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  According to style.com's Fall 2011 Trend Report, the top trends for this season are: Collage Studies, Color Forms, Parka City, Psychedelic Furs, Sixties Minutes, Spotty Service, and Tux Love. While all my BUSTies and me love to move with the trends, it can be hard to get a runway look on a working-girl budget. I want to help my fellow bargain-hunting fashionistas get a great deal on a runway look.

How are you feeling? A recent study revealed that 53 percent of women say their overall health is in poor shape, so it might be safe to assume you're not feeling so hot. A study called A Fragile Nation in Poor Health conducted by the health communications firm TeleVox, recently polled 1,015 American across the country about how they feel about their health.  More than half of the women polled say they feel unhealthy and one in five nationwide say they are struggling to be healthy.

  I’ve been interning at a talent agency for the past few months, listening in on the thought processes of the people who help decide who becomes famous. This agency most recently wrapped up a job where they had to hire women who were “it” to appear in an ad. “It” is a pretty abstract quality, and that’s what “it” banks on. You aren’t supposed to be able to trace “it.” “It” is elusive, best described by the more abstract, je ne sais quoi.

I have a friend who keeps telling me that cats invented the Internet and I’m starting to believe him. Every blog or tumblr worth checking out always has something to do with cats. Case in point, Lolcats, the site that just lets you look at cats doing hilarious,adorable things all day long. But maybe you want something more specific. Maybe you want to see cats that look like pirates or maybe Hitler or Parks And Recreation’s Ron Swanson. It’s all out there! You don’t even have to search that hard to find it.

   Men and women are different. We all know that, but how about male and female clowns? Yep, you guessed it; they’re different too. From November 5 to the 20 Clown Ex Machina, a 9-woman clown troupe, is premiering their show Clowns Full-Tilt: A Music on Aesthetics. Created and directed by Kendall Cornell the multimedia show at La MaMa in the Lower East Side explores beauty and art from a female perspective,  poking fun at makeup commercials and stock characters from TV. There’s singing, dancing and lots of absurdism.

To celebrate Christian Louboutin's 20 years in the business, Fashionista.com decided to culminate some of his most outrageous shoes. With each passing shoe, I became more and more obsessed. I've always envisioned the epitome of Louboutin to be a classic black heel with a classic red sole, but these shoes are totally blowing my classic-shoe loving mind. These shoes are nothing short of fabulous works of art. From the Marie Antoinette beauties above to the googly eyed below and everything else in between, these shoes are anything but ordinarily classic.

Kick off your holiday shopping next weekend -- Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 -- at Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience in Fort Worth, TX. Funky Finds is a free family and pet-friendly two-day indoor event with over 115 vendors selling unique hand-crafted gifts.Funky Finds will also host a charitable raffle benefiting Toys for Tots and The Humane Society of North Texas.

   As a feminist today, there is a nostalgic longing for the consciousness-raising groups of the 1970s. Emily Nussbaum’s article in New York Magazine, "Rebirth of the Feminism Manifesto,"  dares to question if consciousness-raising groups of the second wave have been transformed to the blogospheres of the third. Nussbaum uses Shelby Knox’s comments as evidence of this transformation: "blogs and social networks 'Are our version of consciousness-raising groups,' says Shelby Knox, 25. 'Places where we realize we are not crazy and not alone.

Mother Monster and pop music goddess Lady Gaga will soon add another notch to her very long and impressive career belt with the imminent launch of her Born This Way Foundation. The foundation supports initiatives and programs that will assist and empower youth. The outspoken singer is launching the non-profit organization in conjunction with The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment, and The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. The goal of the non-profit is to empower youth while using digital media as a platform.

Pig: A Restaurant is a new comedy being performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City's Chelsea district. Both the show's creator, Leila Cohan-Miccio, and star Lauren Adams use their food-industry experience to create a realistic and humorous look behind the scenes of a pork -themed restaurant. Cohan-Miccio is a former editor of the foodie website Grub Street (and producer of the web video Vag Magazine) while Adams is a New York City actress and restaurant veteran who has waited tables everywhere from Balthazar to Pure Food and Wine.
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