Can't wait, can't wait, can't WAIT! It feels like forever away until the Spring Breakers premiere. I guess I'll just go home, put on a bikini, and shoot my cat with a water gun until it's out in theaters. —Ally
This week in our Featured Brands section, we are showcasing the menswear brand Staple! Known for its iconic New York pigeon logo for over a decade, Staple—founded by designer-turned-entrepreneur Jeff "jeffstaple" Ng— has created one of the most respected brands in streetwear. It is distributed globally and showcases a full lifestyle menswear collection.
If there's one thing in the world I love more than cats, it's pure, unadulterated sugar. While perusing the inter-webs this morning looking for my next fix, I came across Signe Sugar—an amazing cake topping decoration option for just about any occasion. Creating a variety of pastel, glittery and gold colored fonts, symbols, and romantic shapes, founder Sarah Foote makes each one by hand using sugar gum paste and non-toxic coloring. She even teaches you how to make your own letters and shapes so you can impress your friends. Try it out here! —Ally
(via Perez Hilton)
Apparently Jason Segel and Michelle Williams have called it quits and man, I really thought these guys were in it for the long haul. (◕︵◕) So many celebrity relationships have been crushing my dreams lately! I guess that's just the way it is in showbiz, but that doesn't mean I have to feel less destroyed by these relationships that will never directly affect me at all. Let's take a look at some other relationships that were supposed to renew all of our faith in love, but instead destroyed our hearts.—Katie
Will Arnett & Amy Poehler
Love is dead, guys. Love. is. dead.
P. Diddy & J-Lo
Was this my favorite celebrity pairing of all time? Yes. Like, I kind of want it to happen again. J-Lo is amazing! P. Diddy is hilarious! Their children would be beautiful, hilarious whirlwinds of money.
Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams
Here is a fun personal anecdote: My boyfriend has a picture of himself next to Ryan Gosling and he looks like a monster. Ryan Gosling is too hot to exist next to normal people! That's why I'm convinced that Rachel and Ryan will find their way back to one another; they're both just too perfect looking to stray for long.
Heidi Klum & Seal
I mean... there aren't even any words.
Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt
Apparently their breakup happened 8 years ago, but it still feels fresh to me. Like, Brad Pitt is seriously dead2me until the end of time for hurting sweet baby Jen. She's had to deal with being "The Woman Who Will Never Be Lucky In Love" in every single tabloid since, so, yeah, you can go shave your back now, Brad.
Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake
This entire photoshoot was so magical and led us all to believe that they'd be living in a storybook cottage for the rest of their days. But noooo, idiots had to go and break up.
Kanye West & Amber Rose
Whatever, I loved these two. ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME.
Of all side projects to exist in this world, Ducktails is one of my favorites. Lead by Matt Mondanile, guitarist of New Jersey band Real Estate, Ducktails is a bit different, slightly more electronic and even more chill than Real Estate (if that was even possible). Here, we have his new video for "Letter of Intent," from the new album, The Flower Lane, which is absolutely wonderful. Usually Matt is on vocals, but for this song he brought in Jessa Farkas, from Future Shuttle, and Ian Drennan from the band Big Troubles. Watch these awesome people be even more awesome around New York City accompanied by some giant bubbles. It's pretty cool. - Maddie
Now it's time to meet the man behind the magic, director Harmony Korine. Watching Harmony work is amazing, and makes me wish I was on set just to watch him direct. If you're unfamiliar with the name, I would suggest starting with the cult flick Kids, the first film he co-wrote with Larry Clark. It may just give you an idea of the intensity you're about to witness in Spring Breakers. —Ally
Meet the cast of Spring Breakers as they give us a behind the scenes look at the making of the film. Look at all of those extras! They all picked the perfect time to go on spring break, and have a film other than Girls Gone Wild to remember it by. Jealous! —Ally
Julia Sarr-Jamois, the fashion stylist over at Wonderland Magazine, has incredible style of her own and she should be everywhere on the internet, basically. Here are some her looks that we love, but the list could really just go on and on and on...—Katie
Get the look:
Motel Gracie Silky Floral Romper
Junk Food Solid Destroyed Crew Sweatshirt
Urban Renewal Boyfriend Denim Short
Silence & Noise Ex-Boyfriend Blazer
Sparkle & Fade Vegan Leather Skater Skirt
Lolli Peplum One-Piece Swimsuit
Vogue Kelter Plastic Heeled Sandal
Miista Zoe Hologram Oxford
Whoa! It's about to get really hard to mindlessly doodle during a boring class or meeting, because with the 3Doodler, your wiener drawings are going to literally burst off the page. But everybody will be so fascinated by your cool gizmo that even your teachers won't care that you haven't been paying attention.
