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21 Jan 14:28

Hot Slut Of The Day!

by Michael K
KV

fuck yes

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Firas Nasr, the werktivist who led the Queer Dance Party in front of Mike Pence’s house!

For some of us, today is the day when we take our abuelita’s black lace veil, cut a hole in the mouth area to put our bong through and toke, toke, toke away while medicating the feeling of doom and gloom by watching The Golden Girls marathon on Logo. But before you do that, get a massive injection of glittery hotness provided by the WERK For Peace movement.

A group of queer activists gave birth to WERK For Peace in response to the massacre at Pulse in Orlando, FL. Since then, the group has been swaying their asses and dropping it low in the name of peace. And on Wednesday night, they took over the streets near Mike Pence’s rental house in DC and delivered what is probably his nightmare but my dream: a big ole’ hot gay dance party! They chose Mike Pence’s house, because DUH. Firas Nasr, who started WERK For Peace, told the Washington Post that they wanted to send a twerk-filled message to Mike Pence to let him know that the gay community will always be united (even as he sends us to gay conversation camps, and again, bitches, I’ve already called the bottom bunk under Anderson Cooper).

“Dance is so integral to the queer community as a form of self-expression and a form of asserting our power and our beauty and our love for one another, The idea is to leave a mark that Mike Pence will never forget. We want to send a strong message to Pence that we’re a united queer community. We’ve always stood united. There’s always space to dance.”

As they all busted out boiling moves to Madonna and Beyonce songs, they shouted, “Daddy Pence, come dance!” And without further ado, here’s a pucker-inducing clip of Fiery Firas dropping ten hundred tons of hotness while dressed like the glamorous lot lizard version of Mork.

And of course I’m not an anti-gay gay, but if I say I am, will Fiery Firas and his crew of werktivists throw a dance party in front of my house too?

(For Keith, Rachel and B.P.)

Pic: @rg0lds

21 Jan 00:02

Kristen Bell in Rasario at the People’s Choice Awards 2017

by Tom and Lorenzo
KV

it's a no from me sweetie but thank you so much for coming.

“The Good Place” actress Kristen Bell attends the People’s Choice Awards 2017 held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

 

Girl, what is this even?

 

Wow. She looks so pleased with herself. We think that’s the most amazing part of all.

Hang on. No. We got that wrong.

 

The coffee filter boobs are the most amazing thing here.

Wait.

 

Is it the pants? Are they the most amazing thing about all of this? Because they’re pretty damn amazing – for all the wrong reasons.

 

We take it back. Definitely the pleased facial expression. She looks a little delusional.

On the other hand… coffee filter boobs. It’s inarguable.

 

Wait… DEFINITELY the pants.

 

And also the pleased facial expression.

The point is, it’s all horrifying. That garment needs to be dissolved in a vat of acid and she needs to go home and think about her life.

 

 

Style Credits:
Rasario Metallic Jumpsuit with a Bustier Bodice from the Spring 2017 Collection
Eva Fehren Earrings

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Courtesy of Rasario]

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20 Jan 23:52

Britney Spears Opens Up About Meeting Boyfriend Sam Asghari

by Just Jared
KV

they filmed that video in october but OKAY GIRL.

Britney Spears Opens Up About Meeting Boyfriend Sam Asghari

Britney Spears is finally opening up about her rumored boyfriend Sam Asghari!

The 35-year-old entertainer spilled about meeting Sam on the set of her “Slumber Party” video while making an appearance on Amp 103.7′s Fast in the Morning.

“We were waiting and waiting there together for 20 minutes at a time…so we were basically forced to talk to each other. He didn’t really know me as a person…and I have no idea who the hell he is, and we were just talking,” she explained.

Britney said that the duo talked about sushi and shared interests and he gave her his number so that they could make plans.

“I kept his number, and it was so weird because it was like five months later that I found his number in my bag. I was like ‘He was really cute. This guy was really cute!’ so then I called him. He is just a really fun, funny person,” she explained.

We’re so glad Britney seems so happy with Sam!

20 Jan 16:02

Ariana Grande - "Touch It" (52-piece Orchestral Remix)

KV

ywwwaaaaaaaa

Follow up to this post, where only a short clip of the track was included.



