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21 Aug 23:12

soprie: Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”. It...


Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.

It is not a riot.

Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)

Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The people of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.

Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.

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21 Aug 23:21

postracialcomments: The young lady that was shot in the head by...


The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department

Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)

(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)

Residents knew it was BS. 

Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”

Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department

Do not let her story go ignored

21 Aug 20:00

Calif. legislature OKs bill allowing birth certificates to reflect same-sex parents

by Staff Reports
CaliforniaSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California legislature on Wednesday approved a bill that would modernize birth certificates to more accurately reflect families in which parents are of the same gender.
21 Aug 21:00

Griffin Vonporkchop Loves to Eat Window Shades



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21 Aug 20:00

ilikelingerie: thelingerieaddict: runningwithelijah: thelinger...


shared for the notes





Fleur of England Heiress Guipure Boudoir Bra & Brief via Journelle

But why is this so expensive??!!! I need to learn to sew…

Incredibly high quality fabrics + ethical manufacturing and labor practices.


21 Aug 21:37

"First you say I am a murderer - an agent in league against you - and now I am a deluded heartsick..."


Want to read this.

“"First you say I am a murderer - an agent in league against you - and now I am a deluded heartsick girl! Pray make up your mind so I can scoff at you with precision!"”

- G. W. Dahlquist - The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (via 49wordbooks)
21 Aug 18:40



21 Aug 19:25


click through for the whole thing



yeah seriously tell us how wizardry’s done in the new world tell me how the wizards from france and spain and britain stamped out the brujos and the medicine men and set up their own schools tell me what the fuck the british raj did to fucking india…
21 Aug 20:20

winneganfake: konstance: protowilson: [x] PERF MY GOD, I...







These are perfect and I need them. 

21 Aug 20:33

oliviatheelf: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Witches and FamiliarsPosted...




Jean Paul Gaultier’s Witches and Familiars
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Please don’t delete the text/sources from this photo!

21 Aug 19:56

bisexualpiratequeen: I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles. 1- I am glorious above all things...


I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
5- NO
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

21 Aug 19:10





21 Aug 20:04

Day 27: They have finally accepted me as one of their own. No...

Day 27: They have finally accepted me as one of their own. No one suspects a thing.

21 Aug 18:36

Sea Plankton Found Living on Outside of Space Station, Russians Say

The human crew aboard the International Space Station may not be the only group of living creatures hurtling through space: microscopic sea plankton could also be hitching a ride. Vladimir Solovyev, the official overseeing Russia’s ISS segment, reported on Tuesday that traces of terrestrial sea plankton were on the spacecraft’s exterior, according to the ITAR-TASS news agency. “Results of the experiment are absolutely unique. We have found traces of sea plankton and microscopic partic
21 Aug 17:00

Someone on Capitol Hill making transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles

by Staff Reports
us-capitolWASHINGTON -- An anonymous user with an IP address originating from the U.S. House of Representatives has repeatedly made edits to Wikipedia articles on topics related to the transgender community. Business Insider reports that the edits generally are critical of transgender individuals, and other users have called the changes "hate speech."
21 Aug 19:35

Federal judge strikes down Florida same-sex marriage ban, ruling stayed

by Associated Press
FloridaTALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled Thursday that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in 2008 violates the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection...
21 Aug 15:56

Big Up HK

by stylebubble

I make a bit of a mockery of my Hong Kong identity card (in addition to being a British citizen, I also have right of abode in Hong Kong).  It sits in my drawer gathering dust in its plastic cover whilst I barely visit Hong Kong unless it’s for work purposes or I need to go back, to swipe my card through, let the authorities know that I’m still alive and thus carry on this charade of being a Hong Kong citizen.  It remains symbolically important to my parents that I have some sort of tenuous legal link to Hong Kong and so in my drawer it remains, with my barely 18 year old mug shot grimacing back at me.

I’ll be making a very short trip back to Hong Kong tomorrow before we then embark on a family trip to Tokyo together (I’ll regale you all later with the tantrums, the culture gaffes and the LOLz moments when six Lau family members get together).  My own ties to Hong Kong becomes more tenuous as the years go by and it’s exacerbated when people quiz me about what’s going on fashion wise.  In the past I’ve shrugged and my eyebrows furrowed – I don’t normally have a bleeding clue.

Thankfully, I can finally put some names out there and cheerlead my distant motherland as it were.  Strangely they both share similar aesthetics but in a teensy tiny island region where there are only a handful of fashion designers, there’s definitely strength in numbers.  First off is Cynthia Mak.  Her S/S 15 lookbook popped up in my inbox this morning in fact.  She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2010 and spent years since working at the likes of Alexander McQueen, Roksanda Ilincic and Preen before returning to Hong Kong where the obvious fashion routes were at I.T. and Lane Crawford (where else…).  Moving out of the safe zone of fashion buying, she has bravely launched her own label and here’s an early early peek at her S/S 15 collection – all linear lines, negative/positive spaces and strong silhouettes, heavily inspired by Daniel Buren.  It’s a bold start and one that definitely intrigues.  Mak’s savvy as a former fashion buyer puts her in good stead but Hong Kong isn’t the most forgiving of cities when it comes to young designers.  Perhaps a tide of change is on its way.  PMQ, the newly opened a creative hub of studios and shops is certainly one positive step forward.  Having a clutch of designers, who have gained education and experience abroad and riskily starting up back in Hong Kong is another sign that the environment for fashion is becoming less hostile.













