Fashion: i like but don’t love Prabal Gurung for Target

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I wasn’t SUPER SUPER impressed with a lot of what was in Prabal Gurung’s line for Target. It was all colorful and fun, but you’ve gotta hold back a little on the fun when you’re working with cheap materials, otherwise it starts to look TOO FUN i.e. 7th grade future hooker. BUT I LOVED the shirtdress and had to buy it. It looks so perfect on. The faux leather collar is really what sold me. That and the colors. And the fact that it’s February and we need to spend money to feel something.

Anyways, this dress is awesome.

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However, this skirt looked cheap as fuck. The print is rad but there’s just something about a bottom of lace that kills me in bad ways.

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Image via target.com

This was also really ugly on the rack. Maybe it’s one of those shirts that looks good on. Probably not though.

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This looks really cute although I did not see it in stores.

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Beauty and Mind: Hair stylists as therapists

This guy coulda used some MAJOR Thairapy. Image via blog.ivman.com

Do you ever feel like things in your life are just a little bit off? Your roots are showing, you hate your clothes more than anything in the world, and cameltoe jokes just don’t make you laugh anymore. I’ve got the solution: Thairapy. A combination of a hair stylist and a therapist to really dig deep into your postmodern woes and better yet, fill your goddamn roots.

I have no idea if this shit exists. It should. I bet it could have in the 90s. Because really, a hair stylist is sort of a therapist. They ask you questions about your life while they’re touching your head, and for some reason this physical contact coupled with the life inquiries causes you to spill anything and everything to your stylist.

She’d be first in line for this shit, no doubt. I LOVE HER. Image via hdofblog.com

It helps that most hair stylists are chatty and like to keep the conversation going while they deal with your split-end situation, but what if our hair stylists were also licensed therapists? We could go in for highlights, a brow wax, and a little existential cleansing. I’m not talking heavy-hitting therapy sessions for people with legitimate weekly therapy sessions, but more like a little check-in with a licensed professional for the rest of us. Think of the breakthroughs! Think of the daring haircuts! “Do you feel like having short hair?” “What do you think this hair color means for your life?” “Your ends are telling me you’ve had a bad month.”

I think we carry so much of who we are and how we feel in our hair and our appearance in general. Constant maintenance or lack thereof for our friendly follicles can really say a lot about where we are in our lives. Craving a new ‘do? Maybe you’re craving a change of scene IRL. Split ends from the past 3 years? What are you holding onto? It could be that some people are just lazy or OCD with their hair, but maybe there lies a little more beneath the surface than just a new cut and color. Who better to dive in that someone who already helps you look and feel amazing? I WANT THIS SERVICE NOW. COME ON AMERICA.

In which Lady Gaga tells fur hate-mongers to kindly piss off

 

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“Furgate Part 1”

“To the fans. i want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life. We’ve been having over-arching conversations about society, equality, and politics for the past five years, and we should continue. I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE. Particularly one that I respect. “Animal Rights.” I am choosing not to comment on whether or not the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it hypocritical of me not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, “kermit” and not to mention meat, that I have already worn. This should already put me in a category as one who appreciates and adores the beauty of animals in fashion, but am not a strict vegan. I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially i have never been able to afford a nice one, but this does not mean my morals are rigid and that I won’t bend at the sight of an absolute art piece of a coat. I have no chains about this. You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance. But I am truly sorry to fans who are upset by this, its a fair and applaudable feeling about the health and safety of animals. I respect your views, please respect mine.
And to campaigners, Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.” -Lady Gaga on littlemonsters.com

Amen Sista! As a fur lover (faux and second-hand real because let’s get real here, real fur is expensive, and rightfully so), it’s nice to hear someone say something honest about wearing fur. And the last part is awesome about saving flour to feed hungry children. Classic. That’s the thing about PETA that has always baffled me, is that they are using threatening behavior and violence to bring about a point of non-violence towards animals. It’s hypocritical to the life they wish all humans to lead, one of non-violence towards all beings. If we can’t stop being dicks to fellow humans, our own kind, will we ever be able to curb our dickery with other species? It’s a question for the ages here people.

UPDATE:

It’s being reported that this is a fake letter and not actually from Ke$ha, but it’s from SOMEONE who wanted to get lots of press from it. And that someone is probably a festering vegan turd over at PETA:

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“I can be reached through PETA’s Senior VP…” Smug much! And kind of the whistle blower to the whole fake letter theory. Like anyone wants to talk to a higher up at PETA. They’d probably throw red paint on you just for interrupting their lunch of dried oats and frail greens.

Gaga isn’t taking this bashing lightly, and she’s even trolling the press and PETA supporters with this little delight:

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Hilarious. This is gonna get real good. Those PETA motherfuckers don’t back down. I will not be surprised at whatever violent tactics they partake in next. Let’s just hope they don’t pass out from too much exertion.

Forever Young: Sally Jesse Raphael

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Remember those red framed glasses? And her AMAZING talk show? I don’t know why, but that show was my shit when I was a kid. It was too humid in Kansas summers to go outside and play anyways. She had awesome, 90s ma/grandma style that always felt kinda exciting.

As for those ICONIC red glasses, SJR spilled to Oprah a while back:

“I couldn’t see the teleprompter. So I saw an ad that said, ‘We do a Pap smear and give you red glasses.’ They were going to trade me up [to a better pair]. I said: ‘You’re not going to trade me up. I don’t have that kind of money.’ It’s all they had for $19.95.”

That makes me like her even more. Taking care of her lady parts, AND getting inexpensive (and awesome) frames. Gotta love it. Fierce bitches on a budget ain’t gotta spend big dollaz to look fresh. She’s like the true essence of  20poorandfabulous. I will be forever grateful.

Look out, Etsy. Lilyshop lets you post homemade goodies fo’ free

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OOOO!! A handmade, online market throwdown! Not really, but can you imagine the furious crocheting?! Needles and tangled string EVERYWHERE! Like a muppet murder mystery, but with a business-saavy edge.

Meet Lilyshop. Like Etsy, she’s an online marketplace to sell your homemade goods. But unlike Etsy, you don’t have to pay a listing fee, and you can list and re-list as many items as you like. However, they do charge a 5% sales fee only on sold items, which is nice for those of us who make questionable crafts we think people will buy but they never do. Read: Regretsy.

I’m not sure how long Lilyshop has been around, but this no upfront fee seems like a pretty smart move. There’s nothing people love more than posting free crafts to sell! (Just kidding, but it’s a definite plus) Being able to post this or this or this and not have to pay anything if it doesn’t sell is a God send to struggling craftspeople around the globe. Who knows, maybe the paper mache belts and handbags made of Zac Efron photos will hit it big one day!

Like Threadless? Check this out!!

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Your boyfriend needs this t-shirt, so he too can feel as cool and fierce as an angler fish. Although hopefully his head won’t turn into one like this guy. Unless your boyfriend is ugly and you’re in it for the personality, good crepe-making abilities or money. Money trumps looks, looks trump style and style will be king if you vote for this t-shirt. It was made by my best friend’s boyfriend, who just happens to be the definition of 20 poor and fabulous, with a side jumping-out-of-trees and whiskey. WOO!!!!

Also if you’re into Etsy, check out his store for some sweet prints.