Hautelinks: Week of 12/17/09

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Finals week is probably almost done for many of you (and it's already over for some of you lucky ones), so celebrate almost-freedom from papers, exams, and those multiple-choice bubble sheets with our list of non schoolwork-friendly distractions! You've earned it!

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Looking for a New Year's kiss? Just spritz on some Chanel No. 5!

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Sephora's blog has some great tips on how to look more awake and alive on those sick days where you're forced to go out - definitely helpful!

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The new Alice in Wonderland trailer is AMAZING! If you haven't heard, the upcoming film is a remake directed by Tim Burton. The trailer is visually stunning - total eye candy. It's also a great distraction from studying for finals.

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This is perfect for finals week: everything you ever wanted to know about coffee!

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The 10 Strangest Google Maps Street View Sightings. The geek in us can't help but giggle at #2. And #5. And #10.

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5 Ways to Do Less and Accomplish More, via the care2 blog. Great tips!

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Jezebel has a great collection of Lady Gaga's looks throughout the year. You have to hand it to her - the girl is not afraid to take a fashion risk (or 200).

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Vote for Vogue's best-dressed women of the decade! So many great contenders for each year, it's hard to choose!

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Modelinia did a great feature on Kate Moss' ever-changing style. Check out 7 Days of Style - Kate Moss.

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Modcloth has cute & clever book gift ideas!

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Two new blogs Michelle's obsessed with right now: Delightfully Tacky and Selective Potential - they're full of great street style and indie finds!

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The Fashion Spot's Street Style Madrid is exactly what it sounds like. Could be useful for those of you studying abroad, or just for inspiration in general. They have lots of other countries featured, too!

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According to The Cut, "Women are More Attracted to Shoes Than Lovers". Really?

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La Couturier is such a cute site! Check out their holiday gift guide for some awesome ideas at all price points.

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Zappos has a new contest sponsored by Steve Madden: design a pair of shoes and you could win a trip to NV and NYC to "pitch the shoe design to Steve himself!" Even if you don't want to enter, check out the designs others have submitted. Some are pretty funny, like a pair of plain white flats that say "ballet flats" on the toes!

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Style Spot has a really cool archive of celebrity looks with breakdowns of each designer piece for the curious!

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The 40 Funniest Celebrity Candids of 2009 had me laughing all morning. The photos of Suri Cruise are my fave - she's hilarious! And don't miss the comments section for even more awkward paparazzi photos.

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Check out the lookbook for Olsenboye by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I'm not sure I'm loving it.. what about you?

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W Magazine did an amazing photo spread spanning 20+ magazine pages, with 70+ looks, and featuring 50+ designers! It would make an amazing poster.

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The Valleywag Guide to Restoring Your Privacy on Facebook is a MUST READ if you're a FB user! Seriously, the new changes make your personal info way more vulnerable than you think, so use their suggestions ASAP.

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I'm loving (faux) leopard coats for winter, and WhoWhatWear is, too! What about you?

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10 Proposals for Fixing the E-Mail Glut is a great list. WHY does this stuff not exist yet?!

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The Budget Fashionista has 13 Tips To Receive Your Rebate - essential money-saving advice if you're making any big purchases with rebates this holiday season.

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According to the New York Times, "young men are embracing the 'Mad Men' elements of style." I personally have no problem with this - listen up, boys: a nice suit beats ratty sweats any day!

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The NY Times also has a great article on Etsy and the people who build businesses there.

That's all we've got! Have a fantastic rest of your Thursday and we'll talk to you tomorrow!