Ariana Grande comes to Final Fantasy Brave Exvius for a limited time, which Square Enix is, evidently, very happy about.

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19 Jan 14:20

“All Star” By Smash Mouth But All Notes Are In C

by Stereogum
KV

i'm melting

19 Jan 05:52

Business In the Front, Party In The Back

by Amy Bunch
KV

AMY PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT THE NEW DOGS I DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIS $9 SHIRT

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Happy Friday Everyone! I can't believe another week is done in January. Before we know it this month will be over with.  This weekend is a birthday filled weekend for me. Tomorrow is my dads birthday and then on Sunday is H's birthday. Which if the weather is nice and doesn't snow. We will be going out to brunch with H. To celebrate her birthday. 

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I don't know about you guys but are weather here in Maryland. Has been super weird. One day it's cold out. Then the next day they weather is in the 70's. Like it was yesterday. Today we are going to be in the low 50's out. 

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So therefor I decide to wear my new Flower Pattern Blouse. That I got from Zaful recently to work today. What I love about this shirt is. It looks like your basic 3/4 t-shirt from the front. The back of the shirt on the other hand. Is super fun with it floral pattern. Which make this shirt different and fun. The best part is this shirt is only 9 dollars. 

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Which is an awesome price for a super cute and fun shirt. That you can total dress up or down. For my accessories. I decide to wear two new items that I just got. One is the statement necklace that Ant got me for Christmas. It is a total different piece for what I currently own. With all the different gem in it. 

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To go with the necklace. I add these super cute and fun Fake Opal Elephant Earrings. That I got a few weeks ago from Sammydress. If you know me in person or just from reading my blog. Then you know earring are the one item. I never leave the without wearing.  So I'm always on the hunt to add another fun and unquine pair to my collection. 

So when I saw these Elephant ones. I knew I had to have them. I was going to order these earring on Black Friday but decide to wait. Which I'm happy I did. Since these earring are now under 4 dollars. 

I hope you all have a great weekend and a fun one. 

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HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY!

18 Jan 20:59

CocoRosie – “Smoke ‘Em Out” (Feat. ANOHNI)

by Stereogum
KV

oh hell yes i can't wait to listen to this.

CocoRosie - Smoke Em OutThis morning, art-poppers CocoRosie have joined forces with ANOHNI, another boundary-blurring artist with roots in the mid-'00s freak-folk explosion, on a new protest anthem. In a statement, CocoRosie call their new track "Smoke 'Em Out" "a new song to inspire the weary-disappointed hearts of so many crest-fallen citizens." And while they're working on a new … More »
18 Jan 19:37

Capuano won't attend inauguration

by adamg
KV

good on ya, MCap

US Rep. Michael Capuano tweeted today he's going to be holding office hours in Cambridge on Friday instead:

While I have great respect for the Office of the President and I accept the results of the election, I will not attend the Inaugural.

Instead I am holding an open house at my Cambridge District Office, located at 110 First Street from 8-10 a.m. on Friday the 20th.

So many of you have contacted my office to raise concerns about the future of our great country I wanted the opportunity to hear from you.

One other Massachusetts rep, Katherine Clark, will also not attend.

12 Jan 18:25

Tracee Ellis Ross in Paule Ka at the InStyle Golden Globes After-Party: IN or OUT?

by Tom and Lorenzo
KV

she's killing it in my opinion. adorable but still chic, love the color & fabric and obsessed with the purse. come through tracee!

 

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Miss Tracee, we love you – and we really love your exuberant reaction to your current success, which is charming as hell and clearly deeply sincere, but …

 

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Oh, LADY. We cannot, we’re afraid.

 

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Here are the only points we’ll make: We think this is another example of a possible rising red carpet trend toward more demure dressing. We think the shape can work for her, but those twists are clumsy and hard to pull off. That yellow is a tough color on its own, but you render it in satin and you’re asking for a superhuman feat from your wearer. It’s just way too much for her to pull off.

 

 

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And once again, a quirky bag isn’t the right way to finish a look like this off. She’d have been better off building a more appropriate ensemble around this bag rather than tacking this bag onto a dress that it doesn’t go with.

 

 

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That’s us. But you guys get the final say. Yes, she’s adorable and fun. But does that make a bad dress good? A question for the ages, kittens. Or put more succinctly…

 

Tracee Ellis Ross’ Choir Robes:

IN or OUT?

