February 16, 2019

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Ariana Grande Wants to Know What Kind of Soup You Are

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Ariana Grande is out here asking the important questions. On Twitter, the pop queen walked us through an adventure on her stream of consciousness, which flowed on and on about what kind of soup people are. She tweeted, "guys we're at dinner discussing what soups we'd be if we were soups and everyone knows what soup they'd be immediately and each answer is so different and specific so now i ask u.... if u were a soup .... with which soup do u identify ?" The context: it seems Ari, her friends, and her mom went to dinner and got into this random topic of conversation. Ari says she’s “for sure butternut squash or miso,” while her mom says she’s “cream of mushroom with a cognac drizzle.” Her other friends, and even her waitress, also had immediate answers to the question. This led the “Breakup with Your Girlfriend” singer to ask, “why is this something people are so sure of and passionate about ? why don’t more people talk ab this ?”...
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There Was Insane VR At London Fashion Week

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Today at London Fashion Week, emerging designer Gerrit Jacob presented his Central Saint Martins MA collection to an audience that included the likes of Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer and supermodel Jourdan Dunn. Lennon Gallagher, son of Gen-X music royalty Liam Gallagher, walked. The clothing was gloriously outlandish, the kind of thing you always want to see at London Fashion Week (which supports young talent more than New York or Milan or Paris): cargo pants with snarling skull prints, a thermal with elbows made of bra cups, a shimmering teddy bear coat I want to crawl inside forever.But photography doesn't really paint the whole picture. Why? Because Jacob's show included a heady dose of virtual reality....
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Arca Wears These Swarovski Crystal Briefs in Paris

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On Friday night, artist Doña Arca brought the drama to the streets of Paris for fashion week, and brought even more for the Théâtre de la Ville during an experimental performance.The Venezuelan artist and record producer, also known as Alejandro Ghersi, was seen strutting down the cobblestone streets at night with friend and fellow artist Innitbabes. Arca was wearing a tiny little black dress, paired with clear thigh-high boots, while carrying — for whatever reason — the bottom half of a mannequin. It seems, based on the photos posted by Innitbabe, that the two were on their way to perform in honor of the DAU Institute's world premiere, specifically the Parisian arrival of a sculpture inspired by the Russian avant-garde of the early twentieth century called The Red Triangle. ...
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Some New Rosie Assoulin to Accompany Your Saturday Afternoon

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This past Tuesday, Rosie Assoulin paired natural wines (selected by the sommelier at Eleven Madison Park) with her new collection of Pre-Fall and Fall 2019 ready-to-wear. Fitting, considering Rosie Assoulin is the glouglou of New York Fashion Week—by which I mean the French term recently associated with natural wines, translating back to English somewhat imperfectly as the “gulp, gulp” or “glug, glug” a juicy, chuggable wine demands.Rosie’s dresses are the tart and fizz of a week-long marathon, with colors of tangerine peels and grapefruit segments that wave from across the room and say, “Hey you, here’s something to look forward to!” When I occasionally toy with the idea of a levity diet (e.g., avoiding dark movies and dreary books, opting instead for a festival of Netflix comedy specials and a novel that weighs on my chest like a hunk of meringue), Rosie Assoulin’s sunny garments and banana yellow shoes fit right into the picture. Maybe that’s because this isn’t the first time I’m seeing this picture: a few years ago, I remember seeing a snapshot of Audrey Gelman at her own rehearsal dinner in a dress by Rosie and thinking, There’s a woman who knows how to celebrate....
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McDonald's Makes Shoes Out of Fry Cartons

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Last fall, luxury brand Balenciaga came out with their red, square-toed leather mules retailing for $545. And people couldn't help but notice just how much it looked like McDonald's signature red fry cartons. This, of course, gained a lot of Internet attention and made for great viral content. But it wasn't until this year, this fashion month, that Mickey D's decided to respond.Just copped them new Balenciaga 🔥😤 pic.twitter.com/g080XCejvSMcDonald's Sweden took to their official Instagram page to mock Balenciaga's designer footwear by posting a pic of their fry cartons worn as makeshift slip-on shoes. And, honestly, they look spot-on. While this may seem like a joke, they asked their fans and followers if they should release their food containers as footwear. Their caption reads in English, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real."...
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The 'All Stars' Season 4 Finale Will Leave You Gagging

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WARNING: Spoilers ahead.It's been one hell of a rollercoaster season for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. As it turns out, Manila Luzon's savagely shocking elimination via Naomi Smalls wasn't the biggest shocker of the season. The grand finale for season 4 left everyone gagging because the competition crowned not one, but two All Stars 4 queens. RuPaul's Drag Race on Instagram: “👑SUPER CONDRAGULATIONS ARE IN ORDER!👑 Swipe to see your newest inductee into the #DragRace Hall of Fame! 🎉🎉🎉😉 #AllStars4 ⭐️”@monetxchange & @TrinityTheTuck reacting to their double crowning on all stars 4 #AllStars4Finale#allstars4pic.twitter.com/5mO3IEDfqmBoth Trinity "the Tuck" Taylor and Monet X Change made it to the Drag Race Hall of Fame on Friday night. This left fans gagging — for some, in a good way, but for most, not so. A lot of violent and negative reactions arose from this controversial coronation, and much tea was spilled on Twitter regarding this whole season....
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Trump on Ann Coulter: 'I Don't Know Her'

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It is truly a dark day when even we have to admit, Ann Coulter is right. Related | This Group Wants to Build a 'Better' Border Wall for AmericaI know, I know. My soul just shuddered uncontrollably trying to physically expel those words from body, but as painful as it is to admit the hard-line conservative pundit's labeling of Trump's latest move to declare a national emergency in order to fund the border wall as a "scam" really does the nail on the head.Even though we don't trust Coulter as far as we can throw her, given the continued unwavering support from Fox News and conservatives, her ability to see to national state of emergency declaration as a smoke and mirrors distraction from his failure to deliver on literally any campaign promises as we head into the 2020 elections is a surprisingly lucid moment. After over a month long stand-off between the president and Democrats resulting in the longest government shutdown in American history, Trump finally backed down today signing a spending plan that would keep the government open and funded through the fiscal year despite not including the funds he asked for his proposed wall....
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Grab These Billie Eilish Tees Before They're Gone

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Our possessed pop phenom and Murakami muse, Billie Eilish, is currently speeding towards the release of her highly anticipated debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, due March 29th, and we are excited, if slightly scared. Eilish announced the album late last month with the release of its lead single, "bury your friend," accompanied by a twisted The Shinning-esque visual that honestly still haunts our nightmares.Even though we may not have much longer to wait, Eilish is impatient and today rolled out a new limited line of merch in case you weren't already hyped. Sporting an airbrushed look with bulldog, flame, and logo designs, the mini-capsule collection features tees, hoodies, a bucket hat, and even a hot pair of shorts, ranging in price from $25 to $60 with a digital download of the album included....
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Get Swept Up in 'Send to Robyn Immediately'

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If there is one thing that has gotten us through the bleak bone-chilling hell of winter, it has to be the warm embrace of Robyn's latest album, Honey. The long awaited return has left us revitalized, reinvigorated, and ready to love again in what easily was one of our favorite albums of 2018. Robyn has reemerged with a new music video for the cinematic album cut, "Send to Robyn Immediately." Directed by Max Vitali, the new video guides us through a fogged out forest of dancing youths, in a celebration of intimacy and community. The album's grand crescendo into its emotional climax "Honey," the Kindness-produced "Send to Robyn Immediately" is probably one of the more subtly genius track on the album, gathering everything within reach into an enrapturing whirlwind of yearning, urgently speeding towards the horizon. Paired alongside Vitali's scenes of summer nights spent among friends in a cabin, jumping into lakes, and meandering through countryside fields, the video provides a calming counterpoint to the juggernaut of a track, tinged with a little bit of wistfulness....
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Matty Bovan’s English Dedication to Folklore and Myth

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Inspired by a letter he received in autumn 2018 that was addressed to his deceased grandfather, designer Matt Bovan threw himself into researching the Lancastrian massacre against mythicism. As the show notes explained, the young designer, who has become of the most anticipated acts of London Fashion Week, became consumed with myth and folklore when designing his fall 2019 collection — so much so that the dark and brooding color ways and surreal prints took on lives of their own. Here's everything else you need to know about the show.There was an overwhelming amount of mixed prints in Matty Bovan's fall 2019 collection. Nearly every surface seemed to be covered in baby floral patterns, abstract motifs, faces and logos (more on that later) than paired together for a visual collage of eccentric style....
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Colin Kaepernick Reaches Settlement With NFL

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Colin Kaepernick, the first player to take the knee during national anthems at NFL games, has finally reached a settlement with the league which he alleges colluded to keep him from playing football. Eric Reid, the first player to join Kaepernick's protest, also settled a similar grievance. Both Kaepernick and Reid alleged that by working to take them off the field the NFL had caved to pressure from Donald Trump, a vocal critic of national anthem protests during 2016 and 2017. While details haven't been disclosed, you can assume both former players received hefty payouts. "For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL," the attorney representing both players, Mark Geragos, said in a press statement. "As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party."...
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Why Are All Your Boyfriends in the Dune Reboot?

