Hautelinks: Week of 8/26/10

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If you were hoping to skim through this post in five minutes, think again: This week's Hautelinks list is long, long, long. So decide now to procrastinate your afternoon away (you know you want to) or bookmark this and come back - we'll wait!

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Refinery 29 breaks down the trendiest denim styles for Fall 2010.

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Where Are They Now: Nickelodeon Game Show Hosts! Because if you're anything like me, you've wondered about this on many occasions. (Don't lie.)

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Are you feeling Britney Spears' Japanime makeover? I'm a big fan of Takashi Murakami AND Britney, but together? Not so sure.

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There might be a new MTV show in the works for Kelly Cutrone, reports Fashionologie. Hope it's true! The woman is TV gold.

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10 Questions to Ask Your Future Roommate, from CollegeCandy, has some good advice to help you navigate the shared-living situation and avoid conflict ahead of time.

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This had me laughing SO hard: Why working at home is both awesome and horrible, via The Oatmeal.

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What Do Young Fashionistas Want? is a great article from the NYTimes featuring the most popular online boutiques and the people behind them, all centered around fall 2010 trends.

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Random but interesting if you shop there often: Inside the Secret World of Trader Joes.

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As someone who packs five pairs of shoes for a weekend trip, I could NEVER do this, but nonetheless, I loved Tim Ferriss' How to Travel to 12 Countries with No Baggage Whatsoever. I'm totally going to use the tip about shipping souvenirs home on my next vacay.

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Shameless self-promotion: I was featured on a list of "college whiz kids & their successful start-ups." So cool! To be honest, I would have been psyched make any list with Mark Zuckerberg, but this one is pretty great.

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We loved Rachel Zoe's 20 Picks for Fall Under $250! Adore or despise her, the woman knows style.

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Oh, how the world has changed: Yahoo lists 25 Hot Careers that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago.

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Closet overflowing with pieces you don't wear? (Admit it.) See: 6 Great Ways to Repurpose Your Clothing.

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That last link introduced me to New Dress A Day, which is an inspiring blog that brings new life to the idea of DIY fashion! Honestly, how did I not know about this site sooner?! It's genius.

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According to BellaSugar, Wax Finish has replaced matte polish as the latest must-have nail style.

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Introducing... Sir Gaga, the Vogue cover model!

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I'm filing this under "Things I Can't Believe Exist": Designer Band-Aids. Cute as they are, paying $10 for a sequined bandage sounds more painful than any paper cut.

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This slideshow of model mishaps proves once and for all that models are human, too.

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See also: models have awkward phases, too. They're really just like us... kind of.

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Italian fashion brand Patrizia has made headlines with their new 'faceless' ad campaign. What do you guys think? Personally, I like it - it's unique AND it allows the clothes to be the focus, which, after all, should be the point of an ad.

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New York Design Shop has an adorable and easy DIY tutorial for a pair of fringe-and-chain boots! The best part? No sewing machine is required!

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Show this to your boyfriend: 9 Fashion Items Every Guy Should Own, via R29.

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Would you leave Facebook for a CollegeOnly world? Apparently a new social network is trying to bring back FB's "student only" past. Would you make the switch?

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The Gloss lists the 10 best-dressed characters on TV right now, and while they make some good picks, I'm surprised at who they left out. Come on, no Blair or Serena?!

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29secrets made a list of Fall 2010's DNR trends. You know, DNR... as in "do not resuscitate," haha. Personally, I'm still going to be rocking my bangles and flats (perhaps, gasp, together!), but to each her own!

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'90s fashion is ready to make a comeback... the question is: are you ready for it?

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Coco Perez gives us a sneak peek at Lauren Conrad's new fall line for Kohl's. I've gotta agree with Perez here - some of the pieces are surprisingly cute!

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Get nostalgic with a look back in time at 10 years of Vogue's September covers.

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More proof that you should never dress to please a guy (because the average man is fashion-clueless): men think pencil skirts are sluttier than mini skirts.

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If you're talented at creating nail art (jealous), you NEED to try this black and silver manicure, stat!

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According to the NYTimes, teen botox is on the rise. Insert joke about "raising a few eyebrows" here.

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Temptalia gives us a sneak peek at Urban Decay's "Book of Shadows Vol. III." Looks great!

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Having a really bad day? BellaSugar has your beauty fixes.

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Also from BellaSugar, their fishtail braid video tutorial will have you perfecting the hot fall hairstyle in no time.

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InStyle's tips for personalizing your wardrobe on the cheap are fun and worth trying! Just look at what a few safety pins can do for a plain tee...

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I've never been a big fan of white eyeliner, but I have to say, this wearable makeup look has changed my mind!

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Celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger lists her favorite hair products under $20.

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Step Seven: Less is More will have you contemplating a change to a minimalist lifestyle. The article gets bonus points for likening life to a pair of Louboutin peep toes, haha.

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Positively Present is a cute & inspiring blog I just found out about today. (Thanks, Charlotte!) A few articles Charlotte recommended: 30 Lessons I Learned from Love (aw), 27 Lessons from My 27th Year, 10 Lessons from the Classroom of Life, and Accessing Your Inner Guide to Happiness.

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Frock and Roll poses an interesting question about where our insecurities stem from (and why maybe we shouldn't care!). Good discussion in the comments, too.

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Starting a new internship this semester? The Good Intern has a guide to surviving the first day.

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P.S. I Made This is one of my favorite blogs, so I was psyched to see an interview and house tour with Erica Domesek on CasaSugar. She's rad!

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Robin of Ruby Mines is a DIY goddess! Her tutorials for Louis Vuitton Bow Pumps, a Miu Miu Tank, and a Chan Luu Turquoise Wrap Bracelet are out of this world. Even better, most of them cost less than $12 total! I'm totally going to try them out myself. Thanks for the email, Robin - you rock!

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For you of age-ers, The Gloss has tips on how not to be "that girl" at the bar.

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What's Haute found a $99 version of a $790 Derek Lam shoe! Impressive.

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The Gloss posted two fashion-related articles about body image and eating disorders: The World Never Tires of Minimizing Eating Disorders (on the Whitney Thompson/Love Your Body Day ads & why they're ineffective), and Accepting Different Body Types Doesn't Mean You Have to Hate Skinny Girls (self-explanatory).

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Gala Darling also covered a similar topic this week in her post, Radical Self-Hate? Stop The Madness! Should be required reading, IMO.

Okay, that's it, I swear! Told you it was an epic list this week. Let us know your thoughts on these links by leaving a comment, and we'll all discuss. Have a stellar rest-of-your-Thursday!