 

 

 

Style Credits:
Paule Ka Chartreuse Long-Sleeve Satin Gown with Knot Detail from the Resort 2017 Collection
Pasquale Bruni Earrings

[Photo Credit: John Sciulli/Getty Images, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Tony DiMaio/startraksphoto.com]

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12 Jan 01:56

Cate Blanchett in Louis Vuitton at “The Present” Opening Night Party

by Tom and Lorenzo
KV

weird, at certain angles i love it and at others it's really bad

 

Let’s take a break from all the attention-seeking finery of the Golden Globes for a moment and watch a real artist doing real work on the STAGE.

Also, let’s judge what she’s wearing.

 

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Oh, shit. It’s one of those.

 

 

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Here is the real test of us as bitchy fashion bloggers. We hated the other versions of this dress worn by actresses less likely to have us fall all over them in gushing fanboi praise. Can we maintain our objectivity? Our very integrity?

 

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To hell with THAT. We didn’t take any oaths. Objectivity will have to be put off for another day, because we …

 

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Newp. Still not feeling it.

 

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We admit that the gray helps and her insane level of bearing does a lot for it. And to be perfectly accurate, Lorenzo likes it a bit more than Tom does, and has made the attempt to argue its good points (and struggled with it, although he thinks the edginess of it is argument enough), but it’s just … not a great look.

 

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Credit to her, because this venue’s a bit more appropriate for it somehow, since the dress has a slightly intellectual (or if you want to be less kind, overthought) feel to it. Even so, the stylists of the world need to stop pushing it like candy on our ladystars.

 

 

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Style Credits:
Louis Vuitton Embellished Dress with Black Tie from the Spring 2017 Collection

[Photo Credit: Adam Nemser/startraksphoto.com, IMAXTree]

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11 Jan 12:28

Tracee Ellis Ross Ditches the Boho Style for the Golden Globe Awards

by Tom and Lorenzo
KV

i think she looks amazing and those RINGS omg. i'm so happy for her!

It’s virtually impossible for us to critique Miss Tracee’s look, because …

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She’s so damn ridiculously charming, especially after that speech.

 

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In an insular little celebrity-filled world that highly values the pretense of humility even as it places the utmost importance on attention-seeking and awards, you’ve gotta love a gal…

 

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Who loves winning as much as this one does. We salute you, Miss Tracee.

But we’ve still got a few things to say about your choices. Let’s take a scroll.

 

 

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74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Tracee Ellis Ross, Winner, Best Actress - Television Series - Musical or Comedy, at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

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Those damn half-sheer skirts are killing us. We hated Sarah Paulson’s and we don’t like this one much better. Especially since the hem length is so awkward. But we like it overall for being glamorous, sparkly and sexy in a way that didn’t feel overdone or generic. We’d have rec’d some changes (LINING), but we can’t fault the choice too much. We don’t much love the hand jewelry, though. There is such a thing as too much, Miss T.

And while her head styling tends to work with her more Boho choices, we’re not sure this is quite up to the dress. We wonder if she avoids dramatic makeup because her mother is basically the queen-empress of dramatic makeup.

 

 

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Style Credits:
Zuhair Murad Embellished Strapless Dress from the Spring 2016 Couture Collection
Noudar Diamond Rings
L’Dezen by Payal Shah Diamond Ring
Hueb Diamond Ring

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Paul Drinkwater/NBC, IMAXTree]

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03 Jan 22:41

Kirsten Dunst is a Style Amuse-Bouche at the Palm Springs Film Festival

by Tom and Lorenzo
KV

love this

Okay, yes. That title does sound vaguely dirty somehow. We apologize to Miss Kirsten. Allow us to explain.

First, take a scroll:

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We’ve kicked off the New Year in high T Lo style. By being critical bitches. Our first two posts of the year had a range of complaints attached to them. And as we looked over the next few posts in the pipeline, and it dawned on us that our claws were sharper than usual this day (Blame it on the time off over the holiday. What else can a bored cat do but sharpen its claws, darlings?) it occurred to us both that we needed something simple and pretty to break up all the complaining.

We try ever so to take you all on an emotional journey every day, kittens.