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Here are things I know about the upcoming movie Dune, without having Googled a Wikipedia explainer:• It is a reboot of a film called Dune, which, if my memory serves, features Sting. • It will likely employ about half of the Internet Boyfriends currently in circulation. • I will likely love the hell out of it, for the above reason.That’s it, that’s all I know. Now, if you will allow me to Google the aforementioned explainer, we can continue with this story. Will you wait for me? You will? Great! Thank you! Also, you look nice today.[hold music commences]Okay, so, let’s get into this: According to a very helpful recap from SyFy, Dune is a book by Frank Herbert, first published in 1965. All told, there are 28 installments, written in varying chronological order by Herbert (who wrote six books), as well as his son Brian and a co-author, Kevin J. Anderson. The first book won a Hugo Award in 1966; Alejandro Jodorowsky began an adaptation attempt in 1973, and David Lynch released his version of Dune in 1984, to the near-universal chagrin of critics everywhere. (Producer Dino De Laurentiis infamously oversaw that edit, so where to place blame is hazy.) Dune is set in space, and, like most space epics, is about revolution: According to Good Reads, “Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides) as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the ‘spice’ melange, the most important and valuable substance in the cosmos.”...
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We Called Up the Guy Who Pierced Cardi B's Lower Lip

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Cardi B has had a wild week what with her historic Grammys win and a brief hiatus from Instagram, which she decided to celebrate with not one but two lip piercings at a California tattoo parlor. Luis Vega, the man behind the piercing and owner of City of Angels Tattoos, tells PAPER over-the-phone that less than a week after Cardi's surprise visit, business is booming: "I've been getting so many phone calls, it's great," he says. "The walk-ins have gone up, [and] so have the appointments for both piercings and tattoos. My social media is also blowing up, since I posted the pictures. I'm very happy." Cardi's impact! Related | Country, Cardi and Queer Women Saved the GrammysInterestingly, Vega had no idea who Cardi was when she first walked into his LA studio and assumed she was a "former client." Naturally, when he finally figured that it was in fact Cardi B chancing upon his insane bargain deal at $25, he was more than elated. He decided to honor her visit by offering his services at $20 for anyone who walks in all week. ...
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vaquera's world of interiors

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The Ukrainian National Home, site of a previous Vaquera show, has received a makeover, and so have the trio, who once again showed there. This was the most unashamedly clothes-y of their collections (one hope’s that’s a word), replete with a plethora of suggestions of how to dress for fall. Their oversize blouses, shirts with built in bras, and voluminous pants had a new polish, evidence of long hours in the studio and a lot of thought as to where Vaquera want to go next. The simple answer would be an opulent apartment overlooking Central Park, or at least according to their press release. Patric DiCaprio, Bryn Taubensee, and Clair Sullivan took fabrics more suited to drapes and well stuffed couches and constructed a whole wardrobe from them. A brown velvet skirt, paired with a striped blouse and oversize bib, looked perfect for patrolling the corridors of a penthouse. Fringed shoulder pads looked like something Napoleon’s mistress might have worn to a party. A brocade bodice had a touch of the 80s, while pink satin fashioned into a pussyboy dress looked weirdly inviting for evening, a glamorous antidote to prairie dresses. ...
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Why Is Everyone Wearing These Sheer Tie-Dyed Shirts?

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Today in London, designer A Sai Ta presented the first solo runway show for his critically acclaimed eponymous line, Asai. Ta, an alumnus of Central Saint Martins and the highly respected non-profit design incubator Fashion East, showed a cozy, beautifully constructed collection full of wool and knits, with trousers somehow both baggy and sharply tailored. Asai is a young brand, but Ta already has a trademark item: the "Hot Wok" top. You've likely seen the Hot Wok around for months; a long-sleeved shirt made of sheer fabric in multi-colored, tie-dyed panels, joined by curly hems. It seems like every person working in the glamour industries (apologies, but I refuse to use "creative" as a noun) has at least one. Four models sported them, huddling together, on the cover of M le Monde magazine in November. They are everywhere, the shirt of the moment. ...
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Why Shia LaBeouf Is Accusing a Minnesota Museum of 'Platforming Antisemitism'

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Shia LaBeouf has tweeted the phrase "THE WALKER ART CENTER IS PLATFORMING ANTISEMITISM" every day since February 6. The controversy he's referring to, located a few layers deep in the art world, won't be familiar to most. It centers around LaBeouf's longtime collaborator, British artist Luke Turner, who's a member of the actor's art collective, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner. The trio, formed in 2014, has become notorious for their viral performance art pieces like "#IAMSORRY," in which LaBeouf attended an awards show with a paper bag on his head reading, "I am not famous any more," and later donning it for a 6-day performance piece that involved crying in front of gallery visitors. They also made headlines in 2016 with "#TAKEMEANYWHERE," a film of the trio's month-long road trip during which they perpetually shared their coordinates so that anyone could pick them up and drive them wherever they wanted....
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Trans Activists Demand Inclusion at London Fashion Week

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Transmissions, a trans activist group that advocates for greater and more widespread inclusion of trans people in the fashion industry, held a protest today to send a strong message as the city launches its fall 2019 Fashion Week.Members of the group and supporters in gender nonconforming looks gathered on the Strand bearing signs reading "get us off the moodboards and put us on the covers," which, tea, highlights one of the primary aims of Transmissions: to end the stain of trans inclusivity for mere tokenism. Related | The 33 Sexy Stars of Gypsy Sport's Most Diverse Show YetWhile spring 2019 was fashion's most inclusive season yet, in terms of age, racial, and gender diversity, trans casting still reportedly made up just over one percent of all models in shows and presentations, so clearly there is much work remaining to be done. And it should go without saying that there is a clear bias in terms of what fashion feels is acceptable for trans representation, relying on bodies who "pass," or fit more neatly into binaries than others. ...
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Hollyweird: The Brad Pitt Nude Photo Scandal That Inspired a Shania Twain Song

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Hollyweird, in collaboration with @velvetcoke, takes stock of once-known but obscure or forgotten stories about popular celebrities and cult figures.At the apex of public interest in Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow's relationship — Branyth? Palpitt? — Hollywood's golden couple took a vacation to the Caribbean island of St. Barts. As the lookalike couple soaked up the rays over a period of 10 days in May 1995, a paparazzi lurked around their private property taking pics with a telephoto lens. In one instance, they were snapped completely naked.To add insult to injury, Pitt was photographed with his man parts tucked between his legs. He was reportedly reenacting the Buffalo Bill dance from Silence of the Lambs, "where he tucks his package between his legs and says how he'd like to copulate with himself," Pitt is quoted as saying in author Valerie Milano's biography on Gwyneth Paltrow....
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The NYFW Beauty Trends We Loved

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New York Fashion Week served some memorable hair and makeup moments this season. From Chromat to Anna Sui, there was no dearth of inspiration. For fall 2019, designers experimented with everything — ponytails, oversized hair bows, exaggerated lashes, emo eye shadows, and even bejeweled skin. Innovation and pushing boundaries in beauty seemed to be at the heart of most major collections. Here are our main takeaways from the season: Anna SuiAnna Sui built a rainbow universe on her runway this week, sending out models in a zany blend of patterns and fabrics. The highlight of the show, however, were the unevenly cropped technicolor wigs in shocking shades of pink, lilac and periwinkle.Tom Ford...
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Donald Trump, Jr. Enjoyed a Very Haunted Valentine’s Day

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Donald Trump, Jr. had a very romantic Valentine’s Day, I’ll have you know. The First Son and Boss Boy definitely has not cracked under the pressure of possible indictment; no, he’s doing great, stepping “out on the town” with his special lady, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle. How do I know? Don, Jr. added some more Bada$$ content to his Instagram feed, a V-Day gift from him to you.Here’s Donberly striking a completely natural pose outside Nello, the Upper East Side restaurant where pasta costs $275 and solo women are forbidden from eating at the bar.Great Valentines Day dinner with @kimberlyguilfoyle out on the town in NYC. #valentines #valentineA post shared by Donald Trump Jr. (@donaldjtrumpjr) on Feb 14, 2019 at 7:14pm PST...
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Lizzo Wears Nothing But a Wig on Her New Album Cover

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Yesterday, rapper, singer, accomplished flutist, and current Cut cover star Lizzo shared her new album cover for the forthcoming Cuz I Love You (which has an official drop date of April 19, mark your calendars). It is a beautiful, glowy work of art.It is also very naked. She’s not wearing anything, save for a 42-inch wig that was selected and styled by hairstylist Kendall Dorsey. “The shoot was really about her exposing herself as a woman and just being fearless, free, and confident,” he told the Cut. “We landed on creating something that would make her feel like she still had something on, so the hair eventually became the garment.”Long hair can been seen as something to hide behind, but Dorsey believes these days, it’s less about blending in and more about building yourself up. “To me, long hair is a glamorous thing that is so powerful. Women are in power now — you can be big and bold; you don’t have to shrink, and I think wearing long hair is an extension of that. It can make a woman feel so strong, confident, and beautiful.”...
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Why Is This Meghan Trainor Press Release So Horny?

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Meghan Trainor has a new music video out today, promoting the song "All the Ways" from her new EP The Love Train. This morning the editorial team here at PAPER was poised to write a brief news story about said clip, in which a teenage girl falls in love with a human-sized teddy bear and spends a romantic day with him or her in New York City. But first, some research! One inbox trawl later, we'd located the official press release for The Love Train, which went out last week. Quite honestly, none of us have been okay since. This astonishingly horny piece of copywriting has it all: vivid references to Meghan Trainor's sex life (she recently got married to "the ginger from Spy Kids"), the phrase "smashing bae's junk to smithereens," and an oddly specific reveal that Trainor wrote her song "Marry Me" exactly 30 days after meeting her future husband. It also declares that Trainor's music gets Billboard "wet."...
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Betty Who's First Independent Album Is Triumphant

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It's fitting that the first track on Betty Who's newest release, Betty, is called, "Old Me." The song is a starting point from which she takes off to explore synth-pop and dominate classic dance rhythms — a new era for an artist once confined by the bounds of an overpowering label. While Betty is the singer's third studio album, it is an undisputed, unadulterated version of Betty's artistry that fans fell in love with on songs like "Somebody Loves You" and "All of You." After feeling limited by her former label, RCA, the singer went through a very public breakup with the imprint and made the decision to pursue new opportunities. It wasn't an easy path to take, however.Related | Womxn Are Writing Today's Biggest Hits. Meet 15 Of Them....
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This Dead Robot Taught Me How to Feel

