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Brands We Love: Cleobella


We're always keeping an eye out for the next best bag, and this summer the artfully designed handbags and totes from Cleobella have caught our eye. Printed in eye-catching colors and fabrics and inspired by the travel stories of founder Angela O'Brien, the bags are basically made for summer. (Does that fringed one not just scream "sunshine" to you?) Initially started by O'Brien after a particularly inspiring trip to Bali in 2008, each piece continues to be made by hand, making each bag unique in its own way. All of the materials used are sourced locally in Bali and include limited edition textiles, recycled metals and quality leather.



The brand was first inspired by Angela and her husband Jim's love of surfing and travel, and that free-spirited quality is still a big part of the bags you see today. (Which is a big part of why we think that these bags are perfect for weekend getaways or quick festival jaunts.) Now grab one of these bags and go have an adventure of your own.



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Studio Visit: Duffy's and Herbivore Botanicals

This week, we're looking to Seattle to two favorite beauty brands doing things differently in the Pacific Northwest. First, a trip to the sunny studios of Herbivore Botanicals, where owners Julia Willis and Alex Kummerow share how running a do-it-yourself "science lab" is pretty much the best job ever. Next up is a visit to the Elysian Brewery, where we talk with Duffy's Brew owners Nicolette and Sean about the magical haircare benefits of their line's not-so-secret star ingredient. Photography by Robin Stein



A natural apothecary line operated by Julia Willis and Alex Kummerow, Herbivore Botanicals' ingredients run the gamut from Japanese Bamboo Charcoal to Brazilian gemstones. We talked with the couple about being accidental soap makers, drawing inspiration from scent, and their ideal Seattle day.   


How do you describe Herbivore Botanicals?
Julia: Herbivore Botanicals is kind of my dream come true. Its all about bringing together my favorite things: creating amazing natural scents, spa-like experiences and pretty designs. I love my job.

Alex: I couldn’t be happier. I love how everything is still done in-house. It is so rewarding creating a product from the ground floor. The initial ideas, the formulations, packaging and design, seeing the label printed for the first time, combining design and product to make something that people know as Herbivore Botanicals… I love seeing people love our product. 


How did this all start for you?
Julia: It really just came together out of nowhere, definitely not planned. In 2011, Alex, who is now my husband, and the other half of Herbivore Botanicals, bought me a soap-making kit for fun. Once I started, I became totally obsessed and knew that I had come upon something important. My friends and family were totally confused by why I was spending all my time doing this! I had never really made anything before and was definitely not a crafty person but once I started I knew it was what I needed to do. So, I pretty much followed my gut feeling
 and started this business. Alex and I now create and design everything together. We are our own formulators and graphic designers.


What inspires your products? 
Julia: For me, new product inspiration usually starts with a scent. Since all of the scents that we work with are plant based and natural I then look into the the properties of that plant, what it is traditionally used for from a therapeutic healing perspective. Then, I start blending and thinking about what other ingredients it would work well with, and what the purpose of the product will be. For example, we are working on a new body oil and our first full blown perfume right now, so I am very much in a world of scent experimentation. Visual images, color and words come next and we like to keep them simple and directly related to the scent of the product and the feeling that it evokes.



Tell us more about where you work. 
Alex: We love our workspace. The building is a tri-level building from 1900 that was used to house the horses that pulled carriages for the Bon Marche back in the day. Sadly, no more horses live here, but it is a great building filled with a handful of artists and creative businesses. 


Any new-to-you ingredients you've been experimenting with? 
Julia: I order samples of new ingredients to test out weekly and am kind of the mad scientist / mixologist around here. My current favorite ingredient is probably Tourmaline gemstone powder. This powder is amazing. It is a pure gemstone powder from Brazil that naturally brightens and refines the skin. You can find it in two of our newest facial masks: Brighten and Activate. My other current favorite is Jasmine Sambac essential oil, it can be found in our Egyptian Jasmine Luminous Body Oil and most likely a few new products that will be coming out for Spring 2015. 


Why Seattle? 
Julia: I am from here, actually. I grew up in Snohomish, a small town outside
 of Seattle. I tried moving away from Seattle a few years ago but missed it too much and came right back! I love Seattle: I think we want people thinking its all doom and gloom here so we can keep it all to ourselves.

Alex: I love the rain. Well, I loved the rain back when I moved to Seattle from a very arid climate. There is something about the Pacific Northwest that I have always found enchanting. It has an almost dreamlike, surreal vibe. The foggy mountains, the misty nights, the perfect summers...


What are some of your favorite things that are happening in the city right now?
Alex: I think maybe the best way to answer this question would be to describe
 my perfect day off. Julia and I sleep in a bit. We wake up and walk to local coffee shop Vivace for a espresso and delicious pastries. We walk a block or two over to Volunteer Park and relax in the grass amongst other Capitol Hill patrons looking to escape the hustle. Next, brunch at our favorite vegetarian restaurant Cafe Flora before heading to a trunk show at Glasswing at Melrose Market. Maybe a little siesta before heading to one of our favorite bars Montana for a Moscow Mule made with Rachel’s local ginger beer. Grab a bite at In the Bowl vegan thai restaurant and set off to see our friend Garrett Vance’s band Night Cadet at some venue on Capitol Hill. To cap it off, we would go to Pony to dance until closing to the tracks our employee/ favorite DJ kkost (Kyle Kostrzewa) would be spinning. 

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Duffy's



There is an old wives' tale that goes something like: put beer in your hair and the malt, barley and hops will make it shinier and healthier than ever before. Duffy's products puts a modern spin on it, using beer from Seattle's Elysian Brewery to make shampoo and conditioner. 

Why Seattle? What was it that drew you to the city / what has kept you there?
Both of us were drawn to Seattle because of its music culture. The beauty here sucks you in too… every time we fly somewhere else it looks lackluster compared to the breathtaking views and lush green landscapes we’re used to. We’re also huge foodies and severe coffee addicts and there is no shortage of either here. As far as starting/running a business, we’ve grown to love how much Seattle fosters those with an entrepreneurial mindset. We began selling Duffy’s at local farmers’ markets in Ballard & Fremont…not many cities have those kinds of grass roots venues so readily available.


Can you share some of your favorite things that are happening in Seattle right now?
We just checked out the Georgetown Carnival last weekend. So many cool things happening in that neighborhood right now! It reminds us of the way Ballard was before it exploded. We had some of the best Mexican food in the city at Fonda La Catrina in Georgetown. It was amazing. 


