Carousel: Week Ending 19th February 2010

Marie Antoinette

Welcome to Friday! Here are some yummies for you…

Casting Agent James Scully Can Open a Magazine and Tell You Which Models Are Taking Drugs or Throwing Up. Excuse the sensationalist title…

“It’s really sad to look at a room of 16-year-old girls who watch Lara Stone walk into a room and they all look at her and say, ‘That’s who I want to be,’ and Lara Stone looks at them and says, ‘I feel terrible about myself.'”

Cult of the Living Doll in Tokyo.

The Last Days of Gadjo Disko — Angel’s party in Austin, Texas. I was meant to go last year when I was in town for SXSW, but unfortunately I was unable to get there. Booooo! So sad I missed it. But the pictures sure are beautiful…

“Austin tends to be a little uptight sometimes in its party style. You know, everybody’s a little too cool to clap for the band. To see them get loose and shake it—like, “ass shaking in the streets” New Orleans-style—was something we tried to promote, and I feel like we managed to do it. … We actively promoted that good- humored, debauchery kind of fun, and discouraged the hipster attitude. It was definitely hands-on, booty-out partying.”

A Vintage Love Story. Awww!

be inspired: the “special problem” of strong women looking for love.

“The View” of What’s In A Name? by Dr. Oz, who I LOVE. Anyway, it is a look into the associations of names, sound symbolism, hidden meanings, etc.!

Museum of Modern Tweets is so funny!

SnagFilms shows documentaries, online, for nothin’. If you’re in the U.S.A you have to watch Girls Rock! It is SO GOOD. (I think they only have rights to screen it in the States, which is a shame.) But it is a super-powerful documentary about girls, self esteem, taking up physical & emotional space, feminism, & RADICAL SELF LOVE above all else! Plus the soundtrack rules.

I have a lot of time for Coco Rocha.

Experience Parisienne is an experiment by YSL where they send bloggers to Paris to find out what “being a French girl” is all about. It’s a cool project, have a look.

Break Up Bars & Getting Even from Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy. Yum!

“I hate the phrase “Hurt people hurt people.” I understand it. & it ‘makes sense’ but aren’t we all hurt? Don’t we all have “something”? At what point, do you decide that you’re not going to use the master’s tools? At what point do you say, I’ve been hurt, I refuse to inflict pain. I refuse to send more hurt people out into the universe. At what point do you stop the cycle? People do it. It can be done. It’s not a matter of “Your blues ain’t like mine”. We all could point to something big in our lives & say, “This is why I’m mean.” Or “this is why I made you cry because someone made me cry once.” That’s not ok. Never ok. I can’t excuse bad behaviour anymore. I can’t be ok with being hurt because someone (that wasn’t me) hurt you once. No. Nobody deserves it. You didn’t deserve to be hurt. But I sure as hell don’t deserve to pay for the people that hurt you once upon a time.”(Bassey Ikpi)

Puppy Tweets turns your dog into a Twitter hound! Would you buy this faceless, Twitter-compatible dog?

You can watch the entire first episode of How To Make It In America (by the same people as Entourage) at that link. It is so good!!!

Steve Pavlina writes about the benefits of working One Week On, One Week Off. I think I’m going to try this! As a self-employed person — which also means I have to whip myself into shape regularly — I’m always looking for new, more effective ways to manage my time. If I give it a shot, I’ll let you all know how it’s going. He also recently wrote How To Build A Stronger Ego. His character building ideas are great.

How To Throw A Johnny Weir Party: A Stickers and Donuts Tutorial. Hahah. Fantastic.

Learn to ask better questions from Harvard Business Review.

How Laughter Works.

10 places women want to be touched! Cute.

I am a little bit obsessed with The Daily Beast’s Tweet Sheet.

How To Live 100 Years from TIME. Who wouldn’t want to know this?!

Lauren sent me a link to this Be Stupid campaign by Diesel. I am a fan of this campaign! “Smart critiques. Stupid creates.” Word up.

But I don’t want to be an alpha-male! from MetaFilter.

& further to that, Why “Nice Guys” are often such LOSERS.

30 bizarre examples of defacing money!!! So brilliant. I like the Donnie Darko rabbit… Kiss is good too.

Rare photos of famous people. Thanks for the link, Vixxie!

So… I went backstage at Betsey Johnson on Sunday night, & interviewed a hairdresser, a manicurist & Betsey herself! The interviews are pretty short, & unfortunately I didn’t have much time with Betsey. Her publicist was like, “ONE QUESTION” but I snuck in another one, & we were all in a rush because I was the last interviewer before the show started! I think what you see below are my first few times interviewing someone on camera?! Anyway, hope you like ’em!

Can this be my life?!Found via Coilhouse.

“So at the end of this day, we give thanks / For being betrothed to the unknown.”(John O’Donohue)