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I can think of a number of reasons to cry on Valentine’s Day, up to and including: feeling irrepressibly alone; being so overcome with emotion over loving your cat; being so overcome with emotion over loving another human being (weird flex, but okay); allergies from the myriad 11th-hour bouquets of roses on the subway; watching Romeo + Juliet for the 784th time and pouring one out for Young Leonardo DiCaprio & Co.; and reading that NASA bid its Mars rover Opportunity adieu with a Billie Holiday song, which is a direct attack on my veneer to be an unfeeling robot myself. I will not stand for it!On Tuesday, February 12, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA sent a final, farewell message to Opportunity, a rover they launched in 2003. It made contact on the planet in January 2004, on a mission that was set to last 90 Martian days. (Days on Mars are only 39 minutes and 35 seconds longer than days on Earth, but there are 687 Earth days in one Martian year.) Rather than kick the planetary bucket when it was supposed to, Opportunity kept on keeping on until June 10, 2018, when a dust storm in the appropriately named Perseverance Valley affected the rover’s solar panels. According to NASA, the last message from the robot, whom they called Oppy, was “My battery is low and it’s getting dark.”...
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New York’s Most Fashionable Museum Is Turning 50

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To celebrate its 50th year, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology is offering fashion lovers a look back at the most inventive clothing in America over the past half-century. Noteworthy pieces include a lobster dress designed by Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí, a Rick Owens batwing ensemble inspired by vampire movies, and a pair of glass slippers. All are featured in the new show “Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT” which opened last weekend, and admission is free.“Who would’ve thought we’ve been around since 1969?” said Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT. She chose 80 looks from more than 200 past FIT exhibitions, aiming to start a conversation between “influences on fashion and things that fashion influences.” Her selections span from “Fashion and Surrealism,” one of the museum’s first shows, which proposed the idea of fashion as art, and “China Chic: East Meets West”which traced the influence of Chinese culture on Western fashions (FIT’s show pre-dated the Costume Institute’s 2015 show, “China: Through the Looking Glass.”)...
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This Chromat x Reebok Sneaker Is About to Be Everywhere

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When Becca McCharen-Tran sent her fall 2019 collection of swim and athletic wear down the runway, the newly transplanted designer had a few subjects on her mind. While there's always a cast of fabulously diverse models on the Chromat runway, the designer's recent move to Miami had her thinking critically about climate change and the idea that what's old can be new again. Accessorizing her eco-conscious designs with nets full of plastic bottles and waste, South Florida's recyclables weren't the only thing the show brought back out. Related | Chromat's Neon Swimwear Will Save MiamiShowing Reebok's Sole Fury sneaker in an assortment of punchy new colors, the collaboration between brands is reintroducing the "Split Cushioning Technology" pioneered by Reebok in the '90s. After a brief revival on the Matthew Adams Dolan runway last Fall, the shoe's innovative cushioning and fresh silhouette are newly imagined with Chromat's architectural design and bold attitude....
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Vogue Brazil’s Fashion Director Resigns After Throwing Party That Evoked Slavery

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Donata Meirelles, the fashion director of the Brazilian Vogue, stepped down from her position on Wednesday following a week of backlash over her 50th birthday party, which many called racist.In photos posted from her party, Meirelles sat in an ornate chair surrounded by four black women who wore clothing that evoked the traditional clothing that enslaved women in Brazil often wore; other white guests posed for similar photos. Critics pointed out that the party seemed to have a slave/master theme.Vogue Brazil’s Style Director Donata Meirelles had a very disgusting 50th birthday party theme last night There appears to be a Brazilian slave + master theme. Mucamas (house slaves), who were very clearly darker complexioned, were posed as props alongside guests #DoShow50pic.twitter.com/NrEY4nJuF8...
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10 things you should check out at frieze l.a.

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To make a sweeping generalization, art fairs can be quite overwhelming. If it in any way reflects the huge city it's landed in, Frieze L.A. will be even more sprawling than most — it's also going to be crammed with talent, reflecting the city's vibrant and diverse art scene. Here, i-D presents our pick of the happenings you won't want to miss. Lisa Anne Auerbach’s Psychic Art Advisor (above) LA-based Lisa Anne Auerbach is setting up shop at Frieze LA, although not in a conventional booth setting. The artist is merging two professions, Psychic and Art Advisor into one, offering clients insight and advice into their creative and commercial endeavors. While Auerbach aims to provide the most reliable intuition, “advisors can make no claims to correctly predict the future”. You can schedule appointments in person during regular fair hours....
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Think Kink: Inside Chris Habana's Celebration of Sex at NYFW

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For the decade that Chris Habana has been making gothic and punk-inspired jewelry for his eponymous label, CHRISHABANA, he's been pushing boundaries. Never shy about utilizing fetish elements like chains, beads and even barbed wire, the New York designer really let his freak flag fly this season. Putting up the relatably titled, "Send Nudes" exhibition at a West Village sex club during fashion week, Habana's directive is to think kink. Teaming up with fellow designers like CREEPYYEHA, Walter Van Beirendonck and Vasta Eros, the exhibition had plenty more to offer than the many nudes on display. Mounting a series of installations all conducive to getting your freak on, the exhibition featured the option to star in your own CAM4 web show or get up close and personal and paint on a live model, Jacopo Olmo. The big finish was definitely the designer's very own sculpture composed of Rootstein mannequin parts, sex toys and selfies sticks with phones projecting very real nudes provided by fans and friends of the brand....
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The Fashion Week Outfit I Can’t Stop Thinking About

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I don’t know what’s going on with me this week. Every time I confront my closet to get dressed for what I used to call “the Olympics of man repelling” (fashion week, in case you didn’t know!), I revert, regress, progress — I don’t even know what to call it — to the same rotation of clothing that has been on wardrobe autoplay since October.Leggings with zipper bottoms. Medium-wash high-rise skinny jeans. Sweaters that I am truly beginning to know as the hugs of my wardrobe. It is very boring to the extent that getting dressed is no thrill at all, but it is dependable and reliable and quick and easy and I never regret how I look when I leave the house because I kind of don’t look like anything....
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Avril Lavigne’s New Album Is a Cry for Help, In a Good Way

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Avril Lavigne's sixth album Head Above Water, her first in five years, was released today. She is, as one obliviously sexist Guardian subheadline puts it, "nude on her album cover to prove she is a serious singer-songwriter." There are Christian rock elements. Nicki Minaj makes a confusing but not unwelcome appearance. The genres are all over the place — it's basically a mishmash of every past Avril phase. The album does have one constant: struggle. Most songs are about pain, and the long journey to overcome it.Lavigne has said much Head Above Water was written during a long recovery period from Lyme disease, which she contracted from a tick bite four years ago. Its title track is candid about how close she came to surrendering totally to the illness, while songs like "Warrior" celebrate her survival. ...
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How I Get It Done: Sex and the City Author Candace Bushnell

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Successful women talk about managing their careers, and their lives. Candace Bushnell has been writing professionally since she was 19 years old. Over the last four decades she’s authored eight best-sellers including Killing Monica, The Carrie Diaries, Lipstick Jungle, and perhaps most notably, Sex and the City, the basis for the hit HBO series and two subsequent feature films. Bushnell has dedicated the last year to completing her latest book, Is There Still Sex in the City? (out this August). She was also recently handpicked by Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan New York to pen 88 fortunes (to go inside special-edition macaroons in honor of the Chinese New Year). “They wanted me to write fortunes from my experiences, so I just kept thinking about funny internet things, dating life, Instagram,” Bushnell tells the Cut. “I love Hakkasan. I love the Peking duck. I have it with a couple Cosmos, which I still drink.” Bushnell splits her time between residences in Sag Harbor and New York City. She travels back and forth with Pepper and Prancer, her two Standard poodles. Here’s how she gets it all done....
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Marina (Sans Diamonds) Announces Two-Part Album

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"She's baaaaaaack" cried the Internet last week when Marina officially dropped "the diamonds" and her first killer new single in four years. Now it's official: there's an album. It's a double-header called Love + Fear featuring two parts with eight songs each. It drops April 26, after which she'll embark on a UK and US tour, bringing the Marina sound to the world.Related | Womxn Are Writing Today's Biggest Hits. Meet 15 Of Them. Love + Fear follows up 2015's Froot. The Love half, according to a press release, is all about "a longing to enjoy life and a desire to unite and empower" while it's darker counterpart will "delve into matters of purpose and insecurity, also touching on conversations surrounding gender inequality and more broadly, the abuse of power."...
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I Think I’ve Identified Email’s Fundamental Flaw

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There’s something we’re overlooking about email, which is: Why don’t we just tell each other when we’re expecting a reply?Sometimes people do this, I know, but it isn’t a norm, and it should be. Do you need a response today? This week? This month? Do you need a response at all? The more I think about this, the more it seems like email’s fundamental flaw. Just tell me when you need the thing you’re emailing about, and I’ll do the same for you.A while back, Melissa Febos wrote a post for Catapult headlined, “Do You Want to Be Known for Your Writing, or for Your Swift Email Responses?” I still think about it sometimes, particularly this part:Stop apologizing for taking a reasonable length of time to respond to an email. Knock it off! You are ruining it for the rest of us (and yourself) by reinforcing the increasingly accepted expectation of immediate response. … A week seems like a perfectly reasonable length of time to take. Or longer....
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Amanda Seales Is Not a Diva

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Although it’s been nearly eight years since she dropped “Diva” from her stage name, Amanda Seales still has the tramp stamp marking her as one. She got it at 18, the summer after high school. I learn this as we sit together on a couch in a photo studio, chatting about body art. She’s nibbling on a Cosi salad, counting tattoos at my request. She has five.“I mean, it seemed like the coolest thing ever at the time,” she says, of her tramp stamp. “My boyfriend was getting a tattoo. I wanted a tattoo. Now, I’m just like, how can we fix this?”She doesn’t really wanna fix it, though. It’s a relic, she says. A marker of transformation.We’re killing time while the photo crew moves the shoot setup inside because Amanda isn’t comfortable shooting on the deck — it’s too cold. She’s not being difficult; she’s only in the city for a few short days and has a completely packed press schedule — a taxing experience before you factor in the freezing temps. I admire the way she is able to advocate for herself. This is precisely why I don’t consider her request to be diva-like behavior. I can’t say whether this is a benchmark of transformation, though, because I don’t know if she was ever a diva in the first place....
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Heidi Montag Working Out to Slayyyter's 'Mine' Is a Stan Fantasy