How do you describe Duffy's?
It gives people a unique alternative to spice up their grooming routine. We’ve revived this age-old wives tale into a fun and sexy product line that has a little more personality and lot more performance than your average shampoo/conditioner.


Tell me more about the Duffy's backstory: what exactly is the old wives' tale about beer and hair?
Back in the 60s and 70s women used to pour straight beer on their hair to add volume and shine. This works great as a short-term solution for dull, drab hair…but we wanted to expand on that. With Duffy’s, we amplify all the benefits beer has for hair while still maintaining that salon quality. We also process out the majority of the alcohol so that your good results don’t end in a dry, pungent mess days later.


Tell us more about how the Elysian Brewery got involved?
We approached several big players in the Seattle brewing scene to gauge who would be interested in working with us. Elysian was enthusiastic from the get-go. They aren’t afraid to get involved in something unique and they’ve been nothing but supportive since day one. Plus their craft brews are complex and delicious! 


What's your go-to brew (for drinking, not hair-washing)?
We're both really excited about the cider scene happening right now. 2 Town’s BrightCider (out of Corvallis, OR) and Seattle Cider Company’s Dry Hard Cider are two of our favorites.  


What's next?
We’re in the R&D stage right now on a beer-based beard wash/conditioner as well as some hops infused styling products. 

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About A Band: Led Zeppelin


When it comes to classic rock, nobody has done it bigger or better than Led Zeppelin. Sure we could all rattle off a list of bands that have stood the test of time, but you’d be hard pressed to name a group as iconic as this one. Beginning in the late '60s under the name The New Yardbirds, the band quickly morphed into the musical powerhouse we know and love today, churning out anthems that still make us raise our lighters into the air. During the decade or so they were active, Led Zeppelin created the standards (and broke a lot of the rules) of modern music, setting the bar for future groups in rock-and-roll, heavy metal, and beyond. Words by Amanda Weatherford





Formed in 1968 in London, England, the group was wailing vocalist Robert Plant, John Paul Jones on the bass and keys, John Bonham railing on the drums, and of course, Jimmy Page killing it on the guitar (what aspiring guitarist hasn’t spent hours locked in their rooms trying to copy his riffs from “Stairway to Heaven”?). Often considered the fathers of modern metal, the foursome took heavy influence from blues and even folk. This unique sound landed them a record deal with Atlantic Records, with whom they released their self-titled debut album in 1969, followed quickly by Led Zeppelin II, and then (no big surprise here) Led Zeppelin III in 1970. Plant generally wrote the band’s lyrics, and Jimmy Page wrote most of their music, creating a string of albums that followed that self-titled trio, all helping to cement the band’s popularity and influence in rock music.

Widely considered one of the most successful bands in history, it’s estimated the group’s record sales are somewhere around 300 million albums worldwide. Each of their nine studio albums placed on the Billboard Top 10 and six reached the #1 spot. Rolling Stone has referred to Jimmy Page as “the pontiff of power riffing” and his legendary solo from “Stairway to Heaven” is commonly lauded as the greatest guitar solo of all time.





During their heyday, Led Zeppelin also (supposedly) took the rock-and-roll lifestyle to new heights. Their record-breaking tours came with a reputation for debauchery and excess. Some have since lamented that the stories of hotel room destruction and venue banishment are exaggerated, but the tales have done nothing but reaffirm the mystique of the group as rock gods. Led Zeppelin continued their legacy of rocking and touring until the group ultimately disbanded in 1980 after the death of drummer, John Bonham.

Every self-respecting audiophile owns at least one Led Zeppelin record, but so does your next door neighbor and probably a few of your former elementary school teachers as well. That’s the beauty of the group, they’re more than just musicians: They’re legends. Let’s be real, just about any Led Zeppelin song that’s playing on your record player is, at least for that moment, the greatest song you’ve ever heard.




Free Led Zeppelin poster! UO exclusive and available in stores one day only, Saturday, July 26th.
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UO DIY: Scrapbooking


After visiting Tulum recently to shoot our newest lookbook, we had so many new Instax photos that we didn't know what to do with all of them. Rather than hang them up, we decided to start a scrapbook/journal hybrid for them, so we could keep all our pics in one spot and also write down some of our favorite memories. Instagram is good but when it comes to keeping track of a bunch of photos, sometimes it's best to go back to a good ol' fashioned notebook. Read on to see what we did!





Organize
If you, like us, take a boatload of photos, you'll want to sit down before scrapbooking to decide which pics you want to include and which pics you're going to shove in a box somewhere. It's also nice to be able to look at everything in front of you before you start working, just so you can make sure you have everything you need. Above were our basic supplies for this project. The notebook we're using to start out is this super fun (and bright!) unruled Leuchtturm journal.

Keep It Simple
It's easy to want to throw five pictures on each page with 30 different artistic touches, but it usually (not all the time!) looks better when the clutter is kept to a minimum. (But if you've figured out how to make clutter look amazing, give us a call, because we love glitter and stickers.)





Washi Tape
We love washi tape for scrapbooking because 1) it's adorable and 2) it's the easiest way to adhere pictures. You don't even have to worry about doing the roll of tape on the back because it looks perfect taped right on the front. We're also pretty lazy when it comes to crafting, so it's nice to have something that's so versatile and easy to use.

Stamps
Obviously stamps are a great way to add some excitement onto your scrapbook pages. You can get literally anything on a stamp these days, which is perfect for those of us less artistically inclined. Can't draw a cat? Stamp it! Boom. Done.





Mixed Media
We liked the idea of mixing in some souvenirs and cards we found, just to round out the whole scrapbook a little bit better. For some of our backgrounds, we bought printed paper in Mexico that we then cut out and taped into the book to give our pages a more colorful background. A pack of beachy playing cards also looked nice mixed in with everything, so we stuck them in there, too.

Stickers
Stickers are THE BEST. You can put them on pictures, use them to stick pictures to the page, and decorate the page with them. It's super easy to go overboard with them. (We maybe went a little overboard. It's fine.) But hey, if you love stickers, there are some giant books of them out there that will let you sticker to your heart's content.





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Summer in the City: Herald Square Coffee Chat

In anticipation of the opening of our newest store in New York City's Herald Square, we chatted over coffee–-and about coffee–-with some of the people bringing the store to life. One of the permanent fixtures in the new shop is Intelligentsia Coffee, sourcing, developing, roasting and delivering the best coffee in the world. Founded in Chicago in 1995, the company works diligently alongside their growers to produce coffees that are unlike any others and exclusive to Intelligentsia. After a successful NYC coffee bar launch in 2013, Intelligentsia will open its second NYC location in Herald Square on June 7, 2014. While we anxiously await Intelligentsia's new coffee bar at Herald Square, we visited its first NYC location at The High Line Hotel.









