Say goodbye to “French girl” fashion — the newest style trend is “Italian man”


Say goodbye to “French girl” fashion — the newest style trend is “Italian man”

Say goodbye to “French girl” fashion — the newest style trend is “Italian man”

When you think of being fashionable, it’s likely that one of the first words that comes to mind is “French.” “French girl fashion” is the epitome of style; it’s what we all secretly aspire to every time we pull on a pair of jeans in a dressing room. But it looks like the new look to aspire to is no longer French girl, but “Italian man” fashion. Who knew?

So what is Italian man fashion?

You know the look: It’s colored pants, cute leather loafers and no socks, an easy-breezy top, and of course — great accessories. Basically, just channel your inner Roman man, biking through tiny alleyways, looking fly AF. It’s all about quality, great tailoring, great leather. As Vogue describes him:

“He is loyal to local heritage brands, favoring the classic silhouettes and leather goods of Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Prada, yet, he is also a fashion risk-taker.”

Ah yes, you know the look.

Like this guy.

Or him.

Whereas French girl fashion aspires to look as relaxed as possible, yet still put together, Italian man fashion is a little more deliberate.

Here’s some inspo…

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You get the idea. So the only question left is whether or not Italian man fashion will be as elusive  as French girl fashion is to attain without actually going to Paris and living there for a decade before finally getting it.

To nail the French girl look, Lindsey Tramuta writes in Glamour that the there are some things to remember when trying to dress like a Parisian:

“Color isn’t verboten, it should simply be incorporated tastefully into an outfit, usually with accessories; go with what fits your body and skin tone, not what you wish you could be wearing; mix high and low —investment (and durable) items like handbags, shoes, pants, and jackets with more affordable tops and trend-driven add-ons.”

Aside from the minimal color — Italians love going bold — the same can be said of Italian style, too. So go forth and try on as many colored pants as you can, and go easy on the socks. Channel that inner Italian dude.

Catbird released a breathtaking “Transparent”-themed jewelry collection that supports trans rights

Catbird released a breathtaking “Transparent”-themed jewelry collection that supports trans rights

Catbird released a breathtaking “Transparent”-themed jewelry collection that supports trans rights

The new season of Amazon’s Transparent premiered this week, and to celebrate its fourth year, along with transgender rights, beloved Brooklyn brand Catbird launched a Transparent-themed jewelry collection. Even better? Fifty percent of the proceeds from sales will go directly to the National Center for Transgender Equality.

The brand is offering two different Transparent designs: Rings in both sterling silver and 14-karat gold that retail for $240, and a necklace made of sapphires that sells for $560. The rings feature the transgender symbol, and the necklace is actually made to mirror the blue and pink of the flag. Subtle, but gorgeous. And for a good cause.

Transparent creator Jill Soloway told Vogue,

At Transparent, we are proud to be trans. These pieces are subtle and empowering works of art incorporating trans symbology. Wearing them will be a wonderful indicator of allyship and solidarity.”


Soloway should know — she worked closely with Catbird’s founder, Rony Vardi, and creative director Leigh Batnick Plessner, to create the pieces and partner up.

Plessner said of the collaboration, “This collaboration took two years and it was kismet at the beginning — we cried when we got the go-ahead.” She added that she feels super close to the Pfeffermans, the fictional family from the show.


For Vardi, it was about taking a stand and making the brand’s customers proud. She said,

“When you are choosing to spend your money on something that you want but you don’t need, and it’s with us, we want you to know that you have put your resources into a place that is built on kindness and community.”

That is good to know, and the next time someone questions our splurges, we’ll be happy to share the good news.


To launch the pieces, Catbird has hired an all-trans collective to shoot a portrait series featuring the Transparent crew rocking the jewels. The pieces are available now online.

