Hautelinks: Week of 10/28/10

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Happy almost-Halloween! (Okay, it's three days away - close enough!) Grab a bag of candy corn, relax, and put off your gigantic to-do list by indulging in some internet surfing with our list of the hottest links of the week.

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Days of the Dead - The Big Picture is a photo journal of "Halloween"-type celebrations across the world. So cool!

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One of the funnier things I read all week: Jersey Shore's "The Situation" Victim Speaks Out! I kinda can't help but love this girl.

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Always thought it might be fun to work at Disney? Um, think again!

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MAC's Halloween Face-Off is pretty amazing - it's like Project Runway for Halloween makeup, and the best part? The episodes are available completely free online.

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Project Runway alum Christian Siriano is expanding his Payless collection this season. Have to say, I'm excited to see what he comes up with!

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Spot the original: Did Harry Potter's costume designer steal from McQueen?

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How I Snuck Into The Ivy League busts college admissions stereotypes - interesting reading!

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Do you have wider calves and struggle to find boots that fit? You're welcome.

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If you browse Facebook from your laptop at the coffee shop, we suggest you stop. Now. As Gawker reported this week, your account info can easily be hijacked when you do. Fortunately, you're still safe to browse CF! ;)

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This is weird: Apparently, hard to read fonts improve information retention. In other news, we still can't stand Comic Sans.

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Kelly Cutrone just got a new show on MTV! Don't lie; you know you're excited too.

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If you're a fan of all things sparkly, this DIY tutorial for glitter oxfords will make your day.

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Kate Moss' final collection for Topshop is set to launch next month, and The Daily Mail has a preview.

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My New York: Pat Field - Patricia Field, famed costume designer for Sex & The City and all-around fashion legend, shares her favorite places in NYC.

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Succcess.org says "Kill your inner cynic." Couldn't agree more with this post.

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File this one away for the future (or just use this woman as inspiration now): Top Ten Ways to Stay Stylish at 98!

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CollegeCandy has tips on how to stay happy through what can be a depressing time of year.

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Related: Go now and live.

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Ooh, I'm excited for this: According to NY Mag, Matthew Williamson will launch a more affordable diffusion line, set to launch in Fall 2011. Wish it was coming sooner!

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Haha, Shine lists the 10 worst beauty trends of the past 10 years. I dislike most of these, except when these trends are used editorially (a la black lipstick), or responsibly (a la the non-overdone faux glow and non-obvious extensions).

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CF reader Teresa sent me a post she wrote on How to Network in College. Great tips!

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CasaSugar interviewed Jonathan Adler about his new curated collection of photographs from the NY Times Archives. It's insightful and worth reading, if only for the great black and white pictures!

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I found this really inspiring: How to Play in the NBA, or do Anything Extraordinary.

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The Vintage Specialists is a fantastic multi-article guide to vintage shopping, from the experts who know the world of thrift inside and out. SO many great tips - you have to bookmark it!

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Refinery 29 helps you navigate the patterned tights trend.

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This is just cool: Write a Bikes, the bicycle that's shaped like your name. What a unique idea!

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Erin Fetherston is set to collaborate with Juicy Couture on a new capsule collection, reports the NY Times. I'm excited to see what she comes up with. Are you?

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Wow: Falling in love takes a fifth of a second. Wonder how long falling OUT of love takes?

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Don't feel like dressing up for Halloween? Why not give your nails a costume instead?

That's all we've got for this week! Post any other links you loved in a comment and be sure to let us know what you think of the stuff we posted.