Link Love II.

I might make this a weekly thing.

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Doutzen feels really bad about looking this good.

OH SHIT, a global wine shortage may soon be upon us- via The Huffington Post.

You better watch your mouth Kaiser! Karl Lagerfeld’s rude remarks come back and bite him in the derriere- via Huff Post Style.

The Cheerleader Effect explained- via The Cut.

Why husband shopping is so 2012- via Elite Daily.

Reasons to love Ataturk, and to feed my obsession with Turks – via Time.

Supermodel Doutzen Kroes apologizes for being so perfect- via PopSugar.

10 things every girl  woman should know by 25- via Cosmopolitan.

Franca Sozzani’s View’s On Fashion.

Article via Refinery29.

Image via Interview Magazine.

Image via Interview Magazine.

For a person whose job is to edit — editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani doesn’t seem to have much of a filter when it comes to giving interviews. From her quick defense of John Galliano immediately after his meltdown to her blog post about the “disease” of fashion bloggers, Sozzani is at once refreshingly candid and embarrassingly out of touch, which has contributed to such revolutionary moves as EIC of Vogue Italia like acting as ambassador of nonprofit Fashion 4 Development and handpicking Steven Meisel, Tim Walker, and Ellen von Unwerth when they were unknown photographers, as well as publishing those now-infamous “slave earrings.”

Her paradoxical POV was really examined in a recent interview given to Fashion Telegraph. Throughout, she gives some highly quotable opinions about creativity, authenticity, and feminism that are oftentimes genius and sometimes contradictory:

On feminism:
“I think women are sometimes much more clever than men because we are used to doing many things at the same time — mother, maker, boss, wife. But I don’t think that by saying I’m a feminist you change the world. It’s by behaving like a feminist. I want to protect other women who can’t stand up for themselves. But at the same time it seems a lot of women behave stupidly because they only want to get married and have kids and have a rich man and beautiful clothes. These women do not deserve anything from me.”

On the fashion elite:
“There is no man who wants to be with a ridiculous woman. It’s only the fashion crowd. They dress to be portrayed by bloggers and street style [photographers]. It became a fashion to be outrageous. We are not celebrities. We are people who work as a messenger, to fashion and readers. We should not become our stars. And anyway, if you become [a star] it is because of what you do, not because you dress this way or you wear these glasses or you have this bag. That’s not the point.”

On creativity:
“Sometimes, yes, I think I am crazy. Why did I do something like that? But at the same time I do not regret it. When you see that you have made wrong, you just have to go on, to try again. […] I cannot live without dreams. If you have a big dream you can make it. So you have to dream on a big scale. Martin Luther King said that he dreamt one day his kids would be appreciated for their character, their knowledge, not the color of their skin. Forty years later we have a black president. So you have to think and fight for the big things. The dreams should be huge. Of course you can dream to have a bag, but that’s a small dream.”

Hollywood’s Magic Juices.

One of the main reasons why juicing has become so popular is because of the amount of celebrities who have done them. It appears that Hollywood’s hottest use juice cleanses to get red-carpet ready. Here are some of the most popular cleanses and the celebrities who do them

1-)Cooler Cleanse:

–       a three to five detox diet consisting of pressed raw juices.

–       Celebrities who love it: Salma Hayek (who is also a co-founder of this cleanse) Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rachel Zoe, Oprah Winfrey.

2-) Blueprint Cleanse:

–       Three, five, seven or 10 days of organic juices that contain a mixture of raw fruit and vegetables.

–       Celebrities who love it: Blake Lively, Ashley Greene, Olivia Wilde, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bethenny Frankel, Jessica Zohr.

3-) Liquiteria:

–       one, three, five and seven day cleanses made with a method that preserves three times more minerals and vitamins than most other cleanses.

–       Celebrities who love it: Alec Baldwin, Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrel.

4-) Organic Avenue:

–       one, three and five day cleanses all made with organic and kosher ingredients and packaged in reusable bottles.

–       Celebrities who love it: Jennifer Aniston, Katie Holmes, Meg Ryan, Owen Wilson, Jessica Chastain, Michelle Williams, Alicia Silverstone.

5-) Reset Cleanse:

-Three, five and 10 day cleanses plus a post-workout drink.