Its that time again! Space 15 Twenty (1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd) and Urban Outfitters are bringing you an all new collection and pop-up shop in collaboration with artist Hattie Stewart, called Everything is Just So F**kin Fabulous. Hattie's incredibly fun drawings are a new form of pop art, and her work spans from magazine covers to store windows. On March 1 at 7PM, join us at in Hollywood for the opening party to celebrate the new collaboration, where you can see Hattie Stewart work her magic in the flesh. If you want a piece of Hattie's work for your own safekeeping (like I do), items from the Hattie Stewart collection, Dr. Martens shoes and boots, and selected pieces from (PUR) Project Urban Renewal will be available for purchase and customization for that one night only! Also joining us for the ride will be Kleur nail art, the always delicious Coolhaus ice cream sandwich truck, and Nosaj Thing for a live DJ set. The fun will run until 10PM, I hope you're as excited as I am! - Maddie
RIFF RAFF, WHAT ARE YOU?—Katie
The Postal Service was, and still is, a great band. They totally rocked every emo kid's mind in the early '00s, and they deserved all the love that they got. I don't even care that I've heard "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" no less than 4,000 times since 2003. This year their album turned 10 years old and they'll be out on the road again, much to every 20-somethings' delight. This year also marks the 10-year anniversary for some other classic albums because apparently 2003 was like, the year to be making indie music. Let's take a look at some other albums that we're probably all still loving just as hard as we did in 2003.—Katie
Radiohead Hail To The Thief
The opening song, 2+2=5, is still an incredibly great song, and I still have no idea what the lyrics are so singing along is like, "MEDITATTTION, NYEEEAHH IN ATTENTION, BAD ATTENTION." Good ol' Thom Yorke, you wiley little singer, you.
The Kills Keep On Your Mean Side
The Kills debut album showed how badass they are as a band, and shows how bands in 2003 were bringing back the early '90s garage sound. Check out "Superstition".
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
Man, remember how awesome this album was? And how "Kissing The Lipless" was so hard to sing along to when he went into those high falsetto-y screams?
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell
Oh shiiiiiiiiit, "Maps", y'all.
Beyonce Dangerously In Love
Remember when she was a fresh new solo artist? Remember the video for "Crazy in Love"? (I still want the satin jacket she's wearing.) 10 years later and I'm pretty sure Beyonce is the actual ruler of the United States at this point, so way to go, girl.
Brand New Deja Entendu
This album still has such a crazy cult following, it's hard to believe that it'll have been out 10 years this year. Screaming along to "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" is still as cathartic as it was when I was 15.
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Streetlight Manifesto put out this amazing ska album (which kind of seems like a contradictory statement in my brain these days) and then they never did anything as great, but "A Better Place, A Better Time" will forever be the teenage anthem of sad ska lovers out there.
Jay-Z The Black Album
A flawless album, a flawless tool for pop culture references ("99 Problems" is an actual phrase now, basically), and Jay-Z just keeps getting better. And a bitch still ain't one of his problems.
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
"Passenger Seat" is still a magical, tear-filled journey. LYLAS, Ben Gibbard.
