Once again, we have a long, long list of links for you this week, featuring everything from the top best-dressed people in the world to room decorating tips, Rachel Zoe Project drama, and much more. It’s guaranteed to keep you happily procrastinating for at least a half hour!
Oh my god, #kanyenewyorkertweets honestly made my week.
According to People StyleWatch, “The Hills” star Lauren Conrad is starting another clothing line. This line will apparently be “more of a boutique line,” with a higher price point to match.
Vanity Fair just released their 2010 International Best-Dressed List. Did your favorite style icon make the cut?
Spend your psych classes dreaming of Louis Vuitton? At the International University of Monaco, you can now major in luxury. I’m not making this up.
The course, being launched in Monaco, which will be taught in English, could not be further from any Young Ones stereotype of students living on a diet of baked beans and radical politics.
Instead the 35 international students will be following a syllabus looking at essentials such as shoes, jewellery, watches, cars and yachts.
While the internet is making academic research easier than ever, it’s also creating new plagiarism issues for college students across the country, reports the NY Times.
This had me laughing SO hard: If you thought the clothes on Jersey Shore were tacky, see R29’s list of hilariously awful Ed Hardy finds.
So fun: Betsey Johnson Designs the ‘Eloise Suite’ at the Plaza Hotel. We should all pool together some money and throw a CF party there! Who’s in?
10 Rules for Brilliant Women, from the Huffington Post. Inspiring!
I <3 this DIY Petal Ruffle Sleeve Top from …love Maegan.
Sometimes in fashion, it seems like people only want to pay lip service to meeting the needs of a wider range of women, and not actually do anything; but now that someone’s doing something, nobody wants to talk about it.
GeekSugar will show you how to clean up your computer before school starts. Always a good idea!
Aaah, how cool are these holographic nails?!
What was it like to be a beauty addict “back then?” If nothing else, this post will make you incredibly grateful you weren’t born in the 1800s.
Wanna get gorgeous like Leighton Meester? (Um, who doesn’t?) Read up on her beauty must-haves.
Um, scary: Unlicensed Hair Stylists are a huge problem in the US, and can often cause danger to consumers!
Speaking of hair, if “The Rachel” is the most coveted celebrity hairstyle of all time, consider these styles its antitheses. That’s right, we’re talking the top 10 LEAST-wanted celebrity haircuts. Shudder.
Would you wear zero makeup to the office? Personally, I don’t have the genetic gifts required to pull that off, but if you do, more power to you!
Love taking photos? Turn them into wall decor for your room!
Refinery 29 shows us the cutest way to rock your boyfriend’s button-down shirt.
I’ll admit it: I find the whole Rachel Zoe/Taylor Jacobson feud fascinating: Embezzlement, stolen designer samples, public PR battles – it’s like a fashion soap opera. Read Taylor’s side of the controversy here, then tell me what YOU think really happened. And are you Team Taylor or Team Rachel?
Taylor Jacobson is Zoe’s now former assistant, who was constantly feuding with Brad, Zoe’s other assistant. On the show, Tay is cast as the (constantly complaining) workhorse; Brad, the token bow tie-wearing gay and Rach’s obvious favorite. At the end of season two, Rach took Brad to Paris, leaving Tay behind to style celebrities in Los Angeles and curse the days Rach and Brad were born. Upon their return, she threatened to quit, and once the season wrapped, word got out that Tay had been terminated over lost or stolen clothes, as Page Six reported.
How cute is Free People’s new Vintage Loves line? From the slip dresses to the handmade jewelry, we want it all!
Six hipster-approved ways to tie a scarf – the prepster will forever be my fave.
If you’re a stationery/paper/office supply collector (read: nerd) like me, you’ll love these adorable hole punches. I want the cupcake one!
Teen Vogue’s Fashion University (still accepting applications) has a great featured article section, with TONS of tips on landing a career, preparing your resume, etc.
The September Issues Digested is a cool infographic about everyone’s favorite month of magazines.
Harmony is basically an online MS Paint, only cooler. So fun!
The Good Intern made a great list of Tips for Wrapping Up Your Internship. Should be required reading!
An important thing to keep in mind before packing up your desk and running for the door, is that how you leave an internship can be just as important as how you start one. Although your internship may be physically over, you will still be relying on the relationships you formed for some time as you embark on your career.
Old Navy’s new Booty Reader has been all over the internet this week. Basically, it’s a “fortune teller” that’s supposed to match you with the right pair of jeans based on pictures of your butt. Ridiculous? Yes. But entertaining? You bet.
CollegeCandy asks… should you Facebook-stalk your new roommate?
The NY Times interviewed famed fashion and lifestyle photographer The Selby. He has a pretty fascinating life!
Teen barters an iPod for a Porsche convertible. Ridic! It just goes to show that if you want something, there’s always a way to get it…
In case I’m not the last person on Earth who didn’t know this: USPS will mail free shipping boxes to your house?! This will seriously revolutionize my life.
Interesting: Elle discusses what our obsession with nail polish says about our culture.
Cultural Studies – On ‘Mad Men,” The Allure of Messy Lives. I kinda loved this.
If you’re a fan of Vitaminwater, you might love it less after reading this.
In a staggering feat of twisted logic, lawyers for Coca-Cola are defending the lawsuit by asserting that “no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage.”
Gawker discusses Lady Gaga’s career, and why it might be time for her to take a break. What do you think? Should she get out of the spotlight for a while?
Ha! The Superhero Pedicure is so geek-chic.
So funny and random: Are you snooty (or weird) enough to make the New York Times Wedding Announcements? Hint: drunk trekkie feminist pirates who attended clown college are practically guaranteed spots, but Scooby Doo fans need not apply.
How Haul Vlogging Can Pay Off, also from The Frisky, will make you want to start up a Youtube account.
Crushable discusses the new book Sex and the University, an investigative study of college sex columns. So random!
The Wonders of Belting, from Already Pretty, will give you even more reasons to love your belts.
From Game Boy wedges to receipt necklaces, the Gloss shows us what happens when designers get TOO creative…
Stylelist has 5 tips on how to look cool at the beach.
Our friend Amber at BeautyBloggingJunkie is giving away an exclusive Teen Choice Awards Gift Suite package from Flirt cosmetics. Very cool! Enter to win by clicking here!
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Phew! That was a long list! If you made it through, let us know your thoughts on these stories by leaving a comment below. Then we’ll all discuss. Have a fantastic rest of your Thursday!