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Hautelinks: Week of 8/4/11

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* Babies go goo goo for Gaga: Check out Lady Gaga’s hilarious baby fashion spoof for Jimmy Kimmel.

* Would you pay $15 for a rice paddy hat? Yeah, we don’t understand American Apparel’s latest offering either…

* Unless you’ve been living under a rock without a cable hookup, you probably know that this week is SHARK WEEK on the Discovery Channel! Refinery 29 helps us celebrate this momentous occasion with shark week-inspired fashion.

* My Fridge Food is a genius idea: Basically, it tells you what to make with items you already have in your refrigerator – no shopping required!

* ’90s kids, you’ll love this: Life.com did a retrospective of ’90s fashion trends – oh, the memories!

* Related: 30 Years of Women on MTV, from Jezebel. Daria, we miss you!

* 10 Ways to Dress Like a Glitter Girl, from The Glitter Guide – great tips if you have a girly/feminine sense of style.

* File this one under FINALLY: Budget-friendly fashion mecca Zara is set to launch an online store this September!!

* 7 Bad Beauty Habits to Break ASAP, from Refinery29. I bet everyone is guilty of at least one of these!

* Also from Refinery 29: Hello Kitty Launches Footwear Line for Grownups.

* DIY dorm decor alert! This makeup magnet board is such a genius idea, and would be absolutely perfect for cramped dorm rooms or apartments.

* Also, this DIY wall art project is too cute for words – and wouldn’t be crazy expensive to make.

* One more: CF reader Lily sent us a post she wrote on making your own wall art, and it’s a fantastic way to decorate your place on a small budget.

* The Beauty Department posted an adorable boho braid tutorial – can’t wait to try this out!

* Hahaha, this is awesome: Things Samantha Jones Whispered to Me During Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II.

* Also, if you’re a Harry Potter fan and haven’t gained early access to Pottermore yet, learn how to register here! You still have 2 days left. (I finally managed to register today, after refreshing the page WAY too many times..)

* Chanel recalls dresses due to fire hazard, brings new meaning to the term “fire sale”.

* If you’ve ever been discouraged from wearing a romper because of the challenges they pose for bathroom breaks, Refinery 29 finally shows you how to use the bathroom in a romper. Step 4 is my fave.

* New Documentary Takes Viewers on a Tour of Vogue’s Accessories Closet. Based on the headline alone, i already know that I NEED to see this!

* Vanity Fair just released their 2011 international best-dressed list. Did your favorite fashion icon make the cut?

* Speaking of fashion icons, the unthinkable has finally happened

* Although the debt ceiling crisis has been solved, if you’re still confused as to what happened, this guide explains the situation in plain English.

* Rolling Stone lists the best and worst movies of 2011 so far. I’m still dying to see Midnight in Paris!

* Another great weekend project: This DIY net bag would be so perfect for a day at the beach.

* End-of-Summer Countdown: 31 Summer to-dos for August, from CollegeCandy, is full of fun ideas for the remaining (way less than 500) days of summer.

* 8 Divine Goddesses You May Not Know, from TresSugar – great for art, history and trivia buffs.

* Fabulously Broke did a great post that relates money to something we can all understand – chocolate. Does how you eat a box of chocolates determine your will to save or spend? I always eat the good ones first. What about you?

* If you’re looking for a fun new gym playlist, this workout mix might be just the ticket.

* Speaking of music, I’m obsessed with Scott Vener’s blog – he does the music for Entourage and releases a new mixtape of songs from each episode after it airs. The best part? They’re 100% free!

* These portable speakers would make adorable and functional additions to your summer (or back-to-school) parties.

* Also from RealSimple, 6 Items to Simplify Your Life.

* So funny: Real.is posted an illustrated guide to realizing you’re on a date. (The guide becomes larger when clicked.)

* By now we all know that tanning isn’t good for you, but how much do you actually know about the subject? Marie Claire’s SPF facts quiz will test your knowledge.

* Of course, there are two sides to every argument: Tanning Can Cause Cancer, but Not Tanning Could Cause a Lot Worse – long but interesting post from Gizmodo. Sorry, but even this couldn’t get me to go tanning.

* Designer Kobi Levi’s Latest Bizarre Shoe Collection. Those Madonna heels are so awful they’re amazing.

