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Hautelinks: Week of 12/1/11


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* We absolutely loved The Beauty Department’s holiday gift guide – so many fabulous product recommendations!

* Speaking of holiday gifts, Design:Sponge did a great roundup of ornaments and holiday decoration gifts that will add style to any space.

* One more: Our Editors’ Holiday Wish-List, from R29. Great stylish gift ideas!

* And, okay, if you have a style blog and your ‘rents ask you what you want this year, direct them to IFB’s list of 5 Great Gifts for Bloggers. How sick is that bag?

* This is wonderful: The Fug Girls Analyze Miss Piggy’s Style Evolution, from Vulture.

* Although this is old, we hadn’t seen it before & it’s great for graphic design geeks: The Evolution of Corporate Logos Over Time.

* In case you didn’t know, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show broadcast this week, and to celebrate, The Daily Beast has a look at a year in the life of an Angel.

* Also VS-related: BellaSugar breaks down the makeup looks from the show.

* One more: A Look at the VS Models When They Had Braces & Bowl Cuts. It’s nice to know that even models go through that pre-teen awkward phase…

* How pretty is this ruffled vanity, from The Beauty Department? Doesn’t look too tough to make, either.

* A Beautiful Mess shows you how to make your own Starbucks-style coffee syrup – genius!

* How to Style a Side Braid, from A Beautiful Mess – super easy and quick for exam week.

* Refinery 29 shows you 5 unexpected ways to sparkle this season.

* Computer program that shows exactly how images have been Photoshopped. Do you think airbrushed photos and ads should come with a warning? Would this change anything?

* Seeing the small: How to look at the little things, from Positively Present. Mindfulness is increasingly tough to practice these days, but so worth it.

* Got a party coming up? ELLE lists celebrity hairstyles to inspire your next night-out look.

* Speaking of hairstyles, Daily Candy did a great list of winter styles to try.

* Fellow crafters and DIY fanatics, rejoice! We just discovered Random Tutorial, the StumbleUpon of crafts. Click the red button to be whisked away to your next project!

* How adorable is this candy cane manicure tutorial? Answer: Very.

* Also nail-related, if you’re addicted to Facebook, this nail tutorial may be perfect for you.

* Okay, this is funny but requires a disclaimer that it’s non work-safe and uses offensive language: Texts from Bennett, a site dedicated to texts the author exchanges with his “unintentionally hilarious” 17-year-old cousin.

* We’ve done a fashion inspiration post on Elizabeth Olsen in the past, so we loved this slideshow of her best looks from Marie Claire.

* If you enjoy driving around and checking out the holiday lights in your town,’s gallery of holiday lights across the globe will be right up your alley.

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8 Responses to “Hautelinks: Week of 12/1/11”

  1. 1
    December 1st, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    texts from bennett is maybe the most singularly hilarious thing i’ve seen in a VERY long time! good find!!

  2. 2
    December 1st, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Great set of links. I am interested in keeping my skin healthy – would love to see some articles on this.

  3. 3
    December 1st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I can’t stop laughing at Texts From Bennett.

  4. 4
    December 2nd, 2011 at 12:16 am

    The Miss Piggy article was brilliant!

  5. 5
    December 2nd, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Loving the Miss Piggy! I always look forward to Friday hautelinks, and deals posts! =)

  6. 6
    December 2nd, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Texts from Bennett…I can’t stop laughing and my abs are starting to hurt.

  7. 7
    December 2nd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    The hotest new college item is Euroopa Müts, Hats with a Twist, new line of SCARF HATS. These SCARF HATS are new, fresh, and totally fun!

  8. 8
    December 3rd, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Although I loved texts from Bennett, it seems the site is fake.

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