Is winter ever going to end? This is seriously the worst. Sadly, spring break for old people doesn't exist, so if you're out of college, you don't even get to go party in Panama City, FL, with all the other crazy younguns. Thankfully sites like Airbnb exist, so even if you're stuck sitting at a desk this spring break, you can browse through thousands of awesome locations. If you're lucky enough to have a spring break, you should totes book a night on the private Fiji island. And then send me pictures so I can seethe with jealousy.—Katie
Captain Cook, Hawaii
Nanuku Levu Island, Fiji
San Jose, Costa Rica
Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica
North Goa, India
Bingin Beach, Indonesia
Luncchb0xx is probably the most perfect Etsy shop to ever exist. It's full of dip-dyed shirts emblazoned with quotations from Mean Girls. If that movie isn't your jam, there are other options, but that brings up some other questions, like "Why aren't you obsessed with Mean Girls?" and "Are you a monster?"—Katie
The new video from Bat For Lashes is awesomely weird. It can't even be explained, just watch it!—Katie
Now that NYFW is behind us, we can spend the next couple of weeks going through all the runway shots. Even though weddings break me out in hives worse than Carrie Bradshaw, sometimes it's fun to look through the collections to see what dresses would make totally unaffordable wedding gowns. I mean, where else are you supposed to wear these things? Before my throat closes up from all the anxiety, let me post my favorite "wedding-ish" dresses from the Fall RTW runway shows.—Katie
Chloe Sevigny for O.C.
(A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING SWAN I WILL BE.)
(Whatever, this would make an amazing wedding dress.)
(Sometimes I imagine my ideal wedding to be just like, a dirty glitter explosion. And I think that's okay.)
(Crying. Weeping and crying.)
I may be a lady, but that is not stopping me from loving every single piece from Supreme's Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Based in NYC, Supreme's creations have become a serious commodity in recent years, mainly their camping caps, selling out in seconds online or causing huge lines to form at their retail locations. Supreme's new collection truly brings together "hard and soft," by which I mean simple floral pants and pink gun print shirts. The collection incorporates other prints that hint at some social commentary, as well as a denim jacket that has the F word all over it. Also included for the warmer months are signature Supreme styles like the varsity jacket, work pant, and the button down shirt. I like Supreme because their collections are always very minimal, but make a seriously badass statement in the details. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to get your hands on some of it? I hope so! (via OysterMag)- Maddie
Spring Break is about embracing all things trashy, and nothing embodies that better than neon. Even if you're not going anywhere this break except for your bed with a bottle of wine, you can still throw on a pair of fluorescent sunnies to help set the mood. Check out some of the best neon items to get your Spring Break started.—Katie
See? These would be perfect for sitting in bed with a bottle of wine. Or, y'know, going to the beach if, unlike me, you're one of the lucky ones going on vacation. (T___T)
Street Level Convertible Chain Checkbook Wallet
Spring Break is a nightmare, and you need to make sure you won't lose your wallet in the midst of dancing your face off. This little neon guy is the perfect size to take out to the pool where all those hot guys are drinking margaraitas.
Bare Collection Neon Stackable Rings
Duh, throw on some neon jewelry.
Urban Renewal Vintage Neon Hat
You need to protect your delicate skin out there in the sun! Throw on one of these neon hats and everyone will appreciate your stylish sense of fashion and your commitment to skincare.
Holga 35mm Camera
Your best friend probably isn't going to want to remember that time they passed out on the front step of the hotel while people drew dicks on their face, but you're going to want to remember. And that's where this camera comes in.
The New Black Subculture Contemporary Neons
Obviously the easiest way to throw a little neon into your life is with some bright nail polish!
New Balance 574 Winter Elements Running Sneaker
IDK, maybe you want to pretend that you're going to work out while on vacation. That's very noble of you. Bring these sneakers.
Bare Collection Neon Teardrop Cuff Bracelet
This is so bright, it's like a neverending glowstick for your wrist. Time to get nuts!