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Congrats to Kate and William. I know coverage is everywhere, but I wanted to talk about a few bits of awesomeness that came out of this wedding. First of all, lets take a moment to admire Kate’s glorious Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton gown. No doubt about it, she looked stunning. Gotta hand it to Sarah Burton, this is one lady who’s good at keeping a secret. The gown was classically elegant and kind of reminiscent of the gorgeous gown Grace Kelly wore when she wed the Prince of Monaco in 1956.

If you care about RuPaul’s Drag Race at all then get ready to get jealous boogers…I met the queens of Season 3, well some of the queens, at the press event before the finale! I got so close to my girl Alexis “BAM BAM BAM” Mateo that I could see the contour make-up stripes down her nose. First, I must apologize for being late with this post since everyone knows Raja took the crown by now. I had to wait until I could watch the last episode of Season 3 and the Untucked first (the behind the scenes for each episode).  Second apology, I missed out on some gossip.

“In July of 2010, at age 34, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer which entailed, among things, a double mastectomy, four months of chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation five days a week and a nice preview of menopause. I just completed all of my treatments in March and continue my journey with breast cancer. I am currently in the process of making the decision to have my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed due to the high statistics of ovarian cancer with the BRCA2 gene mutation.

Looking for interesting food related fun? Look no further than Something I Ate, a collaborative food and art project hosted and curated by one of the amazing gals in this month’s food issue, Sam Kim, founder of Skimkim foods and Kat Popiel of On Plate, Still Hungry. This Friday in Brooklyn gallery, Rouge58, several artists will showcase their seven-day documentation of personal eating experiences culminating in works using any kind of media they prefer from photo or paint to fashion or film. All in the name of creative food exploration.

I LOVE KIM GORDON, as a teenager i feel in love with her in Sonic Youth as she fueled my dreams of one day being a cool girl in a band. As a twenty something, i discovered her art work, acting, voice over in The Simpsons, clothing line, writing and a new level of respect for females. Is there anything this woman can't do?  The answer, is a unified NO. If you are as big of a fan of Kim as i am, you will be super psyched to know that signed, limited editions of her art work are now available and ready for you to purchase.

Poly Styrene (1957-2011), born Marianne Elliot Said, was a true fighter in life and in her battle with cancer. She passed away yesterday evening and it stands to be said that the punk rock world has certainly lost a true icon. She was a punk amongst punks and has embodied the true meaning of punk rock and feminism since she first uttered the words, “Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard but I think oh bondage up yours!” in the song, “Oh Bondage! Up Yours!” by her 70‘s band X-Ray Spex.

Generally, Toronto’s North by North by North East music festival is the worst time to be in the city. There’s a huge line-up for every bar in town, and each bar’s stage is filled with lack luster band’s featuring people you went to high school with (Sorry everyone in bands who I went to high school with! You know I really love all of you).

The Beastie Boys dance-battle themselves in their new music video “Make Some Noise” which was released yesterday as an extended trailer for their upcoming short film “Fight For Your Rights – Revisited.” The video features Elijah Woods, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen as young Beastie Boys doppelgangers wreaking havoc and partying in the streets of Brooklyn amongst star studded walk-ons from the likes of Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, and Steve Buscemi. The action stops abruptly when the young Beastie Boys come across the time machine from Back to the Future.

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is coming up Saturday, June 18th (rain or shine!) and there is sure to be tons of colorful characters and mermaids of all kinds. Dressing up is the best part of the parade, but getting started can be daunting. Either shy or just in need of a hand, fear not mermaids, help is to be had! Spend an hour (6:00-7:00pm) with Ayun Halliday, author of the Zinester’s Guide to NYC, May 18th at Old School (233 Mott St.) in preparation and you will be ready to shake your glittery fin in no time at all.

From the awesome creator behind Mad Men Yourself, Dyna Moe, comes Hipster Animals! This spot-on adorably funny illustrations blog makes any hipster hate being called a hipster just a little less. Either you fall into one of these categories yourself (Street Style Blogger<--guilty!) or you know a few that do. No doubt about it, these adorable animals are definitely the bees knees.
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