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UO Beauty: Electric Eyes


Lately, we're all about a bright eye for summer. Since most of us don't have the time (or the inclination) to spend hours globbin' on eye makeup while we're simultaneously sweating our butts off, we asked one of our amazing makeup artists to create a wearable look with a fun pop of color and minimal effort. See our process and recommended products below. Katie



1. Start by using a liner brush to apply the colored eyeshadow of your choosing to just below your lower lashes. We're using a mix of blues here from this bh Cosmetics palette, but any fun shade will work. Make sure to keep the color very close to your lashline - you want a pop of color, not colorful raccoon eyes.

2. To make the color pop even more, you can go even closer to the lashline with a brightly colored eyeliner. We used this Clio Gelspresso liner in "Deep Sea Blue" and "Chic "Navy." Lime Crime also has a liquid eyeliner that comes in some bright colors if you're one of those super talented people who can put on liquid eyeliner without stabbing yourself in the eye.





3. Most of the blue shadows we were using came from the bh Cosmetics Take Brazil eye palette. This is a great, inexpensive option if you're looking to experiment with bolder eye colors.

4. Priming your eye area with concealer will also ensure that the shadow color you choose will stand out against a fully matte background.



5. To give the whole look some extra colorful OOMPH, we layered some bright blue mascara over some regular black mascara. The mascara we used was this bright blue one from TONYMOLY, but Mirabella and NYX also have some good options. (The green Mirabella one in particular is really speaking to me.)



6. Voila, all done! All in all this took about ten minutes to complete and if you're someone who's working your way up to crazier makeup looks, this was subtle enough IRL to wear to the grocery store and not feel like everyone would be staring at you like a monster. Now we're just patiently waiting for the perfect warm day to wear this out.

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Beauty is Boring: Made in Korea

From snail extract to adorable packaging, the beauty products we’re coveting the most right now all happen to hail from Korea. We sent makeup artist and photographer Robin Black of Beauty is Boring a bunch of products from TONYMOLY, The Face Shop, Holika Holika and Peripera to play with and report back. 



Read on for her insider tips and tricks and her how-to for a tangerine dream beauty look using our favorite Korean brands.

About a Girl: Gia Coppola


Gia Coppola, one of our favorite photographers and up-and-coming directors, is making her directorial feature film debut this year with Palo Alto, a movie based on James Franco's book of the same name. Opening in select theaters on May 9, 2014, Palo Alto promises to be a "teen movie for the ages," and the soundtrack features new music from Blood Orange's Devonté Hynes (available for preorder on May 23 through Urban Outfitters).



In the midst of all her other projects, Gia also shot our most recent lookbook Summer Blues, and met up with us in her hotel room to chat about Palo Alto, her favorite movies, and James Franco. (And if you're wondering where she finds the time for all this, you're not alone; we're 99% sure she has superhuman abilities.)



For even more on Gia and her recent projects, check out the latest issue of The Travel Almanac, and make sure to read our full feature and interview on the blog.


UO DIY: Flower Crown with Lisa Przystup


Lisa Przystup, a floral designer drawn to the wild over-growths of the countryside, is the talented woman behind James's Daughter Flowers. Her flower crowns can be seen in our recent Stone Cold Fox feature, as well as at Space Ninety 8 this month. Since we're so clearly smitten with her creations, we decided to find out a little more about her and to get some tips for making our very own crowns.
Interview by Katie Gregory





Hey Lisa! How did you get into flower design?
I was working as a freelance writer and I had noticed what seemed to me to be a certifiable trend of lovely, stylish Brooklyn ladies getting into floral design and thought they would be perfect fodder for the New York Magazine’s The Cut’s Style Tribe column. After visiting the designers' studios and interviewing them, I just fell for flowers. I found myself buying cheap bodega flowers and augmenting them with a few precious and expensive stems from Sprout Home. I realized that I actually really enjoyed doing this, and that I wanted to learn more and get better. This past fall I assisted a florist and quietly decided that maybe I would give this a go.

How did you get involved with Space Ninety 8?
I met this lovely crew of super inspirational women when I ended up modeling for Helen Dealtry’s lookbook (a featured Brooklyn designer at Space Ninety 8). These ladies all have studios in Greenpoint in a courtyard that is just so chock full of talent: MCMC Fragrances, Odette, and Bailey Doesn’t Bark all call Dobbin Mews their creative home and they all happen to be featured in Space Ninety 8. These little enclaves are really what make creating in New York so special.

Where do you pull your inspirations?
The wild overgrowth and lines found in nature. The MET. The astounding work of other super talented florists who are light years ahead of me.





How To: Make Your Own Flower Crown

Need:
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Wire cutters (to cut the wire)
- Sharp scissors or flower clippers (to cut the flowers)
- Household scissors (to cut the tape)

Flower crowns are so much fun and really easy to make. You’ll need floral wire and floral tape – you can find this at almost any floral supply store online. I recently found this great twine covered floral wire that is heftier and provides a sturdier base for the blooms.

1. Wrap the wire around your head for size, leaving a little extra length. Clip it and fashion two u-shaped hooks that you can hook together – these can be bent and adjusted to size.

2. Now for the flowers: you’ll want some greens for filler and then a handful (it’s really up to you) of about six different types of blooms of various sizes. You’re going to start by trimming the stems, leaving them about three inches long and making small mini bouquets - grasp a spring of filler and one to two flowers, wrap the stems in the floral tape (leaving three to four extra inches of tape) and set it aside. Repeat varying the blooms and greens – once you have a handful of these mini bouquets you can start attaching them to the crown.

3. Take your first bundle and attach it to the wire crown using the extra tail of tape – wind it tightly and securely. Add your next bundle with the flowers covering the stems of the first set you attached, this way you’ve camouflaged the stems. Repeat. You can fill the whole crown with blooms, leaving the larger ones toward the front of the crown or you can just fill half of the crown. Where you stop is entirely up to you.

For the crowns I made for the Stone Cold Fox shoot I chose not to fill the whole crown with blooms – I liked that the negative space drew more focus to the blooms that were there.

