There are a lot of tearful and sad news this week. Don’t forget, we post all the must-reads of the week here every Friday. Be sure to check back next week.
Amanda Todd, Aéropostale and Stomp Out Bullying
Recently, 15-year-old Amanda Todd posted a YouTube video with her own story about bullying and just last Wednesday killed herself. Bullying and cyberbullying is nothing new, and awareness is the only thing many can do to prevent tragedies like this from happening again.
Our friends over at Aéropostale are working with STOMP Out Bullying, a national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization, to help drive awareness. Aéropostale has created 750,000 anti-bullying bracelets, free in stores across the US and Canada, to send out the message— “Stop the Drama, End the Hate, STOMP Out Bullying.” For more, visit STOMP Out Bullying.
Grooms Seeing Their Brides For The First Time
This is one of the sweetest things we’ve seen in awhile. :)
Parks and Plaid
Can we invent a new “Rule” that says if you can think of it, there’s a Tumblr about it? There’s a Parks and Plaid tumblr keeping track of all the plaid on the seen on Parks and Rec. Check it out here.
The Race Debate
The race debate continues at The Genteel and College Fashion, after all the criticism towards Victoria’s Secret for their “Go East” line (read more about it at one of our favorite blogs, Racialicious) and Dolce and Gabanna’s black figurine earrings.
Justin’s “Beauty and a Beat” Hoax
Earlier this week, everyone was talking about Justin Bieber’s stolen laptop, which led to a sleu of tweets like this
by bloggers everywhere. It just so happens that it was all a stunt for Justin’s new music video “Beauty and a Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj (and yes it’s true— there’s an awkward grind in the video too). See the video here.
Why Is It Still An Issue For Women To Be Pretty AND Competent?
Refinery 29 asks why when Vogue ran a spread on Democratic National Committee chairperson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the magazine received such negative feedback over Schultz’s clothes, hair and makeup.
Lana Del Rey’s Ride Video
Have time to spare? Lana’s latest video “Ride” is like a 10 minute long Levi’s commercial— the sultry singer manages to do just about anything and make it look cool (except the Indian headdress). The video’s a must-see for fans, but a little warning— lots of adult topics are seen. Watch it here.
Karl Lagerfeld Talks About Anorexia
Just recently, Karl Lagerfeld put his foot in his mouth by saying “nobody works with anorexic girls, that’s nothing to do with fashion” — because, you know, people who suffer from anorexia love to be vocal about their disorder.
Alexa Chung Doesn’t Want To Be Your Thinspo
On a similar topic topic, Alexa Chung says in a new interview that “just because I exist in this shape doesn’t mean that I’m like advocating [thinspo].” She goes on to talk about the culture of hatred and being judgmental about people you don’t even know (which we’ve personally experienced quite a bit just by posting photos of ladies and guys on Facebook). Read the rest of her interview where she talks about her struggle with body image here.
Image via Lana Del Rey’s Ride