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It's a nice long list yet again this week - should kill at least 15 minutes between classes! Happy Thursday and leave a comment with any other linkworthy stories you found this week!

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While most of us would kill for the chance to sit front row at a fashion show, Fashionista reveals that today's celebs not only get to do it, but THEY GET PAID, A LOT. How much they're paid depends on the celeb:

A-List
Rihanna ($100,000 or more)
Beyonce ($80,000-$100,000)
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen ($80,000 each)
Lindsay Lohan (circa 2006: $60,000; circa 2010; UNINVITED)

B-List
Blake Lively ($50,000)
Leighton Meester ($40,000)
Other Gossip Girl cast members ($25,000 a piece)

C-List
Kim Kardashian ($35,000-$50,000)

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In other fashion week news, two prep school kids hacked their way onto Alexander Wang's guest list (among others). While obviously what they did was wrong, you have to hand it to them for creativity.

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Jazzi McG shows us how to DIY the DVF FW09 Gallinet Nomad Hat, and the results are nothing short of amazing!

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An Anna Wintour / Vogue reality show? It might be happening!

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Blonde women born to be warrior princesses is an interesting study published by the TimesOnline. As a blonde who admittedly acts like a princess and loves to get my own way, I don't know whether to be flattered or insulted?

IT really is a case of blonde ambition. Women with fair hair are more aggressive and determined to get their own way than brunettes or redheads, according to a study by the University of California. Researchers claim that blondes are more likely to display a “warlike” streak because they attract more attention than other women and are used to getting their own way — the so-called “princess effect.”

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These are so cute: scented perfume bubbles!

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If you're a Victoria Beckham fan like me, then you'll love her new photos for Glamour's March issue - they are some of the best (and most fun) photos I've seen of her in a while!

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Robert Duffy, Marc Jacobs' business partner, has a Twitter. Since NYFW is just days away, expect tons of Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 updates!

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In other MJ news, for the first time ever, you can watch Marc's Fall 2010 fashion show live on MarcJacobs.com!

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And in other Twitter news, The New York Times Magazine is on a very chic crusade to make Twitter intelligent again. Starting Feb. 3 they will post a multiple choice quiz on their Twitter account and post the answers at the end of the day. Start studying!

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Learn how to make the GaGa hair bow in 5 minutes, thanks to an awesome Youtube tutorial!

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Gala Darling has a very thorough article on dressing for work!

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The top websites for ethical shopping - yay!

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Need some new music? NYLON magazine is giving away a free 20 song playlist to help make your study breaks a little more fun.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Fashion Career is a really great article that compares the honest realities of the fashion world to people's expectations and misconceptions. Required reading.

Do I REALLY want to WORK in fashion? Yes, it seems obvious, but many people don’t bother to really think about it. If you decide on this career path simply because you love fashion, you may be disappointed. Would you be happier working in a field that pays you very well so you can enjoy luxurious personal shopping trips instead? Fashion as a job means shopping, reading fashion magazines, and traveling all become work related and often the enjoyment you may find now in these things gets lost. When turning a hobby or a love into “work” and into a business the love affair can fade quickly. To succeed you must really have a “passion for fashion” but also a realistic awareness that this includes dealing with factories, haggling over price-points, following others direction, working at a computer for hours on ends, and in the early days perhaps “assisting” ie copying, cutting, steaming, and filing till the wee hours of the morning.

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So cool - the Rodarte sisters are designing sportswear for several Olympic athletes, including figure skater Johnny Weir.

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Haha! 25 Clever Exam Answers is great.

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Wanna design for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's new line, Olsenboye? JCPenney just launched a contest inviting aspiring designers between the ages of 13 and 21 to submit their designs! Check out the details & enter here.

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Just in case you haven't seen it, Heidi Montag got a new face, and the result is nothing short of creepy.

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Refinery 29 gives us fashion inspiration from their three favorite Oscar noms.

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Forever 21 treats their employees like crap, says CocoPerez. You kinda have to take everything posted by Perez with a grain of salt, but this is very disturbing if it's true. Thanks to Paz for the tip!

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A really sad and disturbing statistic: 90% of teen girls feel the pressure to be thin, says Reuters. Personally, I think it's up to us to change this - how can we make a difference now to pave the way for a new generation of girls?

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Step AWAY from the computer with Refinery 29's list of fashion books to help you give your computer a rest. Warning: a couple are NSFW!

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Lace nails were a hot trend this fall, and here's a tutorial on how to apply them! Very cool look!

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Mia Wasikowska, star of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, is Teen Vogue's newest cover girl. Read the interview here, and check out her cover shoot photos - dare you to try not to be inspired!

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10 Ways to Enjoy Doing Nothing is a refreshing read with some great tips:

We are all told that we should be terribly busy, so we can't laze around without that nagging feeling that we need to be getting stuff done. I rejected my guilt upon learning that Europeans in the Middle Ages felt no shame for lolling about. Their favorite philosopher, Aristotle, had praised the contemplative life, and the monks spent a lot of time just praying and chanting. Guilt for doing nothing is artificially imposed on us by a Calvinistic and Puritanical culture that wants us to work hard. When you understand that it hasn't always been this way, it becomes easier to shake it off.

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I'm not a sneaker girl at all, but I'm kinda loving Jimmy Choo's new high tops...

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Stretch Your Shoes With Ice is a brilliant video tutorial from our new fave Youtube girl, Michelle Phan. (She did the creepy Lady GaGa makeup tutorial we featured last week!)

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Missed the Grammys? Check out People Magazine's list of the best-dressed stars.

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Um... high-fashion Snookie?!?!

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On Becoming a Famewhore is an interesting article examining our reality TV-loving culture from the perspective of a girl who subjected herself to a dating reality show.

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Chictopia has a fabulous woven fabric necklace DIY that I'm dying to try out!

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Ever wished you could sketch like fashion designers? Now you can. Learn how to sketch the 9-headed figure here!