UO Bazaaaar Pop Up June 2013
Didn't make it out to our Bazaaaar pop up? Watch above to see what you missed! (Music via Kilo Kish)
Didn't make it out to our Bazaaaar pop up? Watch above to see what you missed! (Music via Kilo Kish)
OMG, just looking at this picture makes me want to cry. It's been 15 years since the season finale of Seinfeld aired, and yet it's still one of the most relevant TV shows that's being reran today. Okay, maybe the clothing is a little different (but not too far off from some of the trends of late, especially those of Elaine's), but the cast, their friendships, and their stories are timeless and will forever be relatable. We've all had out own Seinfeld moments in life, so I'd like to take the time to honor some of those hand-to-face moments with the help of some of my favorite Seinfeldian words. —Ally
Have you seen this Mars One thing yet? It's literally the most terrifying prospect I've ever seen, and for once in my life I am not being hyperbolic. Basically people are applying to go to Mars and never come back. If you need to take a minute to lie down and have a panic attack, I understand. If you're selected for the mission, you'll fly off to Mars to live in an inflatable pod until you die because scientists don't yet have the technology to bring people back. AUUUGH. I know. It's terrible. Earth is full of too many delightful things that make me never want to leave. Here are some of them. —Katie
What if you get to Mars and you realize you don't like any of the three people you're going to be living with forever? Every two years, four more astronauts will be shot up to Mars to chill with you, but, man, that is some slim pickins. What if no one gets your humor? Or likes to talk about the movie Twilight? You'll be forced to talk to a volleyball, a la Wilson.
I bet diehard Mars fans will be like, "Whatever, I don't need french fries. I will be fine crunching on this dehydrated ice cream sandwich. Space exploration rocks! McDonald's is the downfall of America, anyway."
All of those people are liars.
Mars wouldn't have an abundance of cute people to crush on. It would have approximately eight people to maybe crush on. This is considered a fate worse than death to some (me).
You know how sometimes you're like, "I'm going to step out for a bit of air"? Not gonna happen on Mars, buddy. On Mars it's like, "I'm going to step out in my gigantic spacesuit to go stare at this planet that looks exactly the same all over and imagine the wind blowing through my hair and also I will try not to cry because wiping my tears through my space helmet is pretty much impossible." And then you cry anyway.
Well, maybe Netflix would work on Mars, but it would probably always be buffering like crazy. So there you are, sitting in your inflatable house, watching the buffer screen go from 23%, down to 19%, and back up to 23%. Again you will try not to cry. Again you will fail.
If you're like, "Boy, I sure am getting a little stir-crazy here in my pod..." then your options are 1.) Go to another pod that is the same and probably occupied by someone you hate or 2.) Put on your giant spacesuit and go walk around in Mars dust. Gravity is lower on Mars so it might be fun to kick a rock for 20 minutes, but then the rock flies away and you're left with nothing but despair and the grim realization that you'll never again enjoy the simple things in life, like consuming a 64 oz. soda at a movie theater.
If we had to pick a theme song for day three of Coachella, it would be "Dust in the Wind," even though Kansas was no where in sight. But more on that later...
(via Lilly Pulitzer)
Lilly Pulitzer, a designer known for her fun and vibrant prints, passed away this weekend at the age of 81. Luckily her colorful dresses, once worn by Jacqueline Kennedy, will keep her legacy alive. There are some cute remembrances over on the Lilly Pulitzer site, and if you have any memories of your own, the site encourages you to leave a comment. Her first dresses came into existence because of her desire to hide the orange juice stains that always covered her clothing, and now, years later, her brand is a household name. Her success story will continue to remind us that one little idea is all it takes. —Katie
Listen up Austin! Today is the last day of our UO Backlot Sesh and we need your help. We have waaaaay too much free beer, and can't finish it on our own. So stop by the UT Campus store at 2406 Guadalupe to help us finish these cold Sixpoints and get the chance to catch Mood Rings, Pure X, Chris Cohen, Caveman, Ducktails, Mac Demarco and METZ. We're ready to go out with a bang after another year of awesome music, so don't miss it or you'll regret it later—I promise.