You can mist the crown with water and put it in a Ziploc bag to keep in the refrigerator until it’s ready to wear. The sad reality of flower crowns is that they won’t last long – the flowers have no water, so they pretty much have a shelf life of two to three hours. Cherish them.

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First Look: Teenage


The new documentary Teenage, which opened this weekend in New York City, takes a look at how different youth subcultures scattered across the world and throughout centuries have helped define teenage culture today. Through beautiful, super-8 archive footage paired with the recreations and narrations of four different teens, Teenage creates a vibrant "living collage" of history in a way that no documentary film has done before. (Check out some of our exclusive .gifs from the movie, posted below.) We talked to Matt Wolf, the director of the film, Jon Savage, who wrote Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture, the book that served as the basis of the film, and Executive Producer Jason Schwartzman, about the movie, what they were like as teens, and why adults forget what it feels like to be a rebellious youth. Hazel



How did you all connect to make this movie?

Matt: I read Jon's book and I thought it was very compelling and that it could be a great film. He had just finished the Joy Division film and I had just finished this movie called Wild Combination about Arthur Russell, so we swapped DVDs and started talking. We thought we could work together so we started a sort of Skype relationship. Eventually I went to Wales with a hard-drive of footage and we started the process of etching out what the film could be. 

Jason: I saw Matt's film Wild Combination and I loved it; I remembered watching it many times over the course of a week after it came out. One person I was eager to show it to was this friend of mine, Humberto Leon, who has the store Opening Ceremony. Humberto said that he was friends with Matt Wolf and later [Opening Ceremony] wanted short films for their store opening in Japan, so he hooked Matt and I up and we made one together. It was during the shoot for that that he told me about how he was going to make a movie based on this book by Jon Savage and I was excited about it. 

In terms of how you, Matt and Jon, envisioned the film, did you have a clear idea of what the film would look and feel like? Did you two know from the beginning that you would want to use archival footage and take this in a more artistic direction?

Matt: We could have done a multi-part television series with expert historians and talking heads, but early on we knew we didn't want to do that. I had accumulated about 70 or 80 hours of archival footage at some point while we were piecing together the film. I had a residency at an artists' colony, and everyday I edited a compilation mix of archival footage to contemporary music. That was a really important part of the process for me. It made this "living collage" style we were going for.

Jon: Matt and I discussed early on that we didn't want the film to be from the point of view of adults, we wanted young people's own words. So Matt and I developed a narration where we took quotes from the book or wrote quotes that gave the teenage point of view—how it actually feels to be young. In general, the film is pretty much how we wanted it to be from the start.

Who is the audience for Teenage?

Matt: Teenage, to me, is an art film in a sense. The film is also an incredible music experience. I see the film almost like a record, and the narrations are like the lyrics to the record. You can just sort of sit and experience it without looking at it. I hope fans of music are a fan. And the film isn't really about your typical teenager, it's about the exceptional young people, people who think against the grain. I wish I had seen this film when I was a teenager.

Jon: Me too. Because then you realize you're not alone. 

Jason: I almost wish they would show this in schools because I think it's exciting. Also, I remember Matt came to my house with a rough compilation and narrated it for me in person, and even when he wasn't talking it was beautiful to watch. 

When you were going through all the footage and even watching the film now, was there a certain quote or piece of footage that really stood out to you?

Matt: The thing that was a big break-through for me was the color footage of German swing kids. The story of the German swing kids is the most moving to me because it was the story of how pop culture and politics collide. These young people were smuggling American music and culture as a way of expressing themselves but also as a subversive tactic to resist the Nazi regime. It's so punk. There's also this quote towards the end of the film, from a letter to the editor for Seventeen Magazine, that says, "I love being seventeen. I wish I could stay this age for awhile. Seventeen is that perfect spot between adolescence, which means you're going somewhere, and adulthood which means you're on the downgrade."

Jon: [laughs] I'm totally downgraded! I love the quote, "My world is speedy and they're old." That's from a book called Middletown, which is about this couple who went to a town in the midwest for a year in the 1920s and reported what they found. But, my favorite bit, is the footage of the Chicago swing jamboree in 1938 with 200,000 kids going mental. And it was an integrated audience, which is amazing, because black American music was incredibly important.

Jason: You know what's wild, and it just occurred to me, is that it blows my mind that you [Jon] wrote this book without seeing a lot of this stuff. The book and the movie, they're companion pieces in a way. Jon wrote this book without having seen a lot of it and Matt made that possible. 

Matt: We were really rigorous in making sure that everything in the film is based on historical truths and uncovered history. We based the narration on primary source quotes and based our characters off of real people. That rigor is really important to us as filmmakers and historians. 

Jason: Another great thing about the film is that it doesn't get into all the stuff you already know. These are the people and the stories that seeped through everything.

There was a line in the press release I was really interested in about activism and rebelliousness, and how you point out that adults today sort of forget what it feels like to be a teen. In your opinion, why do you think there's that separation?

Matt: At the core, I think it's that teenagers represent the future because they're going to live in the next era, and that creates a lot of hope and anxiety for adults. They project their fears onto young people and it leads to a desire to control them. But why do adults forget this need for freedom and self-expression and revert to this need to control? I think it's out of fear.

Jon: And also people get beaten down by life, they really do. People get into habits and raising a family. It also depends on temperament. I've always been a guy who's interested in the present and the future. A lot of my work is in the past but when I was a kid I was into stuff that was really cutting edge, which is why I'm excited about the film. You have the everyman histories, the history of the normal people, but when I was a kid I hated the normal people. I never wanted to be normal EVER. With the book and the film I was interested in the exceptional people who make the change. Because, if there's no change there's just entropy and then everything turns to shit. 

Matt: When I was a teen I was a gay activist, and I remember publishing this underground newspaper and dumping it in the middle of my quad and then going to the bathroom and just barfing. I didn't even think about it as brave, it was just this immediate need to express myself. As I get older I think about what people will think of me and I try not to think that way, but with teenagers, they just purely express in a very visceral way.

Jason: I do remember being an adolescent and feeling angry and sad and not knowing why. As you get older, adults need to find a reason for why you feel all these things. I have a daughter now and whenever I meet a parent of an older kid they go, "Just wait 'til she's 13!" And it's like, why the "just wait"?

Jon: It's part of that experience of separating from your parents and joining the world of your peers. 

Matt: When you're young, a lot of the time you're oppressed. I think with this film, it's really about a formative period in history in which young people were facing an unprecedented amount of oppression from their parents and the government. They were really just struggling for basic forms of recognition and to endure these struggles and define yourself under judgmental and high-pressure critique from adult society leads towards revolution.