Here’s how Twitter is reacting to Kylie Jenner’s alleged pregnancy

Here’s how Twitter is reacting to Kylie Jenner’s alleged pregnancy

Here’s how Twitter is reacting to Kylie Jenner’s alleged pregnancy

For Kardashian-Jenner fans, the entire world stopped on Friday night when news broke that the youngest Jenner sister might be pregnant. Although she hasn’t confirmed the news yet herself, Twitter is already losing it over Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy news.

The 20-year-old is reportedly having a baby girl with her boyfriend, Travis Scott, although on Saturday, Kris Jenner skirted the issue when asked to confirm the news while attending a fashion show in Milan. “Something happens every day,” she said, referring to the seemingly endless wealth of tabloid news about her family.

Because people can be terrible on Twitter, Kylie was trending well into Saturday morning, with users commenting on the news, speculating about who the father is (Tyga even got in on it, claiming the baby was his), when she’s due, and whether or not the pregnancy was planned.

According to Us Weekly, pregnancy rumors were sparked this week when fans noticed that Kylie wasn’t posting any new pictures of herself on social media.

The same anonymous sources claim that she’s about four months along and is “over the moon” about the pregnancy.

Here are some of the takes on Twitter, because people just can’t help talking about this family:

Tyga when he finds out Kylie Jenner is pregnant with Travis Scott’s child

— Trashvis (@Trashvis) September 22, 2017


— ً (@bieberftdua) September 22, 2017

What if the twist in the alleged Kylie Jenner pregnancy is that she's Kim and Kanye's surrogate for baby no. 3?

— David Onda (@David_Onda) September 22, 2017

Me: i don't care about any Kardashians news.
News: Kylie Jenner is pregnant

— V a p er wa v e (@HoboWaves) September 23, 2017

If Kylie Jenner is pregnant her baby won't even look like her because she doesn't even look like her

— small snail (@teacupbambi) September 23, 2017

Apparently Kylie Jenner is pregnant and honestly I hope I'm the child

— nick tangorra (@nicktangorra) September 22, 2017

Kylie Jenner's possible unborn child is already richer and more famous than I'll ever be

— Tana Mongeau (@tanamongeau) September 22, 2017

TMZ: Kylie Jenner is pregnant with Travis Scott's baby.

— B*tch Problems (@FemaleTexts) September 23, 2017

Kylie Jenner: “WHO TOLD YALL!?”

— sarah (@WakeUpSooner) September 22, 2017

The reactions are obviously all over the place, but as women, the conversation surrounding her pregnancy is sort of hard to take. Speculating about whether the pregnancy was an accident or who the father is, or questioning her age … all of it is pretty tiresome. Of course, the Kardashian-Jenner crew has made being in the public eye a career, but it’s a shame that tearing her down, for whatever reason, was social media’s first reaction.

kylie jenner being announced pregnant before the kuwtk 10 year anniversary…kris jenner works in mysterious ways

— esther (@estheritax) September 22, 2017

Kylie has expressed an interest in having children in the past. And having them young. In a 2015 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she told Caitlyn Jenner that she wanted to have kids by age 25, since she thought 30 was “too late” become a mom.

If the rumors are true, she and her older sister Kim Kardashian West’s baby (reportedly due by surrogate) should be born around the same time. Let’s hope Kylie confirms the news soon herself, though, so Twitter can stop speculating and pregnancy shaming her.


These are the most 6 popular Halloween costumes you can shop on Etsy

These are the most 6 popular Halloween costumes you can shop on Etsy

These are the most 6 popular Halloween costumes you can shop on Etsy

It’s one of our favorite times of year right now. Aside from being Pumpkin Spice Latte season, it’s also getting closer and closer to Halloween. That’s why we’re excited to tell you all about the most popular Halloween costumes you can shop on Etsy right now. The looks below are based on Etsy’s search trends from this year so far, and they run the gamut from vague ~concepts~ to full-on getups.

If you’re looking for something handmade and a little bit offbeat, this list is for you!

Keep scrolling to find the top trending Halloween costumes on Etsy, in case you haven’t started planning yet.