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Either God handed over the master control board to stan Twitter or we have entered a Gen Z, multi-layer ironic spiral — either way, it feels so correct.Slayyyter dropped her meme-worthy hit, "Mine," on Valentine's Day yesterday and stans made sure to send the newest single flying up the pop charts on iTunes. Now, celebrities straight out of the early 2000s, rhinestoned-Nokia era — the very era her bling-pop bops are in conversation with — are praising the viral star's song.Heidi Montag, of The Hills superstardom, posted a video of herself doing a set of glute bridges to "Mine" before going out for some V-Day bubbly with her husband, Spencer Pratt. Outfitted in a Barbie pink sports bra, the star finished up her intense workout, which included barbell squats and step-ups, with the infectious chorus of the song, "Oh me, oh my/ Oh me, oh my/ Yeah, I wanna make you mine." Heidi's presumed, videographer, Spencer, also replied to a tweet in support of Slayyyter and posted on his story, encouraging followers to swipe up and listen to "Mine."...
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Anyway, Ben Affleck Owns a Chair Shaped Like Tom Brady’s Head

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Noted Bostonian Ben Affleck owns a chair shaped like Tom Brady’s helmeted head. And: it would seem the Gigli actor commissioned this sporty objet d’art specially, a custom face throne to terrify his young son.Affleck admitted to all of this in an appearance on Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! He also brought pics so we know it happened. Speaking to his sports buddy, Affleck recalled taking his kids to a Patriots game, explaining in painstaking detail the mystery that is Boston’s bleeding love for the team. Affleck’s son, a 6-year-old named Samuel, didn’t get it. Imagine that! Samuel politely let his father finish his impassioned spiel before calmly — but, I imagine, firmly — telling him, “Dad, you’re from Boston. I’m from L.A.”...
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21 Savage On Good Morning America: 'It Was Definitely Targeted'

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21 Savage was released on $100,000 bond from ICE detention this week after being arrested for overstaying his visa. He spent nine days in an ICE facility in Georgia, causing him to miss his scheduled performance at the Grammy's last Sunday. This morning the rapper appeared on Good Morning America, his first interview since his release.The rapper explained that he believes he was targeted because of his celebrity. He described his arrest:"I was just driving and I just seen guns and blue lights. And then I was in the back of a car and I was gone," he told GMA's Linsey Davis. "They just said 'we got Savage'... It was definitely targeted."21 Savage was born in England and brought to America in 2006 on a one-year visa when he was seven years old....
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How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last?

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I got eyelash extensions for the first time two and a half years ago, and I haven’t looked back. After seeing a promotional email on Groupon, I showed up to my appointment, fell asleep on a spa table, and woke up an hour later with individual wisps of fake hair affixed over my own lashes. I also left an extra $215 poorer; I’d being convinced to buy a pack of refill sessions by the girl at the front desk, thus sparking a habit that costs me an average of $100 a month, plus tip.When I first read about lash extensions, I learned that their upkeep is not cheap; your own lashes have a growth cycle akin to the rest of your body hair, and the glue holding an extension to your eyelash can weaken and dissolve over time. What I wasn’t expecting was how sparse my old lashes seemed in comparison once my extensions began to fall out. I began to look forward to my refill appointment, and tried my best to extend the life of my lashes as best I could, lest my technician be mad at my care and keeping of her handiwork....
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This Designer's Fall Lookbook Is Peak Kitsch

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Any emerging creative could tell you that when it comes to planning for success, you have to fill a niche. In Gabriela Ostolaza's case, the niche is kitsch — "Conceptual kitsch," to be exact. When the FIT graduate started designing, there was no guessing how quickly her clothes would find their lot. Using an approach that subverts with humor and leads with precision, Ostolaza's specialties are nothing if not full of possibility. Related | Club Kids Crowded Inside a Gay Bar For This Designer's Runway DebutWorking largely with plastic, leather and faux fur on designs that embody her playfully eclectic tastes, the young designer is evolving her aesthetic with gusto. Drawing from a recurring set of references, Ostolaza is inspired by a lifelong fascination with childhood trinkets, industrial glam rock and constructing outwear from plastic. ...
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Are Engaged

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One of the most slept on celeb couples in Hollywood is taking the next step! PAPER's Spring Transformation issue cover star Katy Perry and longtime boyfriend Orlando Bloom are engaged to be married, as confirmed on both their Instagrams.KATY PERRY on Instagram: “full bloom”Bloom and Perry posted the same sweet selfie in which the singer shows off a flower-shaped diamond ring. There are lots of red heart-shaped balloons in the background; Page Six reports that the photo was taken during a Valentine's Day engagement party attended by friends and family members.Related | Katy Perry: Outside the BoxBoth of them have been married before — Bloom to supermodel Miranda Kerr (who is now with Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel), and Perry to Russell Brand, who infamously asked for a divorce via text while she was away on tour. They've been dating on and off since 2016 (unofficially announcing the relationship via paparazzi photos of a paddle boarding expedition where Bloom went naked), and lately their love has seemed stronger than ever. Although maybe conflicting schedules are an issue? Perry recently outbid a fan at a charity auction to go on a date with Bloom, paying $50,000 for the privilege....
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Marine Serre Lets It Burn in Jaw-dropping New Campaign

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Marine Serre calls her clothing "futurewear." It's especially appropriate considering the fact that the 27-year-old French designer is one of fashion's greatest young stars, representing an exciting future for the industry. And Serre's just-released spring 2019 campaign, as shot in her hometown of Corrèze, France, is stunning. Stunning!Related | Marine Serre's 'Futurewear' Fulfilled Our Need For SpeedSerre's label has three distinct branches: a sustainable line for upcycled (clothing made from previously discarded garments) clothing, standard ready-to-wear, and a haute couture business. And so the campaign, shot and styled by longtime Serre collaborators Tanguy Poujol and Benoit Bethune, has three distinct images: one representing earth, one for wind, and one for fire. Models bask in the French countryside underneath blazing sunsets. ...
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our new york autumn/winter 19 round-up: everything you need to know

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Fash-ON Fash-OFF is an indispensable podcast of fashion, style and ideas from i-D. Featuring all the latest trends, chit-chat and surprises galore, direct from London. Listen and subscribe below now.This article originally appeared on i-D UK....
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the making of l.a.’s first frieze fair

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For those following contemporary art in L.A., the weekend of February 15-17 is shaping up to be one of the busiest. Art Los Angeles Contemporary is celebrating its 10th year, while Felix, the brainchild of collector Dean Valentine, is entering its first. Also entering the mix is Frieze, the international fair that’s being hosted at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, also for the first time, in specially-designed Kulapat Yantrasast structure. Frieze LA demonstrates the media and events company’s desire to attract new audiences on the West Coast while showcasing local galleries that are operating amidst the city’s cultural renaissance. “It’s a very international list, but over a third [of the galleries] are either based in L.A. or have a gallery here”, notes Victoria Siddall, the Director of Frieze Fairs. ...
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Carsten Höller’s Brutalist Kitchen Dinner at Les Trois Mecs, Los Angeles

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Read “The Brutalist Cuisine Manifesto” by CARSTEN HÖLLER in Purple Los Angeles issue 30. The post Carsten Höller’s Brutalist Kitchen Dinner at Les Trois Mecs, Los Angeles appeared first on Purple.
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“Is This Tomorrow?” Group Exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London

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“Is This Tomorrow?” is on view until May 12th at Whitechapel Gallery, London. The post “Is This Tomorrow?” Group Exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London appeared first on Purple.
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Farfetch, Byronesque and Gareth Pugh collaborate on “Montana: Reissue” capsule collection

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Farfetch, Byronesque and Gareth Pugh collaborate on an exclusive capsule collection, reintroducing signature pieces by fashion designer and icon CLAUDE MONTANA. The 11-piece collection named “Montana: The Reissue” launched globally on February 12th, 2019 on Farfetch.com The post Farfetch, Byronesque and Gareth Pugh collaborate on “Montana: Reissue” capsule collection appeared first on Purple.
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Alexis Ohanian Says Taking Parental Leave Was One of His Best Decisions

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and his GOAT tennis-star wife Serena Williams welcomed their first child together — Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. — in September 2017. Writing for Glamour, Ohanian reveals that he was able to take 16 weeks of parental leave when Olympia (best friend of Instagram influencer Qai Qai) was born — and explains why parental leave is so important.Of course, Ohanian is the co-founder of an extremely successful tech company, and he starts out by recognizing the privilege that comes along with that. Unlike other people across the U.S., he didn’t have to worry what his bosses might think about him taking leave to help his child and wife (who was recovering from an extremely dangerous childbirth with serious complications) because of the position he was in....
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David Bailey’s “The Sixties” Exhibition at Gagosian, London

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“The Sixties” is on view until March 30th at Gagosian, London The post David Bailey’s “The Sixties” Exhibition at Gagosian, London appeared first on Purple.
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The Most Dapper Trend to Come Out of Fashion Week

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There’s a gentleman in Brooklyn who owns a rainbow of three-piece suits, which he rotates through every day. When it’s sunny, he sits under the elevated train tracks on Broadway in a folding chair with an attached umbrella, setting a snappy tone for all of Bed-Stuy. There’s something about the way he wears his colorful getups — casually, like pajamas, but with pride — that deems contentment a reasonable pursuit. It’s impossible to see him and not smile. Surely that is power.There’s little not to love about a three-piece suit. It’s a one-step solution, most obviously: top, bottom, outerwear, all cut from the same cloth. It’s the memorable ease of head-to-toe monochrome, the delight of sartorial commitment, the esteem of knowing what you want to wear and wearing it. It’s dignified, like your 80-year-old grandfather at your graduation, or your five-year-old nephew at a wedding. But it’s also cool, like Stevie Wonder at the Grammy’s, or Diane Keaton on a Tuesday....
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We Like Your Style: Miguel Enamorado

