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Ooh la la! It’s the weekend! I hope you’re making the most of it! I’m wearing a pair of skull-print velvet pants — vintage Betsey of course — & putting together outfits for next week’s Vegas adventure! I can’t wait to see Nubby & Kat & get into some trouble!

In other news, today I burnt TWO packets of microwave popcorn while Worst Cooks In America was playing on television… Pot, kettle? Sheesh!

Okay, here are some links to spice up your weekend…

Love & the smell of burnt popcorn,

This video of Naomi, her husband & their baby in NYC is so cute!

OMG: McDonald’s Does the Right Thing. This is kind of shocking & definitely a step in the right direction…

Here’s a timeline of quirky girls through history from the Huffington Post.

If you’re feeling a little uninspired by your winter wardrobe, have look at the winter remix challenge over at What I Wore!

Here are my most recent posts for ChinaShop: Kate Spade Wants YOU… To Mix Prints! Seriously, so cute. It was a great presentation! & I wrote up my Betsey Johnson fashion show experience at Betsey Johnson Gives Us Betseymania! It was the best best best show of MBNYFW if you ask me!

Cats as fonts made me laugh… I think Dolly would be Wing Dings!

I love Yumna’s photos of Cindy Gallop. It always makes me smile when smart, amazing women collaborate!

On that subject, I am really excited about Betsey’s collaboration with OPI!

I spoke on a panel about building blog community on Wednesday & afterwards I had a chat with a guy called Mikey who runs a blog for PTSD for veterans. I don’t like war — well, who does? — but I support our troops, & I know that PTSD is a big issue for a lot of them. If you have family members or friends who you think could benefit from reading about this, please check out PTSD Survivor Daily, & spread the word. It’s a great blog & Mikey is really helping a lot of people.

I heard about The Rapunzel Project from reading my hairdresser Kristin’s blog. Check it out.

This installation in Copenhagen is fab!

Henry Miller’s Commandments for writing are — of course — totally brilliant. But what else would you expect?!

A fascinating interview with Danielle Steele about her writing process & how she stays organised… I love this!

Kris Atomic drew a cute Valentine’s Day gal!

Don’t you think it’s interesting how these problems that used to seem very high school — like, for example, the ending of a friendship — are now, somehow, the domain of adults? Even the journalists at the New York Times are talking about it. I blame social media for making us all so much more connected. In the olden days, you could just avoid people! Twitter, Facebook & email all make that so much more difficult!

Si wrote a great post on how what we want most from others is what we’re not giving ourselves. He’s a smart cookie, that one…

Mike & I watched a documentary on Netflix the other day called You’re Gonna Miss Me, about Roky Erickson, psychedelic rock legend. It was amazing, & the next day I heard about this filming project. Check it out & if you feel moved, please contribute to this very worthy cause!

My buddy John wrote about battling the anxiety beast. He’s another smart cookie!

I love this wallpaper! I would love to do a bathroom in it…

Once upon a time, a young magician wrote to Teller — of Penn & Teller fame — asking for advice. Teller wrote back… & it is glorious.

If you’re interested, you can read a summary of the panel I was on about creating community around your blog!

I don’t often say things like this in public, but Chris Brown is a scumbag. I was sent into a blood-boiling rage when I saw him being celebrated at the Grammys, & even worse is that everyone in that audience had an opportunity to say something about it, but DIDN’T. Now, from Slate: Why Chris Brown Is Even Worse Than You Thought. Ugh. Honestly.

All fashion writers need to read this! So funny & so true!

It’s not a surprise, or anything, but I love this field of 9,000 synchronised lights…

Have you seen these photos of a guy playing catch with dogs underwater?! So funny! I love it!

There’s a super-cool installation at Millenium Park in Chicago & it ends in two days so GO SEE IT!

This is adorbs: Hello Blue Ivy Carter.

OH MY GOODNESS, we all need hidden animal teacups!!!!!

Would you make a lamp out of a book? I think this is cute. My husband thinks it is a fire hazard. This sums us up perfectly!

A church full of LED lights. ‘Nuff said!

So, if you have time, you should watch this entire episode. It is the funniest episode of Saturday Night Live I’ve seen in a really, really long time.

…But if you’re short on time, just watch this: Bein’ Quirky With Zooey Deschanel!


My buddy Isaac in my hometown, WELLINGTON!

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