* Olivia Palermo fans, rejoice: The style icon is launching her own blog!

* The Inside Experience is a cool new “interactive social media experiment”. Basically, Emmy Rossum plays a hostage victim in real time who can use the computer to interact with others about her situation. It’s a unique combo of film and social media that’s worth checking out.

* Perfect for the heat wave we’re all experiencing: Daily Candy found the best anti perspirants and natural deodorants out there after testing pretty much every one on the market.

* Not all of you may agree with this, but we thought it was important to note the recent improvements in womens health care – they may save you money!

* Quick! Before summer’s over, make sure to try at least one of these memorable beach hairstyles.

* This preview of Forever 21’s fall offerings will get you excited for back-to-school shopping! (As if you weren’t excited enough to begin with.)

* Last week, we linked up a ROYGBV cake, and this week we have the smaller, cuter, cupcake version of the recipe.

* If you love celebrating unconventional holidays, this August calendar will be right up your alley! I’m especially looking forward to Cupcake Day AND Soft Ice Cream Day, which fall on the same date.

* Rules for the Uncomplicated Life is great, and pretty much self-explanatory.

* Tall Women Can’t Hide, from Jezebel, is a fantastic post that all tall girls will relate to. Honestly, as an average-height woman, being “too tall” is a problem I’d love to have…

* Broken hearted? Maybe you need to be reminded of why break-ups ROCK!

* A few weeks back, we linked to a post on the top 100 best opening lines from books; now Stylist.co.uk is back with a second edition: The 100 Best Closing Lines from Books. Really inspiring.

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11 Responses to “Hautelinks: Week of 8/4/11”

  1. 1
    August 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Hahaha!! I LOVED the romper one. So funny.

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    August 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    ZARA online store: this made my day!! Which says a lot considering I received some Godiva chocolates in the mail. I am literally so excited.. I live in Ohio and the nearest store is like 8 hours away!

  3. 3
    August 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Great links this week! One note, for readers: the “plain English” explanation of the debt ceiling crisis is a little biased (given that the expert works with FOX news, this is hardly surprising) and its emphasis on the government’s “spending problems” ignores a lot of the political drama that has shaped the real significance of the crisis. Further reading is definitely necessary to fully understand it all!

  4. 4
    August 5th, 2011 at 12:55 am

    These have to be some of my favourite posts on the website. About Pottermore, it’s great that after seven years, I finally got my Hogwarts letter. Oh, by the way, thanks for tweeting that you got onto it. If it wasn’t for your tweet, I would have missed it.

  5. 5
    August 5th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Almost cried when I heard the Zara news. Such cute stuff! But I’ve only been in one, which was in Paris.

    And also stoked that I could get a Pottermore account the day I figured out what it was.

  6. 6
    August 5th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I just gained access to Pottermore yesterday: I was waiting by my computer for three hours straight and nothing came up, I went to the bathroom, came back, and it told me to come back later :( I eventually solved the question and found the Magical Quill :) So excited!!

  7. 7
    August 5th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    i love the DIY projects! the whole 90s fashion thing was spot on, too! really great post.

  8. 8
    August 5th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Yeah, I agree with Brigid. Careful with the “plain English” explanation, it’s pretty biased.

  9. 9
    August 5th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Oh 90s Fashion. . . although there was a ‘grunge revival’ a while back, I feel like it didn’t permeate as well as it could.

  10. 10
    August 5th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Brigid & Rach – Thanks for pointing that out! I honestly didn’t notice that the article was a little biased on first read-through: it seemed like the article was arguing for going along with Obama on raising the debt ceiling, which is not something most Fox News pundits were in favor of. But after reading it again, I do see where you’re coming from – there are a few blurbs that don’t seem totally unbiased. My apologies for not reading it more carefully before posting!

    Mina – You’re welcome! I’m glad you got to register – I spent way too much time yesterday obsessively checking the site for the new clue! Now if only the site would actually launch…

  11. 11
    August 8th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Really enjoyed the link about being too tall – i’m 5’8″ and i completely understand everything she was talking about! when it comes to fashion, i absolutely adore being tall. when it comes to guys, though i hate it, even though i’ve been with my bf for over three years (he’s about 5’6″). I’m used to being taller than a lot of guys, but it’s something I’ll always be insecure about.

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