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Street style may feel repetitive these days, but that doesn’t mean fashion people have gotten boring. In a new series, we’re highlighting the insiders whose personal style always inspires us.Most of us know what it’s like to try an outfit on in front of the mirror and immediately scrap it for fear that we can’t pull it off. But it’s hard to imagine Miguel Enamorado having one of those mornings. The fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar, Enamorado favors clothing that makes a statement — playful patterns, dramatic coats, the occasional business-casual kilt. And he has a keen eye for details, whether it’s a hand full of rings, eclectic lenses, or pants cropped just right. If we could all tap into his fearless energy when we get dressed, the world would be a more stylish place....
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Kendall Jenner Debuts Area's Fall Collection on Fallon

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Kendall Jenner stopped by The Tonight Show last night to promote the upcoming 16th season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and her new Vogue Italia cover, shot by Mert and Marcus. And the model wore a very special outfit for the occasion: brand spanking new Area fall 2019, straight off the runway. Related | Area's Crystal Face Masks Won NYFWArea is our very favorite ungoogleable brand, and Kendall looked fantastic; she sported an orange bolero jacket with beaded fringe, a pink tie-dye mini skirt with crystal trim, and a matching top. The look was nearly unchanged from the runway — Kendall just wore a top with slightly more coverage than the one originally shown, to like, shield the eyes of Middle America or whatever....
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daily horoscopes: february 15, 2019

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A Cancer Moon gives this Friday a soft edge that may have you in your feelings. Read the horoscopes for your rising, Sun, and Moon signs to see how to navigate the waters of this emotional time like a pro.Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb.18) Your list of goals today should align with what you feel called to do and not just what you “should do,” or it will be very hard to commit yourself in the ways you need to. Any task that doesn’t fit with where you are emotionally should be done first so that you can focus on what really matters. If you need help staying accountable, reach out and ask a friend so you have some kind of incentive to keep up. Pisces (Feb.19-March 20) It will be easy for you to want to follow your lust or passion for something down a rabbit hole, today. Find anchors in your life, whether it be friends, plans, or a to-do list with tasks that cannot be put off, that keep you from diving face-first into something unsustainable. Use times in the past when following those feelings didn’t serve you to help you make the best choices for you and where you are in your life, now....
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exclusive: symonds pearmain and lily mcmenamy discuss their collaboration for autumn/winter 19

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Images Courtesy of Symonds Pearmain and Cabinet Gallery. This article originally appeared on i-D UK.Some models effortlessly embody certain brands. For Symonds Pearmain that model is Lily McMenamy. They’ve worked together from the very beginning, their first show seeing Lily embody a series of archetypes to bring their fashion to life. Few shows, or brands, or even models, have so successfully and interestingly meshed together and investigated that relationship beyond body/stereotype/garment, the transformative joy of fashion (this coat will change your life!)Having shown off-schedule and behind closed doors last season, they are making a welcome return to LFW this season with an intimate presentation. Lily is working as Movement Director for the brand now, the leader of the pack, a force of modelling nature. We were very excited when we heard this so we decided we should get Anthony Symonds, Max Pearmain and Lily McMenamy together and have a little chat and talk and fashion, modelling, cannibals, nostalgia and more… ...
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Secure the Bag: Guirlande de Cartier

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For a jewelry house as prolific and renowned as Cartier, it's easy to figure that the extent of its luxury goes past the realm of wedding bands and pricey ice. While most people are well-acquainted with their super-luxe timepieces and stackable Cartier Love bracelets, the French Maison is pulling something new from an old bag of tricks. With longstanding excellence in making fine jewelry, Cartier is just as interested in the practice of storing their jewels as they are in making them.Hence the Guirlande de Cartier, a cheeky new handbag design from the finery staple that moves the brand into a future of leather goods while nodding to its signature carrier boxes. With origins dating back to its jewelry boxes of the 1910s, this update is a fresh turn towards a wider offering of luxury for the Maison....
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'can you ever forgive me?' is a touching portrayal of queer loneliness

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This article originally appeared on i-D UK.First, Can You Ever Forgive Me? was touted as the film where Melissa McCarthy “finally gets the dramatic role she deserves”. Then it was the film that allowed Richard E. Grant to blossom into the “designated darling” of awards season. (Really, who wasn’t charmed when he took a selfie outside Barbra Streisand’s house and got a belated response to fan mail he’d written nearly 50 years earlier?) But thanks to the power of Twitter and Instagram, this low-key biopic about a sad but talented literary forger and her sketchy yet likeable sidekick is now becoming a queer sleeper hit. One fan tweeted that it’s “a perfect representation of the track [popular queer cinema] should be on”. Another wrote that the film “really solidified how lacking films centred on LGBT friendships are (and how much we need them)”. McCarthy’s character has even been called a “queer cinema icon”. ...
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what the academy awarding oscars during commercial breaks means for the future of film

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This article originally appeared on i-D UK.This week The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made an announcement about axing the television broadcast of four of its awards this year. Best Editing, Cinematography, as well as Best Makeup/Hair and Live Action Short will -- for the first time in modern Oscar history - all be awarded during commercial breaks. It was later clarified that truncated versions of these would be interspersed throughout the show’s broadcast on ABC, but the reaction in the film industry was swift and angry. Spike Lee, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, and even Russell Crowe made their displeasure clear, and it seemed there was hardly a voice of support to be found for the decision. This may seem inconsequential to many casual viewers, but the disciplines of film editing and cinematography are truly essential to the art form. These are the people who are -- literally -- filming and putting together the movies we love. ...
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Rising Minneapolis Photographer Isaac West Captures Spring Fashion

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Rising Minneapolis-based photographer and creative director Isaac West brings his singular eye to spring's most striking collections. www.chanel.comPhotography & Styling: Isaac West Hair: Doris Totimeh Makeup: Elena Miller Styling Assistant: Elena Miller Models: Awut Ayik & Nyariak Duop...
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Replace Cupid With Ice-T

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For decades, Valentine’s Day has been promoted by Cupid, a sometimes-cute, sometimes-creepy, baby angel with wings and a bow and arrow. And for the most part, that’s been fine. His baby body floated from hopeful lover to hopeful lover, shooting his little arrow of love into their bums. But maybe it’s time for someone new, someone fresher, someone less violent and more up with the times.Maybe, it’s time for Ice-T.He’s already been in training for the job, spreading messages of love for people who need it. On Valentine’s Day, he received 50 requests on Cameo, an app that lets people request personalized video messages from famous people. And guess what? He fulfilled some of those requests. (For $150 per video.)...
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Harling’s Wagon Fantasy, Amalie’s Problematic Fave, and Other Literary Crushes

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Celebrity crushes are a lot of fun. They’re usually preternaturally good looking, charming and the right balance of seemingly approachable and completely inaccessible. The perfect blank slate onto which you can project your fantasies.During my most crush-adled years, however, I was most infatuated with those who weren’t just unattainable, but who didn’t exist at all. Literary crushes combine the power of one’s imagination, a few key details, swoonable storylines and incredibly pithy dialogue and you have makings of a truly great crush. I knew I couldn’t be alone in this, so for this roundabout version of book club, I reached out to my lovestruck and imaginative coworkers to see which fictional folks they fancied....
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Got Engaged With a Giant Flower Ring

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Congratulations to Katy Perry, 36, of “Roar” and a recent nun-related legal battle, and on-again, off-again boyfriend Orlando Bloom, 42, better known as Legolas, son of Thranduil, who got engaged on Valentine’s Day.In twin Instagram posts, Perry and Bloom showed off Perry’s flowery engagement ring, and their left eyeballs in front of a wall of heart-shaped balloons. “full bloom,” Perry wrote. “Lifetimes,” Bloom wrote.LifetimesA post shared by Orlando Bloom (@orlandobloom) on Feb 15, 2019 at 2:15am PSTA post shared by Orlando Bloom (@orlandobloom) on Feb 15, 2019 at 2:15am PSTIn case those two captions were too ambiguous, Perry’s mother also posted pictures of the two on Facebook — the Parents’ social media — with the caption, “Look who got engaged on Valentines Day!!”...
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Paris’s Most Famous Hairstylist Is Over Flat-Ironed Hair

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Hairstylists never forget their first. “Her name was Anne Brooke, and I cut her hair with bad, bad kitchen scissors in the Botanical Gardens where we would hang and smoke cigarettes,” recalls Australian David Mallett. “She thought the cut was marvelous and I thought it was marvelous, and my career began.”The Parisian hairstylist whose salon includes Natalie Portman and Charlotte Gainsbourg as clients, became Schwarzkopf’s Hairdresser of the Year at 21. The prize involved moving to Dusseldorf, but he also traveled.“I always thought I’d go back to Australia after visiting all the great museums,” says Mallett (whose name rhymes with ballot). “But after seeing Miró and Picasso and eating real cheese and drinking real wine, I never went home.” A shoot with Jean Baptiste Mondino and Emmanuelle Alt for French Vogue sealed the deal that Paris would be his home. More editorial work followed, and in 2003, he opened his first salon. Four years later, he launched Hair Serum #DM027....
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Cardi B Is Wearing Her Engagement Ring Again

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Two major things are back in Cardi B’s life: her Instagram account, which had been temporarily deactivated following her history-making Grammy win, as well as the 8-carat diamond engagement ring she received from on-again husband Offset.The ring made its public Instagram return on Thursday, Valentine’s Day, in a series of videos that Cardi posted to her newly reactivated account. The videos show off a number of Offset’s romantic gestures, including having roses strewn across the floor (with “I apparently reunited couple (and the ring) also attended a pre–Valentine’s Day party together the night before.Cardi and Offset had split up in December after more than a year of mostly secret marriage. At the time, Cardi announced the news in videos posted on Instagram, saying that she and Offset (with whom she has a daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus) would remain friends and business partners but that they were no longer a couple. “You know he’s always somebody that I run to to talk to, and we got a lot of love for each other but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time,” she said at the time....
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Which Celebrity Will Get Engaged Next?