Spires "Candy Flip"


Spires are your favorite Brooklyn studio bros that were born to make dreamy landscapes for our ears. Jack, Samuel and Ethan are revivalists of both the downer shoegaze days of the '90s, and hypnotic heat of '60s psychedelia on "Candy Flip." (Produced by Connor Hanwick of The Drums, holla!)

As winter approaches, this song is already making us think of next summer's nights!


Candy Flip" b/w "Comic Book" is now available via online retailers such as iTunes and Amazon, as well as a 7" via Insound and on import at Rough Trade UK. —Alex

Interview: Matt Healy from The 1975


Before their show in Philadelphia this past weekend, we sat down with Matt Healy of The 1975 to chat about the internet, how he feels about his blossoming rock star status, and cheesesteaks.
Interview by Katie Gregory



Urban Outfitters: How are you doing?

Matt Healy: Good, thank you. How are you?

UO: I'm great. How has Philly been?
Matt: I like Philly. It kind of reminds me of home. I like it.

UO: Did you like the cheesesteak I saw you having earlier?
Matt: I did. Well, it wasn't the best. We should have got one from – what's it? Jim's or Joe's or some shit.

UO: Oh yeah, Jim's. Where did you end up getting one from?
Matt: Some bullshit place right around here. It's not too bad. I just don't like bad cheesesteak when I'm in Philly.

UO: How often have you guys come here for shows?
Matt: This is our third time. I love it in Philadelphia. It's always a good show. It's our second time at this venue. We supported The Neighbourhood here in June.

UO: And now you're headlining. Is it weird getting all the attention that you have been from the album release? Because I feel like you guys blew up very quickly.
Matt: That’s kinda how it feels. We’ve been together for 10 years, and it is that amazing juxtaposition of everything being quite intense and surreal and also quite nostalgic because we have so much history. I think we’re in a good place because we can really invest in our relationship with one another and we can not panic too much. People are investing in what we do. But all our records were written when people had no idea who we were, so we weren’t harbored with the things like, “Are we being too honest? Are we doing things right? Are we doing things wrong?” It’s kind of like people have embraced exactly what we are, so we don’t have to worry about anything. And all of the things that come along with it. I could talk to you for hours about how it feels.

Especially in the U.K., one of the things I’m quite uncomfortable with, especially amongst young kids, because they’re so enamored with the band, is that I’ve become this kind of weird figure of intellectual desire. And I find that quite uncomfortable, because that album is really quite self-deprecating. It comes from quite a neurotic place, of which I’m not really too comfortable with a lot of the aspects of my personality that I’m discussing in that. To be kind of idolized not even from a sexual perspective by young people, but from an intellectual perspective, it’s a bit weird; I’m not doing this band for any other reason apart from I love making music. But now I feel this kind of peculiar social responsibility based on the fact that the band’s gone bigger and – the internet, man. It’s crazy.

UO: The internet IS crazy. I feel like what’s good, though, is that a lot of younger teens can relate to a lot of your songs.
Matt: I think the thing is, with our band, if we’re talking creatively, we create in the same way that we consume, because we’re a part of a generation – how old are you? 22?

UO: 25.
Matt: Okay, I’m 24, and you know, people of our generation, we’re a bit – I could talk at length about it. I think that we come from a history where, we’re adults now, we can take the internet for what it is. We grew up in an environment where it didn’t necessarily dictate our lives until you kind of acquired an understanding of what a genuine conversation is or what social dialogue actually means. The internet has created this weird kind of faux social dialogue that kind of tricks people into believing they’re connecting with one another. If that is informing the way that young people believe interaction is like, then it’s quite dangerous. This whole, like, following thing – kids kind of act like it’s the sole measure of human worth, like whether you’ve been followed. It’s peculiar and it’s dangerous and I don’t think it’s something that should be endorsed. But! That’s a different issue. What was the actual question you asked me?

UO: You know, now I don’t remember what I actually asked you. We can talk about the internet, though.
Matt: It is interesting, isn’t it? Because like, it’s a weird, weird world, and I think that – I don’t know. It kind of scares me a little bit, because I think that these kids – with bands now as well, there was no accessibility to people like Michael Jackson or Led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones. If you wanted to try to get in touch with them, you and a million other people had to write a letter to a fan club. There wasn’t this immediacy. We live in a world now, not only the music industry but the world, where like, accessibility is paramount, and demand and obtaining something quickly and being accessible to the way that people market things, market their personality and it just dilutes things. Kids don’t understand. Kids think that they want to connect with these celebrities on a personal level, but they actually don’t. Like don’t meet your heroes. The only reason that all these pop stars were pantheons of pop culture was because you didn’t know fuckin’ anything about them. That’s why.

I’ve met David Bowie and people like that, and they’re amazing figures, but they’re amazing people. Just people. And it sounds like such an obvious, naïve thing to say, but you do realize that there’s a lot less illusion now with rock stars and pop stars. We live in a world where you want to know everything about their personal life and you basically can do that. Kids feel entitled to a response. Or kids feel genuinely ostracized when maybe you don’t interact with them. [Laughs] And that’s fucking crazy.

UO: The internet also just gets mean sometimes.
Matt: It just gets mean! If I occasionally dive into Tumblr, these kids have unmonitored free reign to express everything they’re ever thinking, and they shouldn’t be allowed that because the shit that I’ve seen – I’ve seen Tumblrs that have stuff... like it’ll be all your typical Tumblr stuff, really, really romanticized views of youth, like beautiful people smoking with no clothes on, and you know, your typical quote from Miley Cyrus, and then it gets a bit weird.

I saw one .gif, one Tumblr I was on, it was your typical kind of hipster thing, and it was a photo of me, a photo of A$AP Rocky’s grill, some weed, that kind of thing, and then, a photo of something from the holocaust with like, a joke that could only come from someone that just isn’t grown up enough to understand that amount of information. It’s all a bit fucking weird. So the internet scares me. That’s why everything with the band is kind of detached from reality.

UO: Do you have your own Twitter, or do you guys just have a band Twitter?
Matt: I have my own Twitter, but I only use it to try and inform people, and to try and channel all these kids who think that I am who you should be inspired by. And I try and send them to real orators of our time, like Christopher Hitchens, people who were actually saying something that aren’t parts of pop culture.