1. Mermaids

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This mermaid yoga outfit puts a clever spin on the mermaid theme, and also makes a super cute and comfy costume. Clever, right?

Get the pants here for about $66 (the top is sold separately for $48).

2. Celestial Patterns


You know we LOVE celestial patterns, and with all the ones Etsy has to offer, you can’t go wrong. If you’ve always wanted to be your very own walking constellation — yes, please — you can opt for this constellation cloak.

Get it here starting at $117.65.

3. Food

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You’ll look spicy and saucy in this pizza-inspired dress!

Get it here for $50.

4. Clowns

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Did someone say “send in the clowns”? And who says clowns have to be creepy? With classic vintage clown costumes like this one, the look is becoming trendy again, at least on Etsy.

Get it here for $28.

5. Handcrafted Classics

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Old standbys always get the job done when it comes to Halloween costumes, from cats to bats to everything in between. For instance, with this cat mask, paws, and tail set, you’ll be the cutest cat on the prowl.

Get it here starting at $12.99.

6. The Non-Costume Costume

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We all know people who wear a tee with some clever phrase on it and use it as their Halloween costume, and these are becoming more and more popular.

Get this T-shirt here for $12.

There you have it — plenty of #halloweeninspo, amirite? Now if you’ll excuse us, we have to get back to looking at Etsy…

A Man Who Believes Homosuality Should Be Illegal Could Be Elected as Alabama’s Next Senator

Roy Moore, a former judge who will likely win Alabama’s Republican nomination in the race for the state’s Senate seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has a history homophobic and racist remarks, including saying that homosuality is an “inherent evil” and referring to races as “reds” and “yellows.”

Cosmopolitan and the Associated Press report that Moore, who is disliked by the Republican establishment, has a history of comments about race and suality that are pretty much just not okay.

Inevitably, #Alabama will elect the worst person possible.
Roy Moore in 2005: ‘Homosual conduct should be illegal’

— Marcus J. Hopkins (@Mjhopkins81) September 23, 2017

Case in point: when talking about the currently divisive political situation in the country, Moore said the U.S. is as divided as it was during the Civil War and that, “We’ve got blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting.”

Um, yikes. As if that weren’t bad enough, the Senate candidate said while presiding over a child custody case in 2002 in which the mother involved was a lesbian, that homosuality is “an inherent evil against which children must be protected.” According to CNN, in 2015, Moore also said that he believed “homosual conduct” should be illegal. He’s also been suspended from the bench for failing to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, and has appeared on a radio show hosted by a pastor who believes in the death penalty for homosuality.

If Moore wins the nomination, he’ll run as the favorite against Democratic nominee Doug Jones. While Trump is endorsing appointed Sen. Luther Strange, he’s backed by many of the president’s supporters who find his similar anti-establishment message appealing.

This man asked Twitter to send his friend birthday presents, and Twitter delivered….with mayonnaise

This man asked Twitter to send his friend birthday presents, and Twitter delivered….with mayonnaise

This man asked Twitter to send his friend birthday presents, and Twitter delivered….with mayonnaise

When it comes to social media, you can reach a lot of people in surprising ways. Or at least, that’s what one Twitter user found out. @RoryMeep asked his followers to send his friend some birthday gifts at the bar and, much like everyone on Twitter, it got a bit out of hand.

Now here’s the thing about Twitter: it’s got everything. From an account dedicated to everything in Jake Gyllenhaal’s life, to everyone’s fire Game of Thrones commentary, you can find just about everything. And now, you can get birthday presents from all over!

But maybe Rory should have trusted the internet a little less.

It started off innocently enough. Rory simply asked for people to send his friend Nick some drinks for his birthday.

This is Nick, and it’s his birthday. We’re at the Bankers Draft spoons in Sheffield, table 67, be generous and send him a Bev on the app xxx

— Rory (@RoryMeep) September 20, 2017

From non-alcoholic beverages to several glasses of milk, the birthday party started a little slow. Not because of anything Rory and his friend did. But rather because the internet was being “cheeky.”