Anyway, our point is this: The dress? Pretty! Great color, great shape, lovely details. We especially love the sleeves. The bust could use just a skosh more of a better fit to it and the head styling is completely wrong for it (Sorry, Kiki, but you needed an up do and a heavy eye for this one), but we can’t argue with the quiet glamour of the design. Well done.

Okay, now we can go back to being bitches for the next one.

 

Style Credits:
Custom Ralph & Russo Beaded Button-Front Gown
Chopard Jewelry

[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Emma McIntyre/Getty Images]

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27 Dec 04:33

The Twenty Best Red Carpet Looks of 2016: Part 1

by Tom and Lorenzo
KV

i'm crying at that gucci dress. anne looks great and i still love that mcqueen collection.

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Time to remind yourself that there was pretty to be found on the red carpet of 2016, kittens. But we have to be honest here: We never found it so difficult to put together a “best” red carpet post before. Looking over it all, this was a tired and repetitive year of red carpetry, dominated by overdesigned Frankendresses, sheer black dresses and forced-whimsy dresses bogged down with beading and embroidery. Which isn’t to say there weren’t moments of high style in 2016. Just that the following list was compiled by wading through an astonishing level of dull to just plain bad red carpetry this year. We suppose for that reason alone, we should thank the following for keeping things pretty.

 

20. Anne Hathaway at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Naeem Khan.

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So thank you, Anne Hathaway, for serving up “pregnant Bollywood Liz Taylor” realness, which wasn’t actually a thing that existed before you stepped out in this look. And if this was the kind of site that counted down this sort of thing, this would easily be the most chic and most glamorous celebrity maternity look of the year. And that’s in a year when Marion Cotillard was slinging her babybelly in haute couture. 

 

19. Saoirse Ronan at the 2016 Academy Awards in Calvin Klein Collection.

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And thank you, Saoirse Ronan, for showing the world that, goddammit, there is too such a thing as Irish Chic.

18. Mia Wasikowska at the “Alice Through the Looking Glass” Los Angeles Premiere in Alexander McQueen.

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And thank you to Mia Wasikowska, for getting her hands on this Joan of Arc/Cinderella/Maleficent mashup of a gown before anyone else could, because she and the venue couldn’t be more perfectly suited to it.

17. Jennifer Lawrence at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards in Christian Dior.

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And thank you to Jennifer Lawrence, who wore something deserving of the label “Dior,” which is a rarity for her. It was a controversial look, but we urge you to go look at the huge pile of crap she wore this year (not to mention the huge pile of crap everyone else wore this year) and we think you’ll see how much this stands out for chicness and boldness.

 

 

16. Elle Fanning at the “The Neon Demon” New York Premiere in Gucci.

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And thank you to Elle Fanning, for knowing how to really turn the dials up to 11 on the whole Princess Fantasy schtick, making it seem sophisticated and elegant when so many lesser dress-wearers make it seem silly and juvenile.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, PRPhotos.com INFPhoto.com]

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23 Dec 03:25

2016 Christmas Decorations

by Amy Bunch
KV

just one stocking in the Fireplace room?

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Happy Thursday Everyone! Today I'm show you all a sneak peek inside of my home. To show you some of my Christmas decorations. I have been doing this post every year for the past 6 years. So of course I had to do one again this year. 

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This year I was able to get my whole house decorated in on night. Which that normal doesn't happen. It normal takes me a couple of day to get everything up. This year we our in a new house. Which made my decorating more fun and exciting.   

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Ant and me decide to put are big Christmas tree in the Fireplace room. Which where we put the tree you are able to see if from the front door. Also in the fireplace room. We have are stocking hanging from the mantel. 

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This year we got new stocking. Along with a match tree skirt. Which we went with this cute plaid and white stocking. The tree skirt has the cutest little deer on it.  

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It wouldn't be christmas with out my pink mini christmas tree. Which is showcase in a downstair bathroom. I'm so happy I was able to keep the pink christmas tree tradition alive this year. 

HAVE A GREAT THRUSDAY! 

