Hautelinks: Week of 4/8/10

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Happy Thursday! Ready for some procrastination? (Not that we'd EVER advocate that...) Put off that paper and entertain yourself with the following gems of internet goodness:

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For those of you who heart NYC (doesn't everyone?), you'll love Empire State of Mind in shoe form!

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Can lipgloss reveal your mood?

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One of our favorite shows might be getting the boot! Apparently, Bravo "hasn't made a decision" as to whether to renew Kell on Earth for a second season. Please, Bravo: don't do this to us!

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Styleite's Must-Haves for Spring is a great list. And how cute is that gingham bikini?!

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Also from Styleite, Lady Gaga is the most influential fashion icon of our time?

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Are you a lady or a tramp? Test your classiness with Derek Blasberg's style.com interactive quiz. (Obviously, no CF reader will fail this test!)

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NYLON has a first look at Nicole Richie's Fall 2010 line for her Winter Kate collection. Love it or leave it?

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Rachel Zoe's tips to shopping vintage are awesome! If you watch The Rachel Zoe Project (if not, start!), you know how amazing this woman's vintage collection is. She really knows this subject!

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Today's dose of inspiration comes courtesy of J. Crew's Spring lookbook. It's so pretty and spring-perfect!

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On the same note, not everyone loves the J. Crew lookbook. Some say that the models featured are far too thin, which is certainly debatable. Do you agree?

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The 10 Types of Crappy Interviewees, from The Oatmeal is hilarious yet still informative.

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If you were planning to pick up one of those knockoff Longchamp totes, better buy it now. That's because DVF, president of the CFDA, helped form the fashion industry's first caucus. Goals include passing a law against copying and counterfeits, funding student fashion scholarships, and revisiting the "stalled" Design Piracy Prohibition Act.

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In search of a new bikini for summer? Hit up one of Lucky Mag's top 10 swimsuit shopping sites!

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10 Simple Google Search Tricks. Who knew one search engine could be so useful?

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For you DIY geniuses, Stylelist has a great list of ways to make your own flirty spring skirts. I'm totally planning to try one of these out!

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Brittney Griner, Basketball Star, Helps Redefine Beauty. This girl is such an inspiration to women everywhere. It's about time we started seeing female beauty outside of our narrow cultural mold! More:

“Brittney Griner is such an athlete, and so gifted, you almost don’t notice that she is part of a slowly unfolding, civilized response in this country to the slightly androgynous female,” said Terry Castle, the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University and a passionate fan of women’s basketball. “She calls our attention to the unnecessary rigidity of sex roles and makes a number of feminist points along the way.”

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The brainchild of a college girl, a new website aims to help young designers gain footing by allowing anyone to invest in young fashion labels. This is an incredibly cool cause that we all should support.

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Cheryl Cole was voted Glamour UK's Best-Dressed Woman of 2010. Do you agree with the choice?

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We talked about Rachel Bilson's beauty regime earlier this week... now Frugal Fashionistas has her spring look for less!

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This BellaSugar post is an interesting look at the economics of the beauty industry, and what beauty sales mean about our economy as a whole.

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By now you've probably seen the NY Times piece on the possible illegality of some unpaid internships. What do you guys think about this? Would love to have a discussion about it.

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An "Honest" College Ad from College Humor. Hahaha, some of this is SO true!

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Reason number 5,000 to love Diet Coke: Karl Lagerfeld Diet Coke bottles! Only downside? They cost $64. Ouch!

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Cell phones have come a long way since 2000...

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Put away your shimmery eye shadow because Refinery 29 says this spring is all about matte beauty.

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Getting Bikini Fit is a great video from Modelinia where models dish on their secrets to looking flawless in a bathing suit. One thing they can't teach? Fantastic genetics. Sigh.

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Totally fascinating: Refinery 29 chronicles our favorite bloggers' style evolutions. It's amazing to see how much they've changed in such a short time!

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If you're flickr-addicted like me, you'll love this site, which gives you the ability to search by color!

That's all we've got this week! Leave your thoughts and discuss in the comments, and be sure to include anything else you found link-worthy.