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Seems like a girl can't turn around these days without hearing/seeing/drooling over new Where the Wild Things Are projects. More than the film itself, Wild Things promotions are encouraging and defining their own trendy style universe: very woolly-vintagey-hipster-twee. If it's not apparent in the trailers, take a look-see at the film's new L.A. pop-up shop. There are adorable dolls, copies of the book, and over-abundance of plaid things, but the feature I can't get past is the interior itself.
Remember Victoria Woodhull from your U.S. History classes? I vaguely recall my textbook briefly mentioning her in some catch-all section about other female rabble rousers of the 19th century. Well, in case you missed the one completely inadequate sentence about her, now there's a whole movie dedicated to her life, achievements, and general badassery. Did you know she was the first woman to run for president? In 1872, no less? Yeah, that's right, before women could even vote for her.
In yet another sexist survey, researchers ''found'' that the average woman has slept with eight men, and has been under the influence when partnering up with at least five.  A slew of articles have already begun popping up on news websites, most claiming that women need alcohol to feel confident during sex.  Okay, sure, alcohol does smooth things over a bit, but come on now: surely women aren't wetting their whistles alone.  It takes two, baby.
Pictured above is Hayley Morley, a UK size 12 model who spurred controversy when she brought some realism to the runway.  Hayley and two other ''curvy'' women appeared alongside stick-figure thin models in Mark Fast's London Fashion Week show last Saturday.  The biggest shocker is that their inclusion prompted Fast's stylist and creative designer to walk out over ''creative differences.'' Luckily, two freelancers stepped in to help with the show.
  My mom likes to call her walk-in closet ''the archives,'' and for good reason: the wardrobe filed away inside is a repository of fashion history.  Swearing that ''fashion is cyclic,'' she has stowed artifacts from every fashion craze since the sixties.  Double-breasted blazers, polyester frocks, and an impressive collection of spandex stirrup pants are all hoarded in her vault-of-vogue.
If you watched Mad Men a couple of weeks ago, you may have been wowed by Pete Campbell's surprising ability to cut the rug at his boss's twenties-themed garden party: Well, if you live in NYC and harbor a desire to go to a similar type of party, including Charleston dance lessons, vintage cocktails, live music, old 78 records played on an old time-y gramophone, and, zomg, a PIE BAKING CONTEST, then you're in luck, because this weekend sees hte return of the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governer's Island.
Carrie Brownstein just doesn't stop! We recently posted clips of her hilarious work with Fred Armisen as one half of Thunderant, and now she's back again with a more serious turn in the film Some Days Are Better Than Others. The trailer premiered today on the film's website, which offers this bit of tantalizing information: Corin Tucker, also formerly of Sleater-Kinney, will be making an appearance as 'soccer mom.' Ladies, you're obviously still hanging out. Can't you just get the band back together already? Pleeeeease.
For graduation, my bestie and I wanted to go all out--drop some serious doughcoin on something totally extravagant and somewhat irresponsible. I'm pretty sure most people in our situation would pull a collegiate cop-out and buy a bunch of booze. But we young, fabulous, bachelorettes of the arts passed up the bodegas in favor of a nail salon and a set of superfly, super-long, acrylic nails. I'm not sure how to rate the current popularity of elaborately decorated nails. They seem to own a little niche in the culture--something cool and fascinating but too often rejected by timid observers.
Mark your calendars, ladies! On October 11, BUST's very own Emily Rems will be celebrity judging the 9th Annual Miss Lez Pageant in Brooklyn, New York! Murray 'Mr. Showbiz' Hill, has this to say: 'The Miss Lez Pageant takes the traditional, 'straight,' out-dated beauty pageant and turns it upside down, inside-out, outside-in, by giving queer womyn the chance to interpret what beauty and a pageant means to them. In other words, there are no rules and the outcome is always worth the price of admission.
I don't really remember too much about Sweet Valley High, just that my babysitter was hooked! She'd come over on the weekend, watch a little Saved by the Bell, and then have her stack of mags and Sweet Valley Highs all ready to go. If I would have been a hair older, I most likely would have been all over this 152+ book series. Well, I might just have to get into the series since...
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