Thursday, September 27, 2012

The three videos you have to, HAVE TO, watch today.

Because watching little kids dance is the best. 

Jimmy Fallon is the greatest. And this "History of Theme Songs" performance with the cast of his new show "Guys With Kids" is .... I can't even.

Thank GOD the NFL has reached an agreement deal with the official refs. Football was becoming unbearable to watch. But for one last poke of fun at the replacement refs, please watch the parody of Flo Rida's "Whistle".  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

GQ + Gap = A helluva new line of menswear

Gentlemen, wallets at the ready. GQ and Gap are teaming up for an exclusive collection available at select Gap stores starting tomorrow. Your girlfriend will thank you. Or maybe your mom, I'm not here to judge. 

Walk off the Earth + Julia Nunes cover Fun's "Some Nights"

The Courage in Sports Award

If you're from Minnesota, or an avid hockey fan you've heard Jack Jablonski's story. If not, please read on because it's one you should hear. 

On December 30, 2011 Jack was checked from behind during a high school hockey game, causing him to go head first into the boards and leaving him completely paralyzed. He lay completely motionless on the ice.  Jack's dad ran out onto the ice and Jack told him he couldn't move anything. The scariest thing you can hear as a parent, I'm sure. Doctors discovered he had a broken vertebra and a severed spinal cord and told Jack he would never walk or skate again. 

That was nine months ago. Thanks to his unbelievable courage, positive attitude, and determination (seriously, youtube a news clip of this kid, his optimism is unlike anything I've ever seen). Jack basically gave his diagnosis a kind "F you" and has made progress every single day. His latest accomplishments? Standing twenty-two minutes with assistance, playing beach volleyball from his wheelchair with his trainers, walked with the help of machines. He even threw out the first pitch at this last Monday's Twins game. 

His story hit home so hard for me, and I've followed his progress since December. My younger brother (who just graduated high school) played hockey his whole life, and was coincidentally in the same tournament as Jack when the accident happened. That could have easily been him. 

Why am I telling you all of this? In early September, Jack was nominated for CBS's Courage in Sports award and his since made it to the finals. With your help, he just might win, Lord knows he deserves it. Where can you vote? Right here. Please do all you can to spread the word. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The hottest flats in fashion blogger land right now? These silk medallion-print smoking slippers from Joie. I'm seeing them EVERYWHERE. They rake in at $175 so let's all keep our eyes peeled for a cheaper look-alike, hmm?

My favorite Emmy look, and a MUCH cheaper version.

It takes a lot for me to gasp at a dress these days. Everything on award shows is usually pretty been there, done that, isn't it? But this dress. Oh this dress. The color combo, the opposing textures of the top and bottom, the not too fancy but still utterly gorgeous-factor....damn Leslie, you was lookin GOOD.

Photo via: Zimio

So you're damn right I was determined to recreate this dress for less.  Plus it made for a great homework-avoider. 


Yeah, you read me right. 

A little over a year ago, none other than Justin Timberlake himself took ownership stake in the social media site that many of remember in a TOTALLY different light (do yourself a favor and DON'T google your old Myspace. I'm still recovering.) So what's the new and improved MySpace like? Co-investor Tim Vanderhook says, "In a single sentence, it's a social network for the creative community to connect with their fans." Justin Timberlake tweeted out this Vimeo link yesterday, looks pretty legit to me. 

P.S. - the song in the video is "Hearbeat" by JJAMZ.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wiz Khalifa ft. The Weeknd — "Remember You"

The second single off Wiz's forthcoming album, O.N.I.F.C, due out December 4. 

I'm gonna go ahead and say I never saw this coming

You guys. 

The fashion apocalypse is officially here. 

Would you wear it?

photo via: coco & kelley

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