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Hautelinks: Week of 1/12/12


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* Start a new year of style off right with’s Spring 2012 Trend Reports. Hello, eye candy.

* ZenHabits did a great post on clearing your life out for the new year. January is a fantastic time to do this type of stuff, especially since workloads are easiest at the beginning of the semester.

* The Coveteur posted a peek inside Coco Chanel’s apartment. Pictures of that place never cease to inspire.

* And while we’re on the subject, A Cup of Jo featured some amazing photos of Parisian apartments. The best part? You can actually stay in them!

* Oooh, this rope wrapped chain bracelet tutorial is so edgy-cool and doesn’t look too difficult to try.

* If you have a few minutes to kill, this interactive, light-sensitive website explores one little girl’s dreams – it reminds us of Coraline! So creative and unique.

* We’ve linked this on CF before, but in case you missed it, this DIY ombre shirt tutorial is SUCH a fabulous idea and would be so perfect for spring wardrobes…

* Princess Kate Middleton’s birthday was this past Monday, and to celebrate, The Frisky listed 30 reasons to love her.

* These lovely updos would be perfect for your next party – and the video instruction definitely helps make them easier to achieve.

* File this under WOAH: A girl transforms herself into Drake with some serious makeup skills. If you haven’t seen her other videos yet, you are missing out! This Adriana Lima one never ceases to blow my mind.

* Speaking of videos, Refinery 29 did a great basic eyeshadow tutorial that will teach you how to use your favorite shadow quad the right way.

* Also from R29: How to Look Gorgeous in Pictures – Facebook Edition.

* If you’re an Archie Comics fan, you will love this Tumblr, dedicated to Betty and Veronica’s fashion choices.

* FabSugar has 10 Pretty Winter Dresses to Wear Now – okay, they’re all pricey, but good inspiration to shop your closet for more budget-friendly looks!

* Looking for a new place? Apartment Therapy lists their top 8 favorite apartment hunting websites. (And no, Craigslist is not one of them!)

* Cupcake Mixology, from A Beautiful Mess – love this idea, especially for a party.

* This would also be party-perfect: DIY Tassel Garland, from Delightfully Tacky.

* Hahaha, this is great: Justin Bieber Looks Utterly Confused in V Magazine.

* One more from Fashionista: Diary of an Anonymous Fashion Assistant. Entertaining read!

* Who knew there were so many different types of vending machines? The lobster one makes me sad but the book one is a pretty awesome idea.

* If you’re bored, ShowOffBook will generate something random for you to do! (It told me to go fly a kite during a torrential downpour here in Boston – clearly it has a sense of humor, too!)

* Need some boots for the winter weather? The Gloss has cuter and more affordable Ugg alternatives under $100.

* 10 Fashion Trends Men Hate (And Why You Should Keep Wearing Them), from R29. Amen!

* TeenVogue lists their top 10 best dressed celebs during the first week in January. Rooney Mara can do no wrong!

* Why Girls Hate Each Other, from one of our faves, Ms. Jenna Marbles. Great message at the end.

* If you’re redecorating your dorm or just want to add some more color to your room, look no further than these 10 rad affordable art prints – seriously cool.

* Another slideshow, this time with super unique jewelry finds: The Coolest Crafty Jewelry on Etsy Right Now.

* DIY Tie Dye Nails. We’ve seen tutorials like this before, but the results on this one are nothing short of psychedelic.

* File this under “no words”: Are the Kardashians Starting Their Own Magazine?

* You’re gonna want to run to the drugstore after reading this: 40 Drugstore Classics Every Woman Should Own, from Lucky Mag.

* Fashion blogger Brooklyn Blonde lists her must-have beauty essentials. We agree with pretty much ALL of these.

* Ever wonder what it would be like to live with a lion? These pictures are fantastic.

* W Magazine lists Trends That Are Going Global, with insiders’ takes on which brands are selling, and to whom.

* Super relevant and helpful: The Life After College Roadmap, from

* Beauty advertisements were very different before Photoshop was invented –’s gallery offers proof. How glam are those ads?

* The Beauty Department shows you how to minimize frizz during the winter months.

* If you’re a photography beginner, Running on Happiness has a wonderful tutorial on aperture and depth of field that will have you shooting like a pro in no time.

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6 Responses to “Hautelinks: Week of 1/12/12”

  1. 1
    January 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you so much for posting that link to the Life After College link–I am a 2011 grad and I was beginning to think that it was crazy that I moved to a new city without a friend-base, and this gave me some good ideas and made me feel less alone! Thanks!

  2. 2
    January 13th, 2012 at 1:02 am

    I always love the Haute Links.
    Except the photos in ads were actually edited earlier than the 1950s. Cecil Beaton, a Vouge and Vanity Fair photographer, pioneered modern photo editing techniques.

  3. 3
    January 13th, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Watch out guys! That Ana Somnia link completed crashed my computer. :'( Killed Shockwave Flash!

  4. 4
    January 13th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks for including my bracelets!!!

  5. 5
    January 13th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I love Jenna Marbles! But I’m not sure about the cat apocalypse thing… Lol Great hautelinks love em!!!!

  6. 6
    January 19th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Another good website for apartment hunting is, it has a section that’s university/college specific.

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