Blow off work or just relax and unwind with our list of this week's best links from around the web. This week, we've got hairstyles for fall, travel must-haves, Chanel handbag updates, hair tutorials, Inception discussion, and absolutely everything in between. Enjoy!
CocoPerez takes a guess... will one of these be Gaga's next hairstyle?
6 Insane True Stories Behind the Stage Names of Celebrities - just in case you're a trivia fan. I knew about Katy Perry but all the rest were news to me!
Refinery 29 (who just turned 5 this week - congratulations, guys!) has a great list of Fall 2010 Hair Trends. They're calling it "retro revival." Yes, please!
Saving up for a classic Chanel bag? Now's the time to buy. NY Mag reports that prices will skyrocket August 1st.
Fashionista gives us a preview of I Heart Ronson Fall 2010. So cute!
This video from V Magazine finally demonstrates how to do the trendy milkmaid braid everyone's been wearing!
According to WWD, Nina Garcia (of Project Runway fame) has just announced that she will become the new "fashion expert" for Target, on top of releasing a new book (which we'll review here soon!) Honestly, what can't this woman do?
Here's something random but awesome: this Creme Brulee cookie recipe looks amazing and is begging to be tested this weekend!
We love a good DIY project, like this one for cut-out gem earrings, courtesy of R29!
Christian Lacroix for Target or H&M? Hope it's true!
If you're traveling this summer, you'll want to check out InStyle's list of 20 Travel Must-Haves Under $20! Their picks are adorable.
Wow, I never thought I'd say this, but Old Navy is stepping up their fashion game for fall. Don't believe me? Check out a preview of their Fall 2010 line, courtesy of Nitro:Licious!
Office fashion tips from a stylist: Rachel Zoe tell us what to wear to work.
Prepare to be shocked: If you want to get married someday, you might want to start saving now. This Wedding Budget Calculator will give you an estimate of how much your dream wedding will cost, depending on location. Hint: you could buy more than a few Classic Chanel bags for the price. Just sayin'.
Keep your iPhone stylish with The Cut's list of the top ten best fashion apps, ever.
The first-ever digital drug is available via MP3 file, says GeekSugar. We wish this was a joke!
Looking for new shoes? (Okay, who isn't?) Stylelist will help you find the right pair of shoes for your leg shape!
Prepare to drool: FabSugar brings us Celebrities' Favorite Summer Accessories.
If you're got some free time on your hands and want to potentially win $5K, enter Roxy's Design a Bikini Contest! If you win, you get $5,000 plus the bikini you designed. Not bad, right?
Nike's Make Something project is so inspiring - it's "a series of art-based workshops taught by world-renowned influencers of DIY culture." The website has a bunch of cool videos of the projects they did with kids across the world.
So funny: Racked analyzed fashion bloggers' writing styles and matched them with famous authors. Bryanboy is apparently channeling Stephen King; who knew? BTW, you can find out who you write like here. (I got David Foster Wallace, for the record.)
If you're addicted to Farmville, you'll probably love PopSugar's new fashion-related Facebook game!
Interesting... are Romantic movies spoiling real-life relationships?
Taylor Momsen discusses her style, including firing her stylist and her thoughts on being a role model. My favorite quote: "I still wear pieces from when I was in f*****g middle school!"
Crushable asks: Joseph Gordon Levit: Thinky Sex Symbol or Overrated Actor? Honestly, I was leaning towards overrated before I saw Inception, but now I'm a total fangirl.
Also Inception-related: 50 Things About Inception (includes spoilers!) is a long but a good read.
If you're planning to move to a new apartment come the end of August, you must check out Lifehacker's Start-to-Finish Guide for Moving to a New Place. They literally have every detail covered.
Business Week reports on The Best Cities for New Grads, 2010. Did your city make it?
Refinery 29 managed to dig up a song about fashion bloggers. So funny!
I'm always getting emails on this subject, so for those of you interested (I know you're out there), Already Pretty has a great post on Modesty & Revelation in Fashion. There's lots of great debate in the comments section, as well! For the record, I'm firmly in the "dress to please yourself only" camp, although I agree there's a time and place for everything!
It's not easy (or cheap) being green: from hydrogen-fueled private jets to $5,000 organic cotton dresses, TheGloss shows us the most expensive ways to go eco-friendly.
Former CF writer Michelle wrote a blog post about her experiences interning for us, with tips for those of you who might apply to write for CF in the future. It's also applicable to blogging in general and teaches the lesson that you can never please everyone at once. My favorite part, though, is the bullet point, "Zephyr is your friend." Haha, too cute!
If you're feeling the stress at that summer internship, Zen Habits will show you How to be Insanely Productive and Still Keep Smiling.
The Web Means the End of Forgetting is a scary reminder of the real-life consequences of our online actions, and why it's imperative you take what you do online seriously.
Also from the Times, Shoppers on a 'Diet' Tame the Urge to Buy, a feature on those popular "shopping diet" blogs.
One more: Sharing Spaces - A Failure to Communicate Face-to-Face, discusses how we deal with roommate issues at college, and why our non-confrontational methods may be leading to even more problems.
Let us know your thoughts on these links by leaving a comment! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday and happy almost-weekend!