(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.
Pauline Phillips, better known by her job title as Dear Abby, died Wednesday at the age of 94. Although she gave advice people could actually use, Phillips was also incredibly good at penning sassy one-liners to her readers. Let's take a look at what the NYT highlighted as some of the best advice Phillips doled out over her lifetime. If there was ever a role-model for getting it together, Phillips is it.—Katie
Dear Abby: My wife sleeps in the raw. Then she showers, brushes her teeth and fixes our breakfast — still in the buff. We’re newlyweds and there are just the two of us, so I suppose there’s really nothing wrong with it. What do you think? — Ed
Dear Ed: It’s O.K. with me. But tell her to put on an apron when she’s frying bacon.
Dear Abby: Two men who claim to be father and adopted son just bought an old mansion across the street and fixed it up. We notice a very suspicious mixture of company coming and going at all hours — blacks, whites, Orientals, women who look like men and men who look like women. ... This has always been considered one of the finest sections of San Francisco, and these weirdos are giving it a bad name. How can we improve the neighborhood? — Nob Hill Residents
Dear Residents: You could move.
Dear Abby: I have always wanted to have my family history traced, but I can’t afford to spend a lot of money to do it. Have you any suggestions? — M.J.B. in Oakland, Calif.
Dear M.J.B.: Yes. Run for a public office.
2012 may have been bad, may have been good, but whatever it was, it was definitely NOT boring. Here, we compiled a list of our favorite moments from the past 12 months. Full disclaimer: This list does not represent all of Urban Outfitters, just the blog team. And admittedly, we're a bunch of dorks who spend too much time on the internet, and the rest of the company probably has way better taste than we do. XOXO—The UO Blog
2012 was a year full of songs. Some of them were great, and some of them were not-so-great. Here are five of the not-so-great ones that need to stay in the black hole that will soon be 2012 and never come out.—Katie
"'People look at Amy and expect her to be a straight-up pop singer, but she busts out a rap and she just slays it,' Nick Noonan says." Does she, Nick? Does she? (Hint: The answer is no.)
Train "50 Ways To Say Goodbye"
Is Train a real band? Sometimes I can't tell. Sometimes they feel like a parody of a parody, what with their nonsensical lyrics and all. Am I missing something here? Are they in on the joke? Are they actually geniuses? Their songs do make them a gazillion dollars. What kind of witchcraft are you enchanting us with, Patrick Monahan?
Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know"
This one almost goes without saying, like "Call Me Maybe" (I love you, though, Carly), and I'm sure Gotye is a lovely man, but seriously—this song needs to blow away in the sands of time like all the other pop songs of yore. "Now you're just some single that I used to know." (See what I did there?)
Alex Clare "Too Close"
I am so mad at this song because every time I hear it on that Internet Explorer commercial I find myself singing the one line "I FEEL SO CLOSE TO YOU RIGHT NOW" six hours after it airs, so damn you, Alex Clare.
Chris Brown "Don't Wake Me Up"
Bye, Chris Brown. Just bye.
With the holidays coming up, we figured we'd teach you a thing or two about bow-ties. At the Urban Outfitters in Phoenix (11 Washington St., #100 City Scape), the Dapper Dash team will be setting up a pop-up shop where they will help teach men and women how to tie a proper bow-tie around their necks or in their hair. With a few simple tips and tricks, you'll be ready for any party for the rest of the year. -Ally
The closing party for Strange Magic was truly magic, and only a little bit strange. We roamed the dance floor and the gallery snapping pics with these disposable cameras (we had the fiesta, party and happy birthday versions), and found that they perfectly captured the alternate-universe feel of the night. You know, that alternate universe where everything in the real world is actually as cool as it is in your head.
Maurice Sendak, creator of Where the Wild Things Are, and many other beautifully twisted children's stories, died this morning. Certainly, there's a wild rumpus waiting for him in heaven.
Adam Yauch, better known as 'MCA' of the Beastie Boys, passed away today at age 47. Yauch was an idol in many ways—as an activist, director and member of one of the most ground-breaking hip-hop groups of all time—and he will be missed.