21 Dec 23:18

sf-looks: Kelsey, 25 “Growing up I was really into 80’s movies....



sf-looks:

Kelsey, 25

“Growing up I was really into 80’s movies. It’s something my mom and I bonded over. I feel like that reflects in almost all of my outfits with at least one article I’m wearing. I feel most comfortable in trousers and high laced boots, and jackets/coats. Some days I feel my strongly femme side, and others I look like the boy you crushed on in high school. Both are equally me.“

Nov 5, 2016 ∙ The Mission
16 Dec 00:54

Merry Björkmas !! + (Bonus Tracks) [Remastered] (1987-1995) - [AAC-M4A]

by björk guðmundsdóttir


AAC-M4A download link: - https://www.mediafire.com/?id65g7qijaeg9be - Merry Björkmas !!
+ (Bonus Tracks)
[Remastered]
(1987-1995)

Tracklist:

01. Jólakötturinn - The Yule Cat - Hvít Er Borg Og Bær (1987)
02. Jólasveinar - Icelandic Christmas Carol - Radio Cassette Compilation - How The Juice Stole Christmas (1995)
03. Jólasveinar - Merry Christmas From Björk - Radio Cassette Compilation (1995)
04. Jólasveinar - Merry Christmas From Björk + Jólasveinar...How The Juice Stole Christmas (1995)
05. Jólakötturinn - The Yule Cat (1987) + Jólasveinar...Merry Christmas From Björk + Jólasveinar...How The Juice Stole Christmas (1995)

jólakötturinn song info: - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule_Cat - http://www.shinybattery.sugarcube.net/specials/jolakurtinn.htm - Jólakötturinn - The Yule Cat - Hvít Er Borg Og Bær (1987) Icelandic lyrics:

Þið kannizt við jólaköttinn 
- sá köttur var griðarstór 
Fólk vissi'ekki hvaðan hann kom 
eða hvert hann fór 

Hann glennti upp glyrnurnar sinar 
glóandi báðar tvær 
Það var ekki heiglum hent 
að horfa í þær 

Kamparnir beittir sem broddar 
upp úr bakinu kryppna há 
og klærnar à loðinni löpp 
var ljótt að sjá 

Því var það, að konurnar kepptust 
við kamba og vefstól og rokk 
og prjónuðu litfagran lepp 
eða lítin sokk 

Þvi kötturinn mátti' ekki koma 
og krækja í börnin smá 
Þau urðu að fásína flík 
þeim fullorðnu hjá 

Og er kveikt var á jólakvöldið 
og kötturin gægðist inn 
stóðu börnin bísperrt og rjóð 
með böggulinn sinn 

Hann veifaði stélinu sterka 
hann stökk og hann klóraði' og blés 
og var ýmist uppi í dal 
eða úti' um nes 

Hann sveimaði, soltinn og grimmur 
í sárköldum jólasnæ 
og vakti í hjörtunum hroll 
á hverjum bæ 

Ef mjálmað var aumlega úti 
var ólukkan samstundis vís 
Allir vissu' að hann veiddi menn 
en vildi ekki mýs 

Hann lagðist á fátæka fólkið 
sem fékk enga nýja spjör 
fyrir jólin - og baslaði og bjó 
við bágust kjör 

Frá því tók hann ætið í einu 
allan þess jólamat 
og át það svo oftast nær sjálft 
ef hann gat 

Því var það, að konurnar kepptust 
við kamba og vefstól og rokk 
og prjónuðu litfagran lepp 
eða lítin sokk 

Sum höfðe fengið svuntu 
og sum höfðu fengið skó 
eða eitthvað, sem þótti þarft 
en þad var nóg 

Þvi kisa máti' engan eta 
sem einhverja flíkina hlaut 
Hún hvæsti þá heldur ljót 
og hljóp á braut 

Hvort enn er hún til, veit ég ekki 
en aum yrði hennar för 
ef allir eignuðust næst 
einhverja spjör 

Þið hafið nú kannske í huga 
að hjálpa, ef þörf verður á 
máske enn finnist einhver börn 
sem ekkert fá 

Máske, að leitin að þeim sem líða 
af ljósskorti heims um ból 
gefi ykkur góðan dag 
og gleðileg jól - English Lyrics:

You know the christmas cat 
- that cat is very large 
We dont know where he came from 
nor where he has gone 

He opened his eyes widely 
glowing both of them 
it was not for cowards 
to look into them 

His hair sharp as needles 
his back was high and bulgy 
and claws on his hairy paw 
were not a pretty sight 

