Hautelinks: Week of 6/17/10

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Let's face it: the rush you get from buying a new item of clothing will never compare to the happiness you'll feel from making a difference in the world around you. With that in mind, Refinery29 has some great tips on how to aid the Gulf Coast oil spill relief efforts. It's a must-read!

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Also a must-read: Roger Ebert's take on the oil spill and the hard choices we're facing as a nation.

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The CFDA's were last week, and Swarovski made a video taking an inside look at the designers nominated for awards. It's a must-see for interesting designer insight.

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So, so cute: Jim's Pancakes is a blog by a dad who makes his daughter pancakes every day. The catch? They're always in cool shapes: think iPhones, sushi, and even a ferris wheel! Aww.

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Ha! The Coffee-Loving Umbrella is the perfect way to feed your Sbux addiction and still stay dry on a rainy day.

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Oh, American Apparel. I am so addicted to your basics, but it's hard for me to stay committed to you when you go and do stuff like this.

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Short haired ladies, this one's for you: 1 Bob, 6 Ways: How to Make the Most of Your Cut.

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This cool DIY for beaded bracelets is next on my list of projects to try! So unique.

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One of everyone's favorite models and style icons, Agyness Deyn, has started her own blog! The magazine-style site highlights her quirky sense of style while giving great suggestions for products, restaurants, etc. Count us among her new online fans!

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The Huffington Post has a hilarious slideshow of fashion designers back when they were young. How many can you identify correctly?

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We're not making this up: The Gloss asks, are "designer eyeballs" the next big thing?

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The Seventeen Magazine Project is totally fascinating: it's the diary of a girl spending one month doing everything Seventeen Magazine tells her to do. It's not only entertaining and insightful, but also really well-written.

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ELLE wants to know what your favorite Fall 2010 looks were. Vote here!

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If you watch The City, you've undoubtedly noticed the amazing red lipstick that Roxy's always wearing. Curious as to what brand and shade it is? Beauty Blogging Junkie has the answer.

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Crushable wrote a great article on How to Travel Safely, with some important tips for keeping safe and sound in a foreign country. It's a must-read if you're planning to go abroad!

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Also from Crushable: A Tomboy's Guide to Summer Style.

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CollegeCandy investigates The Curvy Girl Backlash, in response to some surprisingly negative comments they got on an article they wrote about celebrating celebrity "flaws." I'm glad they addressed this because it brings to light some interesting issues worth discussing. Both the article and the comments are thought-provoking.

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If you were a Sweet Valley High fan growing up, you'll join me in coveting this compact with the Wakefield twins on it AND getting excited for the new book Sweet Valley: Ten Years Later! (Mark your calendars for March 2011.)

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Sent to me via Twitter: Sammy Davis Vintage has an interesting article on the history of Ferragammo shoes. (Who knew?)

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Kinda awesome: How to Play the World's Shortest Game of Monopoly.

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The always-amazing Fashionista made a long list of their picks for the World's Top Fashion Schools. Did your school make the list?

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Just when I was starting to like my apartment's view of graffitied rooftops, this article had to come along and remind me what I'm missing out on...

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In other apartment news, The Secret Abandoned NYC Palace is too cool for words.

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Finally, Forbes' infographic on where Americans are moving is really intriguing and sheds light on some trends in our culture right now. In addition, it's kinda fun to play with.

That's all for this edition of Hautelinks! As always, feel free to contribute any other links to articles or features you loved this week by leaving a comment. And be sure to tell us what you think of the links we chose!