What cheeky fer has sent him a non alcoholic becks

— Rory (@RoryMeep) September 20, 2017

You really think you’re funny don’t you

— Rory (@RoryMeep) September 20, 2017

This is not what we had in mind you sadistic wankers

— Rory (@RoryMeep) September 20, 2017

Now, that’s not to say they didn’t get some great gifts. Someone even sent them a scoop of ice cream!

Someone’s been nice, and we thank you

— Rory (@RoryMeep) September 20, 2017

But then things went off the rails a bit. From fruit drinks to a peas and mayonnaise dinner, the drinks were minimal, but the weird food options were in abundance.

Right this has gone off the rails now Who is doing this what do we do with this

— Rory (@RoryMeep) September 20, 2017

A fruit shoot, milk, and some crispy onions, name a more iconic trio

— Rory (@RoryMeep) September 20, 2017

In the end, it seems as if Rory’s friend did get some drinks. Well, he got a lot of different drinks, but he did get the alcoholic kind as well.

The entire exchange was lovely because it was purely Twitter. Everyone joined in to send Nick “presents,” and there was plenty of humor involved. They sent him food, drinks, and everything in between. We hope that Rory’s friend Nick had a great birthday, especially with his crispy onions and milk!

Mara Wilson shared why she decided to publicly come out as bisual

Mara Wilson shared why she decided to publicly come out as bisual

Mara Wilson shared why she decided to publicly come out as bisual

Coming out isn’t easy for everybody. And Matilda star Mara Wilson is no exception. Recently, in an interview with Lambda Legal deputy digital director Ariel Goldberg, MaraWilson opened up about why she decided to come out.

Last year, following the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, Mara Wilson came out as bisual.

She explained to Goldberg that at the time, she realized had a platform to publicly speak up as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

“I think that if you’re in a place of security and privilege — which I can admit that I am — it’s important for you to [come out],” she said. “I don’t see myself as anybody’s savior, but I’d rather it were me — who can afford therapy and afford this platform — getting harassed for being who I am than a young LGBTQ kid.”

However, Wilson also didn’t think through the ramifications of coming out on the heels of such a sad event. And some people accused her of making the Orlando shooting about herself. Still, she insists she doesn’t regret coming out.

“I often wish that I hadn’t done it then because I got accused of taking advantage of a tragedy for personal attention,” Wilson said. “Now clearly I like attention, but I am not so callous as to make a tragedy about myself, my life and my story. That isn’t what I was going for.”

Wilson also talked about biphobia. And how it stopped her from coming out sooner.

“There’s definitely a stigma [about bisuality],” she said. “One of the reasons I didn’t come out for a very long time was because I grew up hearing that bisual girls were ‘crazy.’ I heard that all the time. I heard that bisual girls were ‘crazy,’ they were greedy, they were selfish and they caused drama. They were the worst. They wanted attention.”

Thankfully, Mara Wilson is speaking out about biphobia now. Hopefully, her words will resonate in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.

This is who Julia Louis-Dreyfus thought was going to win her Emmy for Lead Actress this year

This is who Julia Louis-Dreyfus thought was going to win her Emmy for Lead Actress this year

This is who Julia Louis-Dreyfus thought was going to win her Emmy for Lead Actress this year

We all know that Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her HBO series, Veep, are comedy gold. But just because it’s a great show doesn’t mean that it’s guaranteed to sweep the Emmy awards. Especially with so much formidable competition at this year’s show, like Donald Glover’s Atlanta and Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe’s Master of None.

This time around, Louis-Dreyfus was all but convinced she wouldn’t be leaving with the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

In fact, she thought that equally hilarious Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s Black-ish, was surely the one going home with the trophy.