Therefore the women competed 
to rock and sow and spin 
and knitted colorful clothes 
or one little sock 

For the cat could not come 
and get the little children 
they had to get new clothes 
from the grownups 

When christmas eve was lighted 
and the cat looked inside 
the children stood straight and red-cheeked 
with their presents 

He waved his strong tail 
he jumped, scratched and blew 
and was either in the valley 
or out on the headland 

He walked about, hungry and mean 
in hurtfully cold christmas snow 
and kindled the hearts with fear 
in every town 

If outside one heard a weak "meaow" 
then unluck was sure to happen 
all knew he hunted men 
and didnt want mice 

He followed the poorer people 
who didnt get any new clothing 
near christmas - and tried and lived 
in poorest conditions 

From them he took at the same time 
all their christmas food 
and ate them also themselves 
if he could 

Therefore the women competed 
to rock and sow and spin 
and knitted colorful clothes 
or one little sock 

Some had gotten an apron 
and some had got a new shoe 
or anything that was needful 
but that was enough 

For pussy should not eat no-one 
who got some new piece of clothes 
She hissed with her ugly voice 
and ran away 

If she still exists I dont know 
but for nothing would be his trip 
if everybody would get next christmas 
some new rag 

You may want to keep it in mind 
to help if there is need 
for somewhere there might be children 
who get nothing at all 

Mayhaps that looking for those who suffer 
from lack of plentiful lights 
will give you a happy season 
and merry christmas

jólasveinar song info: - http://www.shinybattery.sugarcube.net/specials/jolasv.htm - Jólasveinar - Icelandic Christmas Carol - Radio Cassette Compilation How The Juice Stole Christmas (1995) Icelandic Lyrics:
Jólasveinar ganga um gólf með gildan staf í hendi móðir þeirra sópar gólf og flengir þá með vendi

Upp á stól stendur mín kanna níu nóttum fyrir jól
þá kem ég til manna

Upp á stól stendur mín kanna níu nóttum fyrir jól
þá kem ég til manna

English translation:
Yule-lads tread the floors
with a thick staff in hand
their mother sweeps the floors and spanks them with twigs

On top of a chair my pitcher stands nine nights before Christmas I head towards mankind

On top of a chair my pitcher stands nine nights before Christmas I head towards mankind

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12 Dec 23:02

Chambre De Sucre

by Jon
KV

so cute!

This post is in collaboration with Chambre De Sucre. Samples were provided for shooting and all opinions are my own

The holidays are here! It’s a magical time of sugarplum fairies dancing around all the special treats the season has to offer. To kick off the celebration, I collaborated with Chambre De Sucre, a fantastic small company that offers gourmet artisanal sugars, teas, and gifts. I created a little “marshmallow winter” themed tablescape to highlight some of my favorite Chambre De Sucre products. Let’s dive in!

First up, these yummy looking macaron “Limoge” Trinket boxes are the perfect stocking stuffer. They can hold jewelry, small keepsakes, and even some of Chambre De Sucre’s famous rainbow sugar! (You never know when you’ll need that sugar fix!)

Speaking of sugar fixes, make any tea party that much sweeter by adding some happy face Smile sugar balls or these sugar hearts. Chambre De Sucre also has an incredible selection of curated teas to suit any taste and occasion.

And if you’re going to have tea, then you’ll definitely need a cup cover, and why not an adorable silicone kitty one?! To carry the kitty theme even further, they actually also have cute kitty “cup hugger” sugars. They have a little notch that “hugs” the cup, so your sugar is right there at the ready! They come in several colors too!

Check out the entire Chambre De Sucre collection via their website here.

Give them a follow on Instagram for more sugar/tea goodness as well!

Styling and photography by Jonathan Lo + J3 Productions for Happy Mundane

11 Dec 21:42

Ina, 26

“I like to wear lots of color, lace and rebel. Every time you dress up, you got to think about a revolution of some kind.”

18 November 2016, Kasarmitori

09 Dec 22:45

On the Street…French Chic, Paris

by The Sartorialist
KV

Christal?

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08 Dec 23:12

Issa Rae is The Right Gal for the Dress at THR’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast

by Tom and Lorenzo
KV

cute! and i really like the first few episodes i've seen of insecure!