-Celebrities who love it: Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Camila Alves, Kris Jenner.

6-) The Juice Press Cleanse:

-Three and five day cleanses packed with 100% organic produce.

-Celebrities who love it: Kate Hudson, Renee Zelweger.

7-) Pressed Juicer’s Cleanse:

–       Considered the next level of cleansing since its juices are even more restricting than the ones in all the aforementioned cleanses.

–       Celebrities who love it: Gwyneth Paltrow, Molly Sims.

😎 David Kirsch’s 48-hour detox:

-A two day diet which consists on drinking Kirsch’s fat-burning lemonade four times a day in order to boost your metabolism’s speed.

-Celebrities who love it: Anne Hathaway, Liv Tyler.

9-) The Master Cleanse:

–       The Master cleanse is the most extreme detox diet. Followers subsist on a liquid diet of hot water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper for 10 days.

–       Celebrities who love it: Beyonce (who uses it to slim down for movie roles), Ashton Kutcher, Jared Leto (who lost 60 pounds by doing it), Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Lindsay Lohan.

The Fatal Attraction To Bad Boys.

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We all have that friend, the one who cries incessantly about her no-good boyfriend and yet can’t seem to let go of him. In fact, you probably have been guilty yourself of dating someone who treated you way worse than you deserved, but you wouldn’t call it quits because of his bad boy sex appeal. This leads to the age-old question: why do girls insist on dating bad boys and then act surprised when they treat them like sh*t?

The answer to this question can be divided in two: first, safe is no fun. Second, it is all a matter of ego. Let me elaborate more on both.

Bad boys are risk takers; they keep you on your toes. They are unpredictable, and let’s face it, it’s really excited to be with someone who will always surprise you with his next move. There is no excitement in a guy who treats you like a princess. You expect good behavior all the time and then it just becomes routine and, well, boring.

We tend to appreciate things we have to work hard for a lot more than we appreciate things that come easily to us. Bad boys are always a challenge and we thrive in our conquest of pinning them down. Everyday with him just feels like a huge gamble, which is why the latter rewards feel so good.

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Girls like to talk and girls like drama. If we didn’t date bad boys then we would have no drama to talk about when we go out for drinks with our friends, simple as that. Also, you are more likely to question the success of your relationship if everything is going right than if there is a little drama here and there.

Because of their bad boy nature, these dudes are always willing to go the extra mile for the girl they love. Dating is a game and the bad boy will go all-in to play it, with extra wit and better pick up lines than any nice guy. Movies have taught us to glorify bad boys, and let’s face it, everyone wants a relationship like the ones they see in the movies.

But the sexiest thing about a bad boy is the possibility of changing him into the man we wish he were. Yeah your mom always told you that you should never have to change anyone to be with him, but our egos are trained to thing otherwise. Every girl wants to say that she is the girl who tamed the bad boy. She wants the right to brag about the fact that she was the one who “changed him,” It’s all a matter of ego.

However, never make the mistake of confusing masochism with an attraction to bad boys. Believing you are not worthy of being treated better than the bad boy treats you, or thinking that’s the way you are meant to be treated is a whole different animal than having an attraction to bad boys.

And for those girls who cant break their bad boy habit, always remember that the exact things that make the bad boy sexy are what in the long run will make him a really bad boyfriend.

Adriana Herdan | Elite.

 

Prom With A Touch Of Punk: Met Gala 2013

Last week was the most important night in fashion: The Met Gala. While the invite specifically said the theme was punk, it seems that not everyone followed the theme. However I have curated a gallery of the looks that I considered that best followed the theme while looking fabulous!

Met galaMiley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs

Met Gala 2Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney

met gala 3Anne Hathaway in Valentino (sideboob included)

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My personal favorite: Taylor Swift in J.Mendel.

met gala 5Nicole Richie in Topshop.

Met gala 6Karolina Kurkova in Mary Katrantzou.

met gala 7Of course Lady Madonna would get the punk look right, she actually live it the first time around.

met gala 8Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Burberry.

met gala 9Ginnifer Goodwyn in Tory Burch.

met gala 11Karlie Kloss in Louis Vuitton.

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Jessica Biel in Giambattista Valli.

met gala 15Kelly Osbourne in Marc Jacobs.