“Obviously you’re always hoping to win and thinking you’re going to lose. I’m flummoxed by all of it,” Louis-Dreyfus told Entertainment Weekly. “I thought Tracee Ellis Ross was going to win because she deserves to win. She’s so great, and she’s an amazing comedian. So I felt a little guilty winning because I thought maybe she should win.”

The Emmy win marks the sixth time that Louis-Dreyfus won for Lead Actress. At eight awards, she’s tied with Cloris Leachman for most overall Emmy wins. Leachman has taken home Emmys for her roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Malcolm in the Middle, and Raising Hope.

The win is especially poignant for Louis-Dreyfus, given that Veep will end its run after next season.

The decision was an extremely tough one to make, she told EW.

“For a long time, I thought, maybe we should do eight seasons. But then creatively when we were talking about stories, it really felt like there was a finality… It felt inappropriate to go beyond season 7 and I do not want to squander — not squander; squander’s not the right word — I don’t want to f — this up, and I don’t want to wear out our welcome.”

We’ll take as much Veep as we can get.

Selina Meyer for president! Continuity with change!

Melania Trump wore a $1,380 shirt to harvest vegetables from the White House garden — and Twitter had FEELINGS

Melania Trump wore a $1,380 shirt to harvest vegetables from the White House garden — and Twitter had FEELINGS

Melania Trump wore a $1,380 shirt to harvest vegetables from the White House garden — and Twitter had FEELINGS

On Friday, Melania Trump held her first event in the White House garden — and she wore a $1,380 shirt while doing it.

“So it appears @FLOTUS wore this $1,380 @Balmain plaid shirt to today’s garden event,” wrote CNN reporter Kate Bennett on Twitter alongside a photo of Trump at the event and a screenshot of the shirt taken from NET-A-PORTER.

Balmain is a French luxury fashion line and is closely associated with the Kardashians.

While some people chose to poke fun at Trump for wearing designer clothes to harvest and plant vegetables in the dirt, others defended the first lady’s right to wear whatever she wants.

“That’s obscene,” wrote one Twitter user.

While another commented, “that’s more than I make on SocSec for a whole month. She probably won’t wear it again. These people are out of touch with real Americans.”

“I question the morals and wisdom of someone who spends $1K+ on a gardening shirt that looks like something you can buy in Target for < $20,” another user added.

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But not everybody had such critical things to say. Writes one Twitter user in defense of Trump, were “you this outraged when Michelle slopped around in that garden wearing $1,150 Jimmy Choo boots? No, didn’t think so. Freakin’ liberals.”

Of course, this is not the first time Trump’s choice of wardrobe has made headlines or started a controversy.

In August when Trump accompanied her husband to Texas to observe Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, people couldn’t resist commenting on her decision to wear a pair of black stilettos while boarding a helicopter outside the White House.

While some people dragged her, others, like The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, pointed out that what the first lady wears on her feet isn’t really that important of an issue.

“But people weren’t talking about the nuclear missile that Kim Jong Un tested, because Melania Trump apparently did something much worse,” Noah said. “She went to Houston wearing high heels.”

“I don’t know why anyone should care what anyone wears when they’re on their way to help people. Like who cares?” he continued, joking that Pope Francis “looks like he’s going to a P. Diddy party” but doesn’t receive backlash.

“In Melania’s defense, she lives in a permanent disaster zone and that’s what she always wears,” he also quipped.

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A chemist develops a new chemical mixture for a battery that has 21 percent more energy, but is p percent more expensive. If the battery using the new chemical mixture has 10 percent more energy per unit of cost, what is the value of b ?

I’m assuming you actually want p, not b (which isn’t defined). Let’s plug in. 

Say the original battery has 100 units of energy and cost $200. Its “energy per unit of cost” ratio, then, is 100/200 = 0.5. 

This new battery has 21% more energy, so it will have 121 units of energy. If it has 10% more energy per unit of cost, then it has 1.1*0.5 = 0.55 energy per unit of cost. We can use that to solve for p.