I love religion, especially from an atheist perspective, and society and science and politics, but I’m a fucking pop star. It’s not my position to inform people of those kinds of things. The only thing I do know is – well, like, it was mental health day the other day, so I just put a tweet up that said, “Be careful about using words like depression.” It’s that kind of thing. I get scared to tweet sometimes because I don’t want people to like… [Trails off]

UO: That’s good, though, because I’m sure whatever you tweet, the kids following you will listen. So if you’re putting out a positive message…
Matt: Yeah, my two objectives are if I can create music without it having a negative effect on anybody else, whether it creates financial gain or whatever, if I can do that and use art to make people slightly more conscientious, then that’s what I’m going to do. I’m not going to become some type of fucking, polemic humanitarian. [Laughs]

UO: You mean you’re not going to be Bono?
Matt: Yeah, I’m not going to be Bono.

UO: Have you noticed a shift in your fanbase after you did that One Direction cover?
Matt: We’ve still got all the same fans! We’ve just gained a lot.

UO: I can imagine you gained a lot of younger fans after that.
Matt: They like, again, say some shit on Twitter to me, that I can not believe. If I had a 14-year-old girl, she would not be saying that shit on the internet!

UO: Yeah, I’ve seen some pretty ridiculous stuff.
Matt: Just things like, “FUCK ME.” It’s fucking crazy.

UO: And it gets worse than “fuck me.”
Matt: It does, it really does. And it’s fucking mental. [Laughs] Like, what do you… you don’t have a clue. There’s a lot of fans like that. That whole world is crazy. But that Harry Styles guy, he’s really sweet, he’s a really nice guy.

UO: Oh yeah? You’ve talked?
Matt: Yeah, well. He texted me. I said, obviously, thank you for tweeting about us to millions of people.

UO: Yeah, like 13 million, right? [Editor's note: Actually around 17 million.]
Matt: Yeah, it’s cool. It’s crazy! [Laughs] I don’t really care... I don’t really care about anything apart from making records. My life now is just a string of surreal situations strung together by me telling people about surreal situations, but you know what? The thing that really inspires me is the fact that kids like our ideas and that’s bleeding into humanity. You see kids at our shows, like you can see when we play their song. And it’s that moment that I care about. That’s what really, really gets to me. We didn’t need any kind of statistical validation to be more proud of our record, because that shit’s been out there since day one. My reality is still kinda making records, and just doing what I do. If I get loads of really cool fashion labels in the process… [Laughs]

UO: That’s always a plus. What’s your ultimate goal with the band?
Matt: I used to think, “Oh, it doesn’t matter, nothing matters,” because people have embraced this, and they’ve embraced it for what it is, so we have no responsibilities, but we do. We have a creative responsibility the same way that bands like Radiohead took it on. Every time they did a record everyone went, “Well, that’s it. That’s the Radiohead record. They’re not going to better that record.” And every time, they did, because it was a distillation of everything that preceded it. It was everything that made it better but it was coming from a modern perspective.

A perfect example of that is Bad by Michael Jackson. I mean, the guy was following up Thriller, so he took it a bit more conceptually, and then created a distillation of everything that preceded it, and I think that’s the only thing we need to do. Stay true to ourselves. Make records that really, really matter, because it’s that feeling, it’s the humanity behind it that people have invested in. So, just do that.



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Interview: Danielle Greco of VFile's 'Out Hear'

VFiles' new show Out Hear has hosts Danielle Greco and Brooklyn Matt meeting up with the coolest musicians around to hang out and take part in their favorite hobbies for the day. I spoke with my homegirl Danielle (aka the most famous bitch to ever come out of Northeast Philadelphia) about her experiences on the show, her love for Playboy and what she looks for in a man. Watch out world, she's out here and ready to take over!
Interview by Ally Mullen

Yo girl! Describe yourself to our readers in rap form!
I'd describe myself as a, "Cutie with a booty, fuxin' with sugar daddies only cause they chewy."

You started from the bottom making store videos, now you're headed to the top with your own VFiles show. On a scale of 1 to 10 how Drake are you feeling right now?
I'm feeling like Drake in the "Started from the Bottom" music video when he is standing in a white MOVING convertible while fake snow is landing on his all white outfit. That's my Drake level right now.

Explain your new show, Out Hear, to us. What's it all about? Why should we watch it?
Out Hear is the music show that has nothing to do with music. It recalls and updates the raw '90s MTV formats and stars Matt and I, who are like your personal Carson Daily and Jenny McCarthy.  We get to know everyone's favorite artists through their hobbies. Out Hear will integrate the worlds of music and fashion, detailing the eccentric style and lives of today’s most popular musical acts.

Who are some of the artists we can expect to see in the upcoming weeks?
We have a great lineup this season with guests including Rat King, Blood Orange, A$AP Ferg and Ssion.

Who would be your dream Out Hear guest and why? 
I HAVE BEEN BEGGING AND PLEADING TO GET INSANE CLOWN POSSE ON THE SHOW. Before even announcing them, I'd probably burst into Justin Bieber mania-type tears. ICP in my mind holds such an importance culturally. They have created a whole world of their own. I'm a huge horrorcore fan and their stage theatrics are actually mind-blowing. I've gone into past jobs with two day old Faygo in my hair.

Did you ever get hit on while filming? Who was it/what line did they use? Did you find love on Out Hear
I'm not going to say anyone hit on me outright, but I will say while filming with A$AP Ferg there may have been an unspoken love connection. The episode quickly turned into mine and Ferg's first date. It was adorable.

What's the most #embarrassing thing that happened on set?
SO MUCH EMBARRASSING STUFF HAPPENS ON SET. During one episode when we were filming with Mykki Blanco where I helped him give fans henna tattoos, the henna needle fell into a gutter drain and our producer stuck gum (CHEWED BY ME) on the edge of a stick to retrieve it while there were kids waiting for henna just staring at us all. I also try to hook the camera guys up with my friends while we are filming. They are real cute! 

In case you missed it: Out Hear Episode 1 with Mykki Blanco and A-Trak!

Tell us about the other host of the show, Matt. What's his deal? How old is he? Is he a male model? Is he single?
Matt has become one of my favorite people. I'm from Northeast Philadelphia and although Matt reps Brooklyn HARD he reminds me of everyone I grew up with. Matt is a total model boy, don't ever get started on his signature hair style! Is Matt single? Well, not after I'm done with him..