“Insecure” star Issa Rae attends The Hollywood Reporter’s 2016 Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles at Milk Studios in Hollywood, California.

 

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emma-stone-thr-women-entertainment-breakfast-2016-red-carpet-fashion-giambattista-valli-tom-lorenzo-site-4We picked these shots because we LUV HUH and because we thought the whole look was amazingly cute. But upon further inspection, we’re gonna go ahead and say most of the charms of this look rest entirely on her. That dress would look awkward on a whole lot of other ladies. The sleeve/shoulder combo is tough to pull off (because it’s kind of ugly, to be honest) and the skirt could do with a good 4 to 6 inches taken of the hem.

But the head styling is TO DIE FOR. She looks gorgeous from the neck up.
 

Style Credits:
Ellery Printed Dress with Cutouts from the Resort 2017 Collection

[Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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08 Dec 22:47

Kelly Rowland at the “Office Christmas Party” LA Premiere: IN or OUT?

by Tom and Lorenzo
KV

don't love the trim / length of it but overall very beautiful. i'm talking about her hair and the dress.

 

We’re pretty sure we already know which way we’d vote but take a good look and consider, kittens.

 

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Our first thought was “Wow! What a boldly colored, Boho Queen Diva of a dress! So unique!” But then we had a whole bunch of other thoughts after that. Thoughts like, “Boy, that sure is a lot of fabric.” and “Oof. Could’ve done without the white trim on the hem.” and also ” Those shoulders sure aren’t flattering.” as well as “I’m really starting to hate those sleeves somewhat passionately.” not to mention “The longer I stare at the skirt, the more my head starts pounding.”

So as you can see, we’re leaning pretty hard in one direction but can’t deny it’s a boldly unique choice for her. And miles better than the last thing we saw her wear. So go ahead and make the call, dolls.

 

Kelly Rowland’s Boho Migraine Dress:

IN or OUT?

 

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Style Credits:
Chloé Multicolored Printed Gown from the Fall 2016 Collection

[Photo Credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images, Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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08 Dec 18:40

Monthly Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole

by Amy Bunch
KV

"They didn't have chopped pecans so I used whole pecans" I WOULD NOT PUT IT PAST AMY TO DO THIS lmao girl those are not chopped.

Monthly Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

4 c. mashed yams (about 4-5 large yams, peeled, quartered, and boiled until tender)
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg

Directions

Put ingredients in a large bowl. Blend together with a mixer or beaters and put in a greased casserole dish (approx. 9" x 13").

Topping: Ingredients
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Direction

Mix and drop spoonfuls on top of yams. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. These are simply divine.

Monthly Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole

Hello Everyone. I'm back with another monthly recipe. Today I'm sharing how to make sweet potato casserole. This dish is a family tradition to have at Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. The best part is it so easy to make. Plus you can make it the day before the big day and put it in your fridge. 

So therefor the next day all you have to do is pop it in to the oven. I have gotten told by a lot of friends. That this dish is more like an dessert then a side dish. Over all everyone I have made this dish for. Loves it.  I will be making it again in a few weeks for Christmas. 

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!

 

18 Nov 15:41

Britney Spears – “Slumber Party” (Feat. Tinashe) Video

by Stereogum
KV

:3

Britney Spears - Slumber Party videoThis past summer, OG teenpop queen Britney Spears returned with her Glory album. And this past week, Spears released a new version of the bubbling album track "Slumber Party" that featured spacey R&B star Tinashe. Today, she unveiled the glossy, sexed-up "Slumber Party" video, which takes place at one of those big, mysterious Eyes … More »
26 Oct 21:44

It’s All In the Details…

by Erin Gates
KV

i'd live here!!

I cam across this incredible Parisian real estate/ renovation and design site A+B Kasha and fell MADLY, MADLY in love with everything I saw. Of course, as with most things, the French just do it better. And that goes for architecture too. Don’t get me wrong, a love a good, old New England Greek Revival- but the details found in the old apartment buildings in Paris are hard to beat. And I adore seeing a development company like this really celebrating all the gorgeous historical millwork, hardware and small accents that really make these spaces works of art. And seeing them empty and pristine like this just shows how much potential is there for decorating!

Get ready to SQUEAL.