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Have you heard? Bella Hadid and the Weeknd are getting engaged. So are Taylor Swift and her British actor boyfriend Joe Alwyn. Even Leonardo DiCaprio is planning to put a ring on his 21-year-old model girlfriend’s finger — and fast. In the last six months, a rash of celebrities have apparently decided to legally commit to their partners for the rest of time, which means we are about to witness the biggest celebrity weddings boom in all of recorded history. That is, of course, if you believe the intrepid reporters at Us Weekly.Since this past summer, the American Media, Inc.–owned tabloid has reported that just about every currently unmarried celebrity couple is planning to lock it down. And how thrilling would that be! I personally love weddings, and I especially love to see how much money exceedingly privileged people decide to spend on them. Unfortunately, only one of Us Weekly’s predicted engagements has so far come true. (At the end of November, the tabloid reported that movie star Chris Pratt and lifestyle blogger Katherine Schwarzenegger would be “engaged soon.” The couple announced their wedding plans in January.) Everyone else is still living in sin like the rest of us....
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Here's Your First Look at Nicola Formichetti's YouTube Channel

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It's official — gone are the days of YouTube as the platform for anonymous teenagers to find international fame making beauty tutorials or vlogging the mundane aspects of their lives. In a somewhat unexpected but very 2019 phenomenon, big celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Victoria Beckham, and Marc Jacobs are launching their own channels on YouTube. Even Rihanna's had her go at a beauty tutorial or two for the sake of demonstrating her wildly popular Fenty beauty. Adapting to the ever-changing media landscape, superstar industry leader Nicola Formichetti is also adding YouTuber to his resume. In a long career as an award-winning designer, creative director, stylist and editor among other things, Formichetti is joining the ranks of some very well-known content creators. "I've been obsessing with YouTube for a long time like everybody and I always wondered why the fashion industry hasn't really embraced it," Formichetti tells PAPER....
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Lady Gaga Toasts Valentine's Day By Showing Off New Tattoo

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As Valentine's Day winds down to a close with lovers blissfully cozying up together for the night and single people breathing a sigh of relief that they have once again weathered the storm, it's a good time to take a step back and reflect on who truly did the most this year. It is also a really good time to appreciate Lady Gaga's full back tattoo.Related | Lady Gaga Is Making Jazz Cool AgainIn case you missed it, Gaga kicked off the holiday by showing off some timely "La vie en rose" ink running up the length of her spine. Done by LA artist Winter Stone, it is probably a surprise to no one that the massive new tattoo is actually one big A Star Is Born reference. Lady Gaga on Instagram: “Happy Valentine’s Day. A tattoo toast to “la vie en rose” by the beautiful @winterstone my spinal cord is now a rose”...
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Behold Drake's $400,000 Diamond-Encrusted iPhone Case

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From "6 God" to drip God, we all know Drake is a man of expensive tastes. A collector of Birkin Bags, fast cars, and 100 carat life-sized owl pendants, money is clearly no object to the perennial chart-topper given that even his trash can net tens of thousands of dollars! So it should probably come as no surprise that when it comes to his iPhone case, Drake spares no expense.Related | Drake's Trash Can Become Somebody's TreasureDrake's go-to jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, showed off the rapper's latest commission on Instagram today, an iPhone case covered in $400,000 worth of blue diamonds, 18 karat white gold, and a large OVO owl logo. It is a level of decadence that would make Louis XVI drool, and from the looks of the video, the shine that the case gives off is positively blinding....
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Yamila Haunts the Apocalypse in 'On the Road'

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Spanish composer, cellist, singer and producer, Yamila, makes music that can span chasms and then curl right up into your lap; immense yet intimate. You can even hear the years spent scoring contemporary dance productions in the way her compositions convey a sense of movement and inertia, sweeping the listener right along with it. Her debut album, Iras Fajro, sees her further exploring contrasts between armored electronic musings and her introverted voice in what amounts to steady introduction to the seasoned musician's creative identity.In "On the Road," her gossamer incantations flit atop Warp producer Clark's churning organic industrial soundscape, intertwined among glowing chimes and effervescent synths. There is a forlorn quality to Yamila's voice that disguises a buried hope for a rebuilt, recaptured future, working its way toward life born anew. "'On the Road' is an effort to break the constraints that are imposed by society," Yamila explains. "A crack in the structure from which to run forward."...
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Luar's Brooklyn Dream Girl

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Designer Raul Lopez may be best known for his eclectic, almost whimsical approach to menswear. So much so, that in past seasons, his pieces verge on costume-like in the best possible way. This season, however, Lopez took a step back and presented one of his most wearable collections yet – with that signature hint of ingenuity, of course. Here's everything you need to know about the fall 2019 show.Lopez cited that he was inspired by the kind of Brooklyn girls he watched walking around the block when he was growing up. And those references came in clear with all the low rise jeans, funky hats and reinvented mini skirts.Nearly half of the collection was centered around pinstripe tailored pieces. In the hands of Lopez, these weren't your typical work uniform. Excess fabric trailed off the edges of skirts, dresses and blazers to add a hint of the unexpected....
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The 33 Sexy Stars of Gypsy Sport's Most Diverse Show Yet

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Rio Uribe, creative director of Gypsy Sport, has steadily built a name on prioritizing the voices, bodies, and experiences of marginalized communities, while showing an increasingly striking range of all of the above. For Gypsy Sport's fall 2019 show, Uribe pushed the brand's loyal commitments to sex appeal and sportswear to cooler and edgier new dimensions. And sustainability, a constant aim in Gypsy Sport's clothes, was also on full display. For example, denim, usually utilitarian to the point of boredom, became a diversified canvas in which the bodies inhabiting them became free and unrestrained. Classic lace, tulle, and houndstooth garments, worn in sashayable layers, revealed not-subtle flashes of skin. And chainmail motifs, usually restrictive to the point of overt seriousness, empowered their wearers to be smore liberated. ...
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Maarquii Will Cut a Bitch Off in the Name of Self-Love

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Maarquii, a non-binary artist from Portland, is fearless when it comes to self-love. And as any artist will tell you, especially if you have a intersectional identity, fearlessness is a trait one must learn to embrace. And self-love often means putting yourself first.Maarquii knows this so well that they created a whole album of sassy, empowering anthems asserting their personal prowess and undeniable skill as a left-of-center hip-hop musician, last year's C.A.B.O., an acronym for "cut a bitch off."The album's title track, a bass-rattling, expensive-sounding banger is essentially Maarquii's thesis, eviscerating naysayers with clever wordplay: "Smooth ya down like my edges/ Trim ya like hedges/ Progression is the message." That song, though, even with respect to its fierce message, was written from a place of mourning, Maarquii tells PAPER. ...
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10 Celebrities Who Did the Most for Valentine's Day

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February 14 sure is a great day to be hot, famous, and in love — ideally with someone who is also hot and famous. Also, rich! Nowhere is this more clear than on Instagram right now, where celebrities are gathering in full force to celebrate their relationships.Some celebs went subtle today, while others went performative. Miley Cyrus is excited to have sex with her new husband Liam Hemsworth, Lily Reinhart and Cole Sprouse are as tangled up in their Riverdale romance as ever, and Kanye West literally hired Kenny G to perform for Kim Kardashian, trapping him in an aesthetic prison of roses in chic glass vases. Kylie and Travis also stuck to an expensive floral theme.Our favorite famous declarations of love, below....
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Janet Mock Calls Out NAACP Image Awards For 'Pose' Snub

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The NAACP Image Awards has announced their 2019 nominees. Black Panther predictably led the pack with 17 nominations, while Atlanta, Black-ish and Insecure cleaned up in the TV categories.Notably absent from from the nominations was FX's Pose.Pose stars the largest trans TV cast of all time, including Black trans actresses MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar, and Angelica Ross, as well as Black gay actor Billy Porter. It's been heralded as a landmark show for LGBTQ representation for people of color.Pose producer Janet Mock called out nominations on Twitter:Others online expressed disappointment at the nominations list:Pose was nominated for "Best Television Series — Drama" at the Golden Globes, as well as the corresponding Critics Choice Award category. It is currently nominated for "Outstanding Drama Series" at the GLAAD Media Awards. Ryan Murphy was nominated for "Best Actor — Television Series Drama" at the Golden Globes, and won the "Best Actor In A Drama Series" at the Critics' Choice Award. ...
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FBI Reportedly Investigating Ryan Adams for Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

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One day after multiple women accused Ryan Adams of abuse, the FBI has reportedly opened an investigation into whether the singer had inappropriate contact with a minor. According to the New York Times, which broke the story, the FBI has taken the first steps of opening a criminal investigation into Adams based on allegations made in the original Times piece that he exchanged sexually explicit messages with a girl identified as Ava when she was between 14 and 16 years old (when Adams was around 40). Per the Times, sexually exploiting a child under 18 is a federal offense: “a violator [is defined as] anyone who ‘persuades, induces, entices or coerces any minor to engage in’ a visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct.”...
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lou dallas' journey into the unlimited night

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Lou Dallas’ magical worlds range from whimsical woodland adventures to feminist underwater fantasies, and this season proved no less imaginative — as Raffaella Hanley looked to the theme of “Unlimited Night” to inspire her latest collection. The designer took over the top floor of The Park, in Chelsea, a rich space covered in wood paneling, to present this seasons vibrant looks. “Lou Dallas wakes up to find herself on horseback in the thick of a parade. Where are we going? She wants to ask her fellow travelers but they are humming and don’t seem to see her. Their ceremonial repetitions get wilder; their motions more hypnotizing. Lou relaxes her gaze to drink it all in only to lose her balance and find herself in the muddied hand of the tropical floor,” the show notes read. “Splayed up her clothes like fireworks, the dirt looks like blood but in the distance she sees help: a squad of nurses headed her way in their candied stripes. ‘Are you here to help me?’ She inquires. When they don’t answer she wonders if these are the same sirens as before.”...
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NYFW Lewks for Every Valentine's Day Mood

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Valentine's Day is deceptive. When represented in pop culture, the holiday is generally treated as the most dramatic of the year, apt to cause either elation or deep misery. Apparently it's hell for singletons and rife with pressure for the coupled, a day of the highest highs and lowest lows. It was much nicer in elementary school, when everyone just got cards and candy. In my opinion, V-Day is just not that exciting either way. Expressing love is nice and getting flowers is great, but it's a bit of a bummer when it has to be prescriptive. And while feeling left out of relationship goodies is sad, that feeling is more apt to creep on me on literally any regular day. The holiday is sort of... meh? ...
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Is the Trump Admin Seriously Going to Declare National Emergency via Notes App?