Your accent is beautiful but some people don't appreciate it. Do you have any accent haters? What's your response to them? 
I have actually NEVER received backlash about my accent which blows my mind because it's painful. As I was watching the first episode I texted all my friends saying, "OMG, you are all friends with Snookie."

What kind of looks can we expect to see you in for this series? Do you get to dig through the VFiles closet for filming? And if so, what are your favorite VFiles items of clothing to wear? 
All my looks for the show are pieces you can find in the VFILES Shop. In this season I am wearing some of my favorite designers such as Ammerman Schlosberg, Astrid Anderson, & Eckhaus Latta.

Do you get your nails done before each episode? What color/design are they now? 
I have actual meltdowns when I find out I'm filming and I'm missing like, a pinky nail and I'm rocking some sketchy look. My nail artist has like three daughters and a hot bod and I love her. They are long black and pointy now with little red designs; my new vibe is "evil." 

What's the craziest thing that you've ever been asked to do? 
I have this OBSESSION with Playboy and recently I got offered to do a spread for the upcoming Kate Moss issue. Sorry though, guys. Not happening. Also, you can find me in a faux tuffle with Jungle Pussy in the Danny Brown "WitIt" video.

Favorite musician(s) of all time? 
My favorite musician of all time is Trina. She is thee baddest bitch, and surprisingly the SWEETEST one as well.

Coolest"slang" words to be saying right now? 
I don't usually use slang words, I cringe at the word "swag," LOL. I also cringe at guys taking mirror selfies, but that's a whole other story.

What are you being for Halloween?
I actually hate Halloween, but I always tell people that I am going to be something really insane, like an AVATAR. 

Do you believe in ghosts? Ever see one?
I always see ghosts out of the corner of my eye so I casually tell people like, "Oh you have a ghost. What color should I dye my hair?"

What's your ideal first date? 
Yes, I love this question so much. My ideal first date would honestly probably be a hockey game where I can eat, and get drunk and scream. I usually do that on my first dates anyways, but that usually doesn't go over well at the Olive Garden.

Last text you received? 
The last text I received is from a guy I "know" claiming Project Pat is his favorite rapper which I'll probably respond to with, "Adventures in Hollyhood was brilliant."

What's the background of your phone? 
The background on my phone is a Playboy bunny. Like I said before, I am OBSESSED with Playboy.

BE HONEST: What's more important to you at the moment? A guy's looks, personality, or social status?
A guy's social status is the most important thing. I have a strictly "NO JOE SCHMOS" dating policy. If you can't Google your man and you're a hot girl, you're really doing yourself a disservice. Ultimately I'm attracted to successful, hard-working guys. That's hotter to me than some stud living in his parents' guest bedroom. It helps if they shop at VFILES.

Susan Miller's Astrology Zone

Friendly PSA! It's still very early in the month, so if you haven't checked out your monthly horoscope on Astrology Zone yet, you should do it now! Susan Miller is the lady to trust when it comes to horoscopes, especially if you like to plan for the month ahead. She basically needs to be everyone's mentor.

And you probably shouldn't walk outside without knowing what Susan says is in store for you. —Katie

Interview: Thomas Mars of Phoenix


(Photo credit: Arnaud Potier)

Phoenix, that little French band you may have heard about, recently set out on their headlining Fall tour after a big summer of festivals, so we caught up with singer Thomas Mars to ask him what he's looking forward to, his favorite albums, and Kanye's damn croissants.
Interview by Katie Gregory

Hi Thomas! How has the touring been going?

The tour was very stressful in the beginning because we started right away with big shows which we never did before, but it’s been the reward of two years we spent in the studio. It’s just nice to see the world with your friends and play music for people, it’s as basic as that. It’s the best way to travel the world. It’s very gratifying, very nice. I recommend it. [Laughs]

Do you guys like performing more for the big festival crowds, or do you like performing for the smaller, more intimate crowds?
I think on paper we like our own shows better, because there’s just a couple of things that are easier to bring some atmosphere, like some epic nights. Sometimes at a festival you play at daytime, and the attention of the crowd is elsewhere. But festivals also have this power, almost like a poetic, Roman Empire feel, like there’s so many people it’s just a sea of… you know, you never see the end of it. And it has some universal feel to it that is incredible but dangerous at the same time. It’s fascinating.

You said you love traveling for the festivals. Is there a favorite place that you’ve performed?
I think Lollapalooza was one of my favorite festivals this year. The crowd and the skyline. This festival never disappoints. It feels like a festival I could go to as a guest, like in the audience. There are some festivals we play where I could never picture myself attending. [Laughs] But Lollapalooza is one of the few where I really would like to be there.

But sometimes, the best shows, they’re usually not the ones in the big cities, they’re the ones in the middle, or on your way to somewhere, just because those places tend to see less shows, and they’re probably less jaded about shows or something. It’s more unique there. Some places in the U.S., like Salt Lake City, places like that, you wouldn’t bet on them, but then they become the most fun shows.

Since it’s music month here on the blog, can you tell us some albums you’ve been listening to lately?
I’ve been driving more than usual lately and the one CD I put on all the time is What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye, because it’s exactly the length of my trip. More than a collection of songs, it’s one giant song. I think it’s my favorite album, because it’s very complex and the message is so pure. It sounds incredibly modern. It could have been made today and it wouldn’t be surprising. It wouldn’t feel old. What else? We’ve been touring with Mac DeMarco recently, and I really like his music. I love his album.

Do you guys collect records at all?
I have a few, yeah. Between the four of us in the band, we do have a semi-giant collection, but that’s between all four of us. Separately it’s not that impressive. [Laughs]

Do you guys have any rare albums that you can think of?
Yeah, we have… well, there’s one that we bought many, many times. It’s Kill City by Iggy Pop and James Williamson. It’s not that rare, but the vinyl comes in different colors – there’s a pink, there’s a green, I think there’s a transparent one. We have a strange relationship with this record. We had to buy it six or seven times because once it melted in the back of my car, and then things kept happening. I think we lost the precious one. I think the ones we have now are not the super limited edition anymore. [Laughs]

Do you have a favorite musician or band that you’re always in the mood to listen to?
Yes. What could it be? There’s a lot. Anything that I was listening to when I was a teenager, if I hear it anymore it’s very powerful. Anything from Prince or Joy Division or My Bloody Valentine or The Pixies, all these bands I grew up with. If I hear the same guitar or the drum machine that was used on "Little Red Corvette", I can burst into tears. [Laughs] That’s how powerful.