Look at all that detailed crown and millwork. And the FLOOR! And windows. And the LIGHT! The light in Paris is just special.
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Not too shabby.

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Again with the light! It’s almost absurd how special it is!

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Nothing to see here, just the cutest damn doorway out to a spectacular balcony with insane ironwork. No biggie.

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*speechless*

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Can you not picture yourself making a morning coffee here? With a warm croissant? And soft jazz playing? I’m gonna go cry now…

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This old mirror and stone tub brilliantly salvaged and look extra special against the freshly renovated bathroom.

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STOP IT WITH THAT FLOOR!!!!

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NO stop I’m dying!

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This makes me want to weep it’s so beautiful.

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Even with light switches in a hallway are perfection.

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Okay, I found something I don’t like- that weird island with the half wall. Not my cup of tea. But notice the sliding doors that can shut the kitchen off from the living room.  I think it’s nice to have things separated sometimes- I’m thinking we’re going to go back to that after all this HGTV “open floorplan” business.

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Okay, not check out these built ins- looks like a fully paneled wall– but just kidding, it’s a TV and an insane amount of storage! GENIUS!

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Let’s all have a moment of silence for what might be the most stunning living area I’ve ever seen.

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Confirmed, this is the best ever. Of all the things.

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I am honestly having heart palpitations looking at these pictures.

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The simplest, most stunning kitchen vignette. Also, who has one of these stoves? they are so gorgeous but can you actually cook in the ovens? A friend wants to know….

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Oh wait, more of that #mostperfectapartmentever.

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What a dump.

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I can feel the soft breezes and hear the sounds of the street below just looking at this! They just don’t build them like this anymore folks!

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The brilliance is in the smallest of doorknobs and daintiest of trims…

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Before you go click on their site to see EVEN MORE images like this and beyond be sure you have the next hour free to do so because holy design rabbit hole folks, it sucks you in!

Now, it’s almost impossible to authentically replicate this look in a home that isn’t really old and also IN PARIS,  but there are ways you can get a little bit of this feeling stateside.

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Ralph Lauren Tibetan Jasmine // Antique Marble Mantel // Chevron Flooring // Millwork // Vintage Sconces // Paris Flea Market Chandelier // Salvaged French Doors // Antique Doorknob

 

 

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24 Oct 11:36

Reasons to Let This Dog In

by Kelly Conaboy
KV

uggggh sweet friennnnd (click through for video)

Not ranked, necessarily.

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  • He’s a very good boy.
  • He’s trying the handle.
  • He’s been inside before and knows the lay of the land, you won’t have to explain it to him.
  • He’s ringing the buzzer.
  • He’s OK with waiting patiently if that is what will get results.
  • He just wants to come inside.
  • He is your friend.
  • He doesn’t mean to be annoying but he’s ringing the buzzer more now, in case you didn’t hear it the first time, or maybe it’s broken where you are.
  • If you let him in he is going to be on his best behavior.
  • Got a big doggy head.
  • Not sure how much time has passed but in this scene it’s snowing.
  • He has a warm body and a kind heart.
  • He would really like to come inside.
  • He loves you.
  • The handle has worked in the past and there is no reason it shouldn’t work now.
  • Hello? Please.
Via Arbroath

Reasons to Let This Dog In was originally published in The Hairpin on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

22 Oct 01:10

Kero Kero Bonito’s Radical Positivity Pop

by Stereogum
KV

fun!

kkbleadimage2Appropriately enough, Kero Kero Bonito got their start on the internet. In 2013, school friends Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled posted an advertisement on an ex-pat message board in hopes of finding a Japanese singer in London who wanted to be in a band. They met their match in Sarah Perry, then a fellow university … More »
21 Oct 22:02

Lady Gaga: Madonna and I are very different

KV

:eyeroll:



Madonna and I are very different, just saying...I wouldn't make that comparison at all. I don't mean to disrespect Madonna. You know, she's a nice lady (lol) and she's had a fantastic huge career, she's the biggest pop star of all time. But (Gaga's voice cracks) I play a lot of instruments, I write all my own music, I spent hours and hours a day in the studio, I'm a producer, I'm a writer. What I do is different.

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That's cool, Madonna doesn't play a lot of instruments but she does everything else Gaga stated, and more. Just saying
21 Oct 19:54

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