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The Notes app is traditionally used for half-hearted apologies from celebrities who have done something bad. But now, in a turn of events surprising to no one at all, the Trump administration has adopted the strategy to drop notices about whether the government will shut down again, as well as possible national emergencies.Statement on Government Funding Bill: pic.twitter.com/DrNv9D4rEiOn Thursday afternoon, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out the words “Statement on Government Funding Bill” with a screenshot attached. Apparently, Sanders has not only abandoned press briefings, but normal press releases as well. The screenshotted note was obviously cropped, and it seems that in the process of doing so, someone’s clumsy fingers left a single black dot on the screen, adding to to the overall lackadaisical feel of the tweet....
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This Celebrity Tortoise Breakup Is Honestly Very Inspiring

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The love between Bibi and Poldi, a celebrity couple of Galapagos tortoises, began sometime in the 1920s and spanned countries and decades. Both born around 1897, the pair met at the zoo in Switzerland around the turn of the 20th century. They laid together in the sun; they munched on the tomatoes together.While they were together, Bibi and Poldi had the longest known relationship of any two animals on Earth. And then Bibi abruptly ended their relationship, becoming so hostile toward Poldi that the two had to be permanently separated: One fateful day in 2012, she became irate and bit off a piece of Poldi’s shell. On that day, Bibi became a single icon.According to Atlas Obscura, for a long time after the breakup, zookeepers tried to repair the tortoises’ relationship by talking to the animals and encouraging them to reconcile. But Bibi especially refused to cohabitate with her ex. At one point it was even suggested that Bibi may have had some sort of breakdown that caused her to start attacking Poldi, but after going through several animal doctors, it was confirmed that Bibi was of sound mind and body....
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5 Money Questions to Ask Before Moving in Together

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The Cut’s financial advice columnist Charlotte Cowles answers readers’ personal questions about personal finance. Email your money conundrums to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak8c1203587080185c1758bf5e4b875076').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy8c1203587080185c1758bf5e4b875076 = 'mytwocents' + '@'; addy8c1203587080185c1758bf5e4b875076 = addy8c1203587080185c1758bf5e4b875076 + 'nymag' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text8c1203587080185c1758bf5e4b875076 = 'mytwocents' + '@' + 'nymag' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak8c1203587080185c1758bf5e4b875076').innerHTML += ''+addy_text8c1203587080185c1758bf5e4b875076+''; When I first moved in with my boyfriend, we only talked about money once. Specifically, we discussed how much to spend on rent, and I’m pretty sure it was settled via text (actually, BBM — this was 2010), and quickly. Not that there was much to hash out. We both wanted to pay about the same amount that we had previously, which was about the same as each other. That was that.Once we officially co-signed a lease, we celebrated by co-purchasing a doormat with both of our names on it. Then we continued to split costs the way we always had — down the middle, like roommates. We wrote separate rent checks. If I ate the yogurt he’d bought, I replaced it. We even paid for separate laundry services, for reasons I don’t remember but apparently made sense at the time. We skirted the topic of money so thoroughly that we didn’t have our first financial disagreement until we were planning our wedding five years later. (Flowers. I still wish we’d had more of them.)...
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a valentine’s day mix full of slow jams from madam x

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Manchester DJ and label owner Madam X does not subscribe to the commercialised appropriation of an old religious festival that purports to condense a year's worth of romance into one 24-hour period. That said, she kindly put her personal feelings about Valentine’s Day aside to make i-D a super sexy mix for the occasion.Scrapping the dark, bass-heavy club music associated with both her label Kaizen (“essentially my baby… we sort of exist in between the techno and left-field bass music world”,) and her own sets, Madam X has fully embraced February 14 in this mix. “It’s full of slow-jams and mushy love songs,” she says. “I really enjoyed putting it together. A lot of the tunes I’ve just let play out and speak for themselves. It’s a bit of an unconventional approach from me but I really liked rediscovering all the old timeless ballads.” ...
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exclusive: ahead of the asai show, designer a sai ta discusses his new collection

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You’re about to do your first solo show -- how are you feeling?! Very, very nervous -- but excited. I've tackled something quite new to me this season, so despite some mixed emotions I feel confident. This season marks a change in ASAI, as well as stepping out on your own, you’ve taken your designs in a different direction, where did the drive for that change come from? I wanted to be brave. I wanted to tackle a new subject matter, something that didn't necessarily feel or come naturally to me, and understand what my interpretation of it would be. See how it takes shape in my world. Everything in this collection feels grounded in a sense of reality, which kind of contradicts what I've done before -- it's always been more about fantasy. I'm trying to extend my creative vocabulary and go beyond the realms of what I thought I could do... translating a different, quieter type of energy into the clothes. I've been reflecting a lot about the passing of time, and growing older. You can sometimes go through a bit of a skeptical phase when you're growing up -- everything seems dull, dry, bland -- before it turns into an understanding that you've become more grounded, and are just not phased anymore by hype. I think in a way this has seeped through into the clothes....
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mortal remains: the new fashion fanzine inspired by a graveyard, sort of

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There’s a lot to be miserable about in 2019. I needn’t go into what, you already know. If there’s one possibility upon this mortal coil it’s ever present certainty of death. Kind of a morbid thought, but also the starting point for many of the greatest creative endeavours. Anthony Turner, one of fashion’s most beloved hairstylists, used that very same morbid certainty as the genesis of his new zine. “Well actually it began with a shoot that Sarah Piantadosi and I did with our friend Vander Von Odd, just for a bit of fun," he tells i-D. "The photographs were so great that we wanted to put them somewhere special and unexpected. So we decided to create a zine.” But next came the name. “I walked through a graveyard in Stoke Newington and saw written on a grave ‘The Mortal Remains of Isobel’ I thought that there was something so romantic about this. Like, who is Isobel? I loved this idea. When It came to naming the zine I didn’t want the title to have anything to do with the content so I thought of the mortal remains of Isobel.”...
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Hopefully Drake Won’t Drop His New $400,000 Diamond-Encrusted iPhone Case

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From Birkin bags (that he’s stockpiling for his future soulmate!) and elaborate party favors (Chanel bags! So many bags!) to nice cars and 100-carat diamond life-sized owl pendants, Drake clearly is a man with an appreciation of the finer things in life. So it’s only fitting that he’d deck out his iPhone with a $400,000 diamond case.In a move that is perhaps respectable, but more than anything anxiety-inducing, as we continually drop our own phones, Drake, 32, recently commissioned a diamond iPhone case by the very same jeweler who made his owl pendant, according to “Page Six.” Jason of Beverly Hills shared a mesmerizing video of the diamond iPhone case, which was made with 18-karat white gold and features blue diamond studs and an OVO owl logo with diamond eyes....
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Amazon Pulls the Plug On NYC Headquarters

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Approximately a week after it was leaked that Amazon was reconsidering its Long Island City, Queens campus, the tech giant has officially announced that it has canceled its plans to place a corporate headquarters in New York City, reports the New York Times. The decision follows intense backlash from local politicians, union leaders, and anti-gentrification, housing rights and transit justice activists. For months, this de facto coalition has protested the 3 billion dollars worth in subsidies and incentive packages that the city was offering the company. Governor Andrew Como and Mayor Bill De Blasio had championed the deal, while New York city council and state senate politicians were creating roadblocks. ...
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Hermès Made a Podcast

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Today, Hermès released a podcast aimed to give listeners a glimpse of the people who behind-the-scenes at the brand. You could spend $380,000 for a Birkin, the ultimate status symbol, and you could also listen to the new (free!) podcast, titled Le Faubourg des rêves. The title translates to “Faubourg of dreams,” named after the original Hermès store’s Paris street address, 24 rue de Faubourg Saint-Honore. Each of the eight episodes is 12 minutes long and features an interview with someone who works at the Paris store, which opened at the exact same street corner in 1880.Interviewees include “The Man Behind the Windows,” Antoine Platteau, who decorates the store, and the amazing job title “The Pencil Man,” Henri d’Origny, who illustrates the brand’s artwork. Others are the artistic director, salespeople, and a cook. “Each character is heard on-site describing their day-to-day schedule, their work, their chosen paths, and the qualities they consider make Hermès the unique, particular house it is today,” the brand said in a statement....
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The Evolution of the Suit at Boss

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For the Boss fall 2019 collection, chief brand officer Ingo Wilts said the collection was inspired by the gallery crowd and curators of New York City. The majority of the pieces fell under the suiting category, but there were also so dresses, knits and ultra wearable skirts and matching tops with slightly quirky details thrown in. You just had to look twice. Here's everything you need to know about the show.At 70 different looks, this co-ed collection was on the more expansive side. But nearly 30 different of the first outfits came strictly in shades of beige with off-white tones. The good news is, that the brand managed to make the clothing appealing by using different textures and fabrics to make the hue have a more modern effect....
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boss goes gallery hopping

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Ingo Wilts’ tenure at Hugo Boss is proving a fruitful one. In two seasons, the Chief Brand Officer has brought the German house back to its minimal roots to celebrate what makes it so great. This season, Wilts was perfectly in synch with New York’s tailoring mood, which saw suits for men and women shown in every which way. Wilts married a classical grasp of the art with an eye for unexpected color and shapes. The show opened with a variety of takes on a design classic — the camel coat, which came as a loose jacket, suit, and cozy looking ankle-length version. Wilts was inspired by Chelsea gallery types, the kind of man or woman who marries both confidence (the art market seems robust) with a dress sense inspired by the work they prowl past. In their beige tones, the models looked modern, yet without the severity or coldness often associated with the brand — frankly they looked very cozy in their slouchy knits....
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Telfar Rallied the Girls For This Cute Americana Dinner

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Telfar Clemens, really knows how to get the girls together. Last night, the New York designer put one of his most natural talents to use at an intimate dinner to celebrate his fall 2019 collection aptly titled, " Country." Framing the Standard Hotel's High Line Room with the tattered edges of an enormous American flag like the one at his Irving Plaza show last week, an eclectic group of music and fashion's most prolific names came through for the cause. Treating guests to a sit-down dinner and flowing cocktails like the "Telfar Country" and "Soft Rock," the designer toasted to another terrific season in a room that included everybody from Dev Hynes to Miss J Alexander and fellow CFDA Fashion Funder, Raul Lopez. A slew of other guests like Ian Isiah, Lafawndah and Tyler Mitchell joined the designer to celebrate the evolution of a brand that's so seamlessly combined fashion with probing social commentary....
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How Did Kenny G Get In There?