That’s amazing. Do you have a favorite Phoenix song?
No, no. I mean, I have favorites to play live, and it keeps changing, so it’s nice because we change the setlist pretty often. It depends on the mood we’re in. It’s really the only thing we fight for in the band, the setlist.

What’s your favorite song to play at the moment?
It’s one called “The Real Thing.” But it’s also the toughest to play, it’s the one we can mess up the most. And I can mess up the most. That’s why with my friends, it is not their favorite. [Laughs]

And once this tour wraps up, does the band have any new album plans?
No, we don’t. Well, right now we are doing our own tour, which is something we’ve been looking forward to because we mostly played festivals. You can play festivals from April to September, and now we are looking forward to playing our own shows, which starts [this week]. That’s something we’re all really looking forward to.

Okay, and I only have one more question for you. What’s the most common English phrase people ask you to translate into French? Are people always asking for curse words?
No, not that I can think of. But when we speak English, we don’t swear in English, but when we speak French we do swear pretty often, so I think sometimes we have to translate these, but nothing specific.

Have people ever asked you to translate the Kanye line, “Hurry up with my damn croissants”?
No, what is that? It’s a Kanye song? Oh, yeah! We did something with the NME, and they asked us that, but I had no clue it was a Kanye song. They asked us something about “damn croissants,” but I wasn’t sure what they were talking about. [Laughs] I was asked how to translate “cronut” recently.

Can you translate cronut?!
No, I think there’s “cro” in it for croissant, so it’s already in there. I don’t think you can translate it more. [Laughs]

Thanks, Thomas!

UO's Marissa Maximo on Girls I Know NYC

Urban Outfitters' very own Marissa Maximo was recently featured on our favorite bookmarked website, Girls I Know NYC! I don't know about you, but I think it's a pretty perfect pairing—Marissa is one of the coolest girls WE know in the office, so it only makes sense for her to be featured!


Hear Marissa's New York story here and get an outsiders perspective on our super inspirational Director of Brand Relations and Special Projects.

To learn more about Girls I Know, make sure to read our About A Girl(s) feature interview with the site's founder Jen Steele, and her partner in writing, Anna Gray!—Ally

Sky Ferreira Announces Debut Album, 'Night Time, My Time

Recently coming down from the success of last year's Ghost EP (buy it on iTunes!), 21-year-old singer/songwriter Sky Ferreira has been teasing clips from her then untitled debut album (the title has changed like 300 times—she's either stone cold ADHD or simply indecisive) on Instagram, on stage and in tidbits of lyrics on her personal Tumblr. (Look out for the kawaii .gif of her licking the cheeks of DIIV boyfriend Zachary Cole Smith!)

It feels like over the past few years we (as in the internet) were all watching Sky in transit and expected her to takeoff in the way we wanted her to, but since she is a young woman, we should let her find her identity. Let her slip different ones on like dresses, without judgment, until she is comfortable in whatever fits best. I mean, come on; growing up in the public, real time world must be pretty scary.

Now, it feels like her time has finally come and we can't be more proud. Patience is real!

She's gone from MySpace to Ck One to the cover of literally every magazine ever, gaining her a respected crown in the indie music scene. And now, Sky Ferreira is finally releasing her debut album Night Time, My Time via Captiol Records on October 29! 


For more info, head over to Pitchfork to see the tracklisting for the album as well as her future tour dates! —Alex

Judy Gelles: Fourth Grade Project


Right now Judy Gelles portrait series, titled “Fourth Grade Project,” is available for viewing at the Gallery at 543 Urban Outfitters at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia (5000 S. Broad St.). The photos will be on display from September 4 – October 3, Monday-Friday 8-5.

For this project, Gelles spent the last 4 years photographing children of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. To get a sense of their various upbringings, Gelles asked the children the same three questions to see how their answers would differ: With whom do you live? What do you wish for? What do you worry about? These simple questions prove to show a lot more about the childrens' lives than one might think. The entire exhibit is definitely worth a look if you find yourself in the Philadelphia area in the next month. —Katie






Video: A Letter From Fred

Slow news day, so you know what, just watch this video and try not to float away on a sea of your own tears. GOOD LUCK. —Katie
(via Buzzfeed)

The UO Guide To Dreamin'

Dreams: what are they? What do they mean? What do I have to do to make One Direction be in them? These are the questions we ask ourselves. But, have no fear, we've got all the answers to your dream analysis inquiries. Here, we present to you the only guide you'll need for figuring out WTF your dreams are trying to tell you. Kudos to Dream Moods for their dream wisdom! Hazel


The "OMG, I'M BEING CHASED?!" Dream
Whoa, talk about creeptastic? Did you eat BBQ before bed? Oh, that question didn't have anything to do with your dream, I was just wondering. Anyway, if you're being chased in your dream, this means that you sense something, or someone, in your waking existence who/that is threatening you. Maybe it's the bodega dude who caught you shoplifting a pint of Ben & Jerry's that one time or the fact that you've got a weeks worth of work to get done and it's totally haunting you. Maybe you're just a big baby and are afraid of everything? Toughen up, jeeze!

The "Ewww, All My Teeth Are Falling Out!" Dream
So, your bright n' shiny teeth fall out in your dream. Not the best look, right? Well, the theory is that your teeth are representative of your entire appearance and demeanor. So, when you lose your teeth it means you're insecure about how you look to other people. Aw, I thought we were friends? You don't need to be self-conscious around us! Take some selfies, repeat some self-love affirmations, put on some glitter lip-gloss and maybe these toothy nightmares will subside. 

The "AAH, I'm Naked!" Dream
Uh oh, you're not just on Snapchat anymore. Your nudie dream, the one where you're baring it all for your classroom/office/yoga class (ew), is all about you being embarrassed and caught off guard. You're exposing it all literally 'cause you feel emotionally exposed IRL. It's also a totally common dream, so maybe our dreams are telling us that we should all, uh, get naked together? But only if you're really hot. Just sayin'!

The "Falling, FALLING, Faaalling" Dream
So what's up with that dream where you're falling, but not like falling for a boy or some rad song, just physically, dumb-ass falling? It means you're out of control of your life! Maybe you need to cut back on your Cat Marnell lifestyle or stop tweeting every 2 minutes? Chances are, a falling dream probably means you need to stop wearing 6-inch high heel clogs because let's get real, you can't handle them.

The "One Where You're Married to James Franco and You Live On a Beach Where There's a Strawberita-Flavored Waterfall" Dream
WAIT, this isn't real?! Ugh, dreams are the worsttttt.