I then bring you Jourden.  Anais Mak’s label Jourden was set up in 2012 and has been quickly galvanising its reputation with both international and local tastemakers giving the label lots of love (HK blogger Tina Leung, style icon Hilary Tsui and blogger Denni Elias have worn the brand to name a few).  Balancing masculinity and femininity, Jourden’s starkly dramatic silhouettes are contrasted with a fascination with heavily textured surfaces.  “The Jourden girl is crusty, candid and determined but also introvert at times.  In our times to be proper means very rebellious,” says Mak in her press notes accompanying the AW 14-5 collection.  I don’t know how “crusty” these very exacting clothes are but they definitely crinkle and rustle with a tactile mix of quilted confetti, mohair fun fur and other shimmery synthetics.   Jourden will be going into Opening Ceremony in both New York and Los Angeles for the first time this season, returning to OC’s very first season back in 2002 when Humberto Leon and Carol Lim travelled to Hong Kong to bring wares back to their store.

The reality is there’s a world of difference between the fashion scene in Hong Kong back then and what it is now.  Both Cynthia Mak and Jourden represent something of a new guard in the city and hopefully, with my well preserved ID card, I’ll be able to go back more often to engage with this burgeoning scene as opposed to quietly observing it from afar.


















21 Aug 16:42

"When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization...

"When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization to teach people in rural areas how to read. I was volunteering at a clinic last year, and I saw a child die of Cholera because the mother couldn’t remember the prescription instructions."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

21 Aug 16:45

How Would You Feel if You Were Surprised by a Giant Whale Like This?


excellent reaction

WARNING: Understandable profanity is used in this incredibly startling video.

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Tagged: nature , scary , kayaking , whales , Video
21 Aug 17:00



trying to get out of bed


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Tagged: gifs , hats , critters , hedgehog , hedgehogs
21 Aug 17:10

You Better Stay Out of This Blackbird's Neighborhood!

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Tagged: blackbird , chicks , attack , funny , Video
21 Aug 17:35

It Was a Close Race Between This Guy and a Scooter and his Pet Parrot!

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Tagged: macaw , birds , race , scooter , amazing , Video , parrot
21 Aug 19:00

Dat Look

Dat Look

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Tagged: crazy , frisky , Cats , funny
21 Aug 16:05

thehpalliance: If you use YouTube, you need to know...


If you use YouTube, you need to know this.

You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.

This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.

Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.

Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.

Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.

It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.

If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.

Sign the petition, then spread the word.

21 Aug 18:14

sassy-gay-justice: I’m terrible.


I’m terrible.

21 Aug 15:00

Fake Deals Medium has a story today on the less-than-honest...

by derekguypto

Fake Deals

Medium has a story today on the less-than-honest business practices of discount and outlet stores. An excerpt: 

Despite common belief, outlet clothing never enters a “regular” store and is most likely produced in an entirely different factory than the “regular” clothing. A few months ago I met with some people from Banana Republic Outlet. Banana Republic has a team of people whose sole responsibility is to design and manage production for their outlet stores. Their production team was looking for new ways to diversify their outlet product-line in order to compete with H&M and Zara. It is rumored that these huge retailers have such agile supply-chains that they are able to bring new product to their stores every 2 weeks. While Banana Republic and J.Crew are not trying to compete on price with H&M, their outlet counterparts must. This means that these companies produce lower cost and lower quality clothing specifically for their outlet stores.


TJ Maxx, known for it’s off-price designer labels, finds itself in a similar position. Ever notice that TJ’s will have a surplus of Calvin Klein, or Rachel Roy, or Elie Tahari clothing? This happens when TJ Maxx brokers a licensing deal with one of these brands. In this situation, the brand (ex: Calvin Klein) agrees to let TJ Maxx produce clothing with their label on it in return for a percentage, usually between 5-20% of the wholesale price of the garment. To put this in perspective, in 2012 Calvin Klein reported that “licensed products currently represent slightly over 50% of global retail sales.” At that time, licensing alone accounted for more than $3.8 billion in CK sales.

Licensing can be a great situation for the brand because they do not have to manage sourcing, production, or shipping. TJ Maxx, or the licensee, manages all of the nitty-gritty stuff, and makes the product in their factories at prices that they control. Then, they put the reputable brand label on the clothing and write that company a check. These branded garments end up at discount retailers and consumers buy them thinking that they’ve just scored an awesome Calvin Klein blazer.

You can read the rest of the article here. To figure out which outlet stores are worth visiting, you can read Jesse’s post from four years ago (as far as I know, all those recommendations are still good). He also has a great post on diffusion lines and licensed clothing

21 Aug 15:18

froufroufashionista: Oh La Perla, why must you do this to me?...


Oh La Perla, why must you do this to me? (La Perla/Jean Paul Gaultier collaboration)

21 Aug 19:01

livealiens: #brownamericanproblems



21 Aug 19:18

etsyifyourenasty: Shit’s Fucked: A Positivity Guide

21 Aug 16:53

A Softer World