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It’s Valentine’s Day, the time to show the person (or people!) you love just how much they mean to you in the form of timeless romantic gestures and/or performative gifts they can show off on social media.Of course, not to be outdone by the endless pics of flower bouquets currently dominating your Instagram this holiday, Kanye West went all-out with Kim Kardashian West’s gift — the over-the-top videos of which Kim graciously shared for us all on social media. And what, pray tell, was this already legendary Valentine’s present? Why, just the famous saxophonist Kenny G in a room with a floor covered in vases containing single roses, of course!NO BIG DEAL KENNY G IN MY LIVING ROOM!!! Happy Valentines Day 💋💋💋 pic.twitter.com/A1GD0UlEwu...
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Womxn Are Writing Today’s Biggest Hits. Meet 15 Of Them.

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In honor of PAPER's Spring Transformation cover featuring Katy Perry — a prolific songwriter as well as performer, who has written for peers including Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, and Iggy Azalea — we asked veteran songwriter Sarah Hudson to curate a portfolio of the womxn hitmakers you should know.---"I'm tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, Okay." – Madonna"Women have been oppressed, ignored, underrated, and denied opportunity in the music industry since it began. But I feel the shift. I hear the voices of women getting louder, the energy of the goddess growing stronger and the demand for women's creativity becoming more and more evident. Women are so intuitive, resourceful and complex, that it's no wonder men have feared us stepping into our power for so long. But we are here and we have a voice....
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This 2-Year-Old Has a Better Art Career Than Most MFAs

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On a recent Thursday, the artist Lola June had her first solo show; 37 pieces, acrylic on canvas, in a slim white-walled gallery called ChaShaMa, on Greenwich Avenue. She wore her hair in nine tiny buns, and greeted guests with a chocolate-vanilla cookie crumbled in her hand. Her work, according to an artist’s statement printed on the wall, “would fit perfectly at a group show with Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and other famous abstract expressionist painters.” When a friend came into the gallery and handed her a bouquet of (thornless) red roses, she dropped it on the floor and looked mildly around the space. Then she asked for her teddy. Lola June is 2 years old.Lola was discovered in the living room of her own home, by the artist Pajtim Osmanaj, a friend of her mother, Lucille. They were having dinner, and Lola June was coloring with markers (Crayola) on paper (printer). Impressed with her scribbles (or, as he put it: “her awe-inspiring abstract composition”), he came back the next week with Sharpies. These were rejected by her mother (they’re toxic; Lola’s a baby), so on his third trip, he brought acrylic paints and a canvas. She painted for 15 minutes, then abruptly dropped the brush and wandered off. They got in a routine of painting together regularly....
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This New Movie Is Based On Harry Styles Fan Fiction

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With 50 Shades Of Grey, we learned all about fan fiction's cinematic... potential. Lest you forget, the randy novels that gave us Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey's weirdly icy, intense and stern romance were born from E.L. James', a former frequent contributor to Fanfiction.net, obsession with Bella Swan and Edward Cullen's icy, intense and stern romance. Fan fiction's cum-dripping, overwrought melodrama might not make for great cinema, but it definitely sells. The college-age follow-up to 50 Shades is naturally all about Harry Styles, who is the subject of an immense and glorious body of online literature. The most famous contributor to this canon is Anna Todd. In 2014 when she was 25, Todd became an online sensation, and dubbed "the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation" after she turned her illustrious 2,500 page online One Direction fan-fic epic into a 584-page paperback and a six-figure royalties deal with Gallery Books....
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5 Women Test Rihanna’s New Concealer

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On the morning of January 1, we all woke up with hangover face and Rihanna noticed. “It’s the new year. Half of y’all lookin’ busted,” she said in an Instagram video. Naturally, Fenty Beauty had a solution: A new full-coverage concealer in 50 shades, designed to cure “bags, dark circles, hangovers, and bad decisions.” After an interminable January and Fashion Week, The Cut staff took Rihanna’s new Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer for a test run. Read on for our thoughts.The concealer blended in with my skin tone (incredibly pale) well — too well, I’d say. It seemed to mostly disappear into my skin on application and didn’t offer much coverage. It’s creamy and feels nice, but it didn’t do much for the acne I’m currently dealing with. I’d say it functions more like a very lightweight foundation than it does a concealer. (I usually use Make Up For Ever “Extreme Camouflage” concealer, so I’m used to something pretty heavy duty.)...
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Crisis in Cleveland: Small Dogs Face 50-mph Winds

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Please don’t stress out when I tell you what I’m about to tell you, because everything’s fine now. It’s fine. But this week, we came nauseatingly close to total, cataclysmic disaster. You see, for two days, it seemed like the small dogs of the greater Cleveland and northern Ohio area were going to be blown away by wind.On Tuesday, the National Weather Service Cleveland issued an unofficial “Small Dog Warning” wind advisory for northern Ohio, and also northwest Pennsylvania. The tweet warned of wind gusts of 45 to 50 mph, and included a picture of a flying dog next to a picture of a leaf (?) that says “Very Windy” and under shouty, yellow words that say “SMALL DOG WARNING … HOLD ON TO YOUR POOCH.”...
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How to Look 13 When You’re 30

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Anyone who was around the age of 13 in the year 2000, will have a visceral reaction to Hulu’s latest show PEN15. The show, about two 13-year-old girls surviving seventh grade, is a painfully, earnestly accurate — like, oh my God I could diewatching it accurate — portrayal of everything middle school. The show will remind you of choosing your first AIM screen names, first boyfriends you didn’t speak to more than once for the first three weeks of “dating,” platform sandals, discovering masturbation, Wild Things, andSpice Girls.It’s all so detailed and authentic that the nostalgia for cargo skirts it first inspired immediately gave way to the sweaty palms and anxiety stomachaches associated with most middle-school experiences....
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R. Kelly Might Be Indicted Based on New 45-Minute Sex Tape

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R. Kelly might soon be indicted in Illinois, based on a video showing the singer sexually assaulting an underage girl, according to The New Yorker. In a report from Jim DeRogatis, a senior law-enforcement official and two other sources said the video shows Kelly. After being contacted by TheNew Yorker, attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted a statement saying that he has given Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx a 45-minute tape showing “Kelly engaging in multiple sexual assaults of a girl underage.”In response to press inquiries, attached is a stmt regarding our work on the R. Kelly matter since April, including the discovery of new critical video evidence establishing his guilt. We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that this predator is brought to justice. pic.twitter.com/D0dGFzgXlX...
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Simon Curtis Has All the 'Love' He Needs

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Simon Curtis has a Valentine this year that he's madly in love with, and it's none other than himself. The singer is back with his first release since 2016, "Love," and it's all about basking in a moment self-acceptance.After teasing his fans for weeks about a new single premiering with PAPER, it's finally here. The comeback song is a trance-pop groove for all those who just want to enjoy a moment with themselves this Valentine's Day — because if you're buying a box of chocolates, why would you ever give them to someone else? "For me, more than anything, this song is about the moment when everything clicks and you finally learn to love yourself," Curtis says of the new song. These moments when "everything clicks" can be heard tonally, as well. While there aren't any dramatic drops or surprising twists and turns, the song's chorus fits into the downtempo verses like a missing puzzle piece — he wants to be "in love." The instrumentals are relatively stripped down, but they center Curtis' airy falsetto for listeners as a moment of complete confidence....
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Police Have Identified Two Persons of Interest in Attack on Jussie Smollett

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On Monday, January 28, two unidentified men attacked Empire actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, yelling racist and homophobic slurs at him, pouring an unidentified chemical substance on his body, and putting his head in a noose. After the attack, the actor got himself to a hospital, where he was declared “in good condition.” On January 29, the Chicago Police Department released a security-camera image of two “potential persons of interest” who were seen in the area of the attack, which they were investigating as a hate crime.Now, police say they have identified two persons of interest using “advance technology, interviews with the victim and witnesses and transportation records,” per an email obtained by CBS News. Authorities did not say whether those persons of interest were the same people seen on the security camera footage, nor did they release their names....
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Brad Walsh's Split From Christian Siriano Inspired This Pop Opera

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Could you imagine losing the love of your life, your home, stability, and close friends all within a few days? This is the story of Brad Walsh, musician, producer, and visual artist, who, following the dissolution of his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Christian Siriano, entered a dark summer of despair. The monumental loss of all he held dear led to a suicide attempt, and time spent in a Connecticut psych ward to recover. It would be understandable for Walsh to completely go into hiding upon being released from the hospital for a while, and it can be argued that he did. Related | 50 LGBTQ Musicians You Should PrioritizeWalsh turned to music and, like an endless purge of raw, unfiltered emotion, he put all he had into his lyrics and production. The result, an ambitious 23-song project called ARTBREAK, doesn't hold back, as Walsh bravely explores topics including infidelity, jealousy, and, in the middle of it all, spots of true joy and recovery. "I just felt like I had been turned upside down and emptied," Walsh tells PAPER. "This album... just poured out."...

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