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Does the August heat have your sex life and your hair feeling limp and lifeless? Our friends at Babeland NYC can help! Tonight at 7 pm, the helpful staff at Babeland SoHo will team up with the talented stylists of Fringe Salon to bring you tips for summer lovin' and complimentary bang trims. A face-framing new 'do might just put you in the mood for more adventure (and free cocktails sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka will help, too).

For the first 18 years of my life, I lived in South Florida (What’s up, Boca Raton?). Every now and then, I’ll come back home to visit my parents, drive by the ocean with all the windows in my car down, and wonder, “Why did I ever leave?” I think about how pleasant South Florida is, especially in contrast to the harsh winters the north is wont to bring.

There are some celebrities who seem to trail controversy like pixie dust, and Azealia Banks is certainly one of them. The latest dispute? The Harlem rapper’s Dazed and Confused cover being banned in seven countries. The cover features Banks blowing up a hot pink condom, with the words “Azealia Banks Blows Up” under in large font.

Hey, I get it. Gadgets are expensive. An iPad will cost quite a hefty chunk of your paycheck. A computer ain't cheap, nor are gaming consoles. But even as I reluctantly forked over the dollars and cents for my MacBook Pro, all the while considering whether or not the Genius Bar can be haggled with, I got it. It's a computer. Of course it's expensive. What I don't quite get? Christian Louboutin's new tech-themed "Lady Peep Geek" embroidered pumps, which retail at the super affordable price of $1,695.

Yes, it's true: the deadline for applications to the third-annual BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire in New York is today. We're excited to be a part of the biggest DIY festival in the world, and we're looking forward to seeing all our favorite makers and meeting new friends (like WORN Fashion Journal, who gave BUST a shout-out yesterday-- hi!). We're just waiting on one more thing-- YOU. If you haven't applied yet, the time is now. We're going to be notifying applicants of their acceptance by the end of the week, so if you want almost-instant gratification, apply now.

Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, currently at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explores the similarities between Italian fashion designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. Though the height of Schiaparelli’s career was between the two world wars, and Prada's is still thriving today, their aesthetic and intellectual convictions run parallel. Both women are regarded as being incredibly influential fashion designers, known for challenging the social norms of their times.

  Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud overwhelmed film lovers with the 2007 animated film Persepolis, based on Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel about growing up in Iran. Chicken with Plums, their second collaboration, is also based on a graphic novel by Satrapi. But Plums is primarily a live-action feature with a robust international cast and the lush aesthetics of a grand old studio film. The directors also employ magical illustrated flourishes that recall the whimsy of Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and a gorgeous soundtrack by composer Olivier Brunet.

When we were four, a “hard” question went something along the lines of, “Do you want the crusts to stay on, or do you want them cut off?” When Chelsea Clinton was four, the questions she faced were more of the “Do you want to grow up and run for senate one day?” variety. It’s no wonder she began answering these questions with a plain and simple “no” quite early on.

  A very happy birthday to our favorite master of French cooking, Julia Child! Today marks what would have been the butter-obsessed chef's 100th birthday, which is certainly reason to break out the cake, or, perhaps more appropriately, the chocolate soufflés. Before finding her true calling as the iconic chef and TV personality, Child, a graduate of Smith, worked as everything from a copywriter and a top secret researcher for the OSS.

Applications for the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire close tomorrow, so if you've been putting off filing your application, now is the time to act! Applying is easy and cheap-- the application, available here, takes just a few minutes to complete, and the application fee is a mere $10. We're looking to accept more craft vendors than ever before for our third year at Maker Faire, and many of last year's vendors say that the Craftacular at Maker Faire is their favorite event of the year.
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