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THE UGLY DUCKLING
“Like most girls growing up I identified with the ugly duckling waiting for her swan moment. Tragically in these cases, I discovered that the Cinderella transformation never happened overnight- the reflection I saw never changed.” — Sam of Sam is Home from her post The Ugly Duckling.
Our very own Sam, Chictopia user StyleNomad, did a great post on the beauty privilege and being what she calls an ugly duckling. Be sure to read this as we almost missed it ourselves!
KANYE WEST GIVES A SPEECH ABOUT HIS PARIS SHOW
Whenever Kanye West says anything, we imagine him typing expletives, abusing his Macbook Air’s shift keys with ALL CAPS, and a bottle in another hand. But this time all we have is a transcript of a speech he gave after his first fashion show in Paris—and it’s just as good as one of his blog posts or consecutive ALL CAP tweets. He “took out motherf—king loans” to put on his show in Paris. Mmm hmm. Read what he had to say about his debut fashion line.
FOLAKE WINS CHICTOPIA INFLUENTIAL BLOGGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
If you haven’t heard already, Folake of Style Pantry has won the first Chictopia Influential Blogger of the Year Award! We can’t wait to meet her! Check out an interview we did with her on racism in fashion here and an interview with the rest of the nominees here.
WAYS TO SPOT FAKE DESIGNER SHOES
No one wants to be caught wearing fake designer shoes. Make sure it doesn’t happen to you by reading up on the 7 ways to spot fake designer shoes.
HOW TO WEAR LEOPARD LOAFERS
College Fashion did a great “One Item, Four Ways” post on how to wear leopard print loafers cutest pair of flats that every girl needs! If you want to find the best pair of leopard print loafers, you may want to check out these Madee ones from Steve Madden.
THINGS GUYS SHOULD DO FOR THEIR GIRLFRIENDS
Oh, wouldn’t it be nice if your boyfriend bought you a dress to wear for a date night that he planned out? Lovelyish tells us 7 cute things guys should do for their girlfriends, and we hope you guys are reading!
STEVE JOBS DIES AT 56
Last but not least—Steve Jobs. Everyone’s been affected by the death of Apple’s creative genius CEO Steve Jobs who changed the game of technology. While we type this on our Macs, totally iSads, we want to remember Steve for the legacy he brought and left behind. Check out this speech he gave at Stanford on how to live life before death. There’s also been some great posts going around with Steve Job quotes. Share some with us!