn’t we think of these craft hacks? Genius.

* Beyonce Reveals Mrs. Carter Show Tour Wardrobe Sketches. I love seeing the “before” sketches of finished looks!

* 21 Style Lessons from Disney Princesses, via Buzzfeed.

* It’s that time of year when everyone seems to want a golden glow. InStyle has some great self-tanning tips from makeup artists to help you get your bronze on the safe way.

* Windows of New York is such a cool and unique idea for a blog!

* I know some of you get tired of ThoughtCatalog links, but I swear this article is really great and helpful: How I Did Research for 3 New York Times Bestselling Authors in My Spare Time.

* Ahh, thanks, scumbag internet.

* As members of the butterfly clip generation, we are so down with these.

* Also from Glamour, an important notice about the future of taxes on online purchases. I agree – this is definitely going to happen soon, so we should all be prepared!

* Acronyms/initialisms you see all the time, explained!

* Wow: Cheating to Learn: How a UCLA Professor Gamed a Game Theory Midterm.

* Lauren Conrad shares three healthy lunch ideas for busy girls.

* This DIY pearl and safety pin necklace is so simple and so cool! The best part? It’s totally temporary! Genius.

* Want to get the “hair chalking” look while being good to your locks? Enter watercolor hydrating masques. (I’ve tried a variation on this with Manic Panic dye and mucho conditioner and it works great and washes out fast!)

* Such good points: 3 Reasons to Travel While We’re Young.

* How to Wear Red Lipstick Like a Boss, from HelloGiggles. Tons of great shade recommendations!

* As an admitted Francophile, I obviously enjoyed this piece on bringing out your inner “French woman”, whatever that means.

* Leading Men Age, But Their Love Interests Don’t. Ugh, I have always thought that this was such a weird/gross double standard, and the charts really drive that point home.

* From Complex, 25 Things Every ’90s Kid Wished They Could Do. It’s true!

* Wow, this simple little trick for a super-long ponytail is a game-changer! How did I not know about this?

* In case you need a little romance in your life (or just a good cry): Top 10 Romantic Movies Currently on Netflix Instant.

* I saw this a few weeks ago but just realized we never linked it here! Reasons My Son Is Crying. Comedy gold.

* Hey, It’s OK if You Don’t Know What You Want to Be When You Grow Up. Truth!

* This is just beyond ridiculous: 5 Craziest Ways Men Have Censored Female Sexuality.

* I can’t be the only one who is loooving Jennifer Lawrence’s new hairdo, right? Do you guys love?

* Alexa Chung on Festival Fashion & Her Teenage Style. Will always love her look.

* Okay, this is officially on my to-do list: Make your own gold leaf top coat for less than $6!

* And this DIY photo album idea would be such a cool gift for a loved one or awesome conversation piece in your own home.

* Sandwich Art is such a cool concept! A dad draws his kids a sandwich bag picture a day.

* Another cool tutorial: Learn how to make your own portable art supply case.

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10 Responses to “Hautelinks: Week of 4/25/13”

  1. 1
    April 26th, 2013 at 3:46 am


    I love college fashion! But is saddens me that your link to the sorority letter does not include the Delta Gamma Fraternity for Women’s response to the issue. While, Molly Shannon’s reading of the letter is hilarious; the letter itself is not a reflection of the sorority that I know and love. As a long time reader and devotee to college fashion I would truly appreciate it if y’all would also post the link to Delta Gamma’s official response to what happened. As you are a “college” fashion site (even though I ‘ll be graduating in May and will still regularly check your sight) it would be amazing if you could show the true nature of the Delta Gamma organization as an “Hautelink.”

    Thanks College Fashion!

  2. 2
    April 26th, 2013 at 4:12 am

    These are great, but the subject of the first link is not a girl; she’s an adult woman. :)

  3. 3
    April 26th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Caroline – We definitely didn’t intend to judge the Delta Gamma organization by linking to that post; it was just supposed to be a funny link. I think most readers know that a sorority as a whole should not be judged by a single member! (At least, I hope so!) Can you send the link you’re talking about? Include it in a comment and I’ll add it in!

    Chiara – Haha, thanks! She looks to be mid-20s, so I guess I just assumed she was, although I didn’t see her age in the article. How old is she? And sidenote: At what age are we no longer allowed to refer to our fellow ladies as girls, colloquially? What about “girl’s night out”? “You go, girl”? These are important questions!!

  4. 4
    April 26th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I found a few of the tips on bringing out your inner french women not only in poor taste but actually really sad. French women understand that their husbands will cheat on them? French women don’t consider compliments from men sexual harassment?
    I think women have a sense about when they are being old they are beautiful and when they are being harassed. I hope women know they deserve a man’s love and devotion and I don’t think we should be questioning our value to seem chic.

    But yeah, the red lip stick part ….do that.

  5. 5
    April 27th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Hayley – I totally, totally agree. I thought those sections were bizarre and off-putting too, however they comprised a small part of the article and were addressed well in the comments, so I didn’t disclaim them in the post. The rest of the article is great, but, yeah, I totally agree that the stuff about men is side-eye-worthy. (Also, the few french women I know would never put up with a husband openly cheating, or being harassed in the street, but I digress.)

  6. 6
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Hautelinks is my favorite part of the week. I feel like not as many people comment when they like something, so I just want to say thank you!

    I especially liked the trailer for The Bling Ring, Leading Men Age but their Female Co-Stars Don’t, and 3 Reasons to Travel While You’re Young.

  7. 7
    April 27th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    EC – Aw, thank you for commenting! I’m so glad you like these posts. I think you’re right – I’m always surprised that when our traffic and social media shares go up, comment numbers seem to go down. But I’m the same way and rarely comment on blogs, even when I loove something, so I can’t judge! It’s great to hear from readers, though – it really is much appreciated. :)

  8. 8
    April 29th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Regarding the first story posted (about the woman being “mocked” for her weight).

    So, picture this: You’re in New York City with friends, and suddenly, you see a woman posing morosely by herself while a camera on a tripod takes her picture. Do you give her a weird look? Yes. Yes, you do. If you see the same thing–a depressed woman standing awkwardly while someone takes her picture, do you look? Yes. You do.

    I read one of her original blog posts about this project which had a different set of pictures. The one she touted as the most “judgmental” featured her on a playground. She was sitting in a swing next to a little girl being pushed by her dad. She had her head down and looked like a poster child for depression.

    Now, if you’re at a playground with your kid, and there’s a random woman posing for a tripod (or even another person) while pouting on a swing not moving, are you going to give them a weird look? Yes. Yes, you will.

    I think she reached way too far with this. Yes, people in society are cruel. Yes, people do make fun at the obese. But to cite every single picture of people looking at her weird as a comment on her weight is egocentric, and frankly, just put out there for clicks.

    “Society Judges Me because I’m Fat” will get way more page views than “Society Judges Me because I Photograph Myself in Weird Situations”

    Psychologists have a term for what this woman is feeling: “projection”. This means that she sees in others what she is feeling about herself. You think you’re overweight, so you assume everyone else is judging you for being overweight.

    Other than that, I love this weekly round up! I’m a long time CF reader–actually, this was the first fashion blog I ever read! Keep up the good work. :)

  9. 9
    May 3rd, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Tierney, I noticed the same thing with her photos, though the worst offenders weren’t included in the link here. There’s one where she’s standing on a busy sidewalk, made more narrow by construction barriers, pulling out a huge map. This woman in walking front of her gives her a side-eye look. Gee, I can’t imagine why that would be. Must be because she hates her for being fat. Talk about projection.

  10. 10
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